• You Have to Check out Essie’s Fall Collection!

    Arigatou gozaimasu, Essie!

    How gorgeous are these six shades? I’m absolutely in love with Essie’s Fall 2016 Collection! Inspired by a combination of Tokyo’s wild street style and foliage that accompanies the cooler fall weather, the collection, a mixture of dark autumnal shades and light pastel colors, is complete with the most adorable names, like Playing KoiKimono-Over, and Udon Know Me. 

    Playing Koi, Maki Me Happy, and Kimono-Over

    The darker shades, reminiscent of Central Park’s changing colors, are a great homage to winter’s highly-anticipated sweater weather. If I had to choose a favorite, it would probably be Playing Koi because it’s a relatively new color for the entire Essie line.

    Now and Zen, Udon Know Me, and Go Go Geisha

    Whoever said pastels were reserved only for warmer weather is so clearly wrong. These lighter shades are a great way to add a pop of color when when wearing darker hues and thicker knits. I’ll definitely be rocking these shades throughout the fall season.

    Since I’ve been rocking a darker shade for the past week, I decided to give Go Go Geisha a try. What better way to give a girly nod to breast cancer awareness?


    Pray tell, which shade is your favorite from this collection? 

  • Fall Manicure Spotlight

    Mani Madness

    Best of Fall Manicures

    Hands up, we want to see those nails! We’ve loved seeing what shades everyone is embracing this season after sharing our picks of the best fall nail colors (my nails are currently coated with O.P.I.’s ‘Malaga Wine’).

    As the temperature drops lower and lower, we also want to share some of the best manicured hands we’ve seen over the last couple of months around the web. From model Gigi Hadid, editor-in-chief Eva Chen, blogger wunderkind Kristina Bazan and many other It girls, make sure to take note of their nail techniques– we’ll definitely be trying out a floating manicure for ourselves soon! Take a peek for yourself and tell us if you’re not headed to the nail salon afterwards:

    Gigi Hadid

    We’re diggin’ model Gigi Hadid’s two-tone nails. For a similar look, try a black nail polish contrasted by a deep color of your choice like Gigi’s pine green.

    Photo: Gigi Hadid

    Photo: Gigi Hadid

    Kylie Jenner

    We’ve professed our love of Kylie Jenner’s style and make-up routine in the past (head here for a tutorial on Kylie’s fierce beauty look). She’s not one to shy from being bold (hello, claws!), and she’s not one to follow the rules (pastels year-round? why not?). Girlfriend is killin’ it.

    Cynthia Sakai

    May your nails as daring as your jewelry. Take a cue from Cynthia Sakai, whose marble nails are the definition of perfection.

    Eva Chen

    Eva Chen is a beauty guru. As the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine, Eva’s got the dish on the best beauty looks of the season. This fall, she’s festive with confetti nails. Party on, Eva– we’re right behind you!

    Photo: Eva Chen

    Photo: Eva Chen

    Alexa Chung

    We have been mesmerized by It girl Alexa for the longest time, and she’s finally released her own collection of polishes for Nails, Inc. Imitating fabrics and recreating textures (leather, cashmere, silk and sequins!), it’s no wonder she’s rocking them all at once.

    Kristina Bazan

    Kristina’s nails look just as amazing as the macarons she’s holding. Her manicure is similar to Gigi’s– a two-tone floating manicure in a classic monochrome pairing.

    What about you? Fill us in on the details of your fall manicure in the comments below!

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