Nail polish is all about the color, right? Well, it turns out there’s a little more to it than that. For some insight on getting great manicures, we turned to industry veteran Deborah Lippmann. As luck would have it, her company is now celebrating its 15-year anniversary. Congratulations!
Dazzle them this fall with rich, ravishing color from your fingers to your toes.
If you’re like every bride, you’ll want to look your absolute best on your wedding day.
There’s no question LN readers are in-the-know, so who better to ask about the things that make St. Louis stand out and stand proud? Here, we present the very best, as selected by our readers, in the 2014 Ladue News Platinum List!
Why get just one item when you can give that special someone a collection of tiny, little presents? Our selection of holiday gift sets may just be what you’re looking for...
There’s no need to have a cruel summer (unless you’re a Bananarama fan) when it comes to presenting your best face forward this season. Check out these sun-ready shades that will keep you looking hot, day or night.
At the age of 26, Ellie Hock has done a lot of things—she’s earned a master’s in speech therapy, she’s done the show-dog circuit, and she’s started her own business: Urban Nectar was the result of a journey Hock took after the death of her mother in the fall of 2011 from brain cancer. We talked to her about how it all got started.
Fresh, fun and fabulous—that’s the idea behind our spring nail polish picks. Go on, try a new shade…you know you want to!
You voted, we listened! Ladue News readers know what they like; and with this year's Platinum List, you've made your voices heard. This list compiles the best of St. Louis.
Do you have a secret? Are you living a shameful (or shameless) existence? Do you hate your body? Do you have a sex tape? Do you think your toddler needs to go on a diet? Have you stabbed your lover? Do you have a more-than-meaningful relationship with your car, your pet chimpanzee, or an inflatable doll? Do you grocery shop at a gas station? Well, there may be some good news for you. Your outrageous, unrefined, crude, addictive, aggressive, compulsive, self-loathing behavior might make you rich and famous…well, rich and infamous. A quick glimpse at the array of what we so literally describe as 'reality shows' may have you wondering if there’s hope for you yet.
While it may seem obvious to showcase red items for the month of February, I have not completely abandoned featuring an actual trend. Red was big for fall and is continuing to be a strong color for spring (yes, spring is slowly arriving into stores).
Got an app for that? ALEXA MILLER does! The St. Louisan is the developer of the StagePage Concert App, a free iOS app that allows concert-goers to document their experience in a multimedia scrapbook. When THE RASCALS recently reunited in Port Chester, N.Y., for the first time in 40 years to perform Groovin’, Good Lovin’, and other 1960s hits, Miller was in the fifth row, using her app to create a virtual scrapbook of the event. Following the concert, she and her father, PAUL MILLER, joined group members and the E Street Band’s STEVEN VAN ZANDT for dinner. Van Zandt, who inducted The Rascals into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997, masterminded The Rascals’ Once Upon A Dream reunion, which alternated live performances with a million-dollar multimedia production retracing the band’s story. To find out more about StagePage, visit stagepageapp.com.
It begins innocently enough. A white or yellow spot appears under the tip of your toenail. You don’t think much of it until you notice it’s spreading. Soon, your nail begins to thicken, develop a ragged edge and discolor. It’s ugly, and it could be somewhat painful. You have a fungal infection.
Story: The Roaring Twenties was a decade of debauchery, when illicit booze flowed in clandestine speakeasies while guys and gals treated themselves to loud and lusty good times despite the reign of Prohibition. Chicago was a city ruled by gangsters such as Al Capone and filled with two-bit players, such as Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, searching for the big time. The former was incarcerated in the Cook County jail for killing her unfaithful husband and his lover, her own sister, while Mrs. Hart went to jail for plugging her boyfriend, Fred Casely.
Just like you put your winter coats away in favor of flowy summer tops, your makeup wardrobe needs an overhaul for the season, too. We recently caught up with MAC senior artist Cynthia Rivas, and asked what she’s excited about for this summer.
One of the most treasured gifts a busy mom can receive is the gift of time. Time to relax. Time to indulge. Time to herself. Just having a day— or even a morning—to recharge is a treat, and looking fantastic afterward is icing on the cake.
Who doesn’t love an indulgent mani-pedi?With the colors of spring already blooming at a nail salon near you, you’ll find plenty of ways to razzle and dazzle—even if you’re only playing footsies.
Even the most fastidious people may develop fungal infections of the toenails, and the most common cause is spread of athlete’s foot to the skin at the end of the nail where the fungus then invades the nail bed.
Snap those fingers all summer long with BFF PEARLY NAIL POLISH in Mint or DK Ballet. $3.50 each, available at The Children’s Place.
So, my three children Cranky, Whiny and Punch are now 13, 12 and 10 respectively. That puts them at the blissful ages where they aren’t licking sockets or taping board games to their arms, but they also are not driving or dating (as far as I know). I also have three godchildren ranging in age from 2 to 13. As we all know, the role of a godparent is to provide an additional moral compass for a child—the cruise control for the parenting car, if you will. Of course if you ask my children, they will tell you godparents are there for one reason and one reason only: extra presents. I must admit that’s a much more tangible, accessible role, and one at which I want to be really good.
From pink screwdrivers and mini toolboxes to a surge of female-targeted home improvement sites and guidebooks, the fix-it-yourself revolution has come for women in the U.S. More empowered females are taking on household problems themselves instead of spending the money to hire a plumber, electrician or contractor.
It looks like winter will be around a bit longer, and the dry winds are really doing a number on our hands! So we talked with 13-year veteran manicurist Katie Green of Dominic Michael Salon for tips on how to keep hands and nails in tip-top shape, even when the weather won’t cooperate.
Not sure what to get your mother for Christmas or Hanukkah? How about your girlfriends? Almost every woman loves to unwrap a makeup palette or a new fragrance, and some of the best gift sets (and prices!) come out around the holidays. We spoke with Annie Mercer, a member of the Sephora PRO Beauty Team, about how to find the perfect beauty item for everyone on your list this season.
Let’s face it, yellow-tinged toenails are not a good look. While we want our fingernails and toenails to look picture perfect for the holidays, we could end up hiding those same fingers and toes later if we don’t choose a nail salon well. “Nail fungus can be picked up at nail salons, as well as the pool or the gym, but you can decrease the chances of salon-acquired infections with careful inspection,” says Dr. Jason Denton, a podiatrist with Foot Healers. He recommends looking at overall cleanliness because it reflects management philosophy. Ask the salon what their cleaning process includes. Do they spray down work stations with sterilizing solution or bleach between clients? Do they have two cold sterilizing solutions vats so that one set of tools is always in the solution for at least 10 to 15 minutes? How often do they change the solution?