564 posts tagged "Nails"
The Quandary: I know public nail clipping is off limits, but what’s the protocol on public nail filing?
The Expert in Residence: Deborah Lippmann, founder and creative director of Deborah Lippmann
The Advice: “When you have a chipped nail or frayed edge, you should clean it up as soon as possible, not only because of the appearance but, more importantly, you don’t want to further break or damage the nail. If you don’t address the problem, you’re at risk of worsening the nail. I’m in total agreement that clipping nails in public is inappropriate. At the same time, filing nails in public isn’t very acceptable either, so it’s important to find a solution that works best for the situation.
“I recommend going to the ladies’ room to quickly file the nail, if you can. You can also be very subtle about it if you’re in a social setting and hide your hand as you file and just file the nail enough to address the concern. You could even put your hand in your purse and file it quickly and then pull out a lipstick, if you don’t want it to be obvious that you were filing. It’s extremely important to always have a file, like my Smooth Operator, with you, because you want something very fine to address the issue. The idea isn’t to shape the nail in that moment but to file the edge until you’re in the proper setting to really fix the nail.
“To that end, biting the nail or cuticle is worse than filing in public. If you think that you will be tempted to bite the nail rather than wait to file it, I would certainly opt for pulling out a file. Resist the temptation to bite, because that will make the problem worse, whether it’s a cuticle or rough nail. It’s very common for people to try to use their teeth, so it’s important to be prepared with a gentle file to help avoid temptation. One of the most important aspects of growing nails is having all of the edges smooth.
“A great tip for something that you’re able to do in public that actually stimulates nail growth is to massage the cuticles. The actual nail forms just below the cuticle, and when you massage the cuticle, you bring blood into that area of the nail, which promotes healthier nail growth—and this is something that you can do without anyone noticing!”
While most beauty brands are clamoring to add a nail polish to their offerings in order to capitalize on the booming business of polish, Butter London is doing the opposite. The popular Britain-born nail brand has just announced that it will add a full line of makeup to its already well-loved lacquer line. [WWD]
Despite what you might have heard, it remains to be seen whether or not Beyoncé’s family will be imminently growing. That she will add another fragrance to her beauty empire, however, has officially been confirmed. Timed to her global tour, the singer has debuted a new limited-edition flacon of Beyoncé Heat, aptly called The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. [Beyoncé Parfums]
Jennifer Aniston is no stranger to making hair headlines, and it appears as though she’s done it again, sporting a side-slung cornrow braid at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards last night. [Daily Mail]
Following a collaboration with Le Métier de Beauté in 2010, and a signature scent that was launched last year, Marchesa has secured another beauty partnership, this time with Revlon. Lending its special brand of lavish luxury to the increasingly popular nail game, the fashion house will do three different 3-D appliqué press-ons with the storied New York beauty behemoth. Revlon has also confirmed that its artistic director of makeup, Gucci Westman, will helm the backstage team at Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman’s runway show in September. [WWD]
Also making the nail world turn today is word of Orly’s new Shade Shifters, gel top coats that change color with your mood as your body temperature rises. What will they think of next? [MTV]
You know that cup of complimentary tea you often enjoy at the salon or spa post-treatment? It’s becoming an essential part of the business of beauty. [WSJ]
After much speculation, One Direction’s first signature scent has finally arrived. The fruity floral is called Our Moment and smells of pink grapefruit, wild berries, freesia, creamy musk, sheer woods, and white patchouli. Mothers, hide your daughters. [WWD]
In other boys-who-like-girls-who-like-their-namesake-perfume news, the name of Justin Bieber’s next eau has been leaked! The follow-up to the pop star’s monster success with his first two eaux, Someday and Girlfriend, will be called The Key. [Hollywood Life]
“As I was developing the project, defining the fragrance and imagining the bottle, I instinctively thought of her, and of the passion that can be perceived behind her impeccable manners and confident look—a seductive combination that fully respects the spirit of my new perfume.” —Giorgio Armani on Si, his forthcoming women’s scent inspired, and fronted, by Cate Blanchett. [WWD]
Chanel has just revealed its five all-time best-selling nail polishes via a fun, New Order-backed video. And the winners are: Pirate, a beautiful basic red; Black Satin, the cult-classic onyx; Particulière, a taupey gray; Rouge Noir (or Vamp, for those in the know); and Beige, a gorgeous nude. When that fateful day comes that Jade is reintroduced into the permanent collection, we imagine a new version will be in order. [NYDN]
Despite her supermodel status, Cindy Crawford isn’t that unlike the rest of us. “I’m a normal woman. Sometimes I feel pretty good, and some days I’m like, Oh my God, nothing fits,” she says. “My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body.” [Net-A-Porter]
Her mother may be an incredibly glamorous fashion designer, but Harper Beckham “is a tomboy,” according to mother Victoria, who is keen on keeping it that way. “I can’t put makeup on when Harper’s around, because she would join me immediately!” [Hello]
It’s called Yogalosophy, and it’s a hybrid yoga-and-calisthenics workout that helped Jennifer Aniston get her sick stripper body in the new film We’re the Millers. Now you know. [Daily Mail]
Zooey Deschanel is taking her nail-art obsession to a new level this month. The actress/singer has released a limited-edition collection of decals created in collaboration with Rad Nails and designed to match the album cover of her new She & Him record, Volume 3. [Refinery 29]
Let it be known that Target intends on being a major player in the beauty game. In addition to beefing up its product offerings, the retailer has just announced that it is rolling out a new Beauty Concierge service that will staff its stores with pink-and-black-clad experts who will help advise shoppers on their primping purchases. [Business Week]
And the new Miss Canada is…Denise Garrido! Just kidding. It’s actually Riza Santos, who was erroneously given the runner-up sash at this week’s Miss Universe qualifying pageant. Oops. [The Washington Post]