5 Pretty Things On The Internet: Jelly Manis Edition

Plus cheap summer beauty, product hacks, and more.
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Plus cheap summer beauty, product hacks, and more.

Here are my favorite internet finds from the past week:

I'm weary of finicky nail art, but I can't pull off the naked nails thing like Annie does because I'll bite them.

Enter sheer color manis! This post on Beauty Editor sings the praises of Dior Nail Glow -- its clear pink makes your nails look healthy and natural.

In the comments section of that piece, I read about "Jelly Manis" where you use a very sheer wash of color on your nails. After buffing, filing, and cuticle pushing, I used a clear blue, raspberry-scented polish from Urban Outfitters (it's now discontinued, which is a bummer) to get this look. I don't have to worry about chips or nail-biting. Corynne also has a simple, almost clear-pink mani right now (she used OPI Second Honeymoon).

Corynne and me, from left to right, displaying our floral dresses and jelly manis. My watch is Sofía Vergara for KMart and I'd recommend it to anyone. 

Corynne and me, from left to right, displaying our floral dresses and jelly manis. My watch is Sofía Vergara for KMart and I'd recommend it to anyone. 

A cute video introducing five really good, under $15 summer beauty products, including the $10 Sonia Kashuk Blending Sponge. I need to start using one of those. [POPSUGAR Beauty]

Really simple ways to combine beauty products you already own to create your own scented body lotion, matte nail polish, brow-tamer, and more. [Glo]

3 DIY hair looks for ladies with naturally textured Black hair, from Alana Williams of the Carol's Daughter store/salon in Harlem. [Refinery29]

I've been using the Tata Harper Aromatic Stress Treatment that Marci wrote about a few weeks ago. Then I read that Jean Godfrey-June (Lucky's beauty director) loves Tata's irritability treatment. It pains to me to admit that I actually need the irritability one way more than the stress one. Sorry, boyfriend-boy. Sorry, Olivia.

Got a beauty tip, article, or blog you want me to see? Email me at madeline@xojane.com or tweet me @madelinelou.