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Posts tagged ‘nail art’

Jessica Tong Nail Art

16 April 2013, 18.16 | Posted in Fashion, nail art | 2 comments »
Recent work to Dj @Kitty_Cash

Recent work to Dj @KittyCash_

Known for Japanese UV nail art, New York based Jessica Tong’s work caught my eye  as an artist who excels in her use of color gel and nail polish  mostly 3D elements ( which I love!). Take a look on the next page at some favorites.

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Adidas x GLC Nail Art Pop-Up x Teyana Taylor x The Misshapes x Chromeo

19 March 2013, 02.02 | Posted in Fashion | 2 comments »
teyana1 540x435 Adidas x GLC Nail Art Pop Up x Teyana Taylor x The Misshapes x Chromeo

Teyana Taylor and Joselynne Veras

This past Friday adidas launched the GLC pop-up nail salon in collaboration with Teyana Taylor and a crew of talented nail artists. The opening party featured the Misshapes and the incomparable Chromeo. It was refreshing to see an athletic brand devote an event to nail art and  women even though there were an impressive amount of men in attendance. Take a look on the next page for a peek at the ambiance. All images by Highsnobette.

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M.I.S.S. x Minx Nails Collection

27 January 2013, 07.36 | Posted in Fashion, nail art | 3 comments »

Sunset 540x443 M.I.S.S. x Minx Nails Collection

Gabriella of Miss, one of the pioneers of the female blogosphere has partnered with Minx nails to bring you an assortment of nail art designs that we find irresistible. For yours truly its a tie between the 80’s airbrush sunset( above) and the ’ Mi vida loca’ set you can see on the flip.All Available here.

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Video: Nailgasm The Documentary

20 December 2012, 00.22 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

Check out above a preview of Nailgasm, a documentary directed by Brass that explores the world of nail art. The full version premiered on-line two days ago and according to a description provided on the Nailgasm website:

“What costs as little as 99 cents and is a fanatical obsession shared by pop superstars, celebrities and millions of ordinary women around the globe? Nail Art, the one-time staple of 80’s Hip-Hop B-girls that has suddenly reached mainstream notoriety from your local drugstore to Chanel runways at Fashion Week. Directed by Documentarian, BRASS, the documentary NAILgasm explores how this trend went from being championed by niche communities to the world’s biggest popstars, and its surprising impact on women entrepreneurship.”

Sounds great, no? Well, for a $1.99 rental fee, payable through Paypal, you can see the full documentary here. Enjoy!

Do Rihanna’s Bare Nails Mean Something?

01 November 2012, 22.06 | Posted in celebrity, nail art | No comments »

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For Halloween Rihanna chose to go with bare nails as shown in the image above. Over at Style (I think it’s Style, can’t find the story anymore, so incredibly maddening–editors you know of what I speak!) there are musings that perhaps this is pointing to the end of the in-your-face nail trend as we know it. The editor infers that Rihanna’s manicure lines up with nail trends shown on runways of late, which are all about bareness.

The thing is, runways beauty trends for a while now have been rather conservative. Whether hair, makeup or nails, designers have chosen to go with relatively staid looks, letting the clothes, shoes and bags make the statement. Most aren’t making a living hawking bags not nail polish after all! As for Rihanna, while her nails are ”natural,” it’s a pretty safe bet they’re fake and just a few days ago she had them painted Vixen red, a perennial fall classic. 

That being said, there has been a move away from super complex designs and certainly 3-D nail art is long behind us as a nail trend except for the diehards (and bless their hearts).  Still and all, the nail game is far from dead. More like steady as she goes and if that translate to a breather from every two-bit celebrity and some nail polish company collaborating on a “new” color, no one is going to mind that at all.

Red Shine On Red Matte ‘Box’ Nail Art

11 October 2012, 15.45 | Posted in nail art | No comments »

matte red

A great use of color and contrast, Sophie from Illustrated Nail worked on this look for Borders nails. The result is of course, fierce! See the reader favorite black version here.

Nail Art: Giogo Nailway ‘Spring Bling’

11 March 2012, 05.28 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

A fun dose of nail inspiration for this Spring via the Giogo Girls. Spotted on Misscrew.

Prabal Gurung Inspired Manicure

29 December 2011, 17.10 | Posted in nail art | 1 comment »

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Fashion blogger Moveslightly has an ongoing theme of collection-inspired nail art and in this instance she riffed off of Prabal Gurung’s Spring 2012 runway for a looks that’s simple yet still a touch exotic and utterly charming. Spotted in Lucky magazine’s January issue.

Chanel Inspired Nail Art by Kawaii Factory

27 December 2011, 18.02 | Posted in Fashion, nail art | 3 comments »

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As nail art purists we  definitely endorse a  face to face manicure where you get to chat with the artist and see him/her create the magic. Nonetheless when time is an issue or a fierce nail artist on the other side of town , a press on nail is a great option. Recently discovered on Style Pantry, Wendy from Kawaii Factory makes some fun sets like the  Chanel-inspired art (above) with a more unique feel than the sets you can get at a drugstore. Take a closer look a what’s available here.

Haus Of Lacquer ‘Air Jordan Retro 3′ Cement Nail Art

28 November 2011, 14.40 | Posted in Fashion, Sneakers, nail art | 1 comment »

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To celebrate the launch of the iconic Jordan retro 3’s Haus of Lacquer cooked up her version of the sneakers  cement pattern. Definitely a ‘nail art do’.