Nail Design

NAILS 35th Anniversary Flashback: 1994, Chanel Vamp Polish

by NAILS Staff | September 10, 2018

Who’d think a $15 bottle of red-black polish would set the cosmetics world on fire? In 1994, Chanel debuted its Vamp nail polish on fashion runways, and the following year, the rich, bold shade took in more than a half-million dollars in consumer sales. At one point it was the fifth best-selling nail polish in the world and is still being sold today. (In fact, Jessica Chastain wore it to this year’s Golden Globes.) Although similar shades had been available from professional polish makers prior to Vamp’s launch, its unparalleled success spurred both consumer and pro polish manufacturers to introduce blues, greens, and other non-traditional shades — paving the way for “grunge” polishes, neons, and colorful pastels.

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Mini Masterpiece Nail Art 2019: Urban Drama

Nail Design

Mini Masterpiece Nail Art 2019: Urban Drama

by Katherine Fleming

Congratulations to Jodie Rahaley, who took the top spot in this year’s Mini Masterpiece nail art contest after entering the two previous years. Her detailed, contrasting rendition of “Urban Expressions” by Michael Lang impressed the judges. Other beautiful entries ranged from the ever-popular Vermeer to Dali and Basquiat.

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