We Need these Summer Nail Polishes ASAP

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

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May 23, 2013  |   4:05 PM  |  5 COMMENTS
We Swore We'd Never Do Another Nail Art Gallery ... But Check These Out

Just when we thought we were totally over nail art, leave it to Instagram to reel us back in.
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May 20, 2013  |   3:05 PM  |  1 COMMENT
24 Best Pedicure-Worthy Polishes Right Now

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

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May 16, 2013  |   5:05 PM  |  5 COMMENTS
The Spring Nail Polish Collections Are Here! 18 Top Picks

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

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March 7, 2013  |  11:03 AM  |  38 COMMENTS
Bridal Beauty Showdown: Shellac vs. Standard Mani

Which should you choose for your wedding-day nails? We've got the answer   read more

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February 8, 2013  |  12:02 PM  |  COMMENT
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 girlie, too silly, not enough sass) it goes right back on the shelf.   See picks

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February 7, 2013  |  10:02 AM  |  38 COMMENTS
Your Nastiest Nail Issues Solved

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

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October 24, 2012  |  12:10 PM  |  23 COMMENTS
Bewitching Halloween Nail Art

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

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October 23, 2012  |   1:10 PM  |  22 COMMENTS
12 Nude Nail Polishes for Every Skin Tone

After so many seasons of gothic hues and polka dots, the hottest nail polish shade for fall is barely a color at all. It's nude.   See polishes

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August 31, 2012  |  10:08 AM  |  54 COMMENTS
7 Nail Essentials from Celebrity Manicurist April Foreman

Red Carpet looks are inspiring, but what really stirs up discussions in the Total Beauty office are the often-overlooked celebrity manicures.   Get nail essentials

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June 20, 2012  |   5:06 PM  |  46 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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