Our favorite nude nail polishes for every skin tone.

I Love It! Best Nude Nail Polishes

I’ve recently gotten into the habit of taking my own nail polish to the salon for manicures. My nails have been peeling lately, which make the polish prone to chipping, no matter what brand I use. When I bring my own colors, I can quickly touch up any chips throughout the week, which makes the...

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Our picks for the best new nude accessories this spring.

Spring 2014 Trend: New Nude Accessories

Let us count the reasons why we love nude accessories so much. 1) They go with everything. 2) They look appropriate anywhere and everywhere, from work to weekends. 3) They give a sense of timeless chicness to any personal style. 4) They’re a no-brainer when you’re at a loss of what to wear. This list...

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The Ciate Chalkboard Manicure is the perfect activity to do with the kids this weekend!

It’s Doodle Time: The Best Chalkboard Manicure

A few months back, Amelia and I had such a blast with the Ciaté Colorfoil Manicure, which I aptly called The Worlds Easiest Nail Art Kit. Of course, we had to go back to Ciaté for more mani fun. This time, we tried the Read More >

Our beauty tips on beating the winter blues!

Beat Those Winter Blues!

Despite the fact that Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year, was last month, I think this whole season can be called Blue Winter. In fact, it’s snowing right now. And it snowed yesterday. And this weekend? Yes, two storms will roll through the Big Apple. More than ever before, I’ve been...

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Our favorite floral print wardrobe essentials for spring 2014.

Spring 2014 Trend: Florals

We’re in the homestretch of the longest winter ever and are anxiously counting down the days until spring: 22 to be exact! Eager to ditch our arctic chic wardrobe, we’re already strategizing our first spring fashion splurge. One major spring trend we’re lusting over: bright, bold florals. We first...

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The best nude nail polishes straight from the runway!

New York Fashion Week 2014 Recap: Nude Nails

New York Fashion Week 2014 just wrapped up and we were busy backstage scoping out the newest trends. One of our favorite topics: nails, nails, nails! From mattes, prints and even two-tone patterns, many manis stood out on the runway, sometimes even becoming more of a must-have trend than the clothes themselves. One of the...

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Rachel Hayes, founder of Pretty Impressed, with husband Stuart Gayle

Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Valentine’s Day is coming up, which means tons of articles, posts, and ads pushing the bombshell thing. Do we want to look pretty and pulled together? Yes! But the sexy vixen thing may be overkill. That said, all the Valentine’s Day buzz does make you think a bit more about your date night beauty routine—and...

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Amelia Gayle used Ciaté Colorfoil Manicure to create an easy nail art effect.

World’s Easiest Nail Art Kit: Ciaté Colorfoil Manicure

There’s no shortage of nail polish in my household. In fact, Amelia has become quite the nail artiste, attempting more and more detailed manis—which generally leads to big a mess on the kitchen table. When Ciaté sent me their Very Colourfoil Manicure kit, $19, of course we...

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The components of the The Clarisonic Pedi Sonic Foot Transformation kit.


As winter slowly rolls in, it’s only natural to stop paying so much attention to your feet since they’ll always be wedged into boots. Hence, the need for presentable polished toes is put on hold until next spring. But watch out—before you know it, your heels can become so rough and cracked, that you’ll feel...

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Elaine D'Farley, SELF Beauty Director

Elaine D’Farley On Adoption, SELF and Her Dress Code

When Elaine D’Farley, SELF Magazine’s Beauty Director, arrived for our interview, the contents of her overflowing purse reflects everything that Pretty Impressed is about. “I have Izze’s library books and a T-shirt for her performance that she forgot this morning, the last 3 issues of SELF because I have a ton of meetings...

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