From subtle shimmer to full-on glitter, and every shade of red imaginable, the holiday nail polish collections are pretty fancy this year. Here are the 10 best we’ve seen for the sparkliest season of the year.
Yes it’s still August, but the days are already shorter and the nights a bit cooler. You know what that means: It’s time for the fall nail polish collections to drop! Getting sick to death of neons and soft nudes? If so, you are going to love fall. There are a lot of rich jewel Read more →
It looks like Tom Bachik, Chanel’s MAN-icurist, has himself some competition for most adorable male manicurist ever. While perusing Nails Magazine (yes, that exists), we stumbled across an article about Gerardo Chavez, who works in the shipping department at China Glaze’s parent company AII and were immediately charmed. It turns out that he has an Read more →
When it starts to get really cold, the only thing we can think about is warmth. And the sun. And color. While we can’t have the first two quite yet, cosmetics companies are meeting our need for the third: The spring nail polish collections are here! (Or will be very soon.) While there were a lot of neutral nails on spring runways, it seems like color for real-life nails is going nowhere. From bright pastels to shocking neon, we’re happy that nails aren’t going to be so serious this season.
Click through to see our ten favorite shades from the collections.
In a saga that is getting almost as dramatic as the one happening over at Dior, we have more news about that Hunger Games-inspired nail polish collection. It’s happening again! (Well, for now.) In case you need a reminder of the timeline:
Today just keeps getting better for Hunger Games fanatics. On the heels of the release of the full trailer (which you can watch after the jump), comes this, from Bellasugar: Beauty brand China Glaze is launching an official The Hunger Games nail polish collection. OMFG!
Halloween is just around the corner, and while you can’t exactly wear a costume to the office, your fingertips can provide the perfect outlet for some spooky spirit. Sure, you could pick up one of the many holiday polishes out there, but what’s coolor: a trendy shade of orange, or a Goosebumps-esque slime design?
Though some forms of nail art might seem a little out of reach for those with not-so-steady hands, it’s a lot easier than you think and there are some simple Halloween designs you can do with shades you probably already have at home.
To try out nail art of your own, you’ll just need a few supplies.
Base Coat–My go-to is Sally Hansen’s Diamond Strength Instant Nail Hardener. A strengthening base coat is key.
Top Coat–Seche Vite is the best. Period. It’s super shiny, dries really fast, and never splinters.
Q-tips and Polish Remover–Everyone makes mistakes.
**Optional: Thin-Brush Polish–They’re great for French manicures or contrasting tips, making polka dots, stripes… everything. They’re just easier to use than regular size brushes. I recommend Hurricane, which you can find at most beauty supply stores, but Milani’s Precision Brush is good too and is available at CVS. I advise getting white and black. If you don’t have a thin brush or don’t want to buy one, don’t worry. It’s not necessary, just simpler. And if you want to do some detailing, you can always dip a pin or toothpick in your polish
Properly armed? Click through to get a step-by-step guide for five different Halloween nail art designs!
Yellow nail polish is one trend that keeps popping up year after year and just will not die. It seems to be fueled by whatever pop tartlet is embracing it that particular season. Rihanna did it in 2007. Katy Perry did in 2010. And this year, of course, Lady Gaga wore yolk-y yellow nails–courtesy of Deborah Lippmann–for her egg stunt at the Grammys.
This past weekend I saw three different tweets discussing yellow nails and sending Twitpics of freshly painted yellow nails. Will you wear this trend? I have to say I’m firmly against it.