These days, nail polish is as much of an accessory as a fabulous handbag or a piece of attention-grabbing jewelry. From bold, single-color nails to dramatic nail art, manicures are a must-do!
Here are a handful of manicure must-haves that will help get your digits oh-so-pretty in a snap, plus five of fall’s hottest polish shades, guaranteed to make your trendy tips the talk of the town:
Tools Of The Trade
Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer ($3.49): This revolutionary buffer will create 400% more shine than bare nails, giving you a “topcoat” shine in seconds!
Butter London Melt Away Cuticle Eliminator ($18): We all know gnarly cuticles are a beauty no-no. This smart treatment basically “melts away” your cuticles by gently softening the dead skin cells. Simply apply one coat to clean nails and say buh-bye to those irksome cuticle issues!
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Essie 3-Way Glaze ($8): This all-in-one multi-tasker is a base coat, strengthener and top coat that leaves nails with a high-gloss finish. It’s also great to seal nail art. (One less nail polish bottle to store? Yes, please!)
This fall’s nail color report? Expect bold and dramatic. Here are five sure-fire shades that will turn your nails from ho hum to high profile:
Tantalizing Turquoise: Think teals or greenish-blues. One to try: Zoya Nail Polish in Frida ($8)
Royal Navy: Think deep midnight blue. One to try: Orly Nail Lacquer in Royal Velvet ($8.50)
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Bold Burgundy: Think dark berry or blackish-purple tones. One to try: Butter London 3 Free Nail Lacquer in Branwen’s Feather ($14)
Rich Chocolate: Think rich, deep brown hues. One to try: Essie Nail Polish in Hot Coco ($8)
Metallic Green: Think green with a golden kick. One to try: China Glaze in Unpredictable ($7)
Go on, manicure mavens…hail that taxicab with total confidence. And if you catch yourself starring at your nails incessantly or referring to your nails in third person (i.e. “they’re such trendsetters…”), no need to worry...this is perfectly normal!
What do you think, GalTimers? Any mani must-haves you’ve recently discovered?
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