Often, beauty peeps describe any type of blue-hued make up with cheesy lines like, “Got the Blues?” or “Feeling Blue?” But Wave Pool by Floss Gloss defies all laws by being the nail antithesis of this mopey “blue” feeling. It’s the type of nail color that makes you want to scream “SPRING BREAK FOREVER, B*TCHES,” dive into the pool with your girlfriends, and then swim up to the nearest waterside bar for a delicious (virgin if you’re underage!) piña colada.
It’s described as a “warm baby blue,” which, for people with skin tones like myself (I have a pinky coloring) is truly a blessing; most blues completely wash me out. It’s also such a unique (and fun) color to wear on both your fingers and toes–so much so that I’ve already inducted it into my summer nail polish anthology. Pick up your own bottle here.
-JADE TAYLOR, Beauty Assistant
Not to sound like I have a big beauty-ego or anything, but I really do pride myself on being able to do nail art on my own. Meaning: NO HELP FROM PROFESSIONALS. But sometimes (like in my last Manicurious post) the pros introduce, teach, and show me (I’m totally a visual learner, so this is important) how to master different nail tricks that I can later reproduce on my own.
This week’s mani comes from a brand new nail line that you’re all going to be obsessed with: Morgan Taylor! I first chose the colors, Under the Stars (a black multi-colored glitter) and Could Have Foiled Me (a metallic silver), and then decided on a half moon style.
Confession: I have never been able to do a half moon mani on my own. I’ve tried painting them on (which was a disaster), the circle stickers trick (that didn’t work), and the wraps (which look too flat for my liking). So I eyed my nails like a hawk when they were being painted, and now, I will share with you the secrets to successful half moon manis:
Opa! We already knew that Greek yogurt was an It food–they even opened up a Chobani resto in Soho down the block from our office–but now the high protein, low cal, super filling, superfood has another use. Enter Korres’ new Greek Yoghurt Advanced Nourishing Sleeping Facial making Greek yogurt beneficial for your face, not just your physique.
Swap the blueberries for cucumbers on your eyes—and you’ve got yourself a meal. Or rather, a perfectly hydrated face come breakfast time.—ALI HOFFMAN & RAY SIEGEL
Fun fact: A few weeks ago, I went to my usual Friday night hang–only to find that it was closed for the weekend. The reason? Girls was shooting season three there. (And if you’re maniacal about your Girls spots, it’s Matchless in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.)
So yes, filming for the next season is already underway. We’ve made a few predictions based on what we’ve seen so far, but the latest batch of photos have us wondering if Shoshanna’s hair is jumping the shark this season.
We’ve seen massive buns, braids, hair pieces, pigtails…you name it, she’s done it. In season two, it was as if here hair reflected her personal growth; the character who started the series as a tracksuit-loving virgin morphed into this confident 20-something who’d cheat on her boyfriend with doormen. Shosh got crazy.
But in season three, does she actually, literally lose it? Because this hair look might be the craziest we’ve seen yet. There’s a front braid that hangs down like a reverse rat tail. There’s a side ponytail with the ends curled (or maybe it’s just a major case of bedhead). Either way, we can’t say we love it–but it does have us wondering what sort of storylines Ms. Shapiro will be taking on. Any guesses? –REBECCA WILLA DAVIS
T.G.I.F., am I right? Now here’s your weekend Beautyscope – an extended weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) forecast with corresponding beauty predictions fit just for you. Because if I was on that MTV show NEXT (does anyone else remember it?), one of the three random facts about myself when I stepped off the bus would definitely be “beauty astrologist” (the other two would be “obsessed with cats” and “can eat a whole pizza by myself”). Now that I’m done embarrassing myself: let your reading begin!
It finally seems like the right time to bust feet out of hibernation–or, at the very least, closed-toed shoes. After months under wraps, a pedicure is probably in order and what better shade to paint your toes than a polish that resembles liquid sunshine?
Yes, sunshine in a bottle exists, and it’s called Envy (by eco-friendly polish brand Priti NYC). Pick up your own right here–and then kick off your shoes for good. –KATIE DICKENS
The best things in life (besides the bumps that appear on your face) are dot related: Dippin’ Dots, Twister, Roy Lichtenstein, Yayoi Kusama, any clothing with polka dots on it…I can go on and on (dot, dot, dot). But when it comes to nail art, polka dots are the hardest to recreate on your nails with conventional polish. Think: uneven blotches, major spillage, and more.
Thankfully, the nail gods have once again answered my prayers with the invention of the–are you ready for it?–DOTTING TOOL!
London-based designer Matthew Williamson teamed up with Benefit Cosmetics on a new product called ‘The Rich is Back.’ His limited edition palette drew inspiration from the decadence of his favorite decade—the ’70s— and coincidentally, that was the when Benefit began. Williamson was kind enough to lend us his Guy Bourdin-heavy mood board (above), which features similar bright colors and textures that he incorporated in the products and packaging.
Williamson says, ”Adopting the allure of the stylish, iconic women that frequented exclusive nightclubs such as Studio 54 in that era: Bianca Jagger, Diana Ross, Liza Minelli, Jerry Hall, but with a younger, more playful sensibility . Alluding to a spirit of luxury and opulence, and a style that never goes out of fashion. This is high-octane, glam make-up for dressing up and dancing the night away!”
The palette itself consists of three shimmer eyeshadows and a bright teal, plus a cherry lip gloss, blush, and mascara, which all come in a box decorated with ‘the designers iconic ‘rainbow leopard’ print. Just so we’re on the same page: wearing Matthew Williamson x Benefit to school—maybe not. To an all-night dance party? Definitely. But it later on this month at Sephora for $34.—RAY SIEGEL
We may have crowned Emily Blunt Queen of Met Ball beauty, but don’t think we overlooked Elle Fanning’s multi-colored eyeshadow by Nars, Dakota Fanning’s winged eyeliner, Rooney Mara’s dark, matte lips, and all of the other celebs that deserve major props for their “chaos to couture” punk rock-inspired makeup. Scroll through to see who else made the cut.