Yay! Another new collection from Nicole by OPI, this new limited edition collection, Gumdrops, features six matte texture shades with a “sugar-like” finish that lightly shimmers with fine glitter particles just like the candy! Nicole by OPI Gumdrops nail lacquers should always be worn without top coat to achieve the unique textured matte finish.
This limited edition collection will be available beginning May 2013 for $7.99 each at retailers including select Walmart (May 2013), CVS (June 2013), Rite Aid, Kmart, Kroger, Ulta, H-E-B, and Duane Reade locations (August 2013), In Canada, these shades will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart Canada (July 2013), Jean Coutu, Loblaw, and London Drug (August 2013).
Gumdrops shades include: I Lilac Gumdrops (sugar-frosted lavender), My Cherry Amour ( magenta- MY FAV!), Candy is Dandy ( sweet pink), Cinna-man of My Dreams (warm spiced pink), Blue-Berry Sweet on You (berry blue hue) and A-Nise Treat (shimmery licorice)
China Glaze launches a new collection called Hologlam featuring a 12-piece collection of shimmering holographic nail lacquers. China Glaze Hologlam uses reflective, holographic particles to capture light and transform nails into amazing, ever-changing visual effects. With a strong linear finish whether indoor or shining bright in the sun, China Glaze Hologlam bends and changes, creating an illuminated three-dimensional, traveling color effect across the nail.
The China Glaze Hologlam collection will be available in April 2013 at fine salons and beauty supply stores nationwide with an SRP of $14. Looks and sounds pretty cool, can’t wait to try it all!
The Hologlam collection features 12 futuristic shades including:
Get Outta My Space powdered violet
Astro-Hot soft, baby pink
Infra-Red warm, magenta pink
When Stars Collide warm maroon
Not In This Galaxy bright, warm coral
OMG A UFO warm, moss green
Don’t Be A Luna-Tic turquoise aqua
Sci-Fly By light, silver blue
Take A Trek cool, denim blue
Strap On Your Moonboots midnight sky blue
Galactic Gray warm, gunmetal
Cosmic Dust silver metal
I love Sally Hansen Salon Effects they’re so good, for the new season they’re introducing French Mani. Available in trend-inspired shades like polka-dot, black or metallic, as well as the standard pink and white. It’s super easy to apply and lasts up to 10 days, I can’t wait to try these new shades! Retail price is $12.99 each.
THE SHADES: Excusez Moi!, French Twist, Gold Cabaret, Noir Boudoir, Pink Macaroon, Polka Party, Silver Lining, Steel the Night
Besides the Salon Effects French Mani collection, Sally Hansen also released five new shades inspired by Spring 2013’s runway looks, the new shades feature water marbling and ombre effects, and include designer-inspired and rocker chic prints. Retail price is $9.99 each.
New Strips: Heart Breaker, Mane Event, Out of Line, Sweet Marble Floret, The Bold Rush
While it’s not officially summer on the calendar for a few weeks yet, mentally we’re in summer mode. It’s in the 80s here in NYC and everyone is in sandals and sundresses–which means it’s time to ditch the greige nails. I’ve searched high and low for manicure inspiration for the summer, and found some amazing picks. Which one will you be trying ?
OK, OK, we know a lot of you love yellow. We’ll begrudgingly admit this sunny yellow mani from Rimmel makes us smile.
The nails on Prabal Gurung’s spring runway featured Sally Hansen’s Without a Stitch and a strip of the rosey coral Casting Call. Perfect neutral with a twist.
Traditional French manicures are yawn-inducing. These juicy colored French manis pop out. It’s the color-blocking trend for those of you too nervous to try it head to toe.
No one does nail art like the Japanese. These nautical nails are a perfect homage to Fleet Week, and just a wee bit silly.
How cute are these aqua polka dots going to look with your vintage-inspired maillot? Answer: very cute.
These look like bubbles, or fish scales, or a delicious, fizzy, blue drink.
In honor of Lady Gaga taking over every media outlet, billboard, magazine, bus stop, and talk show, here’s one of her recent manis. Maybe not a traditional pretty summer mani, but it will definitely get you noticed.
Mimosa is getting all the attention in Chanel’s summer collection, but we’re a sucker for bubble gum pink–check out Morning Rose.
Can’t get your hands on a Prada dress? Get your hands on a banana mani instead.
It’s true—I get a bit fanatical about nail polish. And now that the sun is finally shining and everyone’s donning their warm-weather attire, what better way to channel our need for a summer manicure fix than by showcasing the season’s freshest lacquers? I’ve got you covered with an awesome color wheel full of more than 30 totally transformative shades. So, instead of opting for your usual hues, get ready to kick up your digit decoration with a broad spectrum of brights (think true reds, eye-popping yellows, orange-infused corals, and sea-inspired turquoise blues), try on a gritty green, or go beyond the pale with an earthy neutral. Also included in my nail polish wheel of fortune: The top coat du jour—cracks in every color. Because when it comes to nails, nothing is really off-limits, so give it a whirl!
Neutral Territory: Channelling all things organic and natural, we tracked down gray, iridescent, white, and beige hues that quietly proclaim a dignified nature and also represent a fresh start.
Above, from left: OPI Nail Polish in Skull & Glossbones, $8.50, visit OPI for locations; NARS Nail Polish in Écume, $17, available at NARS.
Above, from left: MAC Surf Baby Nail Lacquer in Hangin' Loose, $15, available May 25 at MAC; RGB Nail Polish in Stone, $14, available at RGB.
Seeing Red: This season’s reds are so brilliantly punched up, they almost yield a cherry-scented impact. The hue is both joyful and seductive, and, in China, an omen of good luck and fortune. Who’s winning now?
- Above, from left: OPI Red Shatter, $14.95 (for Glam Slam! set with Rally Pretty Pink), visit OPI for locations; Estee Lauder Nail Lacquer in Pure Red, $19, available at Estee Lauder.
- Above, from left: Lancome Le Vernis in Sarong, $19, available at Lancome; Essie Nail Polish in Too Too Hot, $8, available in June at Essie.
Shocking Pink: Forget pastels. This season, it’s all about being flashy with bright, candy-colored fuchsias and magentas that call for action-packed, summer festivities.
Above, from left: Zoya Mod Matte Nail Polish in Lolly, $8, available at Zoya; Dior Vernis in Paradise, $26, available at Dior.Above, from left: Orly Nail Polish in Va Va Voom, $7.50, available at Sally Beauty; OPI Nail Polish in I Lily Love You, $8.50, available in June; visit OPI for locations.
Orange Crush: Spotted all over the spring runways in both fashion and as a must-have lip color, this bold shade is also tailor-made for nails. It radiates a fun, energetic vibe. So tangy!
Above, from left: Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Coral Fever, $7.99, available at drugstores nationwide; Perfect Formula Nail Polish in Calypso, $15, available at Perfect Formula.Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Girls Just Want to Have Fun, $16, available at Lippmann Collection; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Purity, $14, available at Sephora.
Yellow Zing: Psychologically, yellow is one of the happiest hues in the color spectrum. It vibes of sunshine and optimism and the same goes for vibrant yellow nails. Plus, it’s definitely one of 2011′s standout nail trends. Either layer on a creamy yellow hue until its opaque or go for a wash of sheer, jelly-like lacquer.
Above, from left: Chanel Vernis in Mimosa, $25, available at Chanel; Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Yellow Brick Road, $16, available at Lippmann Collection.
Above, from left: China Glaze Nail Polish in Electric Pineapple, $5.99, available at The Beauty Clutch; Topshop Nail Polish in Summit, $10, available at Topshop.
Green Light: You’re cleared to go green this summer, but with a chartreuse-colored, mossy bent that signals freshness and renewal.
- Topshop Nail Polish in Hunting, $10, available at Topshop; Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Radium, $14, available at Sephora.
Nicole Nail Polish in Brilliant Idea, $7.19, available at Target; Priti Nail Polish in Baby Tears, $12.50, available at Priti NYC.
Blue Period: As a whole, blues are calming and cooling. But this time around, blues get an energetic, turquoise kick reminiscent of tropical oceans and skies. Fun fact: People are more productive in blue rooms, so we’re betting your 10 turquoise nails will be flying across your keyboard in no time.
Dior Vernis in Nirvana, $21, available at Dior; Milani One Coat Glitter Nail Lacquer in Blue Flash, $4.99, available at Milani Cosmetics.YSL La Laque in Turquoise Blue, $20, available at YSL; Essie Nail Polish in Fair Game, $8, available at Essie.