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Manicures: How to “Nail It” This Valentine’s Day


Waiting and wishing for the perfect Valentine’s Day this year? I hope you’re planning on more than indulging in chocolate truffles and conversation hearts! Whether you’re coupled up or riding solo this V-Day, it’s the perfect chance to rock a cute and flirty mani! Break out your reds, pinks, hearts and sparkles, and with little creativity, you’ll have a romantic manicure that will have all your friends swooning a “Be Mine” <3!

So we all know the classic red manicure is always beautiful, but I think Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to shake things up a bit. So we searched the internet for some easy DIY’s for your digits!

1. Pink & Gold. This is similar to what Tracy Reese showed at this past NYFW. And, it’s something you can totally do free hand. Check out how Ivana Thinks Pink pulled it off! She did a video tutorial so stealing the looks is easy breezy!

2. Do Dots.  To achieve dots on your digits, simply apply a base coat of red. Let your nails dry fully, then, using a a dotting tool (tooth pick or pointy Q-tip will do the trick), dip the end in a white polish (even White Out works!) and apply polka dots in any design you wish! Wait several minutes for the dots to dry to apply a clear top coat. Too cute!  We found this look at Clothes, Cosmetics and Chat

3. Seeing Pink. Check out this mani mix by Dressed Up Nails. It’s as user friendly as it gets, but still makes a statement.

4. Over-The-Moon-In-Love Mani.  My personal favorite style may seem like the most intricate and challenging style, but even a nail-art newbie like myself pulled this one off with ease. The Beauty Department created this tutorial and they’re ultra fab for giving in-depth tutorials. It’s your basic half-moon mani, but with nails strips underneath instead of polish. Here’s the Trend Hungry tutorial on the half-moon mani.

Now that you’ve seen our faves, show us what you’ll be rocking this V-day! Comment and share your own marvelous manis or Instagram a pic and tag #trendhungry or @trendhungryblog!


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Louis Vuitton Look-a-like Headband (Under $5!)

By Jessica of Coffee Colored Fashion

I was in love with the Louis Vuitton spring show, hence my romantic-cutout post. Another great look from the collection was the amazing sparkling head wraps.

Headbands and wraps are a must during the warmer months and why not dress them up with a little bit of sparkle!


These pretty headbands are a great way to dress up a casual outfit. Wear them with hair loosely pulled back, a t-shirt, jeans, and a blazer for a day look. Or pair them with a silky blouse and skirt for a fun girl’s night out. Here are two ways to wear one headband. If that’s not enough, scroll for more headbands on a skinny budget.


Tag: Headband, $4.50 @ Forever21/Skinny Jeans, $39.50 @ H&M/Blouse, $12.95 @ H&M/Blazer, $28.80 @ Kohl’s.


Tag: Headband, $4.50 @ Forever21/Pencil skirt, $17.95 @ H&M/Blouse, $24.80 @ Forever21.

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Sale-Rack Report: Sparkle Shoes

Tis the season for shiny and sparkly. Gotta love the holidays, it’s when more is more! Check out these blinged-out shoes from the sale rack!

Glam-Girl Glitter

Tons of stores are showing shoes just like this, but this price was the best I found. Payless was $5.00 more, but they offer a wide version of the shoe too.

Tag: Glam Glitter Platform Pump, Was $35.50, Now $20.00 at Charlotte Russe.

Take Note: Comes in a dark shade too.

Sequin Queen

Tag: Melina Sequin, Was $85.00, Now $41.99 at Bakers.

Take Note: Comes in pewter & black too!

Two-Tone Tiers

Love these especially because you can wear with silver, black or gold. Perfect for the traveling fashionista. One pair of heels for multiple holiday parties.

Tag: Jennifer Lopez Platform High Heels, Was $79.99, Now $35.97 at Kohl’s.


The 10! Show: Spring Shoes – Splurge or Steal?

Here’s the fashion 411 on spring shoe trends that I talked about on The 10! Show.

Flat Espadrilles: Splurge:  Tory Burch $115. Steal:  H&M $9.95. **Can’t buy H&M online in the US.**

Sparkle-icious Flats: Splurge:  Steve Madden $59.95.  Steal: $24.99 Z London via Payless.

Nudie Shooties: Splurge:  Aldo $100.00.  Steal: $26.99 Fioni for Payless.

Metal Tribe: Splurge: Steve Madden $59.95. Steal: $24.99 Montego Bay Club at Payless.

Color-Floral Wedges: Splurge: Report, $79.95. Steal: $24.99 American Eagle by Payless.

Thanks for tuning in and special thanks to NBC10 for having me!

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Spirt Fingers -OUT; Glee Fingers- IN!

Glee rules the world! I’ve yet to sit through a whole episode, but I like watching clips online. That makes me a fan, right?

Well, at least I’m a fan of their nail polish! Dude, everyone is getting into the nail game – the Biebs, Katy Perry (expect a post on this as soon as I get my hands on black shatter!!!), one of the tennis-playing Williams sisters (I don’t follow sports).

Yeah, yeah, yeah now Glee is all over your digits. There are seven gleekin’ colors (sorry, I know that was really corny), and each is named after a character. You excited?

The full-sized bottles are $9.50 a pop, but wait there’s more! There’s a Glee color kit that’s got six mini bottles of those gleeful colors for $24.00!

Wait, WAIT! There’s still more. Glee is going Minx on your nail bed. Yeah, there are special Glee-inspired prints for your nails. The polka-dot pattern is so cute. These retail for $15.00. If you want to know more about Minx, check out my Minx post, and it’ll give you the rundown.

You gleekin out?? What color/pattern are you into?

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Holiday Sparkle: Nail Edition

It can be hard to get in the holiday spirit. What may do the trick (besides eating lots of Christmas cookies) is looking the part. Don’t run out and buy a Santa beard ( facial hair ain’t pretty on a lady) and please don’t purchase a holiday sweater, unless it’s for an ugly-sweater themed party.

Opt for a festive nail polish. OPI’s new sparkling shades look fun on, and are an affordable holiday accessory that’s eye-catching, yet understated – much more chic than that turtleneck with snowmen and light-up pair of earrings shaped like reindeer.

Here’s the “it” dazzling shade to rock around the Christmas tree:

OPI’s Sparkle-icious. It’s now only $4.05 on Amazon! This color is part of the new Burlesque collection.

Try this color over Tease-y Does It. It’s part of the same collection and is only $2.05 on Amazon. What a steal!!!  These shades will take you from holiday fun, to ringing in the NEW YEAR!!

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