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Suit Yourself: Matching Your Nail Polish to Your Swimsuit

It's definitely time to hit the beach! The only thing we like to do in this heat is put on our bathing suits and splash around in the pool! When it's too hot to put anything more than sunscreen on your face (don't even think about eyeshadow or mascara meltdown!) we like to focus our beauty pampering on painting our nails. We've always loved nailpolish and there are more cool colors, finishes and textures out there than ever before. Shiny, matte, glittery, sparkly and in every colour of the rainbow (even beige and canary yellow), it's the funnest way to get creative in the heat! And a manicure is the easiest thing to do yourself - all you need is nailpolish, nailpolish remover for those pesky mistakes, toenail separators for your pedicure and some cotton pads and q-tips! What could be easier? With all of the cute bikinis and swimsuits[/kwlink] out there we thought it would be fun to match our polish to our favourite swimwear this summer. Check out our mix n' match gallery!


Do It Yourself Manicure

  • Step 1: Remove all traces of old nail polish with a cotton pad and nail polish remover
  • Step 2: Use a nail file to file your nails in a rounded shape. File in one direction only, this is much better for your nails and prevents breakage
  • Step 3: Wash and exfoliate your hands and apply a non-greasy hand moisturizer. Use a tiny drop of olive oil or cuticle oil on your cuticles if they feel very dry. Let it soak in.
  • Step 4: Apply a basecoat on your nails and let it dry.
  • Step 5: Apply first coat of nailpolish. Use a Q-tip dipped in nail polish remover to clean up any mistakes. Ask a friend to help you if you find it hard to keep your hands steady enough for both hands.
  • Step 6: Apply a 2nd coat of nail polish to make the colour more vibrant and to help make your manicure last longer
  • Step 7: Finish with a top coat of clear nail polish for shine and voila! Gorgeous nails complete!
It's easy to give yourself a manicure!It's easy to give yourself a manicure!

Do It Yourself Pedicure

  • Step 1: Remove all traces of old nail polish with a cotton pad and nail polish remover
  • Step 2: Use a drop of cuticle oil or olive oil to soften cuticles if needed.
  • Step 3: Clip toenails using clippers straight across. Round out edges with a nail file.
  • Step 4 : Soak your feet in warm soapy water to soften them
  • Step 5: Scrub your feet with exfoliater if they feel dry
  • Step 5: Apply foot moisturizer and allow to dry.
  • Step 6: Apply a base coat and allow to dry
  • Step 7: Apply one coat of polish. Let it dry and apply a 2nd coat.
  • Step 8: Apply a top coat of clear polish to set your pedicure. Reapply top coat every few days to freshen your pedicure
  • Step 9: Try and wait three hours until you wear shoes to make sure the pedicure is totally dry. Wear flip flops until your nails dryi if you can.
Pamper your feet with a home pedicure!Pamper your feet with a home pedicure!
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"Lulu335" wrote: I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!! Oh sweetheart, your situation is so, so very far from being complicated. In fact, it's actually, entirely simple. But I'm here to help you see that, because you can't see it yourself quite yet. Brace yourself, you may never hear such advice in your life ever again. Or you might, I can't predict the future. You're in sixth grade, you said. Assuming you live in the United states and weren't held back, you're probably 12, maybe 11. The problem is, the human brain isn't fully developed until a person hits the age of about 25. This means, without debate, that your brain unable to fully grasp what being in a relationship actually entails, what it means, what the consequences are, and so forth. You can't even fathom it, my dear. I couldn't at your age; no one can. You've just begun to hit puberty at this point in your very young, completely normal life. Certain hormones are now being developed by your body that, up until puberty began, your body did not produce. Let me explain, in simple terms, what this means: these new hormones are giving you fuzzy feelings for boys, but these feelings are not what people with fully developed brains call "love." Love means being self sacrificing, compromising, giving and taking, communicating clearly and honestly, and so much more. What you're feeling is a part of love-romance-but it's not all there is to love. It's actually just a few simple chemicals being released in your brain: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and few others. Your brain releases those chemicals when, say, you see a boy you like, and those chemicals make you feel all fuzzy inside. In fact, (brace yourself,) there's nothing inherently special about the boys you like, or the boys that like you; in fact, they're also, entirely normal, and aside from a few minor differences in character, completely like most other boys their age. Had you been born in another town, gone to another school, you would have gotten the same fuzzy feeling about whatever boy you thought you liked at that school. You see? I'm not saying this to make you feel insignificant, but perhaps the insight will make moving easier for you. The next place your militant parents settle down in will also have a middle school, with a bunch of normal 11-14 year old boys and girls, all doing the exact same things the kids at your school do right now. Does that put things in perspective for you? The world is a very, very big place, and it's home to billions upon billions of people. Your situation is far from being a needle in a hay stack; it's more like a blade of grass, in a vast field of foliage. The feelings you're feeling aren't uncommon or complicated, they just feel that way to you. (Now, really brace yourself, because this is going to get uncomfortable.) We, as people, tend to think that we're special. Each one of us a unique snowflake, drifting about in big blue sky, that exists solely to show the world how special we are. The problem is, the other seven billions snowflakes (people) think exactly like we do, and in this way, we are all the same. We think our problems are new problems that no one has ever dealt with before, and no one else could possibly understand the pain and suffering we're going through. We all think this way, by nature; but it's simply naive. Heartache and suffering have existed since people existed, and possibly before then. Your situation may not be ideal to you, but once you come to terms with the fact that life isn't ideal for anyone, you might actually feel comfort. The easiest way to cope with our many problems, is to accept them for what they are: a part of the human experience. Natural, normal, repeating generation after generation without end. Again, these are concepts that require some deep thought, and you might not fully grasp them quite yet. But remember them. With time, as you grow, think about them more, and you will find peace with your life. And remember this: although you're stuck (for now) on a giant rock hurling around the sun at an incredible speed, you're not alone. With billions of other people stuck here with you, you'll never be without friends.
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Fun_125
I personally think that when you ARE ready then go for it! As long as the person you like isn't a jerk to anyone or you go for it! Just don't get too serious. It's middle school. Good luck!
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Error44
"Lulu335" wrote:I live in a military family, which means we have to move A LOT. I'm halfway through 6th grade, and I'm really stressed out. The reason is because I have a guy who really likes me, and we liked each other back in the 5th grade, and he's even got me presents and everything, but now I'm starting to doubt whether I still like him or not. And he is a great guy; he's silly, funny, kind- but I just don't know if he's the right guy for me. Plus there's a friend of mine who I know likes me as more than a friend, and he's a great guy, too. I really need advise!!I know, it is too late but I think you should not go for a deeper relationship, don't make it hard for yourself and try to be his just friend because you are so young .
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Error44
"queenslay173" wrote:I was at school when I noticed people started to tell me this boy liked me and I thought it was cool because I'm used to that type of stuff then we started to dated in October we broke up right before christmas and it was so strange. we got back together in the beginning of January and we broke up again on the 4 my friends are really mad at me and he seemed really upset I like him but I just don't want to be with him anymore what should I do ?- confused lover Tell him your reasons and make it clear for both of you
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lottie_h141
lottie_h141 posted in Style:
thank u!!! acc helps so much. Obvs going to superstars aswell 
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