Archive for August, 2007

Petsmart Charity Event on Sunday August 26, 2007


PetSmart Charities Announced Its Largest Philanthropic Gift Ever Made to Any One Community: $14 Million To The City of Los Angeles

PetSmart Charities celebrated the announcement of their largest philanthropic gift ever made to any one community at the Party for the Pets event held August 26, 2007 at a private estate in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.

PetSmart Charities Executive Director Sue Della Maddalena announced the initiative.  Two-time academy award nominee Carol Connors performed the song “Unconditional Love, Unconditionally” which she wrote as the PetSmart Charities new fund-raising video theme song. Deal or No Deal’s Leyla Milani and a bevy of other beauties from the show, Kate Linder (The Young & the Restless), Renee Taylor (The Nanny & According to Jim) & Charlene Tilton (of “Dallas” fame) were some of the stars who attended. Loni Anderson, Barbara Eden, Diane Ladd, Valerie Harper & Marilyn McCoo also support the PetSmart Charities cause. Pets were adopted to good homes and a silent auction was held to raise additional funds. All 200 guests left with a plentiful gift bag which included NUBAR’s Sexy Red nail lacquer, a favorite of Carol Connors who showed her “Sexy Red” polished nails off at the event!

PetSmart Charities creates and supports programs that save the lives of homeless pets and raises awareness of animal welfare issues. Since 1994, PetSmart Charities has donated more than $52 million to animal welfare agencies, and, through its in-store adoption programs, has helped save the lives of more than 3 million pets. For more information visit . For more information regarding NUBAR visit .

Event photos can be seen here:  
Leyla Milani, Carol Connors, Barbara Lazaroff, BarBara Luna and Mara New
 PetSmart Charities Party For The Pets

August 24, 2007 at 5:47 pm Leave a comment

Halloween Nail Art Fun


Black nail polish is the tradition for Halloween.  However, if you want to have some creative fun then here are some Halloween nail art designs by nubar and handy nail polish and nail art pen totes so that you can unleash your inner ghoul.



August 17, 2007 at 11:02 pm Leave a comment

The Ms. Fitness World Contest 2007


The Ms. Fitness World Contest 2007

  nubar “The Healthy Alternative for Beautiful Nails” celebrates a vision  in a sponsor relationship with the Ms. Fitness World Contest 2007. The Event will be held on Friday September 7, 2007 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The event will be taped for Fox Sports. Contestants come from every walk of life, and work in every occupation imaginable. They are dedicated and committed women who have embraced a fit and healthy lifestyle, and are able to articulate their choice in a very relatable manner, and visually demonstrate the results.

  About Ms. Fitness:

The Ms. Fitness competition was created in 1985 to celebrate women and their devotion to health and fitness. In 1992, the IFSB went through a major, global expansion and Ms. Fitness World came to fruition, with the first international fitness competition for women taking place in March 1994. Since that time, the Ms. Fitness USA and Ms. Fitness World competitions have come to be known as the most prestigious fitness competitions for women today.

For more information on the Ms. Fitness World event visit:

August 7, 2007 at 6:33 pm Leave a comment

Hollywood A-listers Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba enjoy Shady Spring native’s touch


Working with celebrities like Jessica Alba, star manicurist Jenna Hipp likes to keep things fresh.


As one of Hollywood’s hippest manicurists, Hipp has worked with A-list celebrities such as Kirstie Alley, and Scarlett Johansson.


 In staying ahead of trends, Hipp, 25, often changes her own hair color. Hipp was born in Shady Spring but now lives in Hollywood where she gets personal with the fingers of celebrities like Mischa Barton.

Jenna Hipp, 25, has the scoop on celebrities.She knows Hollywood actress Alison Lohman is a habitual nail biter.

She knows all about socialite Paris Hilton’s size 11 twinkle toes.

She even has a favorite star, actress Jessica Alba.

“She’s just great because she actually cares about me,” Hipp said. “She knows my life and she’s so down to earth.”

As one of Hollywood’s hippest manicurists, Hipp has worked with A-list celebrities such as Scarlett Johansson, Mischa Barton, Fergie, Hilton, Ashley Judd, Kirstie Alley, Ciara, Kristen Bell, Brooke Shields, Courtney Love, Hayden Panettiere, Dita Von Teese, Betsey Johnson and Matthew Fox.

She has created some of the pretty fingers and toes seen on the glossy covers and pages in Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, W, Glamour, Self, Fitness, Arena and Flaunt.

Her most recent venture: to create her own nail polish line. And although Hipp isn’t ready to discuss details, she’s confident it will be unlike any other product.

But despite leading the Hollywood life — making personal house calls to Charlize Theron and Eva Longoria — Hipp still has a tie to the Mountain State that brings her back every year.

She’s originally from Shady Spring.

“The thing about West Virginia I love so much is that it never changes,” Hipp said. “Some people can look at that as a negative, but for me when I’m traveling so much, West Virginia is a place in my heart that I know people don’t change, their hearts don’t change and their hospitality doesn’t change. I’m welcomed home like I never left.”

Born on April 1, 1982, in Beckley Appalachian Hospital, Hipp spent part of her childhood in Shady Springs living with her mother, Deborah, and older sisters Jessica, Tara and Lori. At 8, Hipp moved to Hawaii with her missionary father, Gary Hipp. Her parents divorced when she was 3.

From age 9 to 13 Hipp lived in a 7-by-13-foot missionary base house where she and her father slept in bunk beds.

“It was the most amazing childhood, and I couldn’t have asked for more,” Hipp said. “I was constantly around people who wanted to better themselves and learn more.”

Hipp returned to West Virginia for a year because she missed her mom, a Charleston native who now lives in Conway, S.C. Hipp attended the eighth grade at Shady Spring Junior High before moving back to Maui, where she was home schooled.

At 16, Hipp moved once again, this time to live with an aunt and uncle in Missouri and earn her high school diploma from Forsyth High. Then it was back to Maui, where she lived with her father for a year and a half before moving to Oahu at 18.

Hipp had started modeling at 15 with a Hawaiian agency called Chameleon Talent. When she moved to Oahu, she signed with the Kathy Muller Agency and juggled jobs waitressing and at an Estee Lauder makeup counter.

Working 80-hour weeks soon paid off. At 19, Hipp became a regional makeup artist traveling to different islands.

“I’ve always loved makeup — I can attribute that to my grandmother,” said Hipp, recalling that she would be allowed to apply blue eye shadow and orange lipstick to her grandmother’s face.

“We would go out in public and she would say, ‘I look so pretty.’ She gave me confidence at a very young age.”

Hipp began producing photo shoots and by age 20 had formed her own modeling agency. She found models and took them to New York and Los Angeles to interview with agencies. Within three months, her first male model was gracing the pages of Vogue and Vanity Fair.

“The thing about Hawaii is if you have an ounce of ambition, you can really go a long way,” Hipp said. “I took all my experiences and ran with it.”

At 21, Hipp remembers thinking, “It’s not right that I’m making this much money. I didn’t feel like it was real because it wasn’t New York or L.A.”

When she was 22, she moved to Hollywood and started representing photographers as the agent for Hipp Artist Management. Her photographers shot major magazine campaigns such as Pantene hair products and celebrities such as Anthony Hopkins, Penelope Cruz and Sharon Stone.

“They trusted me with their careers at 22. I struggled with that. At the same time I was doing random makeup jobs just to be on set and see who was working.

“All the money I was making was going back into my company. Peanut butter sandwiches were all I could afford for months,” she said.

On movie sets, Hipp became friends with celebrity manicurist Lisa Postma, who asked Hipp to cover for her on a job in March 2006.

Postma told her, “It’s just for Vogue; you’ll be fine.”

“I never did nails — I didn’t even own a nail file,” Hipp said.

Hipp made it through the shoot, where her duties included keeping the model’s feet and $3,000 Prada shoes clean — in a dusty Malibu setting.

Hipp saw potential in the nail industry and did an apprenticeship under Postma, though she said she struggled to break into the industry.

Last year, Hipp was offered the job as makeup assistant on a shoot for Guru clothing line with Victoria Secret model Alessandra Ambrosia and surreal photographer David LaChapelle.

Though she went in as a makeup assistant, she ended up doing nails, too. The job helped expand her portfolio and Hipp started getting phone calls. Recently she worked with photographer LaChapelle again, creating looks for Courtney Love and designer Betsey Johnson.

“His shoots are crazy; you feel like you’re in this different world,” Hipp said of LaChapelle.

Thanks to her friend Postma, Hipp signed with Celestine Agency, got her first assignment with Mischa Barton on a Vanity Fair shoot and by December 2006 dissolved her company and started doing nails full time. Most recently, she created Jessica Alba’s look on the July issue of Seventeen Magazine.

When she’s not working, Hipp says she searching for and collecting antique furniture.

“And I’m the friend that everyone calls to help them move because I like decorating so much,” she said.

She lives in a neighborhood that carries the history of “Old Hollywood” because it previously housed famous names such as the Kennedys, Marilyn Monroe, The Doors, Nat King Cole and Ava Gardner.

Hipp doesn’t think of herself as a celebrity manicurist and believes it’s all part of a divine plan for her life.

“God is the only reason I am doing this,” she said. “There’s is no other explanation for the opportunities that have come my way.”

Contact writer Elaine McMillion at or 304-348-4872.

August 2, 2007 at 5:22 pm Leave a comment

Support for the Cure Collection


nubar, “The Healthy Alternative for Nails” announces the Support  for the Cure Collection for  2008. A collection of four nubar nail products which are great for everyday wear. Two beautiful pink shades, Pink Cami and Je’Taime, a foundation base coat and Diamont Seal & Shine. 10% of the retail price of the Support for the Cure Collection will go towards St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and the City of Hope. nubar offers products that are free of harmful ingredients such as; Toluene, Formaldehyde or DBP (Phthalate).  Your purchase is a commitment to help support education, outreach, research and all of our critical programs throughout the country.

NSTC4- Support For The Cure- Suggested Retail Price: $ 27.95


August 1, 2007 at 7:10 pm Leave a comment

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