The Velvet Manicure™?

Ciaté’s latest release at Sephora


Blam! Pow!

OPI, take note.  This is how you do a comic book* inspired collection:

image from Nouveau Cheap

A few of these are repromotes.  All of them are glossy, bold and bright.  No frosty pink or weak coral.

*Or comic book movie


If you haven’t heard by now, California state ran tests on 25 random brands of polish used at nail salons, and found bottles labelled 3-Free claims that were actually not.

Investigators found that 10 of 12 products that claimed to be free of toluene actually contained it, with four of the products having dangerously high levels.

The report also found that five of seven products that claimed to be “free of the toxic three” included one or more of the agents in significant levels.

Brands whose products tested positive include Sation, Dare to Wear, Chelsea, and New York Summer, all are popular in the online community.

Educate yourself — Business Week has the  full list, and the entire article here.


Summer of Lovin’ Orly

Image from Check out this behind the scenes video of Orly’s Feel the Vibe collection photoshoot, it’s like a movie trailer for nail polish: This is  my favorite collection for summer.  I’m planning on picking up the whole set.  … Continue reading


It’s Here! Now with Swatches

My bottle of Ray of Light just arrived and I could not wait to post some photos! Swatches to come. With flash March 31: I was able to swatch this morning, unfortunately our springtime sunshine turned into cold and cloudy, … Continue reading


Spotted — Kimmie Kyees & Elegant Touch Nails

I discovered these at Ulta today and can’t seem to find much information about them online. Kimmie Kyees, the woman behind some of Rihanna and Katy Perry’s most memorable manicures, has collaborated with Elegant Touch on a collection of false … Continue reading


Girl On Fire Mani

Girl On Fire nails in direct sunlight Everyone’s doing it — sharing their Hunger Games inspired nails. Over the weekend I painted mine in a fiery gradient design. Unfortunately in my excitement I piled on too many layers too fast … Continue reading


The Wait Is Over!

It’s official — the months long wait is over — the Deborah Lippmann mystery polish is identified! Ray Of Light, described as indigo with 3D holographic glitter, is available from HSN and I have been anticipating this color since … Continue reading


Oscar Nails

Just like at Fashion Week, nails at the Academy Awards could be put in two categories: pale or nude colors and black/near black colors.  Two pairs of hands stood out to me, though.  Kelly Osbourne wore a deep green to … Continue reading


Betsey Johnson Collaborates with OPI for Sephora Collection

“The collection is just how I like it — loud, outrageous, pretty, pinky and kick-ass rock and roll.” – Betsey Johnson L to R: Alley Cat, Cartwheels on the Catwalk, XOX Betsey, It’s My Pink!, Forever Wild, Sparkling Personality, Pushing … Continue reading