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White & Gold Nail Art

27 October 2011, 14.44 | Posted in nail art | 4 comments »

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Just got this set of gel nails via a salon in Brooklyn called Beauty Bar. Yuki Makishi who handles the salon’s nail art has serious skills.

Amelina Anna ‘Monroe’ Manicure

18 October 2011, 23.00 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »


Nail artist Amelina Anna  has deemed this patented nail shape the “Monroe.” It’s featured here in a shoot for Scratch magazine. Anna works out of salon in Kiev, Ukraine, called French Guru Nails, whose very awesome tagline is “We Know How To Seduce Men.” In a q & a interview on the site, Anna gives her thoughts on current nail trends and shares some of those seduction secrets:

Q: Matching nails with lip colour, what’s your verdict?
A: Everything should be matched! Not only lips and nails, because you can match the colour of clothes, shoes, eye colour and much more.
Q: We’ve seen the talon and the square or oval, but which nail shape do you think is the most flattering?
A: Of course, Monroe! It’s much stronger than the square one and sexier than oval one. This form excites men’s imagination!

We spotted this on Sosoflynails, run by boss U.K. nail artist Sophy Robson, who can’t decide which is hotter–the nails or the eyebrows….we can’t either!

Illustrated Nail ‘Ankara’ Nail Art Palette

17 October 2011, 17.03 | Posted in Art, nail art | 3 comments »

Illustrated Nail - Ankara Nails

Definitely on my list to rock are the latest “Ankara” print inspired nails by Illustrated Nail. Tough to pick a favorite, see other set on the flip.

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Deborah Lippman ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’ Red Sparkle Nail Polish

11 October 2011, 13.19 | Posted in nail art | 2 comments »

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Via Temptalia images and a thorough review of one of Deborah Lippman’s holiday nail polishes, called ”Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?” I wanna like this polish…it looks super fun, but I’m sort of obsessed with things being even and smooth when it comes to nail polish so this part of the review scares me a little:

“You’ll really have to move and finagle with the glitter so that it is spaced evenly across the nail. I tried to work it across and into areas where there were no glitter but still had some bunch-up.”

The bunch up thing….that would kind of drive me crazy.

Chanel Nail Polish ‘April,’ ‘May’ & ‘June’ Spring 2012

06 October 2011, 16.20 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

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Chanel is showing peeks at its nail polish colors for Spring 2012, called “April,” “May” and “June.” If anything the peachy beige has a nice fresh feel to it, the others….not so much. On its runways it showed a pearly white, which looks to be a fairly hot fashion color for Summer 2012 so perhaps we’ll see that come down the line a bit later.

I’ve said it before, the world tends to get into a tizzy about Chanel nail polish colors, but in my humble opinion the brand just doesn’t hold the clout it once did to set trends if only because there’s just so much going on in the category in terms of product above and beyond just old-fashioned nail varnish. Image via.

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Ruffian Nail Art: Spring 2012

04 October 2011, 14.40 | Posted in Runway Show, nail art | 3 comments »

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Went and got a new set of nails by my girl Maki the other day and it turns out she was on the nail art team–as led by nail artist Yuna Park–for the Ruffian Spring 2012 show and had pics from the show. Ruffian was one of the first runway designers to embrace nail art in a big way and the half moon shown here has become something of a trademark for the designer, with some even referring to the design as the Ruffian. Each season the designis updated and this year it featured bright colors and stripes, reflecting the sporty themes for the label’s Spring 2012 presentation.

Scottish-Themed Nail Art Via Japan

27 September 2011, 23.43 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

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The nail heart here strikes me as having a Scottish theme, what with the plaid and the white flower with the cross at its center. Though perhaps I’m way off course here and its meant to represent Ireland or England or whatnot. (Please excuse the ignorant Yank here and feel free to correct!)

In any case, whatever the theme might be the bigger point is that this image comes from a blog called Disconails and I’d bet my bottom dollar that it was made by a Japanese nail artist. While there are no hard-fast rules (thanks of course to the sharing of images on the internet) very often nail art has the stamp of a nationality to it. Like right now I think of London owning the tribal look, while lately Japan has been all over gold rectangle frames and studs, often inlaid with stones (as shown on the ring fingers above). Embedded feathers are also big there right now, too.

What’s hard for me to figure–maybe because I’m here–is what the look of U.S. nail art is. Eye-popping manicures are no new trend among the women in my Brooklyn neighborhood, who’ve been holding the art down forever, but I think the gel revolution is just starting to hit in the outer boroughs. Acrylics are still the thing though I’m now slowly seeing square nails being replaced by pointy nails among the younger crowd. As for the city fashionista types…meh, they’re wearing polish that is for certain but definitely there’s hesitancy in embracing art and even longer lengths…..not sure what that’s about (a fear of looking too outer borough?), but it’s something to ponder.


Nailphilia London Exhibit Video

26 September 2011, 23.48 | Posted in Art, nail art | No comments »

Enjoy a look at London’s Nailphilia exhibit, featuring some amazing nail art. Enjoy!

WAH ‘Supreme’ Nails

23 September 2011, 23.08 | Posted in Retail, nail art | No comments »

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The fact that Supreme has finally landed in London, is a fairly major deal. Naturally a party was thrown to celebrate and natch, the WAH Nails gals were in attendance and representing!

LFW: Holly Fulton White Tiger Stripe Nail Art

22 September 2011, 18.27 | Posted in nail art | No comments »

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Showing during London Fashion Week, designer Holly Fulton chooses a mani design that is simple yet still packs punch, and just as important sets off the fashion perfectly.