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by Ida Hsiang
The best summer accessory is a tan. Whether it's from natural sun rays, or through the awesome invention of self-tanners, a golden hue adds warmth and sex-appeal and really pops when paired with the generally lighter summer color palette. While white and cream colored clothing have long been a summer staple for just that reason, another way to really help your tan pop is the use of sheer, light nail lacquers. Too icy for winter and too bland for spring, sheer, light nail polishes are just the thing for the sunny season. They make tans seem tanner and manicures look more pretty and polished (pun intended), but still allow you to indulge in the summer trend of bright and neon colored apparel. A sheer polish in a creamy nude or translucent white is clean, elegant and extremely versatile. Or try a tint of color like a pale blue or pastel purple to add a subtly chic and trendy edge to your summer look. You only need a coat or two to get this look just right, just remember to add a layer of a high-shine top coat every few days to keep manicures looking fresh and stylish! This work looks great on toes too, but they may need an extra coat. Click on the slideshow for some of my favorite sheer, light nail colors to get the most out of your summer tan!
Racks, boxes, stands and trays might not be on the top of your wishlist - until you become frustrated with a drawer full of tangled, clumped chains and charms. However, organizing elements have made a significant improvement in the design department, making these gems of containers and hangers irresistible! The creative knick-knack sculptors who have finally made practical use of their cute designs have no idea how grateful I am for the precious organizational art pieces! My dangling feather earrings are huge fans of the jewelry trees aplenty, while my rings are dish-girls all the way. Jewelery-hanging wall fixtures are perfect for keeping things accessible, yet out of the way, although I prefer to decorate my dresser space with serviceable trinkets like this! Creativity, however, is in the eye of the beholder -- any old cute thing to put stuff in can keep you happy, organized and jewelry-clump free!