8 posts tagged "RGB Cosmetics"
Vibrant fuchsia. Creamy teal. Mermaid green. Lilac-tinged gray. Just a few of the colors that have graced my nails this summer and fall. But after many months of polish changes, I’m officially tapped—or, ahem, tipped—out. Right now, nothing seems more appealing than a naked nail, but truth be told, when mine have nothing on them, they look a little lackluster. Nail artist Jenna Hipp’s latest collaboration with perennially cool lacquer brand RGB officially solves that conundrum. Liquid Buff imparts the shiny, healthy effect of a buffed nail—minus any actual buffing, which, according to Hipp, can be detrimental to your nails. Not to be confused with RGB’s Buff, a nude polish, this new innovation is not a color, but an effect. And a special one at that.
Hipp x RGB Liquid Buff, $20, available at Olive & June, Beverly Hills.
In the age of accent nails, airbrush art, and pierced tips, service often stands second in the pursuit of the perfect (and Instagram-worthy) polish job. But Olive & June—the latest nail destination to open in Beverly Hills—is going back to basics by elevating the salon experience for the modern set. Aimed at filling the void between the hole-in-the-wall quickie shops and more time-intensive spas, Olive & June owner Sarah Gibson Tuttle teamed up with TENOVERSIX‘s beloved retailers-turned-designers, Brady Cunningham and Kristen Lee, to conceive an inviting and fully functional space. The pair, who in the past created their own nail color, Blonde on Blonde, for RGB, worked with Tuttle to blend the interior design and merchandising of the product on display. The result is an airy, California-inspired space that feeds Tuttle’s New Yorker-turned-Angeleno aesthetic. Locally made custom furniture provides a seamless transition from reception area to nail station, while a pristine wall of lacquers prominently displays an eye-catching assortment of RGB, NARS, Butter London, and other fresh hues. And true to their promise, the nail salon also takes great care to cater to your every modern-day convenience. Once you’ve safely stowed your keys and bag, iPads and Wi-Fi are at your disposal. Mani trends might come and go, but the comfort of a well-conceived salon experience never gets old.
Olive & June, 430 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, California, (310) 247-0500; www.olivejune.com.
Since adopting a strictly neutral-or-classic-color manicure mandate a few seasons ago, we effectively left our trendy-lacquer days behind us. But there was a time, dear readers, when we spearheaded hand designs, relished in glitter Calgels, and used every last drop of Chanel’s cult-favorite Jade—not to mention the house’s former creative director of makeup Peter Philips’ lesser-known, albeit equally lust-worthy, follow-up, Riva. It debuted at Karl Lagerfeld’s 2010 Cruise collection in Saint-Tropez and immediately became an obsession when we saw Georgia May Jagger and co. walking down the runway, their tips a shade of creamy robin’s egg that somehow broke the pastel-aqua mold. It was a limited edition, sadly, but we’ve often thought about it in summers since—newfound minimal mantra not withstanding—as it truly was the perfect complement to warm, tanned limbs. That’s why Leigh Lezark’s azure fingers at Henry Holland’s Resort dinner last night in New York struck a chord with us—especially considering our recent discovery of RGB Cosmetics’ new sky-hued varnish called Pool. Needless to say, the combination is giving us some surprisingly colorful ideas for our weekend nail-salon plans. You, too?
Last we checked in with Jenna Hipp, the self-proclaimed green celebrity nail artist was revolutionizing the world of nude polish with her Nail Foundation, a lineup of skin-tone-hued lacquers designed in collaboration with RGB Cosmetics founder Gina Carney. Her Nail Tints, sheer versions of the same complexion-matching shades, followed shortly thereafter, reviving the better-off-bare movement and causing many a style-savvy woman to give up on off-kilter colors in favor of neutral simplicity. Hipp is still championing statement-making subtlety, although she’s going for gleam this summer. Her latest HIPP x RGB creation is called Highlight, and it functions as both an illuminating topcoat as well as a simple contouring varnish when worn on its own. Multicolor shimmering spheres give the pearlescent base an iridescent quality that Hipp says works best when painted on in a single swipe down the center of nails. Add it to your manicure must-haves for June, July, and August.
$20, available at www.netaporter.com June 2013.
When Jenna Hipp signed on with RGB Cosmetics last year, it was a match made in nail heaven. The self-proclaimed “green celebrity nail artist” joined forces with Gina Carney’s L.A.-based polish brand to create HIPP x RGB Nail Foundation, a four-piece collection of flesh-toned lacquers to match a range of different complexions, thus setting off Spring’s nude nail craze. Neutrals continued their tips tear on the Fall runways—and right on cue, so has Hipp. The manicurist just launched HIPP X RGB Nail Tints, the sheer version of her original, opaque offering. Reminiscent of a tinted moisturizer in that they only pack a trace of perfecting pigment, the Tints are available in the same four hues as their heavier-coverage counterparts. Two coats impart that coveted “done” effect that you just can’t get with 3-D crystals and leopard spot-designs.