Grammy Yay or Nay: Lorde's Dyed Fingertips

When 17 year-old Kiwi sensation, Lorde, took to the stage at the 56th annual Grammy awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, everyone expected a dark performance -- and, they got one. Right down to the singer's fingertips.   read more

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Weekend Recap: RiRi's Christmas Mani, MAC's Next Collection, and More

If anyone can make candy cane and snow man nail art look cool it's Rihanna. Source: instagram
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December 23, 2013  |   9:12 AM  |  COMMENT
Say It Ain't So: Nail Art Is No Longer a Thing?

Could the days of elaborate nail art be behind us? If declining polish sales are any indicator, then the answer is yes.   read more

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December 18, 2013  |   8:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
The Best Nail Shape for Every Hand

Nail polish wields transformative powers. it can instantly pull an outfit together and make the wearer look as perfectly polished as her glossy nails. But instead of talking about the "it" color of the season or how to get the best at-home mani, let's talk about the base of any good manicure -- nail shape.   read more

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November 4, 2013  |  12:11 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Scented Lacquers for Grown Ups

We already spend a ton of time picking at our cuticles, primping, and polishing our nails. And now we'll be walking around smelling our perfectly manicured hands, too, thanks to Revlon's new scented polish series.   read more

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October 19, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  COMMENT
Your No-Halloween-Costume Solution: Nail Art

Let your fingers do the haunting with DIY Halloween nail art   read more

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October 18, 2013  |   2:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT
50 Hottest Nail Polish Colors for Fall

Typically, talk of seasonal collections is reserved for fashion houses and the catwalks of New York. But ever since prettily polished nails went from simple slumber party fare to the it accessories, nail polish collections are just as anticipated as whatever walking piece of art Karl Lagerfeld decides to send down the runway. After all, what good is a leather peplum top without an equally trendy metallic lacquer to pair with it?   read more

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October 16, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  5 COMMENTS
For Your Next Manicure, Head To The Conference Room

Your next manicure may not happen at the nail salon on the corner. It could be as close as the conference room near the corner office. That's because the Manicube could be headed to your workspace.   read more

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October 15, 2013  |   6:10 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Want to Wear Marchesa? Now You Can

Up until now, I've avoided nail art almost as well as Miley Cyrus avoids putting her tongue in her mouth. But my fierce loyalty to my at-home gel manicure kit had me in a bit of a nail rut. For one, I was getting bored by the same colors. And while the lengthy process is great for catching up on episodes of "The Mindy Project," I was tired of spending my evenings glued to my sofa for the sake of pretty nails. Enter Revlon by Marchesa's 3-D Jewel Appliqués, an eight-piece collection of couture gown inspired artwork -- perfect for those who crave easy and elegant nails.   read more

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October 14, 2013  |   1:10 PM  |  COMMENT
Kelly Osbourne Gets A Million Dollar Manicure -- For Charity

Yup, she's at it again. After freaking people out with a $250,000 manicure, Kelly Osbourne got everyone's panties in a twist with a $1 million mani. She wore the quarter mil Azature mani to the Emmy's last year, but sported Azature's million dollar White Diamond polish more recently (she's seen here with a friend, showing it off). The bottle contains 98 carats worth of crushed diamonds in it.   read more

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October 14, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  2 COMMENTS

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Tips for Healthy, Beautiful Nails

If you ever thought your nails were unimportant or if you've been neglecting your hands, now is the time to make them a priority. Just like your skin, they can dry out, peel, break, and become infected. Manicures and pedicures are cosmetic procedures that can help you keep your hands and feet healthy by grooming, trimming, buffing, and painting your nails, as well as managing calluses.



Taking Care of Your Nails


Make an effort to take good care of your nails, and you will be thrilled by the way they complement your own personal style. One easy way to keep them healthy is to drink lots of water. By keeping your body hydrated every day, you'll keep them hydrated, as well. Also, touch up your manicure on a daily basis to prevent chips and cracks and avoid using your nails as tools. This means no using them to pry things open, scrape things off, etc.

Other natural ways to keep your nails healthy include drinking fresh carrot juice daily, making sure that you keep them clean and moisturized, and making sure that your nail salon has hygienic practices.

Browse Total Beauty's nail care section to find other ways to keep your hands and feet looking their best. Our beauty experts have plenty of tips and tricks that are easy to employ.

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