Posts Tagged ‘nail polish’

Go Green! St. Patrick’s Day Manicure Ideas

Friday, March 16th, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Manicure Ideas: You’ll Love These Green Nail Polishes

Are you planning on dressing up in head to toe green for the St. Patricks day festivities?  Don’t forget to coordinate your nails.  Green beer in hand, your nails will look adorable with these fabulous green polish colors.  Who knows with all this green…maybe you will catch the luck of the Irish.

Check out more Green Nail Polish ideas here

Winter Spirit on Your Nails

Friday, January 14th, 2011

Searching for a nail color to match the wintery weather? We’ve picked three shades that are sure to fit your needs. The last color by Essie is coming soon so check their website often for pricing details.

Additionally, the first product shown is straight from London and you’ll have to buy it online if you live elsewhere.

Crown Court Crystal Cap Nail Polish
Price: £15.00

Midnight Mambo by Sephora by OPI
Price: $9

Hot Coco by Essie
Price: Coming Soon

Out of these three nail shades, which one do you like the best?

Host A Back-to-School Spa Party for Girls

Friday, December 31st, 2010

For most kids around the country Winter break is almost over. Your child is probably dreading going back to school because she’s been waking up at noon, going to the movies with her friends, and has been homework-free for two weeks.

Ease some of her back-to-school stress by treating her and her friends to an at-home spa day!

An at-home spa day, or a spa themed party, sounds difficult to host but it’s not. Here’s a list of items you’ll need, and a brief how-to, for pulling off an amazing spa party.

What You’ll Need

Facial Cream, Foot Cream, Mani/Pedi Kits, Nail Polish (Multiple Colors), Scented Lotions

Atmosphere is Key

You want your girl and her friends to feel like they’re at a spa the moment they walk through your front door. Lighting scented candles (fresh linen or flower scents) is a great way to get them in the mood for some pampering.

Decorate the area you’ve designated for the party with flowers and hang neutral, solid-colored sheets around the room. Set up stations specifically for manicures, pedicures, facials, and skin care.

If you or someone you know is a great make-up artist, set up a station to teach your guests how to properly apply make-up.

To keep the party moving along, let each girl spend a minimum of 15 minutes at each station to ensure they get a proper spa treatment.

Drinks and Delectable Treats

Champagne and wine is definitely out of the question if you’re hosting a party for kids and teens. But give your guests the next best thing – sparkling cider. Serve it to them in plastic champagne glasses to give the party a more grown up feel.

In regards to food, finger-foods will work best. Tiny sandwiches, crackers and cheese on a stick, diced fruits, are light snacks that will keep their bellies from grumbling at the party.

Chocolate covered strawberries and pretzels are also fantastic treats to keep your guests satisfied.

No One Leaves Empty Handed

Before your guests leave, make sure you send them out with a goody bag. Include a bottle of nail polish, mini hand lotion, hair ties and clips, and a pair of Pedi-Please FlexFlops.

You can also give this goody bag to your guests before the party starts so they can use the items throughout the day.

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.

Last Minute Gifts for Her

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

Christmas is just three days away – meaning you’ve got to hustle if you haven’t finished shopping for your friends (or yourself) yet.

Don’t make the mistake of going to the mall unprepared. Take this list with you so you can be in and out as quick as possible.

Stila Lip Glaze Set
Price: $25

Bath and Body Works Martini Shaker Gift Set
Price: 16.50

Deborah Lippmann Layer Cake Nail Color Trio
Price: $24

Sephora Best of Fragrance Delux Sampler for Her
Price: $50

Trish McEvoy Ultimate Beauty Organizer
Price: $85