I've been loving the nail art craze that's taken Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook feeds by storm. The trend for really crazy nail art is dying down (and there's that new nail ring craze that may or may not take off), but my favorite fashion and beauty blogs still feature the latest and greatest in new manicures. Fancy French manicures, fun polka dots, and other chic designs can be a great way to update your look without having to spend a ton of money. Loving the latest color combos from the runway? Don't break the bank buying the designer pieces (or wistfully eye the as you walk by the stores), you can simply change your nail polish color to match this season's Pantone swatches. I like to do something special for parties, especially if I'm just wearing a little black dress. Fun nails can add a bit of flair for otherwise simple outfits.
If investing in a spendy manicure isn't in your budget or you just want to try your hand at creating nail art, check out this handy infographic from Bellezza Spa. Learn to create gradient polka dots, an intricate ribbon design, or even a fun cupcake manicure at home, using this step-by-step guide.
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