Eggcelent Pastels for Easter

Eggcelent Pastels for Easter

Easter Sunday is fast approaching, and whether you'll be chaperoning the little ones' egg hunt, brunching it up with your friends, or heading to your folks' for a delicious Easter dinner, there is one sure-fire way to accessorize for the holiday: pastel nails. As the first holiday of the new season, it makes sense that Easter has long been associated with those perennial pastels that we gravitate toward at this time of year, shades that reflect the reawakening world around us: bright daffodil... Read More

11 Fresh Floral Manicures to Inspire Your Next Spring Nail Art

11 Fresh Floral Manicures to Inspire Your Next Spring Nail Art

Spring is official here, but you wouldn't know it in some locations. If you're lucky enough to be somewhere sunny, it's time to celebrate. And if you're still stuck with the snow and wind... well, that's all the more reason to lift your spirits with a fresh floral manicure! And the best thing about wearing florals on your nails is that you get to design the bouquet of your dreams, from the color scheme all the way down to the shape of the petals. In honor of Mani Monday, here are 11 gorgeous floral... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Blue

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and, finally, something blue! Alas, we've come to the end of our bridal nail art series inspired by this old wedding adage, brought to us the insanely talented gals from Petite Peinture. But today's look might be my favorite of the four. Bright and elegant, this nail art will definitely appeal to all the springtime brides out there. Even if you go more traditional with your wedding day manicure, these nails would be such a stunning statement on... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Claddagh Ring

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Claddagh Ring

It's almost St. Patrick's Day, which means it's time for a green and gold mani! Instead of going the traditional shamrock route, I decided to create a Claddagh design based on the traditional Irish rings. I love the symbolism of the Claddagh design. The heart represents love, the hands represent friendship, and the crown represents loyalty. My husband (then boyfriend) gave me a Claddagh ring in college, and it's so special to me. What You Need: Base Coat Roc Solid (It Girl) Sienna (Classic with a... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Something Old, Something New, and now... Something Borrowed. Weddings are full of decisions, big and small. Some little details might get noticed by your guests, while other little details might be just for you---a special reminder of what's important as you embark on your new life. Today's nail art is one of those details: meaningful, personal, and darling. I'll let Rathy of Petite Peinture, who created the look, explain: "It is actually something very meaningful to me (as well as my husband),... Read More

The Green Scene

The Green Scene

Contrary to Kermit's common refrain, it IS easy being green. At least when it comes to decorating your fingertips for St. Patrick's Day. Swiping on a green polish for March 17 is a no-brainer. Not only is it fun and and festive, but it's also a bit of insurance, especially if you've got any kids or adult pranksters in your life. Even if you forget to wear your favorite emerald-toned sweater, with a green mani, you're still 100-percent pinch proof. The only difficult part is, of course, picking... Read More

Julep Nails + Selfie = Julep Nailfie

Julep Nails + Selfie = Julep Nailfie

The word "selfie" has rapidly injected itself into our daily speech. We see them on Instagram, SnapChat... Kim K. even released a book of all her selfies! After we polish our nails, many of us snap a quick pic and flock to social media to share our mani on our accounts. So we got to thinking... what do you call a nail selfie? A nailfie, of course! The art of the nailfie can be a little tricky at first---but with a little practice at the techniques below, you too can be an Insta-nailfie master in... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something New

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something New

We're back with another gorgeous wedding-inspired manicure from our talented friends at Petite Peinture. Continuing on from last week's "Something Old" mani, this one is themed around "Something New." Daisy of Petite Peinture explains her inspiration for the look: "When I think of something new, I think of something that is more bold and non-traditional for a wedding manicure. I came across a really classy modern wedding cake and it reminded me of just that. I decided to recreate the design as... Read More

Lighten Up! 5 Nail Color Swaps to Get You in the Spring Spirit

Lighten Up! 5 Nail Color Swaps to Get You in the Spring Spirit

The winter to early spring transition can be a tricky one. I absolutely love wearing dark shades like oxblood, navy, and black on my nails during the winter, but once March rolls around, I'm ready to lighten up a little. Making the transition to cheerful spring shades is one of my favorite ways to usher in the coming warm, sunny weather... but it's still so chilly outside, and a part of me is still hanging on to winter's darker, moody hues. The solution, of course, lies in between, with those... Read More

How to Give Yourself A Salon-Worthy Manicure with The Cut

How to Give Yourself A Salon-Worthy Manicure with The Cut

Want to know how to give yourself a professional-looking manicure at home, every time? The Cut shared this easy step-by-step guide for how to do it, from clipping and filing to how long to wait between coats. And it even includes gifs! Whether you're just getting started with at-home manicures or are a seasoned pro, we encourage you to check it out---especially their tips about shaping your nails, cuticle pushing, and covering that free edge. Hey, even nail polish fanatics like us can use a little... Read More

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