Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. From there, nail aficionados have experimented with different shapes, textures, and trends from the tame (French manicures and minimalist designs) to the outlandish (fur nails, weed nails, and snow globe nails). Lately, enthusiasm for 3-D nail art has increased thanks to a hoard of celebrities and fashion designers embracing the style.
From cool nail typography for Geminis (when words fail) to rebellious asymmetry for Capricorns (to channel a new spirit), there's something for every star sign, ahead.
The Duchess of Sussex attended the Nelson Mandel Centenary Exhibit in London with a fresh new take on the season's best nail color.
Have your credit card ready to shop these editor-approved nail polish colors that will you get you one step closer to rocking the magical celeb manis we can't stop talking about.
To get you inspired to stay in tonight with a glass of wine, a fresh bottle of polish, and a dotting tool, we tapped nail artist and Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole to show us the cool trends of the moment. Sally Hansen recently launched its new Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure® Madeline Poole Collection with Poole, the mastermind behind these Oscar-inspired designs, in five shades (Material Pearl, Say It Lycra Mean It, Slime Scene, Mallratz, Vinyl Tap, Call Me On My Shellphone) inspired by Poole's childhood. Ahead, check out the shades in action, which will be available later this month for $7.99, then follow Poole's step-by-step tutorials for each easy nail art look.
Brooklyn nail artist Gracie B turned her talent to Black History Month, and came out the other side with 28 nail art designs honoring black culture.
At 23, Karina Garcia has built an empire — by making slime. The young mogul started her vlogging career sharing various DIY projects, but then inspiration struck one day when she saw a slime recipe on Pinterest. By mixing in her own ingredients and colors (and making her recipes safe), she’s amassed a huge following on YouTube, with more than 6 million subscribers.
Women are sharing their manicure expectations vs. reality results on Twitter — and it's hilariously sad.
While the usual trends of bold reds, cool nudes, and high-gloss blacks are prominent, simple (read: one swipe of color) nail art is really taking off.
Coordinating your nails with your outfit was once deemed cheesy, but with fashionable girls wearing matching separates straight off the runway, and corresponding lipstick and manicures backstage at fashion week, matchy-matchy looks are making a comeback. Leave it to nail guru Jin Soon Choi to brighten our day—and our manicures—with an awesome new collaboration with designer Tamara Taichman of Tila March. Together, the duo created five nail polish shades and matching bags and sandals.
Backstage at the Alexander Wang fashion show, where Kendall Jenner hit the runway, models were sporting a neutral matte manicure that complimented the dark vibe of the designer’s fall 2015 collection. Thankfully Essie manicurist Michelle Saunders has a few pointers.
Photo: Kyle Ericksen/WWD By Kate Sullivan Gosh, at least once during every long Northeastern winter, I look down at my hands, barely visible under the sleeve of a knit sweater, and think, Ugh, so pale. Frown-y face. Oh wait, no I don’t. Until now.
I am literally buried in beauty products. Rita Hazan Weekly Remedy ($42) So many products claim to revive dry, blah strands, and after a summer of hitting the beach (or faking it with texturizing surf spray) I was in dire need of hair rehab.