Attention, those in need of a spring vacation (a. k. a. all of us): We’re in a tropical state of mind thanks to OPI and their new Hawaii collection. We teamed up with them to give you the beach break you need both virtually and in real life. Vote for your favorite mani in our Hawaiian Getaway Sweepstakes and one lucky winner will receive a trip for two to the Polynesian paradise. The rest of us can channel the Aloha spirit thanks to OPI’s Little Hulas mini pack of four nail lacquers, complementary with a purchase of $75 or more in the Hawaiian Getaway Sale; plus, four cool manis to try with your new polishes. We tapped Valley Nails—NYC’s premier nail art salon—to create these exclusive island-style manis with the OPI Hawaii collection. Get the rundown below for the step-by-step how-to, and jumpstart your journey to umbrella drinks in bikinis.
Summer may be over, but don’t let that stop you from sporting playful nails this fall. And nothing says fun like a little sparkle, right? Just take a look at this of-the-moment chevron-striped manicure — complete with luxe, seasonal hues — designed exclusively for Gilt by Hollywood manicure guru Deborah Lippmann. Check out the step-by-step tips below and create your own unique color combos with signature polish sets in our Deborah Lippmann sale, starting tomorrow at noon ET.
1. On clean, dry nails, apply base coat and two coats of rust-colored polish. Make sure to wait two minutes between coats.
2. Depending on the size of each nail, use olive green polish to paint a triangle that covers about one third of the nail with the bottle brush or a striping brush.
3. Using dark purple polish, paint the tips of your nails to create an outline of a triangle that matches the angles of the first triangle shape.
4. Apply top coat to all nails. Wait until dry and enjoy!
Now that nails have officially become the most inspiring canvases of the season, it’s time to test out a chic spring look of your own. One of our favorite nail art designs (above, left) combines a right-now hue, mint, with graphic black splashes that give your nails the perfect combination of ladylike polish and street-chic edge. Created by Los Angeles nail artist Madeline Poole for THE NEW BLACK, the “Robin’s Egg” manicure is three simple steps. Watch below and recreate the look at home with the Shibuya by Madeline Poole polish set.
Robin’s Egg not quite your style? Create your own perfect spring manicure with salon-worthy nail tools and polish sets by Deborah Lippmann, Julep, Nailuv, and THE NEW BLACK featured today on Gilt.
Yeah, yeah, we know spring is almost here, but why wait for the official start of the season to sport the hottest new nail trends? We paired our favorites with polish sets from Hollywood’s most sought-after manicurist, Deborah Lippmann, so you can DIY at home. It’s nothing too complicated, we promise.
Neon French Manicure
This new take on the classic French manicure will increase the cool factor of any outfit. And with this set of five mini neon polishes, you can alternate colors all season long.
Multi-Colored Pastel Manicure
Perfect for showing off your girly side and your wicked sense of humor. Choose a different pastel for each finger or alternate your favorite two — it’s up to you!