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 Sally Mercedes | 03/20/2012 - 16:40
The spring is officially here and we want to make sure you're on top of the trends and look fabulous all season long. Fashion and make-up are important but you can't forget your nails! The major fashion shows are behind us, the winning nail looks have emerged, and we're here to fill you in.
Here are the top 10 spring nail colors and trends for this spring!
By Kate Sandoval | 04/29/2011 - 12:45
We were so excited to find out that Kate Middleton decided to wear our favorite new nail trend—blending colors— on her wedding day. According to PEOPLE, the newly anointed Duchess of Cambridge was treated to a luxurious manicure by her mother-in-law Camilla Parker Bowles by celebrity manicurist Marina Sandoval of Jo Hansford Salon in London.
To create Kate’s neutral look, Sandoval blended two colors, Bourjois Rose Lounge and Essie's #423 Allure.
By Kate Sandoval | 03/15/2011 - 08:50
Are you as ready for spring as we are? Maybe it’s the time change or the sliver of sunlight that peeked through the clouds this past weekend or all those open-toe wedges displayed in shop windows, but we’re officially over the winter.
And, for us, a new season means new nail polish colors! Here are all the hottest new spring shades we can’t wait to wear:
By Kate Sandoval | 02/22/2011 - 11:30
Big news, mateys! To coincide with this summer’s most-anticipated blockbuster, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, both OPI and DuWop are launching collections inspired by the film.
DuWop’s “Isla Sirena” collection includes Mermaid Venom (a plumping lip gloss), a Rotating Map Palette (which features the treasure map form the film and spins to reveal nine eye shadows, three lip glosses, and three gel eyeliners), and Caribbean IcedTea Lip Treatments in flavors like Butter Rum (yum!).
By Annie Huaraca | 12/09/2010 - 13:45
If you’ve envied Fergie’s funky nail art (remember her leopard print and her zebra stripe tips?), then you’re about to be obsessed with the latest nail art-inspired polish. It’s called OPI Black Shatter and will be sold at salons, Dillard’s, JCPenney, Pure Beauty, Regis, Ulta, Beauty First, Chatters, and Beauty Brands starting in January for $8.50.
By Kate Sandoval | 09/23/2010 - 13:20
Do you remember last fall’s “greige” nail polish trend? It was a putty color that was a blend of gray and beige. Well, it’s back. But this time greige gets mixed with other pastel shades, like green, purple, pink, and brown. I call them muddy pastels, and they’re perfect for transitioning from a summer of bright colors to fall’s toned-down neutrals. Click through this slideshow for five sure-to-sell-out-fast options:
By Kate Sandoval | 08/10/2010 - 12:22
Ever since I saw photos of Selena Gomez at the Teen Choice Awards, I have been on a mission to find out what nail polish she wore. I emailed her photo around to manicurists and nail polish brands asking if they recognized the beautiful royal blue/slightly purple shade.
By Kate Sandoval | 08/06/2010 - 15:00
Pantone Color Institute named turquoise the color of 2010 and, according to celeb manicurist Tom Bachik, it works with every skin tone—and looks especially gorgeous as a pop of color on nails. Vanessa Hudgens gave her own spin to the trend, painting nine of her fingernails turquoise and one of her nails gold to match her ring.
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: