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Our Favorite Nail Polishes and DIY Nail Art Techniques


What’s the cheapest and easiest way to bring a look together, try out a new trend and express your fashion creativity? Hands down, your nails. Nail polishes are pretty much the most accessible way to experiment with fashion and beauty – you can pay $3 for something that will completely change your look and can be used with any outfit in your wardrobe. Plus, nails are fun.

It’s so soothing to file and paint your nails while you binge watch Parks and Recreation, and so fun to give yourself the perfect holiday themed manicure. The great thing about nail art is that anyone can do it. Just combine a cool technique with a good quality polish and you’ll feel like a professional. To celebrate the true greatness of the humble nail polish, we’ve rounded up our absolute favorite nail polishes and techniques. Enjoy, and leave a comment below with your nail art recommendations!

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Born, raised, and living in London, Ellen balances a life filled with reading an excessive number of books, attempting to do Pilates, and writing for Cosmopolitan UK alongside CollegeCandy. Contact me: @twitter