You Won't Believe This Nail Art Marathon

We are suckers for a great pop-up concept. These temporary shops open for a few weeks, days or hours and vanish as quickly as they appeared. Jewelry bar? Sign us up. Meatball joint in your favorite dive bar? Yes, please.   read more

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August 27, 2013  |   3:08 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Your Summer Nail Art Guide

Summer is the perfect time to try all the trends you've been too much of a scaredy cat to try the rest of the year. From May to August, there's pretty much zero excuse for being boring and sticking with your same old beauty routine. And the easiest place to start when it comes to injecting some color and pattern into your style? Your nails.   read more

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August 23, 2013  |   6:08 AM  |  9 COMMENTS
We Tried It: Deborah Lippmann Punk Rock Collection

I've never been one for nail art. I see my nails as an opportunity to complete my outfit, not compete with it. I'll admit, my typical navy or coral nail polish could use an upgrade, but I don't want to look like I'm back in junior high trying to combat my oppressive school uniform with outlandish nails. I knew there had to be a sophisticated middle ground, so I picked up Deborah Lippmann's new Punk Rock Collection, a trio of polishes named for punk anthems (think: the Ramones "I Wanna Be Sedated").   read more

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August 22, 2013  |   4:08 PM  |  1 COMMENT
The Next Reality TV Star: Nail Art

What do Honey Boo Boo and nail art have in common? Soon, both will feature prominently in your nightly guilty pleasure reality TV veg-fest. Variety reports that Oxygen network is jumping on the tippy-tail end of the extreme nail art bandwagon with "Nailed It!," a new competition pitting breakout nail designers against each other for worldwide nail art domination.   read more

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August 21, 2013  |   4:08 PM  |  COMMENT
We Tried It: A Blink-And-It-Dries Topcoat

I paint my own nails because 1) I change up my color just about every other day and 2) it's sort of therapeutic. All that trimming and filing and double coating to get that super bold red juuust right. It takes me to my happy place.   read more

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August 20, 2013  |   3:08 PM  |  8 COMMENTS
La La Anthony Stands By Her Nail Art

People love La La Anthony. They don't just like-love her, they looove her. Within an hour of Instagramming this photo, my phone blew up with texts from friends who were dying to know if she's as sweet and cool as they imagined.   read more

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August 5, 2013  |   6:08 AM  |  COMMENT
12 Best Nail Care Products

Raise your less-than-TV-ready hand if you suffer from dry cuticles, hangnails, or constant chips in your freshly lacquered manis. That's what we thought -- you can put your hand down now.   See nail products

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July 25, 2013  |   4:07 PM  |  65 COMMENTS
Yep, You'll Be Wearing This Punk Polish Soon

Get ready to toss your pretty little pinks and summery corals -- punk looks were all over the runway at New York Fashion Week for Fall 2013, where these new hues from Deborah Lippman debuted. Always ahead of the curve, Lippman released this trio of textured polishes with names pulled from classic punk anthems from the Ramones , the Clash, and the Sex Pistols. It's the perfect way to tiptoe into the trend -- unless, of course, you want to die your hair green or get a safety pin piercing.   read more

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July 25, 2013  |  11:07 AM  |  COMMENT
15 Reasons We're Saying Crazy Nail Art is Over

When it comes to my nails, I have three rules: They have to be short, squared, and anything but chipped. I prefer plain, bold colors, mostly because I do them myself and I often wear black, so a bright nail is the perfect way to add a pop of color. Nail stickers and decals were a thrill for me -- a cinch to use and the perfect way to create a fun, DIY look. Plus, by definition, they don't chip. And I got compliments on my uber-short, chic nails at every turn. So naturally, I wore them 24/7.   read more

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July 23, 2013  |   6:07 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Manicure Mania: Hailee Steinfeld's Comic Con Nails Dazzle Fans

When we first took notice of actress Hailee Steinfeld, it was thanks to her Academy Award nominated portrayal of the definitively un-glam Mattie Ross in 2010's reboot of "True Grit." Back then, the 13 year-old was tapped as a major talent but also as a glaring newbie, and as such, had a lot to learn about the glamour aspect of her profession - and about holding her own in the spotlight.   read more

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July 22, 2013  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT

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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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