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Guest Blogger: BunnieXOXO from BSugarCoated's Fourth of July Mani

Fourth of July glitter gradient mani

The Fourth of July holiday is almost here, so for this week's manicure, guest contributor BunnieXOXO from the nail polish blog bsugarcoated created a dazzling glitter gradient manicure in patriotic shades of red, white and blue. It's like fireworks for your fingertips! This nail art homage to Old Glory was created using Pure Ice nail polishes in Dazzle Me, Wide Awake and Freedom. Keep reading for the step-by-step tutorial, and be sure to check out bsugarcoated for details on the polishes used, plus more daily nail art inspiration.

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Jenni Kayne Delivers Fall's Must-Have Shoe at Her Resort 2014 Presentation

A look from the Jenni Kayne Resort 2014 collection

At her Resort 2014 presentation in NYC, designer Jenni Kayne serves up sweet separates with a California flare and D'orsay flats in leather which are undoubtedly poised to become Fall's must-have shoe. The Budget Babe contributor Vanessa Williams Stevenson has the scoop. —BB

by Vanessa Williams Stevenson
In June, Jenni Kayne presented her Resort 2014 collection, which features a huge selection of her beloved D'orsay flats, sandals, heels, and perfect signature separates. As always, Jenni's designs are refined and uncomplicated. Her aesthetic is simple and chic and all the pieces are instant classics, which can be easily woven into any wardrobe.

I love how straight forward this collection is. Among my favorites were the chain link sandals and the black leather sweatshirt. I also love the simplicity of the white tee, which has two fabrics, and the hot pink tank. The beautiful print on the top and pants is an original, designed by Jenni. The collection is available in November 2013. Which pieces do you have your eye on? —VWS