Lavender & Chartuese: Spring Picks
The two spring polish colors to take away from the Oscars this year: Lavender and Chartreuse. I was inspired mostly by Cate Blanchett’s dress, but also Mila Kunis’ as well. Design aside, I love the color story of this dress.
Jade By Chanel: The Myth, The Infamy
If you don’t believe me you can check out this article in The Sunday Times. Chanel’s Jade was released in 2009 only to be literally sold out within an hour of its release. Ever since then, it has become the end all be all of nail polish collecting. Last I checked it was selling for nearly 200 dollars on private auction sites. With its release of Jade, Chanel has put itself on the map,...
Nails on Celluloid
Nails Are For Nerds
Some ideas for what to wear at the upcoming SDCC. You could land a nerd with these nails.
Blue Nail Polish Junkie
So because everyone loved my Chanel Riva post so much I figured I’d share my latest collecting obsession: blue polish.
great color: chanel riva
Perfect for spring.
The Reverse French
I’m so obsessed with this look. A tip for doing this at home is to take a circular sticker and put it on the bottom of your nail. Then paint the entire nail. After it’s dry, remove the sticker. Throw on some Seche Vite and you’re set.
She’s beautiful and her nails are always on point. All you need to know.
black nails forever
I will never stop wearing black nail polish no matter how trendy it gets. I used to buy wet and wilds with my best friend for 99 cents when we were 12. This was until they stopped selling the old bottles from the 90’s.
I just got this done today. I’d post a picture of mine, but my camera sucks and I’m pretty sure I’m not cool with the entirety of the inter-web looking at my feet. I got this exact color. It’s super chromed out. ANYWAY if you haven’t heard of Minx, it’s basically a sticker that they heat up under a lamp and put on your nail. They cut it to fit the shape and...
Regardless of how you feel about her music, her nails are bomb. My favorite is the mesh piece on black lacquer. She also created a shade called Bad Romance for celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippman’s polish line.
nail graphics: snoopy
If you’re not familiar with the Rockstar manicure, here are the steps: 1. cuticle care, filing, lots of buffing, dehydrator 2. application of clear gel (mine was OPI Axxium) 3. pour on lots of glitter 4. more clear gel and clean up which includes filing and buffing This is all interspersed with bouts of UV lamp time so that the gel will harden properly. Also there are literally a...
Tom Ford has a new nail polish out that’s being sold with his new Black Orchid set (comes with lipstick and solid perfume) that’s been highly coveted. I don’t get this. Don’t get me wrong, Tom Ford: you are the sexiest gay man to walk this earth and also an incredible designer, but don’t try to act like you invented vamp and sell it for 140 at Bergdorf’s....
Giles EEK Mani
My attempt at the Sophy Robson Giles EEK manicure for all the haters out there.
Totoro Nail Art
Who doesn’t love Totoro? When I saw this I nearly died. In the good way.
If you haven’t heard of her, Sophy Robson is an amazing voice in the nail art community. She is not only a skilled manicurist, but an incredible designer. She and her infamous “nail squad” create luxury nail art for high end fashion designers such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Tom Ford. Her blog has become a staple for me. Here are some of her designs: What I love about...