Flashing back to this iconic color pairing: oxblood + lavender. I think it might be my favorite ever. It’s nice, right? #michelleleenails
Restocked my skin care fridge! What’s the one item you’d swipe? #michelleleeskincare
Everything is a nail art prop: special announcement edition....I’m pregnant! 🤰🏻 You may have noticed I’ve been a little less active on IG lately. It’s because I’ve been soooo morning sick for the past 5 weeks, or actually all-day sick. I think I’m finally over the hardest part but it’s been so tough. All I have to say is: women are so strong! 💪🏽 And thank goodness for my super supportive family, who’ve taken good care of me. I’ll share more about my road here soon but just know, it’s been a PROCESS.
New cover alert! All eyes on @annehathaway! She’s been misunderstood and underestimated in the past, but it’s time to see the ultra-versatile actress in a new light, am I RIGHT? photography: @solvesundsbostudio hair: @jennychohair makeup: @diane.kendal stylist: @georgecortina nails: @ riekookusa story: @smashfizzle
I need to do a quick polish change tomorrow. Should I do rose quartz (aka ham 🐖) again or try something new?? #michelleleenails
Omg these are so cool! This geode @arina_vader design is so amazing closeup and kinda looks like the earth, right? 🌎 #peepmysavedfolder #michelleleenails
Was looking at old pics and omg my hair was so short!
me, 26 years later ✨
Tiny flowers! Love this look by @ninanailedit so much. It feels so detailed while still saying simple and chic with negative space. So cute, right? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Everything is a nail art prop 💅🏼 What should my next prop be: animal, vegetable or mineral? 🤔 #michelleleenails
A 6-year-old boy, among at least 3 others, was killed this weekend in a mass shooting at California‘s Gilroy Garlic Festival, while at least 15 others were injured. I saw someone post this image by @ktzhu on Twitter and it’s never been more true. We are failing our children in this country because spineless lawmakers can’t muster the courage to do what’s right. Demand. Change. Now.
Love this negative space look by @jessicawashick so much. It’s a great way to pair a lighter and darker shade of the same color. So cute, right? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Omg @erwinvalencia surprised me with a new built-in closet while I was in Miami so I have new storage space now, including a few drawers. Should I treat myself to a fancy makeup storage situation like this? 🤔
Mood: chill ❄️ Doesn’t a cold mask on a 100-degree day sound good? #michelleleeskincare
In honor of Sandra Oh’s birthday tomorrow, here’s that time I had absolutely zero chill when I ran into her at the airport 😁 And yes, the curls are amazing IRL.
Pick a palette! I love the idea of treating every nail like its own unique canvas. Just choose a color palette like creamy pastels or 80s pop brights and mix it up! Here are 4 looks from my saved folder to inspire you: @nail_unistella @nataliepavloski @manicurology @purplenailbox. #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
New cover alert! It’s tennis superstar @naomiosaka! Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father, Osaka became the first Asian player to be ranked No. 1 in singles after the Australian Open earlier this year (she’s currently No 2). Nicknamed “the baby-faced assassin” by her coach, she tells @brennankilbane, “There's a certain point where talent isn't useful anymore, and from there you've just got to want to win more than everyone else.” Read the story on Allure.com now! — photography: @wailintse hair: @yuminakadadingle makeup: @audetzadig nails: Milena Petkova
Looove these abstract modern art nails by @frgmnt_studio. Each one is like a special little canvas! So amazing, right? #peepmysavedfolder #michelleleenails
Choose your own adventure! You pass by our @allure logo made of fluffy makeup brushes. Do you: 1) Pet it enthusiastically? 2) Walk on by? 🤔
My latest DIY mani! Used @paintboxnails Like Spice and Like Spring for the colors, @zoyanailpolish base and top coats, and inspired by the @chillhouse EIC design...it takes a village, y’all! It’s pretty cute, right? I was able to do it freehand with only the bottle brush. The right hand is not as cute as this one tho. I need a bit more practice 😬 #michelleleenails
Intensely proud of the USA women’s soccer team for being unapologetically outspoken on matters that go beyond just making goals, from battling gender discrimination to taking a stand against racial inequality. Team co-captain @alexmorgan13 offers these wise words in the July 2019 “America, the Beautiful” package of @allure: “Be educated on the things that you want to change, and be brave in the moments that you ask for a change.” Well. Said. 👑
Pick one! Waffle cone, cake cone, cup, bubble waffle, or churro? 🍦#everythingisanailartprop #michelleleenails
My hair, an evolution. In the past few years I went from bob to lob to a wig with bangs (!!) to finally long. Growing it took a lot of patience, resisting the urge to cut it, and changing my wash schedule really helped. Now I shampoo (sulfate-free) a few times a week and hair mask regularly. Any questions? #heymichelletips
Logo nails! Are you more: Balenciaga, Gucci, our Supreme? 💰 #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Summer shoe battle: heels or flats? ⏳
Negative-space cutouts! Love these minimalist designs that smartly use negative-space. Which one floats your boat the most: 1, 2, or 3? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Ocean nails! 🌊 Which beachy look is inspiring you most: 1, 2, or 3? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Makeup organization fantasy vs reality 🙈😂 Are you more 1 or 2?
Gaaahh! So exciting! Our July @hudabeauty x Allure Beauty Box collab is here, featuring an exclusive matte lip shade called Alluring that you can only get in the Box. It’s a super flattering orange-red. Here it is on me, and swipe through to see it on my beautiful coworkers. Huda also co-curated her favorite products for the box. It’s. So. Good. You can get it at allure.com and click “beauty box.” 🙌🏽
Marbled Nails! Seriously loving the swirly, marbled look lately. Which one are you most inspired by: 1, 2, or 3? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
Pop quiz! Grab one item out of my skin care fridge: what do you take? 🤔 #michelleleeskincare
New diy nail art alert! Ok, my hands were a bit unsteady today so these aren’t as crisp as I’d like them but it was a good try! Used the new @paintboxnails duo Like Desire x Like Dreams which is a super cute color pairing. What do you think? I may try this design again another week 🤔 #michelleleenails
me, 26 years later ✨ I was so hard on myself as a teenager and always felt *not pretty*. But I look back now and omg I was so cute! Thank god I learned about better sun care as an adult tho, too!
Everything is a nail art prop 🤩 Omg came back from vacay to this amazing gift from @chanelofficial. Wow. So cute, right? #michelleleenails
Glitter for grownups! People sometimes think glittery polish will look too tween but done in a simple shape with negative space like this @paintboxnails design, it can actually look really sophisticated. Isn’t this the epitome of minimalist chic? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
When you’re on vacation...but also committed to skin care 💦 Here’s some of the stuff I packed for my week in Mallorca: @tatcha Dewy Skin mist, @supergoop Glow Stick, and @mizon_official Snail Mucin Essence! And the best pre-vacay idea was getting my brows microbladed since they always looked done without any effort! Any questions? #michelleleeskincare
Black and white minimalist nails! I mean...these @nail_unistella nails are pretty much my dream designs: minimalist, geometric, negative space, so good! Which one is your fave: 1 or 2? #michelleleenails #peepmysavedfolder
@thegreta totally crushed it in this @allure shoot then went into labor just a few hours later. WE ALL STAN A TRUE QUEEN 👑 Photographed by @coletteaphoto for our July 2019 America the Beautiful feature with national treasures who make us proud including @staceyabrams @gayleking @beaniefeldstein @thelindywest and more.
Vacation skin care! I pare my routine way down while I’m on vacay but I do like to mask every once in a while, especially since masks are so easy to pack. Today’s: @wander_beauty Baggage Claim gold eye mask. Everything feels different and even *more* luxurious when you’re in a location like this, am I right? #michelleleeskincare (Side note: some of you asked and my dress is @houseofharlow1960 x @revolve!)
Minimalist nails + cheap rings: a special edition in honor of National Splurge Day! Each of these rings was only a few dollars. Which nail look are you most inspired by: 1, 2, 3, or 4? #michelleleenails
Our July cover star @ashleygraham is so great, we gave her *two* covers! Here’s the second one, photographed by @vanina_sorrenti. (Omg I realized after I posted that I included a boomerang of @minimichellelee accidentally at the end!! Hahhahahaaa!!!! I’m gonna leave it 😂) hair: @bobrecine makeup: @jameskaliardos manicure: @ohmynailsny styling: @alexwhiteedits story: @jess_chia
New cover alert! Thrilled to reveal the new July cover of @allure starring the amazing @ashleygraham! She talked to @jess_chia about so many things, like inclusion, being a boss, and finding her voice. "My body has always been treated as a thing and not mine,” she says. “It was always about what others thought about my body, until I gained a voice. Now I get to tell people what I think of my body." 🙏🏽 photography: @vanina_sorrenti hair: @bobrecine makeup: @jameskaliardos manicure: @ohmynailsny styling: @alexwhiteedits cc: @nathaliekirsheh @jbailly @kelly.bales