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The Y2K Manicure Trend You’ll See Everywhere

Cue up "Pon De Replay" and keep scrolling to get some inspiration from the Y2K wave.

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The wave of nostalgic fashion and style trends are far from over, with the latest trend hitting timelines screaming 2001. A decade marked by flamboyant fashions and iconic VMA appearances, the 2000s were saturated with culture and innovation. That pop-infused energy has translated to the nail world; flashy swirls with the brightest hues of seasonal it-colors like hot pink and green are saturating the timelines. The designs vary from neon color blocking to fun rainbow swirls to detailed sketches of your favorite early 2000s characters.


Whether you were a fan of the early 2000s or dreadfully hate Juicy Couture, you can't deny this trend is fresh, fun, and a perfect way to transition into a new season. Cue up "Pon De Replay" and keep scrolling to get some inspiration from the Y2K wave.

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Whether it was in passing at a meeting, while chatting with your best friend over cocktails, or in your favorite travel group, the phrase Mercury Retrograde has always been associated with catastrophic setbacks - especially those that relate to technology, travel and communication. This final Mercury Retrograde of the year takes place from September 27 to October 18 and is based in Libra, the sign ruling relationships, harmony, balance and justice. Don't be surprised if an ex comes crawling back to you now, or if you find yourself trying to slip back in your old bae's DMs in the coming weeks!

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Sevyn Streeter recently released her latest album Drunken Wordz Sober Thoughtz and it's sexy. I'm talking, you may add a few songs to "the playlist," sexy. A few of my favorite tracks are "Change My Mind," "Nasty Girl," and "Wet Dreams." And while this album is definitely a mood-setter, I realize that I connect most of her songs with special moments or memories. When I belt out "B.A.N.S.," I'm really yelling at my ex. And when "It Won't Stop" is on repeat, it's because it's because I'm daydreaming of a relationship that makes me feel as free and beautiful as that song. But, in my opinion, that's what music is supposed to do, make you feel, escape, and think.

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