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April 19 2014

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28 posts tagged "Nail polish"

What We’re Wearing This Week: Polka White

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jin-soonStyle.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

This weekend’s warmer temps caused many to break their tanks and tees out of hibernation, so Kast did the manicure equivalent by wearing Jin Soon’s sheer, white glitter top coat without anything underneath. “I like to think of this like a lace top,” she said. “You could also layer it over an opaque base and let the color poke through.” After the winter we’ve just endured, we’re glad this snow-globe-like lacquer is the last blizzard we’ll be seeing for a while.

Jin Soon Nail Polish in Polka White, $18; jinsoon.com

What We’re Wearing This Week: Buttoned Up

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treat-buttoned-up-nail-polishStyle.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

Eager to try out Treat, a polish collection born in Berlin (similar to Kast, who was raised in Germany), our resident manicure maven opted for a moody navy to match the still-chilly spring temps. “It’s not pastel weather just yet,” she quipped. This opaque hue—appropriately dubbed Buttoned Up—pairs perfectly with the sweaters and coats our photo editor still has in heavy rotation.

Treat Collection Nail Polish in Buttoned Up, $18; treatcollection.com

Photo: George Chinsee

What We’re Wearing This Week: Safran Sultan

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mani-monday-ysl-safranStyle.com’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

A fan of “weird brown” shades and “seventies-inspired neutrals,” Kast said this cumin-colored polish from Yves Saint Laurent is a winner. Similar to the brand’s recently launched skincare line starring saffron from the mountains of Morocco, this hue is reminiscent of the same exotic landscape and spice-filled souks.

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Safran Sultan, $27; yslbeautyus.com

Rita Ora Brushes a Few Inches Off; Nonie Creme Breaks Away From Butter London; and More

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rita-oraDays after she walked the Moschino catwalk sporting sultry Hollywood waves, Rita Ora revealed an edgy new bob on Instagram, joining the likes of Hilary Rhoda and Taylor Swift. “He is a genius @Chrisappleton for my fresh cut!” she captioned. The British singer’s choppy new ‘do proves that 2014 is, in fact, the Year of the Bob, and the crop is obviously so 2013.

Watch out, Rita. Daniel Radcliffe also debuted a new bob this week. Sadly, his wasn’t by choice. Radcliffe’s locks are actually extensions put in place for his new role in the upcoming Frankenstein film. Said the actor of his longer-length strands: “The amount of work it takes, having to dry it—do anything to it is a f*cking nightmare. I do have a whole new sympathy for women.” May we suggest a Jared Leto-esque man bun. [Elle]

In other hair news, eating more meat can be good for your bones—and your locks. A diet lacking in protein, hairstylist Garren told Allure, can lead to “starving” hair that spindles out and sheds more easily, as protein is an “essential nutrient for healthy hair,” noted dermatologist Francesca Fusco. For vegetarians, Fusco recommends foods like quinoa, spinach, and tofu.

Nonie Creme, the former founding creative director of Butter London, announced that she’s launching a new mass-market beauty line in January of next year dubbed Nonie Creme-Colour Prevails. It will include beauty products across all categories, such as hair (“semi-perm hair dye” she noted on Twitter), nails, and cosmetics. “It’s not a big secret that I cut my teeth backstage, grew up as a fashion kid in London on shoots and shows, and I was fortunate to be adopted early when nails weren’t even a thing,” she told WWD. “I was able to zero in on the fact that someone needed to be there [to give models a manicure]. You can’t have [Mario] Testino shooting a model with dirty, skanky nails.” No, you most certainly cannot.

Standout Tattoos Stake Their Claim on Instagram; MIT Discovers the Wave of the Future for Animated Films; and More

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three-d-tattooThree-dimensional ink, the latest craze in the tattoo world, creates a chillingly realistic trompe l’oeil effect. A quick search of #3DTattoo on Instagram displays everything from butterfly tats that appear to take flight from the wearer’s stomach to intricate designs reminiscent of wood and animal paw prints that appear embedded in the skin. [Today.com]

Thanks to a team of MIT researchers, animated movies will no longer be devoid of curly-haired leading ladies. Until now, movie heroines have donned straight styles because of their less complex texture. According to The Cut, the first 3-D model for a strand of curly hair developed by these scientists will simplify the design of wavy locks for animated films.

In its first-ever movie collaboration, Sephora has joined forces with the upcoming blockbuster Divergent, a “futuristic dystopia” starring Shailene Woodley. The limited-edition collection includes eye shadows, lip glosses, and nail colors. The High Gloss Transforming Eye Shadow—a transparent shade that turns translucent when wet—is a standout item we can’t wait to try. [WWD]

OPI’s new base coat, Glitter Off, takes the hassle out of the sparkly stuff (like the manicures that made an appearance on Meadham Kirchhoff’s Fall 2014 runway). When applied in a single coat under sparkles or dark colors, the lacquer can simply be peeled off—no nail polish remover needed. This genius formula is set to hit shelves in March.

Photo: Instagram