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Get Katy Perry's MTV Video Music Awards Nail Look

If you're into nail art or looking for something wild for Halloween, you might be interested to know that Katy Perry wore Broadway 2-Step Natural Nails at the MTV Video Music Awards. Why is this so interesting?! Because Broadway 2-Step Nails are just $4.49 and you can easily create your own look at home!

For Katy, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees applied Broadway 2-Step nails as a base underneath her favorite design/polish. In lieu of glue, Kyees secured the nails to Katy using the Kiss Mega Hold Tabs – a short-term alternative to nail glue. Katy wore her 2-Step Nails adorned with head-and-body decals of husband Russell Brand - which I don't recommend you do, because that would be weird, but I'm sure you can come up with your own fabulous designs!

Broadway 2-Step Nail Kit is available at for $4.49
Kiss Mega Hold Tabs are available at Walgreens and for $1.99

The Look for Less: Stella McCartney Sequin Jacket

Stella McCartney's stunning sequin jacket is $4,495 at Bergdorf Goodman. Talk about effortless glamour! (Except for the price…)

Get the look for less with Charlotte Russe's sequin dress jacket, $54.50. Pair it with a simple tank, dark jeans and heels for an easy yet totally eye-catching evening or party look. Love.

Spot the Steal: Sequin Cardigan

Time for another taste test: Scroll down and examine the two sparkly cardigans below, then see if you can guess which one costs $22.80 and which one costs $246! Think your coworkers could tell the difference if you were wearing the steal to a holiday office party? Click on either image for the answer.

Robert Rodriguez at ShopStyle

Forever 21 at ShopStyle

Budget Home: Dishmate and ECOS by Earth Friendly Products

Recently I had the opportunity to test out two products from Earth Friendly Products, namely Ultra Dishmate Natural Grapefruit Liquid Dishwashing Cleaner and ECOS Magnolia & Lily All Natural Laundry Detergent. Like most people, I try to be aware of the chemicals I'm using in my home and on my body, but at the end of the day, I just want something effective and affordable. So I'm thrilled to tell you that yes! Both products work wonderfully and they're a great value. More details after the jump.