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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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#4U2Read: Kanye Picks Kim’s Clothes

Woot! Woot! It’s already time for another weekly roundup, tweet it using the hashtag #4U2read. This week flew by! Between a TV segment for NBC10 on the fly, styling a shoot today, and working with a web designer to make Trend Hungry even more fabulous (should be done in a few weeks!), it’s been pretty cray cray. This week will be just as busy with a shoot with eHow (can’t wait to share the footage!!), finishing up planning a national segment, and the FNO blogger preview event. Ahh, team Trend Hungry will need a fashionista-ish cocktail by mid September! In the mean time, read what’s trending in the fashion blog world and gear up for another fashionable week, you trendsetter, you!


Kimye (Kim Kardashian & Kanye West) dress alike for a reason. Kanye basically runs Kim K.’s closet. – The Cut 

The cat eye is so tough to perfect, but a piece of tape makes it much easier! Think we should take this tip and shoot a Trend Bite on it?  – The Beauty Department

Audit your closet. Here are 10 reason why you should! – You Look Fab

Make yourself a new scarf, no sewing required! – The Fab & Frugal

Thanks for reading! Comment below and tweet with the hashtag #4u2read!

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Chalk Your Locks: Red & Blue Hair-DIY Do

This weekend was the big weekend to celebrate the fourth of July, but just because your week has begun doesn’t mean you can’t stay in the spirit. Chalking your hair, an easy DIY,  washes right out, so it’s color without the commitment. Chalk your locks for a fun night of fireworks and wash it out for when it’s time to head back to the office.

How to: It’s pretty easy. Twist ends and color with chalk. Blondes, don’t use water as it will stain hair for a few washes. Brunettes, wet those locks to pick up the color. Red heads, try it dry, then dampen locks if color isn’t taking. For the full 411 check out what The Beauty Department wrote. Side note: they used pastels, so if you’ve already got these art tools try it out.

Image Via The Beauty Department

Tag: Hair Flairs Hair Chalk, $8.99 @ Amazon.com.

So will your locks love this trend? Comment below & happy DIYing!

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Buzzin: Lauren Conrad’s ‘The Beauty Department’

A HUGE part of blogging is reading! I read tons of magazines, product reviews, blogging tips, and more importantly … OTHER BLOGS! Blogging is a community and ya gotta support others adding their tips and opinionan to the blogosphere. Okay, sorry I’m gushing about blogs, but it’s like a sisterhood and other blogs inspire me. This entry is dedicated to my newest favorite – The Beauty Department!

Lauren Conrad is a genius and used her fame for good. Instead of being an untalented reality star, she’s an “entrepreneur” (her word, not mine). She realized what she wanted and used reality tv to market herself – she’s her own brand ambassador. Not only does she design and write fashion books, but she’s behind a mecca of beauty knowledge TheBeautyDepartment.com. What makes her even smarter is that she enlisted two true experts,  Celebrity Makeup Artist Amy Nadine & Hair Guru Kristen Ess, sure to serve up stellar beauty ideas and tips! Amy Nadine

This is totally my newest obsession!

It’s got fashion/ hair/ makeup/ manicure /grooming tips and it’s so visually interesting.

Have you checked it out yet? Do you LOVE it!?!?! Comment with what ya think!

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