Coachella 2013 is well underway, and whether you're in Indio, CA, taking in the music or at home watching from afar, we have a manicure inspired by the festival that you'll want to try. This colorful nail look is a cinch to create; if you know how to draw a straight line, then you're already on your way. Complete your look! Be sure to check out some of our favorite music festival hairstyle ideas, too.
For anyone who has ever looked at pretty much anything and thought, "I'd love to wear that color on my nails," China Glaze has your answer. The brand's new app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch lets users play around with a library of over 300 China Glaze polish shades. Love the color of your new handbag? China Glaze's "Match a Color" feature lets you snap a photo of whatever hue you're coveting and match not only the shade but also the texture of the object to its exact polish twin. Getting matchy-matchy was never so easy.
China Glaze's app also lets you "try on" their shades before you step foot into a salon. Just pick your skin tone and go to town. Once you find the shade you love, browse through the expansive Salon Locator to find where the colors are living near you. The best part of all of this China Glaze craze? The app is available now in the App Store for free. Nail aficionados, prepare your fingers to get technologically advanced.
Adding to the continued excitement of all things Hunger Games, we got our hands on the polishes from China Glaze's forthcoming Colours from the Capitol collection. Nail colors inspired by movies can sometimes be a yawn, but these will charm die-hard fans and manicure connoisseurs alike. From ashy, matte shades to high-definition glitters, these polishes could soon be among your most favorite nail colors. Preview them all in our video now!
This is going to be a very, very good year for Hunger Games fangirls — especially if you're a fan of Effie Trinket's colorful, done-up Capitol style. Here's a closer look at China Glaze's nail polish collection, Colours of the Capitol, which lands in stores at the beginning of March. The 12 hues are inspired by the districts of Panem, but we find them a little bit Seam-y, with a nod to Katniss's fire dress for good measure. Take a look, and be ready to pounce if one of the shades falls into your favor — because the buzz on this film is huge.
How much does this sparkly manicure look like one of those scrumptious Funfetti cupcakes? And just as easy as those colorful confections are to eat, this two-step manicure is similarly just as swift.
Just start off with two coats of white opaque polish, like Sinful Colors' Snow Me White ($2). And for the finish, China Glaze's Party Hearty top coat ($2) from its 2010 holiday collection adds just the right amount of sparkle with randomly-placed bits of red, green, and gold glitter.
I took another page out of Wah-Nails's book and did a tuxedo this week. I have been trying to branch out into freehand nail art since I'm not exactly great at painting miniatures like the likes of The Daily Nail or The Lacquer Files. I've been attempting to practice and hone my skills so that one day I might be, so I've been trying to re-create other designs I've seen done so I at least have a baseline to work off of. Today you're seeing China Glaze "Cheers To You" from the Holiday 2010 collection on all fingers except ring fingers. The more I wear this silver the more I love it. It's the most metallic silver foil I own, and I own a few. The pieces are so finely milled and the coverage is so perfect. It's almost like a chrome.
Fall 2010 nail polish collections are certainly sophisticated, but when it comes to the season's most playful holiday, it's time to have some shimmery, wacky fun. Last year for Halloween, we saw lots of sparkle and vivid hues, but this year, there's plenty more creative flair added to the mix. See what I mean now.
China Glaze Light As Air ($3) for the base and black polish for the design, taken without any topcoat. I wanted to try some nail designs and thought of those brushstrokes, Chinese fossils/painting sort of thing, and came out with it. What do you think about this? Nice? Abstract-y? Ugly? Personally, I liked it a lot, so I'm a happy camper polisher.
The world's most amazing green polish was my pick for this festive Irish holiday manicure. China Glaze Emerald Sparkle ($6) is a deep, rich emerald with teeny, bright jewel-toned green glitter. This polish is perfect for so many things: Christmas, St. Pat's, May birthdays (yay for Tauruses!). With a simple golden celtic knot stamped on with China Glaze Passion and Konad plate s06, this may not have been the most creative or unique St. Pat's manicure, but it has been making me super happy. The green glitter has such depth that the chrome-finish golden knot sometimes looks as if it's suspended above the polish. In other lights it looks like gold-painted green velvet. Either way, if you don't have Emerald Sparkle, you need it, hands down. What is your St. Pat's manicure?