• Coney Island Cotton Candy

    I’m calling it: OPI Coney Island Cotton Candy is going to be my go-to summer nude. It’s a warm peachy-pink with a sheer formula that you can layer for more opaque coverage. This is three thin coats over their ridge-filling primer base, topped off with my favorite high-shine ‘instant gel effect’ top coat.

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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 fails. The polish never peels

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  • sew psyched

    I’m really digging olive-hued nails for fall. Last night, I slapped on a couple coats of Essie’s Sew Psyched — a “soft cashmere sage pewter-grey” — while I watched The Big Bang Theory reruns in bed. I sealed it with a swipe of Good to Go quick-drying topcoat, and dozed off for a luxuriously interrupted 8 hours. I woke

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