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 10:40am 7/23/14 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 7:00pm 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

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

Your Olympic Nail Art Roundup

The uniforms worn in the 2012 games don't leave a lot of room for fashion statements or individuality, so Olympians—from swimmers, to weightlifters, to archers—have been using their nails as mini-canvases to express their patriotism or simply reflect the experience of the Olympics. Besides, there's no better way to… » 8/03/12 11:00am 8/03/12 11:00am

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.… » 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