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Nail art is freaking cool. Nail art of empowering women and symbols? Even cooler. We've rounded up some amazing manicures that will make you look even more kick-ass than usual. I mean, really, who doesn't want their feminist heroes hanging out on her fingers? (Hey Tavi!) If you get one of these designs done at a salon, make sure to pay your super-hardworking nail technician well! They go through a lot doing this for a living and they deserve it. Check out the photos below and get your nail game on point for spring! 1. Hillary Clinton Nail Art image c/o: zazzle.com 2. Read More
In the midst of this salon crackdown and expose in NYC, there's no better time to DIY your nails like the best in the biz. You definitely don't need to go to a manicurist who is underpaid and overworked to get on trend with the colorful standout from the spring fashion shows: nail art. Gone are the days when a nude polish dominated the runways and streets as a mainstay for the modern, professional woman. Read More
Ombré nails look so much more complicated than they actually are. We consulted with badass nail lady Fleury Rose about the best way to do it, and she gave us the the pro approach to getting the glam gradient nails of your dream. Follow these nine steps to get the look. You’ll need... Nail polish remover Base coat Two nail polishes (one lighter than the other) Wedge-shaped makeup sponges Clear nail polish Cotton swabs Top coat 1). Wipe your nails with nail polish remover to get them extra clean. 2). Apply the base coat. Read More
It’s that time of year again… HALLOWEEN! People celebrate Halloween in many different ways, but I celebrate by doing my nails. Here are some of the cutest and easiest tutorials for the spookiest season of the year. Show off your creative side while still looking cute as hell.  To achieve this simple nail look, you’ll need a few things: black nail polish, white nail polish, top coat, and a dotting tool.  First, paint your entire nail black. After waiting a few minutes for it to dry, make two big white dots for the creepy eyes. Read More
The team behind the BUST Craftacular is excited for our upcoming (and brand spankin' new!) shopping event for indie fashionistas and beauty buffs: BUST Craftacular's Primped.   BUST Craftacular’s Primped is an all-day, interactive indie fashion and beauty event in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and we're looking for we're looking for amazing vendors selling vintage and handmade clothing and accessories, indie-made beauty/body/hair/nail products, and tasty treats to join us. Read More
  Looks like the fierce ladies of Reductress have done it again. In the video below, an actually real and bona fide author (Maya Michaels) explains how she won the prestigious Featherton Award by inscribing her entire novel on...her fingertips. Take a look at the clip below for the outlandish results:      Consistently on-point, Reductress remains a brilliant source for faux-feminews -- we still consider it our very own Onion. Read More
1. Dashing Diva DesignFX in The Finer Things in Life Bring on the bubbly! These stunning 3D appliqués, with raised gold bubbles, offer an easy, foolproof way to add sparkle to your fingers. Tip: If your nails are short, cut the strips in half before applying so you can get more bling for your buck. To buy: Visit dashingdivapro.com for purchasing info2. Essie Sleek Stick in A to Zebra Zebra grows up — in a sophisticated way — with these brown and black striped, UV-cured textured stickers in a high gloss finish. Read More
Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week has me feeling very ocean-oriented, and though I'm not very crafty, I have countless creative, Pinterest-crazy pals who I think would be into these shark-inspired DIY projects. Go on ahead and dive into these shark-infested waters--you won't regret it. First, we have to make sure our nails look fly. Or in this case, bloody as hell. Check out the mani below for easy inspiration. All you'll need are blue and red nail polish for the simple version--use the blue as your watery base and let dry. Then go nuts, splattering those nails with bloody red. Read More
Big fan of gold? Then OPI has fantastic news for you. Inspired by “the world of 007,” according to the company's Facebook page, OPI will be releasing their newest shade, “The Man with the Golden Gun.” But this polish is a bit different than your average metallic gold shimmery topcoat—OPI’s version contains real 18-karat gold. The polish is shown as a topcoat, painted over a contrasting deep red to show off the gold flecks. Read More
By nightfall tomorrow, there will undoubtedly be someone near you lighting things on fire. But it won't be scary arson or a boy scout gone rogue; it will be patriotic. The fourth of July is the one day out of the year on which we all collectively decide that blowing things up in the sky, purely for amusement, is one hundred percent okay. Unless you live in a state where it's only sort of okay. How un-American! I live right on the border between New Jersey and Pennsylvania, on the New Jersey side, where it looks like my state is head-butting Pennsylvania. Read More