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Meadham Kirchoff's AW12 Nail Rock Halloween designs have arrived!

Last time when London Fashion Week designer Meadham Kirchoff launched their Spring / Summer 2012 nail wraps with Nail Rock, everyone went mad for them. So it comes as no surprise that the designer has decided to go for round... Read more »


MAC teams up with Ruffian for manicures and lipsticks

Time for another MAC designer collaboration! This time designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais of Ruffian bring their infamous swagger to MAC in three exclusive Ruffian Manicures and Lipsticks. Ruffian is known for their... Read more »


Nails of the Week: Sally Hansen Nail Effects in Kitty Kitty

I haven't got a great track record with nail wraps - I can't put them on, and when I do they start peeling away within hours, which is very irritating. Plus the adhesive tends to destroy my nails. In short guys, I don't like... Read more »


Halloween nailed

After banging on about Lauren Conrad's Halloween-inspired nails last week, it got us thinking. While we're all for DIY nail art , time is not on our side this week as Halloween fast-approches. So, when we stumbled... Read more »


Nails of the Week: gold tiger stripes

Kate wins Nails of the Week again this week - she's on some kind of roll. Her winning design consists of a gold base courtesy of Revlon 's AW shade Gold Coin , with stripes painted over the top with Model's Own's... Read more »


Lauren Conrad's Halloween manicure

We love Lauren Conrad 's beauty website - full of ideas and how-to's, including this great manicure she's done for Halloween , inspired by candy corn! If you're unfamiliar with candy corn, it's a type of sweet from... Read more »


Nails of the Week: Beige and black polka-dots

Heading for the weekend with the honour and glory of winning Nails of the Week this week is Kate, whose creation in beige and black triumphed over the rest of us (just followed by my own MAC khaki and gold nails). Kate did... Read more »


Nails of the Week: Black-tipped glitter

This week, I won Nails of the Week , mostly because everyone else forgot and I was the only one who made an effort. I decided to go for pink glitter this week, but give it a tough twist with black tips, using Rosie Lee by... Read more »


London Fashion Week: backstage with butter LONDON founder Nonie Creme

While we were backstage at Clements Ribeiro yesterday morning we met the lovely Nomie Creme , the Founding Creative Director of nail polish brand butter LONDON , who gave us a sneak peek of what we can expect from them... Read more »


New York Fashion Week SS12 Beauty: lucite and lace nails at Joy Cioci

The beauty at the Joy Cioci SS12 show at New York Fashion Week on Friday was a quite standard red lips/defined eyes combo - the nails was where the interesting stuff really lay. Nail artist Candice Manacchio created a... Read more »


Like nail art? Get to the Nailphilia exhibition

You know we love a bit of nail art at Kiss and Makeup, so we were so excited to hear that the first exhibition of nail art has opened in London! Since girls have started treating their nails like a canvas in their own... Read more »


Cadbury's-inspired nail art

Can't keep your hands off the sweets? Keep the sweets on your hands? I'm not sure about this as a diet strategy, I think I'd just be reminded of chocolate all day, but it's definitely a fun kitschy nail idea. ''Hand painted... Read more »


The Illustrated Nail visits Kiss and Makeup

We've become obsessed with all things nails recently (well, we were obsessed before but seeing all your Nails of the Week entries have made it worse) and after seeing her work on Alexandra Burke 's nails at the Isle of... Read more »


Catwalk to Cuticle: How to do dip-dyed nails

The first in our mini series of adapting catwalk summer trends to your nails, we're starting with one of the easiest (we're in no way amazing nail artists) - dip dye! Dip-dyed clothes are all over the high street right now,... Read more »


Nailease Instant Nail Varnish Candy Striper Nail Review

Nail stickers/nail wraps have been pretty big for a while now, with the likes of Nail Rock and Rebel Nails top of the food chain. Using a hairdryer to make them stick to you nails is pretty annoying though, so I was... Read more »

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Eyeko Leopard Print Nail Art fun

I'm a big fan of nail art, and ever since I learnt the great GemFatale trick of using liquid eyeliner to create a leopard effect I've been happy. It's simple enough to do and gives you a lovely look. I was recently... Read more »


Match the Motel Rocks manicure to WAH nails!

KissandMakeup doesn't normally talk about fashion, but when cool clothing brand teams up with hip salon WAH nails there's a natural fit. WAH Nails have created a selection of cool designs that match a variety of... Read more »


Bizarre Beauty: Prince William and Kate Middleton manicure

If you can't have a royal manicure, how about having the royals on your manicure? That's right, souvenir shops around Westminster Abbey are selling nail decals featuring Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement... Read more »


Product Review: Model's Own + WAH Nail Art Pens

I finally got around to trying Model's Own 's nail art pens this week - and I'm really loving them. Model's Own joined forces with nail salon of the moment WAH to produce a pen so that you can attempt their amazing designs... Read more »


Nail Fans: Meet Dior Rock Coat

Wraps, nail art pens, crackle polish - anything to make your nails stand out from the crowd is big right now and getting ready to hit the nail special effects market is Dior with their Dior Rock Coat ! Essentially, it's a... Read more »