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Say goodbye to expensive nail care and hello to these $8 long-lasting gel nail strips


Don’t go into 2021 with chipped nails. This New Year, we are giving our nails the proper care they deserve by using a product that doesn’t require acetone or UV lighting. That’s right, we’re talking about nail stickers! 

Hop on board with the latest nail trend that doesn’t break the bank and keeps your fingers looking fabulous. These Dashing Diva soft gel strips make for a healthier and more stylish nail. Each pack comes with a total of 34 nail strips and a mini nail file for proper application.

Pick from dozens of designs at a nearby Ulta or Target because this $8.00 manicure won’t be sitting patiently on the shelves for long! See below what style suits you most and click ‘add to cart.’

Once you’ve made your pick, read on to see how to apply properly for a long-lasting wear.

How to wear:

Step One: Pick out your sticker design and properly plan out sizing.

Step Two: To avoid early peeling, wipe an anti-bacterial wipe on your nail before placing the stickers on. 

Step Three: Push back cuticles. 

Step Four: Place the sticker onto the desired nail and press down. Press down firmly in the center and side to side. 

Step Five: Fold the excess material down to create a crease, and file in a single direction from top to bottom with long strokes. 

Step Six: Remove the excess sticker from the top of your nail. 

Rose Sparkle Gloss , $8.00











All Lined Up, $8.00












Crystal Clear Gloss, $8.00 












Lavendar Dreams Gloss, $8.00













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Images provided by Dashing Diva.

The Holiday Nail Collections You Need to Own


Nail polish is my Achilles’ heel. There’s a thrill when you’re on the hunt for the perfect shade and an euphoria when you find it. When your nails are done, you feel pretty, girly, and put together, making even the worst of days seem not so bad! The holidays are the best for nail polish addicts as it allows us to feed our obsession (kidding not kidding), but in all honesty, the holiday seasons create that opportunity to find new colors to add to your collection and decorate your nails in ways you wouldn’t normally. This year, we have the holiday nail collections you need to own and we guarantee you’re going to want to show these off. Your lady friends and family will be tapping your shoulder to find out what you’re wearing (that’s how awesome we think these collections are!), so no need to stress about what ones to choose from because we’ve narrowed down the list for you. All you need to do is have fun and thank us later!

ESSIE Winter 2016 “Getting Groovy” Collection ($8.50)


Photo Courtesy of Beauty Packaging

Our good ‘ole Essie! Check out NailsByHarliG’s Instagram for fabulous nail art design, particularly for Essie’s fun winter 2016 collection. Harli’s step-by-step tutorial creates the ultimate holiday nail art with the collection’s colors, such as“Go With The Flowy,” “Getting Groovy,” “Party On A Platform,” and “Satin Sister.” If this doesn’t get you in the mood for the upcoming winter festivities, we don’t know what will.
Deborah Lippmann Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish Set

Photo Courtesy of Sephora

If you haven’t tried Deborah Lippmann’s nail polishes, you haven’t lived. Aside from the holidays being a great time to try new colors and trends, the nail collections that come out during this time are perfect for those wanting to check out and enjoy more expensive brands without hurting your wallet. Deborah Lippmann’s “Her Majesty Gel Lab Pro Nail Polish Set” has eight beautiful fall and winter shades to try for the value of $108 — but is currently priced at $45, according to Sephora’s website. Give yourself the royal treatment this holiday or gift it to a close gal pal you feel is deserving of this cute set.
NAILS INC. Nail Polish Candy Cane Set ($19)

Photo Courtesy of Sephora

You’ve probably already guessed it — a great stocking stuffer this set is indeed! It provides three perfect colors for the events you’ll be RSVPing to: there’s “London’s Calling,” a sophisticated, elegant nude perfect for your holiday family gathering, and there’s “Kensington High Street” and “Knightsbridge Nights,” which are red wine and gold glitter alternatives to amp up the party on New Year’s Eve with your lovely ladies.
These collections can be found online or at your local ULTA or Sephora store.
What are your favorite nail brands and collections you’ve found this season? What collection will you be experimenting with this year? We’d love to know!
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The Holiday Nail Collections You Need To Own: Featured Image Photo Courtesy of Essie

Best Texture Sprays For Those on a Budget


Bounce, volume, and last but not least, texture. These are the three “yeses” us curly cue gals aim for when it comes to our (sometimes untameable) manes. Now, it’s no secret that when it comes to taking care of our bounciful locks, we want the best products out there, especially ones that will give us the most bang for our buck. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is always on the lookout for a bargain. And luckily, I’m here to share with all of you gorgeous gals a few curly hair products from one of my favorite beauty spots (hello, Ulta!) that won’t hurt your wallet. Embrace your curls and let them always be #curlgoals with not one, not two, but five of the best texture sprays that will make your hair feel full of life—one spray at a time.

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Best Texture Sprays For Those on a Budget: Photograph courtesy of Victoria Olmo

Best Beauty Products of the Year


Every time the holidays come around, the phrase “this year has flown by!” always seems to slip out of our mouths. Despite the cliché business that comes with that saying, nothing rings more true than it. The year has flown by! As we prepare for the upcoming new year with our plans, resolutions, and aspirations, we look back on 2015 with a bittersweet adieu. Now, we couldn’t let the year just flutter on by without some well-deserved memorabilia. We’re taking a trip down memory lane in the beauty department of the year 2015, before 2016 takes its place. See which beauty goodies in makeup, skincare, and hair made the cut down below. Are any of them your faves? Let us know what you think are the best beauty products of the year on Twitter via @ClicheMag and @ClicheMagBeauty!

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Beach Beauty Must-Brings


The sun is out and the beach bums are ready, myself included! It’s time to soak up some sunshine, gain glowing tans, dish out on tons of ice cream, and snap up some Polaroid-worthy memories. Being a certified beach bum means always being prepared and ready for anything on these sandy and salt water excursions. What keeps me both in check and organized on any beach adventure is a go-to tote filled with my top beach beauty must-brings anyone would need. Each of these items has a designated goal in keeping my hair, skin, and self looking and feeling fresh. After all, we want our beach days to last as long as they can without us appearing like a fish out of water! Take a peek at my must-bring items to check off your list and stack into your own stylish totes whenever you’re ready to head off to the beach—you’ll be just as prepared as any mermaid out there!
1) Tote: I gravitate towards roomy beach totes that have at least one pocket for extra storage and are clear so you’ll be able to see everything within reach without having to scavenge for whatever you need. Want to stick out? Go for translucent, neon-colored bags! They scream beach fun, yet allow you to still see everything you’ve packed.


Clear Beach Tote, $78, jcrew.com

2) Sunnies: Regardless of what your favorite eyewear shape is, be sure to pack sunnies to keep your eyes protected. The sun’s rays are gorgeous, but eyes can be especially sensitive to its light. Better to stay safe and stylish at the same time!

Dweisien Sunglasses, $12, aldoshoes.com

3) Sunscreen: When it comes to protecting your skin from the harsh rays, this a 100% must-bring—no matter if you’re tanning or not. We have to keep wrinkles far from near!

La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water Lotion Sunscreen with Cell Ox Shield XL, $35.99, ulta.com

4) Moisturizer: Now, we don’t want our skin feeling grainy like the sand we lay on. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer as pictured to keep you feeling breezy and not oily.  Isn’t the name so appropriate?
Bobbi Brown Lotion

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Lotion, $37, macys.com

5) Hair Sun Spray: I call this product my hair savior when it comes to conditioning, revitalizing, and moisturizing my hair while at the beach. It protects your locks from fading or becoming brassy and it even smells like coconuts—yum!

Fairy Tales Coco Cabana Spray, $10.39, vitacost.com

6) Texturizing Spray: If you’re spending the whole day at the beach, this texturizing spray will help enhance those beachy waves gained from the ocean. It’s a quick way to style your hair if you’re going out afterwards or hitting the boardwalk for a bite to eat.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, $42, birchbox.com

7) Face Mist: Keep your face feeling cool and hydrated by spritzing a face mist on while basking in the sun.

Evian Mineral Water Spray, $12.50, sephora.com

8) Tinted Lip Balm: I always opt for a lip balm that is tinted, yet still protects your lips with SPF components. It adds some color that compliments that tan you may have going on.
Sugar Rose

Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15, $22.50, fresh.com

9) Travel-Sized Perfume: Roller-ball perfumes are great for storing in your tote without taking up too much room!

Clean Air Mini Rollerball, $8, sephora.com

10) Hair Ties: When it’s too hot, just pull your hair up with some fun hair ties that can easily be accessorized as bracelets as well.

Ban.do Girl Bands Hair Elastic Ticket Stripe, $10, shopbando.com

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide


Mother’s Day is only one week away and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably still scrambling for the perfect gift. While flowers and balloons are a safe go-to, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas for mothers both old and new! Check out our Mother’s Day gift guide below and tell her you love her in a special, unique way.
Olivine Atelier’s You Are Loved Gift Box, $26
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Want to pamper your mom this year with a little TLC? Then this lush and organic and eco-friendly gift box from Olivine Atelier is just right! At $26, each box comes with a 2 oz bottle of Love + Salt Beach Hair and Body Mist, a vegan, volume-enhancing spray that creates beachy waves and also doubles as a body hydrator, and a 2 oz bottle of Love + Roses Beauty Mist, a blend of anti-aging beautifiers, essential oils, and floral essences to soften skin and hair.
You can purchase one here at shopolivine.com, or browse the whole collection of bath soaks, perfumes, lotions, and oils.

The Best Foundations for Spring


With the last of the frost melting away and the buds from the first flowers sprouting, the transition from winter to spring is officially in the works. Thank you, mother nature! It’s been a long and snow-filled winter for us on the East Coast, so as the weather begins to warm up, we’re happy to do the same. Not only are we bringing out our warmer weather wardrobe, but also our favorite beauty products made to be bright and full of light.
First on our list is none other than an important base to all our makeup needs (well, besides primer) — foundation. It’s safe to say that we’ve all been rocking that pale/light skin tone throughout the winter, and now it’s time to amp up our color for the spring without looking over-baked or unnatural. How do you do this? Just kick your winter shade up one or two notches. This will give your skin a natural glow that blends in beautifully with these upcoming warmer months. Just be sure to blend, blend, and blend some more.
Here are the best foundations for spring. Check them out for yourself in a shade that will compliment you beautifully. Remember your blenders, gals!

(bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF20 $29, www.bareescentuals.com)


(Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow! $36, www.benefitcosmetics.com)


(Maybelline Fit Me Foundation $7.99, www.ulta.com)


(Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup $39, www.urbandecay.com)

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