Nails!

Guy Bourdin image of Catherine Deneuve

Guy Bourdin image of Catherine Deneuve

I love painting my nails. I adore selecting new polish. Money is no object when I find a color I like. I stock up. i use once. and I’m not too upset about buying tons. And most women would agree. Arm candy comes and goes. Hard candy is here to stay. this generation didn’t invent creative nail art or the concept of going Picasso on your digits. it’s been around and we’re just catching up, refreshing and rebooting.

5,000 years ago-there’s evidence that manicures and grooming are top priorities. Henna and real gold were used by women to color their fingers to obviously set them apart from their other flat footed friends. (Funny the nail image below is a bunch of what looks like guys getting buffed….nothing’s changed!)

As old as the Hills, but all look like they just got fresh Coat

As old as the Hills, but all look like they just got fresh Coat

Sunday at the Ancient Greek Mall: Getting mani’s. (imagine if they had Instagram?)

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford

Legend. Doing some pretty outstanding things to her nails. Love this image. See? As old as this image is, does it not feel like the art of the nail is current today?

The Women: this film made in 1939, put the bitchy manicurist and the salon on screen. I love this moment.

The Women: this film made in 1939, put the bitchy manicurist and the salon on screen. I love this moment.

This Vogue cover with the beautiful hands and strong Red color is so posh and pulled together! Look at the shape!

An old British Vogue: taking the multi color risk. And working and paying off.

An old British Vogue: taking the multi color risk. And working and paying off.

Cher. Then the nails get more down to earth-while the rest of her goes the other way.

Cher. Then the nails get more down to earth-while the rest of her goes the other way.

Liza with a Z. "Cabaret" 1972. Fosse always always always delivers the full picture.

Liza with a Z. "Cabaret" 1972. Fosse always always always delivers the full picture.

My mom says that Barbra (who was her friend in the early days) did her own nails. WERQ.

My mom says that Barbra (who was her friend in the early days) did her own nails. WERQ.

Here are so many great images to google to get ideas from. But onto color! I curated what I think Are musts for Fall as I am starting to get over my lighter brighter colors and move more creamy and darker. It’s also gone back to basic though I can see all of these mixed together.

ESSIE:

I am a huge fan of the color range. And I love to say LACQUER! Don’t you?
Essie Nail Lacquer in For The Twill Of It-this is a medium brown with that chrome effect.
Essie Nail Lacquer in Twin Sweater Set that red!
Essie Nail Lacquer in Vested Interest-teal green! It’s cool and creamy
Essie nail lacquer in After School Boy Blazer: deep blue.
Cool teal grey cream Twin Sweater Set: Vibrant crimson cream After School Boy Blazer: Deep, midnight blue

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CHANEL: that’s right. I am a label whore and proud to be one. This is a dark grey brown. Dramatic. And yes it resembles that unique hue of the Hudson River-no? A must.



YSL: I think these all rock. Glad they kept the “Y”. I can see moving into all of these colors week after week. Gris…I love saying GRIS AND GREIGE!



Nars: Always makes me nuts from the early years starting with Chinatown to now: NARS Fall 2013 Color Collection Nail Polishes (Fury & Galathee)



OPI: Blackened navy cream this time! YES!



Jin Soon: this Iris blue is a sellout!



French Continues: Essie Berry hard with as Gold as it Gets. It’s the color that makes me fall in love!



The OPI silver and gold. The foil decadence always gets me!



Come on: ADIDAS nail art? Ain’t it cool?



The King of Pop! Keith Haring inspired nail art. Something insane.



Whenever in doubt? Avoid nail biting neurosis: Essie Wicked will always calm the soul till your next polish change. Enjoy!


Credit : Sasha Charnin Morrison (Us Magazine)

Posted on August 7, 2013 by , under HOME, KKB Blog

Do Valentines Day A Little Differently…

 

So many people dread this lovey-dovey holiday… so why not make it a day to enjoy this year? Don’t push the commercial ideas but take this February 14th as your day to indulge and relax. It’s a Sunday, that’s a great start already!

Here are some of my ideas for you… enjoy with your loved one, girlfriends, or alone! Just enjoy the day!

- Create personalized M&M’s and pass them around

- Dress up in your favorite lingerie

- Paint your nails bright red

- Wear lots of black eye liner to vamp it up

- Spray perfume in your hair to make the scent last

- Send balloons to someone as a fun alternative to flowers

- Skip the email and write an “old-fashioned” love note

- Buy nostalgic candy as a gift

- Wear something girly in your hair for the day

- Take a weekend trip to get away

- Make brunch! Make the most of this special Sunday

- Make a coffee date

Kelly's Valentine's Day Ideas
Kelly’s Valentine’s Day Ideas by jbandy featuring Monsoon accessories

Posted on February 6, 2010 by , under HOME

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