The Nail Files

Last Minute Mani: What To Do When Your Nails Look a Mess & You've Got to Go

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The music’s on and you’re sipping your opening cocktail at home in preparation for a night out with your girls or with Bae. Hair done? Check. Makeup done? Check. Fly heels? Check and check. You grab your keys only to realize your nails look A. Hot. Mess.


What do you do now?

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Winter Nail and Skin Care

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Winter Nail and Skin Care

Brrrr the NorthEast has been nothing short of frigid these past couple of weeks and this sudden increase in cold air is absolute torture on...well...just about all parts of the body. Coughs and sneezes become more frequent in the office and on trains. The skin gets dry, lack luster, and flaky. And of course the precious nails suffer underneath those wool gloves. Worry not my darlings, I have some tips to fight these cold weather set backs. First, let me introduce you to what my nail lady Lisa Logan put me on to: The Listerine Manicure. Yes you read that,...

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The Nail Files: Sherille Grant

The Nail Files: Sherille Grant

 Ladies tell your fellas to rack their weights, the gym is not just for the boys anymore. Sherille Grant is a Brooklyn based personal trainer, and her pint sized, perfectly toned frame can easily squat 145 lbs. This lady is the man. Although she spends most of her days gripping weights and kettle bells, thanks to coconut oil,  she still manages to keep her cuticles shiny and moisturized. Check her out below...     D.I.D Paint: What's your favorite nail trend at the moment? Sherille Grant: My favorite nail trend at the moment is the holographic chrome nail design. I...

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The Nail Files: Renee Morrison

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The Nail Files: Renee Morrison

Renee Morrison is about her business. At 24, the Bronx native already has her Masters and is a Certified Public Account for one of the top "Big Four" accounting firms in the world. She is the epitome of millennial  excellence. Now us normal people can't help but wonder--how does she  handle  intense stress so calmly? "It's temporary," she says to herself and books her bi-weekly mani. Find out more about Miss Morrison below. D.I.D. Nail Paint: Square, almond, ballerina, coffin shape, oval shovel… which shape do you wear your nails? Renee Morrison: Unfortunately, since I do so much typing I...

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Put the Cute back in Cuticle

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Put the Cute back in Cuticle

We see you, ladies  on every manicure Monday with your new weekly color and beauty magazine in tow waiting to get your nails did. We commend your efforts. We also see you sit in the manicurist's chair and cringe as she plucks away at your oh-so-important cuticles, forcing you to return to her week after week with ragged, excessively peeling nail beds, like this... Oh the tragedy. In actuality, cuticles should never be clipped. This part of your skin is the barrier that protects the root of your nail. Clipping them makes it easier for bacteria and other nasties to...

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