Archive for the ‘Mani-Pedi’ Category

Glitter up your nails for New Year’s Eve

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

Want to look extra good at the New Year’s Eve party you’re going to? Sure you do! And an easy way to do that is to hook your nails up with (a lot of) glitter and fancy designs!

We’ve scoured the internet to find you the hottest, most dazzling, nail polishes that should be available at your local beauty and department stores. Take a look!

“Only Gold For Me” by Sephora by Opi

Price: $9
Available at: Sephora








“Flurry Up” by Sephora by Opi
Price: $9
Available at: Sephora








Arabesque by NARS
Price: $16
Available at: Barneys New York








“Today Was A Fairy Tale” by Deborah Lippmann
Price: $29
Available at: Nordstrom








If glitter’s not enough for you, go the extra mile like our Twitter friend @fahrenhaute did! We think her nails look extra fabulous and we thank her for sharing this picture with us!


We’d also like to thank Cheryl at Cheryl’s Beauty Blog for showing us Sephora by Opi’s “Only Gold For Me” top coat.

If we missed a hot New Year’s Eve nail color or you’d like to share a picture of your latest nail style with us, send it to @FlexFlop on Twitter.

Turn an ordinary home mani/pedi into an extraordinary experience

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Mani/Pedi time. We love it. You love it.

There’s nothing like going to a spa or a salon to get your nails done. But what about those days when you’re just too tired to make the trip? Or maybe you’ve got bills to pay and a professional mani/pedi isn’t in your budget?

There’s a solution for that – do it at home!

A home mani/pedi doesn’t sound exciting, but it can be if you make it. Turn this ordinary experience into an extraordinary experience by following these simple steps:

1. Close the Door

Turn your bedroom into your personal sanctuary by keeping distractions out of sight, and out of mind. That means telling your kids and significant other that you need a little “me time,” and that they can only enter if there’s an emergency.

That may sound a little rude, or maybe even extreme, but you deserve to be in a place that’s all your own.

2. Set the Mood with Music

Who’s your favorite singer? What’s your favorite album to listen to? Break out your mp3 player and let the music put you in a state of bliss.

Below are some artists and albums we recommend to help you relax:

Sade – Soldier of Love










Jack Johnson – In Between Dreams









3. Be Comfortable

Just because you can’t go to a spa, it doesn’t mean you can’t look like you’re at one.

Throw on a robe to complete the experience. You’ll be amazed at how fun an ordinary home mani/pedi can become if you do the little things to mimic a day at the spa – and dressing like you’re at one is a great way to start.

4. Soak Your Feet in Milk and Water

We know soaking your feet in milk and water sounds a little weird. But according to a tip we picked up at Teen Vouge, it will really help you get the most out of your pedicure.

Why? Because milk naturally nourishes the skin. Using water alone will quickly dry your feet out.

5. Look Extra Fab When You’re Done

When you’re done, stay smudge-free with a pair of pink Pedi Please FlexFlops. Not only are these comfy, but they look good too.

So when you’re ready to go back to the outside world, you’ll be stepping out in style and won’t have to worry about messing up your cute toes.