Archive: Nails

PIC: Katy Perry is the latest star to join the ‘Stiletto Nail’ trend!

Katy Perry is the latest celebrity to be seen sporting the ‘Stiletto Nail’ trend! She tweeted the picture above, along with: “Nails for the day… This took 4ever to type.”

The long, tapered and sharpened nails are becoming increasingly popular amongst celebs, with fans like Rihanna, Fergie and now Katy Perry!

“It’s a very dramatic,” Irene Nahon, owner of the FiFi Nail Salon in midtown Manhattan told the News. “It’s definitely a hot look. Not for the conservative or for the office.”

Not all nail salons in the city will know exactly what a “stiletto nail’ is yet but most can help you choose the length of your tip and file it down to the exact amount of pointiness you desire.

You can choose your polish or add jewels and pick any kind of wrap you like. Once the nail is set with UV gel and wrapped, your talons are permanent.

Total cost: Around $120. The most popular color? Black.

One reason women seem to like the stiletto nail is that it elongates the fingers and hand, Jamie Ahn, owner of Acqua Beauty Bar and Townhouse Spa in Manhattan told the News.

A downside? Injury.

“People have to be careful,” says Ahn. “You can really poke yourself in the eye. I’ve seen it a lot more times than you would think.”

“Men don’t seem to like the look much either,” she added.

What do you think – do you like them? I’m not a fan, personally.

ZOYA introduces new line, ‘Intimate’ is beautiful!

I’m a huge fan of ZOYA. I’ve loved their polishes for years, you should see my bathroom! I think I have close to 100 ZOYA polishes! Here’s their new and exciting line, Intimate.

The new line – just in time for Spring – introduces six new colors! The shades include: Caitlin, Dannii, Dove, Gemma, Jules and Marley. Each polish is $7.

I love their polish. It goes on smoothly and beautifully, and lasts forever!

Buy the new line here!

Kate Middleton’s Nickname Becomes New Nail Polish Shade

Are you obsessed with the royals? Follow every move Kate Middleton makes? You’re in luck! There’s a new royal wedding-themed nail polish that you’re going to love!

This March, Butter London will release a glittery new shade – with a nod to Kate Middleton’s long-awaited nuptials – called, “No more Waity, Katie.”

The limited-edition nail laquer is grayish-blue and glitter-infused, according to Nonie Créme, Butter London’s creative director. And of course, it gives a cheeky nod to Kate’s pre-engagement nickname, “Waity Katie.”

The nail care company, a cult favorite that prides itself on selling chemical-free products, will ship the nail polish internationally. It will retail for around $22.

Pre-ordering on zuneta.com for “No More Waity, Katie” will begin in the first week of March, and the product will officially launch the second week of the month.

No word on whether or not Kate will wear the polish herself!

PS: For $22 – it better be something fantastic. I can’t imagine ever spending that much on one bottle of polish! It better glow with royalty!

Pre-order your polish here!


Zoya introduces ‘Black Swan’ inspired finger nail polish!

Funny how life works out sometimes…

Growing up in the Soviet Union, a little girl named Zoya dreamed of being a ballerina and dancing to Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Now, many years later, after a life immersed in music as a classical pianist and becoming a star in world of cosmetics, dreams have come true.

Enter the recent theatrical release of Black Swan. Early on in the film as the lead dancer, Nina (portrayed by Natalie Portman), prepares in her dressing room for a gala where she will be revealed to the masses as the new Swan Queen, a solitary elegant bottle of nail polish briefly takes over the screen. This is where the line between a little girls fantasy and reality blissfully blurs. The bottle shown is Zoya Nail Polish in a delicate shade of pink named Bela. (This is the perfect nail polish color! It is this beautiful baby pink color – I LOVE IT!)

Zoya Reyzis (founder of Zoya Nail Polish) and the Swan Queen of Swan Lake together at last.

Zoya Nail Polish can be found worldwide at quality salons and spas or online…http://www.zoya.com

Available in Bela and over 300 other long-wearing, beautiful colors, the healthy formula of Zoya Nail Polish is completely free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor.

Zoya is the new color of fashion!