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

Michelle Obama's Nails Are the Hit of the DNC

Closing out the first night of the Democratic National Convention with what everyone agrees was a "passionate" speech, first lady and noted fashion plate Michelle Obama set Twitter on fire over her greige nails, with people trying to guess what brand and shade she was wearing. Even political pundits and newsmen were… » 9/05/12 11:10am 9/05/12 11:10am

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