Friday, June 6, 2014

Ooh La Trend: White Nail Polish

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White nail polish is popping up everywhere! Summer is pretty much HERE and we are in love with this fresh, clean color (which, yes, can look great on everyone). We decided to put this neutral nail to the test and round up a few of our favorite non-toxic polishes. We wanted high-shine & a creamy cotton hue that didn’t chip after 2 days. We asked around and honed in on three fan favorites (from top to bottom): Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace,” Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s “Feathered,” and Butter London’s “Cotton Buds.”

 

ROUND-UP RESULTS

 

Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace”

The website claims this is a “crisp, clean opaque white makes nails look like they’ve been kissed by a cloud.” We agree! We love the rich, creamy finish and HIGH HIGH shine. It stayed with us for 6 days before it chipped and was very easy to take off after a week.  Plus, it didn’t smell like your typical nail polish. It was easy on the senses, which we loved.

 

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetic’s “Feathered”

On first take, the nail polish was a bit thick and goopy. It didn’t settle into the nail immediately and took some “stirring” to get it around the nail without clumps. The color was a bright white, much brighter than Deborah Lippman, which we liked. It looked fresh and clean against our skin. Plus, we didn’t have ANY chips until Day 7. Success!

 

Butter London’s “Cotton Buds”

This snow-white hue was a TOUCH on the thick side. We had to wipe our brush a few times before applying. After the first coat, it became self-levelling and had a nice gloss at the finish. We love how easy it was to pull off for all skin tones, staying just this side of looking neon, but never chalky or white-out-ish. We chipped after 4 days on our pinky finger, but loved the color!

 

In the end, Deborah Lippman’s “Amazing Grace” left us feeling fabulous! Delicious color, no chips for 6 days, and tons of shine, which stayed with us the entire time. Want to try one for yourself? Click on any of the links above! Let us know your thoughts or if you’ve found another fabulous contender.

 

Happy Polishing!

 

 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Ooh La Trend: Cuticle Art

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First came the nail polish, then came the nail art, then came…The Cuticle Art! We are watching this trend take off here in Los Angeles and we couldn’t be more excited to express our nail-love in such a fun, quirky way. We think this might be the biggest thing to hit our hands since stiletto nails! Check out the guide above for tips and tricks on how to make the best of your nails shape and polish color.

 

Prep and moisturize your cuticles with our Argan Infusions for maximum WOW. This delicious treatment will penetrate deeply to nourish the delicate area, so that all of the attention goes straight to your fabulous nails. No need to worry about anything else stealing the show!

 

Have fun!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Christmas-Inspired Nail Art

If you’ve been following us, you know we are big fans of celebrating the holidays in style and with nail art! This holiday season, we’ve seen everything from candy canes to snowmen to glitter, and we love the festive spirit! Here are a few of our favorites …
christmas nail art candy cane  christmas nail art red gold french tip christmas nail art santa belts christmas nail art snowflake

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Skinny French Manicure

We love the elegance of a French Manicure.  It is a simple, classic style that works for any age and personal style!  But sometimes you want to take a classic and add a twist, which is why we love these thin french manicure inspirations.  Just by thinning the tips you can change the style ever so slightly in order to make your personal mark on this classic look!

 

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thin french manicure purple blue yellow

 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Gold Glitter Nail Art

When it comes to glittery nails we say “Go for the Gold!”  There are so many fun ways to wear gold glitter on your nails, from chunky to fine glitter, and from simple gold over clear nails to gold over bold colors!  Check out some fun gold glitter nail art inspirations we found to inspire your next manicure…& remember, if you like the look, you don’t need to commit to every finger. Use a neutral shade & pop one finger with one of the looks below!

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Fruit Nail Art

The nail art phenomenon is not stopping anytime soon! In fact, it’s only getting JUICIER. Does it get any more delicious than FRUIT nail art?  Whether you are a girl or a woman (or a little bit of both), we say get fruity! You can go bold or keep it subtle depending on your mood and personal style.  Here are some fun fruit inspirations to get you started…YUM!

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Tribal Nail Art Tutorial

A few weeks ago we posted some Tribal Nail Art inspirations.  Our readers and Facebook Fans loved the inspirations so much that we decided to go out and find you a great tutorial so that you can get the look at home!  This DIY Tribal Nail Art by Nailed breaks down this trend into 8 simple steps.  We love the end result and we think you will too!  Check it out…

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