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We've got a mean case of summertime wanderlust thanks to the new nail polish shades from Dolce & Gabbana's Summer 2013 Love in Taormina collection, available in July exclusively at Saks. The pink-coral-purple color scheme was inspired by flowers found in the collection's namesake coastal city in Sicily. Our summer travel plans are a bit more domestic, but we're happy to settle for this bold, floral tour of Taormina. read more
With the frequency that we're handling, reading, and seen with our cell phones, it's no surprise that the device has become a permanent accessory. You may change up bangles and rings and statement necklaces, but cell phones are up there with shoes -- an accessory you pair with literally every outfit. read more
It's hard to find a better way to pass the time than opening up a new tab, finding a bookmarked blog or Pinterest board, and feasting your eyes on some quality food porn. The same goes if you're a beauty junkie who spends hours marveling at gorgeous nail art that never fails to impress. This got us thinking: What better way to pass the time than combining the two? To help you get that much closer to the weekend, we've rounded up some seriously gorgeous snaps of stunning nail art that's been paired with mouth-watering food. So if your Friday is seriously dragging, click away! read more
Messy beach hair, dewy skin and (admit it) a tan -- they just look more foxy with one of these new blasts of nail color read more
Just when we thought we were totally over nail art, leave it to Instagram to reel us back in.
Summer marks the arrival of many delights (Vacation days! Beach trips! Poolside margs!), so we don't mind a few pitfalls here and there, like extra primping and general "maintenance." Warmer temps mean you've gotta shave and wax, constantly reapply deodorant, and then there's the whole toes situation. Your chipped off pedi from three months ago just isn't going to cut it. read more
I'm all about bold statements, and here's my latest: Nail art is over.
It's finished. Gone. (But if you must indulge in nail art, these classy nail designs See colors
Be honest: You totally judge a nail polish by its name.
You go in for a mani/pedi and you spend a good 10 minutes eyeing colors you like, turning over the tiny glass bottles to see what's written on the bottom. If the nail polish name is a lame pun or just doesn't fit your personality (too girlie, too silly, not enough sass) it goes right back on the shelf. See picks
There was a time when a hangnail or dry cuticles would've gone unnoticed. Now, nail issues are front and center thanks to the ubiquitous nail art trend and the popularity of polish in general. With nails becoming more of an accessory required to complete your look, nail issues have never been more important. Get solutions
Unlike most holidays where you have to play it safe (you're not going to show up to Easter mass with a 3D bunny on your thumb), Halloween is made for going all out. After all, the entire purpose of the holiday is to completely transform yourself -- including those 10 digits. See spooky 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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