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  • Proof That Green Is The Perfect Transitional Nail Color

    Of all the colors to choose at the nail salon, shades of green are likely to be low on your list — but that might be changing soon. We're only days into March, but we've already seen a steady influx of wearable, super-flattering shades of pistachio, emerald, and chartreuse in the form of velvet headbands and Meghan Markle's latest ensemble. That means it's just a matter of time before green makes its way into trending manicures. "Greens are alway in for spring," says editorial nail artist Betina Goldstein. "I've been using a bright, almost pistachio green a lot because it's fresh and unexpected. I also love a deep moss that almost looks black on the nail — it's a very chic way to wear green." Ahead, we talked to Goldstein and a few other trusted nail pros, who shared their favorite green shades. From earthy grass to pastel mint, scroll through their guide to find your new favorite bottle of green — a fashion-forward investment ahead of St. Patrick's Day. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Prettiest Lavender Nail Shades Of All TimeThe Best Nail Polish For A Vacation Manicure9 Pink Nail Art Designs To Try This Spring

  • Lana Condor Is Making Us Fall In Love With Heart Nails

    If you're already bored with your heavy rotation of wintery polishes and looking for fresh nail-art inspiration before Valentine's Day, then the premiere of To All The Boys I've Loved Before: P.S. I Still Love You is hitting right on cue. For the sequel press tour, lead actress Lana Condor has been rolling out a steady stream of date-night beauty inspiration — from romantic half-up hairdos to the cutest manicures sprinkled with teeny-tiny hearts. Fittingly, the heart-print mani is trending in a big way this season. From edgy takes, like Condor's matte-black mani, to more traditional red-and-pink press-on stickers, find the coolest heart-print mani inspiration, ahead.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Valentine's Day Nail Art Inspiration For FebruaryBad Bunny Talks Gender Norms And Nail ArtTaylor Swift Is A Nail Artist In "Miss Americana"

  • The 30 Coolest Nail Art Ideas for Valentine's Day

    You'll fall in love with these manicure ideas.From Harper's BAZAAR

  • The Best Winter Nail Shades to Beat Your Cold-Weather Blues

    We'll see you next summer, neon pink.From Marie Claire

  • These Creepy, Kooky Nail Art Ideas Are Only for the Halloween-Obsessed

    Most are designs you can actually do yourself! From Good Housekeeping

  • The easy (and affordable) way to remove gel polish at home without destroying your nails

    We have the ultimate DIY solution for removing gel polish at home to make your life a whole lot easier.

  • The Best New Fall Nail Shades to Experiment With

    Bring on the sultry hues. From Marie Claire

  • In Defense of the French Manicure

    It's making a comeback, and it's not what you remember.

  • NYC’s Trendiest Nail Salon Just Dropped New Polishes — & They’re Dreamy

    If you're in downtown Manhattan and find yourself admiring a cool manicure — maybe on the girl standing next to you on the subway platform or the person one table over at brunch — chances are, she got her nails done at Paintbox. The in-demand studio, just off the cobblestones of Crosby Street, has garnered a reputation as the spot for chic and minimalist nail art. Each piece in the lookbook is designed with the most unique (and universally flattering) color combinations. But before this summer, the Paintbox aesthetic had been exclusive to New York, and it can be hard to snag an appointment even if you're a local. Luckily, this past June, the brand brought the trendy salon vibes to everyone with a new collection of nail polish that's available both online and in the NYC location. The collection, called Power Couples, is being sold as color duos — and it took the brand's chief creative officer, Eleanor Langston, five years of shade formulation to perfect the tones. "We’ve been lucky enough to do more than 117,000 manicures at our SoHo studio," explains Langston in an email to Refinery29 back in June. "Our artists truly know what nail colors flatter all skin tones — the unexpected shades that look beautiful together. Our curated Power Couple pairs are approachable, experimental, artful, and meant to encourage people to step outside their single-color comfort zone." The range started with three Power Couples Sets, then came a fourth, and now, there's a brand-new duo in the picture: rain and blush. Shop them as a perfect pairing or as individual bottles; either way, you'll be equipped to create your own cool-girl manicure this fall — no matter your zip code. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Like Rain + Like Blush Power Couple Imagine the color of the sky during a calming late-afternoon rainstorm and the radiant pink tone you see as the sun comes up the next morning. “This cool pairing was inspired by the colors from a slate-gray fall thunderstorm and a romantic, chalky-blush sky the morning after the rain," Langston says. Paintbox Paintbox Power Couple Like Rain + Like Blush, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Rain This bluish-gray is moody with an undertone of mystery. Think of it as the cool autumnal take on baby blue. Paintbox Nail Lacquer Like Rain, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Blush This milky carnation shade is the poetic complement to the stormy blue. Paintbox Paintbox Nail Lacquer Like Blush, $, available at Paintbox Like Mystery + Like Magic Power Couple The sparkly sheer pairing was born out of the salon demand for a mani that combined neutrals with glitter accents. “This modern pairing was inspired by our creative, stylish clients at our 17 Crosby Street studio," Langston explains. "We noticed how they were often pairing soft nude shades with reflective glitters for a low-key, downtown update on luminosity. The glitter tone turns your nails into an instant accessory." Paintbox Power Couple Like Mystery + Like Magic, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Mystery The faint undertone of mauve pink in this neutral sand shade gives the polish a uniquely warm, almost milky effect that's flattering across all skin tones. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Mystery, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Magic Everyone needs a sparkly polish in their collection, and this one is perfect because it has a champagne pearl base and fine-grain gold flecks that give your nails a sophisticated kind of shine. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Magic, $, available at Paintbox Like Desire + Like Dreams Power Couple Powerful cherry red is matched with the softest whisper of lilac in this color pairing. Langston says that both shades read as opaque and vibrant, which is why they work so well together. Paintbox Power Couple Like Desire + Like Dreams, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Desire Langston tells us red is the most requested shade at Paintbox, so she wanted to create the perfect tone: a slightly warm, saturated cherry. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Desire, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Dreams The same way white nail polish pops against the skin, the creamy undertones in this pale lilac shade make it a chic pick for summer. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Dreams, $, available at Paintbox Like Wild + Like Wonder Power Couple “This duo feels minimalist, natural, and surprisingly tranquil," explains Langston of the sky-pine combo. "Our creative team nailed the mossy green color, which is so difficult to create, and the soft blue is a strong, luminous classic that’s unintimidating.” Paintbox Power Couple Like Wild + Like Wonder, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Wild Green nail polish can be tricky. Too bright and you get slime; too dark and you get a swampy vibe. This polish hits the sweet spot: an earthy emerald — evergreen, if you will. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Wild, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Wonder This powdery blue has just a hint of sweet mint undertones, which gives it a fresh shine. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Wonder, $, available at Paintbox Like Spice + Like Spring Power Couple Langston describes this pairing as an ode to vintage Palm Springs. “This calming pairing was inspired by terracotta trends in interior design and California in the '70s," she explains. "It’s a laid-back vibe, slightly retro — like the Thelma and Louise of all the couples." Paintbox Power Couple Like Spice + Like Spring, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Spice Found: your perfect terracotta. This cinnamon-brick shade has warm ginger and caramel undertones. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Spice, $, available at Paintbox Paintbox Nail Polish in Like Spring Imagine a glass of freshly-squeezed lemonade brimming with ice cubes, and you have Like Spring. The citrus pastel will convince you that barely-there yellow is the shade your nails have been missing. Paintbox Nail Lacquer in Like Spring, $, available at PaintboxLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?6 Black Nail Polishes To Grab This Fall7 Halloween Nail-Art Looks That Aren't Cheesy4 Cool-Girl Hairstyle Trends To Try This Fall

  • The Ultimate Guide to Nail Shapes

    Square or almond, stiletto or ballerina, learn how to choose your perfect nail shape.From Harper's BAZAAR

  • You're Going to Love These Gorgeous Fourth of July Manis

    Stars, stripes, and nail art galore!From Good Housekeeping

  • Rihanna Just Remixed Her Jade Manicure — & It Looks So Good

    While plenty of celebrities have the kind of influence and following to set a breakout haircut trend, Rihanna remains one of those rare celebs that has enough star power to launch a nail-art craze with a single Instagram post. Just last month, a bevy of copycats hopped on the bandwagon almost instantaneously after she rocked jade nails. Rihanna is always one to keep things interesting — and she's now decided to remix that jade manicure a bit with new lavender jade art shared on her Instagram Story.

  • The nail polish shade that looks good on everyone, according to an expert

    Olive & June's CEO and founder, Sarah Gibson Tuttle, says to look for this shade when choosing your manicure this season.

  • Beauty queen uses platform to shine light on nail melanoma risks

    When former Miss Illinois, Karolina Jasko, found herself with what she thought was an infected thumbnail, she went to her doctor to get it checked out and possibly saved her thumb – and maybe her life. “A few days later, my finger swelled up really bad, and I automatically thought I had some sort of infection from the nail salon,” she told the Daily Mail. The procedure concluded she had subungual melanoma, which is a cancer found in the tissue of the nail bed.

  • A Bruise on This Woman’s Fingernail Turned Out to Be an Aggressive Form of Skin Cancer

    Your nails can tell you more about your health thank you think.

  • Tie-Dye Nail Art Is the Coolest Manicure Trend of the Summer

    Instagram is full of colorful ideas to take to your salon — or try at home.

  • Kendall Jenner's New Manicure Makes Cow-Print Nails an Official Trend

    The model had recently told Allure it was on her to-do list.

  • She's in the Money! Kylie Jenner Flaunts $100 Bills Manicured on to Her Nails

    Kylie Jenner Shows Off $100 Bills Manicured on to Her Fingers

  • Lady Gaga's Oscars Nail Polish Was Only $9 — & It's Brand New

    It's hard to think of someone who had a better night last night than Lady Gaga. At long last, the singer and actress not only walked home with her very first Oscar, but got to perform her chart-topping hit "Shallow " from her film A Star Is Born on the grand stage, all while channeling Audrey Hepburn with a gigantic 128-carat Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace around her neck. Well, the last time the diamond was worn was in 1961, when Audrey Hepburn wore it in publicity posters for Breakfast At Tiffany's. So yeah, Gaga's had a hell of a 24 hours.

  • 15 Red Nail Art Ideas to Try This Valentine's Day (And Beyond)

    Red hot tips with a surprising twist.From Harper's BAZAAR

  • Lady Gaga Slayed the 2019 SAG Awards Red Carpet With Matching Oxblood Lips and Nails

    The A Star Is Born actress left fans in awe yet again this awards season.

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shares her $9 press-on manicure on social media

    The 29-year-old congresswoman shares an affordable beauty secret you can get at the drugstore.