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Great Gift Alert: Nails Inc. Launches Custom Polishes

By Cristina Velocci on
(Source: Nails Inc.)We all have one in our lives: a nail fiend who owns so many polishes she needs a dedicated Ikea dresser to store them all, and who insists there really is a distinct difference between those five shades of cobalt (sure, if you so say so…). When it comes to shopping for this lacquer lover, we're normally stumped—not just any bottle will do—but now we'll be ready when her birthday rolls around, thanks to Nails Inc.'s new Couture varnishes.For just $20, the British brand...Read Full Story

Spring Beauty Trend: Half-Moon Manis

By Kristina Rodulfo on
(Source: Imaxtree; L-R: Sister by Sibling, Milly, Desigual) This season, take a cue from the Spring 2014 runways and experiment with nail art. Half-moon manicures dominated beauty trends this season at collections for Peter Som, Sister by Sibling, Jenni Kayne, Desigual, and Milly. The design, a twist on the classic French manicure, works on any nail shape and with any two-toned color combination. This nail art is also DIY-friendly, so we've rounded up some top examples for you to try out at...Read Full Story

The 10 Most Wearable Nails from London and Milan Fashion Weeks

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: ImaxTree)We're typically used to seeing rather unrealistic looks on the runways: Extravagant braids, glittered eyelids, and nail art that requires some major skill. Yet this season for both London and Milan Fashion Weeks, we saw some very simple and wearable manicures hit the catwalk. From blushing pinks to classic reds, we picked out our top easy-to-replicate nail looks.This tasty plum manicure from Paul Smith offers a rich and velvety touch.(Source: ImaxTree)This coral pink glitter...Read Full Story

In Today's Bizarre Beauty News, Coke Nail Polish Is A Real Thing

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: OPI)In case an afternoon Diet Coke isn't enough to satisfy your craving, you'll soon be able to get your soda fix via your mani. Yes, you read that correctly: OPI is teaming up with soda king pin The Coca-Cola Company to make a series of nail lacquers inspired by the beverage brand's famous drinks. OPI will draw inspiration from Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Vanilla Coke, Sprite, and lest we forget, Fanta for its new collection.Anyone else wondering all of a sudden where...Read Full Story

Valentine's Day Nail-spiration: Ten Ideas To Steal

By Kristina Rodulfo on
(Source: Deborah Lippmann) From boxes of chocolates to dozens of roses, Valentine's Day has to be the sweetest holiday of the year. It's also a good excuse to indulge in creative nail art—after all, you will be using your hands to open up love letters, pick up bouquets, and maybe even flash a new engagement ring. We rounded up ten designs to suit any style, whether you favor ultra girly reds and pinks or swear by barely-there nude.  Heart Art – Nail guru Jin Soon Choi dreamt up this abstract...Read Full Story

The Must-Try Manicure From NYFW Fall 2014 Has The Midas Touch

By Caitlin Miller on
(Photo courtesy butter LONDON)It seems the USA Olympic athletes aren't the only ones going for gold: Metallic manicures are popping up everywhere at New York Fashion Week Fall 2014. From French tips to textured flakes, let's take a peek at some of the best golden digits we've spotted so far.Keri Blair for MAC created a deconstructed French manicure at Desigual using MAC Screaming Bright nail lacquer as a matte base. She then hand-placed each piece of gold leaf "as if it's raining onto the...Read Full Story

Spotted Backstage at NYFW Fall 2014: Wine-Colored Lips And Tips

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: ImaxTree)We may only be a few days in to New York Fashion Week Fall 2014, but we've already started to notice some trends brewing. Two looks that keep popping up seem to involve our dinnertime beverage of choice: red wine. The lush hue has made beauty appearances several times on the runways, and we're already calling this vino-inspired look a must-try for your lips and tips this fall. For nails, we've noticed several manicurists pairing the rich color with a deep, dark black or gray...Read Full Story

Would You Dare to Wear 3D Nails?

By Francesca Holland on
(Source: The Laser Girls)Remember when Katy Perry rocked a set of nails more bedazzled than her jewel-encrusted The Blonds minidress at the Kids Choice Awards? Or the time Rihanna showed up at a Grammys event with a bespoke manicure that matched her avant-garde Viktor & Rolf frock perfectly? Those designs may have been daring back in 2010 but a lot has changed since then in the world of nail art.  (Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America)Say hello to the future with 3D nails from...Read Full Story

Come See Hannah Bronfman's NYFW-inspired Nails

By Caitlin Miller on
(Photos courtesy Michael Buckner/Getty Images North America; Hannah Bronfman/Instagram)When two of our favorite things join forces, we get really excited. So when we saw that DJ and fashion "It" gal Hannah Bronfman debuted wicked cool Fashion Week-inspired nail art Saturday, we couldn't help but swoon. Bronfman posted the black-and-white DKNY-themed nail art to her Instagram. The hand painted gel manicure depicted DKNY's signature as well as the brand's symbol. The genius behind the mani is...Read Full Story

Nail Art DIY: Black-and-White Tuxedo Nails Like Leona Lewis

By Caitlin Miller on
(Photos courtesy and Leona Lewis/Instagram)Ever seen a woman with really cool nails and wondered, "How she do that?" Well, in all honesty...she probably went to a pro. But if a trip to the manicurist isn't on your agenda, don't fret. You can get salon-worthy nails at home. All you need are the right tools and some patience.A simple DIY nail look (that looks way more complicated than it actually is) is the black-and-white tuxedo nail as seen on Leona Lewis. Manicurist Kimmie Kyees posted a pic...Read Full Story