Seriously, these things are making me GAG. Just in the same way that Bon Iver erotica gives me the major skeeves, these “duck nails,” as they’re being called, evoke a powerful internal response. They’re just so repulsive, so nauseating, so wrong. (More examples of duck nails after the jump.)
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Looking for a fun project to while away the wet, cold weekend? Check out this awesome tutorial for marbled nails. The best part? No weird chemicals needed–just nail polish, water, a shot glass, and a toothpick (that kind of sounds like a MacGruber prop list, huh?). Apparently the technique is a little tricky, so maybe don’t attempt this at midnight on Sunday, but it’s definitely worth a try on Saturday afternoon. [Via Hey, Nice Nails!]
Okay, so I’ll admit, I’m not totally sold on these translucent nails, which are being touted in a lot of the Spring 2012 ads. Mostly because they look an awful lot like the fake nails you can buy at the CVS. I mean, I’m not against fake nails at the CVS — lord knows I’ve bought enough of them. Howevs, this just kind of seems like you’re asking for them to get dirty. Really, really dirty. And unless you have a non-finger-involved job, or can afford fork holders, you’re going to be washing your hands an awful lot. I say no, but what about you? Would you wear ‘em? [Madamenoire]
One of the hottest manicure trends of the past few seasons has been the reverse French manicure. This tip-trend turns the traditionally demure pink and cream color combo on its head with color-pop hues and striking shade combinations.
We caught up with celebrity manicurist Jill, from Spa Chicks on The Go, for the skinny on how to achieve this look yourself. Read more … Keep reading »
OK, really, what’s next? Gone are the days of simple soaks, it seems. We already have fish eating the dead skin off of our feet, but now those seeking soft tootsies are resorting to acid in order to slough off the rough edges. Those desperate for baby soft heels are making appointments at Neville’s in Belgravia, West London, where you’ll find acid is the treatment of choice. After a normal pedicure, the lovely lady (or gent) servicing your toes will apply strips soaked in an unspecified acid to the bottom of your feet and let you soak. Twenty minutes later you’re finished, and apparently you’ll leave with baby soft toes. We’ll have to assume this is just a strong version of alpha-hydroxy or some other cosmetic-approved substance, not, say, what the Joker got dipped in. But it must be extra “special,” since the procedure costs about $137, which is quite pricey for that kind of torture. I’ll pick up a pumice and pay attention to my feet in the shower, thanks. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
Last night, my friend Jen, who works at Bloomingdale’s, informed me that the nail trend making waves at Fashion Week is called “Mannequin Hands.” Creepy name, right? Apparently, the look right now is all about going nude — so nude that your nail polish color matches as closely as possible to your skin tone, just like they do on store mannequins. Supposedly the look elongates the fingers and, according to Keedah at Diary of a Style Addict, “won’t clash with bold clothing and compliments subdued attire.” Personally, “Mannequin Manicures” freak me out, but maybe that’s because I think my skin color is sort of blah. Would you give the look a try? [The Style Aficionado] Keep reading »