Mariah shows Saint Nick how to hit the high notes.
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Naughty rumor or nice surprise? Right around this time last year, we found out that Mariah Carey had been pegged to design TWO limited-edition celebrity nail color collections with polish giant, OPI. The first—which rolled out Liquid Sand, a new glitter-glinting textured finish—was released in January with promises of a second on the near-future horizon. Well, it looks like Christmas may come early this year, you guys. Word on the street is that since we've been SO well-behaved, the second Carey-branded collection MIGHT be a whole heap of Holiday-inspired polishes, just as we’d hoped for. (Cue the five-octave squeals!) Read More...

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In case y'all have been living under a rock/stuck on a remote island sans WiFi for the past several months, the 2013 Video Music Awards are happening this weekend!!! Us New Yorkers are particularly excited because it's all going down at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and to celebrate, we're doing some killer Brooklyn-themed fashion pieces right here on MTV Style. We already dished on our Fulton Mall faves and reminisced over the Bed-Stuy-inspired fashion in Do The Right Thing, but now we're switching it up to the hottest beauty spots in BK. Since it's Manicure Monday, we figured this would be the PERFECT time to mention our favorite nail art salons in the area, and, yes, that means we won't be mentioning any places in Manhattan. (Sorry, Valley NYC!)


Brooklyn Nail Art Salons

Salon owner Chantal Savaresse and nail artist Fleury Rose.
Photo: Tomahawk Salon's Facebook

One of our go-to faves is the Tomahawk Salon in Bushwick. You might remember when we took y'all there to get Iggy Azalea's nails did last summer, and it's still one of our top spots to date! The main reason? Fleury Rose. The Illamasqua ambassador is by far one of the most talented gals in the hood, and you can even check out her work in action if you don't believe us!
10 Porter Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 | (646) 399-6873 |


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Shark Week Nail Art

Photo: Via Chrissy's Nail Art

With the start of the new month (HAI, AUGUST!) also comes the start of—wait for it—SHARK WEEK! EEEEEEE. I know you're, all, "Chill with the caps lock, and stop internet yelling at me," but we can't, y'all. This is not only an informational seven day event dedicated to our fine finned friends, but it's also an excuse to wear killer (heh) shark nail art all week long. Even though Shark Week officially kicked off last night, we've still got PLENTY of time to honor our favorite underwater predators. (Also, if you want to consider this a late homage to Sharknado, we wouldn't be mad at that either. If you don't know what we're talking about, see Google. Immediately.) Our first mani inspiration comes from Chrissy (it's not me, I swear!), and it's really, really good, guys. She not only managed to fit the words "Shark Week" on her pinky, but also included the entire Jaws movie poster on her ring finger. *bows down*


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Hawaiian Print Nail Art

Photo: Via Very Emily

In case y'all didn't get the memo, Hawaiian print is in. The floral design is no longer reserved for uncool tourists—we've spotted the hibiscus pattern used in tons of high-end designer's spring lines (see: Stella McCartney and Comme des Garcons), and, honestly, we couldn't think of a better time to bust out some super fresh nails—we're DEEP into this whole summer thing, y'all! We rounded up some killer designs from all over the internets that range in difficulty, but—a quick piece of advice—use nail art pens to help with the really detailed parts (like these!) and definitely look at some fabric for inspiration (especially vintage!). All right, time to the peep the designs below, and give it a go!


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Guys, sometimes the internet is so awesome we can barely handle it. While doing our typical Manicure Monday research, we stumbled upon Polish All The Nails' blog, and they tipped us off (heh) to a super-easy-yet-totally-amazing way to create DIY 3D cube nail art—by using only glitter! OK, we know this sounds insane, but stick with us here. First, you need to get your hands on some diamond-shaped glitter (like this!), and the more colors you have, the better. Then, paint your nails a bold base color and wait for your fingers to dry. Once you're set, use tweezers to place three pieces of glitter together in the shape of a cube. You can keep it simple with just a single square along the cuticle or go totally cube crazy and do the entire nail! Honestly, we're obsessed with either look, especially because it's sparkly too. *high fives entire world*


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M.I.A. Bring The Noize Nail Art

M.I.A. in "Bring the Noize."
Photo: Courtesy of Noisey

We've had M.I.A.'s "Bring the Noize" music video on repeat ever since it premiered last week, and, um, it's obvious as to why. Insane beats + infinite incredible looks + a badass beauty game = a total dream come true. Between M.I.A.'s intricate braided 'do and pink coif, you'd think her hair was the star of the show, but we just couldn't peel our eyes away from her decked-out nails. Basically, no matter how many times we paused it to get a closer look, we still weren't sure what was happening on her digits. Luckily, London-based nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade (who did M.I.A.'s nails for the video shoot) tipped us off to the fact that her gold mani is super easy to cop for yourself, as in, YOU CAN BUY IT.


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Nautical Nail Art

Photo: Via CBK Nails

Dudes, the Fourth of July is only a few days away, and if you're a procrastinator (like us!), you probably haven't solidified your all-American ensemble just yet. Luckily, if you have a pair of blue jeans and, um, hands, you're halfway there! We rounded up some red, white and blue nautical manicures that'll be PERFECT come Thursday, no matter what you wear. Sure, you can do the same ol' American flag steez, but we thought a set of throwback sailor-inspired nails would be a cooler (and less obvious) way to celebrate the big day. We found 9 designs that vary in difficulty and include everything from stripes and polka dots to ropes and anchors. Peep the manis below and get painting!

Nautical Nail Art

Photo: Via My Nailtopia


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Ice Cream Nail Art

Photo: Via Julia Martinez

In case you couldn't tell by the permanent upper lip sweat and unmanageable frizz, SUMMER IS HERE, Y'ALL. The season officially kicked off on Friday, and we're already hiding out in the A/C and eating nothing but cold things 24/7. Basically, this is just our way of admitting that we are going to consume way (WAY) too much ice cream in the coming months, so to celebrate our unrelenting affection for the cool confection, we rounded up some super sweet (heh) manicure that'll (hopefully!) inspire you to trick out your tips. Whether it's a melted, sprinkle-infusion design or a few scoops with a cherry on top, we have some seriously amazing nail art that you need to peep ASAP. Warning: this will make you incredibly hungry.

Ice Cream Nail Art

Photo: Via Lulu's

Um, this is brilliant: Use one hand as the ice cream and the other hand as the cones for THE most decked-out dessert nails.


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Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato shows us the true meaning of beauty rest.
Photo: @ddlovato's Twitter

Earlier this week, we saw Demi Lovato reveal that the manicure she rocked at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards found its way onto her tips while she was getting some much-needed pre-show shut-eye. D slept face-down on a couch while her favorite nail artist, Stephanie Stone, hooked her up with some killer tips. (They were black with gold beads used as studs if you were wondering.) When we first saw this snap, we were all, "ZOMG, this brings new meaning to the term 'beauty rest,'" and "Mannnnn, I really wish my sister/roommate/boyfriend would do that for me..." etc.etc., but THEN, she uploaded a video of it.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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