Posts tagged "nail polish"

Pizza Hut Australia Launched A Limited-Edition Nail Polish Line, And It Doesn’t Look That Bad!

Pizza Hut worked hard to get my heart as a kid (do you remember BookIt?!) and now they’ve gone after the other thing I love the most: nail polish. Pizza Hut Australia has released a limited-edition line of nail polish. The colors were produced in a 30-set run, which were then gifted to winners of…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 21, 2015

Beauty Test Drive: Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

I’ve never been into gel manicures, not only because they cost more than my lazy at-home DIY nail routine, but because the effort it takes to remove them kind of freaks me out. Gels aren’t known to be great for your health either, so I was mystified by Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel nail polish. It promises two weeks of gel-like color and…

By: Claire Hannum / February 18, 2015

Beauty IRL: Nail Polish, Explained

Because I am indecisive, or because I have weird issues regarding permanence and commitment, selecting a color at the nail salon takes me longer than the average bear. I usually go in with a very specific idea of what I’m going to try to convey with my hands for the next week. “Perhaps I’ll buck…

By: Megan Reynolds / January 28, 2015

25 Everyday Things You Can’t Do After You’ve Painted Your Nails

We’ve all been there: it’s Sunday morning and that new Essie nail color is calling your name. You decide to paint your nails, completely forgetting that for an extended period of time after your mani, you’re unable to do a damn thing except sit still with your fingers stretched out in front of you like…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 12, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer In Lovers Creep And Bridge & Tunnel

I’ve been biting the hell out of my nails lately (disgusting, I know), which means I need to keep them constantly painted to prevent me from chewing. Since it’s the holiday season, I jumped on the chance to try Smith & Cult’s gorgeous holiday colors, a dark red called Lovers Creep and a shimmery gold…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 6, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Londontown Lakur Nail Polish, Base Coat & Hardener

I’ve been looking for a decent top coat for ages, so Londontown’s Kur top coat and nail hardener are more exciting to me than the line’s pretty fall colors. Londontown’s polish is vegan, 5-free, and ultimately better for your nails than a typical chemical-filled polish. The top coat and hardener promise to make nails strong, healthy and…

By: Claire Hannum / November 12, 2014

More Honest Names For Awful Nail Polish Colors

I’m sorry, but when I walk into a nail salon and they ask me what kind of color I’m looking for, I’m not going to say, “Oh, I’m looking for ‘DJ Play That Song’ or ‘Too Too Hot.'” Those are not colors. Those are ridiculous names for nail polish colors that have nothing to do…

By: Katie Oldenburg / November 9, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Yotel’s Nail Polish Collaboration With Habit Cosmetics

Sophie and I recently paid a visit to Yotel in Manhattan to check out the quirky hotel chain’s new nail polish collaboration with Habit Cosmetics. Habit is known for their chemical-free approach to nail care, and their Yotel collection is no exception. The polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and 5-free. And, it turns out, it’…

By: Claire Hannum / November 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Nails Inc. Matte Top Coat

When I first got my hands on a bottle of Nails Inc. Westminster Bridge Matte Top Coat, my first question was why anyone would even care whether their nails were matte. The matte trend has come around several times these past few years, but it never really made any sense to me. Most of the…

By: Claire Hannum / October 30, 2014

We Live In A World Of Leopard Print Nail Polish

The state of New Jersey might have you believe that everything leopard print has already been invented, but you would be wrong. Uslu Airlines is not an airlines, but a cosmetics company and they have invented what appears, according to Refinery29, to be the first leopard print nail polish. The Internet has many a leopard

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 6, 2014

7 Nail Colors That Are Perfect For Fall

Fall means pumpkin spice lattes, back­-to­-school supplies, and cozy sweaters. But for this of us beauty lovers, it means something even more special: the new season of fall nail colors. What other time of year do you have such a good excuse to wear dark colors, including this season’s greens, like jade and forest green?

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

This Nail Polish Can Supposedly Prevent Date Rape

Elle reports, “Developers at N.C. State University have created a nail polish that changes color when exposed to date rape drugs.” That is intense and awesome.  You’re at a party, you dip your finger in your solo cup, your fingernail changes color. Not only have you prevented something awful from happening to you, you’ve got your hand…

By: College Candy / August 23, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Marc Jacobs Neutral Nail Polish

The neutral nail color trend, AKA mannequin hands, is returning this fall. Marc Jacobs’ Enamored Hi-Shine Lacquer in 9 to 5 is part of Marc’s exclusive runway nail polish collection and promises opaque coverage and high shine. Last weekend, I attended a wedding and didn’t want my nail polish to compete with my brightly-colored, graphic-patterned…

By: Sophie Leon / July 14, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: X Factor Liberty Nail Polish

We love stupidly simple nail art! X Factor’s Liberty top coat is a simple way to add a little red, white & blue to your manicure, whether it’s the 4th of July, Bastille Day, the Queen’s Birthday, or just a normal Thursday.

By: Sophie Leon / July 5, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Formula X Press Pods

It’s inevitable: whenever you have somewhere to go, your nail polish chips. Today, three of my nails chipped — so annoying! I was about to use my emergency nail polish remover that I have stashed in my desk, until I remembered a few of my nails were accented with glitter — and there was no…

By: Sophie Leon / July 3, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Essie’s “Style Hunter” Is The Perfect Pinkish Red

Usually I avoid red polish in the summer because I don’t think it emphasizes my tan as well as colors that compliment my olive skin. See: pale pastels. When we received a batch of Essie colors in the mail to Test Drive, I couldn’t fight my attraction to this watermelon red called “Style Hunter.” Why?

By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Priti NYC 5 Free Nail Polish

I’m not someone who gets excited about specific nail polish colors. I know there are some women who are very specific about how they want one coat of Essie Ballet Slippers and one coat of Essie Mademoiselle. I’ve always just picked whatever color randomly struck my fancy at the moment. But when Priti NYC sent…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Essie Nail Polish Guru Essie Weingarten Talks ’80s Trends, Nail-Biting & Streaking

You have to be living under a rock to have never seen an Essie nail polish: they’re a staple of modern woman-dom, a nail paint that you can find in nearly every pharmacy and even J.Crew!. But did you know that there’s a real Essie behind the global brand?

Essie Weingarten is the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Formula X’s Nail Colors In Thrilling & Sci-Fi

When it comes to spring nail color, I’m feeling a bit torn between my favorite poppy red and the pretty pastel shades that are big for the season. Unlike Jessica’s creamy coloring, my olive skin tone often clashes with rich pastels. On a routine trip to Sephora — what? —  I spotted these Formula X…

By: Sophie Leon / April 9, 2014

Beauty Test Drive: Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer

Like most women, I have 312 bottles of nail polish knocking around my apartment at any given moment. When a package of spring beauty products from Laura Mercier arrived at the office, I had mixed emotions when Sophie handed me a bright lavender nail polish called Reckless: Yay, pretty, expensive nail polish!!!!! and also Oh, I already

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 24, 2014
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