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Make your nails beautiful

Nails say a lot about a person. It tells people that you take the time to take care of yourself, or it tells them that you are nervous because you bite them. These tips can help you have the best looking nails around.

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BLUE MOON

photos: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess Last week I posted a tutorial on a traditional french manicure, but this week I wanted to do something a little different. Here is something a bit edgier? a half moon manicure. I have been seeing these on both the runways and in editorial spreads. ...

MANI MONDAY

post + photos by Kristin Ess We found yet another use for those lovely DIY nail stickers. Here's how we created a plaid party: Paint your tape with 3 or 4 different colors. Cut into strips. Do a couple different widths. Paint your base coat. We used an off white vanilla color. You?ll want to start building from the inside corner and move outward. Over lap one vertical and one horizontal strip. ...

MANI MONDAY: DIY GLITTER POLISH

photos/post/graphic design by Kristin Ess A lot of you have mentioned that some of the polishes that we've posted in the past are too expensive when you're living on a budget. Well, this sparkly DIY glitter polish tutorial should help you out. Here we go: Roll a post it into a cone shape and tape the side to create your funnel. You?ll need 3 kinds of sparkle. ...

FASHION FRIDAY: TBD SUMMER FAVES

photos: kohls, shoemint, zara; post by amy nadine; graphic design by eunice chun Summer is our favorite season to be carefree and have a little fun! So today we're sharing our four favorite pairs of summer must-have shoes along with nail shades to either match them or clash them! ...

POINT ? POINT

photos/post: Kristin Ess nail art: Kimberly Hong It's good to change things up every now and then. Today let's have a some fun with the classic French mani, shall OUI!? We're simply adding two rows of cute little dots below the classic French manicure line. Simple enough, right? Get out your dotting tool and let's get started! Essie makes some of our favorite colors for this particular look. ...

COMME des GAR?ONS INSPIRED MANI

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess As most of you know, New York Fashion Week is wrapping up, but that doesn't mean it's over? there's still London, Milan, Paris, Tokyo, etc? To get into the spirit of Fashion Weeks around the globe, we?ll be sporting this?COMME des GAR?ONS inspired mani! Not only is COMME des GAR?ONS?a super-chic brand, but it also has the cutest/coolest little heart logo. ...

THE TAPE TRICK

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess We get so many emails + comments regarding the tape mani. I've heard that many of you have trouble peeling the tape back without messing the mani. So here's the simple trick! Paint your base coat and let it dry for a full hour. Remember? you never want to make the base coat too thick because the thicker it is, the longer it takes to dry. ...

MANI MONDAY: MOVE OVER OMBR? NAILS!

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess Gradient layers are so beautiful and we've seen them everywhere? from clothing, to cakes, to flowers. We thought it would be really fun to incorporate this look into a Mani Monday post. Lately I've really wanted a new spin on the ?Ombre Nail? and I think we might have found it. ...

DIY NAIL POLISH STORAGE IDEA

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess It's fall cleaning time, girls!! Here's a fancy little idea for storing your nail polish collection. We all love to have a few favorite colors sitting out on the vanity but since nail art has become such a huge trend, you may be the proud owner of LOTS of polishes. In this DIY, you?ll basically be giving a shoe box a quick ?pretty?paper? ...

REMOVING GEL NAILS AT HOME

PHOTO/POST/GRAPHIC DESIGN: KRISTIN ESS You can't plan for everything. A few nights ago I realized a couple of my gel nails were lifting at the tip and one was splitting on the side. They were just about to hit their expiration date. I had 2 parties to stop by that night. Couldn't get in to see my manicurist because the whole world was getting their nails done last week. ...

VELVET NAILS WITH FAUX STUDS

photos/post/design: Kristin Ess When it comes to beauty, we like to get experimental around here. Last week I was playing around with this new velvet nail polish I bought. I was going to make a gold metallic heart on top of the velvet, but quickly realized the gold metallic polish ?beaded up? when I put a drop on top of the velvet. ...

CONFETTI NAILS

photos/post/graphic design: Kristin Ess post sponsored by Beauty.com There are so many reasons to celebrate ? your birthday, friends? birthdays, holidays and every day in between. ...

TOP TBD TOE-NAIL POLISH TRUTHS

photos, post + design by Kristin Ess, sponsored by Sole Society A-HA MOMENT: While matching your toe nail polish to your sandal color is fine, notice how wearing a nude color lets all the focus go to the shoe and almost even elongated her leg by not breaking it up and distracting it with the red polish. ...

OUR FAVORITE BEAUTY SOURCES

photos/post/design: Kristin Ess Over the past decades or so it seems like sources for beauty products (both pro and not-so-pro) have multiplied in a way that's almost overwhelming. It's hard to tell which spots have the goods and which ones just have a good facade. ...

THIS LITTLE PIGGY

photo: http://aurajoon.blogspot.com Warmer days are approaching and that means that after a long winter of hibernating, your toes will be making an appearance once again. So it's time to get your feet open-toed footwear ready. Here are some tips on getting your tootsies in tip-top shape? 1) Buff ? First you will need a pumice stone. ...

POCKETS FULL OF POSIES

Photos: thecommaqueen.tumblr.com, ale-kat.tumblr.com Lately, as I have been studying new trends for my clothing lines, I have been seeing vintage florals everywhere and some of the places they have been popping up are a little unexpected. I have seen sunglasses, platforms, hand bags? and now nails. I couldn't be more thrilled about this because I am the kind of girl who wears florals year round. ...

MISMATCHED

Photo: http://latenightfashion.tumblr.com Once again a fashion trend that I am quite fond of has crossed over into the beauty world. I have been?incorporating?mixed prints into my wardrobe for some time now so when I started noticing the same combination of mismatched prints on nails I was thrilled.??I have been having so much fun lately trying new things with my nails and this is next on my list. ...

PICK A COLOR?

Fall is officially here! So I thought it would be fun to share my five favorite nail polish shades for this upcoming season.? So here they are (in no particular order)? Dark Red ? You can't go wrong with a classic red nail.? Try going for a darker hue this Fall. Nude ? For Spring and Summer I wore nudes with a pink base, but for Fall I am opting for nudes with a grey hue. Metallics ? ...

CUTE ALERT!

photo http://www.youtube.com/cutepolish post designed by kristin ess While cruising the ol? www this weekend we came across these and couldn't help but share! Probably the best way to do these is to start with a French Manicure, and before you seal it with a top coat, freehand the little mustaches on where the pink + white meet. Also? if you did these the other way, you could put your ?Shhhhh? ...