Pretty, Easy Nails: Super Subtle Bling

As we talked about last time, color choice is key to nailing this look. We're going to use polish and rhinestones, in a simple way, but the trick is to choose ones that are just barely a shade different from each other. This will create an almost imperceptible depth to your design. So chic. » 3/25/15 6:00pm Wednesday 6:00pm

Mariah Carey, Very Sreepy Baby, Misses Nail Appointment to Nap in Car

A famous assemblage of diva parts magnetized around a voice box and held together by a centripetal swarm of white wine, blue pills and pink glitter—Mariah Carey—missed her recent manicure appointment at the Beverly Wilshire hotel because she fell asweep in the car. » 12/31/14 1:50pm 12/31/14 1:50pm

All-Female Garage in France Lets Women Get Manicures and Oil Changes

A female-friendly garage near Paris offers manicures and massages to customers waiting for their mechanic services. » 6/11/14 12:20pm 6/11/14 12:20pm

Moms, I'm Not Buying Your Shit. So Stop Asking.

I was chatting on Facebook today with a couple of friends, and one said "Can I vent for a sec?" Naturally, we accepted her request because it's Monday, and everyone feels bitchy on Monday. » 4/08/14 10:24pm 4/08/14 10:24pm

Fresno Is the Place to Be for the Young and Fabulous

When creating a list of cities in which you would someday like to live, Fresno, Calif. may not make your top ten; actually it may not even break your top 20. You may have never even heard of it. I've lived in California almost all of my life (shoutout to Moldova, though) and I didn't hear about Fresno until I was in… » 1/04/14 3:07pm 1/04/14 3:07pm

New Nail Salon for Men Is the Manliest Place on Earth

As everyone who has ever seen a television commercial knows, one does not simply use a gendered product that's been assigned to the other gender. One must wait until a marketing team devises a gender-appropriate version, and then rush out and throw money at it. This is why we have steak houses for women and why we… » 10/25/13 2:20pm 10/25/13 2:20pm

Your Gel Manicure Is Cute, But It Might Be Giving You Cancer

Well, here's some sad news for gel manicure enthusiasts. While you might be drawn to the shine and resilience that your manicures give you, you should also know that all that time that you're keeping your hands directly under a UV light is not that good for your skin. Whaaaa? But also duhhhhh? » 3/06/13 12:30pm 3/06/13 12:30pm

The Finger-Flagging Manicure for Ladies Who Are Into Ladies

You are walking down an aisle in a grocery store. You see a woman in a cashmere twinset, flattering khakis and a sensible bob, pushing a cart with a baby in the seat. Nearby is another woman with long, shiny brown hair, a French manicure and immaculate makeup, wearing impractically high heels and gold bangles. Another… » 9/28/12 12:25pm 9/28/12 12:25pm

How to Give Yourself A Shabby Chic Antique Manicure

Are you ready for a nail DIY? This project explains how you can layer fabric paint over nail polish to achieve something akin to those "antique" and "distressed" paint effects that are so popular on home-decorating programs. (You know the ones where some hyperactive blonde is always convinced that what this suburban… » 7/13/12 7:15pm 7/13/12 7:15pm

Now You Can Safely Paint Your Dog's Nails

Science has now given us the means to paint the claws on our dogs' feet with (non-toxic!) nail polish. Science has, however, not yet provided us with a reason to do so. » 6/19/12 5:40pm 6/19/12 5:40pm

A Manicure That's Tough as Nails

Much unlike many a magazine editor who recommends you buy all sorts of crap that they most likely got for free, your Jezebel staff doesn't get jack shit (other than books, unsolicited). And that's how it should be. But on our own time, in our personal lives, we still buy stuff. So this is Worth It, our recommendation… » 4/18/12 3:40pm 4/18/12 3:40pm

Nail Polish Companies Are Lying To You

Many nail polish brands claim that their offerings are free of certain toxic chemicals. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control put those claims to the test in a lab — and the findings are, well, concerning. » 4/11/12 5:40pm 4/11/12 5:40pm

How to Master the Art of Ombré Nails

Ombré patterns have been everywhere as of late. The French word ombré means "shaded," and in fashion it refers to pretty much anything that starts out one color and then slowly morphs into another. We've weathered trends for ombré hair, ombré clothes, ombré fur — last summer I even showed you how to ombré dye a scarf.… » 3/30/12 6:00pm 3/30/12 6:00pm

Photographic Proof That Claudia Schiffer Is Ageless

Two of these photos show a 19-year-old Claudia Schiffer posing for Ellen von Unwerth for her first Guess campaign. The other shows a 41-year-old Claudia Schiffer posing for Ellen von Unwerth for her latest Guess campaign. Do you think she bathes in asses' milk, or just the blood of imported, fair-trade virgins? [WWD] » 3/28/12 1:35pm 3/28/12 1:35pm

What Is the Point of Nail Art?

Apparently nail art is "the new lipstick," enjoying soaring popularity, both on the runway and IRL, due to nail-art-happy celebrities and the proliferation of Internet "nail porn," where devotees swap DIY tips and post aspirational photos on blogs like "Fuck Yeah Nail Art." At least, that's what CNN says. The article… » 2/11/12 4:00pm 2/11/12 4:00pm

You Too Can Have Kick-Ass Nails Like Rihanna

When I was watching Rihanna's "You Da One" video, I was struck by two things: one was the incredible shot-by-shot similarity between Rihanna's work and an old Numéro editorial by Solve Sundsbo (which director Melina Matsoukas, who previously was caught ripping off an old David LaChapelle editorial for another Rihanna… » 1/20/12 6:30pm 1/20/12 6:30pm

Snakeskin Fingertips And Other Extreme Nail Art Sweeping Nation

If Good Morning America is to be believed, women are frantically running to their local salons to demand a new style of manicure that will make PETA weep: snakeskin manicures and pedicures. Yes, for $100 bucks a pop, a salon technician will cut bits of the actual skin of a snake into the exact shape of your… » 12/05/11 12:10pm 12/05/11 12:10pm

How To Give Yourself Paint-Splattered Jackson Pollock Nails

Why not freshen up your nail game — and/or document your Jackson Pollock/Abstract Expressionism fandom — with this DIY manicure that mimics the effect of spattered paint? Like all the best things in life, it looks a hell of a lot more complicated than it actually is. All that stands between you and getting just the… » 10/21/11 4:05pm 10/21/11 4:05pm

Woman Grows Nails For 18 Years, Is Honored Accordingly

Yesterday Guinness World Records named Chris Walton of Las Vegas the woman with the world's longest fingernails. Her nails measure 10-feet-2-inches on her left hand and 9-feet-7-inches on her right hand. Perhaps Walton does have the longest nails in the world, but the folks at Guinness should really take style and… » 9/15/11 9:30am 9/15/11 9:30am

How To Make A Manicure Last

I guess it's no real secret that I'm into doing my nails. Having manicured hands stops me from biting my nails, for one thing, and I am lucky enough to be in a profession where I can rock all kinds of weird nail art. That wasn't always the case; I sometimes think that my interest in nails is just one more after-effect… » 9/09/11 7:45pm 9/09/11 7:45pm