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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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I'm in 8th grade and I ride the bus with a friend of mine. He's in 6th grade. Recently, I've had all of these weird feelings and I think I like him. He's so young but he already has a girlfriend. I couldn't get in the way of that. PLUS, everyone would make fun of me. I can't tell anyone this because I know I'll be judged.  What do I do?  :rain  :mad
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