Celebs Look to Beauty’s Bestseller for Latest Lines

February 9th, 2011

Traditional media outlets are catching on to the latest fad among celebrity A-listers: nail polish endorsement.

We’ve been updating you on this new trend for the past couple months and it’s going to be covered on ABC’s “Nightline” tonight at 11:35 p.m. ET.

Celebrity names from Sarah Jessica Parker to Kim Kardashian have been a staple at perfume and makeup counters for years, but now some are lending their popular brands to nail polish lines, including singers Katy Perry and [Justin] Bieber. The move has proven to be an enormous success.

Buyers flushed with “Bieber fever” cleaned out the pop star’s polish collection from Walmarts around the country in less than two months after his line launched in December 2010.

Continue reading this story at ABC News

Katy Perry Nail Polish Collection Demo by OPI

Who will be the next celebrity to launch their own nail polish collection?

Kobe Bryant Gets a Mani Pedi

February 7th, 2011

Photo credit: TMZ

Add Kobe Bryant to the list of superstar male athletes who’s not ashamed to get his mani-pedi on. TMZ notes that Bryant visited a nail salon last week.

Could this be the extra little somethin’ players need to become a 5x NBA champion, 13x NBA All-Star, and 2x NBA Finals MVP?

Kobe hit up a nail salon in Newport Beach, CA for a little mani-pedi action last Monday — the day after his Lakers lost a tough game to the Boston Celtics.

Continue reading this story at TMZ

Spa Spotlight: Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center

February 7th, 2011

Looking for the best spa in your city? Want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes while you’re getting a facial or massage? Ever wonder what it takes to actually own a spa? We got you covered.

“Spa Spotlight” is a new, weekly initiative we’re embarking on to highlight spas around the United States. We’re going to feature spas in major cities like New York and Atlanta, and smaller cities like Guilford, Connecticut.

In fact, the first spa we’re highlighting is located in Guilford, CT!

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center staff

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center
Location: 4 Water St., Guilford, CT 06437
Phone: (203) 458-7727
Website: http://www.rituals-spa.com

Rituals Spa and Medical Aesthetic Center is a full-service day and med spa that offers a variety of treatments. From anti-stress, deep therapeutic, and sports massages to acne removal and botox treatments, they do it all.

Want your teeth whitened? They can do it for you. In desperate need of a mani pedi? They can do that for you too.

Their staff includes a doctor who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, two aesthetic nurse specialists, and several massage therapists, nail technicians, and make-up artists.

Do you want us to feature your favorite spa?

Send an e-mail to flexflop@gmail.com with the subject “Spa Spotlight” and tell us the name and location of it.

Royal Wedding: Secrets From a Fashion Designer

February 4th, 2011

Photo credit: NY Daily News

The grandest wedding in decades is just a few months away. Fashionistas around the world are on pins and needles, waiting to see who Kate Middleton selects as the designer of her wedding dress.

Could it be the late Princess Diana’s old friend Bruce Oldfield?

Twelve weeks from today, all eyes will be on Kate Middleton as she arrives at Westminster Abbey for her royal wedding.

The waiting ended and the wedding dress revealed, seamstresses the world over will be frantically making replicas.

For now, however, the big secret everyone wants to know is who is designing that dress.

Continue reading this story at ABC News

Woman grows fingernails to 24 inches in quest to become famous

February 2nd, 2011

Photo credit: Mail Online

What’s the longest amount of time you went without cutting your nails?

Now add 22 years to that number.

That’s how long Atlanta woman Jazz Ison Sinkfield has grown her nails out. Why would she do that, you ask? To meet famous people, of course!

Jazz Ison Sinkfield says her lengthy nails, the longest of which is 24 inches, is her divine gift – no doubt because she would have to be somewhat of a magician to carry out day to day duties with such long talons.
‘I am very, very blessed’, the grandmother told WXIA. ‘One day I want to meet Oprah. And a lot more celebrities. And I just want them to hear my story’.

Continue reading this story at Mail Online

Have you seen anything like this before?

R&B Singer Monica Partnering With Orly For Nail Polish Line

February 2nd, 2011

Photo Credit: Singersroom

We discovered today that R&B singer Monica is joining the ever growing list of singers (Justin Bieber, Katy Perry) to launch their own nail polish line.

We love the inspiration behind Monica’s collection and think it’ll be a hit.

R&B diva Monica announced her partner ship with Orly to create a line of nail polishes called “Nail Inspiration.” Aside from a beautiful assortment of colors, Monica said that the line’s main inspiration and goal is to offer encouragement to women during trying times, and each bottle will come equipped with an inspirational message. She is working on this line with her cousin/manager.

Continue reading this story at Style Bistro

Is nail polish the new “it” thing for celebs to endorse? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

SAG Awards: Hailee Steinfeld’s Nails Are H-O-T

January 31st, 2011

Photo credit: Fab Sugar

We love awards season because we get to see Hollywood’s brightest stars dressed to the nines. And Look who caught our eye, and everyone else’s attention, at this year’s SAG Awards: “True Grit” star Hailee Steinfeld.

The 14-year-old Oscar nominee rocked a Prada dress and complimented it with hot pink nails, earning her our award for Most Adorable Actress at the SAG Awards.

What do you think? Was her outfit at the 2011 SAG Awards hot or not?

Extreme Spa Treatments from Around the World

January 31st, 2011

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If you thought fish nibbling on your feet was… how should we say this? … Different. Try freezing yourself to near death or being massaged by a half dozen snakes!

Turns out spas aren’t all about aromatherapeutic oils and soft music. A handful of innovative spas have created original treatments based on local culture and customs — be it a provincial food or a small-town tradition — that shake up conventional notions of spa-going while purportedly offering a host of amazing health benefits. You might find these unusual treatments gimmicky, silly or even medieval … but don’t knock it till you try it. Read on to see our top seven extreme spa treatments from around the world.

Continue reading this article at MSNBC

Which of these extreme spa treatments would you try?

New shades added to Justin Bieber’s nail polish collection

January 28th, 2011

Photo Credit: Billboard

Justin Bieber’s “One Less Lonely Girl” nail polish collection by OPI sold out at Wal-Mart stores faster than we could sing the chorus to his hit single “Baby.” And guess what? Style Bistro reported today that OPI is releasing eight new shades!

Justin Bieber nail polish collection with Nicole by OPI, now provides eight new gorgeous shades. The new nail colors of One Less Lonely Girl collection are My Lifesaver (mint green), “Baby” Blue, One Time Lime, I’m A Belieber (light purple), Red-y To Runaway Love?, Make U Smile (silver glitter), I’ve Got Bieber Fever (dark plum) and Not A Gold Bigger.

Justin Bieber “One Less Lonely Girl” nail polish collection will offer total fourteen shades, previous six and latest eight. These new shades include really nice polish variety to use and try out.

Continue reading this story at Style Bistro

Do you have Bieber fever? Which shade(s) are you going to buy?

Concerns about fish pedis surface

January 28th, 2011

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We’ve talked about fish pedicures a few times on our Twitter page. They’re all the rage in Europe and Asia right now, but Peterborough Today reports that some animal welfare supporters are concerned about the health and well-being of the garra rufa fish being used.

A fish beauty treatment craze which has reached Peterborough has come under fire from animal welfare supporters.

The therapy where customers’ dead skin is nibbled off their feet by garra rufa fish has raised concerns that the fish would have to be starved to behave in this way.

Peter Hiscock, manager of Maidenhead Aquatics, in Peterborough Garden Park, Eye, said they refuse to sell the fish to anyone they suspect is setting up a spa.

He said: “To get them to do a good job you would need hundreds of fish kept at near starvation levels.

Continue reading this story at Peterborough Today

What do you think? Are the fish’s lives in danger?