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It’s that time of year where women opt for something bold and fun to usher in a new season. Last week we had Hayden Panettiere with her blunt bangs and this week we have Kelly Rippa with an amazingly cute and fun bob haircut. In fact, this cut is so spot-on perfect that I’m suffering from a slight case of hair envy — I just got my hair done this week and I couldn’t bring myself to chop it off (even though part of me was screaming, “Just Do It!”). After debuting the cut in a sleeker, straighter style earlier this week, Kelly added a little bounce and some waves to it on Wednesday. Both iterations look fabulous on her and they show versatile short hair really can be. 

Am I the only one sitting on the sidelines staring longingly at this cut, or are you ready to lose your locks for this cute style?

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I like many others have been obsessed with the matte nail look. It is classic, never goes out of style, and it looks good in almost any color you choose, but on the flip side it can get a little boring. In the past year we have been exposed to all sorts of nail kits that give us velvet, glitter and beaded nails, and we soon realized the matte nail is on its way out. 

A kit seems so simple and easy to use, and they are. There are multiple steps involved in order to get your desired look, and let’s be honest, not everyone can do all the steps correctly to get what they want. Luckily for us, the nail industry has done it again and invited a new trend, texturized nails. True to their name, these simple one-step polishes will give the illusion of the added beads and glitter without all the added fuss. For me, no one does nail polishes better than OPI and with the textured Bond Girls Liquid Sand Polish Collection, you’ll get the glam, bad-girl flare like the Bond girls they’re named after.

You can get each individual polish for $9 or the mini nail set for $12.95 at Ulta.com
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Long gone are the days of boring flat nail polish colors! Manicures have taken a turn to the creative and I am digging it. When I saw Ciaté Corrupted Neons Manicure Set I knew I had stumbled upon something fun and unique that would rock the nail world. Each base color coat is packed with ingredients that cause it to absorb UV rays so that they glow at night … yes that’s right, these babies GLOW! The consensus seems to be that without the UV top coat (what makes them glow) this manicure set delivers a beautiful high-shine glossy finish in bright and fun shades — the UV coat takes away some of the luster of the polish, but the effect is pretty cool if you’re the clubbing type!

You can buy Ciaté Corrupted Neons Manicure Set for $25 at sephora.com.

For those of us who suffer (yes, suffer) with thin, pin-straight hair, finding a celebrity or some other hair role model who manages to make her own hair look full and sexy is of the utmost importance. Cue Naomi Watts at the series premiere supporting her boyfriend Liev Schrieber’s new HBO show, ‘Ray Donovan’. Since her tousled bob with added volume at the roots is causing major hair envy, I decided to share a few products that have actually worked voluminous miracles for my own hair in the past. 

For damp hair, the Bumble and bumble thickening mousse and the Oribe Maximista Thickening Spray can work as a base product before a blow dry to add volume to the roots and help hold shape in the hair after styling. The Schwarzkopf Osis Dust Mattifying Powder is a fine, gritty powder you apply to dry hair. When rubbed into the scalp, it takes on a sticky texture that creates massive volume in the hair without weighing it down. The Living Proof Amp Instant Texture Volumizer is best used on shorter hair to add volume and texture while maintaining a flexible hold. 

02M.jpgThe unique formula in Inglot’s O2M Breathable Nail Enamel allows oxygen and water to pass through the enamel of the nail to the nails’ surface, and the expansion of 16 additional colors in the line brings innovative science and style together. The formula is not only healthy for nails, but it took the world by storm this year when a Muslim authority approved the formula as safe for use adhering to prayer statutes since the nail polish allowed cleansing water to pass to the nail surface, unlike other nail enamels.  

The O2M nail enamels began flying off the shelf, and Inglot has responded with providing us 16 gorgeous new colors. Inglot O2M enamels not only increase the flow of oxygen to the nails, but they are also free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP, and camphor. Check out my favorite colors from the newly launched collection for summer are 684, a coral red, and 687, a light turquoise shade on InglotUSA.com or in select Inglot boutique locations.  

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