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So Clutch: Nail Polish and Bag Pairings to Ring In the New Year

Looking for a dream date for New Year’s Eve? One that will show up looking stylish, be by your side throughout the night, complement your outfit and help pay for drinks? Our no-fail suggestion is to treat yourself to a new handbag. That’s right, a pretty clutch will hold your hand while carrying your keys and lipstick.

And to go with your ideally suited accessory we’ve selected a nail polish. Below, 10 pairings that really are the perfect couples. Now, go be your best date.

FIND YOUR NEW CRUSH

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What’s New to ♥: Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick and Nail Color

Geurlain La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick

Steeped in esteem and luxury, the house of Guerlain has a long reputation of sophistication and elegance. But even a nearly 200-year-old perfume and skincare brand is allowed a little fun without sacrificing the standards it’s become known for. Enter the newest from Guerlain: La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick and Nail Color (a Nordstrom exclusive). Topped with whimsically adorable upside down hearts, this new collection is seriously covetable with lasting formulations, superior quality and coverage that’s tinged with a delicious, signature scent of red berries and petals.

Geurlain La Petite Robe Noire Nail Color

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The Perfect Pair: Summer Sandals and Nail Polish Picks

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Nothing quite ties a spring-into-summer outfit together as a pretty pedicure to go with your sandals. When you’re polished up and stepping out in new shoes, you feel unstoppable—until you run into a street sign or a coworker because you were busy admiring your feet.

To inspire your shoe gazing, we’re featuring the season’s hottest sandal styles matched with equally exciting polish shades. But watch out: these combos are distracting.

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The Weekend Guide: April 15-17

Kevin MorbyHEAR: Singing Saw by Kevin Morby
If comparisons to the lyrical geniuses Lee Hazelwood, Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan haven’t been enough to lure you to Kevin Morby’s albums, well, then we don’t have words for you. Morby’s third release, his best to date, features lush folk-rock mixed with flourishes from a saxophone (“Destroyer”), a trumpet (“Dorothy”) and a gospel choir (“I Have Been to the Mountain”).

DO: Obscura Day
Digital encyclopedia of global oddities Atlas Obscura invites you to embark on an adventure this Saturday. Sign up for any number of group outings to bizarre places like the Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn; the House of Balls in Minneapolis; Kiev’s death mask museum; a secret garden party in a New York City cemetery; the Harry Partch Instrumentarium in Seattle; Tieranatomisches Theater in Berlin; or a concert in Oslo’s Emanuel Vigeland Museum and Mausoleum.

Record Store Day
Even if you’re not into collecting vinyl, Record Store Day (also Saturday) brings abundant treats for the music enthusiast. Local retailers often host performers, exclusive releases and product rollouts; plus, fans gather en masse to share rare finds. Rolling Stone has a comprehensive guide to the major record releases and reissues coinciding with this year’s event. But just drop into your local music store to see what’s playing.

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Spring 2016 Nail Color Trends: Pastel Inspiration | Beauty On Set

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At our spring 2016 beauty photo shoot, we couldn’t get enough of pastels. Why? Our makeup artist extraordinaire, Kali Kennedy put it best: “‘Fresh’ is the first word that pops into my mind when I think about spring beauty. Something that’s exciting and new and trend-driven that you really just knock out of the park with all of the energy you’ve been keeping inside through the fall and winter.” And right now, nothing is saying fresh and full of energy to us more than subtle-but-punchy pastels.

Nails are the easiest place to experiment with trends and colors. With countless shades out there, we love the look of one on every finger, so go get crazy all you want. The best part of all: these looks are totally doable at home–no special tricks, tools or mani appointment required. Just a few good old fashion pretty pots of nail color.

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Fresh Makeup Looks for Spring: Lip and Nail Color Inspiration with New Collections from CHANEL

Four Fresh Makeup Looks for Spring: Lip and Nail Color Inspiration with New Collections from CHANEL

Leave it to CHANEL to launch two truly innovative new formulas just in time for spring: moisture-rich CHANEL ROUGE COCO STYLO Complete Care Lipshine and durable LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour. We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the newest collections and get to work in our photo studio having fun experimenting with the new shades and formulas.

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We rounded up a small crew at Studio N. Our first reaction? Loving the variety of perfectly edited colors that run the gamut from classic glamour to freshly modern. We incorporated a few different inspirations throughout the shoot, which give you a tiny glimpse of the countless looks anyone can create with these superior hues. From day to night, see all our looks and more ways that CHANEL has you covered for spring and beyond with these two covetable collections.

LIP AND NAIL INSPO: SEE OUR FOUR FRESH LOOKS FOR SPRING

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AGOLDE Nail Events with Miniature Art Master Mei Kawajiri

Mei Kawajiri is into fingernails the way Michelangelo was into marble muscles. Trained in Japan and currently making house calls to some of New York’s most illustrious bloggers, It girls and fashion photographers, Mei has taken full advantage of the nail art renaissance that fortuitously coincided with her arrival in the States.

Mei x A GOLD E eventWielding a whisper-thin brush and some techie tools you might be surprised to find in your manicurist’s bag (hello, 3D printing pen), Mei offers clients a unique avant-garde art that includes not only an astounding range of freehand illustration but also encompasses the mind-boggling subgenre of nail sculpture—all done on a miniature, moving canvas.

Nail artist Mei KawajiriMei (Instagram @CiaoManhattan2012) has collaborated with Google on finger-themed art for the Android watch (she cheerily points out that when she’s not making art on nails, she’s making art about nails), runway nails for the Nicopanda Fall 2016 show and now she’s lending her talent to the in-store launches of AGOLDE denim at Nordstrom. Impeccable tailoring underpins the artful laid-back vibe of the LA-designed-and-made jeans, making them the perfect pair for the awesomely proficient and gracious Mei.

We chatted with the charming celebrity manicurist at the AGOLDE launch event at our Michigan Avenue store about her tips for keeping your nail art fresh for weeks, her Magic 8 Ball trend predictions and more.

What was the first piece of nail art you did?

I painted fingers on my own nails. 🙂

What is your least favorite nail trend?

I know people love it, but the classic French manicure is just not my cup of tea. I think it makes nails look shorter!

MANICURE ADVICE AND THE AGOLDE x MEI EVENT SCHEDULE

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4th of July Nails | 20 Manicure Ideas

From subtly patriotic to some serious stars and stripes, we rounded up 20 of our favorite inspiring ideas for Fourth-of-July-inspired nail art. Click an image to see more from these mani experts. Have a safe and happy 4th!

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What’s New: Christian Louboutin Rouge Nail Color

Christian Louboutin’s recently launched nail color collection is coming to Nordstrom! To kick things off, Rouge Louboutin’ Nail Colour is now available and ready for the statement-making! Read all about it on our Beauty Blog.hero

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Just a Dash of Diva Glam

Work one or two well-chosen accents into your everyday wardrobe to induce the perfect amount of confidence and attitude. Here are our favorite ways of taking ‘diva’ from four-letter word to five-star fabulous.

1 – Diva sweet. Try a touch of bling that’s delicate and pretty, but capable of adding ample shine to your neckline. [Pictured: Elizabeth and James ‘Thorn’ Necklace]

2 – Mind your manis. The mani/pedi is essential to achieving diva status. This spring’s bright colors aren’t just for clothes, shoes and accessories—here are two polish shades we strongly recommend. [Pictured: butter LONDON ‘3 Free’ Nail Lacquer in Artful Dodger and Branwen’s Feather]

3 – Watch your whites. This stark neutral is getting ready for a white-hot accessories explosion this summer. We suggest something big and bold, because you simply don’t have time for just any watch. [Pictured: Michael Kors ‘Drake’ Silicone Bracelet Watch]

4 – Life on the wedge. Give your workwear serious flair or pair wedges with shorts for mile-long legs—commanding colors and patterns are a knockout standout. [Pictured: BP. ‘Felicity’ Wedge Sandal]

5 – Princess phone. Update your status and call for takeout—all while looking retro-fantastic. Need we say more? [Pictured: Native Union ‘Pop Phone’ Handset, Rebecca Minkoff iPhone 4 & 4S Case]

6 – Glam rock. High heel plus high shine equal what a shoe collaboration between Pat Benatar and Cinderella would look like—something totally magical that screams, “Hit me with your best shot!” [Pictured: B Brian Atwood ‘Fineday’ High Heel]

 

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