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!
Whenever a friend starts venting to me about her hair and nails, the first thing I ask them is: 'What are you eating?' You might not realize it but the foods you eat can play a huge role when it comes to the health of your hair, nails and even skin. If you're not eating nutritious meals, I can guarantee that your hair will become dry, brittle and might even start thinning out. The same goes for your nails, chica!
Just when I thought nail art designs couldn't get any crazier, a whole newly bizarre trend starts making waves. The latest fad is placing all the focus on the other side of your nails and they're calling it the "flip manicure." Yes, the flip manicure. And trust me, it looks just as bizarre as it sounds. This is the "cool" thing now, I guess. What ever happened to simple, solid-colored manis?
You probably haven't even started making Labor Day weekend plans yet, much less prepped for fall but you have to start thinking about fall nail polish colors. Why? Because the shades next season are already starting to come out and trust me--they're gorgeous! I'm literally losing my mind over all the colors available to choose from. Okay, maybe not losing my mind, but I am pretty darn excited!Continue Reading >
If you take a look at Jennifer Lopez's Instagram, you'll see that the Bronx Diva has such a charming personality that it feels like you're talking to your BFF. And yet, she still manages to stay as glamorous as always when she tells the world that her nails are an essential part of her look. Continue reading and you'll see what I'm talking about!