27 Cute Nail Designs You Need to Copy Immediately

We love cute nail designs as much as the next girl, but their adorability factor takes a backseat to two things: our talent and our patience. We are admittedly lazy creatures who don't want to spend an entire afternoon cultivating our nail art. So we've rounded up the most gorgeous -- and easy -- nail designs, from feminine and sweet to edgy and chic, that you'll want to copy ASAP. Here, the manicure inspiration you need for every occasion.   read more

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27 Stiletto Nails That Will Take Your Manicure to the Next Level

Stiletto nails -- the long, pointy nails that overtook our Instgram feeds seemingly overnight -- may seem impractical to many a manicure enthusiast. Sure, the pointed nails may render everyday tasks like texting impossible, but just like their namesake the stiletto heel, stiletto nails offer some surprising benefits. For starters, sleek-and-slender stiletto nails elongate the fingers, as well as the nail beds -- giving manicurists more room to create amazing stiletto nail designs. And whether you decide to go with minimalist white or black stiletto nails or more over-the-top pointy nail designs, one thing is for sure: razor-sharp stiletto nails add instant sex appeal to any manicure.   read more

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12 Chic Nail Art Ideas to Copy from NYFW

While most eyes were on the dresses and jumpsuits that came down the runway at last week's New York Fashion Week, we were laser-focused on models' manicures. If the nail art looks we saw most often are any clue to what will be on trend come spring 2016, we forecast minimalistic and geometric nail designs, along with wild splatter, ombre and dark, moody nails.   read more

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Your Ultimate At-Home Pedicure Guide

Summer is here. Time to free your feet of the confines of closed-toed shoes and break out your flip-flops, peep-toe espadrilles and platform sandals. But first … are your feet up to it? If your neglected toes have you wondering if the socks-with-sandals trend is really all that bad, don't give up on foot freedom just yet. We talked to celeb-trusted nail pros Roxanne Valinoti, Nicole Dihn and Jenna Hipp, who shared their top tips, tools and treatments to have your feet fit for flip-flops -- and you don't even have to leave your house.   read more

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The Dreamiest Pastel Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2015

Nothing puts us in a better mood than a brand-new manicure in one of the season's freshest colors. And this spring, those colors are pale pastels. While this isn't exactly a groundbreaking seasonal trend, the newest colors for 2015 are much more modern than the Easter egg shades of years past.   read more

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The Must-Try New Nail Art Trends, Straight off the Runway

Put away your tweezers, magnifying glass, caviar beads and nail glue. The nail art at New York Fashion Week is simple, easy-to-achieve and elegant, while still making a statement. We stalked the runway to find the chicest, trendiest new looks at NYFW, and the verdict is in: elegant, understated nails are replacing over-the-top nail art of yore.   read more

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25 Best Nail Polish Names Ever

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 girly, too silly, not enough sass) it goes right back on the shelf.   See picks

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9 Negative Space Nail Art Looks to Copy Now

The trends of nail art and nude-colored polish aren't going anywhere this season, but the fall/winter 2014 runway shows showed a new style of manicure that combines the look of both. Manicurists are dubbing this hot look the "negative space manicure": minimalist, often geometric-looking nail art that lets slivers of your naked (or nude-polished) nail peek through. Check out these inspirational negative space manis, and tips on how to DIY them.   read more

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24 Must-Have Nail Polishes for Winter 2014

When freezing water is falling from the sky and the temperatures get uncomfortably close to single-digit territory, it gets difficult to stay on-trend under layers and layers of clothing.   read more

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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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