Have you heard the news? Emerald green is 2013's colour of the year, which naturally means you need to get it onto your nails, stat. Wearing boldly-coloured clothing can be a little tricky, but slicking some onto your nails means you can try trends in a less scary fashion. Here, we've picked out our top five emerald green polishes, all in different shades or with different features. Like a bit of metallic? There's one for you. Want to add a bit of sparkle? We've got you covered! And need we remind you that it's Christmas in 10 days? What could be more perfect than festive green polish? Get amongst it, beauties!
Spring has arrived in New York City . . . on the runways, that is. Blushy pinks, matte neutrals, and bold metallics are popping up alongside the collections, and that's not just for makeup. You'll love the following nail polish looks for Spring so much, you won't be able to wait to get them on your fingers. Click through to see the top hues and techniques so far.
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OK so we know, that you know, that we love nail polish. Whether it is bright, dark, sparkly, gel or matte — we'll gladly put it on our fingernails. And everybody knows that nail art equals spirit fingers, so if we can paint a pattern or attach a 3D flower, we're into that, too. But what about when we need to have serious nails? You know the type, not loud and outgoing but more the type of nail that likes to hang in the background but still look totally chic just in case that cute guy nail walks over and asks if he can be her top coat... This week, we asked the Sugar editors to pick their two favourite office-ready polishes. These are the classics. The fail-safe colours that will go with everything and won't freak your male co-workers out.
Forget bold neon or even pastel. This season's yellow nail polish look is a pure, unadulterated take on the bright, cheery hue. Think: NYC taxi cab, buttercup-flower yellow. Seen recently on stars like Leona Lewis (left), Jenna Elfman (upper right) and Jessica Szohr (lower right), the warm-coloUred polish is a great accent to Summer's breezy wardrobe choices. To add a little flair, take a note from Jessica, who opted to pair her two-tone polish look with an orange hue. There's nothing mellow about yellow. Try: Darling Rubber Duckie ($18.95) or Zoya Creamy ($19).
- Has Beyoncé's skin been lightened for her promotional images?
- Has Beyoncé's skin been lightened for her promotional images? — Daily Mail
- Justin Bieber dyes his hair brown — Us Weekly
- Angelina Jolie tells Brad Pitt "you're prettier than me" — The Cut
- Check out Zoya's new Fleck Effect top coat — BellaSugar US
- Ageing gracefully with Diane Keaton — Vogue
- How what you're eating is affecting your skin — The Beauty Department
- Watch Sofia Vergara let Ellen Degeneres "apply" her makeup — Huffington Post
Joined by her big sisters, Ashley and Mary-Kate, Elizabeth Olsen celebrated her Nylon cover in NYC last night. Wearing a deep berry lip tint and that signature Olsen complexion (read: flawless, radiant and ivory) the Martha Marcy May Marlene actress finished off her look with a denim blue polish. It's a pretty shade that suits all skin tones, and if you didn't manage to snag one of Chanel's Fashion's Night Out denim colours, we've got five great blue finds for you.
Chanel's Riva nail polish made baby blue popular last Summer but new releases are suggesting that it's set to be a hit for Spring this year also. From Chanel's baby blue, which is part of Peter Philips' denim-inspired trio for Fashion's Night Out to Revlon's beautiful Blue Lagoon (part of its Summer Romantics Collection which launched this month) we've got the perfect on-trend polish for you whether your budget's $8 or $38. Check our our top five now!
Toni Maticevski kicked off the last day of RAFW this morning with a hair and makeup look that "played on dualities." Napoleon Perdis who led the makeup team described the look as "angelic, with bite," teaming a chocolate winged eye with strong blush and a purple lip. Hair director Michael Wolff again was inspired by the collection and wanted to complement the mood by creating a style with hard and soft lines. He used De Lorenzo's Elements Titanium to scrap back hair on one side, creating a wet-look French roll, while the rest of the hair was softly blow-dried to create a natural look using Sand Storm and Extinguish. The look was topped with an ombré-effect pink nail.
- Makeup: Napoleon Perdis for Napoleon Perdis
- Look: Structured but soft
- Colours: Chocolate brown, white, purple
- Key products: Color Discs in Chocolate Ganache and Skinny Dip, Lip Pencil in Hot Mocha
- Hair: Michael Wolff for De Lorenzo
- Nails: Zoya polishes in Jolene, Zanna, Piper, Sweet Candy and Flora
I have always been conscious of the beauty products I use — aiming for items with as little to no chemicals — but when I became pregnant with Skyler Morrison, it was a serious game changer. For my entire term, I adopted a zero-harsh-ingredients policy for everything I touched from shampoo to face wash, mascara and all. As someone who is obsessive in their mani/pedi routine, I can tell you that I was thrilled to discover so many a-mah-zing organic lacquer lines...it wasn't hard at all to give up my go-to shades! Shown here today are five of my current favourite colours, each from a different eco-chic brand. xoRZ
Last night Boardwalk Empire FINALLY hit our screens and we couldn't have been happier. The show's been generating heaps of buzz in the US, earning itself critical acclaim and some awards along the way. Set in 1920s Atlantic City during the Prohibition, it's full of flapper-chic beauty, giving us reason to bust out the hair accessories and perfect that red lip. Full of inspiration for a themed-party (please include us on the invite list) or simply a way to jazz up your everyday look, it's a must-see, must-steal hit of beautiful looks. Move over, Mad Men.
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