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I’m sorry, but when I walk into a nail salon and they ask me what kind of color I’m looking for, I’m not going to say, “Oh, I’m looking for ‘DJ Play That Song’ or ‘Too Too Hot.'” Those are not colors. Those are ridiculous names for nail polish colors that have nothing to do… READ MORE »


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Seriously, these things are making me GAG. Just in the same way that Bon Iver erotica gives me the major skeeves, these “duck nails,” as they’re being called, evoke a powerful internal response. They’re just so repulsive, so nauseating, so wrong. (More examples of duck nails after the jump.)

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Looking for a fun project to while away the wet, cold weekend? Check out this awesome tutorial for marbled nails. The best part? No weird chemicals needed–just nail polish, water, a shot glass, and a toothpick (that kind of sounds like a MacGruber prop list, huh?). Apparently the technique is a little tricky, so maybe… READ MORE »


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Okay, so I’ll admit, I’m not totally sold on these translucent nails, which are being touted in a lot of the Spring 2012 ads. Mostly because they look an awful lot like the fake nails you can buy at the CVS. I mean, I’m not against fake nails at the CVS — lord knows I’ve… READ MORE »


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One of the hottest manicure trends of the past few seasons has been the reverse French manicure. This tip-trend turns the traditionally demure pink and cream color combo on its head with color-pop hues and striking shade combinations.

We caught up with celebrity manicurist Jill, from Spa Chicks on The Go, for the skinny… READ MORE »


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OK, really, what’s next? Gone are the days of simple soaks, it seems. We already have fish eating the dead skin off of our feet, but now those seeking soft tootsies are resorting to acid in order to slough off the rough edges. Those desperate for baby soft heels are making appointments at Neville’s in… READ MORE »


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Last night, my friend Jen, who works at Bloomingdale’s, informed me that the nail trend making waves at Fashion Week is called “Mannequin Hands.” Creepy name, right? Apparently, the look right now is all about going nude — so nude that your nail polish color matches as closely as possible to your skin tone, just… READ MORE »