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manic[ure] monday: falling stars

Ever since I saw Emily’s pretty sparkly mani on Cupcakes and Cashmere, I’ve been drawn to glittery nails like a magpie to a shiny sequined handbag (that one’s for you, Lisa). I’ve seen lots of bloggers’ takes on how to do them yourself, and the easiest I found was using glitter polish…
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manic[ure] monday: gradient effect

I fell in love with gradient manis last year, when photos of Lauren Conrad sporting them started popping up all over the style interwebs. The good news: you don’t need five different bottles of polish to pull this look off. Keep reading for a simple how-to! You’ll need: – one…
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manic[ure] monday: “something borrowed”

Last night I suffered through watched Something Borrowed on DVD. I heard all the terrible reviews, but being the big Kate Hudson fan I am, I thought I needed to see it for myself. Unfortunately, I can’t get those two hours back, but I did spot a cute mani on Kate…
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manic[ure] monday: kitty, kitty

Are you impressed with my nail art skillz?! Don’t be. This was the quickest, most simple manicure ever. My first foray into those fancy new nail polish strips, actually. I’m mildly obsessed with animal print for the fall, so when I spotted these Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips…
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manic[ure] monday: plum polka dots

As if I needed another distraction from all the work I should be doing, my newest fixation pastime is cruising Pinterest for cute nail art ideas. In my dreams, I always have perfectly polished pinkies adorned with pretty little flowers and maybe even some ambitious pattern mixing. In real life,…