Posts tagged "nail polish"

MAC Planning Name Change For “Juarez”-Inspired Products

Dang, when people complain, MAC really does listen. Last week, Jessica told you about the makeup brand’s collaboration with designers Rodarte, which was inspired by the culture and colors of Mexico. Two nail polish shades were named “Juarez” and “Factory,” which we deemed insensitive and offensive, because the town is notorious for the number of…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 19, 2010

MAC/Rodarte Responds: They Will Donate A Portion of Proceeds To Crime Victims In The City

We spoke; MAC and Rodarte listened. After my post yesterday about the MAC/Rodarte makeup collaboration which I think tastelessly names new nail polishes “Juarez” and “Factory,” MAC has released a statement to NYMag.com’s fashion blog, The Cut:…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2010

MAC/Rodarte Makeup Collaboration Names Nail Polish After Impoverished, Murdered Women

My favorite makeup brand, MAC, has teamed up with Rodarte designers for a September 2010 collaboration based on their fall collection— but it’s gone horribly wrong. Drawing inspiration from the colors and culture of Mexico, MAC/Rodarte features a pink powder blush called Quinceanera, a sheer white lipstick called Ghost Town, and other items. That’s fine…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 15, 2010

Cop Her Style: Morticia Adams’ Nails

Macabre though it may sound to call Morticia Adams a major fashion inspiration, that bitch was fierce. And her return to pop culture in “The Adams Family” musical has brought with it a whole new way to emulate Mama Adams. Essie has teamed up with the production to release three Morticia-inspired nail polish colors for

By: Lily Q / July 12, 2010

Do You Like Men With Painted Toenails?

Cristiano Ronaldo has been poolside during the NYC heat wave, which means his black toenail polish had been on display. Cristiano, who enjoys shopping at Gucci and Armani, probably knows how to treat himself well — pedicure and all. But is polishing his toes, like Dean McDermott does, a little too much? The men at…

By: Annika Harris / July 8, 2010

World Cup Nails!

Hey Simcha, are you reading? We know you love nail art like Perez loves posting celebrity crotch shots. Check out these World Cup nails — they come in handy if you need to scratch another fan’s eyes out. [AuH2O Designs]…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 17, 2010

Will You Try These 5 Nail Trends This Summer?

If there was ever a time to indulge in manicures and pedicures, it would be for the long, hot days of summer. Gloves and closed toed shoes are no longer necessary pieces of attire, which means fingers and toes are out on display for the world to see. But while this added effort may seem…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 16, 2010

Next In Nails: YSL’s Punchy French Mani

For the past few years, the French manicure has been on the style fence as a slightly tacky favorite. We predict that Yves Saint Laurent‘s “couture manicure” nail polish set will cause a trend wave and completely refresh the traditional manicure. (Of course it would take a Frenchie to make the style chic again …

By: Leonora Epstein / June 16, 2010

Viva La Nail Polish

As summer heats up, so do our nail polish colors. Orly’s Viva Collection includes four vibrant, Latin-inspired shades to celebrate the season. Head to the beach with dark blue La Playa; wear Bailamos, a turquoise, when you go out dancing with your friends; try coral-colored Ole for everyday wear; or party all night long i…

By: Lauren Gold / June 11, 2010

Revlon Offers Nail Polish You Can Sniff

When I was a kid, I loved those smelly markers so much that I refused to color with them for fear they would run out of scent. Obviously, they eventually dried up, but not before I forgot about them and moved on to a different obsession. Revlon hasn’t forgotten how much girls like scented product…

By: Bianca Posterli / June 2, 2010

Which Celebrity Paints Her Dog’s Toenails?

Celebrities like their pets as glamorous as themselves. Who painted her pooch’s toenails hot pink? Read more

By: StyleList Home / May 27, 2010

How To Give Yourself A Great Pedicure

Beauty-wise, there are two really great things about winter: 1) you don’t really have to shave, and 2) the state of your toes is largely irrelevant because they’re so often encased in boots and other toe-hiding shoes. Come summer, both of these become weird and disgusting, so you have to start, you know, taking care…

By: Lily Q / May 27, 2010

Think Twice Before Drying Your Nails At Salons

Personally, I loathe the little hand dryers at nail salons because I see them as a breeding area for germs. But most of the time, I’ll suck it up in an effort to keep my brand-new manicure chip-free. If I’m going to spend upwards of $10 for polish, then I’d like it to be perfect.

By: Bianca Posterli / May 26, 2010

Cheery Nail Polish For Sunshine-Filled Seasons

Put away all your dark nail polish until next fall, because just like last year, J. Crew has anointed two colors of Essie nail polish as the shades of spring and summer. Punchy Pink and Russian Roulette look so bright and fun they’ll wipe away any lingering memories of the long, cold winter you barely…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 4, 2010

Upgrade Your Clear Nail Polish With Iridescence

My childhood nail-biting habit returns from time to time, especially if I’m not wearing any polish. So, on one particularly rough day at work a couple weeks ago, I decided I needed to stop nibbling and quickly brushed on an iridescent top coat that was sitting on my desk. Not only did the paint sto…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 21, 2010

Remember Peel-Off Nail Polish? It’s Still Around …

If you’re like me—a nervous nail and cuticle biter—you know that manicures, although they sound nice in principle, are inevitably a waste of money because you chip them to pieces within a day or two. I was reminded today about the relatively new OPI soak-off gels, but after putting the product through The Frisky’s Beauty

By: Leonora Epstein / April 20, 2010

Would You Paint Your Nails Shrek Green?

Everyone’s well aware that the Shrek creators are putting out yet another film about the ogre, but what’s up with the recent fashion world love for the stinky dude? His animal friends appeared in a VMan editorial and now OPI created an entire nail polish collection around the film. The Shrek Forever After Collection include…

By: Bianca Posterli / April 16, 2010

Yankee Jorge Posada Inspires Essie Nail Polish Names

Yankee catcher Jorge Posada is known for painting his nails with Wite-Out to help pitcher Andy Pettitte see his hand signals during night games. Well, nail polish aficionado Essie Weingarten thinks he can go a little more professional than that. She was inspired by the Yankees to change the names of two polishes from her…

By: Annika Harris / April 15, 2010

What’s That On My Fingernails? Oh, Just Some “Jizz” Nail Polish

Call me prissy, but … ew. The painfully hip jewelry designers/bloggers at BleachBlack have proudly created a fetching new nail polish color called “Jizz.” It’s a sheen, pearly white — both “punk and feminine,” says Refinery29. I think I’ll stick with Essie and their polish colors that haven’t been inspired by ejaculation. But if you…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 14, 2010

Chanel’s Next Big Thing: Black, Gold And Velvet

Surely you remember the craze that was Chanel Black Satin nail polish. Lindsay Lohan seemed to lead the way, and next thing you knew, every actress under the age of 30 was wearing the color on the red carpet (for better, or in many cases, for much, much worse). The shade sold out quickly, causing…

By: Erin Flaherty / March 26, 2010
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