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Three Nail Polishes to Turn Your Tips into Confectionery Treats

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Nails Inc., LAQA&Co., Zoya)If you're like us here at StyleBistro, your favorite part of summer is the return of the ice cream man. This summer, let your saccharine-loving self indulge the calorie-free way with glittery nail polishes so decadent, they make sprinkles look tame. (And yes, glitter nail polish is appropriate outside of middle school hallways and New Year's Eve Parties—we promise.) LAQA&Co.'s Cagney Gold Fleck Manicure Duo pen ($16) is the perfect combination of sweet and...Read Full Story

We've Got The Exact Nail Colors Used For Lea Michele's Foil Rainbow Mani

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Lea Michele/Instagram)We're suckers for painted tips. From red to aqua and all the varying degrees of nail art in between, we love it. So when Lea Michele gave us behind-the-scenes snaps of her mani from her new music video "On My Way," we couldn't help but oogle. The colorful tips looked like a spattering of rainbow colors with the touch of a foil finish. Michele's look was created by celeb manicurist, Jenna Hipp, but you can get the same look at home fairly easily with Ciaté's Very...Read Full Story

Meet The Future Of Nail Polish—Formula X Press Pods

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Sephora)Does the future of the nail world rest on a tiny pod? Perhaps. Sephora's Formula X brand just released a new innovative set of single-use nail polish pods that will change the way you dress your digits. The Press Pods ($39 for 24 pods) are single-use capsules that are basically a quick mani or pedi in a bottle. If you're wondering, yes, the capsule does have enough to cover all 10 nails in two coats of lacquer. The lacquer pods come in 24 of Formula X's best-selling creams...Read Full Story

LONDONTOWN Lakur Offers The Best Of Both Worlds With Its Luxury, Vegan Nail Polishes

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Lakur)It's not every day that luxury and vegan go together, especially in the beauty world. But with LONDONTOWN's Lakur nail polish, the two beautifully merge to create a swanky, quality polish that's vegan, gluten free, and cruelty free. The British-based brand was started by Natasha Dillon, whose grandmother used to handpick botanicals and flower oils to create a hydrating, healing hand remedy. Dillon then used her old English family remedy to develop kur, a naturally derived nail...Read Full Story

Nail Trend To Try: Tinted Top Coats

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: OPI and Sally Hansen)You've heard it a million times: Don't forget the top coat! But what if top coat wasn't just a post-lacquering afterthought? What if it was a part of your manicure's overall look, too? Well, the nail world is doing just that—making top coat stylish. Tinted top coats are slowly sprouting up in the nail world. From barely there pastels to a full-on "smoky" look, it looks like colorful top coats are here to stay. OPI has the most offerings for the new trend. Their...Read Full Story

Can You Guess The Famous Face Who Sported These Coachella Nails?

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Alessandra Ambrosio/Instagram)Coachella is the wonderful time of year when celebs and festival goers join together to party listen to music all day. In recent years, it's become as much of a place to showcase fashion and beauty as it has to hear indie bands. In fact we've been swooning over the festival looks all weekend. (We're pretty sure head scarves are going to be our new go-to for summer, thanks to Vanessa Hudgens.) But one look we can't get enough of are these super cool...Read Full Story

Fashion Photographer John Russo Creates A Photo-worthy Nail Collection

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(Source: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Europe; John Russo)To be a fashion photographer, you've got to have quite the eye for all things beautiful. So naturally, it makes sense someone with such an affinity for aesthetically pleasing things would feel compelled to enter into other aspects of the fashion and beauty industry. And that's precisely what fashion photographer John Russo has done. The shutterbug, whose work has graced the covers of industry faves such as Vogue, Elle, and Glamour, has...Read Full Story

Is It Just Us Or Does OPI Have The Craziest Collabs?

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(Source: OPI)We're not sure what's in the water over at OPI headquarters, but it might just be the secret to their never-ending string of creative collabs. We always knew we could count on OPI for great nail colors and unique partnerships, but it seems like lately the label has found inspiration in anything and everything—the company has launched five collabs in the past two months alone! Curious as to what you can expect from the nail brand? We've done the leg work for you and rounded up its...Read Full Story

The Dreamiest Pastel Polishes For Spring

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: ImaxTree)So what if winter refuses to go away? We're rebelling against these ridiculously cold temperatures with pretty pastel manicures that just scream spring. Ever since we saw the pastel trend on the runways of New York Fashion Week at Zac Posen, Kate Spade, Badgley Mischka and more, we couldn't wait for the temps to get warmer to give the look a try. And while the weather may not be cooperating, that's not going to stop us from rocking light and bright hues. See our runway...Read Full Story

Nearly Nude: Three Ways To Wear Barely-There Nails

By Caitlin Miller on
(Sources: Essie; Target; ImaxTree)If you think nude nail polish is boring, let us convince you otherwise: The barely-there mani was very popular on the Spring 2014 runways, and now that the season offically kicks off this Thursday, it's time to give the stripped-bare look a go. Check out the coolest ways to dress up nude nails straight from New York Fashion Week Spring 2014. Plus, see the exact nail colors used to get the runway-ready looks.In The Buff: Tips at Alexander Wang were a classic...Read Full Story