I just love the nail design seen at Moschino’s LAFW 2016 presentation done by Miss Pop for OPI. The vibrant colors and polka dots are perfect for spring. Read on to learn how you can re-create the look.
- Apply one coat of Infinite Shine Primer.
- Paint 5 of your nails at random with two coats of bright magenta Infinite Shine Don’t Provoke The Plum. Then paint the other five with two coats of tangerine orange Infinite Shine No Stopping Me Now.
- Pour a little Infinite Shine To The Finish Lime onto a plastic palette or piece of tin foil. Dip a large dotter or back end of an eyeshadow brush into the gel lacquer. Then, gently dab it down on a nail to create the perfect dot.
- Repeat step 3 on all 10 fingers. Make the dots on a random place on each nail.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine Wild Blue Yonder.
- On the orange nails, repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine Don’t Provoke the Plum.
- On the magenta nails, repeat steps 3 and 4 with Infinite Shine No Stopping Me Now.
- Pour out a little Infinite Shine Silver On Ice onto your palette. Using a smaller dotter or ball end of a bobby pin, create small silver centers in each colorful dot
Last week I attended the launch of Kylie Jenner’s new limited edition nail color collection in collaboration with SinfulColors. The reality TV star looked amazing in a long, sequined gold dress as she announced the new polishes are an artistic way to share her artistic choices with her fans.
The King Kylie SinfulShine Collection features twenty shades of jewel tones offset by neutrals and precious metals, as well as a top coat.
“Kylie is internationally recognized as a leading influencer and trendsetter in beauty and fashion, and recognized for making a statement in nail. We are thrilled to collaborate with Kylie, and are excited to introduce these new collections, unlike anything else on the market,” said Blake Decker, Head of Marketing, SinfulColors.
The polishes will be available from March 1 – August 31st 2016 at select retailers nationwide, including Walmart, Walgreens, Target. Suggested retail price of polishes and topcoat: $2.99.
Nail leader CND created 22 astounding nail designs at The Blonds Fall/Winter 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The nail looks were inspired by 1950s Hollywood glamour but also took on the unusual twist of incorporating whimsical elements of Alice in Wonderland.
“CND’s Winter 2016 trend story evokes glitter glam, dazzling jewel tones and red carpet couture, and this was the perfect opportunity to tell that story with a trippy twist!” said CND Co-founder and Style Director Jan Arnold.
It took over 900 combined hours of production to create the stiletto-shaped nails which featured 3D embellishments and were hand-sculpted with RETENTION+™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then adorned with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives.
The color palette includes shades of opalescent pinks, pearlescent brights and metallic blues, anchored in black patent and fishnet.
One model donned a vibrant bouquet laced with thorns, while another showcased “Eat me,” “Drink me” and “Lick me” cookies adhered with edible glue. Nails were ornamented with unconventional materials like ribbons, feathers, foils, sequins, metal, faux fur and smoke – even crystals and stones created entirely out of nail products.
For visuals, how-tos and behind-the-scenes coverage of CND’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 designer collaborations and nail designs, please visit the CND Fashion Week Digital Headquarters.
If you got a Target gift card for Christmas, then you’re in luck because you can spend it on Target’s new nail-polish line, Defy & Inspire.
The line consists of 38, yes, 38 shades, of Instagram-worthy nail colors and will retail for $7.49.
The polishes are five-free – meaning it’s free of 5 harmful ingredients: formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, formaldehyde resin, and camphor.
Each bottle will retail for $7.49, and are named after reality TV shows. So, if you are a Bachelor junkie, there’s a cornflower blue polish for you, or, if you want to relive your teenage days, Laguna Beach (ocean blue) may be in order. Other colors include You’re Fired (red), Toddlers and Tiaras (baby pink), Made (coral), and Tribal Counsel (nude).
Professional nail care brand CND was responsible for 24 gilded nail designs at The Blonds Spring/Summer 2016 Show at MILK Studios in New York. The creations drew inspiration from ancient Egypt and including Cleopatra, the Sphinx and various elements of Egyptology, to compliment the dramatic, avant-garde clothing.
The elite artists of the CND Design Lab Team hand-sculpted the nails and embellishments with CND™ Liquid & Powder and BRISA™ Gel, then added layers of color with SHELLAC™ Brand 14+ Day Nail Color, VINYLUX™ Weekly Polish and CND™ Additives. Royal golden tones ruled the color palette – antiqued, shimmering and expensive – while accents of blue, turquoise, red and green added texture and dimension. Hieroglyphics, snake and crocodile skins, gold-plated wings, draped headdresses and scarab beetles were constructed and embellished with an array of unconventional materials, including feathers, foils, ribbons, chains, gems, jewels and stones. A sarcophagus nail even opened to reveal a mummified pharaoh donning the actual golden locks of designer Phillipe Blond. A result of over 600 combined hours of production, these highly sculptural designs were the perfect accessory for The Blonds’ theatrical collection.
“The CND team never ceases to amaze us with their unique creative vision. If we can dream it, they can bring it to life,” said The Blonds designer David Blond. “The nails are an integral part of our overall story. Seeing it all come to life on the runway is incredible,” added Phillipe Blond.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (aka OCC cosmetics) recently launched their new Spring/Summer 2015 line featuring neutral shades to pretty pastels to bright, bold hues. All six of the matte lip shades have complimentary nail colors to match so you can take those fun Instagram selfies with your hands in the picture to show that you have a fabulous manicure to match the gorgeous shade on your lips.
If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen a couple of pictures I posted wearing Cha Cha, which the brand describes as “pale tangerine.” After wearing it, I don’t think I would describe the color as pale. Instead it’s a bright, yet soft shade of orange that is bold and in-you-face, and not meant to be worn by the shy and timid. But, if shy and timid describes you, there are other colors such as John Doe, a nude and Memento, a pink/plum neutral.
The nail polish lasted about 5 days before it started to chip and the lip color stayed put for hours. Because the lip color is a liquid, I would recommend using a brush to spread it around nicely around the contours of your lips.
What do you think about the matching nail and lip trend?
It may not feel like spring, but the season is here, so even if the weather isn’t bright and cheery doesn’t mean you can’t begin decking out your nails in all sorts of colorful shades to celebrate the transition from winter to warmer temperatures. Affordable nail brand Pure Ice has got your nails covered…literally, with its new Sparking Seas collection, feature 3 sparkling new shades to give you the perfect manicure. The new shades include Sea Glass (green), Mer-Magical (pink), and Sparking Seas (blue).
Pure Ice’s Sparkling Seas Collection is available exclusively at Walmart stores nationwide this spring, and retails for $1.99 each.