the violet files


A Series of Unfortunate Events: Minimalism

                 The Baudelaires + The Quagmires

“It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel warm and safe, even if you are in the middle of a windy valley high up in the mountains.” 


One of the best sites for extreme nails: The Violet Files

Photographed by: Robin Black

“Known for her convention-defying nail stylings, Madeline Poole is quickly becoming one of L.A.’s most sought-after manicurists. There’s nary a beauty blog or glossy magazine that hasn’t featured her work, and this graphic look is a testament to just how far the imagination can push nail artistry nowadays. The contrasting colors are positively Prada; and is it just us, or does the graphic pattern make you yearn for Swinging London circa 1966? Whatever your take, this is one look you’d be terribly remiss not to try this season.”

Complete Product List:

John Masters Organic Cacao and Cupuacu Hand and Body ButterKahina Argan OilDr. Hauschka’s Neem Nail Oil PenKiss Press-on NailsNubar Nail KitSeche Vite Dry Fast Top CoatThe Digital Underground by Madeline Poole in Nile


Coral/Pink: FLOSSGLOSS in Bikini Coral

Blue: Madeline Poole for The New Black in “Nile Collection”

Purple: Illamasqua in “Stance”

Black: Orly “Instant Artist” in Black

Top Coat: Seche Vite Fast Dry

Crystals: Swarovski