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Where to fix chipped nail polish between shows at Toronto Fashion Week

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Web Her Majestys Pleasure Where to fix chipped nail polish between shows at Toronto Fashion Week(Images courtesy of Her Majesty’s Pleasure)

You’re at World MasterCard Fashion Week and you’re in desperate need of a blowout, a manicure and/or some Zen time – where do you go? All week we’ll be sharing nail bars, salons and spas within easy walking/Uber-ing distance from David Pecaut Square.

Her Majesty’s Pleasure
556 King Street West

Walking distance from David Pecaut Square: 12 minutes
Uber-ing distance from David Pecaut Square: 4 minutes

Nails in rough shape? Her Majesty’s Pleasure, a spot that’s “equal parts spa, salon, café, boutique and bar,” has you covered. If you’re short on time, the Speedy Manicure service ($25) will have your nails filed, cuticles tamed and nails polished in 20 minutes. If your next show isn’t for an hour, you’ve got time for gel polish. Whatever service you get, add on the scalp and shoulder massage ($15), which, in a word, I would describe as heavenly.

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#NYFW Spring 2015: The hottest nail colour

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white nails spring2015 #NYFW Spring 2015: The hottest nail colourThe graphic, stark white nails at the Kate Spade Spring 2015 show

 Will probably be white. I mean, I’m reaching here (or maybe I’m willing it to come true out of personal obsession), since I’ve only done three shows since touching down in NYC for New York Fashion Week. But when I caught up with high-profile nail artist Deborah Lippmann today, she confirmed my suspicion. “I’m seeing a trend in white, especially different versions of white. Whether it’s white, opalescent or sheer,” she said, while shaping cuticles in flawless half moons, orange stick in hand. When she was painting the nails for Kate Spade (above) she was removing white polish from models’ nails who had arrived from a previous show. She also painted a variation of white—Lancome’s Beige Romance—at Jason Wu a few hours later. Three hours, three versions of white nails? There’s something happening, for sure.

So I asked Lippmann, what’s so covetable about white? You won’t believe her response…

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How to make your nails appear longer in a flash

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make your nails appear longer How to make your nails appear longer in a flashThese almond shape nails for Fall 2014 are what I dream of. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com.

Still trying to get your nails to grow long enough to finally get that coveted, on-trend almond shape? Join the club – I’ve been trying to get my usual slightly rounded, square-ish nails to do the same. The trick for me is to get them long enough in the first place. Until I finally get to my desired length, Melissa Forrest, nail pro for Sally Hansen, gave me some pointers on how to get my nails to grow faster and, at the very least, fake that they look longer. Here are her three secrets.

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