541 posts tagged "Nails"
Jin Soon Choi’s name is synonymous with world-class manicures. The nail guru trusted by some of the industry’s biggest names—Steven Meisel, Prabal Gurung, and Derek Lam, to name a few—launched her own line of lacquers dedicated to “high fashion” last summer, focusing on classic shades of burgundy, crimson, and pink, as well as more daring navy, gray and hunter-green varnishes that manage to make a statement without ever looking vulgar. It’s Choi’s acute sense of color that attracted Space NK founder Nicky Kinnaird, who enlisted her to create a limited-edition, two-piece polish collection exclusively for the retail outlet. Voile is a creamy violet, and Gossamer offers a sheer coat of opalescent shimmer with flecks of pink and purple sparkles. Get them while the getting’s good.
A$AP Rocky isn’t the only rapper who cares about his complexion. In an interview this week with New York’s Hot 97, Pharrell Williams revealed the secret to his smooth skin. “Naomi Campbell taught me a couple of tricks back in the day,” Williams said. “Washing my face with cold water to keep pores closed, little small stuff. You just gotta wash your face. I use Cetaphil.” [Missinfo.tv]
Remember earlier this year when reports surfaced that Beyoncé’s publicist reportedly asked that “unflattering” photos of her Super Bowl performance be removed from the Internet, thus exacerbating the situation rather than defusing it? Now, it looks like Sasha Fierce is taking matters into her own hands. Bey will allegedly only allow her own photographer at her upcoming Mrs. Carter Show World Tour—to better control the images that circulate. To which we say: What about all of the front-row Instagrams? [Fuse]
Ousted Today show host Ann Curry has cut her hair short, causing some to suggest the shearing was an act of defiance against her NBC network bosses. Also worth considering: Short hair is very Fall 2013. [Radar]
The newest recipients of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise, an honor bestowed upon British entrepreneurs that have had considerable success abroad, have been announced and include lacquer lovers’ go-to Nails Inc. And so the nail revolution rages on. [Hello]
Kate Hudson is on a roll. The mother of two, who just seems to get better and better-looking with time, wowed at the Tiffany Blue Book Ball last week, not to mention at the Golden Globes in January, where her Alexander McQueen keyhole gown helped her top many a best-dressed list. But while the Almay global brand ambassador’s beauty moments—which typically include blonde waves and smoky lids—provide constant blog fodder, it’s rare that she embraces nail art with as much gusto. That’s why her tips caught our eye at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of The Reluctant Fundamentalist last night in New York. To add a bit of finger flair to her beaded Jenny Packham turtleneck dress (and that impressive engagement ring from fiancé Matt Bellamy), Hudson chose a cotton-candy-pink polish that she topped with metallic silver French tips, a color combination ripped right off the Chanel Couture Fall 2012 runway. Thoughts on Hudson’s mani moves?
Following a brief stint as a dark and broody brunette, Jennifer Lawrence is back to flaxen—and is now the proud owner of a brand-new layered bob. The best-actress award winner debuted her Mark Townsend-engineered cut at this weekend’s GLAAD Media Awards. [People]
Lady Gaga is also embracing the chop. The pop star showed off a neck-grazing, platinum crop last night in L.A. [Daily Mail]
Spring’s blonde brigade got another new member this weekend: Minka Kelly. The Friday Night Lights star went a shade of honey gold, courtesy of celebrity colorist Tracey Cunningham. [Glamour]
Brangelina’s oldest daughter, Shiloh, might be a tomboy, but their youngest, Vivienne, is proving to be an early adopter of all things girly. The four-year-old was spotted sporting a pink manicure while on an errand with her mom yesterday in Beverly Hills. [E!]
As mentioned in the pages of the new issue of Style.com/Print, I am a big fan of classic manicures. When I wasn’t painting on dark shades of red from Dior and & Other Stories, I wore Essie’s deep berry Bordeaux for much of the winter. But the shock of unexpected warm weather we got this week got me thinking about brightening up—specifically, with a color I typically reserve for spring and summer. Often called “tomato” or “fiery” red, the particular polish shade I’m referring to is an orange-tinged scarlet that offers up a lighter, sunny adaptation of more readily available blue-tinged crimsons. I’ve always sworn by RGB Cosmetics’ opaque crème Coral, but there’s a whole new crop of contenders that are now skirting the mandarin-scarlet divide. Here, my top five favorites.
Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Fever Pitch
A lively dose of gingery pigments spruce up this dark rose base.
Revlon ColorStay Nail Enamel in Sunburst
With a sheer, jelly-like consistency, this poppy hue has a wonderful lightweight finish that can be built up for a deeper color payoff. It veers more toward true tangerine than the others, but in a subtle way, thanks to its transparency.
MAC Nail Lacquer in Ablaze
As part of MAC’s new Fashion Sets collection, this fuchsia-tinged flame color is also available in a corresponding Lipglass, Lipstick, and Lip Pencil. But the varnish is the standout of the bunch, as far as I’m concerned.
Le Vernis de Chanel in 647 Lilis, available May 2013 at www.chanel.com
One of a handful of great colors in Chanel’s hotly anticipated summer range, this polish is nearly identical to MAC’s offering, albeit a bit more delicate.
Givenchy Le Vernis 11 Croisiere, available May 2013 at www.sephora.com
Delivering a flat matte finish, this clementine-skewed cerise is perhaps my favorite incarnation of the festive color, which happens to wear incredibly well sans glossy top coat.