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 made it through. Because nothing goes with warm-weather clothes like happy colors on your fingers and toes!
Haute Macabre, which is dedicated to all things “grown up goth,” points us to these scary predator rings by Danielle Nicole Metals. For a mere $900, you get the entire five-piece set, and you’re ready to claw the hell out of whatever you like. Or, as the Etsy listing suggests: “Unleash your inner beast and prepare to hunt down your prey with these fingertip rings!” OK! What do you think — creepy or awesome? [Haute Macabre] Keep reading »
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 stop me from picking my nails, but it’s become my new favorite color. Some cool options, after the jump! Keep reading »
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 Test Drive, we found our own problems with the polish. I then randomly began thinking about Tinkerbell products, which were around in my childhood. The most popular item from the kid-geared beauty company was a peel-off nail polish that came in a single pink hue. (Apparently, there were more colors, but I only ever remember my friends and I passing around the pink.)
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Our worst nightmare? Stretching out on our bed with the latest Mr. Frisky, asking for a foot massage, and seeing his face turn green. Sure it’s a long running joke that people’s feet smell, but the laugh’s on you when sweaty socks or old slippers turn your toes rancid. Instead of asking your pedicurist to add an air freshener to your foot soak, follow our simple steps to scentless tootsies. Keep reading »
This has definitely been the year of embracing off-beat nail polish colors, and, generally, we were pretty open to the taupes, grays, and jades that caught our eyes on the runway over the past few months. Now, Elle magazine is asserting that brown is the polish color for spring. We’ve tried out hues on the lighter end of the spectrum, enjoying something in a tan or beige varnish, but haven’t really considered going with a chocolate-colored paint. (Like, for example, this Essie style in “Downtown Brown.”) Is it just us, or does something about super brown nails just seem … off? What do you think? Have you ever rocked a dark brown manicure? Sound off in the comments below! [Elle.com] Keep reading »
CND’s Colour & Effects line of nail polishes made to layer is genius, and since spring is all about bright colors, we’re happy there’s “Sugar Buzz,” a limited-edition combo that’s the manicure equivalent of a cupcake. Paint your nails with the bubblegum pink Sweet, coat them with a layer of Sugar Sparkle, and you’ve got yourself a yummy treat on your hands.
There’s nothing worse than kicking your shoes off after a long day only to gawk at your cracked heels and rough toes. Our little piggies take a lot of hits between high heels, standing at bars, and walking around the office. Do yourself, and your feet, a favor: Take the time to pamper yourself with at-home pedis and score smooth, soft feet. Five steps, after the jump!
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Models wore chain-embellished clothes at the Gareth Pugh show in Paris earlier this week, so nail pro Marian Newman for Creative Nail Design extended the look to their nails, too. These hanging chains are the latest in the recent crop of textured nails during 2010′s various fashion weeks. Keep reading to see the shorter “daytime” version of the look. Keep reading »
How can we be expected to wear fabulous shoes if nasty little callouses keep causing us pain? A combination of prevention and treatment will rid you of corns forever and have you wearing skin-bearing sandals all summer long.
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