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TEN MANICURE-PEDICURE IDEAS TO TRY

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Find the perfect polish unions to suit your personality.

Girls love their nail polish. After all, nothing perks up your looks better than gorgeous bright hues on tips n toes. Besides, it’s such a fun way of expressing your personality and channel your inner Goddess. But it isn’t always easy for a working gal like you to wear bold, chirpy colors on your pinkies. We’ve got the perfect solution to your dilemma. Why not just keep the soft shades on hands and bold on your feet? The overall look will be terrific provided you stay within the same color family. Whether you’re into pastel princessy hues or glamorous diva tints or even edgy rocker chic shades, we’ve got you covered with these ten creative manicure-pedicure pairings! Read on to find your perfect match!

Presenting 10 best manicure-pedicure color ideas:

1. Pink Princess

Feel like a princess with a shimmery baby pink manicure and a soft rose pedicure. Soft, pretty shades spell romance, sophistication and style. You love delicate pinks, creams, violets, roses, whites and all things nice. Besides, soft pinks never go out of date and flatter everyone! One of the cutest mani-pedi ideas to go for

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Lacquer, Shade Pink Champagne

Pedicure: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Vernis, Shade Ingenious Rose

Manicure ideas- pink princess

2. Surfer Girl

This is for the girl who’s a water baby. She loves the sand, surf, beach and sunny skies. For the girl who loves all things aqua, a soft pastel blue manicure with a rich navy pedicure. In fact, this manicure-pedicure color idea combination is fresh and perfect for the entire summer!

Manicure: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Vernis: Shade Blueberry Ice

Pedicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade Ladies Night

pedicure ideas- surfer girl

3. Floral Fantasy

You like nothing better than to potter around in the garden surrounded by flowers, the birds and the bees. While others go ecstatic over cupcakes and chocolates you’d rather surround yourself with bunches of carnations, honeysuckle, lilies and violets. Indulge yourself in a floral inspired nail pairing with a rosy coral on the fingernails and a punchy azalea pink on the toenails.

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade Coral Craze

Pedicure: L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Vernis: Shade Shocking Pink

manicure color ideas- floral fantasy

4. Naturally Glam

For the girl who likes to be perfectly coifed from head to toe without spending too much time doing so. You love easy, non-fussy styles. Besides it’s such an effortless, inexpensive and low-maintenance way to look naturally glamorous. Try a sparkling neutral for your hands and a polished flesh toned nude for the toes.

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Lacquer: Shade All that Glitters

Pedicure: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish: Shade Caramel Melt

pedicure color ideas- naturally glam

5. Rock Chic

You’re the kind of gal who likes to walk on the wild side. Your style is all about leather jackets, skinny jeans and clunky accessories. Silver and black are your favourite hues. Now amp up the edgy vibe with this cool, rock chick inspired polish pairing, a midnight glossy black-blue for the hands with a shimmery starry black for your toes.

Manicure: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Vernis: Shade Midnight

Pedicure: Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Lacquer: Shade Starry Nights

manicure and pedicure ideas- rock chic

6. Scarlet Siren

You’re the kind of girl who thought Marilyn Monroe and Greta Garbo epitomized everything a woman should be. You like to paint the town red and go gaga over willowy French femmes brooding dramatically while making smoke circles. Now channel your inner sexy siren with this stunning scarlet polish pairing. There is nothing hotter and more glamorous than a bold red!

Manicure: L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Vernis: Shade Exquisite Scarlet

Pedicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade Downtown Red

manicure and pedicure ideas- scarlet siren

7. Fuchsia Rebel

You don’t mind taking risks or the road less travelled. If long hair is in vogue you opt for a pixy cut! Distressed jeans, dramatic kohl eyes and silver charms are your dress code. For the pretty rebel who isn’t afraid to take risks and face the consequences, here’s a feisty pink for the finger nails and a bold fuchsia for toes.

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades):  Shade Pinkalicious

Pedicure: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish: Shade Pink Burst

manicure and pedicure ideas- fuchsia rebel

8. Red Carpet Ready

You’ve never missed a showing of the Oscars, Grammys or Bollywood awards on TV. When you’re invited to a posh affair you spend days agonizing over your outfit, makeup and accessories. Well, you don’t need to be a celebrity to look glamorous and “red carpet ready”! Dazzle like a diva with sparkling nails in gold and crimson.

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Glitter Mania Nail Lacquer: Shade Red Carpet

Pedicure: Lakme Absolute Color Illusion Nail Polish: Shade Desire

manicure and pedicure ideas- red carpet ready

9. Going Green

You love the great outdoors, the sun in the big blue sky and velvety grass beneath your bare feet. Sitting under the canopy of a tree amidst nature is your idea of an afternoon well spent. Go green with this cool polish pairing, a pastel summery mint on the hands with a deep rich teal green on the feet.

Manicure: Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Polish: Shade Mint Julep

Pedicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade Tenacious Teal

manicure and pedicure ideas- going green

10. Purple Haze

You have a peaceful, tranquil air about you. You’re sensitive and compassionate, always thinking for others before yourself. Your gentle, free spirit loves the occasional indulgence. For girls who love the color of royalty, here’s a wearable purple and lavender combination that works really well!

Manicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade Lavender Lies

Pedicure: Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer (In 40 shades): Shade The Devil Wears Purple

manicure and pedicure ideas- purple haze

By Ankita Chaturvedi, beauty blogger and author of Corallista.com, a one stop destination for beauty reviews, looks and tutorials.

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