4 posts tagged "Orly"
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]
Our style in the summer months has, over the years, become more or less like a uniform: pared-down cotton separates in solids and stripes with easy, slip-on sandals—a.k.a. ensembles that can withstand the sweltering New York humidity. That said, any nod to style is reserved for accessories: jewelry, bags, and, of course, nail polish—the only beauty product immune to summer’s sweat-inducing effects. Since our nails remain one of our few means of summertime creative expression they are in a constant state of flux, which isn’t a bad thing these days; in the current climate of manicure mania, there are more than enough colors to go around. With that in mind, we present the ten shades we’ll be playing with all summer long. Happy finger painting!
Think Dark Pink
Tenoverten Polish in Elizabeth
The cool Tribeca nail enclave has, in the brief time it’s been open, already earned a devoted fan base, and its premier line of polishes will likely follow suit. We’re particularly fond of the intensely pigmented fuchsia Elizabeth, named for the hip Nolita street in downtown New York.
Orly Polish in Glowstick and Melt Your Popsicle
Something about the summer inspires us to incorporate colors into our repertoire that are most certainly never found in nature. And these highlighter marker-inspired lacquers definitely fit the bill. Too unnatural? Just use them as an accent or the tip of a French manicure, instead of an allover shade.
$8.50 each, www.orlybeauty.com.
Essie Nail Polish in Mojito Madness
A light, creamy spearmint shade, this varnish looks as fresh on the nails as the delicious boozy beverage it’s named after does on a hot summer day.
Va Va Vamp
Eres Nail Lacquer in Damas
A rich brown with hints of red, this polish reminds us of our Chanel Vamp-loving days of the late nineties—in the best way possible. It’s an ideal fingernail hue for those of you whose skin remains on the lighter side of pale all summer long.
$25, at Eres stores.
A Coral Worth Coveting
YSL Nail Lacquer in Corail Divin
All corals are not created equal, and YSL’s excellent take on the classic color—part of the luxury brand’s impossibly chic new lacquer line (we also love the Bleu Majorelle)—is a testament to this fact. It’s a truly elegant adaptation of the Boca Raton mainstay.
News flash: Winter boot season is over. This weekend, we put our lace-up oxfords in storage and now there’s no looking back. To spruce things up for the days of T-straps and peep-toes ahead (click here for 24 pairs of our favorite summer sandals), we consulted legendary manicurist Jin Soon Choi, of Jin Soon Hand and Foot Spa in New York City, and April Foreman, an L.A.-based manicurist whose well-lacquered clients include Drew Barrymore and Jennifer Lopez, for some at-home advice. Here, a rundown of the essentials you’ll need for professional pedis, no trip to the salon needed.
Step 1: Set the Mood
We don’t like to get too froufrou about pedicuring at home (no palm tree toe dividers, please), and neither do the experts. When setting up her personal space for nail painting, Choi just prefers to fill the air with Brazilian or African tunes—Bebel Gilberto and Oliver Mtukudzi are on her playlist—and light a NARS Acapulco candle. “I love cocoa and vanilla scents; this one is magical.”
Step 2: Perfume the Waters
Nothing preps your feet for a pedicure better than a good ten-minute soak, says Choi. She likes to add essential oils, like Napa Valley Bath Co. Organic Lavender Essential Oil, into the lukewarm water. In a pinch, a bit of Epsom salts or even hand-softening liquid dish soap also helps remove dirt and soften calluses, Foreman adds.
Step 3: Use Salves and Stones
Buff thickened skin with a pumice stone (Choi’s tool of choice is Tweezerman Pedro Callus Stone since “it has a long handle and is easy to use”) and apply a healing foot balm, like the ultra-nourishing Napa Valley Bath Co. Lavender Hoof Cream. Foreman also likes Kerasal Exfoliating Moisturizing Foot Ointment, which combines salicylic acid with glycerin to slough and hydrate your feet at the same time.
Step 4: Get in Shape
File rough nails into uniform shape, push back the cuticles, and rub in a few drops of olive oil—yes, olive oil; it’s rich in antioxidants to protect delicate skin from sun exposure.
Seeing as how Spring’s soft-hued seasonal color palette smacks of country club wishes and golf course dreams, it’s no wonder that nail polish has taken a turn for the preppy. With the release of two new lacquer lines due out next month, you’ll be able to live out those divot-stomping, weekends-on-the-Vineyard fantasies yet. Essie’s North Fork collection, a tribute to shades of blue (and the blue bloods who love them), includes three different varnishes inspired by Long Island’s East End. Then there’s Orly’s aptly named Prepster collection, in which polishes with names like Polo Princess (a pink cream) and Cashmere Cardigan (an opaque iris) are enough to make you want to pour yourself a gin and tonic and slip into a pair of loafers. Go ahead and break out the khakis while you’re at it.