By Amanda Flores | 02/13/2014 - 10:11
Whether or not you have a date this Valentine’s Day, give your nails a romantic upgrade with this how-to from nail art queen Jin Soon Choi, founder of the JINsoon Nail Lacquer line and the Jin Soon Hand & Foot Spas. Then, throw on your LBD and you’re all set for whatever cupid throws your way.
By LeAura Luciano | 09/17/2013 - 12:40
What a whirlwind! As designers sent collections down the runway, we couldn't help but zoom in on the details. Nails have become a larger part in telling the story of a collection each season. So what's hot for spring? Light and texture in bespoke colors with graphic edges, ombre and painterly swirls. As for length, its either short in a soft rounded shape or long almond shaped talons. Take a peek at the biggest standouts from the week:
By Amanda Flores | 09/13/2013 - 11:44
What started as an arena for fashion designers to showcase their latest clothing lines, has evolved into a space where beauty pros give us a preview into new trends in hair, makeup and most recently, nails. Here are a few of our faves.
By Amanda Flores | 06/02/2013 - 11:00
On your big day, throw in a little non-traditional fun with this modern take on every bride’s favorite go-to, the French manicure. CoverGirl’s celebrity manicurist Mar Y Soul shows us how to work in your something blue with a look that shows off your personality. This isn’t mami’s wedding manicure!
By Samantha Leal | 01/31/2013 - 12:46
There's nothing quite like trying an at-home manicure and it coming out totally hot. And that's exactly what will happen once you watch this easy tutorial from video blogger Alba Mayo. Inspired by the film Warm Bodies, which hits theaters Friday, February 1st, the manicure uses two polishes for a cool zombie-inspired look. Oddly enough, the mani would also work for Valentine's Day, which is a bit like the movie: part Zombie flick, part love story. (Seriously!)
By Latina Staff | 01/09/2013 - 12:54
Demi Lovato looked amazing on the red carpet for the VH1 Divas special, but what really caught our eye was her impressive black and metallic mani. Chic with a rocker edge, this nail art only looks hard to do. We caught up with Mar y Soul, celebrity manicurist for COVERGIRL to give us the inside scoop on how to DIY. We have to say, it really doesn't get easier than this!
What you need:
1. COVERGIRL Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss #325 Black Diamond
By Katie Amey | 12/13/2012 - 13:22
A solid-color manicure is so last season! Now, Latina celebs are all about the Japanese-inspired 3D nail art trend, which has been popping up on red carpets and Twitter feeds alike. Check out our picks for the top 5 most enviable celeb nail art styles, plus easy-to-try instructions to get the same looks at home — no expensive manicurist required!
By Amanda Flores | 10/25/2012 - 14:00
Chipping and peeling nails got you down? Sometimes it seems like no matter how carefully you apply the polish, it doesn’t last! Here, NYC celeb manicurist and Advisor to Dermelect Cosmeceuticals, Elle, gives her tips for caring for your nails.
1. Avoid fragranced lotions like the plague in the winter! If you can smell it, it contains alcohol which leads to drying and chaffing.
By Amanda Flores | 06/19/2012 - 20:00
Take your favorite pink polish from girly to edgy with this DIY manicure.
What you'll need:
- Pink polish like Sally Hansen Diamond Strength No Chip Nail Color in Must-Have Iris.
- Metallic silver polish. Try, OPI Nail Lacquer in Pirouette My Whistle.
- Pale pink or nude polish. We like, Zoya Nail Polish in Bela.
- A clear top coat
By Samantha Leal | 05/07/2012 - 12:39
Ombre nails have been seen all over the red carpet lately, and the trend factor doesn’t seem to be waning. The look basically centers on a progression of colors in the same color family. The French word ombre means“shaded”, and in fashion it’s when one shade of a color slowly morphs into another. Are you ready to rock the trend? Check out these two tutorials: