8 posts tagged "Manicure"
Vibrant fuchsia. Creamy teal. Mermaid green. Lilac-tinged gray. Just a few of the colors that have graced my nails this summer and fall. But after many months of polish changes, I’m officially tapped—or, ahem, tipped—out. Right now, nothing seems more appealing than a naked nail, but truth be told, when mine have nothing on them, they look a little lackluster. Nail artist Jenna Hipp’s latest collaboration with perennially cool lacquer brand RGB officially solves that conundrum. Liquid Buff imparts the shiny, healthy effect of a buffed nail—minus any actual buffing, which, according to Hipp, can be detrimental to your nails. Not to be confused with RGB’s Buff, a nude polish, this new innovation is not a color, but an effect. And a special one at that.
Hipp x RGB Liquid Buff, $20, available at Olive & June, Beverly Hills.
Flashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Alina
The Moment: Talonlike Tips
The Motivation: Just like fashion, manicure trends, too, are cyclical. And while nail art has finally started to make its descent from stardom, it seems that the slim, pointed shape of the sixties and seventies is back. From Rihanna’s crimson claws to Daria Werbowy’s latest Céline ads (where she sports bloodred tips), all signs point to a this extra-long—and almost lethal—length.
Not to toot our own horn or anything, but we’re pretty sure that Rihanna’s latest paint job was inspired by our story on the revival of the French manicure. She’s known for her pointy, talon-like tips and crazy colored polish, but it looks like RiRi’s going back to the basics—and leaving the bedazzled, bad girl image behind (at least when it comes to her nails).
I spotted this gem on Brooklyn-based manicurist Fleury Rose’s Instagram last night and immediately needed the details. While I thought one wore this faux-diamond ring through a pierced tip, it’s actually meant to be affixed to the surface of the nail with gel or glue (along with a cluster of other jewels), she explained. The finger painter picked up the tiny treasure (an item popular among nail artists in Japan) during a trip to the West Coast, but says if you want a sparkler of your own, get on the horn (or your e-mail) sooner rather than later—she only has two left. As Queen Bey would say, if you like it, you should put a ring on it—and fast.
For appointments with Fleury Rose, visit www.tomahawksalon.com.
In the past, I cringed at the concept of a French manicure. The first and only time I ever had one was for my bat mitzvah—nothing says “Today I am a woman” (the traditional phrase that kicks off many a post-Torah-reading speech) like acrylic nails with airbrushed white tips. But now this classic design is staging one very chic comeback. Roland Mouret strayed from the manicure’s straight-and-narrow origins and had polish painted on the bias at his Spring 2013 show, while Titania Inglis played up the gold rings on models’ fingers the following season by extending the metallic shade down onto their tips and forming an edgy “V” shape. And who could forget the ombré nails at Rodarte that were as cool as the barbed-wire crowns the girls wore down the Mulleavy sisters’ Fall 2013 runway? The French mani certainly has no shortage of chutzpah.
To see the evolution of the French manicure, check out this month’s “The Look.”