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I Love A Naked Manicure

My beauty mantra: do less. You already know I love a good ‘no-makeup makeup‘ routine, and my latest favorite thing is a clean and natural manicure. When my salon started stocking Zoya’s Naked Manicure kits, I had to get my hands on one (ha, pun). For the cost of a…
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Easy Home Manicure With New Essie Gel Couture

Last week, on a routine drugstore stop for paper towels and toothpaste, I spotted the new Essie Gel Couture nail polish display and it drew me in like a moth to a flame. I love a DIY mani (see: 6 steps to the perfect home manicure) and I think Essie is one…
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Manicure Monday: Summer Mani Pedi Color Combinations

I LOVE this graphic of ‘The Prettiest Manicure and Pedicure Combos for Summer‘ from Real Simple! If you’re stumped on which colors work well together for your fingers and toes, this has it all covered. Whether you’re pulling out your home kit or standing in front of the ever-intimidating wall…
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Manicure Monday: My All-Time Favorite Neutral Nail Colors

My childhood Caboodle is stocked with Essie nail lacquers in every shade of the rainbow,  but these days all I want to wear are easy neutrals. They’re like the t-shirt and jeans of nail color: classic, comfortable, and er, polished (pardon the pun). Annnnnd, if I’m being honest, part of me…
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6 Steps to the Perfect Home Manicure

I love a good salon pampering sesh as much as the next girl, but I usually don’t have time to sit down for a professional manicure. {Sometime soon I’m going to make time for this cherry blossom mani.} Over the years, I’ve mastered the DIY five-minutes-or-less version of a basic…
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#luckylovesessie: manis meet their {blooming} matches

  Essie recently teamed up with NYC floral designer, Flower Girl, for a special feature with Lucky: pairing their summer 2014 color collection with unique bridal bouquets for the modern bride. Pretty manis and even prettier blooms? A match made in heaven. Images source: @essiepolish on Instagram
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Foolproof DIY Black-Tipped French Manicure

Inspiration: The Beauty Department Base: Essie’s Ballet Slippers Am I the only one who finds DIY French manicures impossibly difficult? Over the years, I’ve bought at least a dozen packs of these drugstore nail guide stickers to try to master the perfect clean tip, only to experience a dozen frustrating…
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manicure monday: my fall favorites

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 I love funky nail art as much as the next girl, but I usually don’t have the time or patience to do it myself. These days I’m all about an easy at-home manicure, and with…