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We know you’ve been wondering what’s been missing from your life, but don’t worry because we figured it out — more nail polish. How better to complement all the sundresses and gladiator sandals we’ve been stocking up on than with the season’s best lacquers?
We gathered up 16 of the hottest new colors and asked celebrity manicurist Eri Handa to work her mani magic and come up with five summer-perfect ways to wear 'em. Then we got crafty with our scissors and created some paper cut-out tableaux to showcase them in all their gorgeous glory. Click through to see our faves, plus some inventive ideas on how to rock them. They're everything you ever wanted, and so very much more.
Manicures by Eri Handa at Melbourne Artists; Modeled by Hazel at Flaunt Models
Photographed by Amelia Alpaugh
Let's face it. No matter what, there are some people who are just hard to shop for — your astoundingly chic friend whose style you can only hope to emulate, your boss who seems to have everything, your anything-goes-but-not-really dad. And, the worst offenders might be creative folks, whose aesthetic can be tough to read
We don’t mean to brag, but New York City is the birthplace of a very important place: the nail salon. Back in 1878, an entrepreneurial woman opened Mrs. Pray's Manicure, the country’s first parlor for the treatment, filing, and buffing of nails. (Actual lacquer, as we know it, wasn’t invented for a few more decades.) read