As unicorn everything continues to reign supreme -- from unicorn-inspired frappuccinos to unicorn-inspired eyeshadow palettes -- it's officially time to give holographic unicorn nails a try. The term has many interpretations -- but all are equally fabulous (and some aren't even too difficult to pull off). After all, who out there doesn't love fairy-tale-level holographic nails? When it comes right down to it, if it's good enough for a unicorn, it's good enough for us.
Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but thanks to nail art, we beauty junkies can express just about any thought, emotion or passion on our fingertips. And with pride month here, we're using this versatile canvas to show our support for gay rights with a colorful collection of rainbow nails.
Nothing ushers us into summer like a bright and beaming manicure. And this summer, nail colors are more spirited than ever. Say goodbye to spring's gentle pastels and the dark, brooding colors of winter -- unlike your typical summertime palette, nail colors this year are taking on a newer, friskier personality.
Are you a big follower of astrology? Do you religiously read your horoscope every morning, or are you a more casual fan? Either way, it might just be key in finding the perfect nail art to fit your personality. After all, there are certain traits that go along with each sign, which makes it fun to customize your look based off of your sign's preferences. Leos are famously bold, Scorpios are known to be sexy and Virgos like to keep things simple -- you get the picture; it all translates quite nicely into nail art.
Spring is usually the time of year when we shed our lacquered coats of oxblood, emerald and plum in favor of lighter finger fare a la lavender, baby pink, and mint chip green -- spritely and spring-y -- albeit totally predictable and borderline cliché. Lucky for you, this season's nail colors are far more daring than dainty, giving you the perfect opportunity to upgrade your next manicure with an unexpected polish shade that's as fresh as it is flattering.
Three-free polishes used to be the non-toxic nail world's darling. But now, these clean polishes, free from what's known as the "toxic trio," are being one-upped by nail polish brands that boast a list of banned ingredients anywhere from five to 10 ingredients long. But do you really need to cast aside your three-frees? Cosmetic chemist Arlette Forshage, founder of Hygieia Cosmedix, says no.
Wear your heart on your fingertips this V-Day with one of these flirty Valentine's Day nail art ideas. From subtly embellished nail art ideas to bold patterns and plenty of (non-cheesy) hearts, there are Valentine's Day nails for everyone -- and nail art designs for every skill level. Get Pinterest-ready fingertips with nail-art tutorials, straight from our favorite nail polish brands and bloggers.
By this time of year, your nails probably look like crap. They're peeling; they're splitting -- they're obviously dry and unhappy. Instead of swearing off nail polish completely, choose a healthy, good-for-your-nails formula, and get a treatment manicure. When you use one of these new polishes -- infused with hydrating oils, strengthening botanicals and reinforcing proteins -- your nails will become healthier over time. They're significantly better for your nails than wearing no polish at all -- and they look prettier, too.