A Summer Guide To The Season’s Hottest Nail Polish

From our fashionable friends at Refinery29:

It’s true—we get a bit fanatical about nail polish. And now that the sun is finally shining and everyone’s donning their warm-weather attire, what better way to channel our need for a summer manicure fix than by showcasing the season’s freshest lacquers? We’ve got you covered with an awesome color wheel full of more than 30 totally transformative shades. So, instead of opting for your usual hues, get ready to kick up your digit decoration with a broad spectrum of brights (think true reds, eye-popping yellows, orange-infused corals, and sea-inspired turquoise blues), try on a gritty green, or go beyond the pale with an earthy neutral. Also included in our nail polish wheel of fortune: The top coat du jour—cracks in every color. Because when it comes to nails, nothing is really off-limits, so give it a whirl!

Check out the full guide here.

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Cover Watch: Lindsay Lohan Goes Blank, Off-Broadway Pokes Fun

Lindsay Lohan is always at the center of some sort of controversy — between court dates and nights on the town. But no matter what, the starlet always manages to win us back in the pages of a magazine, and this month’s issue of Blank Magazine is no exception to that rule.

The cover is enough on its own — with Lindsay shamelessly noshing on a cheeseburger — to remind us that celebrity doesn’t change that she’s just a 24-year-old girl trying to have some fun.

But as far as entertainment factor goes, we all just can’t seem to keep our eyes of her, and now New York City playwright Ben Rimalower has brought her life to the off-Broadway stage with Project: Lohan.

Described as a “multi-media, gender-bending theatrical experience,” the show uses only published text from tabloids, magazines, entertainment TV and internet gossip sites. “From starlet to harlot, from hottie to hot mess, from fashion plate to prison inmate,” as press notes state, D’Arcy Drollinger depicts the star while joined by fellow celeb friends like Paris Hilton, Nicole Ritchie, Hillary Duff, Scarlett Johansson, Samantha Ronson and more!

To catch the tabloid stories of Lohan’s life recreated for the stage, you can check out Project: Lohan until May 8th at New York City’s La MaMa Theater. Let’s just hope Lindsay cleans up her act so she can cash in on that talent we know is hiding under her bad girl image, and maybe one day she’ll take to the Broadway stage herself.

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NYC Gets a Taste of the New HPNOTIQ at Yumi Kim’s Spring Social

On Thursday, HPNOTIQ celebrated the arrival of designer Kim Phan’s Spring collection for Yumi Kim — a line that we have been obsessing over ever since Lucky Shops LA. And once you’ve gotten a glimpse of the boutique on New York City’s Lower East Side, you’ll understand why!

The amazing prints and colors pop off the clothing racks, which means they’re sure to do the same while you’re out on the town in one of these super seasonal frocks. Candles, jewelry and other accessories including throw pillows in the collection’s eye-catching fabrics, adorn the store as well.

Both designer and her brand named puppy, Yumi, were in the house as guests mingled while enjoying cocktails by yours truly as well as satisfying their sweet teeth with our signature candy bar. And while Refinery29 — our favorite fashion-forward website — dished out the deals, we surprised guests with a special appearance by the new HPNOTIQ.

Many of you have been guessing the color of the newest addition to our Girls Night Out crew and since we can’t tell you all the details about our new BFF until the official release on June 1st, we thought it’d be fun to see if you could find her in the crowd among the imposters…

Be sure to check out more photos from the event after the jump as well as on our Facebook page!

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