After One Year: Boston is STILL Strong

  This manicure is a fun tribute to a beautiful and strong city: Boston. Whichever city you live in, follow the steps below to create your own skyline. What You’ll Need: White nail polish Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pens in both black and red Clear top coat City skyline inspiration The How-To: Paint your nails with two coats of white nail polish and let dry. Using the black nail art

A Musical Manicure

Put on this upbeat tune and make your nails dance with a few super-easy music notes. If this doesn’t cure your case of the Mondays, nothing will. Just follow these steps. What You’ll Need: White nail polish Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pen in black Clear top coat Music note template The How-To: Paint your nails with two coats of white nail polish and let dry. Using the black nail

Sparkle On: Sequin Nails for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is all about glitz, and this year it’s time to spice up your sparkly dress with some matching sequin nails. I used the Ciaté Sequin Manicure to get my NYE-ready tips, but you can also create your own with a little clear polish and glitter from a nearby craft store. No matter which route you go, follow the simple steps below for some seriously showstopping nails.

Holiday Nail How-To: Holly Nails

The holidays are coming to a close, which means it’s your last chance to flaunt some festive tips (well, until New Year’s Eve, that is). Spruce up your nails this holiday with this easy holly how-to. Just follow the steps below. Photo courtesy of nailside What you’ll need: Green nail polish (try essie’s “Pretty Edgy“) Forest green nail polish (try essie’s “Going Incognito“) Toothpick Mechanical pencil

The Moustache Mani: 5 Steps to Movember Nails

Want to support Movember but, alas, physically unable to grow a beard? Follow the simple steps below to create whimsical moustache nails. What you’ll need: Pale nail polish (I used OPI’s “Let Them Eat Rice Cake“) Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black Clear top coat The how-to: Paint your nails with two coats of pale-colored nail polish and apply a clear top coat. Once

The Skull Mani: 6 Steps to Halloween-Ready Nails

No Halloween costume? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. These DIY skull nails are a quick, easy, and just-whimsical-enough way to support the holiday without dressing up. What you’ll need: White nail polish (I like Sally Hansen’s “White On“) Black nail pen Clear top coat The how-to: Paint your nails with two coats of white nail polish and let dry completely. Next, use your

Nautical Nails

Beaches, barbecues, and fruity beverages – that pretty much sums up my agenda for the Fourth of July weekend. And this year, I’m letting my fingers get in on all the festive action with this easy-to-recreate nautical manicure. To do it yourself, simply check out the steps below. What You’ll Need: White nail polish Colorful Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens (I used blue for the anchor and red for the

A Father’s Day Manicure

This Father’s Day, show Dad (and every father figure you know) how much you care with this DIY tie manicure. Just follow the simple steps below. What You’ll Need: White and blue nail polish (I used Sally Hansen’s “White On” and O.P.I’s “What’s with the Cattitude”) Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pens (in any bright colors) Toothpicks Metallic nail polish (in gold or silver) Clear top coat The

How-To: Water Marble Nails

Channel your inner Monet and Van Gogh with the artistic water marble manicure. This latest nail craze has me wearing fingerless gloves (even on those freezing New England days) just to show off my creative work. Become your own artist with the steps below. What You’ll Need: 2 – 4 bottles of your favorite nail polish (I used essie’s Bahama Mama, Lady Like, and Merino