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Removing Glitter Nail Polish Just Got a Little Easier

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: OPI, Instagram/Julep)We'd be lying if we said we didn't secretly wish our weekly manicure looked like a mini party on our tips every second of every day. Little glitter specks reflecting light like a disco ball—you can't tell us that wouldn't be amazing. Unfortunately, the only way to achieve such a look is through glitter nail polish, which in the nail world, can be the worst to remove. But those glitter dreams of ours might now have a happier, easier-to-remove ending, thanks to a...Read Full Story

OPI's Latest Collab is Off the Walls

By Cristina Velocci on
(Source: Clark+Kensington)Considering how collab happy OPI has been for the past few months, we didn't think there was anything the nail polish brand could do that would surprise us. Clearly we were wrong, because we did not see this one coming: its latest partnership is with Ace Hardware on a line of paint. As in, for your walls, not your nails.Dubbed OPI Color Palette by Clark+Kensington, the collection features 18 semi-gloss paints from the hardware chain's house-label line that are exact...Read Full Story

It's Here! Preen x Nails Inc. Launches Today

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: ImaxTree; Nails Inc.)The worlds of fashion and beauty are often closely intertwined and as enthusiasts of both, we get to reap the benefits when a famed fashion label teams up with a top nail brand for a wicked fun polish collab. This summer, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi is partnering up with Nails Inc. to launch four unique hues inspired by the designer's Spring/Summer 2014 collection.The set of four summer shades includes three cream formulas—Miami Hot, a candy pink; Atlantic Powder...Read Full Story

The Sweetest DIY Manicure: Cotton Candy Ombrè

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Q-tips)Did you know June is the most important month of the year? Yep, that's right. June holds the title of National Candy Month and therefore is clearly the most important month. In honor of sweet teeth everywhere, we've got a delectable manicure from celebrity nail artist Kimmie Kyees to satisfy all those mid-afternoon sugar cravings. Get the details on Kyees's cotton candy ombrè manicure, below:Tools:Q-tips cotton swabs, $4, at WalgreensLight pink nail polish such as Essie Adore...Read Full Story

Cue Nail Envy: Alessandra Ambrosio Rocks a World Cup Manicure

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: FameFlynet Pictures, Alessandra Ambrosio/Instagram)You don't have to be a soccer fan to appreciate Alessandra Ambrosio's latest manicure. The 33-year-old Brazilian model posted an Instagram picture Friday of her World Cup-inspired tips.  The mani featured different nail art designs that correspond to the colors of her home country's flag: green, yellow and blue. Some of the nails even featured mini Brazilian flags. Her festive mani comes just in time for the 2014 FIFA World Cup...Read Full Story

Master the Half-Moon Mani in Five Steps

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Londontown)The classic French manicure just got a facelift. We've spotted the cool half-moon mani on celebs such as Kelly Osbourne and Dita Von Teese, not to mention the inverted look made several appearances on the Fall 2014 runways. If you're like us and are itching to give the look a go, now's your chance. We got the lowdown from Tracey Sutter of Cloutier Remix using Londontown on how she created a plum-and-green inverted mani in five simple steps.(Source: Londontown) ToolsBase...Read Full Story

Nail Trend To Try: Cuticle Tattoos

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Ciaté)In the land of nails, nail art has ruled supreme for the past few years. And no matter what people say, we're firm believers that completely decked out digits are alive and well. (Long live nail art!) But it looks like a new trend is in town that might just give nail art a run for its money.Cuticle tattoos are a new look making their way onto the tips of nail fiends everywhere. From British nail company Ciaté's bow, star, and diamond details ($12) to the slightly quirkier and...Read Full Story

Blair Fowler's Mani is the Perfect Way to Dress Up Black and White

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America) We all know a good way to add spice to basic black and white is to add a pop of color with a clutch or a statement necklace. But have you ever considered bringing your look to life with a little help of a fun manicure? May we present to you YouTube beauty guru Blair Fowler, who did just that.Over the weekend, Fowler hit the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards. Although the blogger stunned in a Grecian-style black-and-white gown, she...Read Full Story

Five Neon Nail Colors You Need to Try Right Now

By Caitlin Miller on
(Source: Deborah Lippmann, Essie, OPI, Orly, Maybelline)Summer may not have officially started (keeping our eyes on June 21), but that's not stopping us from breaking out our sun dresses, sandals, and, most importantly, bright nail colors. This season we're crushing on vibrant neons as our manicure of choice. Although there are a number of takes on the bold and bright trend, we picked out five summery shades you've just got to wear ASAP to get you in the proper summertime spirit.A crushable...Read Full Story

Paint Your Nails Worry-Free With New Polish Brand Treat Collection

By Cristina Velocci on
(Source: Treat Collection; Sugar Frosting nail polish, $18)There is much to envy about Europe (the superior wine and cheese, the ease with which you can travel between countries, the overall more relaxed lifestyle), but one of the things we most covet is the EU's notoriously strict beauty regulations. Probably not what you were expecting us to say, but hear us out: While the European Union Cosmetics Directive has banned more than 1,100 harmful chemicals found in cosmetics, the FDA is way more...Read Full Story