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Video: Bobbie’s buzz on manicures

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updated 1/28/2011 11:10:39 AM ET 2011-01-28T16:10:39

Looking for an easy, fun way to to beat the winter blues? The answer may be right at your fingertips. Or, rather, on your fingertips. Learn how to spruce up your nails this season:

Customize a color
We ladies are loyal to our lacquers, so if you’ve ever found yourself in a dire situation similar to our Kathie Lee’s, whose favorite shade (Chanel’s Khaki Rose) was only available in a limited edition, have no fear. Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics can re-create your coveted nail colors, as well as match any discontinued makeup you may be missing. Inspired by KLG’s must-have, Giella created the taupe “Happy Hour” hue, as well as a silky beige “Bobbie's Buzz.” Neutrals like these can help you transition from the dreary days of winter into spring, and are great staples to wear year-round in between trends. ($25-$28; Giella.com)

Add some edge
If you are looking for something with a little more razzle-dazzle, OPI’s new Black Shatter Coat is quite literally nail art in a bottle. Inspired by graffiti art, this texturizing top coat will shrink to create a “crackle” effect when applied to anything from your natural nail to a bright bold color. Apply fewer coats for a more shattered, edgy look and more for chunkier-looking breaks. ($8.50; professional salons)

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Buff and bluff
Lastly, for those who prefer to go au naturel, Revlon’s Crazy Shine Nail Buffer can make your bare nails look meticulously manicured. What used to be a celebrity secret for both men and women, this buffer — now available at drugstores — will give your nails a top-coat shine in a matter of seconds. A great way to add an instant update to your digits before a last-minute meeting or event. ($3.49;Revlon.com)

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