I love everything about the holidays. The tree, lights, food, and of course always getting dressed up. And what's more fun than painting your nails with party-perfect polishes? Decking my nails in layers of sparkle, glitter, and burgundy wine hues is just as important as picking out a party outfit. Let's face it--no look is complete without a polished manicure!Continue Reading >
Winter tends to take a bad beating on my body. I get dry skin, dry scalp, brittle nails, and even cracked cuticles. Ugh, so gross! Cold weather causes your skin and nails to lose moisture and all that hand washing during cold and flu season doesn't help either. Believe it or not, your cuticles can really affect the health and growth of your nails. The question is: How exactly do you heal (and prevent) cracked cuticles?Continue Reading >
These are the nails the sophisticated models in the Badgley Mischka runway show were sporting--perfect to go along with the super glam retro look inspired by Tippi Hedren in the 60s film The Birds. The nail color was a bold cherry, but this time re-imagined in a matte finish and in a pointy almond shape that is very 60s. This was the vision of Deborah Lippmann, who did the nails for this show and is the owner of one of the most prestigious nail polish brands in the U.S.Continue Reading >
For the past year or so, I've struggled with weak, brittle nails. I've tried it all from fancy nail strengtheners to protein base coats and even that Quimica Alemana stuff every Latina swears by. But nothing ever seemed to work. My nails remained soft and would continuously break on me. That is until I started using one of my abuelita's favorite old-school remedies for strengthening nails!Continue Reading >
I'm looking at pictures of this woman with the world's longest fingernails and I'm having a very hard time not barfing.
Chris Walton is a 47-year-old abuela who hasn't cut her fingernails in nearly two decades. In fact, she claims the last time she clipped them was back in 1993. These nasty looking things reach more than 20 feet and twist and turn as much as a roller coaster. Walton's nails were celebrated at the Guinness Book of Records 2014 launch and given the title for world's longest fingernails. Sorry, but I don't see anything to celebrate here. This is just gross!Continue Reading >
Let's be honest here. The beauty looks from New York Fashion Week can sometimes be WAY more weird than wearable. But I'm happy to report that this was not the case for Spring 2014. In fact, I saw a ton of gorgeous hair, makeup, and nail looks that would work for any Latina. Instead of crazy, over-the-top looks, this season was filled with pretty lip colors, bold eye makeup, and chic hairstyles that work for all skin tones and hair textures. Finally, runway looks for us!Continue Reading >
If there's one beauty trend I'm definitely looking forward to this fall it's gotta be metallic nails. This season has a lot of dark, bold shades to choose from, but there's just something about metal-inspired polishes that makes me feel--oh, I don't know--sexy!Continue Reading >
With summer coming to an end and fall almost here, what better time than now to start shaking things up when it comes to your nails? I don't know about you, but I'm definitely ready to put aside my pastel polishes and bring out some chic autumn shades. This fall season it's going to be all about dark, bold colors. Think rich grays, vibrant emerald greens, and cobalt blues. It's the perfect accessory for your new fall wardrobe.Continue Reading >
It was just the other day that I found myself recklessly digging through my nail polish collection before heading out to get a professional mani and pedi. After 10 minutes of searching through the numerous bags I have in my makeup drawer, I finally found the shade I was looking for. It dawned on me that it was probably about time I found a way to organize the tons of polishes I've been accumulating over the years. Seriously, I have SO much my local nail salon doesn't have squat on me!Continue Reading >
I'll be the first to admit I'm not too fussy when it comes to my nails. But one thing I can't stand is sporting chipped polish--I'd rather rock bare nails for days before walking around with ugly chipped nails. I've noticed that a lot of the nail polish removers I've bought at drugstores don't do that great of a job, and when they do they leave my hands SUPER dry!
So is it worth it to spend more on fancier nail polish removers that are packed with natural ingredients? I wasn't too sure, so I tested out the Sally Hansen Moisturizing Nail Color Remover ($3) against the pricer Priti NYC Soy Nail Polish Remover with Lemongrass Scent ($12). Read on to find out who the winner of our test was!Continue Reading >