A tiny split in an otherwise-pristine manicure? This can become a pretty painful beauty blunder – fast. But no need to clip all your nails in a panicked frenzy. Just follow the six simple steps below for a quick fix.
You’ve finally finished painting on the last coat of your at-home manicure. But just a little while later, you look down at your almost-dry DIY mani and see bubbles have begun forming. To keep this from happening again, follow the simple tips below for a smooth, professional-looking finish.
New Year’s Eve is all about glitz, and this year it’s time to spice up your sparkly dress with some matching sequin nails. I used the Ciaté Sequin Manicure to get my NYE-ready tips, but you can also create your own with a little clear polish and glitter from a nearby craft store. No matter which route you go, follow the simple steps below for some seriously showstopping nails.
The holidays are coming to a close, which means it’s your last chance to flaunt some festive tips (well, until New Year’s Eve, that is). Spruce up your nails this holiday with this easy holly how-to. Just follow the steps below.
Nervous? Bored? Stressed? Many of us tend to bite our nails when life brings on unwelcome events, but it’s time to finally stop. This nasty habit may offer peace in the moment, but the side effects just aren’t worth it. You can pick up skin infections and colds, and it can also affect your teeth: nail-biting causes misalignment and enamel erosion. So, ready to quit? Check out the tips below.
When you’re in a hurry, it’s easy to slap on one coat of colored polish and head out the door. But in order to keep your at-home manicure chip-free and looking great longer than just a few days, it’s important to apply a base and top coat. Not convinced? Check out the pros of these polishes below.
An LBD and black pumps are on the must-have list for every woman. But what about a go-to color for your nails? Two words: bright red. Just take a look at how the bold color has served as a stylish staple for women throughout the years.
Dry hair. Chapped lips. We always make sure to avoid these unfortunate winter mishaps, but did you know cold weather can affect your nails, too? Take a look at the tips below to keep them healthy all season long.
Paint your nails with two coats of pale-colored nail polish and apply a clear top coat. Once nails are completely dry, use the nail pen and, at the center of the nail, draw two connecting side-by-side dots.
Place two very small dots on either side of the outer corner of the nail.
On either side, draw a curvy, U-shaped line between the bottom center of the larger dot and the smaller dot.
Again on both sides, draw a curved line from the top of the larger dot to the smaller dot.
Fill in the moustache.
By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer
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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.