The Latest Nail Art Trend Is Apparently Only for People Who Don't Have to Use Their Hands for Anything But Modeling Nail Art, Must Be Nice

You know how it is: one day you’re following Amber Rose on Instagram because she is perfect and your kids are the same age and you live near each other so *fingers crossed* you’ll be ready when you bump into her at Whole Foods. Ready for what? Ready to hit the heart button in real life! Anyway, so there you are… »9/02/15 1:33pm9/02/15 1:33pm

Pretty, Easy Nails: Sparkles & Stripes

No one wants to hear about Coachella any more, so we’re not going to tell you what inspired this nail art, only that you’ll need two types of tape to achieve it: Scotch and striping. This variety pack of striping tape was half off at Sally’s which made the gold roll we’re going to use about $.50. Excellent. Aside… »4/22/15 2:50pm4/22/15 2:50pm

Pretty, Easy Nails: Gradient or Ombré Glitter or Whatever You Call It?

Welcome back to "Jane Marie Has Some Repulsive-Ass Cuticles." Today we're going to do one of the easiest-to-create nail art looks using glitter. The great thing about this technique is that you can be totally messy and, sure, maybe individually your nails will look a little wonky, but as a set they'll be perfect. »3/12/15 6:30pm3/12/15 6:30pm

Christian Louboutin Branches Out With $50 Nail Polish

Christian Louboutin, the luxury shoe brand that's a favorite among reality stars living beyond their means, is entering the beauty industry with a line of exorbitantly-priced nail polish. It's actually a natural move for the company as its shoes' infamous red bottoms were initially designed using a coat of nail polish. »7/23/14 10:40am7/23/14 10:40am

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 7:00pm7/26/13 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 4:40pm5/03/13 4:40pm

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 1:30pm8/07/12 1:30pm