I’ve been a fan of Sinful Colors nail polish for a long time, for multiple reasons: one being the fact that it only costs $2 a bottle, another being that it is sold near the beauty counter at Walgreens, which means I buy like three bottles of it per week. Last night I layered SC’s bright blue “Most Sinful” polish under a topcoat of the glittery “Hottie” and was delighted to find it created a sort of galaxy print effect. I shared a pic of my surprise space mani on our Instagram (by the way, are you following us on Instagram? You totally should be! We’re @thefrisky), but I thought it was also finally time to give my favorite cheapie nail polish brand a proper review.
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Why draw the line at just wearing nail polish on your fingers and toes when you can broadcast your lacquer love on your phone, too? If nail polish is really, really your thing (sup, Megan?), you can snag one of these new iPhone cases straight from none other than the source of ambrosia itself, OPI — the polish professionals are launching six cases, available for versions 4, 4S, and 5, featuring signature shades I’m Not Really a Waitress, Big Apple Red, You Don’t Know Jacques, Dating a Royal, Pink Flamenco, and Need Sunglasses? Each case comes accompanied by a matching mini bottle of OPI Nail Lacquer, which almost redeems the $40 price tag. I don’t know if I would actually walk around sporting a phone case with a branded bottle of nail polish on it, but those polish splatters are another story — very cool. [BellaSugar]
Nail polish names have always been a source of the giggles — “You Don’t Know Jacques”? “Friar, Friar, Pants On Fire”? “Don’t Socra-Tease Me”?! So ridiculous, yet genius, there’s even a blog devoted to the dumbest nail polish names ever. But those names pale in comparison to some of the shades I found with names so raunchy (“Pounded on the Kitchen Table”? Really?!) I almost blushed. Check out 16 of the raunchiest and overtly sexual nail polish names above…
I’m obsessed with “Girls” and of course, the euphonious line of Deborah Lippmann nail polishes inspired by them! Jessa, a color that can’t decide if it wants to be red or brown, or both. Marni, a polite pink that seems dainty but is actually quite strong. Shoshanna, a girlie lavender with a look-at-me streak of sparkle. And Hannah, a color unlike anything else out there. It’s a griege that desperately wants to be a neutral, but is too green to be anything but charmingly weird.
I wove the colors, like the character’s lives, into a nail art knit design for one of my fav real life New York girl, Marissa Stuart. Special thanks to her for hand modeling!
Get this look after the jump!
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If I had to choose one word to describe the outrageous nails seen backstage at New York Fashion Week, it would have to be frightening. Sure there were the typical dark and moody manicures painted in fall colors like burgundy, green and black. However, the dagger-like digits models sported at most of the shows looked like they came straight out of a scary movie.
CND co-founder Jan Arnold took this theme to the extreme at The Blonds with nail art inspired by classic horror flicks like “The Shining” and “Psycho” — using mini Jack Nicholson and Janet Leigh screaming face prints. Miss Pop, a Manhattan-based nail artist, was tapped to create a spooky set of black and white ombre nails at Katie Gallagher. And even Kate Spade’s colorful fall collection got a terrifying touch with pyramid studded claws. Read more…
We’re something of nail polish connoisseurs here at The Frisky and TenOverTen polishes are some of the most fun colors priced midrange. Available at Anthropologie or online at TenOverTen’s website, the polishes are made without icky chemicals like formaldehyde, plus they’re not tested on animals. And I can speak from experience when I say that these polishes last. Cute colors, safe, slow to chip, and cruelty free? Now, that’s beautiful. [$18, Anthropologie]
There’s only one way to polish off 2012— with sparkle. New Year’s Eve is made for glitter! And there are some really amazing glittery lacquers on the market. Check out my must-haves in the gallery above!
And if you want to take your sparkle fingers to the next level super easy, check out my glitter fade tutorial. Happy 2013!
It’s Chanukah Party time! And this year, I’m getting a copy of the new Laika Magazine, out 12/12/12. I’m so excited to have this design in its first issue, especially because all of the products in Laika’s pages are Cruelty Free. Bonus!
The polishes I used here are from one of my favorite local NYC shops: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. Their 100 percent vegan products are truly amazing. I’m a big fan of their lip tars and lacquers. To make this look festive, I used polish colors: Spanglemaker, Rx and Inky. But really any color combo with high contrast will work well.
After the jump, get the DIY to steal this look straight out of the pages of Laika Magazine!
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As people who type for a living, we here at The Mary Sue can’t really afford to put really fun things on our nails. But that doesn’t mean we won’t “ooh” and “aah” at other people who do. We’ve featured KayleighOC’s nail art on the site before but realized she had a plethora of new styles you need to see. Read more…
I went to Hebrew school for three years, and every single second of it was unequivocally lame. I was, of course, really terribly behaved, because that’s the family legacy. (My dad was ejected from the same establishment for riding a bike through the halls 30+ years earlier.) But maybe if I had Rabbi Yael Buechler as a teacher, I would have retained more from the experience than the Shabbat Candle Lighting prayer and a latent love of coconut macaroons. The 26-year-old Jewish day school teacher captured media attention last year for her unorthodox religious teaching methods. Read: manicures. Buechler started the Midrash Manicures (referring to “the deep textual interpretation of the Bible, with every word examined for meaning”) club at Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, where she teaches sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls how to paint their nails in designs inspired by weekly Torah portions. Keep reading »