Squoval, round, almond. The nail-shape options are seemingly endless. But which one looks best on you? Check out the guide below to find out.


(From left to right) 

While this shape isn’t the most practical choice (unless, of course, you’re Lady Gaga), it sure is fun – and it makes the fingers appear slender and long. Use light colors, as darker ones might look a bit too Hocus Pocus.

If you have short nail beds, don’t worry – the oval shape can give the illusion of longer ones. This shape is also low-maintenance, which is great if you’re always on the go.

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November 4, 2013

No Halloween costume? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. These DIY skull nails are a quick, easy, and just-whimsical-enough way to support the holiday without dressing up.


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October 28, 2013

Clutches, heels – sure, we love them. But for some of fall’s best accessories, look no further than your fingertips. Here’s the buzz on who’s been sporting the trend and how to replicate it.

Mani Monday: Nail Art

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October 21, 2013

Not only are split nails unattractive, they hurt. A lot. To keep splits from getting worse – and looking unsightly – follow the six simple steps below.


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October 14, 2013

Do you really need to keep your polish in the fridge? Does eating Jell-O actually make your nails stronger? We investigated some of the nail world’s most-shared tips – and separated fact from fiction.



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October 7, 2013

Gone are the days of our youth when blue nails were paired with pigtails. Today, the bold shade is making a sophisticated comeback, flooding the Spring 2014 runways (see: Badgley Mischka, Lela Rose, and Tracy Reese), and garnering quite the celebrity following.


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September 30, 2013

Thanks to Rihanna, this has been the year to make everything shine bright like a diamond – including your polish. I’ve never hesitated to add a little sparkle to my tips, but taking off that pesky glitter-infused lacquer can be quite a challenge. Follow the steps below to ensure smooth removal.


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September 23, 2013

All through Fashion Week, designers sent neutrals down the runway – and not just on clothes. Nails were opting out of color, too. Take a peek and see which looks were most popular.


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September 16, 2013

Fashion Week is all about details, from the brilliance behind the hair and makeup trends to every seam and stitch on the runway. And one thing that should most definitely not be overlooked? Those to-die-for manicures that have stolen the spotlight. So take note of these tips. They’re straight from celebrity manicurist Lisa Logan, whose client roster includes such mani mavens as Beyoncé and Mary J. Blige.

For the Christian Siriano NYFW show, Lisa used products and colors by Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure system. So all the looks weren’t just runway-ready, they were also completed backstage. No salon trip needed.


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September 9, 2013

Put down the brush and step away from that bottle of polish. Before you go about painting your nails, you need to file them – and yes, there is a right and wrong way. Take a look at the tips below on how to prep, shape, and file properly. After that, you have full permission to paint away.


BLG-1709 Mani Monday 9.2

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September 2, 2013