Archive: Nails

Elle Presents the Best Summer Nail Polish Colors

Elle has a great list of some of the top colors to adorn your nails this summer. I may be a basic black girl in my wardrobe but I am excited to try some of these fun colors to brighten up my summer looks.

Summertime is ripe for fun—beginning with your nails. Here, we’ve compiled the hottest shades to dazzle your fingertips with, just in time for the Fourth of July. From classic red, white, and blue to creamy taupe and vibrant orange (shown at left), these lacquers can be rocked all summer long.

Smooth Butter London Jelly Sheer Colour in Chuffed on cuticles for juicy cantaloupe color.

Photo: Courtesy of Butter London

Priti Polish in Devil’s Fig is like a burst of Day-Glo-streaked sunshine on your fingertips.

Photo: Courtesy of Priti Polish

Ocean Breeze by Revlon is a shimmering greenish-blue shade fit for a mermaid. As part of Revlon’s limited-edition Scents of Summer line, the formula is scented (take a whiff once the polish dries and you’ll swear the ocean is at the end of your nose). But if you want a bottle, hurry! The scent-sational hue debuted in April and has been flying off store shelves.

Photo: Courtesy of Revlon

Part of the Sephora by O.P.I. Havana Nights collection, Midnight Mambo will instill daydreams of dancing under glittering stars as the blue summer sky darkens.

Photo: Courtesy of Sephora

Lavish nails with Essie Nail Polish in Pretty Edgy (part of the brand’s summer 2010 collection) and imagine standing on a bed of freshly-cut grass.

Photo: Courtesy of Essie

For ripe, tomato-red nails twist open a bottle of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Fast-Dry Nail Color in Sonic Bloom. The orangey hue is retro yet edgy.

Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen


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Go Bold this Summer with Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish

I just received a sample of the Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Nail Polish and its a really great polish line. The brush is wide and thin making applying the polish a lot easier and faster. The colors are great for summer, I have tried both the Violet Metal (a pretty iridescent purple) and Sunset Orange ( a great pinky orange) .

Since I started wearing them I have been getting compliments on the great colors. They dry pretty quick which is a must for me and I haven’t had any chipping issues! LOVE IT~

GO BOLD THIS SUMMER

WITH HIGH-IMPACT SHADES OF LASTING FINISH PRO NAIL POLISH

BY RIMMEL LONDON

THINK: Long-lasting color for brilliant nails all season long.

WHAT THEY ARE: Non-stop nails. Want statement nail color with staying power? Look no further than Rimmel London, your go-to source for summer’s essential accessory: bold nails. With ultra-bright, summer-ready shades like Electric Pink, Marine Blue, Stiletto Red, Sunset Orange, Violet Metal and Posh Pink, Rimmel London’s Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel delivers the season’s must-have hues.

Enriched with micro-sized minerals that fill in imperfections on the nail surface, Lasting Finish Pro Nail Enamel creates a smooth and super glossy finish for up to 10 days of maximum color impact and shine. Advanced micro formula technology with an active time-release system enhances shine over time, capturing and reflecting light for color that shines with dimension. UV fade protection keeps color true, while the adaptable Mistake-Free Pro Brush delivers a super smooth, streak-free finish. The pro-caliber enamel is available in 31 trend, traditional and French manicure shades as well as a Base & Top Coat.

WHAT IT COSTS: $3.99

WHERE TO FIND IT: Chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel’s exclusive Virtual Makeover Tool.

Hottest Nail Color of the Summer!

These colors are the absolute must-have colors of the summer!  As I scour magazines and websites, I’m seeing these colors everywhere! And Sephora has put them all together in an amazing set for you! If you’re looking for the hottest colors this summer, look no further! You need the Havana Nights collection from Sephora!

Havana Nights Mini Collection is a hot, bold nail-color collection, inspired by Havana.

The Sephora by OPI Havana Nights shades are inspired by the sophisticated glamour of the Havana depicted in classic movies, as well as by this summer’s penchant for vivid color. Read My Palm recalls palm fronds swaying in the beach breezes. At night, Havana shows its true colors and salsa rhythms—brilliant gold Rumba Romance sizzles with this intoxicating energy and simmering Caliente Coral is all about the passion. The evening ends with Teal We Meet Again, a dramatic blue-green that evokes a forbidden rendezvous under the stars—romance at its hottest.

This set contains:
– 4 x petite nail colors in Read My Palm, Rumba Romance, Caliente Coral, and Teal We Meet Again

What else you need to know:
Put the final touch on fingertips and toes with this top-quality formula that continues the OPI legacy of excellence. The long-lasting, chip-resistant polish ensures flawless results with each application, and its green ingredient list excludes DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

$18.00 – BUY IT HERE!


New From Barielle: High Steppin’!

I absolutely LOVE these new shades by Barielle! I’m totally in love with the shade Belly Dance. I’ve worn it twice since I got it!

For summer 2010, boogie down with new disco-inspired nail polishes in the High Steppin’ collection from Shades by Barielle. Six metallic hues and Barielle’s signature healthy “3-free” formulation make hands and feet dance with style.

Flashing back to the 70’s, get groovy with Electric Boogie—an inky metallic blue with teal glitter; shake it up with Belly Dance—a nude taupe with shimmer; party until dawn with Night Moves—a sparkling metallic silver; turn it around with Passion Pirouette—a grape metallic purple; sway to the style with Slow Motion—a light metallic lavender and let loose with Freestyle—a cool metallic mint with silver glitter.

Celebrity Manicurist Elle says, “When creating this collection, we wanted to pump up the volume on nail hues. Inspired by bright summer whites, we injected some high-voltage color into any look from bikini to boardwalk.”

Formulated to provide nails with safe, healthy and long-lasting glossy color coverage, Shades by Barielle is free of formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl-phthalate. Women can also safely use Barielle products throughout pregnancy.

Key Features: Contains no formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl-phthalate.

Size: .5 fl oz/14.8 ml

Suggested Retail Price: $8.00

Availability: Barielle.com