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From the Beauty Closet: Fun, Fresh Manicure

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Nail design isn't anything new, but finding pretty, sophisticated takes--great for bachelorette parties and bridal showers--are kind of rare. And when that design comes on an adhesive strip that's easy to apply and remove, even better. That means no smudges, chips, or drying wait time.

I recently tried Essie's Sleek Stick nail appliqués, launching this month (available in 12 patterns), and I'm obsessed. For more great new ones and to see the style that Liz Regalia, our digital associate editor, tested—and got tons of compliments on—scroll through the gallery below.

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I tried Essie's Sleek Sticks in Over the Moon. I adored the mauve color and blingy stones that brought out the glow in my own.

1 I tried Essie's Sleek Sticks in Over the Moon. I adored the mauve color and blingy stones that brought out the glow in my own.

Liz Regalia tried Essie's appliques in Oh My Gold! Our editor in chief actually stopped her in the elevator to tell her how much she liked them.

2 Liz Regalia tried Essie's appliques in Oh My Gold! Our editor in chief actually stopped her in the elevator to tell her how much she liked them.

Here, a close up of some of our favorite ones. Love to Love You, inked with calligraphy, was a crowd pleaser.

3 Here, a close up of some of our favorite ones. Love to Love You, inked with calligraphy, was a crowd pleaser.

Available this month, Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips French Mani Strips. They come in eight patterns. We loved the gold tips.

4 Available this month, Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips French Mani Strips. They come in eight patterns. We loved the gold tips.

But, the silver version is equally stunning and would love fab with platinum or white gold bands.

5 But, the silver version is equally stunning and would love fab with platinum or white gold bands.

L'Oreal's Colour Riche Nail Lingerie, available this month in three delicate designs, work with any nail polish. Once lacquer is dried, simply stick these on over it.

6 L'Oreal's Colour Riche Nail Lingerie, available this month in three delicate designs, work with any nail polish. Once lacquer is dried, simply stick these on over it.

Too pretty for words! This design will really make your ring sparkle.

7 Too pretty for words! This design will really make your ring sparkle.

Do you have a gold band? Accent it with these glamorous gold flecks.

8 Do you have a gold band? Accent it with these glamorous gold flecks.

We gilded this model's nail tips for our winter metallics story. See how subtle nail design can be?

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