Nail It: The Best Colors for Summer-into-Fall

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I was so tempted to opt for dark gray when getting a manicure last week, but I refrained as we are still a few weeks away from Labor Day. Shouldn't we still be feeling sunny and bright and pink? In the end, I went with a bold, nearly fluorescent coral on my toes, but couldn't bring myself to do pure … [Read more...]

Essie Nail Polish Spring 2014

Essie Spring 2014 Mini Color Cube

I love Essie's latest nail polish collection. Six irresistible shades perfect for Spring. The collection features two shades of blue ("Hide and Go Chic" and "Truth or Flare"),  three shades of pink  ("Romper Room", "Spin the Bottle", "Style Hunter"), and one lovely pistachio green ("Fashion … [Read more...]

Spruce Up Your Nail Polish

Glitter tips on red nail polish.

Tired of all your nail polish? Do you have a few bottles you hate and feel guilty about not using? Or do you get bored half way through your manicure like I do? The last few weeks I have been going crazy with glitter top coats and highly suggest (if you haven't already) adding a glitter top coat to … [Read more...]

Black Latex Nail Polish

Julep's Black Latex paired with Avon's Racy.

If you have not been too sure you wanted to try the hot nail trend involving black nail polish then you definitely have to try the Cleopatra Black Latex from Julep. I have tried a few black nail polish brands but this is my favorite. Most recently I combined it with Avon's Racy red nail polish for … [Read more...]

Textured Nails

Bubble plum nail polish with texture granules by Sally Hansen's Sugar Coat.

This summer Sally Hansen released two textured nail polishes. I happened upon them quite accidentally, on sale, at the local drugstore and had to pick some up. While both textured formulas come in a few color options I only picked one of each. Fuzzy Coat Nail Polish The first one I grabbed was the … [Read more...]

The Simple French Manicure

The final results for a Sheer French Manicure.

Do not let the "French Manicure" part of the above title chase you away. This tutorial is much easier and provides a natural appearance that is perfect for every day wear or any occasion where you do not want your nails dominating your appearance but still want a more than natural look. You … [Read more...]

Pink Nails for Spring

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Around this time of year, I shift up my nail polish routine from the reds, light pinks, and taupes of winter to the bright pinks of summer. There are so many fun pinks to try! I love Essie's "Pansy", China Glaze's "Flirty Tankini", and L'Oreal Paris' "Check Me Out". But admittedly, I continue … [Read more...]

Boho Glam Love

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My first Julep Maven box arrived this month and Julep did not disappoint with my Boho Glam style selection. If you are not familiar with Julep they are a toxin free nail polish company that offers a monthly mail order program throughout the U.S. and Canada. Basically you sign up by filling out their … [Read more...]

China Glaze Nail Polish

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We'll be highlighting some of our favorite New York Fashion Week finds in the coming days, but first wanted to showcase the company who provided manicures for the Tadashi Shoji Fall/Winter 2013 show. In case you're not familiar with the brand, Tadashi Shoji created this fabulous beige peplum dress … [Read more...]