Archive: Nails

Minx Beauty Trend with Beyonce, Rihanna and Keri at Grammy Awards!‏Minx Beauty Trend with Beyonce, Rihanna and Keri at Grammy Awards


Beyonce Knowles, who won six awards including Song of the Year for “Single Ladies”, was wearing special edition Golden Hologram Minx nails, applied by New York celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan who flew to California to do Beyonce’s nails for the Grammy awards.

Rihanna, who won Best Rap Song with Jay-Z and Kanye West, wore customized “Minx Money” nails, applied by LA-based celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees.

And, Keri Hilson, who was nominated for the Best New Artist award, wore Tease Me White and Silver Minx from the new Teaser line launched in January of this year.



What exactly is Minx?

Minx is a solid film with an adhesive back that is heat activated. The heat gives Minx the conformability to fit over the compound curves of nails and seals it onto the nail bed. Minx is brewed in North County, San Diego, California. The patent pending proprietary material Minx is made of can be easily removed with heat by either the manicurist or the client.

More info on Minx – plus where to buy!


Zoya launches their Spring 2010 line: Reverie!


Zoya, which is the only nail polish brand I’ll wear – has launched a new line of gorgeous polishes, just in time for Spring!

Reverie is a lineof six beautiful metallic polishes. The thing I love most about Zoya polishes, is that they actually look better on your nails than they do in the bottles. The color is just amazing. It is so vibrant and bold – and the metallic is just right. I’ve played around with the colors, and I think Reese (second from the right) is my favorite.

Zoya nail polishes go on so smoothly, rarely chip, and come off easily. If you haven’t tried Zoya’s polishes yet, then now’s the perfect time to start!


The polishes are only $7 – go here to buy one now!

Crying over spilt nail polish.


I know the saying is about crying over spilled milk but what about spilled nail polish? I was so excited last week when I received a sample bottle of Np2 nail polish in Ultraviolet and couldn’t wait to try it. Cut to later that evening and we are in a rush to get out the door for Christmas Eve services. My 3yr old sees the polish in the box and grabs it and starts waving it like a sword and then it crashes to the floor spilling polish all over my front entrance and new shoes. 

I am not sure if it was my exhaustion from the long work week and lack of sleep mixed with the holiday craziness or just the hormonal surges of my 9th month of pregnancy. But after the fateful flight of my new Np2 polish I was crying over my spilled polish and shoes and stained tile. Well my poor husband trying to stop the crazy crying lady hunted down some nail polish remover  and set out scrubbing up the mess and broken glass, he even was able to save a tiny bit of the polish for me to try  out. 

This weekend I carefully maneuvered what was left of the bottle and was able to try out the Np2 polish and I absolutely love it! It goes on  with the perfect consistency, definitely a lacquer, you get amazing coverage with just one coat and the color is perfect! It is super convenient to have your top coat attached to your nail polish since they can snap apart I was able to keep the whole bottle of topcoat! With a range of colors to fit every mood and occasion you are sure to find your perfect color. Just beware of 3yr old’s that want to use it as a sword!


Np2 is a long awaited, professional nail lacquer perfectly paired with superior nail treatment in one stylish and sleek package. It consists of two bottles that perfectly click together for optimum convenience and elegant beauty. With portfolio of shades of brilliant richness and amazing wear in a carefully selected range of the hottest colors, updated seasonally in partnership with the newest fashions and beauty trends, Np2 has a shade for every current occasion, mood, desire and outfit! And with an outstanding express top coat formulated with a nail hardener and nourishing treatment, this perfection is made to last!

Name: Ultraviolet
Description: This PURPLE frequency will have your look aiming out of this world.



Jocelyn’s Christmas Must-Have, Number 8!



This nail polish definitely made my Must-Have Christmas list this year, because I absolutely LOVE it! It’s fun, and new and the girl/woman in your life would love to try it, just as I did! It’s inexpensive, and would make the perfect stocking stuffer. Another cute idea would be to tie a nail polish on the outside of a present with some ribbon! What girl wouldn’t love that!?

I was sent this new nail polish to try a while ago, and to be honest I wasn’t in a hurry to try it. It’s Matte, and to me – that seems really strange in a nail polish!

I was sitting there at my desk yesterday staring at the nail polish, and decided to give it a go. Right off the bat I noticed two things. First of all, it’s AMAZING going on. You don’t need any base coat – or top coat, and one layer of polish is all it takes. It goes on wonderfully. Second thing I noticed is that it dries almost immediately. I looked down, and the wet polish had dried into a beautiful red matte color.

The color I’m wearing is Posh, and it’s in the MatteVelvet 2009 line. There are two other awesome colors in this line – check them out here!


I love this stuff! If you are looking for something new, I highly recommend this! I had several people via twitter (are you not following us yet? Follow us at @makeherup) ask me to send pictures of what my nails looked like. The whole matte look is hard to capture in a picture, but I tried!! I don’t have glorious nails, but you get the idea.

MATTEVELVET nail color by Zoya is not intended to be worn with a base coat, top coat or speed dryer of any kind. Due to the unique matte formulation, color is not as long wearing as traditional nail color. A completely clean, dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear. For best results make sure to always prepare the nail with Zoya Remove+ (3-in-1 nail polish removed, nail plate cleaner and new color prep.) prior to applying color.

Only $6!! Buy it here!