Summer is right around the corner, meaning it’s officially time to swap your favorite springtime pastels for an array of bold hues. From neons to corals to aquas, check out summer’s hottest new shades we’re obsessing over at the moment.
When gel polish first arrived on the beauty scene, it appeared to solve all of our nail problems: no chipping, brilliant shine and durable results that last up to two weeks—what could be better, especially for women headed on a summer vacation? But, much like every beauty treatment, a gel manicure comes at a cost, including a somewhat timely removal process. So, the question remains: Should you get gel when traveling? Read on to discover the pros and cons of getting a gel manicure before your next getaway.
There’s nothing more annoying than a hangnail. Not only does it take tremendous willpower to avoid peeling or ripping off the skin, a single hangnail can make even freshly-painted tips look ragged. So how do you get rid of this mani mishap? Read on to discover the proper way to kick hangnails to the curb.
The New Year is in full effect, and while your resolutions may be consuming all of your energy, it’s also a great time to re-evaluate your spending habits. In particular, your trips to the nail salon. Not all nail services work for everyone, and while your girlfriends may be gel polish devotees, a gel mani just might not be right for you. Take our quiz to find out which nails best suit your lifestyle.
Having great nails isn’t cheap. Whether you DIY or go to the salon, it takes time, effort and money to keep your nails in check. From simple at-home polish manicures to over-the-top nail art on acrylic or gel extensions, you have to carve out certain expenses if you want your nails to look good at all times. Before splurging on a certain type of service, check out our “nail budgets” to give you an idea of how much money you’re really going to be spending on your tips.
Ever wonder how some women can grow healthy-looking nails that never seem to break? We’ll give you one hint: It’s not because of a supplement on Instagram. Most women with flawless natural tips have one thing in common: their diet. Growing healthy nails starts from the inside out, so if you want to get longer tips sans extensions, you’re going to have to start eating right. Check out the top foods guaranteed to help you grow long, strong and beautiful nails.
Shorter nails are not only less maintenance than lengthy talons, they’re also way more durable and less prone to breakage. And while you may typically stick to single-color paint jobs due to your shorter tips, you don’t have to—there are plenty of designs that actually look better on more natural nail lengths. Check out our favorite designs for short nails.
Whether you’re coupled up, riding solo or spending V-day with your girlfriends, it’s always a good idea to show some love to the most important person in your life: you! That’s right, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to something special on February 14, whether it’s a box of chocolates, a new dress or even a fresh manicure. Read on to discover three reasons why pampering yourself is the best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Whether you’re coupled up or celebrating “Gal-entine’s Day” with your closest girlfriends, Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse for some well-deserved pampering. From indulgent pedi treatments to flirty nail art, this February 14, show some love to your tips and toes. Check out the top ways to spoil yourself this Valentine’s Day.