Do-it-yourself nail styles are great–you can create them whenever you have some free time, and there is no need to travel to a nail salon, or make an appointment, or pay someone else to make your nails look great. Of course, the downside to DIY nail designs is that they can be difficult to execute, as they hardly ever turn out quite the way you envision. Sticking with styles that are easy to do often means that your nails won’t stand out and will be, well, boring.
Over at BeautyHigh, there is a guide to five runway-inspired nail styles that are creative yet straightforward for most people to do. They shouldn’t take much time to complete, but the results are unique designs that will make your nails look great. These nail polish styles truly are not something you see everyday; they include one-line designs, C-shapes, stilettos with bold colors on only the tips, glitter half moons, and a combination of half-moons and French tips.
The guide has very simple instructions so you can create these uncommon DIY nail designs without a struggle.
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The first nail salon in the U.S. opened way back in 1878, over 135 years ago! A new book, Nails: the Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro, has the details on this salon–it was called Mrs. Cobb’s Manicure Parlor, was located on West 23rd Street in New York, and charged $1.25 for a manicure.
The New York Post has a review of the book, which not only discusses nails of the late 1800s, but also traces the history of nail salons and nail art all the way through to current times. The book appears to be a fun resource that explains the trends and circumstances that have led to nail polish fashions enjoying the immense popularity that they have today.
OPI has created the Fashion Plate nail polish collection featuring seven limited edition lacquers inspired by the teams of Major League Baseball. This agreement with MLB is the first time OPI has teamed up with a professional sports league. The colors in the collection are designed to be worn while rooting for your favorite baseball team during Spring, Summer, and (if your team makes the playoffs) Fall 2014. Chalkboard Nails News has the full announcement.
Here are the seven shades in the collection: Continue Reading
Spring is here! This means that the weather is starting to warm up in the Northern Hemisphere, and it’ll soon be time for bathing suits, bright colors, and more time in the sun. And of course, nail polish fashions will follow suit, so here are three guides to the trends, collections, and colors for Spring and Summer 2014.
First up is a rundown from Fashionista of 18 nail polish collections for spring, each filled with colors of the season. Some of the brands included are Essie, OPI, and Morgan Taylor.
Next is a slideshow from the Zoe Report showing the top five nail trends of Spring: bold fuschia polishes, hues of orange/melon, nude shades accented with shimmer, earthy or spice-colored shades, and many varieties of blue.
And finally, we have a guide from Cosmopolitan spotlighting 14 nail polish shades that you’re likely to see in Spring 2014. Included are pinks, blues, yellows, and more.
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