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Fingernail Fun

BEAUTYKim & Chloe

We love all the new fingernail fashions – reverse French, nail bling, glitter, you name it! But sadly, we are not very good at doing intricate designs on our own nails so we needed solutions. To escape old-school nail polish for something glittery, show-stopping, and absolutely unique, we look for Minx Nails at a salon. Minx Nails prevent that inevitable nick on your nails that always appears just as you get outside the salon. They are applied by a manicurist and are instant dry, easy to remove, and non-damaging to nails, which is why they are a go-to choice for celebs like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, etc.... Minx Nails are so in-demand that designers use them in their runway shows because they are fast, fashionable, and foolproof. We may not be stars or designers, but count us as a fan too!  Minx Nails, prices vary by salon.

The DIY version for glam-fab nails are Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips. The box contains 16 strips that apply easily and there’s no waiting for them to dry. We were skeptical of their claim to last 10 days, but our nails really didn’t chip until the 10th day – mind-blowing!? They come in extraordinarily cool colors and we hope that even more are on the way. Oh, the fun we can have with fingernails!  Sally Hansen Salon Effects, $6, buy at drugstores.