Posts tagged "nail art"

The Art Of The Manicure

Claire in Brooklyn runs the awesome nail art blog Fngrblstr and does really creative nail art projects. Like this tour through art history via her fingers. We're not really sure how she did it, but Claire's nails are pretty as a picture. [Fngrblstr]…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 24, 2012

Would You Wear … Translucent Nails?

Okay, so I'll admit, I'm not totally sold on these translucent nails, which are being touted in a lot of the Spring 2012 ads. Mostly because they look an awful lot like the fake nails you can buy at the CVS. I mean, I'm not against fake nails at the CVS -- lord knows I've…
By: Julie Gerstein / January 13, 2012

Hot Links: Chic Or Crazy Celeb Nail Art & Michelle Obama Gets Her Own Twitter Feed!

Celebs wear the darndest things on their nails. Click the link for a bunch more in celeb nail art. [theBERRY] Need an end of day laugh? This mugshot slideshow, featuring criminals with bandaged heads, made me laugh out loud for some reason. [TruTV] Got friends who smoke or puff on the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 12, 2012

20 Incredibly Festive Christmas Manicures

Happy Christmas Eve! I fell down an insane nail art rabbit hole and have emerged covered in tinsel, Christmas lights, and gilded snowflakes. People are serious about their nail art, especially around the holidays. Click through for 20 insanely festive Christmas-themed manicures.
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 24, 2011

An At Home Manicure That Just Gels

I love having a manicure, but get bored at the nail salon, so I was thrilled about Red Carpet Manicure's new At-Home Gel Manicure line. The line, which includes a LED light to help set your gel polish, gives you everything you need to do your own gel manicures at home. Why bother with gels?
By: Julie Gerstein / September 20, 2011

Nikki Reed, Your Obsession With Your Fiance Is Freaking Us Out

How much does "Twilight" star Nikki Reed love her fiance, "American Idol" also-ran Paul McDonald? Enough to put his visage on her fingernails. All of them. She wore his face on her fingers to this past weekend's Teen Choice Awards. I imagine that she meant as a sweet gesture, but somehow, it seems kind of…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 9, 2011

Pink Parka Your Paws

Two of my guilty pleasures: pretty personal style blogs and nail polish. Often these two things go together, as I end up discovering nail polish shades I might not have considered upon the manicured hands of chic ladies whose looks I covet. Case in point: for the last few weeks, I have been trying to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 3, 2011

Nail Tattoos: A New Thing You Can Do To Your Nails

Manicures and nail decals are so over. Enter the next big thing: Nail tattoos. Our Philadelphia buddy Jacci, who runs the blog Being Perfect is Hard, hit upon the idea and met up with a local tattoo artist friend recently to get her nails tattooed. She drew a variety of cute and quirky designs and…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 28, 2011

Sephora Will Do Your Nails Now, Too

Need a quick nail pick-me-up? Then head to your nearest Sephora, because soon the cosmetics giant will offer manicures and nail art, via a partnership with XpresSpa, the company that offers quickie manis and pedis in airports. Called Sephora Nail Studio Art+Lacquer Services, the first of the franchises will open up on July 25 i…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2011

Under The Sea

Nail art for Ursula the Sea Witch! Sure, you can't eat, pick up a pencil or text on your phone, but damn, girl, you're a sea witch, you can hire some anemone to do that for you. [Fashion Indie]…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2011

Shattering Our Expectations: An Ode To OPI’s Shatter Nail Polish

OPI’s recently released “Shatter” nail polishes are the new black in the world of manicures. Our initial encounter with them was less than moving. At first we thought, Won't it just look like my polish is peeling off? But the salesperson explained that applying Shatter over two coats of regular nail polish would give a…
By: Kamilah Black / June 24, 2011

Snakeskin Nails: Would You Pay $300 For A Manicure?

You may tote a boa handbag or strut around in python pumps, but now your nails can get in on the reptile action. Nail artist Terri Silacci has created a gel manicure using snakeskin. The Monterey, California-based manicurist tells the "Today" show that these scaly digits were inspired by snakeskin her son brought home from…
By: StyleList Home / May 22, 2011

Behold, “Twin Peaks” Nail Art

Never in my life did I think the words "David Lynch" and "nail polish" would end up in the same post, but there you go: here we've got some "Twin Peaks" nail art. Whatever screwed up, Lynch-ian things you choose to do with these nails is your business. [Flavorwire]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 19, 2011

Katy Perry Flashes Kate Middleton And Prince William Nails

Katy Perry is getting in on the royal wedding celebration with a Kate Middleton and Prince William inspired manicure. The 26-year-old "Fireworks" singer shared a picture of her royal digits via Twitter. "In honor of the Royal Wedding, I present you... My royal NAILS! CONGRATS! Perry tweeted. From the newlywed's engagement photo shot by renowned…
By: StyleList Home / April 30, 2011

I Scream For Ice Cream (Nails)

Brooklyn nail artist Naomi Yashuda stuns and surprises with her colorful and creative nail creations. Our faves? These ice cream cone-themed nails make us crave a summery treat in the middle of the snowy winter. [Refinery 29]…
By: Julie Gerstein / December 29, 2010

Nailin’ It With Simcha: Winter Wonderland

There's no winter wonderland out my window. Wah! I want snow! So, I decided to bring it to myself. Check these nails out.
By: Simcha / December 24, 2010

Totally DIY-Able Nail Art

I love nail art—been doing it for years, um, been getting it DID for years. I had the raddest, weirdest nails waaaaay before Willow Smith was on the scene. Swarovski crystals, 3D designs that were painstakingly done one petal at a time, multi-color hand-painted scenes, etc -- all done by my amazing nail artist…
By: Carrie Morrissey / December 14, 2010

Nail Art Impossible Not To Re-Tweet

It goes without saying that we'll be re-Tweeting this awesome nail art out into the Twittersphere. [Twitter (duh)]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 7, 2010

In Defense Of Press-On Nails

Today there's something a little different about my look. I haven't cut my hair or decided to wear bright red lipstick. No, I just have on press-on nails. "Why?" you may ask. I'm here to explain, "Why not?"…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 27, 2010

Nailin’ It With Simcha: Betsey Johnson-Style Mexicali Roses

I go bananas for nail art and Betsey Johnson, so, I decided to combine their awesome powers for my polish this week, a tribute to BJ's Mexicali Rose print. But as every rose has its thorn, I've got too much booty to fit into her print pantyhose. Oh well, I just saved $28…
By: Simcha / October 21, 2010