Okay, so you've got your outfit, your hair is done, makeup is on point but there's still something missing. Your nails, chica! You can't step into a holiday party without the proper manicure. Not only does it pull together your look but it also makes you feel prettier. I know I always feel prettier after getting a mani/pedi. Now that you're gearing up for your holidays parties, there's no better time to create festive nail-art designs. So get ready to paint some Santa hats and snowflakes on those uñas of yours!
The holiday season is the one time of the year where you really have to stay on top of your manicures! Let's be honest: You can't hit up a festive party without glam nails. Cool thing is, you don't have to just resort to red either. There are so many ways to add a festive spin to your mani and the polish options for holiday parties are endless!
Looking to sip from the fountain of youth? Well, I hope you like the taste of bone broth, because according to celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow the flavorful caldo made from leftover animal bones is a wrinkle-fighting, belly bloat-blasting super food! Hmm, those are some pretty big claims, if you ask me. Can a simple broth made from animal bones really do all of that? Well, that's been the word on the street for centuries.
I'm currently having a moody nail polish moment and trust me--I don't mean that in a bad way! The colder weather has me wanting to sport a deep, dark manicure and no, I'm not talking black. The nail polish colors trending right now are so much better than that! From emerald gray to peacock teal--even deep violet--there's sure to be a shade that will keep you stylish this season!
I'll never forget the first time I tried press-on nails. I was probably 12 or 13 and my mom was finally allowing me to get manicures while my friends got to experiment with tips and acrylics. I knew there was no chance in hell my Dominican mami was going to be okay with me sporting long, fake nails with funky designs on them. I'd never hear the end of it about how they'd ruin my actual nails and prevent them from growing. So one day I took a trip to my local pharmacy (behind mami's back of course) and bought myself my first pack of press-on French nails. It was a total nightmare and I looked like a complete loca!
Is it weird that I'm kind of jealous of el Dia de los Muertos' Catrina's makeup skills? For a skeleton, the mujer has style. Well, at least the real life women who imitate her on the Day of the Dead do. I love how they let their imaginations run wild. Every year, their sugar skulls and Catrina masks become more over the top, and their trajes and hair are wilder and more beautiful. It's all so very beautiful, but also so very fleeting. It's too bad we can't always do our hair and makeup like La Catrina's every day of the year. Or can we?
Calling all chicas obsessed with animal print and nail art. Now there's a way for you to rock leopard print designs on your nails that don't include a visit to the nail salon or those cheesy stick-on designs. It's an actual nail polish that instantly paints on leopard print and it was invented by Uslu Airlines How cool is that?
Nail art and holidays go hand-in-hand, but no holiday inspires the most creative nail designs like Halloween. Whether it's a sweet candy corn theme or staging a murder scene, people come up with the craziest nail designs to celebrate the creepy and festive holiday. Of course, we love getting into the spirit too by also featuring designs inspired by Dia de los Muertos.
Baking soda isn't just for making delicious cookies and deodorizing your smelly fridge! The multitasking powder is the main ingredient in most DIY beauty treatments and yields comparable (if not better) results than an expensive spa day.
I loved all the chic, new styles from this season's New York Fashion week, but the nails are what really had my attention. Over-the-top nail art is so last-year. This fall it's all about sleek and simple designs and nice, solid-colored nails. Everything from half-moons, to diagonal, French manis--less is more girl!