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] Keep reading »
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 … nevermind that he’s dead. He’s just that good.) Called Rock & Baroque, the super bright colors pair up fabulously to create flashy nail/tip combos. Hues in the mix: juicy orange, dark sea foam, metallic gold, magenta, and deep purple. Our favorite way to rock this look? Stick to two colors like the purple and green (although painting different nails several colors works, too), alternating the nail and tip shade every few nails to create an imbalanced aesthetic. Quirky! [Vogue Paris] Keep reading »
Kate Gosselin got a pedicure yesterday, and, not wanting to mess up her paint job, she wore the foam slippers home and carried her heeled sandals. Do you plan to wear certain shoes when you get your toes done so that you don’t encounter similar issues? Keep reading »
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.