Nail Art Isn't Dead, You Just Own Every Shade Imaginable

The astronomical increases in nail polish consumption (no, not eating it) have been unprecedented in the last 4 years. In 2011, the industry reported a 67% growth, with a 42% increase in 2012. And though sales have grown by 19% so far in 2013, everyone is eager to put the nail in nail art's coffin. NYMag reports that… » 7/26/13 7:00pm 7/26/13 7:00pm

Katy Perry's New Fragrance Bottle Looks Like 'Death Becomes Her' Prop

Katy Perry launched her new fragrance Killer Queen yesterday, and we couldn't help but noticing that the conical bottle—propped up by a small, gold base, giving it a floating effect—looked a lot like the bottle of magical youth serum that Isabella Rossellini sells Meryl Streep in Death Becomes Her. If this was an… » 5/03/13 4:40pm 5/03/13 4:40pm

The Best Nail Art of 2012

Whether it was celebrities on the red carpet, Olympic athletes, or in various social networking feeds, nail art was everywhere this year. Here, we compile our favorites from Zooey's infamous tuxedo mani to Ke$ha's pretty penis tips and everything in between. » 12/27/12 1:30pm 12/27/12 1:30pm

Jesus Fresco Nail Art is the Best Thing in the World

Today in Holy Shit, Why Has This Not Happened Sooner/Get On My Hand At Once: a nail artist has taken a botched Spanish Jesus fresco restoration and turned it into nail art so beautiful the pictures of saints on my walls are crying tears of blood-red OPI polish. » 10/05/12 6:00pm 10/05/12 6:00pm

Nail Art, the Last Bastion of Female-Centric Beauty

When historically female-centric practices—like cooking, baking, hair styling, clothing design, etc.—have been legitimized into celebrated careers, men typically end up being the stars who dominate those industries. Look at Emeril Lagasse or the Cake Boss guy or Vidal Sassoon or Karl Lagerfeld. Whenever there is money… » 8/07/12 1:30pm 8/07/12 1:30pm

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

Making Your Nails Look Like Duck Feet Is the Newest Horrible Trend

Do your nails not get in your way enough? Do you find yourself wishing they were wider and even less likely to fit on the keys of your keyboard? Well then you will love duck feet nails, the newest trend that is sweeping the nation. These flared nails are meant to resemble—you guessed it—duck's feet, and they do in the… » 5/07/12 9:15pm 5/07/12 9:15pm

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. So why… » 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

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