One of the names most associated with luxury, Christian Louboutin, is now trying to break new ground in the world of nail polish. The fashion icon has launched a line of 31 nail lacquers, each with the lofty price of $50 per bottle. These polishes are the first ever to have a $50 price tag.
Though Mr. Louboutin acknowledges that the bottles are not practical, his goal was to create as luxurious a product as possible. Some would say that he accomplished this and then some.
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:
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:
OPI Red and other nail lacquer shades are now available as interior paint colors for your walls.
If you love the way a certain nail polish color looks on your finger tips, perhaps you’d love to see that color in other places in your home too? Now you can get some of the best OPI colors like OPI Red and Miami Beet as interior paints, so you can paint your walls in these classic nail polish shades. The paints are the result of a partnership with OPI and Clark+Kensington.
The nail lacquer-inspired paints seem to be a good idea, as I imagine there are many people with a good eye for fashion who also possess an advanced sense for interior design. And even if you don’t see yourself in this category, the paints are a fun opportunity to immerse yourself in some of your favorite OPI colors.
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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 Tampa Bay Times has a short feature on non-traditional colors of nail polish that are great for the winter holidays. While red nails tend to be the standard for manicures during this time of year, there are other options. Writer Stephanie Hayes gives five of her favorite new shades of the season, one of which is Bells Will Be Blinging by China Glaze. This polish is part of the Happy HoliGlaze collection and contains blue and gold glitter.
Be sure to wear colors you like during the holidays, not just ones traditionally seen during the Winter season.
When people think of fashionable nail polish for Autumn or festive polish for Christmas and Winter, gray is usually not the color that comes immediately to mind. However, this Fall and Winter season, you might want to take some suggestions from CelebrityRedCarpet.co.uk, which has a feature on the benefits of gray nail polish.
Gray nails can give a subdued yet chic appearance, which works well whether you’re in a black dress or something more casual. Some suggestions are to try a light gray on your nails with other colors like blue or yellow. And light gray can be a terrific base color for nail art.
Another shade of gray that would look great this season is dark or charcoal gray, which goes well with the many glittery and textured polishes that are popular now. And a third type of gray includes the color with purple or pink tones to give a warmer appearance.
If you’re interested in gray nail polish, take a look at OPI’s Haven’t the Foggiest, part of this winter’s San Francisco collection.