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Cunnt Claws Nail’d: Postmodernism

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Collaboration Inspiration: Grace Jones & Jean-Paul Goude: Style and Subversion [1979]

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DIY Trilla: Katy Perry Inspired

Hey guys! Omg, there’s a cunnt video that just dropped, and I am pretty sure you guys saw it! How are we loving the new, Katy Perry music video Dark Horse” featuring Juicy J?!! Uh-huh honey ^~^

 Before anything, whether you like the words of the song or not, lets keep it trill: the beat alone was good enough for me, which is what drew my attention to the song. Then, I was all “Team K.Perry!” to finally see the visuals where, Katy Channel’s her inner “Memphis- Egyptian Goddess” persona that was demonstrated in a really cool modern way. For the most part, I really enjoyed how the concepts where from our past history, yet in between scenes the director added portrayals of current lifestyles’ being represented from different social groups- one being the different nail art manicures Katy wore. (Decode the social groups: Go look at the official video below!!)

 In retrospect to my new , Katy Perry “Dark Horse” attraction, below is a video of how you can trick your claws out, if you intent on turning your inspiration physical, lol!! (Shout out to, HelloMaphie for this!) :

Katy Perry Offical Video: “Dark horse”:

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Rad Nails Featuring: Ria Nailz & Sleign Bells

Once again, adding to the growing list of DIY nail art goodies featured here on the, Cunnt Claws’ website- we could’nt be more  stoked to present you with yet another yummy treat! (Hint…hint: just in time for the holidays).

Stimulating nothing but desire: Brooklyn native, Ria Lopez (Ria Nailz) teams up with American pop star, Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells to give us some fun printed nail art wrap exclusively for New York’s nail art brand, Rad Nails. Here to represent the Bitter Rival nails wraps, nail artist Ria Lopez chats with us:

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 Give us the inside scoop that stem the collaboration between you and Rad Nails?

The collaboration came about, because Alexis and I were discussing what would be a good way to give women something more then just a t-shirt at their Sleigh Bells shows. We felt like it would be cool to have something different specifically for women, and what better way then nail wraps!

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 Freaking love the complementary colors of the, pink and yellow color coordination. Individually, which single nail design is your favorite? 

 I don’t have a single favorite. Alexis and I designed them with all of them being our favorites!

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 Describe your signature nail art style? And how did these sets of nail wraps represent that?

 The nail wraps were inspired by, Sleigh Bells album cover artwork- which is two bad ass guitars; one pink and one yellow with tiger stripes. I don’t think I have a signature nail art style but I do try to make some; tuff, fun, badass nails and these nail wraps definitely represented that.

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 When coming up with the ideas for designs- what kind of customer was the intended target?

 Our target customers were, all of the women and girls that come out to the Sleigh Bells show and they don’t have a “RiaNailz” with them.

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 Will there be more nail wraps from, Ria Nailz?

 I don’t have any plans right now to make more nail wraps, but who knows what 2014 will bring.

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 Amazing collaboration!

Folks clutch these nail wraps, so you too can have some “RiaNailz”!!!! 

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Really: I hate nail art!

Yikes! ohhhhh boy. Everyday at, Cunnt Claws there is a daily routine check for the latest nail art news. However, today was different. As I was doing our usual press clippings for the day , I stumble across an article from freelance writer, Kristin Booker that really captured our full attention. Below, is the story of a women who claims she hates nail art and is totally over it, hmmmmmm. Guys please read through, and tell us your thought by commenting or shooting an email to (SEE BELOW) :

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As an editor who works in the beauty space, I have seen my fair share of trends come and go. You want to rock neon streaks or ombre hair color? Great. Feel like you want to reconnect with your crimping iron? I’ll hold the cord while you enjoy an ’80s staple. Flowing Raphaelite waves and the white girl weave phenomenon? Still cute, but hopefully ending its time on the red carpet. But, there is no other beauty trend that makes me stabby like nail art on a grown woman.

 
I wrote a piece for xoJane a while ago on “nail art” that you can do on your own, and it’s about as arty as I get on the hands: a solid base with two swipes of color forming a V shape, as created by nail expert Jin Soon Choi. I’ve gone through moments with nail transfers, multiple colors of polish and I’ve even had a second or two of fleeting flirtation with a custom designed accent nail, but the more I see grown women sporting full-on childlike cartoons on their nails, the angrier I get. 
 
Do I feel this way about glitter polish? Absolutely not. For some strange reason, the idea of unleashing your inner drag queen on your hands in an explosion of Studio 54 flecks is not even a problem. I love a sparkle. I’ve had long-time affairs with everything Deborah Lippmann does when it comes to sparkly polish. Crushed gems, foil flecks, real precious metals — bring it on and invite some friends. Life’s a disco, I love the nightlife, got to boogie.
 
Embellishment on the nails? This is when things start to get a little touch and go. I love a pyramid stud at the base of a manicure, but even that starts to be a bit much for every day life…for me. 
 
Where I absolutely draw the line though is when actual cartoons appear on the nails of a woman over the age of 21. I think once you give up upside-down keg stands and move into the real world, you should stop doodling on your nails. I’ve seen grown-ass women with Strawberry Shortcake characters etched into their polish and other women just drooling over it. I totally lost it when Zooey Deschanel had a film strip and a movie camera running across her hands at the Oscars. Because her nail art proved a point to me: Who is going to take her seriously as an adult woman with cartoons running across her hands
 
I’m not saying that ballet-slipper pink is the only way to go. I’m not even suggesting you stick to one color. If you want a Reverse French manicure with neon green tips and half moons, do your thing. You can even stripe the tips of your nails in two thin stripes or brush a color or two across a solid base.
 
However, when your nail designs require someone to take a thin pen and immortalize your love for Captain Caveman or your favorite childhood breakfast cereal on your fingertips, stop and think to yourself, “Do I need to be taken seriously this week?” If you do, please rein in the art until vacation time.
 
Bring out the crazy for a girls’ weekend if you MUST. But in my opinion, we have enough issues with the infantilization of women as it is without giving anyone any ammo. Let’s keep the nail art simple and easy and maybe let the kids have the cartoons with breakfast cereal on Saturday mornings. (Source via: xojane)
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