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Manicure Monday: fall is here! wait, no ?

by : Katrina

Happy Manicure Monday everyone!

“Katrina it’s 70 degrees today, tomorrow 84, and Wednesday 92!-_- and then back down to 70 on Thursday”  – morning text for Kim (lol)

NY weather seems to be trying to make it’s way into fall but still can’t cut the cord from summer just yet- similar to our manicures this week.

Kim’s Mani:

Color: OPI  “dulce de leche”  –  a beautiful nude/pink cream color!

& on her pinky: OPI ” diva of geneva”  – A red based- purple color with the perfect gold shimmer.

Isn’t her home mani on point though ?

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Sam’s Mani:

Color: “Sprung” by OPI from their Mariah Carey Collection

The perfect and fun shimmery- copper color. &  its opaque!

Salon: Spring Nail on 14th st
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Katrina’s Mani:

Color:After School Boy Blazer” from Essie‘s fall 2013 collection.

This blue-black color is perfect.  Also- Lasted longer than any other Essie color I’ve tried.

Salon: Rose Nails – NJ
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Thanks for checking out our bipolar manicures to match NY’s bipolar weather. What do you guys think?! 
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Manicure Monday: Samoan Fancy Pants

by: Kim

Despite the doom and gloom of a Monday morning in NYC, there are always those few things you DO look forward to at the start of the work week:

– coffee/tea in the morning

– the fact that you’re 4 days closer to Friday

– oh yeah, #ManicureMonday!

We love scrolling the #ManicureMonday hashtag on Twitter, as we are always curious to see what trends people love (& loathe!)

As we’re prepping for the Fall, Sam and I were both feeling pretty “neutral” when we got our manicures this week. From a brighter, sheerer, white-based nude to a creamier, darker, more matte neutral, we both chose colors that preview some Fall trends we’re really excited about!

Sam’s Manicure: “Samoan Sand” by OPI

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Kim’s Manicure: Miss Fancy Pants”  by Essie

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Both manis were done at Spring Sun Nail Spa on 14th street in the West Village. Cost: $24 for a mani- pedi. (Now that’s what I call pampering on a budget!)

Tell us: What is your favorite shade of nude?

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#ManicureMonday – Castaway/Cantaloupe & Mambo

Katrina's Manicure

Katrina’s Manicure

In this week’s edition of Manicure Monday, Katrina is showing off her skills! She did her own nails, using Essie’s Castaway ($8). I think she did a great job, what do you guys think?

Samantha's Manicure

Samantha’s Manicure

Next we have my manicure. I was looking for a neutral color that gave off some springy vibes. So I decided to use Essie’s Mambo ($8) as the first coat and Essie’s Cantaloupe ($8) as my second coat. I am loving the results of this combo!

Salon: Jeunesse Coiffure, 891 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10019. (Between 57th & 58th St)
Price: $6 (Polish Change)
Manicurist: Sandra

Tell us! Do you have a signature Spring polish? Or do you like to mix things up?

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On Our Radar: Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick

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By: Kim

As we continue on our hunt for the perfect lip ensemble for the Spring, Sam stumbled on a new line of lipsticks from the vivacious brand, Buxom. We were instantly obsessed with these full-color, incredibly moisturizing pigments, and our collection has since grown to 3.

Infused with ingredients like shea butter, vitamin E, and coconut oil, these pigments have the power to plump (without the tingle), color & moisturize all at once.

The perks? These shades are long-lasting, and feel as smooth as a Chapstick when applied!

Available at Sephora for $21, these Buxom beauties are nothing short of a dream come true.

We’re loving “Rogue”, “Nudist”, and “Exhibitionist” from the line. Which color is the perfect hue for you?

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