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Seal Subtracts Wedding Ring, Adds Yellow Nail Polish

I have no idea when it suddenly became socially passable for dudes to leave the house wearing nail polish, but I do know that I want desperately for this trend to go directly back where it came from and die there. Please, I’m begging you. I can stomach — barely — the chipped remnants of… More »


A Top Notch Top Coat

Having a manicure is kind of “my thing.” I very rarely have bare, unpolished nails for longer than a day or two, and my bathroom cabinet is stocked with polish colors I love. Unfortunately, “my thing” can be a bit of a pricey luxury, as getting a manicure once a week adds up! Recently, however,… More »


Bright Blue Nail Polish: It’s A Thing

If there’s any universally flattering color, it’s blue. There’s a shade to match anyone’s coloring and, done right, a really bright blue looks good on everyone. It sounds perilous, especially for those who don’t typically sport neon colors, but why not integrate a flashy cyan by confining it to a truly risk-free area like, say,… More »


Makeup Bag: Nude Nails For All

I’ve never been one to adhere to “seasonal” nail colors — neon pink in the dead of winter? Bring it on. Despite my best efforts to the contrary, I still dress almost exclusively in black, an idiosyncrasy that I will defend until I’ve gone blue in the face, which would actually add a bit of… More »


Tiger Woods’ Mistress Joslyn James Is Launching A Nail Polish Line

Joslyn James, porn star and one of Tiger Wood’s many (many) mistresses, will launch a beauty line next year called Shameless. But that’s not all! Joslyn’s nail polishes will have names like More Than A Mistress, Not Just a Porn Star, and 36DD. Wow. That’s so klassy it turns full circle back to being awesome! I cannot… More »


The Lady Is A Vamp

No, not those vamps. I’m talking about the sexpot bombshells who know there’s nothing like dark, glittery nails to captivate and entice a smitten man. Butter LONDON’s Black Knight nail polish — a black polish with tinged with purple, blue and silver flecks of glitter — is the perfect weapon to sting your prey. A… More »


Shrewd New Marketing Scam: Male-Specific Nail Polishes

It seems like no corner of the beauty industry will be left unturned when it comes to finding ways to market to men. The newest beauty trend for guys? The MANicure. Yes, despite the fact that there’s absolutely nothing inherently gendered in nail polish colors, several companies have developed “man-friendly” polishes. A company annoyingly named… More »


Army Considers Ban On French Manicures And Earrings

I’m slightly baffled as to why Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler would take to Facebook, of all places, for input on changes to the Army grooming standards. Maybe he thought his Facebook pals were the best people to solicit advice on the Army’s consideration of a ban on French manicures, earrings and ponytails? More »


Top 10 Nail Polish Picks for Fall

When the seasons change, I like to be prepared. I tend to start stocking up on potential fall nail polish shades by, say, mid-August. Of course, I already know which colors I’ll be wearing because they’re the same ones I go for every year — rich, autumnal reds, neutral nudes and taupes and muted shades… More »


Chanel’s Spring Nail Polishes Keep You Feeling Punchy

Can’t afford a Chanel bag? That’s okay, just wear the brand on your nails instead. Chanel’s just revealed three of its new colors for spring 2012–titled April, May and June. Perfectly fruit punchy, wouldn’t you say? [Fashionista] … More »


“Wocka Wocka Wocka” On Your Nails With Muppet Polish

Speaking of “The Muppets,” Kermit the Frog and Fozzie the Bear don’t necessary conjure thoughts of slick manicures and pedicures, but don’t tell OPI that. They’ve launched a collection of 12 new colors in conjunction with the upcoming “Muppets” movie, several of which feature over-the-top sparkles and all of which include radical Muppet-y names. Want… More »


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… More »


Nicki Minaj At Your Fingertips

Have you ever wanted Nicki Minaj on your nails? Hello, you are human. Learn how to do Nickify your nails in this awesome tutorial from Miss Pop, aka Simcha Whitehill, who The Frisky seriously misses working with. If Nicki isn’t your thing, she has tutorials for lots of other designs—from clouds to pizza… More »


Love At First Stroke: OPI’s “Play The Peonies” Nail Polish

It’s been years since I’ve fallen in love with a pink nail lacquer. I usually prefer variations of gray, which are season-less, or some sort of red, which a friend says has become my signature. But I was curious about the new, limited-edition Nice Stems! by OPI collection of shades of pink, from pale frosty… More »


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… More »


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] … More »


Beauty Test Drive: Are Sally Hansen Salon Effects Strips Worth The Money?

There have been few innovations in how fingernails are decorated in the last few years–but Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips are one of the best. Salon Effects strips are made of real nail polish; they adhered rather well to my nails and chipped like regular nail polish. The Sally Hansen Salon Effects were really easy… More »


Get Toxic With Illamasqua

Some women play it safe when it comes to nail color, and rarely go outside of their pink and red comfort zone. But this spring, Illamasqua wants you to engage in some toxic behavior with the new nail varnish collection, Toxic Nature. Like nature itself, this collection isn’t sweet and light. Instead colors like mushroom,… More »


Who Wants Hypercolor Nails?

Speaking of things from the ’90s having their comeuppance, do you remember Hypercolor t-shirts? I absolutely loved them, in theory. In practice, I didn’t like that people took it as license to try to make a hand print on your stomach. I also hated how the fabric always looked a different color around the… More »


A Manicure That Bears With You

What’s black and white and cute all over? Panda nail art! [RockerRepro.Tumblr.com] … More »


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