Nails
Wed 06.18
3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection

3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection: Runway to Real Life

NARS has been doing the nails of Phillip Lim’s NYFW models for the last 14 seasons, so this collaboration is no mere whim but rather the result of a long and beautiful partnership.

Mon 06.16
Formula X Press Pods

Formula X Press Pods Review

Formula X just came out with one of the most genius beauty innovations, Formula X Press Pods ($39 for 24) – they’re single-use manicure pods!

Thu 06.12
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Snob or Slob: Glitter French Manicure

There are few nail looks as dated as the French manicure, but what about the latest twist on the outdated look – the glitter French manicure?

Tue 06.03
Jin Soon Choi Tulip Nail Art

Jin Soon Choi Tulip Nail Art: Beauty Bouquet

I’m not really one for nail art. To me, a simple manicure is generally the chicest. When I saw Jin Soon Choi’s tulip designs, though, I was impressed. Maybe it was because I was desperate for spring or that red is one of my favorite colors (it brings you luck!), but in reality, what’s so great about this nail art is that it’s subtle.

Fri 05.23
Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish

Nails Inc. Gel Effect Polish

I love a gel manicure as much as the next person but, at least for me, it’s not worth the arduous removal process nor is it worth the risk of nail damage (or worse skin cancer…) because of the UV lamp. Now Nail Inc. has launched a safe alternative with their Gel Effect Polishes.

Wed 05.21
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Butter London Lolly Brights

I found this picture on Butter London’s Instagram and it does their new polishes way better justice than any of the ones I took! Called Lolly Brights, the brand’s new collection consists of six limited edition shades ($15 each), my favorite of which is Ladybird (top left).

Tue 05.06
Frugal Snob

Frugal Snob: (Very) Limited Edition Maybelline Bleached Neons Collection

I’m not gonna lie – my favorite polishes are Tom Ford. He’s got a killer color selection, you only need one coat, and they last forever…but $32 isn’t exactly conducive to buying up the whole collection. While Ford’s polishes are mostly staple, season-less colors, for something fun and fleeting check-out Maybelline’s new line of polishes.

Mon 03.31
Mani Monday

Mani Monday: Chanel Pirate Nail Colour

Start the week out right with a dramatic mani! Personally, I’m having a red moment, and Chanel’s Le Vernis Pirate shade was just the cherry hue I was craving. The formulas for some brands dry nails out, but Chanel’s moisturizes and strengthens, especially when you apply a strong base coat first (which will also prevent your nails from getting stained red).

Mon 03.24
Best Spring Pastels

Best Spring Pastels: A Glimmer of Shimmer

Remember those pastel – or I should say, pasty – lipsticks we wore in the ninth grade? We all looked like defective Barbies with our frosty blue eye shadow and pale pink lips. Fortunately, the science behind our makeup has only improved since then, as have the trends! Today’s pastels involve just a glimmer of shimmer, rather than a chalky, unflattering consistency.