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9 Nail Trends That Are Officially Blacklisted and 9 That Aren't

9 Nail Trends That Are Officially Blacklisted and 9 That Aren't

We’ll start by saying this: There is no right or wrong way to approach your summer nail aesthetic. For some, long nails will just never be in the cards—be it due to personal preference or your day job. For others, lime-green polish will just never meld with your favorite arsenal of nudes and pinks. And hey, that is A-okay. As with every aspect of beauty, we encourage you to do what you like and to have confidence in your unique beauty choices. Cool?

That said, we do live in a world overrun with fleeting and exciting fashion and beauty trends, many of which bombard us via our phone and computer screens. Regardless of how eager you are to switch up your current nail game, trends can be a fun source of inspiration to influence a completely new you or perhaps a slight deviation from what you’re already doing. Either … Read the rest

The 10 Summer Nail Colors Celebrities Are Requesting Most This Season

The 10 Summer Nail Colors Celebrities Are Requesting Most This Season

I’ve found there to be two types of people in this world: those who walk into a nail salon and bend the knee to the great wall of bottles for their color inspiration and those who, well, don’t (aka those of us who know the exact shade or color family we want hours pre–paint job).

Of course, if you’re a celebrity,these types of choices might depend on pressing appointments like premieres, red carpets, events, concert tours, or film projects, but that doesn’t stop us from wondering what summer nail colors celebrities are most excited to wear this season or what shades they’re requesting when they get some time off.

We reached out to three of the most-wanted celebrity nail artists in the industry to find out what summer nail colors their A-list clientele have requested most thus far. Are you the wall-of-polish-type client? You’ll appreciate the celeb-led inspiration. And … Read the rest

14 Non-Cheesy Fourth of July Nail Ideas to Try This Year

14 Non-Cheesy Fourth of July Nail Ideas to Try This Year

With Fourth of July just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll be showing your pride for the United States of America. Sure, you could always wear a cool, red, white, and blue ensemble. Or you could wear a classic cherry red lip, but if you want to get more creative, you could always show your patriotism through a set of chic nails.

As with any festive holiday, there comes a massive number of cool nail art ideas. That said, it can also be overwhelming to scroll through a virtually endless amount of photos to find the exact way you want to sport your nails. Luckily, we did the hard work for you.

If you’re looking for stylish Fourth of July nail ideas that don’t feel too cheesy, we’ve pulled together our favorite looks to inspire your next trip to the salon. Scroll … Read the rest

The 16 Best Nail Colors If You Just Can't With Long Nails This Summer

The 16 Best Nail Colors If You Just Can't With Long Nails This Summer

As someone who almost always has long nails (almond-shaped, please!), I’ll admit that when I hacked them down to tiny nubs this past weekend, it was as though an alien inhabited my body. Okay, that’s dramatic, but I was sick of them catching on my hair, slowing my typing speed (no good when you’re an editor!), catching more food than my mouth, and being all around annoying, so I determinedly clipped them down to about half their size. For a second, I was traumatized. Having shorter nails completely changed the look of my hands and fingers, and the initial shock reminded me of receiving a shorter-than-intended haircut. In seconds, your styling and decorating options can totally change. 

Now, obviously, you can wear whatever nail color you want regardless of how long or short your nails are, but as I’m learning, some colors (like neon pink, gold, and even cream-swirled shades … Read the rest

And Now, the 20 Best-Selling OPI Nail Colors of All Time—That You Can Still Buy

And Now, the 20 Best-Selling OPI Nail Colors of All Time—That You Can Still Buy

A manicure and OPI nail polish go together like peanut butter and jelly, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, or a white tee and skinny jeans. The combo just makes sense. In fact, we’d argue OPI might just be the most iconic and well-loved nail polish brand of all time, easily boasting some of the most in-demand cult nail colors within the nail realm. And when you think of how many nail polishes there are out there, that’s pretty damn impressive.

Even if you’re not a nail polish person (don’t worry, we won’t judge), chances are high that you’ll recognize fan-favorite shades like I’m Not Really a Waitress, Lincoln Park After Dark, or Cajun Shrimp. And if not, don’t stress: We’re about to serve up a covetable list featuring 20 of the top best-selling OPI nail colors of all time. Curious to know which OPI colors nail polish lovers everywhere hoard … Read the rest

Bye-Bye, Basic Nails: The Coolest Nail Art Designs to Try for Summer 2019

Bye-Bye, Basic Nails: The Coolest Nail Art Designs to Try for Summer 2019

There’s nothing like sporting a fresh eye-catching mani on your fingers to signal the official start of summer. You become an instant hand-talker, subconsciously posing for Instagram pics with your hands holding all of the things, and may actually enjoy hailing a cab on a hotter-than-hot day. 

But when it comes to narrowing down what nail art design to get on your nails, sifting through all the options can be almost as overwhelming as creating a custom salad at Sweetgreen. In an effort to ease some of that anxiety (after all, a manicure should be a relaxing experience), we turned to a trio of trusted nail experts to give us the lowdown on all things trending nails for the summer: Nadine Abramcyk, co-founder of Tenoverten;Kristin Pulaski, owner of Paintbucket Nails; and Essie Global Lead Educator Rita Remar. 

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12 Fashion Girls Share Their Favorite Nail Polish Shades of All Time

12 Fashion Girls Share Their Favorite Nail Polish Shades of All Time

By and large, fashion girls’ taste in nail polish is markedly different from, say, beauty gurus’ taste. That’s because women who are into clothes above all else tend not to go for the same nail art designs, colors, or even the same brands as those who don’t wake up in the morning thinking about their outfit (which, like, who are those people again?). For style-minded humans, nails serve one main purpose: to complement the bags, shoes, silhouettes, and color palettes that are trending at the moment (or that generally represent their signature style). So… loud shades and complex designs tend not to be the fashion girls’ go-to. 

That said, nails are still a key part of fashion girls’ ensembles. But which? To find out, we asked 12 style influencers and editors to share their holy-grail nail polish colors. Keep scrolling to see the 28 different shades they named.

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9 Nail Polish Colors That Make My Outfit Look Expensive

9 Nail Polish Colors That Make My Outfit Look Expensive

There are boatloads of fun nail trends happening in the beauty world right now: mismatched shades on every finger, primary colors, neons. But what if your goal isn’t necessarily to look trendy or “fun,” but to look, dare we say, expensive? Playful nails aren’t always the move, especially if you’re going to a job interview or black-tie affair or if you’re simply trying to dress more sophisticated. What’s cool about nail polish is that it’s a really simple, affordable way to elevate your outfit—and just as effective at making you look more polished as a new top-handle bag, velvet hair band, or any other elegant accessory.

Whenever I want to look more adult (“richer,” if you will), I’ve come to rely on the following nine shades. Just because they look expensive doesn’t mean they’re boring. These nail polish colors are just as cool as your funky … Read the rest

20 Pride-Inspired Manicures You Definitely Need to See (and Try) This Month

20 Pride-Inspired Manicures You Definitely Need to See (and Try) This Month

Considering the Technicolor theme of the contents below, we’re not exaggerating when we say we, quite literally, have lots of eye candy in store for you. It’s June, it’s Pride Month, and today, the 2019 L.A. Pride Parade is taking place in West Hollywood. Of course, if you’re attending, you’ll definitely need a pride-inspired rainbow manicure or nail art look to compliment whatever you plan on wearing, and if you’re not, we still think an on-theme manicure is a perfect way to celebrate and spread the love this month. To get the ball rolling, we’ve rounded up 20 perfectly vibrant nail art and manicure ideas sure to fit each and every type of nail aesthetic, from minimal and discreet to ultra-sparkly and audacious. Keep scrolling for every Instagram look we’ve seen, loved, and proceeded to screenshot in honor of Pride Month.

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Amazon Shoppers Say These 11 Supplements Made Their Nails Grow Crazy-Fast

Amazon Shoppers Say These 11 Supplements Made Their Nails Grow Crazy-Fast

It doesn’t matter whether we’re meeting with our search engine optimization team here at WWW HQ or having drinks with friends, the issue of how to grow our nails faster, healthier, and stronger seems to be at the top of everyone’s minds right now. Perhaps it’s because we’re living in a world where we’re inundated with pretty (and perfect) nail grams or maybe it’s just the annoyance that tags along with breaking a nail at the most impromptu of times. Regardless, just as we want glowing skin and healthy, damage-free hair, we want long ridge- and divet-free nails. Is that too much to ask? 

How to get our nails to grow faster can be frustrating because, largely, the reason they are weak or um, not growing, can vary depending on genetics, lifestyle, diet, and so much more. If you’re seriously concerned about your nail health, we recommend talking to … Read the rest