If you’ve been in the mood for a fresh new nail design on your fingertips, but aren’t sure of what style to choose, this recent book called 500 Nail Designs: Inspired and Inventive Looks for Every Mood and Occasion might be the inspiration you need. As the title says, the book contains hundreds of nail polish looks, from cracked styles, to gradients, to nail art, and more.
See pictures of nail designs in different color schemes, including themed styles for holidays and seasons. There are also different textures to choose from. The book generally has received good reviews, though it does not contain step-by-step tutorials on actually creating the designs.
We also post some of our favorite nail polish designs on our Facebook page! Follow us at Facebook.com/NailPolishandMore if you’d like to see some of the cutest and most eye-catching styles.
Many women (and men) know the feeling too well: a bottle of nail polish that hasn’t been used in awhile, and now it’s impossible to open. Two inventors named Mathew Bradford and Cindy Tran hope to make this feeling a thing of the past by offering the Cap Ninja, a tool that helps you get a strong grip on those small, slippery nail polish caps. By improving your grip, opening a “stuck” top to a nail polish bottle becomes a breeze.
Check out the Cap Ninja in action in this video from Fox 2 St. Louis:
We recently announced the availability of new nail polish collections from OPI and CND. These new sets can be purchased from our website. There are three collections of nail lacquers from OPI:
You can read our press announcement regarding the collections, or go to our OPI Collections page.
The latest CND set at NPM is the Modern Folklore Collection, which features advanced Vinylux technology. Vinylux is a popular new system that goes on in only two steps and results in a manicure that becomes more durable in sunlight. Feel free to take a look at our press release, or visit our CND Modern Folklore Collection page for more information.
A documentary about the prominent role of Vietnamese Americans in the nail industry is in the process of being made. Makers of the film, called #NailedIt, are raising funds through an Indiegogo campaign to complete the project.
The documentary looks at Vietnamese Americans and how they have become so active in owning and working in nail salons. Among the stories told is “how a chance encounter between 20 female Vietnamese refugees and actress Tippi Hedren in 1975 changed the face of the [nail] trade and industry.”
The trailer for the film is below: