Jun 4, 2014

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Consumer Reports finds the Best Nail Varnish for longevity – but can you guess who it is?

There are a lot of Nail varnish brands in the world, and a lot of companies telling you theirs is the best. We love select “hot” colors of the season and crave the latest metallic shimmers. But which is ACTUALLY bona fide the best value? By this, we mean which brand will make your talons look best for longer?

Consumer Reports put this to the test and the results were surprising. Chanel, despite its cult status, chipped for most testers on day 1. The brand that came top was Sinful Colors, Professional Range, followed by CND Vinylux Weekly Polish. I’ve never tried the CND Vinylux, so I’m now keen to give that a go. I have wornSinful Colors a lot before, and do love their array of shades, but to be honest I’ve often sidelined them, taken in by buzzier brighter brands and now I’m thinking more fool me. Sinful Colors average at around $2 a bottle, while Chanel is about $27 – that’s a gap  so wide it doesn’t even compute.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Chanel and Dior Nail Varnish iPhone cases. Yes, really

There are many weird and wonderful iPhone cases out there.Glitters, diamonds, snakeskin, Chanel nail varnish clones… Erm, what? I just stumbled across a range of Chinese imported iPhone cases designed to look like supersize versions of Dior and Chanel nail varnishes. Yes, nail lacquers. I don’t really know what to make of it, I get the whole lets stay on brand and support what we love thing but these are so insane an ridiculous that I don’t really have any other response than incredulous laughter and to snort up my cola.

 

I guess it’s good that you can have a giant nail varnish phone that replicates your face nail color, especially if it’s one of the ultra desirable sold out shades that  Dior and Chanel are so fond of doing every year but.. really? Meh.

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Apr 10, 2014

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Frozen Nail Art from Disney’s Frozen

I loved Frozen and these lovely nail art designs from Deviant Art’s Inga-Na make me feel all happy and gooey inside.

Do you want to build a snowman…

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Dec 9, 2013

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Novel written as Nail Art

This is pretty surreal to watch. So far, I’ve viewed it twice and I’m still confused. Is the writer insane? A strange artist? Just deluded? Who knows. I think this is comedy.. but I’ not laughing.

And where is the fricking nail art? C’mon!

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Sep 22, 2013

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Nails from Espionage Cosmetics

Geeks are taking over the world.. or at least their nails to start with I’m compltely enamored by Espionage Comsetics and the amazing themed nailw raps they’ve been showcasing.

Espionage Cosmetics is the brainwave of   a makeup artists and a USMC sergeant (who’s to judge) and is all about making geek culture pretty and decorative. The line up includes some awesome nails, from geek-tastic Dr Who’s tardis to the more  retro teenage ninja finger nails, sorry turtles.

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Apr 21, 2013

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Nine delightful New York Nail Art Designs

Nail art is a passion of mine, but due to lack of time, my digits have been looking decidedly simple hued. In order to rejuvenate my love of the genre- or potentially, just waste time online- I have curated an amazing display of New York nail art.

It is my current favorite city after all, so I need to try and get my USA pride on. Some of these are jawdropping, but a few suggest that I might just be able to recreate them myself.. when I next have a free moment. I do adore the one featured above however, the delectable NYC Landmark nail art from DeviantArt.

 Silver NYC Skyline Nails

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Apr 18, 2013

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Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treament

My hands have been pretty chapped lately, nails peeling, and icky ripped up skin teasing the edges of my cuticles. In part this is because I am a nervous finger chewer- yes, I KNOW- but I do also feel that the random weather is a little too blame. The insane New York aircon is also a little too blame, but considering my finger stubs were becoming nubs, I needed to take action pronto. I carry a hand cream with me at all times, but I felt I needed something more intensive. I also changed my diet, adding in some Biotin and daily Folic Acid supplements. No, I’m not preggers, these are just great nourishing skin replenishing vitamins.

Next, the Lady Soma Skin and Nail Treatment. It’s paraben free and made with cocoa butter and shea butter. What I think really makes the difference though is the inclusion of kokum butter. Yes, I had to google it, but basically it’s isan extract from an Indian tree, and has amazing emollient properties.

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