Date Rape Drug Detecting Nail Polish Will Not Possibly Work

If you thought it smelled a bit like acetone and bullshit, you were right. That innovative nail polish that promised to detect date rape drugs has been the subject of both praise and scrutiny over the last week, but this tidbit should change the tenor of the conversation a bit: an exasperated-sounding pharmaceutical… » 8/27/14 12:45pm 8/27/14 12:45pm

​This Nail Polish Changes Color When Exposed to Date Rape Drug

Four undergrad engineering students have banded together to create a nail polish that changes color when it comes into contact with drugs such as Rohypnol, Xanax, and GHB as a way for women to prevent potential date rape. » 8/24/14 2:30pm 8/24/14 2:30pm

The Giver Now Has Its Very Own Line of Tie-In Nail Polish

Tell me, when you first read The Giver back in fifth grade, did you think to yourself: "I'd really love some red nail polish inspired by this powerful work of young adult fiction!" If so, today is your lucky day. » 8/14/14 12:30pm 8/14/14 12:30pm

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

Textured Nails Are a Horrible Trend That Needs to Die ASAP

There's always something happening in nail world, and right now it's texture. The "hot" look for summer is "beachy" statement nails, in which "beachy" means grainy and jacked-up looking. » 5/20/14 4:30pm 5/20/14 4:30pm

Collectors Are Paying Up to $150 for 'Unicorn Pee' Nail Polish

Alert! Alert! The New York Times, in its typically timely manner of trend reporting, has finally gotten hip to the intense online world of nail polish enthusiasts. Next up: An illuminating article on women who constantly ask their friends if they should cut bangs. » 3/14/14 1:45pm 3/14/14 1:45pm

Facebook Makes a Nail Polish Because They Must Own Your Fingers, Too

Facebook isn't content to solely live on your screens, it must also cover the digits you use to communicate with the master in its Social Butterfly Blue. » 8/29/13 9:30pm 8/29/13 9:30pm

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

Best App Ever Lets You Match Your Nail Polish to ANYTHING

A new app from China Glaze promises to match one of its nail polishes to anything you take a photo of with your phone and OH MAN does it deliver. » 4/11/13 6:30pm 4/11/13 6:30pm

What's Up With All These Unfeminist Nail Polish Names?

Why do nail polishes have names? Not brand names — color names, like Essie's Ballet Slippers? Sure, naming polishes is a fun way to add personality to the products and make them memorable, but unless it includes a word that clearly describes the color, they're ultimately arbitrary and have absolutely no bearing on… » 3/27/13 7:00pm 3/27/13 7:00pm

Cherry Blossom Nails: Because Even Your Fingers Are Craving Spring

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… » 3/22/13 1:20pm 3/22/13 1:20pm

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

Gabby Douglas Scores Perfect 10 on Challenging 'Pledge of Allegiance'…

Olympic double gold medalist and cute-as-a-button living American Girl doll Gabby Douglas led the Democratic National Convention in the Pledge of Allegiance yesterday. She did not flip onto or off of the stage, and despite the fact that NBC gymnastics analyst Elfi Schlegel speculated in a concerned, hushed voice that… » 9/06/12 12:20pm 9/06/12 12:20pm

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

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

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 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

Where Do Ridiculous Nail Polish Names Come From?

If you're biting your nails while you're reading this, you'd better knock it off, because a manicure is now the hottest way to express your style. Between 2009 and 2010, nail polish sales increased 11.9%, leading experts to declare that polish has replaced lipstick as the bullshit economic indicator for the recession.… » 10/09/11 11:57pm 10/09/11 11:57pm

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

Worth It: A Top Coat That Saves Your Manicure

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 daily… » 9/07/11 12:35pm 9/07/11 12:35pm