Thanks to Rihanna, this has been the year to make everything shine bright like a diamond – including your polish. I’ve never hesitated to add a little sparkle to my tips, but taking off that pesky glitter-infused lacquer can be quite a challenge. Follow the steps below to ensure smooth removal.
Fashion Week is all about details, from the brilliance behind the hair and makeup trends to every seam and stitch on the runway. And one thing that should most definitely not be overlooked? Those to-die-for manicures that have stolen the spotlight. So take note of these tips. They’re straight from celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan, whose client roster includes such mani mavens as Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.
Put down the brush and step away from that bottle of polish. Before you go about painting your nails, you need to file them – and yes, there is a right and wrong way. Take a look at the tips below on how to prep, shape, and file properly. After that, you have full permission to paint away.
Fact: Picking a polish is no easy feat. One that looks great in the bottle or on a friend might not work with your skin. But how do you figure that out before committing to a color?
First, determine what undertones your skin has. To do this, simply glance at the veins on your wrist: blue = a cool undertone, green = warm. Can’t tell? Take this quiz to figure out your undertone in seconds. Once that’s all squared away, check out the skin and polish pairings below.