If you’ve recently picked up a gossip magazine, signed onto Pinterest
, or visited a college campus, you’re well aware of the “statement nail” polish trend that’s
sweeping the ring fingers of women everywhere. Confused? Celebrtities and young girls alike have been painting their ring fingers a different color, texture, or pattern than the rest of their digits. In fact, it’s so common that just today my manicurist asked me what other color I wanted when I only handed her one bottle of polish. Crazy! It’s a fun, pretty way for girls and young women to get creative with lacquers, but we’re not sending the older women in our lives to join the party. We think it’s a fad that’ll fade quicker than we can say tacky. posted by Cody
Have you heard of beso.com? It’s a site devoted to shopping (need I say more). To help the hunt, they pick the brains of industry peeps like myself to see what’s on our lists, which may just inspire yours. So, when I was asked about the beauty products I’m all about right now, of course I had to tell. Read More
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I’m wearing EvolutionMan Nail Paint in Stand Out. Formulated for a man (yes, really…have you heard of “guyliner
“?) yet equally wearable for a woman. I can’t tell you how many compliments I’ve gotten wearing this metallic charcoal. It’s all about the matte finish — edgy and elegant. And the color pops against my turquoise Coach Madison wallet.
We expected Adele to be this year’s Grammy darling, but who knew her nails would be the topic that blew up on twitter. The singer surprised us sporting dagger-shaped nails inspired by Louboutins. Here’s how to do it yourself, courtesy of Nailtini.
1. Trying to paint the underside of your natural nail might be difficult and too messy to work with, even for skilled professionals. Use artificial nails or tips instead. Trim or file your natural nail down so it can’t be seen over the tip of your finger. Size artificial nails to all 10 fingers and set aside.
2. Paint the underside of each nail/tip with two coats of a classic red lacquer and allow the polish to dry completely. Apply 1-2 drops of nail glue to artificial nail and press onto nail bed holding in place until it sets. Repeat for all nails. Quick tip: Be careful not to use too much – you don’t want it seeping out the sides.
3. Paint tops of nails with your choice color, and then embellish with rhinestones or a glitter topcoat like Nailtini Sparkler.
Thank goodness for brainy science peeps who can use their techie prowess to create awesome innovations for the beauty industry. While we fiddle with our iPhones we can try on hundreds of nail polish colors and get personal hair consultations. Cosmetic companies have released some amazing beauty apps. See a few we’re having fun with right now:
Jewelry designer, interior designer, fashion icon extraordinaire, Iris Apfel, has teamed up with MAC Cosmetics to create a makeup collection inspired by her eccentric style. The spunky lip, eye and nail colors ooze Apfel—especially the hot pink, orange and red lipsticks. There’s a clear emphasis on color (think teal eye shadow and magenta nail lacquer) but there are a few nudes laced throughout to balance the quirky colors. At first glance the collection looks like it’d be suited for a younger crowd, but hey—the ninety year old is painting on the fun and we think she looks damn good doing it. posted by Cody
(The collection is currently available at MAC locations and www.maccosmetics.com)
posted by Cody
Last year’s event
was such a success, Bump Club and Beyond and The Beauty Girl are partnering again. This year’s night out — Best Beauty Buys for Busy Moms
— is going to be even bigger and better! Treat yourself to a night of pampering
and FUN PLUS style and beauty product 411
from yours truly. Every ticket comes with your choice of a mini-manicure
or brow shaping
from Bliss Spa, food and a gift bag
worth $100+ in beauty products (they’re gonna be filled with lots of amazing stuff!). We’ll be giving away thousands of dollars in beauty products and services
as well as a brand new Promenade stroller from phil&Ted’s. Click here
or the invite to purchase tickets to the Feb. 6th event.
If there’s ever an occasion screaming for sparkle, it’s New Years. Here’s my favorite glittery combo for nails or toes: one coat of Nails Inc. lacquer in Maddox Street topped with Nails Inc. 3D Glitter Polish in Sloane Square. It’s edgy, sophisticated and finishes off a little black holiday dress.