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Pretty Smart: DIY Nail Decals

Pretty Smart: DIY Nail Decals

We’ve got Oscar noms at our fingertips

What do Leonardo DiCaprio and our ring finger have in common? Unfortunately, it’s not a diamond.

Using easy-to-find graphic paper and a little know-how, we put his face — and the rest of the Best Actor/Actress Oscar nominees’ — on our phalanges. In this Pretty Smart video, we show you the trick.

Not so keen on having Hollywood’s who’s who at your fingertips? Don’t worry: The how-to works for any photo. One of our editors did memes (Grumpy Cat got a thumbs-up); another did emojis. The possibilities are endless.

Just like our love for Leo.

Want to keep nailing it? Learn to do donut sprinkles (low-brow) and Richard Diebenkorn-inspired (high-brow) nail art.

Photo: Samantha Teich / DailyCandy

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Pretty Smart: Metallic Eye Tutorial

Pretty Smart: Metallic Eye Tutorial

Pixi Beauty’s makeup artist shows us how to use metallics

Tomorrow, it will be inappropriate if you don’t stuff your face with piles of food, wear elastic-waist pants, take a nap, and pick at leftovers around midnight.

Ensure you look good doing it with this metallic eye DIY, as taught to us by Pixi Beauty international makeup artist Amanda Bell.

We like it because it’s not as in your face as a smoky eye (it gives just a subtle glow) and takes only about five minutes. We use Pixi Beauty products in the video, but you can use whatever metallic shades you have at home.

Anything to draw attention away from your pumpkin pie baby.

Photo: Stephania Stanley for DailyCandy 

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Pretty Smart: A Workout Hairstyle

Pretty Smart: A Workout Hairstyle

A sporty braid tutorial from the official U.S. Open hairstylist

How is it that Rafa can play a grueling three-and-a-half-hour match on Monday and walk directly out of it looking like someone we’d like to marry?

We’ll skip to the short answer: his hair. Which is why, for today’s video, we went to the stylist who gave him those locks, Julien Farel, to see if he could bestow the same sweat-proof allure on our beauty editor, Jennifer Jackson.

Farel, who has been the official U.S. Open stylist for seven years (his pop-up salon is next to the player’s gym at Arthur Ashe), opts for a braided ponytail with minimal product. We adore the guaranteed-to-stay-put look.

You might even call it love.

For more information on Farel, go to julienfarel.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

Next Video: The Eyes Have It
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The Eyes Have It

The Eyes Have It

Makeup artist Amanda Bell gives us a quick tutorial

In an informal editors’ poll on which one type of makeup they’d take to a deserted island, concealer, bronzer, and mascara topped the list. Eyeliner/shadow was nowhere to be found.

Until now. Ever since Pixi makeup artist Amanda Bell showed us how to do a subdued, bronzed smoky eye, we feel naked without it.

The look doesn’t scream “I’m going to da club”; it’s versatile enough for pretty much anything (we like it for summer, but we’ll definitely wear it into winter). Even better, it takes only a thin pencil, a thick one, a blending brush, mascara, and about two minutes.

We think you’ll find it indispensable.

Endless Silky Eye pen in Cafe Gold, available at pixibeauty.com, $15; Lid Last Shadow pen in Bronze Brilliance, available at pixibeauty.com, $18; Large Lash mascara in Bold Black, available at pixibeauty.com, $18; Natural Brow Duo, available at pixibeauty.com, $18.

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Quick Fix: Metallic Eye Makeover

Quick Fix: Metallic Eye Makeover

Three ways to master the trend

Leave your makeup bag at home: In this Be Ready in a Flash video, our advertising and commerce editor, Larkin Clark, proves that one product — metallic liquid eyeliner — can be your new after-work staple (whether you loved the ’80s or not).

Try it out and tweet a photo of your new look with #PowerShotBeReady. Learn more about Canon PowerShot at usa.canon.com.

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Quick Fix: Vintage-Inspired Hair

Quick Fix: Vintage-Inspired Hair

An elegant updo you can accomplish in less than five minutes

Wouldn’t it be nice to look like a silver-screen goddess all day every day? In this Be Ready in a Flash video, our advertising and commerce editor, Larkin Clark, shows you how to channel old-school glamour with pins, a hair band, and a magical product that fits in your purse.

Try it out and tweet a photo of your new do with #PowerShotBeReady. Learn more about Canon PowerShot at usa.canon.com.

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Pretty Smart: Michelle Phan’s Cosmetic Highlighter Tutorial

Pretty Smart: Michelle Phan’s Cosmetic Highlighter Tutorial

The YouTube star shows us how to work fast makeup magic

There are thousands of makeup- and hair-related channels on YouTube, so if you’ve got the No. 1 spot, you’re doing something right.

Michelle Phan holds the title — and deservedly so: She can do anything with makeup. (Watch her Daenerys Targaryen makeover for proof.)

In today’s Pretty Smart, she demonstrates how to use a cosmetic highlighter for glowing skin and fuller lips in less than two minutes. Ever since the shoot, we consider the product an indispensable part of our routine.

Kind of like her YouTube channel.

Want more beauty tips from Phan? Check out the nine items she takes on summer trips and go to youtube.com/michellephan. The highlighter she uses in the video is available at sephora.com.

Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy

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Pretty Smart: Michelle Phan’s 9 Summer Beauty Essentials

Pretty Smart: Michelle Phan’s 9 Summer Beauty Essentials

Items the YouTube star can’t live without

Has your suitcase ever been so full you couldn’t fit even another tube of mascara? Or is that just us?

Prevent overpacking with help from YouTube superstar Michelle Phan (she’s got more subscribers than Lady Gaga — no joke). In today’s video, she has just nine hair and skin products that fulfill all your vacation needs, from a day on the beach to cocktails on the town.

Want more beauty tips from Phan? Check out her summer makeup secret and go to youtube.com/michellephan.

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SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Beauty Favorites

SuChin Pak’s Currently Coveting: Summer Beauty Favorites

Our chief correspondent’s obsessions right now

Between the chlorine and UV rays, summer can do a number on your hair and skin. That’s why, in today’s video, SuChin has a DIY protectant for your strands and a facial in a jar. As a bonus, she’s got a chemical-free mouthwash that you won’t want to kiss without.

This week’s picks are available at dollymoo.com and etsy.com.

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Pretty Smart: Makeup Contouring Tips

Pretty Smart: Makeup Contouring Tips

Jenine Pizza gives us a step-by-step tutorial

Cosmetics can hold transformative power (see: any thousand-page slide show of celebs without makeup).

In today’s Pretty Smart video, Jenine Pizza, brand manager at Beauty Addicts, teaches our beauty editor, Jennifer Jackson, basic methods of contouring (a.k.a. using makeup to enhance your bone structure). All you need is bronzer and foundation to achieve a more defined jawline, slimmer nose, and higher cheekbones.

The best part? It takes about a minute max. The results are noticeable, but not over the top (read: no foundation chin straps here).

Getting stared down never felt so good.

To buy any of the products Pizza uses in the video, go to beautyaddicts.com. For more beauty tips, check out our videos on covering a blemish, doing a cat eye look, and tweezing your eyebrows.