According to NYFW, The French Manicure is Back!

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When was the last time you saw a french manicure? Months, if not years. Right?! Vibrant colors and bold nail art have been front and center for quite a few seasons, but soft nudes, pale pinks, creams and sheer whites are back! At least that’s what New York Fashion Week is telling us.

Designers such as Lela Rose, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Jill Stuart, Altuzarra and Milly by Michelle Smith sent their models out with a modern take on the classic french. Just see for yourself!

Milly by Michelle Smith

Milly’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection was inspired by the movement, discipline and beauty of ballet dancers. Michelle Saunders of essie created a soft pink nail look with a peach tint by layering cocktails & coconuts, mademoiselle and ridge filling base coat.

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Jill Stuart

Inspired by the “it girls” of today and Parisian gritty-chic style, Jill Stuart’s collection was designed with a reformed rock n’roll wild child in mind. Rita Remark for Essie created an updated nude nail that was soft and effortless with an edgy matte finish.

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Alexander Wang

To complement Alexander Wang’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection based on survival and extreme conditions, Michelle Saunders for Essie created a chalky, soft beige nail by layering two classic colors (sand tropez + mademoiselle) under matte top coat.

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Altuzarra

To complement Altuzarra’s Fall/Winter ‘14 collection, which included contrasting textures, knits and pops of color, Michelle Saunders for Essie created an elegant, subtle French manicure.

Altuzarra essie 2014 According to NYFW, The French Manicure is Back!

Get the look:

  • 1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails
  • 2. Next, apply one coat of ridge filling base coat to create a creamier, neutral shade
  • 3. Using allure, brush on a neat arc across the free edge of the nail and let dry
  • 4. Finish off the look with good to go! top coat

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Helmut Lang

Vibrant red, black and neutral colors played an important role in the Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Julie Kandalec for Essie created a chic nude by layering allure and ridge filling base coat over adore-a-ball to give a slightly sandy hue to the final color.

Helmut Lang Essie 2014 According to NYFW, The French Manicure is Back!

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5 Nail Colors That’ll Be Super Trendy This Winter

Posted 9 months ago by

Just like our clothes, beauty trends change with the season. To keep you up-to-date on the hottest nail colors, we teamed up with Pamela Kalmus, the founder of Mani Diaries!

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Mani Diaries is an iPhone app that allows users to track, manage, and share their manicure and pedicures. Below, Pamela shared with us the hottest nail color trends for winter 2013!

1. Berry

If you’re over red, but not feeling purple, berry is a great alternative. It also looks great on every skin tone! Pamela recommends Shearling Darling by Essie.

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$8.50

2. Deep Midnight Blue

Midnight blues are perfect for winter!  Pamela recommends Ibiza by Zoya.

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$8.00

3. Full-Bodied Red

Red will always be a classic. The color Pamela recommends is from OPI and it’s called All I Want for Christmas is You. Don’t let the name fool you though — it’s the type of red that you can wear all year round!

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$9.00

4. Glitzy Rose Gold

Rose gold is already a stunning color for a precious metal so there’s no doubt it’ll look great on your nails. Pamela recommends Maya from Julep.

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$7.99

5. Gun Metal Grey

Shiny metallic colors are always a yes in the winter. Especially around the New Year! Pamela recommends Avalanche by China Glaze.

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$.6.79

What’s your favorite winter nail color? Let us know in the comments below!

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Rainbow Hair is Taking Over Hollywood

Posted 2 years ago by

Off-beat hair colors have been taking the red carpet by storm with stars such as Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kate Bosworth, Jaime King and the most dramatic of them all…Katy Perry.

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Katy Perry has been rocking the all over blue do’ ever since her split with comedian Russell Brand. Was this her way of expressing sadness or needing a change? Or did she just take her smurfette role a little to far?

Back in the day, nail and lip color other than red or pink were looked at as taboo. Now we have cosmetic lines such as EssieLime Crime and Urban Decay coming out with all sorts of crazy colors that have become acceptable over the years. In my short life time, blue nail polish was something you would never wear to a job interview. Now it wouldn’t even raise an eye brow.

Will this be the same with hair color? Will we see purple and pink hair just as often as we see blonde and brunette? I always wondered what the fashion of the future had in store for us. Maybe this is it.

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What are your thoughts on this “crazy” hair trend? Let us know in the comments below.

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