How Much Do I Tip for That?: A Beauty Investigation

During a recent trip to Houston, I got a manicure and pedicure because it was spring in the south but the dead of winter in New York City and my toes were not ready for public consumption. As a woman who affords herself few mani-pedi’s, I’m never sure what to tip so I texted two girlfriends and asked. But when I gave… » 4/06/15 2:30pm 4/06/15 2:30pm

This Is the Most Beautiful And Impractical Nail Art You've Ever Seen

The last time I went to get my nails done, I paid $45 dollars for some kind of green tea infused wash that included rose petals, healing crystals and clear nail polish. If that kind of manicure costs almost 50 bucks, can you imagine how much this beautiful disaster must run? How about the person you need to hire to… » 8/06/14 9:30pm 8/06/14 9:30pm

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

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

Hailee Steinfeld's nerdy nail art just made our day

Clearly, Hailee Steinfeld knows how to do Comic-Con right. The Ender's Game actress showed up to this years con with all sorts of delightful fan art on her nails. We spy comic book "Pows," Lichtenstein inspired eyes, and oh heck yeah — her thumbs are the Dragon and Salamander army sigils from Ender's Game. This… » 7/18/13 10:00pm 7/18/13 10:00pm

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

Headed for a Gel Manicure? Don't Forget Your Special Little Gloves.

This morning on Today, dermatologist Susan Taylor said that she is "very concerned" about the UV light used during gel manicures. Her recommendation? White cotton gloves. "Clip the tips off," Dr. Taylor explained, "and then put them on before you put your hands under the light." How about no? Not going to happen.… » 3/07/13 10:50am 3/07/13 10:50am

Let's Stay In Tonight and Do Our Nails

A couple of weeks ago, my coworker Tracie — who always has flawless nails — was rocking a cool houndstooth pattern. When I told her I loved it, she informed me it was Sally Hansen Salon Effects — the nail polish strips you place like stickers. I was skeptical, but decided to try a pack on Sunday night while watching… » 10/20/12 4:00pm 10/20/12 4:00pm

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