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Dress Your Nails For a Party

You’ve got your little black dress all ready to go, the perfect shoes to go with your handbag, so what’s next? Don’t forget to dress those nails!

You may not realize it, but your nails are almost just as important as your makeup.  If you leave them a mess, people will notice – trust me. Take some time and glitz up your nails so they look just as glamorous as you do.

Lucky for us, there are so many fun and colorful gaining popularity in the world of manis and pedis, and most of them cater to the fun and fabulous girl with limited time on her hands.

Nail Polish Strips

These are a lifesaver for ladies who like to leave the glitz to the last minute. These strips are pretty much a ready-to-wear nail design preserved on a strip. Just peel, stick, and file!  With patterns like sexy lace and wild animal prints, it’s safe to say this is the lazy fashionistas manicure.

Magnetic Nail Polish

If you want to really glam about your nails without heading to the salon, you’re going to love the Nails Inc Magnetic collection. Each polish includes particles that use magnetic forces to create unique patterns and designs on your nails. The future of nail polish in a small and sparkly bottle!

Newspaper Nails (How-To)

Ladies, you are going to love this one. This is a DIY which won’t even require you to leave your home! Perfect if you’re really strapped for time and want a manicure that is sure to be a conversation starter.  Here’s how to get this look:


Light colored nail polish
Top Coat
Rubbing Alcohol
Cotton Swab


First, cut your newspaper into medium sized squares. Set aside.

File, buff, and prep your nails as you normally would.

Paint your nails using your favorite light polish! White or beige would work well.

Once your nails are dry, use a cotton swab to generously apply rubbing alcohol to your nail.

Take one of your newspaper squares and apply it to the same nail.

Gently press down until you are positive the newspaper text transferred onto your nail (think temporary tattoos).

Pull the square off slowly and gently, and you have an incredibly unique and chic design on your nails!

Tip: You don’t have to stick strictly to text. Use other pages in the paper such as the comics or crossword section for a fun design as well. Or, use a paper that is in a language other than your own. I used a Russian newspaper and had some fun Cyrillic letters on my nails. A great conversation starter!

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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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