Barre My Soul
1 / 6
You Callin’ Me a Lyre?
2 / 6
Don’t Touch My Tutu!
3 / 6
Care to Danse?
4 / 6
My Pointe Exactly
5 / 6
Pirouette My Whistle
6 / 6
Who said looking like a ballerina requires years of blistered feet and pas de bourrées? Now, thanks to OPI's latest SoftShades collection, inspired by the New York City Ballet, it's as easy as a quick trip to the salon. "The beige, pink, and white lacquers bring to mind classic ballet slippers, tutus and leotards, while the sheer lilac and gray add muted color to ballet's traditional pink," said OPI Executive VP Suzi Weiss-Fischmann.
1 / 6
2 / 6
3 / 6
4 / 6
5 / 6
6 / 6
These cool blends of smooth matte-finish polishes with slick chrome details have been catching our eyes lately and we had to share. Sexy and sophisticated, the matte/chrome look is a must-wear any time you want to steal the spotlight with a flick of your finger.
Even if you normally struggle to perfect the latest nail trends, brush stroke nails are so easy they will instantly become your new faves. The idea is to mimic paintbrush strokes on your fingernail, and the result is a funky yet chic look that will make everyone think you're a pro.
Want to take your nail game to the next level? Consider trying the next big nail trend -- powder nail polish. Boasting longer wear and simple application, nail powder is any beauty guru's next big thing.
Painting your the nails on your right hand (or left for you lefties) just got so much easier.
Nail polish strips are awesome. They let you have fun, festive nails even if you have nary a shred of artistic ability. Once you get the hang of it, it's actually really, really simple! And once they're applied properly, they last a long time and give you infinite options for fierce nails. “Nail polish strips are so trendy right now that you can find all sorts of different colors and different patterns,” says Sephora PRO team member Sara Biria. Here's how to apply polish strips--the right way.
If you're like me, a manicure is not a long-lasting beauty treatment. As hard as I try to keep my nails looking pretty, dishes, work and well, life, often leave my nail color chipped and in disarray within a few days of a salon visit. But with the influx of new at-home gel nail kits on the market, you can now have a salon-quality manicure for up to two weeks for a fraction of the price it would cost in a salon. And it's easier than you think.
This nail trend involves applying real, dried flowers to your nails. Sign us up!
OPI's Euro Centrale Spring 2013 collection trends toward rich, dark, and creamy. (And, as usual, a fondness for puns.). It may seem counterintuitive when most are moving toward brights and pastels, but these shades will set your paws apart from all the other manicures out there.
A South Korean salon has introduced the futuristic-looking "wire nails" trend to the world, and it's pretty freaking cool.
Do you ever find yourself lingering in the nail polish aisle at Ulta only to walk away with a ho-hum color or nothing at all? Finding the cutest on-trend color that suits your personal style preferences can be tricky and tiring. Why not let someone else do that work for you--and deliver it to your door? We've rounded up the best monthly subscription boxes that will do just that--deliver adorable polishes and nail tools right to your front door each month.
The cost of getting and maintaining a professional manicure can be expensive, and DIY nail art is time-consuming and requires skill. Luck for you, many brands offer nail strips in myriad designs and colors. Check out the brands that make the best at-home nail wraps.
These see-through nails are a surprisingly cool way to rock your next mani.
Never underestimate the power of a cute manicure. When LHJ.com editors asked readers and bloggers to show off their fave polish shades, the rainbow of photos they sent brightened our day and made us want to run home and do our nails!
These Instagrams are every nail-lover's dream come true. Follow these accounts to get your daily dose of acrylic heaven.
Move over unicorn macarons and makeup because unicorn horn nails are about to take the stage as the best unicorn trend around.
Known as the “First Lady of Nails” and the woman responsible for such classic polishes as I'm Not Really a Waitress and Tickle My France-y, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is the Executive VP, Artistic Director, and all-around creative force behind OPI's legendary and coveted nail lacquers. She does it all--from creating the shades to bestowing on them their unique monikers, that, let's face it, keep us coming back for more as much as the new colors do. We caught up with Suzi for a Q&A about choosing collections and names, as well as which polish is her all-time favorite.
Sometimes all you need around the holidays is a little bit of "you" time, and what better way to do that than by pampering yourself. We found the best festive beauty products that you'll want to pick up before you cozy in for some serious Christmas movie binges.
Gold is a girl's favorite color, right? From accent furniture to jewelry, gold has made a major comeback in recent years, and there's no better way than a fresh manicure to show our love for the warm color. Get out your tools, and give these gold nail designs a try.
No, you shouldn't just peel it off. Learn the right, damage-proof way to remove shellac or gel nail polish between salon visits.