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Conventional wisdom says to keep black polish short and square to avoid looking too vampy – but stars including and Jessica Chastain are sporting rounder tips and longer lengths in the chic shade. Warning: Chips make the style look unkempt!
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tempers tricky talons with a sweet peach hue, making the nail shape more accessible and taking the style from fierce to feminine.
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If you love the look of winter’s longer nail trend but don’t want to deal with the upkeep, a carefully shaped tip with a coat of clear varnish looks polished and breezily low-key – ideal for preppy .
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A cousin to summer’s hot lavender hue, this gray-tinted purple (worn by ) is a less statement-making pick than all-out black but still dark enough to pass as a neutral – a great way to dip a toe into the trend.
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POINTY & BRIGHT
One way to stand out at a holiday party this year: Keep your outfit simple and let your nails do the talking. ‘s bright talons would look equally exciting in a bold magenta or emerald green.
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Mix up your routine by ditching neutral French tips for a different color combo. keeps hers subdued with a frosty pink-and-white look, but more daring divas could try eye-catching combos like black and gold.
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A winter classic that never goes out of style, rich ruby, as seen on Emma Roberts, looks youthful in a squared-off shape. Experiment with matte and shimmering finishes, or even a chunky glitter version, to spice up the timeless shade.
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demonstrates the power of a perfectly matched nude shade – in the right tone with a satin finish, a good nude nail can go from casual to dressy and elongates the hand in the process.
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sports an unexpected alternative to winter’s typical dark trend. A solid white shade is snow-bunny chic!
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Take advantage of the winter weather and stay home and try your hand at these tips – the payoff is a head-turning look that shows off your true colors à la Dita Von Teese.