The stars and designers alike get all decked out from head to toe for the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the manicures are no exception. We're zooming in on all the polish details for your up close look. Just keep clicking!
After spotting Bella Thorne's Summery nail art at the Iron Man 3 premiere, I was dying to re-create the simple design. What made her look stand out is the complementary colour combination of yellow and blue, but the design itself is very simple. I started off with a coat of Essie First Base ($15.95), and then I applied two coats of Chanel Le Vernis in Mimosa ($39), leaving my ring fingers bare. Next, I applied two coats of Essie Bikini So Teeny ($18.95) to my ring fingers. While the paint was still wet, I used a dotting tool to create the random white spots with Chanel Le Vernis in Eastern Light ($39). A high-shine polish, Essie Good to Go ($22.95) topped off this cheerful style. Like what you see?
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See that Avon serum? It garnered a 60,000-strong waiting list in the UK, and this month, you can buy it. And what's that funny looking nail polish? Oh, that's just a tie-dye top coat (!). If you've been searching for your next beauty buy — and let's be honest, when aren't we? — then you're going to want to pop inside this here gallery.
Into every life, a little nail polish must fall. But just because you accidentally lacquered your skirt, desk, or couch doesn't mean the stuff has to stay there. The faster you act, the better off you'll be, and most materials respond well to solvents you already have lying around the house. See our easy polish-stain fixes now.
From movie premieres to party appearances, celebrities have perfected their looks down to the last detail: their nails. With the most exclusive access to top nail artists and not-yet-released polish shades, stars know how to create plenty of polish trends. So take note from these tastemakers on everything from pastel colours to intricate designs. Plus, our close-ups show you how to coordinate your fingertips with clutches and jewellery, too. Click through to see our favourite star nails of 2013! — Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
From the Oscars to the Kids' Choice Awards, award shows are guaranteed to bring on manicures galore. See the major polish moments from the biggest red-carpet events of 2013, including the most recent MTV Movie Awards.
— Additional reporting by Jessica Cruel and Maria Del Russo
Coachella 2013 is well underway, and whether you're in Indio, CA, taking in the music or at home watching from afar, we have a manicure inspired by the festival that you'll want to try. This colourful nail look is a cinch to create; if you know how to draw a straight line, then you're already on your way. Complete your look! Be sure to check out some of our favourite music festival hairstyle ideas, too.
Nars has partnered up with shoe designer Pierre Hardy to create a makeup collection inspired by his colourful Summer 2013 line. Sexy stilettos in punchy colours translate seamlessly to polish pairings and printed blush palettes, making this an ace collection for the season. The polishes are housed in a tiny shoebox with a dust bag, a nod to Hardy's footwear heritage, and the blushes are embossed with his iconic cubic print. These fabulous new colours will be released in the US in May. Until then, get a glimpse of the collection when you click on.
We can remember when Orly Nail Lacquer hit shelves. There was a buzz surrounding the patented rubber caps which made struggling to open a polish bottle a thing of the past and now, meet Orly 2.0. The company is re-branding, and the new bottles are set to take on a more modern, clean aesthetic. WWD reports the signature 'O' is to be replaced with just Orly in capital letters. Founder Jeff Pink also said the grey cap didn't complement the nail polish colours, so their rubber cap will now be black. What do you think of Orly's new look?
When it comes to manicure tricks, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist Tom Bachik has plenty — as he should, since he's always adorning celebrities like Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lopez with gorgeous manicures. Whether it's elongating short nails or salvaging thin, brittle nails, he has an answer. Plus, he dishes on why gel manicures are actually good for your nails. On Kirbie Johnson: Bebe dress.