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Cheery Nail Polish For Sunshine-Filled Seasons

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… More »


If You Want To Claw Someone’s Eyes Out …

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… More »


Upgrade Your Clear Nail Polish With Iridescence

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… More »


Remember Peel-Off Nail Polish? It’s Still Around …

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 BeautyMore »


Beauty How-To: Get Rid of Foot Odor

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… More »


How Do We Feel About Chocolate Brown Nails?

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… More »


Sugar Buzz Without The Headache

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… More »


Beauty How-To: Score Soft Feet

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… More »


Hang Nails At Gareth Pugh

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” More »


Beauty How-To: Get Rid of Corns

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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Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Foot Treatment

Pedicures at a salon are a thing of the past. Why pay someone to do what you can do for free, and in the comfort of your own home? Learn how to be you’re own nail tech after the jump!

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Beauty How-To: Get Rid of Cuticles

To cut, or not to cut. That is the question. We’ve heard that we shouldn’t snip our cuticles, but the stragglers are a pain in the, um, manicure. Thankfully, there are other ways to rid our digits of dead skin.

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Textured Nails: Cool Or Crazy?

During New York Fashion Week, we saw a couple of sets of textured nails, and the three-dimensional trend has continued at London Fashion Week. J. Maskrey, known for skin jewelry that’s been worn by celebs ranging from Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett, showed these bauble-covered nails at her fashion… More »


Do Not Attempt The Blonds’ Nails At Home

We take it back–technically, you could re-create the amazing nail look at The Blonds’ fun, wacky show, but we would recommend stepping away from the broken glass part. Creative Nail Design nailist Kristina Esterbrooks used CND Coulours in Scarlet Letter, Blackjack and Brilliant white nail enamels mixed with crushed glass and glitter to make beautifully… More »


How To Make An At-Home Manicure Look Professional

While I was backstage at New York Fashion Week, I got to chat with Nonie Creme, the founding creative director of Butter London. (In case you’re not familiar, Butter London makes amazing nail polish without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.) Nonie shared an awesome tip for making nails painted at home look professionally manicured. … More »


DIY Nails A La Cushnie Et Ochs Runway

Trend de la Creme has cutely dubbed the nail styles that came down the runway at Cushnie et Ochs’s New York Fashion Week Showing shrapnel manicures. I dig! Since it didn’t seem too hard to get that messed-up metal look, I decided to give it a try myself. [Trend de la Creme]

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Beauty How-To: Apply Fake Nails

Making fake nails look real starts with choosing the right tips, and ends with a good application. You can have cat-worthy claws without dropping serious dough at the salon, just follow our DIY tips.

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Beauty How-To: Make a Manicure Last

Nothing’s more frustrating than spending time and money to manicure your fingernails, only to find the color chipping off the next day. Avoid the second-day-scrapes with our tips for making your nails shine for longer.

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Beauty How-To: Remove A Callous

For women with ticklish feet, a pumice stone scrubbing can feel more like torture than a treatment. Luckily, there are home remedies that can de-callous your feet without the invasive tingle of a pedicure. (Those who have diabetes or poor circulation should avoid these procedures)

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Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Manicure

Manicures are an easy way to drop a lot of dough on something you can do at home. No matter how unsteady you think your hand may be, with the right tools and our tips you’ll be polishing your way to perfection in no time.

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