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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… READ MORE »


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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 in… READ MORE »


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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] … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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] … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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] … READ MORE »


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There’s no winter wonderland out my window. Wah! I want snow! So, I decided to bring it to myself. Check these nails out. … READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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It goes without saying that we’ll be re-Tweeting this awesome nail art out into the Twittersphere. [Twitter (duh)] … READ MORE »


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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?” … READ MORE »


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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 painting the… READ MORE »


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As much as I adore this cosmic manicure, I also see it as a huge liability. It’s easy enough to slip into daydreams at my work desk without the distraction of tiny galaxies swirling across my fingernails. [via We Heart It] … READ MORE »


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How did we forget to mention this cute outfit detail yesterday? Since fiance Russell Brand couldn’t accompany her to the VMAs, Katy Perry decided to wear his face on her fingernails. Awww. … READ MORE »


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Nail guru Pattie Yankee worked with Dashing Diva Nails to create the gold, abstract French manicure above for the Cushnie et Ochs spring 2011 fashion show. The gold foil mimics the dripping effect that was present in the collection. But the semi-haphazard application of the foil also gives the nails a grungy, resurrection feeling. Metallics… READ MORE »


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Honey, if only I had a crystal ball that could tell me what was going to happen in 2010! But, I’ll just have to make do and look fabu with my nail art version of the ball they drop on NYE in Time Square. It’s so sparkly, I cannot resist it’s shiny powers. So, I… READ MORE »


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Finally, someone looks beyond the superficial value of manicures. Photographer Molly Sorno focuses her work on nail art, salons, and manicure culture. Her pictures make you realize that your nails say a lot about you—concentrate solely on them, and you start imagining the person neon airbrushed tips belong to. Sorno’s work is now on display… READ MORE »