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Textured Nails: Cool Or Crazy?

During New York Fashion Week, we saw a couple of sets of textured nails, and the three-dimensional trend has continued at London Fashion Week. J. Maskrey, known for skin jewelry that’s been worn by celebs ranging from Britney Spears and Mariah Carey to Halle Berry and Cate Blanchett, showed these bauble-covered nails at her fashion show on Sunday. Click through to see a French manicure, 3-D style.

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Do Not Attempt The Blonds’ Nails At Home

We take it back–technically, you could re-create the amazing nail look at The Blonds’ fun, wacky show, but we would recommend stepping away from the broken glass part. Creative Nail Design nailist Kristina Esterbrooks used CND Coulours in Scarlet Letter, Blackjack and Brilliant white nail enamels mixed with crushed glass and glitter to make beautifully bright and textured nails that looked so perfect with the modern-day glamor-puss hair and makeup. Pretty. Dangerous. Keep reading »

How To Make An At-Home Manicure Look Professional

While I was backstage at New York Fashion Week, I got to chat with Nonie Creme, the founding creative director of Butter London. (In case you’re not familiar, Butter London makes amazing nail polish without formaldehyde, toluene, or DBP.) Nonie shared an awesome tip for making nails painted at home look professionally manicured. Keep reading »

DIY Nails A La Cushnie Et Ochs Runway

Trend de la Creme has cutely dubbed the nail styles that came down the runway at Cushnie et Ochs’s New York Fashion Week Showing shrapnel manicures. I dig! Since it didn’t seem too hard to get that messed-up metal look, I decided to give it a try myself. [Trend de la Creme]

  • Pick a base coat color. (I went with a deep red for V-Day, but if you want something closer to the picture, obviously go with a silver or bronze.) Don’t paint your entire hand, but work one nail at a time as you want to take advantage of the gooey surface before it dries. Paint on two to three thick coats.
  • For the “shrapnel,” you can either cut up teeny pieces of aluminum foil, or any other metallic paper. Shamefully, I was out of foil, so I used a corner of a butter wrapper (what???).
  • While your nail is still wet, drop your shrapnel pieces onto the surface using tweezers. It doesn’t have to be perfect or precise! The style looks better when it’s messy. You can use the tip of your tweezers to move the pieces into place, but don’t worry about getting all the ends flat—texture is good.
  • Once you have your shrapnel in place and the nail is semi-dry, coat generously with clear polish. And voilà!

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Beauty How-To: Apply Fake Nails

Making fake nails look real starts with choosing the right tips, and ends with a good application. You can have cat-worthy claws without dropping serious dough at the salon, just follow our DIY tips.

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Beauty How-To: Make a Manicure Last

Nothing’s more frustrating than spending time and money to manicure your fingernails, only to find the color chipping off the next day. Avoid the second-day-scrapes with our tips for making your nails shine for longer.

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Beauty How-To: Remove A Callous

For women with ticklish feet, a pumice stone scrubbing can feel more like torture than a treatment. Luckily, there are home remedies that can de-callous your feet without the invasive tingle of a pedicure. (Those who have diabetes or poor circulation should avoid these procedures)

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Beauty How-To: Give Yourself a Manicure

Manicures are an easy way to drop a lot of dough on something you can do at home. No matter how unsteady you think your hand may be, with the right tools and our tips you’ll be polishing your way to perfection in no time.

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Beauty How-To: Give Your Hands a Moisturizing Treatment

Your hands always take the blunt of the day’s activities, but they’re also the first thing you show someone when you introduce yourself. Make a good first impression by treating your hands to a moisturizing process that will make your grown-up paws baby soft.

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Beauty How-To: Buff Your Nails

That flawless nail salon finish comes from the swipe-and-shine technique of buffing. With the right tools and instructions, you’ll be skipping the spa and cleaning up your own nails in no time

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