Posts tagged "nails"

DIY Lace Nails

It's time to relinquish antiquated simple manicures and one-color nails. The world has already welcomed Minx styles, Calgel nails, and as soon as we spotted Lady Gaga's intricate nail design in her "Bad Romance" video, we knew that plain manicures were over forever. With the lace trend cavorting down the runways, a transitio…
By: Bianca Posterli / January 18, 2010

Win This! Dr. Hunter’s Cuticle Cream

As we head into winter, the days are getting shorter, the leaves are changing color, and our skin is majorly drying out. There was no need to bother with hand lotion all summer long, but now, as we turn up the thermostat, our skin feels tight and the hangnails have begun to form. Dr. Hunter'…
By: Catherine Strawn / December 11, 2009

Hands Off, Buddy

You may not be able to easily access your cash with this insane nail purse created by Tom Binns and Corto Moltedo, but it's very, very unlikely you will get mugged. [Fashion Copious]…
By: Susannah Breslin / December 3, 2009

Nail Art As Real Art

Finally, someone looks beyond the superficial value of manicures. Photographer Molly Sorno focuses her work on nail art, salons, and manicure culture. Her pictures make you realize that your nails say a lot about you—concentrate solely on them, and you start imagining the person neon airbrushed tips belong to. Sorno's work is now o…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 6, 2009

Cuticle Recovery Guide For Pickers And Biters

Out of all the nervous habits you could have, picking at your nails and cuticles might be the only really physically ugly one. And as we get closer to winter, cold temperatures only make the condition worse by drying and cracking sensitive skin. All habits can be broken, so if you're a biter or…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 28, 2009

Beauty Test Drive: Ellen Sirot Hand Perfection Nail And Cuticle Treatment

I have the kind of cuticles that look dry and ragged a day or two after a manicure, and my cracked knuckles sometimes look as if I walk like a gorilla. Despite my best efforts to re-apply lotion after washing my hands and sleeping with my hands slathered in Vaseline and covered with moisturizing gloves,…
By: Annika Harris / October 24, 2009

Could Biotin Supplements Work Wonders For Your Hair And Nails?

Ever heard of Biotin? It's a B-complex vitamin that you probably already have in your system as it's found in lots of foods including milk, tomatoes, soybeans, carrots ... the list goes on. To get all scientific on you for a second, Biotin helps to metabolize amino acids and is also necessary for cell growth.
By: Leonora Epstein / October 21, 2009

So, This Exists: Nail Grillz

I'm very into nail polish; however, I'm not very into how my hands look when the paint begins to chip. If my pinkie loses a little polish but my other nails still look perfect, I could throw on this nail ring from Bijules NYC. Wearing one makes you look like you matched…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 20, 2009

Nail Art For Those Of Us Who Aren’t Into In-Your-Face Designs

Not everyone is into the matte nail craze going on right now. "Matte actually looks really ugly… kind of like you markered your nails like you did when you were a kid," commenter loveitlala told us. Some colors might not look as good when they lose their shine, but nail polish expert Michelle of…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 11, 2009

Lucite Is A Contagious Disease That’s Spreading From Heels To Toes

While generally reserved for strippers, Lucite heels might break into the mainstream thanks to their presence on the Prada runway and in Maison Martin Margiela's collection. But the ones we've seen are pricey -- to the tune of a grand and more -- and some would say they still look cheap. So,…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 28, 2009

Quick Pic: Get Your Claws Into Some Fast Food

Fast food and acrylic nails -- two things that aren't doing women any favors. [Offbeat Earth via BuzzFeed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 28, 2009

Michelle Obama-Appropriate Metallic Nails

CND, the makers of the awesome new Colour & Effects nail polish line, worked with just a handful of designers for New York Fashion Week, to create special layered combinations for each show. Since the colors aren't straight from a bottle, they're sort of like couture nail polish. At both…
By: Catherine Strawn / September 14, 2009

Loving The Matte Nail Trend For Fall

Today our Catherine is absolutely rocking the Russian Navy shade from OPI's new Matte collection, and I have to say, it looks so right-on especially with fall approaching. The lack of shimmer is sophisticated, and the blue tint is less harsh than that whole black nail look that was so big last year.
By: Erin Flaherty / September 1, 2009

The Frizzy Hair/Nice Nails Trade-Off

Humidity makes your hair look like ass, but British researchers have discovered Mother Nature's awful mugginess is actually optimal for growing nails that don't split! Air with 55 percent humidity keeps our nails pliable; unfortunately, excessive amounts of hot water from bathing or hand-washing soften nails too much. A researcher at Manchester University advised,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2009

Super-Long Nails—Are They Back?

Is Rihanna going to single-handedly bring back fake, acrylic, prom-style nails? Take a look at her fingers, specifically her freakishly-long nails. Not only do they have some major length, but check out the shape. Most people rock the square with rounded edges look. Not RiRi. Her nails are almost filed into a point.
By: Nina Carbone / July 29, 2009

Claw Your Way To The Top With These Manicured Gloves

Don't have time to give yourself a manicure? These leather-and-nails gloves by London-designer Dominic Jones are the perfect answer. Slip them on, and you've got yourself an insta-cure, with permanent, perfectly-painted fake fingernails. The handware with hardware comes in two different styles: black leather with silver nails or hot pink leather with gold…
By: Susannah Breslin / July 6, 2009

Manicurist Tries To Rip Fake Nails Off Teenage Girl

I never bother getting manicures because I'll inevitably mess them up 20 minutes later on something totally innocuous, like a cupcake. (No really, true story.) But some women get super serious about their fake nails. Apparently, this includes nail technicians, as demonstrated this week when a Washington State manicurist allegedly attempted to rip off a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2009

O.P.I. Permanent Manicure Creates A Whole Other Nail Problem

I feel so ladylike and put-together when I have a fresh manicure, but that same polish job makes me feel like a sloppy slacker when it chips a few days later. I've tried a couple of things to solve this problem. I was a dedicated daily re-applier of Nail Tek Xtra, but the…
By: Annika Harris / June 3, 2009

Poll: Would You Wear This?

One of the beauty trends at New York Fashion Week was the reverse French manicure, where the moon, rather than the tip, is a different color from the rest of the nail. You might not remember this unless you're a Batman nerd like me, but Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) had nail…
By: Catherine Strawn / February 25, 2009

Crave: Creative Nail Design’s Stickey Base Coat

We love getting weekly manicures (especially at places that give mini neck massages while your nails are drying), but it's kind of painful to fork over $15-ish dollars each week -- that's $780 a year! Which is why we're newly obsessed with Creative Nail Design's Stickey Base Coat. We tested it for about two month…
By: Cheryl Brody Franklin / December 19, 2008
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