Wild, chunky "junk" manicures have been all over runways, fashion spreads, and Lady Gaga's fingernails lately, but you don't have to be a pop star or model to wear the look. In fact, you can get a truly textured manicure with nothing but some sugar and nail glue. The results are definitely not for the faint of heart, but for your next girls' night out, they could be a pretty fun project, and they are very easy to remove. So check out how I created this crazy nail look in a flash.
Fashion Week is one of those times, like someone else's wedding, where you feel pressured to look amazing even though no one is paying attention to you. So when I realized my nails were a cracked, bitten mess, I decided to go for a complete overhaul. Enter Dashing Diva. DD is a nail salon that offers a service called Virtual Nails (click through for a list of locations all over the world), during which your nubs are lightly filed and falsies are glued on.
Diva differs from a typical nail salon because of its superior hygiene and sanitation regulations. My favorite being that they give you a set of tools to bring back on your next visit. That and they don't use acrylics that smell like chemicals, you know the ones which often require technicians to wear surgical masks.
At the NY salon, the service costs $35 but that's a small price to pay for nails that are neither toxic nor cause the same kind of damage I'm trying to hide. To find out more about my visit, read more