12 manis to rock when the world ends
Sorry, Twinkies. Sure, you might be the bunker grub of choice, but I’m stocking up on other sweets for the End of Days. Fingers crossed my supply won’t run out.
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You glow, girl
Lights out? No prob. Your cell phone’s battery can only last so long, so why not deck your digits in glow bright neons to show the way? Brilliant!
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GPS at your fingertips
Well, the OG GPS: maps. Worry no more that you’ll lose your way. Get where you’re going without wasting a half hour just trying to fold the map back up again.
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Whoa, talk about fierce! It’s going to be a dog-eat-dog world if the Mayans were right. Claw your way to the top with these ferocious fingertips.
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Nothing says “predators beware” quite like spikes. Didn’t stock up on the trend while ya could? These tough tips should do the trick.
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Stud your ground
Let’s up the fierce factor with 3D studs. Who said nail art was too dainty to ward off shady characters?
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Odds are new hues won’t be as readily available in the post-apocalyptic world. Easy solution: making a custom color with your makeup stash.
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Nail art fit for a museum
You can bet museums will be closed, too. Keep your favorite works of art close to your heart, err, fingers.
Yup, same goes for wearable works of art. Bring your fave trends with you while NYFW is put on hold. Fall ’13 shows cancelled? Never! Fashion always prevails.
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Lessons in geometry
Admit it: You’d be bored if school were cancelled forever. Brush up on your math smarts with lines, triangles and grids galore.
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Go with glitter
There is never a bad time to wear glitter. What? There just isn’t. The End of Times is kinda like the end of the year, so just amp up your NYE glitz.
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And now the finishing touch. In honor of the Mayan prophecy, I whipped up a tribal mani tutorial. Truthfully, I would have preferred to paint the actual calendar on my tips, but that requires a magnifying glass, an art degree and an extra thousand years just to finish it. Besides, this print was seen practically everywhere this year, so why not send off the world with the year’s best print?
• Clear coat
• Base coat (preferably light)
• 3 colors (or more, if you’re bold)
• Thin paintbrush, nail pens or toothpick
Need more nail art to keep you busy while the world ends? We’ve got lots—and I mean lots—of tutorials right here.
Which mani are you rocking out when the world ends? Blog about it, babes.