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Her Nails Were Like Robin’s Eggs

Miss Pop's Knit Nails
Miss Pop will show you how to make nails that look like knitting! Read More »
Manicure Ice Bath
Winona tries out a magical manicure drying ice bath. Read More »
30 Ways To Ruin Your Mani
Tried and true techniques for smearing your nail polish! Read More »

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]

Get Nailed With Miss Pop: “Girls” Knit Nails

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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Bright Blue Polish
It's a thing. Read More »
Would You Wear Pastel Polish?
It's a huge trend for Spring and Summer. Read More »
8 Great Glitter Polishes
miss pop nails glitter polishes
Miss Pop shows you how to get a rad glitter mani! Read More »

Beauty Test Drive: The Super Fast Magical Manicure-Drying Ice Bath

30 Ways To Ruin Your Mani
Tried and true techniques for smearing your nail polish! Read More »
Manicure Monologue
An inner monologue for all my DIY manicures. Read More »

As I’ve mentioned before, one of my best talents is ruining fresh manicures. Since I’m always finding new ways to smear and chip my delicate, drying nail polish, I thought it was time I got proactive about finding new ways to not ruin my manicures. Which is why I Googled “How to dry nail polish quickly” and happened upon this article, which claims dipping your freshly painted nails into a bowl of ice water for three minutes will result in flawlessly dried polish… Keep reading »

30 Easy Ways To Ruin Your Manicure

Manicure Monologue
An inner monologue for all my at-home manicures. Read More »
Chart: Nail Polish Removers
What actually removes your nail polish? Jean zippers, for one. Read More »

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 »

These Polishes Score A Perfect TenOverTen

tenoverten nail polish

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]

Makeup Bag: 6 Shades Of Beautiful Brown Nail Polish

I was feeling really emo over the weekend, so I bought some dark OPI nail polish that I thought would channel the cold darkness of my heart, but when I put it on it turned out to be the PRETTIEST medium brown with mauve undertones, and I was like, “Aww that’s so cute!” Conclusions: I suck at being goth, and brown nail polish is the bomb. Wear these chocolate-y shades now before the warm weather of spring has you reaching for brighter colors. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Bright Blue Polish
It's a thing. Read More »
8 Great Glitter Polishes
miss pop nails glitter polishes
Miss Pop shows you how to get a rad glitter mani! Read More »
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