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CND’s Colour & Effects line of nail polishes made to layer is genius, and since spring is all about bright colors, we’re happy there’s “Sugar Buzz,” a limited-edition combo that’s the manicure equivalent of a cupcake. Paint your nails with the bubblegum pink Sweet, coat them with a layer of Sugar Sparkle, and you’ve got… READ MORE »


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There’s nothing worse than kicking your shoes off after a long day only to gawk at your cracked heels and rough toes. Our little piggies take a lot of hits between high heels, standing at bars, and walking around the office. Do yourself, and your feet, a favor: Take the time to pamper yourself with… READ MORE »


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Models wore chain-embellished clothes at the Gareth Pugh show in Paris earlier this week, so nail pro Marian Newman for Creative Nail Design extended the look to their nails, too. These hanging chains are the latest in the recent crop of textured nails during 2010’s various fashion weeks. Keep reading to see the shorter “daytime” READ MORE »


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How can we be expected to wear fabulous shoes if nasty little callouses keep causing us pain? A combination of prevention and treatment will rid you of corns forever and have you wearing skin-bearing sandals all summer long.
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Pedicures at a salon are a thing of the past. Why pay someone to do what you can do for free, and in the comfort of your own home? Learn how to be you’re own nail tech after the jump!

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To cut, or not to cut. That is the question. We’ve heard that we shouldn’t snip our cuticles, but the stragglers are a pain in the, um, manicure. Thankfully, there are other ways to rid our digits of dead skin.

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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. … READ MORE »


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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]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Let’s face it, all of those killer heels are, well, killer. When you don’t have time to get the massage your need, or have a nail tech take a pumice stone to your heels, you can take care of your feet at home.

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Forget about cuticles, chipped polish, or buffing- if you’ve got a jagged edged nail or one split down the center, someone’s going to notice. Don’t worry about chopping your claws off or growing out a painful crack because mending a torn digit is easier than breaking it.

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