Do you want your nails to look like Christmas tree decor? Of course you do. Since this month tends to be busy with parties, shopping, eggnogging, etc., we decided to keep it easy and chic, but still merry and bright. The Gold Garland is a gel manicure so it will last for weeks, and the […]

We’ve said sayonara to sandals and are embracing cute boots…but what does that mean for our pedicures? If you’ve ever put on shoes and socks after thinking your polish is dry (when it’s not), you know it sucks to waste an hour (and $20 or more) only to end up with smeared toes. So what’s […]

It’s a new month, which means we get extra creative at Buff and create a one-of-a-kind manicure. Introducing: The Deep V. Inspired by old Hollywood glamour, it’s our modern take on a simple, chic color palette. We used Butter London in Union Jack Black ($15) and RGB’s White ($18) to create a freehand-painted (yes, the girls are that good!) […]

We already know nails can make or break an outfit (duh) and your Halloween ensemble is no exception. If you’re anything like me, you wait until the 31st to figure out a costume and usually end up being a cross between a streetwalker and a character from The Matrix. In this case, great nails are […]

It’s official: Fall is here (and I’m not ready). I haven’t even switched out my closet yet, but I suppose I better get on it because colder temps are here to stay. But with the change of season not only comes a change in fashion, but also in beauty routine. When it comes to my […]

I am so excited to reveal our favorite new find: NAIL. CHARMS. They have an early ’90s vibe going (Cher totally wore ones that said “As if” in Clueless; you just couldn’t tell), but they’re certified retro cool. Want to subtly tell someone to F off? Show the world you’re awesome? Or rich? Or just a […]

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We’re always looking for ways to make a manicure last. Gel is a go-to for lots of gals, but we’re not big fans of using it on a long-term basis. It can weaken and wreck your nails if not removed properly (ie. peeling it off when it starts to chip), and of course, there’s the […]

I’m always stoked for the start of fall. First of all, because we get a break from the oppressive summer humidity, and secondly, because we can start wearing scarves, jackets, and (most importantly)….boots. Love it. I also adore the season’s color palette–all the oranges, yellows, golds, deep greens, and browns. The sunlight filtering through the […]

Last week was the end of New York Fashion Week, and obviously I was scoping out the nails–mostly because I love to see the trends, but partially because the recent relocation of my business means the only thing I can actually afford to buy off the designer runways is nail polish. In an effort to entertain […]

You know what time it is! Another #ManiMonday (wish it was Sunday) with a post by our nail guru, Myka… Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or like, Antarctica), chances are you’ve seen, heard of, or possibly even tried nail wraps. If you haven’t, they are exactly what they sound like: Stretchy plastic or […]