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7 July 4th manicure ideas you'll love

I usually don't fuss over what to wear on Fourth of July. Seriously, who does? It always winds up falling on one of the hottest weekends of the summer, so the only thing I care about is staying cool and comfy. Plus, I'm not one to rock "Star-Spangled Banner" inspired outfits either. But I'm not going to lie, I am seriously considering breaking out the red, white and blue on my nails though. You know to keep that celebratory spirit!

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World Cup 2014: 6 cool manis that will show your team spirit!

In case you've been living under a rock, the World Cup Brazil kicks off TONIGHT! I know, because this all my fiance has been talking about for the last several weeks--or better said, last four years! And also because Victoria's Secret supermodel Alessandra Ambrosio posted a super cool Brazilian-inspired nail art design on Instagram this week. Tell me this isn't the cutest mani ever!

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5 Ways to safely & successfully remove gel nail polish at home

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I used to love getting gel manicures until I realized how high-maintence they really are. Okay, so maybe they won't chip and peel like a regular mani and yes they'll stay perfectly intact for weeks, but what about when it's time to take them off? It's like the most time-consuming, complicated ordeal ever. Which is why many times I just find myself picking them off and I'm not the only one with this bad habit. Apparently Evelyn Lozada does this too!

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7 Shocking nail tricks & tips that will change your life

So I have a confession to make: I suck at painting my own nails. You heard me--I'm horrible! I might be obsessed with all things beauty and have a drawer filled with every nail polish shade imaginable, but that doesn't mean I actually know what I'm doing. In fact, I haven't had polish on my nails in god knows how long because between my super busy schedule and my tight budget, getting my nails done at the salon every other week isn't really an option for me right now. And you already know I can't paint them myself. That is, unless I want to look like a toddler gave me a manicure. So what's a girl to do?

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5 Habits that are ruining your nails

Now that it's warmer out, chances are you're scheduling your first mani-pedi of the season. But if you're anything like me, you've noticed that your nails are in less than perfect condition. In fact, mine have been looking pretty crappy lately and I can't seem to understand why. I don't bite them, so what's the deal? See that's the thing, there are a ton of reasons why you're nails haven't been looking ideal and long showers can be one of them!

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6 Health hazards you need to know about before getting a pedicure

Spring is here and I bet you're dying to book your first pedi of the season, right? I hear ya! But before you do that there's a few things you might want to know first. Unfortunately, with every professional pedicure comes a ton of potential hazardous health risks, like nail fungus, infections and other nasty stuff. The safest way to go about it is of course doing your own toes at home, but if you paint your nails worse than a 3-year-old (like me for instance) here's a few ways you can avoid having a professional pedi disaster!

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7 Nail polish colors perfect for spring!

It's FINALLY getting warmer out and it's making me want to get a mani-pedi ASAP! Only thing is I can't seem to decide on a color. This season is filled with a ton of pretty polishes that will tempt you to try them all at once. There's everything from fresh mint to bright orchid, pale purples and even rich mustards. So many options, so little time, what's a girl to do?

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5 Important health risks you should know before getting a manicure

There's nothing I enjoy more than treating myself to a professional manicure. But before you decide to book your next appointment, you might want to sit down and read this. As relaxing as it may seem, there are actually a ton of health risks that come with getting a professional mani. I'm talking bacterial infection to even disfigurement. Don't believe me? Read on and find out for yourself!

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5 Gross things you didn't know about your body

The human body is both beautiful (have you seen J.Lo's?) and disgusting at the same time. The disgusting part is something we don't think much about. The only times we do is if we are fixated on our flaws. However, there's more than meets the eye when it comes to our bodies and it is NOT a pretty sight.

I'm not even talking about your chichos or your stretch marks. In fact, it goes beyond that and it's pretty GROSS!

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6 Super cute Carnaval-inspired nails

Carnaval in Brazil is hands-down one of the most vibrant and exciting festivals in the world. Not only is it filled with tons of samba dancing, celebrating and, of course, food, expect to see a ton of beautiful people getting their Carnaval on! The festivities have me wanting to doll myself up in bright tropical hues like corals, pinks and yellows. But since walking around in a colorful feathered headdress and bejeweled thong isn't exactly an option for me, I think I'm going to go Carnaval crazy on my nails instead!

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