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, your nails? Regardless of what you wear, even (and especially) if it’s your most buttoned-up work attire, bright blue nails are a wink to your more daring side. Take it from Beyoncé, who’s been wearing the shade out and about in a nod to her daughter, Blue Ivy. See, there must be something to it! These are my five picks for the boldest blues — what’s your favorite? If one catches your eye, I’ve included the purchasing information after the jump. Keep reading »
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 much-needed color to my persona … but I digress. I’ve always kept color strictly on my nails, and done so with fervor, claiming the brightest of blues, moody purple-greys, and vivid reds as my “signature” colors. Normally, the past few months and the according drop in temperature would have me breaking out my most eye-searing shades and donning them with aplomb, but not so. Maybe it’s the unseasonably warm weather that’s gotten under my skin, or maybe I’ve simply become weird (become weird? Ha!), but I’ve forgone all of the colors I normally reach for in favor of… nude. Keep reading »
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 wait to tell people I am wearing More Than A Mistress from the prestigious Joslyn James line of cosmetiques. [Racked via Fox News] Keep reading »
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 $14 a pop, it ain’t cheap. But I reckon you’ll have the prettiest talons around well into 2015! [$14, ButterLondon.com]
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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 Alphanail, for instance, claims that its line of fugly colors is “designed by men. Worn by warriors.” Oh, warriors, you say?
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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? Keep reading »
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 of true blues and greens. Now that it’s October, it’s safe to say that normal people who are not hoarders like myself can now assuredly begin to make their selections for the latter seasons. Here are my top 10 picks for fall and winter nail polish. Click to buy after the jump! Keep reading »
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]
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 one of the more subdued shades? Try Animal-istic, Meep Meep Meep, Wocka Wocka, Pepes Purple Passion, Designers De Better or Warm and Fozzie. For more outrageous, sparkly shades, go for Rainbow Connection, Excuse Moi, Gone Gonzo, Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Divine Swine, or Gettin Miss Piggy With It. But patience, Kermie! You won’t be able to get your paws — or hooves — on these shades until November. For now, you’ll simply have to approximate Miss Piggy Pink yourself. [OPI] Keep reading »
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 find a nail salon that carries this exact shade of hot pink after seeing it on one of my favorite style blogs, Could I Have That? Thus far, I have been bitterly disappointed because apparently it was discontinued. Luckily, I have been able to find it on the web, so I’m just gonna bite the bullet and buy a bottle for myself. Uh, please save one for me, okay?