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It’s that time of year again. I can hear the school bells ringing from here. Back to school is a bittersweet time of year when the summer’s coming to a close, but you’re thrust back in the mix of classes, assignments, hallways and books. At least there’s a perk for every young lady out there that likes to keep her fingertips dipped in the trendiest nail colors and patterns and that’s the latest DIY manicures from Red Carpet Manicure!

The DIY trend in manicures is becoming more common–allowing ladies to change their nail colors as much as they change their minds. We sat down with Gina Eppolito–the manicurist responsible for the nails of Rihanna, Sarah Jessica Parker and Jada Pinkett Smith, among others–to chat about DIY manicures, hot summer and back to school trends and more.

What do you like best about DIY manicures?

DIY manicures allow you to create your own vision of your nails and to truly appreciate original creativity. Some of my best memories of doing my own nails were when I first started to create my own nail designs in my parents basement when I was 15 years old.

Why would someone DIY as opposed to going to a salon?

A DIY manicure allows you to personalize your nail style. With three Red Carpet Manicure nail art kits to choose from, the creative possibilities are endless. It doesn’t hurt that the kits won’t break the bank either!

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You say that reverse French manicures are a big trend for the fall. How would one go about creating this look?

It’s simple! First use a sheer shade as the base of the nail. I love using Red Carpet Manicure’s ‘Glitterazzi’ or ‘Tinseltown,’ both of which have a soft touch of glitter. Then graze the tips with the color of your choice and start out small because you can always make it thicker. Red Carpet Manicure’s French Manicure kit has French Tip guides in assorted shapes, so you have plenty of options. Neons are hot for summer right now and make for great layering.

Are there specific color combinations that would be best for fall/back to school season?

Forest green and nude look amazing together and are a fabulous combo for fall. Teal green paired with a deep purple shade is a must. My personal favorites are “And the Winner Is” paired with “9 Inch Heels.”

Are there any other easy nail art ideas that are hot for back to school?

Fading and glitter are all the rage for back to school, especially when done in your schools colors! Red Carpet Manicure’s Tips & Tricks kit provides detailed steps to create the fade look, while Gems & Jewels supplies the glitter and a wheel of jewels that will have your nails sparkling in no time!

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