• New York

    The Best Nail Polish Colors for Winter

    Winter is around the corner – but don’t go and retire your favorite fall colors anytime soon. Celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Spa, Skyy Hadley chose five shades that make for the ultimate manicure to transition from fall-to-winter. From a classic neutral to hot cocoa-inspired hues, these five polishes can be worn throughout the upcoming seasons. 1.Cozy, Caramel-Colored Neutral Can’t go wrong with the classics. A warm-toned neutral is chic and minimalistic, and compliments anything you’re wearing. Switch things up, and opt for a matte finish instead of your glossy go-to. 2.Gilded in Gold  This time of the year is gold’s time to shine. It is always…

  • Los Angeles,  New York,  Toronto,  WorldWide

    Stocking Stuffers For The Beauty Addict

    Stocking stuffers are gifts small enough to fit in a Christmas stocking. These inexpensive smaller gifts can be anything from candy to a lipstick and are usually given as an addition to the actual present. Here’s your Stocking Stuffer guide for the beauty addict in your family! Ciaté London 3 Piece Liquid Velvet This limited-edition set with three mini, matte Liquid Velvet™ Lip Slick lip colors is perfect for the holiday season ($22.00). Yog Nog Bath Bombs This luxurious bomb is sure to warm you up cold, frosty evenings ($6.95). Earth Kiss Face Mask Earth Kiss face masks not only deep-cleanse your skin and draw out impurities, but also help…

  • WorldWide

    New Trend – Shellac Manicures!

    I had a Spa Day on Sunday and I discovered a new kind of manicure! I got a Shellac Manicure done at EuroSpa here in Buffalo. It is a gel that goes on like regular polish and it is chip-free that lasts 14 days! It also doesn’t smudge and is scratch free. It’s only been a couple days now so we will see. The manicure was like any other manicure you get done. It was about 45 minutes long, where a base coat was put on, then the color coat, followed by a topcoat. You have to dry it with a UV Lamp so Shellac is only sold to licensed…

  • WorldWide

    Year of the Dragon Manicure @BariBeauty

    Time to get CRACKING for Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is observed for two consecutive weeks, and is popularly known as Spring Festival. It usually starts from late January and early February. The variation in the date of festival is due to the changes in the track of the new moon. The Spring Festival ends on the 15th day when the Lantern festival is celebrated. Pure Ice has a quick and simple nailpolish set to help you achieve this perfect look. In 2012, Chinese New Yearss Day will be celebrated on January 23. The New Year festival will start from January 22 (Chinese New Year’ Eve) and end on…

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  • New York

    In the Biz: Beth Fricke

    In the Biz with Beth Fricke Beth Ficke is responsible for A listed manicures and has developed an impressive celebrity roster including Drew Barrymore, Sheryl Crow, Heidi Klum, Mariska Hargitay, Miranda Kerr, Christina Ricci, Mariah Carey and Lindsay Lohan. Fricke is currently serving as an O∙P∙I Celebrity Manicurist. Here is her tips to help you! How can you extend the life of a manicure? The best, easiest way is to put an additional coat of topcoat on and then apply oil to the cuticles. What nail colors are complimentary on all skin tones? There are some sheers and slightly darker reds that seem to work pretty universally. Why should we use…