Our intrepid beauty intern, Sara, is a die-hard DIY beauty junkie and found this amazing manicure on a Tumblr (it's been tough to trace, but we believe it originated here.).
Tie-dyed nails, otherwise known as water marbling, have been around for the last few years, but it’s notoriously difficult to get the bright results seen here (on many pictures we’ve seen, the color looks washed out or not as crisp.) Want to try your luck? We sat through countless YouTube tutorials to piece together the best method. Here’s how to do it:
We love Sophy Robson based on her work and her blog alone--hopefully someday we’ll be able to meet her in person and pick her brain for all her nail knowledge. But until then, we can just hang out on Sephora’s website.
The UK-based Robson just did a series of how-to nail art videos, which coincide nicely with the retailer’s recent announcement that they’re going to start offering nail salon services in-store. We are also loving this new trend of actual experts--like Pat McGrath’s collab with Cover Girl--posting videos about how to get certain beauty looks. (Not that we don’t admire the enthusiasm of all those 15-year-olds with YouTube accounts out there.)
Sephora keeps on top of trends and innovation, which is why it's one of the most successful beauty retailers in the universe. Sephora's newest initiative further illustrates its savvy; the store is capitalizing on the current obsession with nails and offering in-store manicures starting at the end of July.
More and more designers are getting into the makeup game (hello, Gareth Pugh!) which makes sense since fashion and beauty go hand in well-manicured hand. Like designers before him--Jason Wu’s collab with CND and Prabal Gurung’s with Sally Hansen come to mind--Giles Deacon is launching a nail polish line.
Grazia is hanging out with the designer this week and he let slip to them that he’s making a foray into the popular world of nail lacquer. He’s done a clothing and accessories collection, called “Gold” with UK high street retailer New Look for several seasons now. The nail polish will be a part of this collection, so we’re not sure if we’ll be able to get our hands on it here in the US.