Posts tagged "nail polish"

Hard Candy Nail Polish Set To Make Comeback

Remember Hard Candy? It was the nail polish brand of the late '90s, successfully marketing funky nail colors like green, silver and frosty blue. The must-have brand was a middle and high school status marker—if you wore Hard Candy (or better yet, had a collection of bottles) you told the world that you cared…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2009

Essie Wants You To Put A Judith Ripka Ring On It

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but if said girl can't afford the real thing, there's always, erm, Essie nail polish. Essie has linked up with luxe jeweler Judith Ripka to create a trio of polishes infused with diamond dust. The polishes range from subtle pink (Put A Ripka Ring On It) to…
By: Zandile Blay / August 15, 2009

J.Crew Gets Into The Beauty Biz By Selling Essie Nail Polish

We just got an email from J.Crew alerting us to the fact that "New Fall Arrivals Are In" and immediately stopped working to drool over the retailer's genius ribbon-front top, wool schoolboy blazer, and ...nail polish? Yes, J.Crew appears to be selling nail polish from our favorite maker, Essie!
By: Catherine Strawn / July 27, 2009

Matte Nail Polish Is Lackluster In A Good Way

The hot summer weather might be making us glistening with sweat, but the of-the-moment trend for nails is the opposite of shiny. A tar-like matte black nail polish popped up courtesy of KO Knock Out Cosmetics a couple months ago, and now other colors are available from that company and others are available.
By: Catherine Strawn / July 19, 2009

Green Nails Might Catch On With The Help Of Chanel

I love nail polish that's a little different from the usual pinks and reds, and last fall, I tried to make green nail polish happen. I painted my nails a lovely toad color and hoped others would follow suit -- or at least appreciate the color. Our Emily was the only perso…
By: Catherine Strawn / June 19, 2009

DIY Nail Art Makes Manicures Fun

I remember the days when manicures were fun. More often now, it seems like a burden and an expense when I look at my hands and go, Ugh, I need a manicure so bad. So, when browsing the drug store the other day, I was tempted by this package of nail gems by Fing'rs (creepiest…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 16, 2009

Blue Nails: Love It Or Loathe It?

A few years ago, we all fell hard for Chanel's black nail polish. Celebs started sporting this goth color and soon it spread faster than the H1N1 virus. But can they cause another nail craze again? Come summer, most of us turn to bright pinks, corals and reds when we head into the nail salo…
By: Stylehive / June 10, 2009

O.P.I. Permanent Manicure Creates A Whole Other Nail Problem

I feel so ladylike and put-together when I have a fresh manicure, but that same polish job makes me feel like a sloppy slacker when it chips a few days later. I've tried a couple of things to solve this problem. I was a dedicated daily re-applier of Nail Tek Xtra, but the…
By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2009

Working Girl: How To Stay Sexy At The Office

Unless you are lucky enough to work at The Frisky, chances are, you have to tone down the fashion factor for your work wardrobe. Sadly corporate culture condemns otherwise stylish girls to hide their individual look and makes them and conform to Dr. Evil-esque suits. What is an adventuress girl stuck in a boring suit…
By: Ali Jawin / May 30, 2009

Style Buzz: Stop Looking In My Chanel Bag, Bitch!

We love clear accessories, but this Chanel bag is ridiculous. [My Fashion Life] Lindsay Lohan's self-tanner, Sevin Nyne, debuts next month and counts caramel, sugar, coconut, Chardonnay and goji berries amongst the ingredients. So if it doesn't turn you Lilo Orange, at the very least you can expect to smell like…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 12, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear Blue Nail Polish?

Blue nails aren't really new -- everyone from Lindsay Lohan to Camilla Belle has painted their nails some variation of the color in the last year -- but it seems like new shades of blue are coming out by the dozen. A bunch of nail polish companies are releasing blue polishe…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 2, 2009

Steal M.I.A.’s Yellow Nails

Normally yellow nails scream "smoker," but last night on the Grammys stage, rapper M.I.A.'s canary tips screamed "smokin'." Looking to bring ten rays of sunshine to your own two hands? Try Rescue Beauty Lounge's Square Pants ($18, RescueBeauty.com, pictured), Sephora by OPI Nail Color in Cab Fare or IM Beauty ($9…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 9, 2009

Crave: PeaceKeeper Eco-Smooth Nail Paint

We're so used to the chemical fumes in the nail salon that we didn't think a natural nail polish was possible. But PeaceKeeper Cause-Metics proved us wrong. Its nail polish has been ranked the safest paint-based natural nail polish, and all profits after taxes are used to support women’s health advocacy and huma…
By: Annika Harris / February 5, 2009

Crave: Creative Nail Design’s Stickey Base Coat

We love getting weekly manicures (especially at places that give mini neck massages while your nails are drying), but it's kind of painful to fork over $15-ish dollars each week -- that's $780 a year! Which is why we're newly obsessed with Creative Nail Design's Stickey Base Coat. We tested it for about two month…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 19, 2008

“Shimmer” Is “Glitter” All Grown Up

In middle school, when my friends and I first started wearing makeup, glitter was all the rage. We wore glitter eyeshadow, glitter bronzer, glitter lip gloss, glitter nail polish, and glitter anything else we could find. Now that I'm older, I think glitter makeup makes me look like a grown-up who's trying really, really hard…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 24, 2008

Beauty How To: Vampy Red Lips & Nails

I remember watching “Dynasty” in the '80s and thinking that Krystle and Alexis Carrington were so fantastically glam. Their glitzy, sequined dresses, shellacked hair, long, red talons and crimson lips were just IT, you know? If I saw those cats on TV today, however, I’d probably mistake them for two campy transvestites and wonder why…
By: Chelsea Kaplan / August 29, 2008

Paint Your Nails Pastel Blue While You Can

Makeup company Hard Candy, first known as a purveyor of pastel blue nail polish, will limit its offerings to gift sets starting next season. If you were a huge fan of their jelly rings back in middle school but thought the polish itself was overpriced when it debuted in the '90s (LA store…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 26, 2008

Crave: OPI’s Fall Nail Colors

Just as fashions change with the seasons, so do nail polish colors. Spring and summer are generally bright or pastel, while fall and winter are full of dark, rich colors. OPI's fall/winter Couture Couleur La Collection de France follows these general guidelines with lots of plum, brown, and raspberry shades. The colors are lovely, but…
By: Catherine Strawn / August 19, 2008

90210 Nail Polish: The Best Thing To Happen To Your Manicure Since The Invention Of Cuticle Clippers

I might have just had a heart attack. According to Nylon, nail polish brand OPI is planning to launch a limited edition collection of colors inspired by the original 90210 cast members. Hold the &%$#ing phone. This is the awesomest thing I've heard since they confirmed Brenda was going to be on the…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 22, 2008

Crave: Sally Hansen Nail Pen

We're not sure if we actually do crave this, because it's something we need to try. We are HORRIBLE at painting our own nails, which is why we go see Susan down the street from our office every few weeks. But it would be nice to save some bucks and be able to give ourselve…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2008
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