It feels like every time I go to the salon for a manicure, my nail polish chips almost immediately. It's pretty frustrating, which is why I've basically given up wasting money on getting my nails done professionally. And while gel manis definitely last, they're expensive and leave my nails feeling brittle and dry, so they're not something I like to get regularly.
Look, we all love sporting vibrant, shiny nails... but we don't love the harmful chemicals that often come with them. Luckily, you don't have to compromise your health for an impeccable manicure — because more and more brands are going toxin-free. Keep reading to see a few of our top choices, from Deborah Lippmann to Zoya.
It's officially the time witches and ghoulish girls wait all year for: Halloween. It's tempting to want to get your scare on right this minute... however, unless you're working at a haunted pumpkin patch, strong Halloween makeup and nails can look out of place — especially in conservative, less spooktacular work environments.
We've got good news for the nail-obsessed crew: splashy colors and bold, funky nail art is officially back, and we've got some major inspiration for you from the NYFW spring/summer 2020 runways. From graphic negative space at Ulla Johnson with Paintbox, to metal adornments a la JINSoon at Tibi, to 90s Saved by the Bell look from Essie at Jeremy Scott, there's no shortage of fun looks to try in the upcoming weeks and months.
Visiting the nail salon bi-weekly can get very expensive. But it's totally understandable — especially since intricate nail art can be tough to pull off if you're not a pro. Perfectly painting nails can already be very challenging — after all, you're already drawing thin lines and fine details on such a small canvas!
Here at TotalBeauty, we take nail art very seriously. And if you're as big of a fan as we are, you've probably noticed that abstract nail art is having A Moment. And for good reason: These colorful designs are a fun way to rock your freedom of expression, literally right at your fingertips. The modern motifs are often categorized by utilizing geometric shapes, negative space, minimalist designs, vibrant uses of colors and abstract representations of, well, pretty much anything. There are even some amazing nail art ideas directly inspired by famous works of art.
Finding out that your nail polish is already chipping after just a day sucks. Whether you go to a salon for a manicure sesh or you do it on your own, a fast-chipping mani can feel like a waste of money and time: All that effort to make your nails look, gone in an instant. Unless you've got a gel manicure, having your nail polish last chip-free past the one week mark seems impossible... or is it?
With festival season on the horizon, music enthusiasts everywhere are gearing up to spend the weekend seeing their favorite bands live (and dancing the night away). Make no mistake, your Instagram feed is about to be flooded with babes decked out in 70s-inspired getups in big fields full of people, food, and fun.
When it comes to making our manicures last, we consider ourselves pros: We layer on base coats, use the best long-wearing nail polish formulas and finish it all off with a top coat to keep everything locked down. Even so, every mani has its lifespan — and you're going to have to return to the salon eventually.
Have you tried almond nails? It's a simple-yet-chic look and we tend to think it strikes the perfect balance on the spectrum of nail shapes. Maybe you're not quite feeling fancy enough to pull off a stiletto nail, but you want something a little more dramatic than the classic rounded shape... almond nails offers a nice happy medium.
With prices often soaring into the high teens and above, nail polish can be a pretty expensive habit — but it doesn't have to be. Luckily for us all, there are tons of great nail polishes available in the drugstore aisle. And you don't have to sacrifice quality for price, either: According to nail artists and experts, these budget-friendly options include some of the best nail polish formulas in town. Keep reading for 8 great manicurist-approved nail lacquers, all available for under $10.
Looking to take your nail art game to the next level for 2019? Well, look no further than this little round up of the latest nail trends. We've scrolled, scrolled, scrolled through the Instagram accounts of all our favorite nail artists and found some seriously exciting, fresh new nail art designs to try. From abstract art to tortoiseshell print, your nails will be anything but boring — and it's always nice to stay on the cutting edge, no?
We love nail art and we love the holidays. This time of year, you're bound to see plenty of people rocking seasonal clothing, makeup and nail designs that give you the warm fuzzy feelings. The weather is a bit colder and bold shimmering colors and textures reign supreme. If you're looking for some holiday nail art inspo that isn't tacky or too in-your-face, we've got just what you're looking for. We've collected some of the prettiest minimal holiday nail art designs to put some cheer in your heart and embellishments on your fingertips. So grab your nail polish or head to your fave nail tech and try out some of these fabulous festive nail designs.
We love cute nail designs as much as the next girl, but their adorability factor takes a backseat to two things: our talent and our patience. We are admittedly lazy creatures who don't want to spend an entire afternoon cultivating our nail art. So we've rounded up the most gorgeous — and easy — nail designs, from feminine and sweet to edgy and chic, that you'll want to copy ASAP. Here, the manicure inspiration you need for every occasion.
The holidays are busy enough without having to waste time on a festive manicure. While much of the holiday nail art you see on Pinterest or Instagram is incredibly intricate and takes time and patience to create, there are tons of easy manis that look just as good. From using tools like pencil erasers, tape and confetti to make simple designs to sticking with basic nail art techniques like wrapping paper stripes or a festive French manicure, these nail designs take only seconds to create. Click through for some easy holiday nail art ideas you can totally do yourself.
Your nails create big beauty salon business. Spending anywhere from $10 - $45 a pop for a manicure and $15 - $50 for a pedicure (not including tip), your weekly or monthly salon visits are costing you precious pampering dollars. No wonder it's a six billion dollar a year industry.
As a beauty enthusiast, chances are you follow tens, if not hundreds, of nail technicians and artists on Instagram. You're constantly seeing their eye-catching designs as you scroll through your feed and you bookmark them as inspiration for your next nail appointment. From holographic nails to animal print designs, there's always a new fun and unique nail look that all our favorite nail artists are giving a go. Right now? It's all about astrology nails.
The world of manicures is always innovating with new ways to spice up your basic polish or gel mani. Recently we've spotted hand art, nail art, and now we're into finger jewelry. This new trend is the easiest way to turn your everyday manicure into something extraordinary. Finger jewelry can include anything from nail rings, stackable rings and knuckle rings to open rings and two- or multiple-finger rings. And the good news is, the more, the merrier — you can rock them down the entire lengths of your fingers. We love combining different shapes, sizes and metals to create your own custom nail look. Peruse the following pages for some gorgeous finger jewelry and prepare to get some glimmering hardware for your tips.
Runway beauty is about more than hair and makeup — it's a trifecta that includes nails. Exaggerated eyeliner, acid neon colors and floral headpieces may have grabbed our attention during the Spring 2019 shows, but not even all the drama happening above the neck could distract us from the manicures since there were many gorgeous looks at the shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris to draw inspiration from.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a distinct love for nail polish. I remember walking through drugstore beauty aisles in middle school completely enamored by display cases filled with rows of tiny, colorful bottles. I’d examine them all, pick up the colors that “spoke” to me, read their clever names and often walk out of the store with at least one new prize in my possession.