My least favorite nail look ever has got to be the classic French manicure. Sure, I’m guilty of having worn the look in the early ’90s, but in my opinion, that decade is where it should have stayed. But, add some non traditional French manicure colors to the classic design and you get a look that’s totally fresh and so much more fun. To get this look I used Essie Nail Polish in After School Boy Blazer, $8.50 as the base and Flower Beauty in Thistle or That?, $4.98 on the tips. It’s by far garnered the most compliments of any nail look I’ve ever worn. Definitely worth a repeat.
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While I’d like to play it totally cool and ignore the fact that March 17th isn’t a festive day to celebrate, I simply can’t. I’m a total sucker for holidays. I’m all for any excuse to eat treats that come around only once a year or have a drink or two on a week night (green beer, anyone?). Holidays are meant to be a break from the normal routine, which is what I love about them. And people, in general, are just more upbeat on holidays like St. Patty’s day — do you agree? I wish we could bottle the positive vibe and bring it out on a typical (blah) Monday.
And, while you won’t find me wearing a headband embellished with glittery clover antennas next Monday, you will find me sporting this leafy-hued nail polish — OPI Nail Lacquer in AmazON … AmazOFF, $9 (part of the Brazil Collection). My sister Sam first wore a few weeks ago and I was crushing on it (and her fringe bag). It’s the perfect blend of blue and green — green enough not to get you pinched, but blue enough for you to keep your cool.
The Olympic athletes aren’t the only ones with gold on their minds. Backstage at New York Fashion Week, gold accents were everywhere — from dipped braids to 24 karat manicures. If you want to add a little bling to your look, try one of these winning looks.
The best part about scoping out the hair, makeup and nail looks backstage at New York Fashion Week is that we’re constantly inspired to try new looks based on the ones the fabulous artists come up with. And, for the next few days we’ll be sharing the ones that we loved and how to recreate them at home (if you so dare).
Up first: The monochromatic makeup and gold dipped nails seen at the SUNO show. Understated, but very cool in a I’m-not-trying-too-hard way. The look was inspired by gypsy school girls, according to makeup artist Alice Lane.
Lane swiped Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze in Make a Mauve, $9.99 on eyes and lips with a dab of Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Quenched, $3.99 dabbed over top to add some sheen. So easy and effortless.
The nails looked like they were just dipped in matt gold polish. Manicurist Honey Nailz coated the nails with a shiny top coat and just haphazardly painted on a messy French tip using gold polish (Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold, $3.99).
To complement the nails, the parts on the middle-parted hairstyles were coated in gold makeup (can’t tell from this photo, but they were). Not sure I’d try this last bit at home, but it totally worked on the runway.