Bossip has reported that an Italian brand of nail polish called Wycon Cosmetics is under fire over a racist nail polish shade.  Affinity Magazine posted a screenshot on Twitter of the company’s website, which displayed a black polish called “Thick as a N****.” The publication captioned the tweet, “Italy beauty brand @wyconcosmetics is facing backlash after naming their black […]

The company's mission is described as "to match the entire makeup universe" to drugstore dupes. So I decided to put them to the test.

With nail art and lacquer becoming more of a finishing accessory, more and more independent African-American brands have put their bid in for a slice…

Some nail polishes commonly found in California salons and advertised as free of a so-called “toxic trio” of chemicals actually have high levels of agents linked to birth defects, state chemical regulators said Tuesday. Read: April Is National Minority Health Month & CVS Is Pitching In To Help! A Department of Toxic Substances Control report determined that […]

Head Barb, Nicki Minaj has launched her very own collection of nail polish! Nicki teamed up with OPI to introduce a collection of nail lacquer filled with colorful hues. The last time we saw Nicki on the cosmetic front was Christmas 2010, when every teenage girl tried to get her hand on Nicki’s “Pink Friday” […]

Dark nail polish are all the rage now that fall is here. But while deep colors are fun, they can also be unforgiving, so you need to take a little extra care. Allure gives a few tips on making you navy blues and rich burgundies look flawless. Shape Up. Keep your nails short and square, […]

Many beauty trends were discussed at the recently-held Nordstrom’s Store Fall 2011 Trend Forum, among them metallic makeup – everything from eyeshadows to nail polish. It’s not entirely clear if the metallic craze will catch on and become a must-have for your makeup bags but I say absolutely – it just takes knowing how to wear this trend […]

Summer nail polish is feeling blue. From turquoise to cobalt, these blue nail polish shades are vibrant and work for both manis and pedis alike, according to Refinery29. Here are their top 6 picks! Butter London 3 Free Lacquer in Blagger, $14 OPI for Sephora in Natural Environ-Mint, $9.50 YSL La Laque Long Lasting Nail […]

The Kardashian sisters have launched a new nail polish collection – well, Khloe & Kourtney did, Kim is busy planning a wedding. In collaboration with Nicole by OPI, the line includes 14, um, “Kolors.” Though we cringe every time they inklude an unnecessary “k” (see what we did there?), we must admit, we love the […]

Mattése Elite’s new “Happy Hour” nail polish collection is inspired by just that – the after-work hours you spend drinking classic alcohlic beverages. The six neon shades each dry down to its own cocktail-inspired scent. So, get buzzed for only $5.99, its the cheapest drink you’ll ever have! Spotted at Refinery29. How To Remove Glitter […]

Muted greens—with pale, creamy undertones—have been named the neutral nail polish of the season. The shade has been revamped with unexpected hues that are perfect for a spring mani or pedi. MAC Nail Lacquer in Mischievous Mint, $14, available at MAC. _ Essie Nail Polish in Da Bush, $8, available in May at Essie. _ […]