Welcome to our nail art column–the Top Coat! Every week we’ll be doing a step-by-step nail art tutorial. We’ve already told you the essentials you ne
Designer nail polish collaborations are nothing new, and despite Cathy Horyn declaring at the end of 2011 that they were boring, they don't seem to be slowing down yet. And we're totally fine with that. During our various visits backstage (and stalking our beauty friends on Twitter) this season, we learned about a few exciting new collabs. From Alexander Wang to Betsey Johnson, some cool new nail sets will hit stores this August. And there's even one beloved designer making his first foray into color cosmetics. Intrigued? Click through for all the scoop on which designers will be gracing your digits this coming fall.
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.)