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Health, Beauty & Fitness Seeing Red Kissable lips? Check. Sexy bedroom eyes? Check. Seductive smell? Check. Now all that’s missing is a red-hot manicure and pedicure! Valentine’s Day is the best excuse to go all out with a fabulous manicure and pedicure and the Hamptons offer plenty of options to pamper yourself. Of course red is the color of the month and if this week’s runway shows in New York City are any indication, it will be the color of the season as well. From the long and pointy, to the rounded and short, perfectly manicured red nails truly flatter all hands and go seamlessly with fall’s ladylike trend. Though once considered scandalous, Coco Chanel is credited with changing that obsolete idea and these days whether you’re headed to a New York City nightclub or off to one of the Hamptons’ fine golfing clubs, there’s no going wrong with a clean, fire engine red manicure and the East End offers no shortage of nail salons. For those looking to go low-budget, buying a home manicure kit is an easy option. Essence of Beauty has a great one that includes a four way buffer, cuticle sticks, a crystal file, a nail clipper, a cuticle nipper, and a nail file, and at $6.99 (available exclusively at CVS), it’s at a price you really can’t beat. However, when doing your own nails, don’t forget to always use a base and topcoat, treat your cuticles, and trim your nails. After you’ve loaded up on all your basics, nail guru Deborah Lippman has a great kit called the

Lady in Red nail and Lip Kit. It comes with My Old Flame Classic True Red Nail Lacquer, a base coat/top coat combo, and My Old Flame Classic True Red Lip Lacquer ($24). It’s a great compliment to a basic manicure kit and comes in a cute black leather pouch. This product is available at lippmanncollection.com. If you’re not looking to splurge on a whole kit, keep it simple by just getting a top and base coat (Seche Natural Nail Care Products are great) and a bottle of your favorite apple red nail polish. A wonderful red option is Revlon’s Vixen, available at CVS, and at $4.59, it’s cheap and relatively long lasting. For a pricier alternative go with Chanel’s Le Vernis in Midnight Red ($19, neimanmarcus.com). It’s wonderfully shiny and

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has won accolades in many of the beauty industries leading publications. Finally, at $27 By Terry’s Scarlet Red shade is one of the most expensive options, but contains additional silicon resins that have a vinyllike ability to strengthen fragile nails by adding flexibility. The shade also has a supposedly rare ingredient called Oriental Essence, which makes your nails shiny and allows for a long lasting color. This rare shade can be found at barneys.com. For those looking for something a little bit more adventurous, nail art seems to be all the rage these days. One of my favorite nontraditional manicures was created by the London-based manicurist Zoe Pocock. Pocock created a “Louboutin manicure,” drawing her inspiration from the famous red Christina Louboutin shoe soles. The manicure entails polishing the top of the nail with your color of choice and then applying a bright red color to the underside of the nail – daring, sexy, and definitely cheaper then a buying a pair of Louboutin pumps! In the same vein manicurists at Creative Nail Design, who styled the nails of the Baby Phat models, suggest adding rhinestones to the underside of your manicured nails for a little extra sparkle. There are truly endless shades and styles for both fingers and toes to play around with for Valentine’s Day and whether you’re into the simple or going for something more daring, there is no way to go wrong with this forever classic shade. – Sharon Feiereisen

Dan's Papers Feb. 8, 2008  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

Dan's Papers Feb. 8, 2008  

Dan's Papers, the 51-year-old bible of the Hamptons, is owned by Manhattan Media, a multi-media publishing company based in New York City,...

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