All Articles Tagged "nails"

7 Foods That Help Keep You Beautiful

December 28th, 2011 - By Erica R. Williams
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You are what you eat. So this could mean that eating satisfying-but-equally-bad-for-you foods may stand in the way of your beauty. Of course, beauty is supposedly skin deep, but if you’re still concerned about the skin that people actually see, you may want to watch the foods you put into your body.

There are plenty of foods that have negative effects on our hair, skin, and nails but there are also other foods that allow these things to flourish.  Some of us subtly become product junkies as we try multiple skin creams, hair vitamins and other beauty products in an effort to get or maintain glowing skin and healthy hair. However, we forget that no amount of expensive lotion or vitamins can replace the lasting effects of eating the right foods.

So before trying an over-the-counter quick fix to combat subpar skin or dull and brittle hair, up your dose of  these ‘beauty foods.’

Superfly Nails Trends: Six Sizzling Nail Styles for Fall

November 30th, 2011 - By Tianna Robinson
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It seems like everywhere we look from our favorite celebrities to the girl next door, we are noticing a slew of standout, must-try nail trends for fall. Check out six of our top picks and lets us know what your faves are!

When Manicures Go Wrong: Hood Nail Designs You Shouldn’t Try

October 4th, 2011 - By IndigoBlack
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I’m all about pampering yourself from time to time, and a manicure is something every woman should experience during extremely stressful times. Granted, you don’t have to throw on fake nails every time you go. The nail gurus can “fancify” your own naturally grown tips just as good as they would some Fritos-shaped artificial joints. But in my years of getting manicures, I’ve seen way to many chicks go above and beyond what is tasteful. I’ve seen 3D art to the extreme on nails, beads, bows–everything you would put on your hair, but on your fingers. Self-expression is cool, but serious question: How you do you write with those things!? Because I love scanning Google Images for all types of hood fabness, this list goes out to the woman whose nails are an epic art project. You’re dead wrong, girl, but we love you anyway.

Blacks in the Book: 7 Interesting World Record Breakers

September 19th, 2011 - By Veronica Wells
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Last week Guinness released their latest edition of their annual edition detailing the records that have been broken over the past year. I, like countless others, have always been fascinated by the book and the people featured in it. Why? When I thought about it, I came up with two reasons. 1.) Many people are on a search to achieve their 15 minutes of fame and being featured in this book will certainly give it to you. 2.) The human is a very competitive animal and if we can’t be “the best” ourselves, we at least want to know who holds the title. Here are some particularly interesting record-breakers you might get a kick out of.

The Single Woman’s Toolbox Essentials

April 12th, 2011 - By Khadija Allen
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Over an extended period of time, you may start noticing some wear and tear on your private residence. The door requires the skill of a handy man or the work desk is in need of repair. An integral part of owning a home is having the resources to make necessary alterations, and women shouldn’t solely rely on the opposite sex for home improvement care. There is value in knowing how to fix things on your own with this handy-dandy toolbox kit:

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Nailing It: 5 Ways Your Nails Complete The Look

March 2nd, 2011 - By Chaya Wilkins
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When you’re putting the finishing touches on your look, you don’t leave your hair and make-up undone or go without shoes and accessories, do you? So why would you neglect your nails? Popular fashion designers are completing their collections with rich nail colors to help you polish your look. Whether you’re feeling for a bright bold lacquer or a demure hue, here are 5 ways to let your nail polish complete your look:

Nails Did! 12 Nail Trends of the Year

December 18th, 2010 - By Veronica Wells
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Once you’ve wrestled with your hair, squeezed into that dress, and shoved your feet into shoes half a size too small, what else will complete the perfect look? Your nails! Your fingernails, when properly groomed, can serve as an inexpensive accessory. They can be fun and quirky or polished and sophisticated. Whatever your style, there is a nail design to match it. Check out some of the hottest nail trends of the year and be inspired!

When a Woman Mistreats a Maid, All Women Fall from Grace

August 30th, 2010 - By China Okasi
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Given a chance to nail Christ to a cross again, everyone but the devil might say no.

Yet, a ruthless Saudi Arabian couple eagerly hammered nails through the body of their former maid, a Sri Lankan woman, who’d been working for them since March 25.

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Beauty Scoop: Chanel Les Khakis Nail Collection

August 23rd, 2010 - By Candace Amos
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Vogue’s esteemed ‘Fashion’s Night Out’ has become the highlight event of the year for all style-loving mavens. In the midst of running from store to store, balancing glasses of bubbly and fashion freebies, CHANEL makeup reminds us not to forget our best accessory–our nails! Last year’s debut brought out celebrities, designers, socialites and more.

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Nail ‘Em: Which Celebs Have the Freshest Nail Game?

August 19th, 2010 - By Danielle Kwateng
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Let’s flash back to middle school when the girls with the freshest nails were something to admire. Getting the pleasure of going to a salon, picking a color and possibly a design equaled HEAVEN in the life of a prepubescent teen!

Now that we Madames are older and more…ahem… sophisticated, a trip to the nail shop is a matter of fact. It doesn’t take much for us to drop a few dollars to keep our nails ‘so fresh and so clean.’

But of course there are the girls, now women, who still revel in the joys of nail artistry. Technology in the realm of nail cosmetology has expanded so much that lace, rhinestones, gold and even Swarovski crystals can be used to switch up your look.

Any celebrity can wear a beautiful dress or rock her hair a certain way, but when it comes to nails, that’s where creativity can be explored to the max.

Check out which celebrities we think have the freshest nail game:

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