Nail art is going in many different and extreme directions, thanks to the likes of Gaga and cool nail technology. While some of the craziest versions require a salon and a professional, the DIY girl still has tons of options.
Different from Sally Hansen Salon Effects strips and not as bizarre as temporary lip tattoos, BigRuby temporary nail tattoos are an easy way to add a bit of flair without too much commitment. They work just like those tattoos you got in a birthday goody bag when you were a kid: cut out the one you want, press it on your dry nail, wet the backing until the tattoo comes off, then cover with a top coat.
There are six sets available: cosmic, garden, star (our fave), mod, sea, and tweet (cute birds). They’re $12 for a pack of 86, and BigRuby also sells a quick drying top coat for $9.95.
Nails always hog the beauty spotlight with their sparkles and zebra stripes. But lips are getting into the act now with some over-the-top products. Last week we introduced you to Morphine lip balm, for those times when you or your loved ones need numb lips. And now we present the next generation of lip adornment: Violent Lips. (Thanks, Racked, for finding these!)
They’re basically like the Sally Hansen nail strips, but for your mouth. The brand refers to them as “temporary tattoos” and they last four to eight hours; you remove them with baby oil. We suspect eating a messy plate of pasta is highly discouraged.
The come in crazy patterns like pink leopard (and tons of other animal prints), red fishnet, rainbow, and pink polka dot--which we need to try NOW. Glitter encrusted styles are coming soon. For $14.95 you get three applications per package.
Does Katy Perry know about these?
Click through to see some more patterns.
We are obsessed with anything involving nail polish and know you are, too. So we're proud to announce a new Fashionista column, The Daily Nail, in which we will feature a bit of nail news--every single day!
Today we're featuring the work of Sophy Robson, whose site has quickly become a must-read for us (and who first showed the world the Fall 2011 Chanel polishes a couple weeks ago). She was tagged to do the nails for ASOS' music issue, and her inspiration was musical nail icons--like Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga (note the butterfly--a McQueen tribute--on the "Gaga" nails.)
Click through to see the gallery of nail icon looks:
We've had reality shows about tanning salons, hair salons, tattoo parlors, fitness studios, and bridal salons. Now, finally, nail salon drama is getting its 15 minutes in the reality TV spotlight.
Nail Files (um, how awsome is that name?) premieres Tuesday June 21 at 10pm EST on the TV Guide Channel.
New York celebrated a milestone this past weekend. Gay marriage was just legalized in the state, and this past Sunday was the first day couples could take advantage of it. (Check out the great coverage in the NY Times Styles section. You will cry.)
The wedding industry has jumped on the opportunity to market things to gay couples, and now the beauty industry is, too. We love this new collection of nail polish by Color Club, which features a rainbow of shades with cheeky names: P is for Pride; Polish for All; Dress for the Parade; Not Just for Kelly, Green; Boys Wear Blue; Express Yourself. We wish they had gone even further with the names, like "Drag Me to Stonewall" or "Queen of Christopher Street." (We have fantasies of being a nail polish namer. Sorry.)