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:
By Jazmin Perez | 12/11/2008 - 16:51
I love freshly polished nails, but in the winter I absolutely dread getting manicures. I can't stand the thought of putting my already-cold hands in water, and in the end leaving them to dry under a fan that blows air on them. To make things worse, I obviously can't put my warm gloves on top of almost dry nails when it's time to leave for fear of getting a smudge (the horror!!).
By Monica Herrera | 08/18/2008 - 18:08
It’s great to know how to give yourself a manicure in case you don’t have the time to visit a nail salon or if you are on a tight budget. Sandra Mariscal, Latina's beauty assistant, paid a visit to Marianna Mejia, a nail technician at Haven Nail Spa to get the 411 on this tried and true beauty regimen. Here’s a brief synopsis of what you’ll learn in our video:
By Latina Staff | 01/22/2008 - 10:25
We're talking about juicy orange, hot pink, even tropical green polish. Here, our favorite bold shades for fingers and toes.
1. Dark skin: A shimmery magenta really pops!
OPI Nail Lacquer in Flashbulb Fuchsia ($8:
2. A smooth finish: A brush with super-flat bristles applies polish evenly, so there are no air bubbles.
L'Oréal Paris Pro Manicure Nail Polish in Drama Queen ($5)