Models wore chain-embellished clothes at the Gareth Pugh show in Paris earlier this week, so nail pro Marian Newman for Creative Nail Design extended the look to their nails, too. These hanging chains are the latest in the recent crop of textured nails during 2010′s various fashion weeks. Keep reading to see the shorter “daytime” version of the look. Keep reading »
During New York Fashion Week, we saw a couple of sets of textured nails, and the three-dimensional trend has continued at London Fashion Week. J. Maskrey, known for skin jewelry that’s been worn by celebs ranging from Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett, showed these bauble-covered nails at her fashion show on Sunday. Click through to see a French manicure, 3-D style.
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The ol’ backhand must be getting a little rusty if Serena Williams is training for a second career as a nail tech. The tennis champ recently enrolled in a 240-hour program to become a certified mani-pedi giver. She claims to be launching a new line of nail polish with a company called HairTech. We certainly hope this career switch has nothing to do with her U.S. Open meltdown, but if the former is true, maybe all celebs should devote this kind of energy to their forays into beauty and fashion. [RadarOnline.com] Keep reading »
While I was backstage at New York Fashion Week, I got to chat with Nonie Creme, the founding creative director of Butter London. (In case you’re not familiar, Butter London makes amazing nail polish without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.) Nonie shared an awesome tip for making nails painted at home look professionally manicured. Keep reading »
Minx Nails pretty much cornered the market on metallic nails the minute it burst onto the scene because no polish could compete with its high-shine foil-like quality. But now Dashing Diva, another nail care company, is trying to get a bigger piece of the metallic nail action. For the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2010 fashion show in New York, lead manicurist Patti Yankee created a nail covering that is very similar to Lee Press-On Nails, but soooo much cooler and current. She wanted the nails to be dirty, raw, and gritty to complement the Cushnie et Ochs designs, so she affixed broken glass and black glitter to the chrome nail coverings. Each applique was a little sculpture rising from the models’ hands. The metallic silver added a bit of glamour to the grimy designs. Although I still love simple metal look of Minx, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for these sculptural chrome nails when Dashing Diva mass produces them for the fall, you know, for those dirty/glam occasions. Keep reading »
Minx Nails became a favorite among celebrities and fashionistas for its bold patterns and metallic colors. But now, they’re offering a new line of nail coverings that are great for everyday wear. The Teaser line still has the playful metallic undertones Minx is known for, but also an iridescence that is more subtle. “The color just keeps teasing you depending on the angle, the light, and what you are wearing, and everyone knows we Minxes love a good tease,” said co-founder Janice Jordan in a press release. I had the pleasure of getting a Minx manicure at Fifi International Spa in NYC and chose the Tease Me Black and Red nail coverings. The color did change between red and black, and sometimes it even looked copper. Check out The Frisky’s original video above on how to get Minxed. Keep reading »
We’ve featured a lot of weird manicures here, but these pinking shears nails really take the cake. I’m not sure who created this, er, look, or how they did it, but I can’t say that I would sport it. While the nail appears to have been trimmed with pinking shears, it’s more likely that each jagged spike was cut by hand. Painful? Maybe. While the look sure is, um, different, you wouldn’t want to try and pull up your stockings with these run-making nails. [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
What is it with bloggers and their year-long challenges? Twelve months to thin, cook all of Julia Child‘s recipes, wear the same dress everyday, survive 365 days in Paris. (That last chick is a real nutbag). The latest in blog projects, The Daily Nail, chronicles one woman’s attempt to paint her nails a different way each day for one year.
Lady has got some talent, and we are loving her creations, which are sometimes funny and cheeky, or just downright sexy. Pictured above, a Jackson Pollock-inspired manicure which necessitated no less than nine different polishes. Other designs draw inspiration from random yet cool things like bacon, KISS, Mondrian, and fishnet tights. There are some seriously creative ideas here, if you’re bored with your ho-hum Ballet Slippers and want some new nail art ideas. After the jump, some styles we’d like to try out ourselves! [The Daily Nail] Keep reading »