Hello, my pretties. Meet Metalist and Neon 8, two pretty polishes from MAC’s Neo Sci-Fi collection. The former is described as a “neutral coppertone with white pearl,” the latter as “bright orange with matching pearl.”
I’m partial to Metalist – it’s the perfect compliment to my summer tan. Neon 8 is good, but I wouldn’t go so far as to call it great. It just didn’t do it for me. But don’t take my word for it…the shade is sold out online, so someone is feeling it.
The formula is long-lasting, and is enriched with conditioners and UV protection.
I’ve been walking around for nearly two weeks with mismatched nails (a running joke at work). What kind of self-respting beauty blogger does that? Anyway, I’ve gotta go…I’m overdue for a date with the polish remover.
My friend Angela just got her nails did again. Last time, she rocked OPI’s Pompeii Purple. This time around, she went with Don’t Socra-tease Me, a spicy orange. As you can see, it’s hot like fiya!
Orange makeup is in full effect this summer, and painting some on your nails is an easy way to try the trend. Angela wears it well – don’t you think?
Check back in a two weeks for the next edition of Nailing It.
My friend, Angela, has the most fabulous nails.
Every two weeks, she visits her local nail salon and emerges with the most marvelous manicure. And Angela doesn’t play coy when it comes to color. With nail polish, she goes for the gusto. Right now, Ange is rocking OPI’s Pompeii Purple – a shimmery magenta. Oooh…pretty!
Since I’m lazy when it comes to doing my own nails, I will be featuring Angela’s on a regular basis. Check back in early July for the next edition of Nailing It. I can’t wait to see what shade she chooses next!
Fancy yourself a nail trendsetter like Rihanna? Then the next addition to your beauty arsenal must be Essie’s Neon Collection.
Even if you’re a bit color-shy, your little piggies will love these polishes. In fact, these eye-popping shades are so sublime, your fingers will be jealous that your toes are having all the fun!
The Neon Collection consists of four va-va-voom varnishes:
Short Shorts: shockingly flamingo pink (see above)
Mini Shorts: vibrant orange pop
Shorty Pants: light up the night electric yellow
Bermuda Shorts: high-voltage violet
Each color is such a superstar, it’s hard to play favorites. I can tell you my mom’s fave, though…she pleaded and pestered me until I surrendered Bermuda Shorts.
Essie’s Neon Collection is limited-edition, so get ‘em while they’re hot. And they’re hot, trust me.
On the hunt for the secret to making your manicure and pedicure last during the beach season? Neri Ortega, nail expert of Butterfly Studio Salon, recommends the following for a long lasting, perfect manicure without chipping:
1. Following a hand massage, it is vital to clean the nail bed twice with acetone or acetone free nail polish remover to make sure that there are no emollients left on the nail- a clean, oil free nail bed is the most important part of a lasting manicure, as it creates a clean surface to begin on.
2. Continue with a protein based base coat- this is key in keeping polish from chipping. A strengthening treatment like OPI’s Nail Envy, works wonderfully to keep nails strong, and polish from chipping.
3. Following the application of polish, a good basic top coat is needed. Neri recommends Essie, and prefers classic top coats over “quick dry” as she finds that quick dry top coats tend to peel faster.
4. Pushing back cuticles rather than cutting them will also help a manicure last longer. To keep nail polish looking shiny and new, and cuticles from looking dull and ashy, she recommends a good cuticle moisturizer like Solar Oil – the oil treatment will multi-task to keep your manicure going for extra days.
With tips this easy, the hardest part will be choosing your favorite color!
According to the New York Times, chipped nail polish is the new thang. But not everyone can get away with it.
“A girl with skinny jeans and a great bag looks like she did it on purpose,” said Deborah Lippman, a manicurist who has worked on the hands of Gwyneth Paltrow, Mary J. Blige and Madonna. “Those damn skinny girls can get away with murder.”
My nails typically look jacked, so I suppose I’m ahead of the curve.
Click here to read the article in its entirety. I dare you not to laugh at the absurdity of it all.
Serena, don’t be sad.
Your nail polish looks fab.
For the last 24+ hours, I have been obsessing over Serena’s nail polish from the May 12th eppy of Gossip Girl. Check out the following pics and drink in the frosty golden mauvelousness.
To replicate the look, I rifled through my lacquer arsenal, and found three that were just about spot-on.
Essie Tea & Crumpets is a subtle, ladylike frosted beige.
Essie Mambo is a frosty mocha.
Boys in the Bottle Frank N’ Flesh is a shimmery pink/purple nude.
I just about hit the nail on the head, right? Get it? Nail…on…the…never mind.