Nail Inspiration: New York Fashion Week

While fashion week’s over the top makeup and dramatic hairstyles are fun to see, we’re on the lookout for tips and tricks we can actually use at home. This season,  designers are favoring simpler looks for the nails. We love these neutral yet edgy manicures seen at New York Fashion Week!

hbz-Jenni-Kayne-nyfw14-beauty-de-smNeutral half moons were seen at Jenni Kayne. We love the look of the nude against the stark white! To get this exact look, use OPI Don’t Pretzel My buttons, and top it with a clean half moon in OPI’s Alpine Snow.


At Ruffian, creamy nude nails were edged with bright, royal colors. To get this look, use OPI’s Samoan Sand all over the nail, and paint the edges with Essie’s Groovy Grape.


Models at Cushnie Et Ochs wore stiletto nails painted in a crisp white shade, with a slash of silver horizontally across each nail. To achieve this edgy look, use OPI’s Alpine Snow with Essie’s No Place Like Chrome.


Sparkling silver polish added an edgy twist to a classic french manicure at Creatures Of The Wind. Get this look by layering Essie’s No Place like Chrome at the tips on top of OPI’s Bubblebath.


We love this chic negative space manicure at Creatures Of Comfort. Get the look by using OPI’s Osaka To Me at the bottom, and Essie’s Brooch The Subject on the upper 3/4 of the nails. 

Which is your favorite look?


Get The Look: Nail and Jewelry Combos To Try Now!


Look one: Let your dainty bling take center stage by opting for a nude polish. Simple and clean, yet totally chic. Try out Essie Cocktails and Coconuts with sparkly, dainty rings.

Look two: Bring the turquoise to the next level by coating your nails with an orange or peachy lacquer. After all, blue and orange are complementary colors! Try out OPI Y’all Come Back Ya Hear with a bright bracelet and a statement ring to get this gorgeous Summer look. 

Look three: Let your nails do the talking with a bold red hue paired with dainty jewels for a polished look. Try out Essie Garnet with a dainty four leaf clover necklace and a delicate gold ring set for the perfect work ensemble.

Which look is your favorite?


24 karat Nails

Gilded accents are everywhere from embellishments on clothing, accessories, home decor, and so much more… so why not follow suit with your nails? From subtle flecks of gold to a monochromatic metallic hue, your nails are sure to make the ultimate style statement.



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Test out a gilded mani with an accent nail (or two) using gold glitter. We love OPI’s Goldeneye as an accent nail! Want to go full on gilded? Try out Essie’s Good As Gold for a sleek & glamorous manicure.

What are you waiting for? Go for the gold!


Transition Your Nails To Fall

Now that calendar has turned to August, we can no longer avoid the fact that fall is coming fast! While it’s too hot to switch up your Summer wardrobe to your Fall wardrobe, you can start the seasonal transition without any extra sweat with your nail color.

Below, we’ve selected a number of shades that are still colorful enough to rock during the Summer, but will give you a nice richness to wear as you transition to Fall. From royal purples to shimmering metallics, we’ve got you covered:



Which shade(s) will you be rocking as you make your personal style transition to Fall?

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Bridal Manicure Ideas

Attention brides-to-be: branch out on your wedding day by trading traditional bridal manicures for an unconventional yet chic look to incorporate a punch of personality! Our must-try bridal mani’s:



From left to right, top to bottom:

A spin on the traditional french manicure: Try swapping out white tips for gold ones instead. This look is still classic and neutral with a fun & unexpected twist!

For this look, try: OPI Glitzerland on the tips.

A playful take on feminine nails: Your wedding is the perfect time to go all-glam! Add some bling to a feminine, pinky nude manicure for a chic look inspired by Honor’s 2014 runway show.

For this look, try: Essie Romper Room with some added nail bling

Something blue: Stumped on how to incorporate something blue into your attire? Rocking this enchanting shade of  blue is the perfect way to include the traditional wedding color.

For this look, try: OPI I Vant to Be A-Lone Star

Go for the (rose) gold: Rose gold is unexpected, yet flattering on every skin tone. Rock a rose gold polish with any other metallics included in your color scheme for an on-trend mixed metal yet classic look.

For this look, try: OPI Chicago Champagne Toast

Which bridal nail look is your favorite? Would you try any of these on your big day?


Pinks for Every Skin Tone

There is a pink polish for everyone! Whether you prefer a demure or shocking pink, we’re here to find your perfect shade of pink. Pink polishes (like those we saw all over Summer 2014 runways) are definitely not a one shade fits all proposition. These flattering shades will make your hands look sweet and polished!



Which pink would you pick?




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Five Must-Try Nail Colors For Summer

With inspirations like on-trend neons this season, mermaids, a girls’ night on the dance floor and bright summer accessories, this Summer’s nail go-to’s are anything but boring. Find your Summer in a bottle with our top five picks for Summer 2014:



From top to bottom: Essie Penny Talk, OPI Mermaid Tears, Essie Knockout Pout, OPI A Roll In The Hague, and Essie Mesmerize

Which is your favorite?