Category Archives for "Manicures"

January 3, 2018

The Ugly Manicure

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Thank goodness not everyone likes the same style or the same color. It would be a very bland world indeed.

There are however some manicures that make you pause and wonder why anyone thought that was a good idea. The color is wild, the nails are too sharp, and sometimes you wonder how anyone can function with nails “like that”.

Take for example getting extremely long fingernails. How does anyone drive a car, open a door, scratch their head, or even use the bathroom with those nails? A wild tattoo is one thing, but it’s just design. A manicure with strange or wildly long nails becomes a functional issue.

Nevertheless, you can have any nail design or length you want. It’s up to you. Just be prepared for feedback like “that’s an ugly manicure”, or “those are just plain ugly” or “What where you thinking?”

The true contrarian will be fine with all this. They may be used to reaction from wild hair, body piercings or funky clothes. They may even relish the idea of shocking the world with an offbeat manicure.

It can be fun to extract a reaction from others with an ugly manicure or one that seems unworkable. The nice thing about manicures is that they can be reversed. It’s not like a tattoo that can not easily be removed without a lot of pain and expense.

To each her own. If you want to show the world your wild side, go for it. 

April 20, 2015

This New Manicure Is Destroying My Career

Here's a funny post by a typist that had long nails done. She couldn't type after that. Talking with many working women I find that they don't get their nails done often because work destroys them or it's impossible to do work with beautiful long nails.

Here's the story:

I got my nails done on Tuesday after I saw this clip of Kim Kardashian with a beautiful pastel manicure. The color actually reminds me of the gaming system from the 1999 Canadian filmeXistenZ starring Jennifer Jason Leigh

At the nail salon, I said I wanted a full set of acrylics, and the tips plus the manicure together were only $40 which is practically free so my brain stopped working and I leaned in. When the manicurist asked me how long I wanted them, she suggested, "Not too long and not too short, right?"

I disagreed. "With me, you're going to want to err on the side of too long." See, when I was in high school my fake nails were so long that they crept into more yearbook photos than my face did. They were incredible.

Anyway, back to this week: almost immediately I realized I had a little trouble texting, but it didn't occur to me that I was potentially destroying my career as a professional typist until I got home and sat down at my computer. Utter nonsense came out.

What's the solution? Well, I could either cut my nails (no) or do what I imagine Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj do: hire an assistant. That's how good they look.

[This is Kara. As it turns out, I actually have a real job and can't sit around all day typing shit on Jane's behalf. So if anyone in the Los Angeles area would like to volunteer their hands, I would very much appreciate it.] Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:00:00 -0700

French Manicure

French Manicure

February 25, 2015

No Manicure for Patricia Arquette at the Oscars

No Manicure for Patricia Arquette for the Oscars 2015

Patricia Arquette didn’t get a manicure for the 87th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 22,. Arquette , who is 46 , did however sport a custom black and cream gown designed by Rosetta Getty which didn’t draw critisim by the fashion watchers.

Read more: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 17:31:54 -0800

January 12, 2015

Even Brad Pitt get Manicures

Even Brad Pitt gets Manicures

At the the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala Brad Pitt was seen sporting a manicure. 

Each of his fingers have a different color and design. There is speculation that his children may have done the deed. The children Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and Vivienne and Knox are all very artistic. 

Whatever caused Brad to get a manicure we’re happy to see it.×450.jpg

November 20, 2014

Miley Cyrus gets a Pedicure for her Pet Pig

Miley Cyrus gets a Pedicure for her Pet Pig

Miley’s pet pig Bubba Sue is one pampered hog. On November 5th Miley shared photos of her pet getting a pedicure. 

The pot bellied client enjoyed a spa treatment featuring fire-engine-red polish while Miley held piggy in place.

Cute as that may sound fans had a different reaction. Many worried about potential harm to the pig from the pollish. Others just thought it was strange behavior.

Will the polish hurt the pig? Doubtful. No more than it hurts humans. The pig probably will not have as many manicures in it’s lifetime as a typical human female will have in a year.

Unfortunately LA Nails 1 does not offer manicures for pets. We would not even know what to charge. ( Probably more )  

Of course if Miley shows up with her pig we may have to consider doing it since she would bring lots of attention to the salon. How do you get a pig to wait under the UV lamps until the polish dries?

November 5, 2014

Bruce Jenner Paints His Nails Red For 65th Birthday

Bruce Jenner Paints His Nails Red For 65th Birthday Manicure

Bruce Jenner Paints His Nails Red For 65th Birthday Manicure: Love It Or Hate It? E! Online writes that an onlooker observed the manicure in action: around 1 p.m., Bruce pulled his car over on the Pacific Coast Highway to …

Read more … Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:09:50 GMT


September 22, 2014

How to Ace a Manicure at Home

How to Ace a Manicure at Home

Tom Bachik knows nails. He designs looks for Jennifer Lopez and Victoria Beckham, he is L’Oreal Paris’s brand ambassador, and he has over 54,000 Instagram followers. People look to him as a manicure mensa.

Working with Tom over the years, I’ve gotten to know his fun personality and learned so many great tricks that I figured, “why not share the wealth?” We sat down after a nail art shoot to discuss the dos and don’ts of at-home manicures, and thus The Manicure Bible was born.

So does buffing your nails matter? What’s the deal with file grit? And how can you ensure streak-free polish application? Tom shares the tricks he uses on Zooey Deschanel and Heidi Klum, all in the name of the perfect set of nails.

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Source Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:39:50 GMT

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