28 posts tagged "Minx"
Full disclosure: There are certain things about Fashion’s Night Out that terrify us to the core every time it rears its pre-Spring fashion week head. The crowds, the chaos, and the unchecked public Champagne consumption is enough to make your head spin—literally—at a time when harnessing as much energy as possible for a month of back-to-back shows should be the priority. But the retail extravaganza’s limited-edition beauty collaborations keep us coming back. The annual event has heralded the arrival of specialized Chanel nail lacquers, like Fall 2010′s exceptional Les Khakis de Chanel, as well as that Tom Ford Beauty Black Orchid trio—a solid perfume, deep berry-tinged lipstick, and matching bordeaux-colored nail varnish—that debuted for one night only two years ago, when Ford’s full color collection was just a glimmer in his eye. This year is shaping up to be littered with a new crop of exciting offerings, including this one: Suno has teamed up with Minx to launch six nail overlays that will be available at Saks on Fashion’s Night Out, while supplies last. The original nail decal brand tested out the program with Marc by Marc Jacobs two seasons back, showcasing the wealth of prints from Jacobs’ Fall 2011 show, and its partnership with Suno should prove similarly successful; the patterns from Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis’ Fall 2012 show are ripe for pressing on fingertips.
There was hardly a dry eye in the house as two-time defending gold medal champs Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings collapsed on the sand after clenching their third and final Olympic gold in women’s beach volleyball yesterday. It’s a bittersweet victory for the dynamic duo, with May-Treanor retiring from competition to start a family. During the medal ceremony, as we watched an emotional Walsh Jennings, we couldn’t help but notice her simple patriotic manicure. Walsh Jennings opted for a blue hue with a red accent nail while May-Treanor ditched her American flag decals from Minx for an au natural look. We have certainly seen our fair share of nail art during these summer Games, but for us, this platform and the powerful sentiment of their 11-year partnership is what truly solidifies this trend.
From Ryan Lochte’s customized stars-and-stripes grill to the 200-plus flag nail decals released by Minx, we’d argue that so far, the 2012 London Olympics have had more patriotic swag than all the previous Games combined. Last night, U.S. track star DeeDee Trotter upped the ante for the 400-meter final by creating fireworks around her eyes with red, white, and blue face paint, then topping off the designs with tiny jewels. “They call me the glitter-faced warrior,” 29-year-old Trotter told the Associated Press. Trotter may have only earned a bronze medal for finishing the event in 49.72 seconds (she was edged out by fellow American Sanya Richards-Ross, who placed first, and Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu), but she definitely earns gold for her winning makeup.
What does the ideal daily diet of an Olympic medalist look like? A lot prettier than you might expect when it’s artistically interpreted by Sarah Parker and Michael Bodiam. The creative duo arranged and styled five meal plans prescribed by Olympian nutritionist Dan Benardot—ranging from peanut butter and bagels for a gymnast to blueberries and chocolate milk for a triathlete—for a result that was visually striking. [Nowness]
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s passing, blowout mecca Drybar will be offering the “Old Fashioned,” a bombshell-worthy set style, and streaming classics from the “Forever Marilyn” collection throughout August. [Drybar]
It was only a matter of time until the inescapable nail art craze fused with Olympics zeitgeist. Beach volleyball star Misty May-Treanor scooped up American flag decals from Minx, which created over 200 designs for the games including the Union Jack emblems swimmer Rebecca Adlington sported on each of her digits when she took home the bronze medal for the 400-meter freestyle final. [Minx]
New nail frontier, thy name is black spotted topcoat. Crackle is over; in its place, a new lacquer that creates a marbled finish on the surface of any plain polish—and is currently going for upwards of $70 on eBay. [Daily Mail]
Lisa Logan, one of Beyoncé and Rihanna’s favorite nail artists, has just released her second collection of Minx overlays, which includes everything form graffiti to tribal print tips. [Minx]
Botox turns ten this year, and its most loyal users—cosmetic dermatologists who have built businesses around the vials’ face-fixing abilities—are already talking about what’s next for the miracle toxin, a future that will presumably explore more off-label uses. Tip of the nose injections to help lift up your entire face? That’s happening. [Vanity Fair]