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i must say, the health + beauty contributors have been doing their thing! from expanding businesses to working with other publications, our contributors have all been looking up. nail technician, nicole favors, is no exception and has a new home at new salon the nail snob. located in the heart of washington, dc, the nail snob is a new salon specializing in luxury with affordability!  they offer an array of specialized pedicures to suite your needs so visit nicole and the rest of the team and tell them neonV sent you!

stay beat boots beautes,

IV: michelle german

health + beauty director

pic credit: the nail snob

nailing it

death to french manicures, airbrush, and that god awful “line for you” nail art that has been around for decades. get your life people!  updating your beauty looks is just as important as updating your wardrobe, and because nail art has been around over VMM years lets begin there!  nail art, like any other accessory, shows personality and can either help take your look to the next level - or make it an epic failure.  

since success is always our goal, here are some fun nail art looks for you to try:

tribal patterns have been spotted all over,  and if you are anything like me & have a love/hate relationship with trends, i confess that trying these tribal designs on your nails is an excellent exception. dc-based professional nail technician, ajahmure of her nails rock, gives an excellent example of how tribal trend can be rocked.

her nails rock! and she is definitely living in neon while mixing with pastels :-)

although monogrammed jewelry will always make for classic pieces, what’s not so basic is a monogrammed nail. get into this hand drawn monogram by jasmine of web haute jas

since we peculiar women like peculiar things, i hope these nail art looks inspire you to try something new!  these along with many other nail ideas can be found at each of the artists’ (linked above) respected sites.  support local business! :-)

stay beat beautes!

IV: michelle german

health & beauty director

thakoon for nars
spring and summer always make me feel upbeat, blissful, and vibrant.  and while i pack up my winter wardrobe and replace my closet with bright and colorful pieces for spring - i like to include that inspiration on my nails.  and like a genie in a bottle, thakoon panichgul announces a nail color line for nars cosmetics that is set to release may I, MMXII!  the colors are amazing and i am living in neon for the launch of this line!

nars describes the line as, “super vibrant, exuberant color channels the pulsating hues of an indian spice market for a bold dose of fashion-forward color at you fingertips.” 
exuberant color channels.
fashion-forward color.
leaves me with only one thing left to be said - yaaaaaaasss ma’am!
fashion your nails forward, and live in neon with thakoon for nars!

live in neon.
IV: michelle german
health and beauty director
photos:  i  ii

thakoon for nars

spring and summer always make me feel upbeat, blissful, and vibrant.  and while i pack up my winter wardrobe and replace my closet with bright and colorful pieces for spring - i like to include that inspiration on my nails.  and like a genie in a bottle, thakoon panichgul announces a nail color line for nars cosmetics that is set to release may I, MMXII!  the colors are amazing and i am living in neon for the launch of this line!

nars describes the line as, “super vibrant, exuberant color channels the pulsating hues of an indian spice market for a bold dose of fashion-forward color at you fingertips.”

exuberant color channels.

fashion-forward color.

leaves me with only one thing left to be said - yaaaaaaasss ma’am!

fashion your nails forward, and live in neon with thakoon for nars!

live in neon.

IV: michelle german

health and beauty director

photos:  i  ii