Posts Tagged Nails

100 Crush-Worthy Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas

It’s no secret that holidays produce the most festive fingertips. While we’ve seen some jaw-dropping designs for Christmas and Halloween , the whimsical creations that come out of Valentine’s Day hold a special place in our chocolate-and-rose-loving souls. And just because filling out Valentine’s Day cards for classmates may be a thing of the distant past doesn’t mean you can’t show your spirit for the holiday of love. So we combed Instagram to find cute and crafty manicures to inspire your next look – no matter your relationship status.

– Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo

I've Switched to Aerosol Nail Polish Remover, and I'm Never Going Back

I, like many of you, would prefer to get my nails done professionally 10 out of 10 times. That’s unfortunately not always a possibility, which is why I’ve built an at-home manicure kit to give me the closest thing I can get to salon-fresh nails. One of the most important products is nail polish remover.

I’ll be honest: I truly have always had a hate/hate relationship with polish removers. I find many of them irritate the skin around my nails or severely dry out the skin on my fingers, from even the smallest contact. Not to mention, I have spilled polish remover on so many of my own surfaces . . . and others’ (sorry, Mom/Dad – I still can’t afford to buy you a new dining table).

Recently, however, I discovered Spray Away . It’s an aerosol nail polish remover, which may sound like a disaster, but after testing it, I can confirm it’s amazing! It’s 100 percent spill-proof and didn’t dry out my skin, and I didn’t have to go through 100 cotton balls trying to remove dark nail polish. Check out the pictures of my at-home test and see for yourself.

Zoom In on All the Best Manis From the Teen Choice Awards

Beaded gowns, rhinestone-encrusted minaudières, baubles and bling – in our eyes, they all pale in comparison to the glittering beauty of a freshly lacquered nail. Due to all the incredible manicures, the red carpets of 2017 award season have us mesmerized. Read on to see some of the most fabulously famous fingers.

Wonder Woman Nail Wraps Are Here to Make Your Manicure More Badass

Before you hit theaters for the premiere of Wonder Woman, wipe off your nail polish and replace it with these heroic nail wraps.

To celebrate the feminist superhero, Jamberry is launching a line of limited-edition nail decals that will make you feel glamorous and badass at the same time. The collection features 10 bold designs, including the iconic Wonder Woman logo, sketches of the hero, trendy stars and stripes, and more. They’re the perfect way to flaunt your love for the fandom, but they’re also stylish enough to rock beyond just the movies.

You can snag the collection now at ($18 per sheet) or through a local consultant. Get a closer look at the nail swag ahead!

Fidget Spinner Nail Art Is Here – and We've Officially Reached Peak 2017

ICYMI, fidget spinners have become quite the polarizing craze this year, with some parents praising their focus-increasing qualities while teachers denounce their tendency to disrupt the classroom. Regardless of which side you’re on, one beauty YouTuber just introduced the world to a new trend that’s sure to blow your damn mind: fidget spinner nail art. I can honestly say I never saw this coming (like, ever), but hey, it’s 2017, and apparently nothing is off limits these days.

Natasha Lee expertly crafted her tiny fidget spinner using nail acrylic, which she formed with a brush, nail drill, and hand file. After painting the doll-sized gadget with a cool galaxy pattern, she adhered it to her nail using acrylic (although regular nail glue would work as well). Watch her video tutorial above to see how she got the job done.

You Can Now Get a Free Cote Nail Polish When You Buy Everlane Sandals

I will use any excuse I can to go shopping – especially when it comes to shoes. When I heard about this Everlane x Cote Nail Polish collaboration, I knew I had to snag a pair (and share the deal with friends and family, aka you guys!). Right now, when you buy a pair of Everlane’s new Form Sandals in Cross-Over or Slides ($118), you also receive a complimentary, complementary color of Cote Nail Polish (the polishes are normally $18).

The shoes are that cozy-chic pair you can rock from poolside to the bar (without looking like you’re in beach flip-flops). It features a buttery Italian leather and pre-formed fit sole. This comfy shoe is offered in black, pale rose, wine, and navy.

Here’s where Cote comes in: the non-toxic nail polish brand selected four bestselling shades to match those sandal hues, so your pedi will look on point. The lacquers available are No. 16 (a perky bubblegum pink), No. 50 (a universally flattering tomato red), No. 57 (a sunny sunflower yellow), and No. 71 (a cheery sky blue). So, for example, Nos. 16 or 57 pair lovely with the wine-colored sandals, while No. 50 looks lovely with the rose ones, and No. 71 is pretty against the navy.

Also note that while you can choose your sandal shade, the polish colors are selected at random. So you get what you get, and you don’t get upset! That said, like wine and cheese, it’s hard to pair these wrong.

My advice: get your credit card ready if you want in – this deal is only available to first 1,000 shoppers. Good luck!

15 Millennial Pink Nail Polish Options to Consider This Spring

Gone are the days when pink was viewed as a cheesy color reserved for little girls. As it turns out, adult women are swooning over a very specific shade of the cheerful hue right now – “millennial pink” – and marketers have taken note. Think about the color of that bubblegum you popped for hours on end as a child and then add a dose of coral. That’s the best way to describe this popular hue.

We’re thrilled that the sophisticated peachy-blush tone has cropped up in the beauty world , especially in one of our favorite product categories: nail polish. According to Essie celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders , it’s no surprise millennial pink is hot right now.

“We first saw ‘millennial pink’ walk down the runway at the F/W 2016 Alexander Wang NYFW show,” Saunders told POPSUGAR. “It was the first time the designer deviated from his go-to sandy matte beige nail. That’s when I knew it was here to stay . . . and that Fiji by Essie would sell out that season.”

Millennial pink is special because it complements a variety of complexions. “Our eye is naturally attracted to pink, because it’s a color that feels modern and feminine,” Saunders adds. “It’s soft but powerful. Millennial pink is flattering on all skin tones, because it’s a mix of red and white. Depending on the depth and tone of pink, the variation looks good on everyone.”

With that said, get inspired to up your beauty game by putting the trend to the test with our favorite millennial pink nail polish finds. We promise your digits will look way prettier with this neutral in your manicure routine. Keep clicking to dive in.

29+ Seahorse Manicures That Will Rival Mermaids and Unicorns

Mermaids and unicorns have been the beauty battle of the year, and we may have found another to add to the mix . . . seahorses. They are just as cute and just as magical, and the best part is they are real living creatures. The tiny underwater creatures were just made to be surrounded by holographic, iridescent glitter goodness, and honestly who wouldn’t love to see them on palettes and makeup brushes ? If you aren’t already convinced, scroll through and see for yourself how seahorses make the cutest manicures going.

20 of the Hottest Drugstore Launches of Summer 2016

Summer is just around the corner, which means beauty routines are being switched up to better deal with everything from sun protection to frizzy hair. It’s a great excuse to try new products and edit your makeup bag – and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, a lot of our favorite beauty finds can be found at the local drugstore, which means two things: convenience and low prices. And who doesn’t love the sound of that? From a Katy Perry-curated line of matte lipsticks in the coolest colors to a new iteration of a cult favorite skin care product, here are 20 drugstore beauty launches coming your way this Summer.

3 Kitchen Staples That'll Transform Your Beauty Routine

The following post was originally featured on HipLatina .

A well-stocked pantry isn’t just a plentiful source of delicious and healthy meals – it’s an endless supply of at-home, do-it-yourself beauty that won’t break the bank. Here are a few ways to produce your own concoctions in su cocina, one pantry ingredient at a time.

9 New Products You Are Going to Be Obsessed With This Year

One of the best things about going backstage at Fashion Week season after season is watching which products the makeup artists and hairstylists use to create their masterpieces. Many times, they are lipsticks, shadows and liners that haven’t even hit the shelves yet – which piques are interest even more. Plus, since we get a sneak peek to the latest and greatest in the hands of the pros , we also get to see exactly how they use it – not only making us want to add those products to our shopping carts immediately, but also actually giving us a great reason why.

Here are the hottest new products launching this year that were used for the Fall 2016 Fashion Week shows, so you can create your very own shopping list – plus, how each one was used on the runway.

35 Standout Drugstore Launches of 2016 So Far

For beauty-lovers, the start of 2016 means switching up a beauty routine, cleaning out an overstuffed makeup bag, and, most importantly, keeping an eye out for the latest and greatest in skin care, makeup, and hair . Whether or not your resolution this year is to resist the urge to splurge, you’re going to want to head to the drugstore within the next few months. The new products hitting shelves are going to be quite the treat for beauty enthusiasts, and let’s be honest: the best part is that they’re available almost everywhere, and the price is right! We’re almost certain you’ll want to get your hands on most, if not all, of these new launches – from a new cosmetics line with LED lights embedded into its products to a powder that transforms into a face scrub.

15 Beauty Products That Will Turn You On

Aside from being a beauty editor, the dream job we aspired to while growing up, was being the person who came up with all the clever names on makeup packaging. While some shades may be less than inspiring (“warm beige,” anyone?) and others are just silly, there are a few brands that go for shock value. And these are, in our opinion, the most naughtily named, titillating product titles. From the aptly dubbed Lashgasm mascara to the unabashed Sex eye shadow, these beautifiers are bound to ruffle a few feathers . . . in a good way. But be warned – at least one of them is NSFW!

These Were the 15 Hottest New Beauty Products of 2015

If you really thought about it, you would be downright overwhelmed by how many new beauty products hit the market every year. But over the course of the past few months , we’ve narrowed down the hundreds of hair treatments, skin serums, nail polishes, and cosmetics to our select favorites . Now that 2015 is coming to a close, we’ve cut the year’s best launches down to 15 exemplary products that are worth the splurge. From an in-shower moisturizer that keeps your skin hydrated all day to a salt spray that actually leaves your hair soft and touchable, these are the items you need to buy – that is, before 2016’s swag starts hitting shelves .

12 Beauty Uses For Baking Soda and 1 You Should Never Try

Our box of baking soda has been lurking somewhere in the back of the fridge for months. But now we know the Arm & Hammer belongs in a place of honor in the bathroom. Sodium bicarbonate isn’t just for cleaning the oven and curbing kitchen odors. This white powder also has amazing beauty benefits. Just like coconut oil and olive oil , you can use it from hair to toenails. You can even gargle with baking soda for fresher breath and healthier teeth. Keep reading to learn all the ways to incorporate baking soda into your daily beauty routine and one rumored remedy to completely avoid.

Kate Middleton-Approved Beauty Buys That'll Make You Feel Like a Royal

That bouncy chestnut-brown hair, those lovely smoky eyes, the radiant skin . . . it’s no wonder we’re all smitten with Kate Middleton . The Duchess of Cambridge has made household names out of the fashion labels she favors, and we think it’s high time her go-to beauty brands get the same treatment. As such, we’ve tracked down the beauty buys you’ll find in the royal’s makeup bag, from cult favorites we all know and love to lesser-known staples we’re dying to try. Scooping her beauty swag isn’t quite the same as, say, marrying a prince and having access to the royal jewels, but we can live with that. Keep reading to discover the Kate-inspired gifts, perfect for yourself or your princess friends.

35 Gorgeous Stocking Stuffers You Won't Want to Give Away

While we love pretty palettes and cozy candles , we have a special place in our hearts for stocking stuffers. The goodies often have fun and festive packaging for the holidays, are ultraportable because of their smaller size – and they’re just so darned cute! We rounded up some of the best, bitty beauty must haves for this Winter and arranged them from most affordable to most luxe (for your shopping convenience). We’re pretty sure you’ll end up keeping half of them for yourself . . .