I’ve been a fan of Sinful Colors nail polish for a long time, for multiple reasons: one being the fact that it only costs $2 a bottle, another being that it is sold near the beauty counter at Walgreens, which means I buy like three bottles of it per week. Last night I layered SC’s bright blue “Most Sinful” polish under a topcoat of the glittery “Hottie” and was delighted to find it created a sort of galaxy print effect. I shared a pic of my surprise space mani on our Instagram (by the way, are you following us on Instagram? You totally should be! We’re @thefrisky), but I thought it was also finally time to give my favorite cheapie nail polish brand a proper review.
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Why draw the line at just wearing nail polish on your fingers and toes when you can broadcast your lacquer love on your phone, too? If nail polish is really, really your thing (sup, Megan?), you can snag one of these new iPhone cases straight from none other than the source of ambrosia itself, OPI — the polish professionals are launching six cases, available for versions 4, 4S, and 5, featuring signature shades I’m Not Really a Waitress, Big Apple Red, You Don’t Know Jacques, Dating a Royal, Pink Flamenco, and Need Sunglasses? Each case comes accompanied by a matching mini bottle of OPI Nail Lacquer, which almost redeems the $40 price tag. I don’t know if I would actually walk around sporting a phone case with a branded bottle of nail polish on it, but those polish splatters are another story — very cool. [BellaSugar]
Nail polish names have always been a source of the giggles — “You Don’t Know Jacques”? “Friar, Friar, Pants On Fire”? “Don’t Socra-Tease Me”?! So ridiculous, yet genius, there’s even a blog devoted to the dumbest nail polish names ever. But those names pale in comparison to some of the shades I found with names so raunchy (“Pounded on the Kitchen Table”? Really?!) I almost blushed. Check out 16 of the raunchiest and overtly sexual nail polish names above…
I literally squealed with glee when I saw this chalkboard manicure, and I was even more excited when I learned it wasn’t some exclusive runway design, but actually a nail art kit available at Sephora. You start with a matte black polish that’s like chalkboard paint for your nails (see also: Pinterest’s wet dream), then once that dries, add some colorful designs with one of the colorful chalk pens, and seal it with a clear top coat. Love. [$25, Sephora]
Could there be anything more spring-y than speckled eggs? Easter may be over, but Illamasqua’s limited edition speckled nail polishes in tan, pink, green, violet or blue mean you can have nails like robin’s eggs all year. Or malted milk balls. Or melted chocolate chip ice cream. You know, pretty stuff. Plus, Illamasqua’s polishes are made without sulfates, phthalates, and parabens. What’s not to love? [$16, Sephora]
I’m obsessed with “Girls” and of course, the euphonious line of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes inspired by them! Jessa, a color that can’t decide if it wants to be red or brown, or both. Marni, a polite pink that seems dainty but is actually quite strong. Shoshanna, a girlie lavender with a look-at-me streak of sparkle. And Hannah, a color unlike anything else out there. It’s a griege that desperately wants to be a neutral, but is too green to be anything but charmingly weird.
I wove the colors, like the character’s lives, into a nail art knit design for one of my fav real life New York girl, Marissa Stuart. Special thanks to her for hand modeling!
Get this look after the jump!
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I consider myself something of a connoisseur of ruining manicures. Super cheap salon manicures, at-home manicures, high-end spa manicures: no matter how I acquired my freshly painted nails, I’ve smeared, chipped, or smudged them all, often in record time (“Already?!” –every manicurist who’s had to ever had to repaint my thumbnail). Would you like to explore some new techniques to mess up your fresh, flawless mani? Here are 30 easy ways to ruin your manicure, all personally tested and approved by me… Keep reading »
We’re something of nail polish connoisseurs here at The Frisky and TenOverTen polishes are some of the most fun colors priced midrange. Available at Anthropologie or online at TenOverTen’s website, the polishes are made without icky chemicals like formaldehyde, plus they’re not tested on animals. And I can speak from experience when I say that these polishes last. Cute colors, safe, slow to chip, and cruelty free? Now, that’s beautiful. [$18, Anthropologie]