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How To: Easy Geometric Nail Art Tutorial Using OPI’s Sheer Tints

Last week we introduced you to OPI Sheer Tints Color-Tinted Top Coats—one of the many samples our members could receive in their Birchboxes this month. Now, we’re showing off a new way you can use Sheer Tints to create fun and easy nail art. With names like Don’t Violet Me Down and I Can Teal You Like Me, how can you go wrong?

—Blair

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Friday Funday: 4 Ice Cream-Inspired Manis

Stop everything: did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month (aka the best month ever!?) We’re happily supporting this frozen treat initiative by eating the confection everyday. And since we’ve got ice cream on the brain all the time, we’re keeping the cravings at bay just a tiny bit with this delicious looking roundup of ice cream nail art:

Self-Scoop Cone by Lulu’s

These scoops and cones are cool graphics on their own, but summer magic happens when you get to put them together.

Ice Cream Sundaes by Kayla Shevonne

We’re transporting ourselves to a retro ice cream parlor with these striped pastel nails. Plop a cherry or some sprinkles on top and you’re good go!

Chocolate Drips by College Fashion

Sweeten up your look with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Be as creative as you want. We’re loving the strawberry syrup statement nail.

Mint Chocolate Chip by This is Bisque

Despite its name, the star of this mani is the waffle cone. Feel free to try other ice cream colors. After all, any flavor can match with a delicious base.

Which manicure is your favorite? Would you try any of these?

—Geraldine

Ice cream nails aside, would you try a nail ring?

Blogger Elizabeth Monson’s Fierce Fashion-Inspired Nails

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun. Check out her first post!

Runway-themed nail art is one of the most intriguing trends to hit the beauty scene as of late. I’m not just talking about mere color-matching: clever fashion fans with an affinity for nail candy are creating one-inch versions of their favorite designer prints and patterns by using a combination of nail tools, polish pens, and appliqués. Leading the pack of these nail aficionados is fashion and beauty blogger, Elizabeth Monson.

Her popular blog, MoveSlightly, features tons of nail art tutorials inspired by the collections of designers like Givenchy, Prabal Gurung and Prada. I asked Elizabeth to share her earliest nail art memory, favorite DIY projects, and the one nail trend she’s steering clear of. Read her answers after the jump!

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