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Easter Egg-Inspired Manicure

Easter Nail Art

While I’ve already decided to sport a solid nail polish hue for my easter manicure (details coming soon), I love this multi-layered, tie-dyed easter egg-inspired nail art that the fabulous Jin Soon Choi cooked up. Here’s how she did it:

Step 1: File and shape your nails into a natural square or roundish shape.

Step 2: Apply a base coat. Try JINsoon Power Coat, $18

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Lazy Girl Nail Art

Jinsoon Polka Black

If you, like me, have less than five minutes to make your hands look presentable — and even, gasp, fantastic – do what I did. Grab a glittery or interesting-looking topcoat. I used the new Jinsoon Lacquer in Polka Black, $18. Slap on a clear basecoat and finish with the topcoat. Even without a colorful nail polish base, you’re left with a fun manicure that took very, very little effort. And even less drying time.

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French Manicure Friday: The Only French You’ll Catch Me Wearing

Non Traditional French Manicure

My least favorite nail look ever has got to be the classic French manicure. Sure, I’m guilty of having worn the look in the early ’90s, but in my opinion, that decade is where it should have stayed. But, add some non traditional French manicure colors to the classic design and you get a look that’s totally fresh and so much more fun. To get this look I used Essie Nail Polish in After School Boy Blazer, $8.50 as the base and Flower Beauty in Thistle or That?, $4.98 on the tips. It’s by far garnered the most compliments of any nail look I’ve ever worn. Definitely worth a repeat.

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The Green(ish) Nail Polish I’ll Be Wearing This St. Patty’s Day (And Many Other Days After That)

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While I’d like to play it totally cool and ignore the fact that March 17th isn’t a festive day to celebrate, I simply can’t. I’m a total sucker for holidays. I’m all for any excuse to eat treats that come around only once a year or have a drink or two on a week night (green beer, anyone?). Holidays are meant to be a break from the normal routine, which is what I love about them. And people, in general, are just more upbeat on holidays like St. Patty’s day — do you agree? I wish we could bottle the positive vibe and bring it out on a typical (blah) Monday.

And, while you won’t find me wearing a headband embellished with glittery clover antennas next Monday, you will find me sporting this leafy-hued nail polish — OPI Nail Lacquer in AmazON … AmazOFF, $9 (part of the Brazil Collection). My sister Sam first wore a few weeks ago and I was crushing on it (and her fringe bag). It’s the perfect blend of blue and green — green enough not to get you pinched, but blue enough for you to keep your cool.

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