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The 3 Coolest New Nail Trends from Fashion Week 

Over the last few fashion weeks, nails have become just as important as the hair and makeup. This past season was no exception and we were delighted by all the bold colors and creative designs that we spied. After taking it all in, we’ve narrowed down all the incredible looks to our top three favorites. Will you be trying any of these trends?  

1) Studs: Deborah Lippmann for Kate Spade NY 

The bright pink talons at Kate Spade NY perfectly matched the Pop Art-and NYC-inspired fall collection. We’re definitely picking up some metallic pyramids to affix to our nails ASAP. Plus, we can almost guarantee we’ll be seeing more almond-shaped nails on celebrities and trendsetters this fall. In fact, Deborah Lippmann called it the “nail shape of the season.” 

2) Oil Slick Motif: Essie for Rebecca Minkoff 

These multi-tonal oil slick nails were not only prettyaccording to the lead manicurist Michelle Saunders they were so easy to do that one of the models did her own nails. Click through to see how to get the look yourself.

3) Picture Framing: Color Club for Charlotte Ronson 

The nails at Charlotte Ronson’s show are always inspiring. Remember last season’s wave nails? This season, nail artist Simcha Whitehill (aka Miss Pop) created picture frame nails that really stood out. Whitehill gave us the deets on creating the look ourselves and having tried it with some success, we feel confident that with a little practice, this style isn’t too hard to do. 

—Lorelei

Want to get inspired for spring nail looks? Take a look at our 10 favorite designs from the spring 2013 shows.

The 5 Beauty Trends to Know from New York Fashion Week Spring 2013

After sorting through all of our favorite beauty looks from the Spring 2013 collections, we narrowed down the many styles to the top five that you have to know. Herewith, our cheat sheet on the trends-to-try for early next year. From perfected matte complexions to aggressively-placed parts, you won’t want to miss any of these fun new styles.


Oceanic eye colors at Kate Spade. 

1. Blue Eyeshadow

Blue shadows once only existed in our (awkward) memories of the ’90s or in the makeup kits of the very bold. But no longer. This season we caught sight of gorgeous sky blue, sapphire and marine hues swept onto eyelids at shows like Kate Spade, Monique Lhullier, Jason Wu, Tibi, and Patrick Ervell. 

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Reading List: Jill Stuart x Gangnam Style, Vacations To Lust After, and Greek Yogurt Impostors

One of four gorgeous (and simple) beauty looks you should try out this fall. (photo: Self)
  • Hold the phone. Greek yogurt at the supermarket might not really be Greek. Since there are no government regulations for labeling food “Greek,” yogurt you think is extra healthy might be all smoke and mirrors. Learn how to separate the Greek from the weak. [Women’s Health
  • The last-ever space shuttle, Endeavor, has touched down for the last time. After flying over California this morning, the shuttle landed at LAX and will go on permanent display at the California Science Center on October 30th. [My Fox LA
  • Kate Spade NY just debuted cute new city guides for 10 cities (with more to come!) in collaboration with the travel experts at Fathom. Now we want to plan a trip to Tokyo, or Tahiti, or Copenhagen! [Kate Spade NY
  • Cute in theory, but bound to end badly: a Canadian man has flown all the way to Ireland to find (and fall in love with) a local woman he got directions from a year ago. The only problem? They spoke for five minutes and he doesn’t know her name. Hm. [Jezebel]
  • Fall makeup doesn’t have to be hard to apply. These four different looks are easy-as-pie. The hard part will be choosing which one to wear first. [Self

  • In a totally unexpected partnership, New York designer Jill Stuart has joined forces with K-pop star Psy (of Gangnam Style fame) on a collection to be released in Asia. [Fashionista]

—Lorelei

Stock up on your fall favorites from the Birchbox Shop.

Reading List: Hurricane Season

kate spade ny image via Fashionetc.com

If the weatherman has anything to say about it, then you’ll likely have lots of time to read this weekend. The East Coast has had quite an eventful week in terms of natural disasters, so while we’re looking forward to the weekend, some of us will most likely be evacuating. So much for one of the last summer weekends! Here’s what we’ll be catching up on while Irene threatens our coastline.

  • U.K. beauty site, Feel Unique, and artist Duncan Cargill have teamed up to recreate the most famous works of art in the world. The difference this time around? These pieces are all ‘painted’ using cosmetics such as nail polish, eyeliner, foundation, and lipstick. The stellar works are being auctioned off this week to benefit three different cancer charities. [Bella Sugar
  • We’re all for splurging on beauty products that we love and that really work, but we have to draw the line somewhere, right? Sedu, the hair tools company that usually retails between $60-$160, is coming out with the mother of all hairdryers. It has 18 different speeds, weighs barely anything, and is more eco-friendly. What’s not to love? Well, the $700 cost, for starters. [The Find]
  • We’re pretty big kate spade ny fans over here in pink land (we sell the brand’s awesome Twirl fragrance), so we were super excited to see the line’s new fall 2011 campaign images and video featuring Bryce Dallas Howard. Click through to see behind-the-scenes clips. [Fashion Etc]
  • Brazillian blowouts have been on quite a roller coaster. First, they were crazy popular, then they were crazy controversial because they contain potentially harmful levels of formaldehyde. Now, the debate may be laid to rest, one way or the other, when the Cosmetic Industry Review determines whether or not the process is safe on either September 26th or 27th. Either way, the beauty industry is stepping up to the plate and developing similar, formaldehyde-free professional treatments, including Concen-straight from Bumble & bumble. [Fashionista]
  • And because we know you probably can’t really hole up in your home all weekend, Beauty High has a few ideas for ‘hurricane-proof’ hair to get you through in style. [Beauty High

-Lorelei

While you’re loading up y2k-style on emergency rations, why not stockpile your beauty products, too?