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There are many fantastic nail trends this fall. However, the winning theme — nudes! Among the sea of wine/garnets, metallics and charcoals lies the easy and effortless neutrals. From beige to pink, the multitude of color choices are yours.

Lela Rose showcased the best neutral nail on the fall runway with this fresh spin on the french manicure. I love the angular change from the standard french look. And I am absolutely thrilled that I have everything I need to pack this upcoming season full of neutral nails.

If you're like me, you simply have to dig through your nail polish drawer and pick out the best duo to replicate this look. Personally, I'll be using butter LONDON's Hen Party and Essie's Take it Outside.

Next time you see me, and probably all through fall and winter, I'll be sporting this look on my fingers and toes!

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Now that sandal season has swooped in, and I have no time for regular pedicures, I need the right tools to keep my feet smooth and soft throughout the summer.

I bought the Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation System back in December, though I've only recently whipped it out. Why I waited, I have no idea. Well, maybe it has something to do with the fact that my feet were hidden in boots all winter long.

Thank goodness Clarisonic has done it again, with yet another terrific tool for skin! This is a serious life saver, er foot saver — with at-home convenience. The pedi system combines expertly engineered tools with sonically designed formulations to counteract the factors that cause dry, rough patches. It includes:

  • Pedi Device
  • Smoothing Disc
  • Wet/Dry Buffing Brush Head
  • Pedi-Buff
  • Pedi-Balm 
  • Pedi-Boost

What's amazing is the immediate difference you feel and see. And it's an easy add-on to my routine. My feet are pedi-happy!

With my busy schedule, professional manicures/pedicures have become an infrequent event in my life. Which makes me sad. However, it's my current reality. In this frenzy, I have nailed, literally, a fresh look in seconds. My secret? Sheen and sparkle. One or the other. And it works every time.

I lean on two similar, but different, looks from week to week. It takes seconds. Thank goodness, as that's all I have these days. Butter LONDON's Hen Party is a sheer, opal nail lacquer that I slap under a matte finish (also butter LONDON). It's smart, crisp and on trend. My other go to is Deborah Lippman's Whatever Lola Wants, inspired by the twinkle in the eyes of Kelly Ripa’s daughter. It's a shimmering lilac that goes bold with layers. I happen to prefer one simple coat for innocent sparkle.

I couldn't live without these hard workers.

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Spring is not far off. In anticipation, I have shifted my nail color to suit the upcoming season.

Of the many trends spotted on the runway — details such as stripes, moons, major embellishment and color ranging from white to metallic to an easter egg palette — I have narrowed down my favorites.

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White happens to be the biggest common denominator for spring. I have a few from Essie and OPI, but I am especially digging Cotton Buds nail lacquer by butter LONDON with a matte topcoat (as seen at Band of Outsiders). Yet, my biggest obsession at the moment is milky pink! I've scoured the nail counters seeking the perfect shade and fell in love with Sally Hansen's Shell We Dance (3-4 coats) and ULTA Salon Formula's Baby Doll (2 coats).

As for detail, since lips are taking over this year, I prefer simple. The side-by-side color palette in moon detail shown at Peter Som rocks. As does the slanted french tip at Holmes and Yang. Equally mesmerizing is the ultra feminine iridescent pink metallic effect on the Tadashi Shoji runway. I think I'll add a few more butter LONDON lacquers to my cart!

This time of year, nails get happy. And for good reason. There are so many fantastic colors to paint the town with — from matte to metallic to sparkle — in light and dark shades. No matter what you choose, it's all good. 

Nail lacquer is a great form of self expression during the holidays. And it's the finishing touch to any amazing ensemble. What shade will you dip into this season?

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