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‘Velvet Chrome’ Nails Are Trending, and Khloé Kardashian Is a Fan

19th December 2019 Allure 0

Some extremely un-fun people on the internet have been known to mom-shame Khloé Kardashian for her manicures — they’re faux-concerned that she can’t handle her baby girl with such long nails, which, come on — but we’ve got nothing but praise for the youngest Kardashian sister’s digit decorations. And her latest look is so cool…

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Biggest Nail Art Trends of 2020, According to Nail Artists

16th December 2019 Allure 0

“I got my horses in the back” is about to take on a very different meaning. 5. Cracked Nail Patterns and Snake-inspired Designs Similarly, Park thinks “cracked” nail patters such as snakeskin are about to have a very big moment. These kinds of looks appear frustratingly complex at first glance, but rest assured, they can…

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‘Milky Nails’ Are the Big Manicure Trend for 2020, and Lizzo Is a Fan

8th December 2019 Allure 0

Celebrities have helped launch so many nail looks into full-blown trends in 2019. Everyone from Ashley Graham to Beyoncé was getting classic French manicures, while Kylie Jenner was constantly offering up new inspiration to bring to your salon, like drip nails and retro butterfly art. And now, it’s no surprise that one of the most…

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The Best Nail Strengtheners and Hardeners of 2019 — Editor Reviews

27th November 2019 Allure 0

Confession: I’m a lifelong nail chewer and polish picker. It’s my natural response to stress, boredom, and basically any other negative emotion — and it makes growing my nails past my fingertips without breakage near impossible. As a beauty editor, my hands are up-close on camera frequently, so I turn to nail-strengthening base coats to…

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45 Christmas and Holiday Nail Art Ideas

9th November 2019 Allure 0

Everyone has a different way of celebrating the holidays. Some go full-throttle, wearing a different “ugly” Christmas sweater for every day of December, decking their halls (and the entire exterior of their homes) with more lights than Paris, and practicing for a perfect cork-pop on New Year’s Eve. Others prefer a more subtle approach, hardly…

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“Sea Glass” Is the Biggest New Nail Trend for Fall

6th November 2019 Allure 0

This past summer, jelly nails were all the rage, with nail artists, influencers, and celebs alike all showing off the early 2000s-inspired style. Now though, fall is in full swing and a new trend is here: sea glass nails. Similar yet different, they’re like jelly nails’ sophisticated older sister that everyone wants to hang out…

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Khloé Kardashian Shows Off ‘Fairy Dust’ Manicure

26th October 2019 Allure 0

If there’s one thing the Kardashians really love it’s money Halloween. The famous family repeatedly go all out for the spooky holiday, often donning several Internet-breaking costumes throughout the entire month of October (when you’re that famous, why not?). Just last year, the reality stars went viral for staging their own Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show…

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ASAP Rocky Discusses His Love of Nail Art — Photos

4th October 2019 Allure 0

A$AP Rocky has long been considered a trendsetter in men’s fashion — most recently when it comes to his love of nail art. Fans of the rapper are consistently treated to manicure inpso on his Instagram, where he sometimes shows off his cheekily adorned nails. The entertainer has tried out emoji-inspired smiley faces or hearts…

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Singer Bebe Rexha and SinfulColors to Launch Halloween Nail Polish Collection

1st October 2019 Allure 0

Drugstore nail polish brand SinfulColors just launched its latest range of lacquers called the Wicked Neons Collection. The collection comes just in time for Halloween with eight shades and four sets of press-on nails, perfect, in my opinion, for one of the best holidays of the year. To launch this collection, SinfulColors teamed up with…

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Kylie Jenner Debuts Minimal Pink Manicure With Crystals

21st September 2019 Allure 0

All summer long, Kylie Jenner was serving nail inspiration left and right. There were trendy tie-dye designs, butterly appliqués reminiscent of the early 2000s, and most recently, a hot-pink paint drip look that fans went wild for. Now, fall is officially here (sorry, summer lovers), and the makeup mogul is already offering up more nail…

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Dua Lipa’s Neon Plaid Manicure Combines Summer and Fall Vibes

20th September 2019 Allure 0

Plaid evokes and inherently autumny mood. It’s the whole back-to-school thing, you know? The classic tartan and madras multicolor patterns ubiquitous among school uniforms, not to mention fall fashion in general. And with autumn about to start, it’s understandable that Dua Lipa decided to put a plaid look across her nails. But the season doesn’t…

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Gel Manicures on Short Nails Are the Most Popular Nail Trend for Fall

16th September 2019 Allure 0

While celebrities like the Kardashians or Bella Hadid may have you believing extra long nails are the only way to make a fashion statement on your fingers, Pinterest is here to show you otherwise. The platform’s top trends report shows searches for short nails were up 46 percent in September and, furthermore, PopSugar reports that…

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OPI Nail Lacquer in Black Onyx Review

16th September 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links we may earn an affiliate commission. WHY WE LIKE IT: After two coats, this hue becomes one of the blackest blacks around; try it on short, rounded nails. It doesn’t contain DBP, toluene, or formaldehyde.

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Essie nail polish in Wicked Review

16th September 2019 Allure 0

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Zoya Remove Plus Nail Polish Remover 3-in-1 Formula Review

16th September 2019 Allure 0

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links we may earn an affiliate commission. HOW IT LOOKS/FEELS: The scent of this purple liquid comes on strong at first but dissipates to a pleasant lavender-like smell. WHY WE LIKE IT: The formula dissolves even…

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The Best Neon Eye Shadow, Nail Polish & More — Shop Neon Makeup

11th September 2019 Allure 0

For lots of reasons — Fenty Beauty’s summer launches, the New York Fashion Week runways, our general need for some brightness in our lives, and the trend’s versatility — the neon makeup moment is still going strong. That last point is especially important. If you’re practically a makeup artist who spends your spare time scrolling through…

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The 9 Best Pedicure Colors for 2019 — Prettiest Pedicure Ideas

7th September 2019 Allure 0

Pedicures are inherently extra — and I mean that in the best possible way. While your hands (and their manicure) are virtually always visible to everyone around you simply by anatomical default, your feet might be hidden in shoes or simply beyond the peripheral vision of anyone you’re interacting with. Painting your toenails is arguably…

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The Best NYFW Spring 2020 Nail Art and Manicures

7th September 2019 Allure 0

New York Fashion Week stands out from other Fashion Weeks around the world for a lot of reasons: the most acclaimed American designers, front rows filled with Hollywood A-listers, and the energy only New York City can inject into the atmosphere. But what truly sets NYFW apart is the attention to detail — not in…

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The 8 Best Pedicure Colors for 2019 — Prettiest Pedicure Ideas

1st September 2019 Allure 0

Pedicures are inherently extra — and I mean that in the best possible way. While your hands (and their manicure) are virtually always visible to everyone around you simply by anatomical default, your feet might be hidden in shoes or simply beyond the peripheral vision of anyone you’re interacting with. Painting your toenails is arguably…

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The Very Best Red Nail Polishes for Every Skin Tone

1st September 2019 Allure 0

Designer Bill Blass once said, “When in doubt, wear red.” But we bet he wasn’t facing down a wall of nail-polish bottles at the time. In that case, red is just the first choice to be made; doubt usually remains as you narrow the field of similar-but-totally-different options. You’re free to overanalyze other things (your…

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The 8 Best Top Coat Nail Polishes – Reviews

26th August 2019 Allure 0

Just ask any nail technician: The secret to a long-lasting manicure is a solid layer of top coat. (Or, as Christine of Simply Nailogical calls it, a “taco.”) Shiny, gel-textured, glossy, and everything in between, those clear polishes are primed to keep your polish in place and chip-free for as long as possible. We know…

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Butterfly Nail Art Is the Most ’90s Manicure Trend for Fall

23rd August 2019 Allure 0

I don’t know what’s happening, but ’90s beauty is making a big comeback. And to be quite honest, I don’t hate it. Just this month, we saw Kim Kardashian bring back chunky highlights for her KKW Beauty Matte Collection campaign and Hailey Bieber showcase her grunge-esque black bob. This ’90s nostalgia is also showing up…

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Kylie Jenner’s Paint Drip Nail Art Reignites a Trend — See Her Manicure

22nd August 2019 Allure 0

You know the drill: Another day, another nail-art trend sparked by Kylie Jenner. On Tuesday, August 15, the 22-year-old cosmetics mogul and mom shared a manicure slideshow captioned, “French Drip😍💗💗💗,” which has unsurprisingly already garnered almost 3 million likes. In the photos, the tips of her rectangle-shaped nails are literally oozing neon-pink polish atop a…