Archive: Nails

A nude polish – that beats all others!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always had a hard time finding the perfect nude nail polish. I’ve tried a lot (check out all the polishes below I recently had to purge from my collection!)

A couple minutes ago I decided to throw on Yummy Mummy from butter LONDON, and after one coat, I loved it! (This was after I pushed my cuticles back with a lego out of sheer desperation. FYI: It works! Who knew?)

I put two coats on – and I did not love it. Two coats of this color made it look more beige than nude, and that wasn’t the look I was hoping for. So I wiped it off – and reapplied just one coat – and voila! The perfect nude color! (I see online that a lot of people like the 2-coat color, so you may like it more than I did!)

FYI: I need to fill my ridges! I know they make products for that…. but anyhoo, that’s the new color! Isn’t it fun!

Nail Polish: Colors that are trending NOW!

Looking for something new in the nail polish department? The colors that are selling fast right now are colors such as sea green, burnt orange, and berry red. Here are some of the hottest colors – buy them while you still can!

WINE:

Bordeaux-hued lipsticks were hot on the fall runways, but if you’re hesitant to wear a full berry lip, ease into the trend with a wine colored nail polish. Like the perfect party gift, Essie’s Recessionista ($8; essie.com starting in September) is a one-size-fits-all merlot, while YSL’s Rouge Expressioniste ($25; yslbeautyus.com) and German-icure by OPI ($8.50; opi.com for locations) mirror a well-aged pinot noir.

GREEN:

Dark emerald shades like Estée Lauder’s Viper ($20; esteelauder.com), LCN’s New York Beat ($7.50; lcnusa.com starting in September), and Nicole by OPI’s For Gold Times Sake ($7; target.com) put a literal meaning to the term “green thumb.”

ORANGE:

Pantone’s color of the year gets a touch of warmth with burnt orange lacquers. Sweep on OPI’s Schnapps Out of It ($8.50; opi.com for locations) for a classic crème finish, or use Ciate’s Skinny Dip ($15; sephora.com) and MAC’s Styleseeker ($16; maccosmetics.com starting in late August) if you want to add some multi-dimensional shine.

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Gwyneth Paltrow teams up with Butter London again!

Gwyneth Paltrow launched a successful collaboration with British nail brand Butter London last year, and now her Goop team is doing it again!

For this collection, you’ll get three different polish colors to choose from. Starkers, The Stones and Candy Coated. There’s also a nail care set featuring the brand’s Hardwear topcoat and “BB cream for your nails,” otherwise known as Nail Foundation basecoat.

Prices range from $28 to $40, and the sets are all available now on Goop.

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FIRST LOOK: Chanel Limited Edition Hong Kong Collection!

The uniquely modern elegance and glittering beauty of Hong Kong inspire a luminous colour collection. Exclusive creations for eyes and nails are infused with a metallic glow, evoking the lights of the city as they reflect in the waters of the China Sea.

I am IN LOVE with this collection! I want it now! These colors are so beautiful, I love the chocolate brown colors!!

OMBRES MATELASSÉES Eye Shadow Palette:

Comprised of five gold-imbued eyeshadow shades, this exclusive palette recalls the luminous beauty of Hong Kong, reflected in the China Sea. Warm tones are brought together in an elegant harmony, each embossed with the iconic quilted pattern. Easily blendable, the soft powder texture is luxurious to the touch, while the versatile shade range offers unlimited eye looks. The two darkest shades may be used as eyeliner. Includes one double-tipped sponge applicator and one dual-sided brush/sponge applicator. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection.

$80

LE VERNIS Nail Polish:

This exclusive, limited-edition creation makes a contemporary statement with a sophisticated shade of deep chocolate, burnished by a heart of pearly red. A state-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection. All Chanel nail products are formaledehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.

$30

This exclusive, limited-edition nail colour evokes the modernity of Hong Kong with a bold shade of opaque white. A state-of-the-art formula strengthens and moisturizes nails as it delivers long-wearing, high-shine, chip-resistant colour. Applies evenly without streaking. Part of the HONG KONG DE CHANEL Collection. All Chanel nail products are formaledehyde-free, toluene-free and DBP-free.

$30