BECAUSE PRETTY SHOES NEED PRETTY NAILS

Need I say more?

Inspired by Pierre Hardy Summer 2013 shoes collection, NARS will release NARS Pierre Hardy Collection.

Six nail polish duos (they will be sold in pair), and two blushes (not shown in the above picture) will be available online at NARScosmetics.com on May 1.

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FEELING CREATIVE?

Don’t just sit there and imagine. Now, we can create our own nail polish.

How thoughtful…customized nail polish. It could be a gift to someone, or you just want to personalize your nail colors. Check out Pretty Please Nail Polish. Currently they only have 18 colors to choose from their collection, ranging from berry colors to pastels and pop colors.

It’s so easy and we can do it all online. Just choose the color, think of a name to be labeled on the bottle and you’re done. I’ve tried mine (see step by step pictures above). Well, they said nail polish can say a lot about a person. Mine will be: Shinta loves Red and hates Fakers.

SHADES OF A FAMILY

Or in this case, a “Modern Family”.

Nail polishes inspired by a TV Series? Why not? It’ll be 2013 soon.

Nicole by OPI offered a perfect way to express the diversity and individuality from each character in “Modern Family” from Alex to Gloria. This line include 14 colors and will be launch in the US by January 2013.

5 MOST WANTED NAIL POLISH SHADES FROM …

Obviously, Chanel. 

Chanel just named its top five polishes of all time.

1. Chanel Vamp : Straight off a 1994 runway, worn by Uma Thurman in the movie Pulp Fiction and scored $1 million dollar sales in the first year alone. Need I say more?

2. Chanel Khaki Vert : Released in fall 2010, just in time for Fashion’s Night Out. 

3. Chanel Riva : Debuted on the Chanel Cruise 2010-2011 runway.

4. Chanel Black Pearl : Launched last year.

5. Chanel Particuliere : Very popular since it was launched in the winter of 2009.

As a nail polish addict, which one do you have? (I’m a proud owner of Black Pearl, btw)

LITTLE MISS MATCHY

Ever thought of matching your nail polish color to your accessories? 

Well, they did. BaubleBar, a famous costume jewelry e-shop teamed up with Essie to launch a matching nail polish and bangles collection.

For each color in Essie’s Winter 2012 Collection, named “Leading Lady”, BaubleBar designed a limited edition set of bracelets. The fun part about this matchy matchy thingy, we get to build our own sets, one full size Essie’s nail polish & its’ matching colored cuff, two more additional bangles and a carrying case (in metallic and envelope shape too!). Each set cost US$50 and they are now available online: http://www.baublebar.com/index.php/collaborations/essie-1/essie.html

FOR THE SAKE OF BLOW KISSES

Selena Gomez really likes to blow her kisses, don’t you think? And for a girl who loves to blow kisses that much, manicure is very much important. 

That’s why I’m not surprised that she’s following her former boyfriend’s path in nail polish collection. As we might remember, JB had his nail polish collection with Nicole by OPI. Her collection, however, will be out later on January 2013. Get ready for 14 colors from bold, sparkles till girly colors named from her movies and hit songs like “Love Song” and “Spring Break”. Just in time for Spring, indeed. 

A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, OR JUST YOU

This is how close you can get of owning 16 pieces of something by Tom Ford. 

His beauty line, Tom Ford Beauty, debuts a wardrobe of high-performance polishes. The 16 piece collection with range of reds, purples, corals and pinks, is offering a mega-watt shine and stay true color. 

Comes with an elegant box, this will be a mega hit present for someone or for yourself, maybe?

MORE THAN JUST ECO FRIENDLY

Most of the nail polish brands has get rid of the three ingredients which reportedly linked to toxicity. Now, the three big bad chemicals have two more company.

If you ever noticed the three ingredients, they are formaldehyde, dibutylphthalate (DBP) and toluene. Recently, there are two more toxic ingredients to avoid painting onto your nails, formaldehyde resin and camphor. According to the FDA, formaldehyde resin (strengthener used in nail polish), is truly toxic if you bite your nails. As for camphor, it can be toxic if ingested or inhaled in large amounts.

Don’t freak out just yet, after all many mainstream brands are already three free. But wouldn’t it be good to be five free? From the fashion week favorite, Priti NYC to a prestige brand, Chanel (surprise surprise), here are the 10 nail polishes brands without those 5 toxic ingredients.

RUNWAY NAILS

These will be the first nail lacquer collection from Oscar de la Renta. Celebrating Fall 2012, these limited edition trio of colors, that were shown earlier this year on Oscar’s fall runway, called Red Carnation, Aubergine and Larimar. I wonder who’s the lucky 700 who got these elegant nail colors (US$22 each) since the brand’s only produced exactly 700 bottles.