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3 Ways To Speed Up Your DIY Manicure, Because Who Wants To Watch Paint Dry?

3 Ways To Speed Up Your DIY Manicure, Because Who Wants To Watch Paint...

While it's always a good idea to cap your manicure with a clear top coat for longevity, it's also helpful in speeding up the drying process. According to Berkovitz, a quick-dry top coat will make a huge difference. "After polish, apply a quick-dry top coat and you’ll be pretty much good to go in two…
7 Gel Manicure Trends Everyone Agrees On

7 Gel Manicure Trends Everyone Agrees On

The best thing about a gel manicure is that it comes with travel insurance. Whatever shellac polish you pick — your go-to neutral or something more elaborate off the nail-art menu — it's locked in for a good three weeks, and you don't have to be precious when opening your laptop or buttoning your shirt.Of…
The Orange Manicure Makes For A Chic Entry Into Fall

The Orange Manicure Makes For A Chic Entry Into Fall

When it does, we've rounded up our current favorite bottled-up oranges, all of which will deliver the most flattering burnished glow to your fingers and toes. From rusted terra cotta and honey mustard to brighter tangerine and mandarin, find your foolproof guide to the best orange nail polish, ahead.
6 Top-Rated DIY Gel Manicure Kits That’ll Save You Serious Cash

6 Top-Rated DIY Gel Manicure Kits That’ll Save You Serious Cash

Turns out, as long as you follow the instructions thoroughly, they're actually pretty easy. But much like finding a manicurist you trust, you shouldn't settle for any at-home machine. To help, we've combed through reviews and rounded up five top-rated kits that are perfect for a DIY gel newbie, ahead.
Why The White Manicure Is A Classic Summer Staple

Why The White Manicure Is A Classic Summer Staple

The trouble with the latter — as anyone who has ever worn white polish knows — is that the formula is tricky. Too sheer or watery, and you have to layer five coats to get any color payoff. Overly opaque, and your fingernails look like they've been spackled with Wite-Out. To help find the sweet…
Why The Star-Print Manicure Is The Perfect Summer Accessory

Why The Star-Print Manicure Is The Perfect Summer Accessory

Whether you go for an unexpected jet-black base or a rainbow-bright variation to celebrate Pride Month, scroll through for the most popular star-print designs on Instagram. Both Independence Day-appropriate and minimalist chic, they'll have even the most nail art-averse reaching for a striping brush or stickers.
The Pearl Manicure Is The Little Luxury We Needed Right Now

The Pearl Manicure Is The Little Luxury We Needed Right Now

We're not talking about the artisanal process of gluing tiny 3D pearl stickers on your nail beds — but if you want to embark on that project this afternoon, be our guest. Nailing the pearl manicure trend is as simple as investing in a polish with a softly-reflective, iridescent finish. Ahead, shop the top pearlescent…
Why Your Next DIY Manicure Should Have Flowers

Why Your Next DIY Manicure Should Have Flowers

Earlier this winter, we saw dreamy cloud nails trending on Instagram, but now it's an influx of sunflower- and rosebud-printed designs that are popping up in our feeds. Not only do they feel timely for spring, but they're easy to do at home on just a few nails, so we predict this classic design will…
So You Ripped Off Your Gel Manicure…

So You Ripped Off Your Gel Manicure…

Whether you're taking a break from polish altogether or repainting at home, the steps to bouncing your nail beds back to optimal health looks the same: reparative base coat, cuticle oil, and hydrating hand cream. Nail pro Jin Soon Choi recommends thinking about your nail-care routine as you would your skin-care routine. "You want to…
How To DIY Your St. Patrick’s Day Manicure

How To DIY Your St. Patrick’s Day Manicure

Start with your shaping, with clippers and a file, then grab a green nail polish and a striping brush. We've already broken down the best green polish you can buy — from olive to emerald — and to take it up a notch, we've coupled that with the coolest St. Patrick's Day-inspired designs on Instagram.…

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