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RED ALERT: A single-colour matte and gloss French manicure turns up the heat. OPI nail polish in So Hot It Burns, $12 through Butter London matte-finish top coat, $18 at Holt Renfrew (

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IN THE BUFF: Elongate your tips with nude-coloured nails. A chic alternative to the season’s brighter hues, ‘mannequin hands’ are both sophisticated and sassy. Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Fashion, $16 through Dandi Maestre ring, $280, bracelet, $170 through Spanx Lingerie slip, $95, Wolford slip, $380 at Holt Renfrew.

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DECO DIVA: First seen in the 1930s, the half-moon mani is back – with a twist. Silver Revlon nail polish in Metallic, $7.99 at drugstores across Canada. White Essie nail polish in Blanc, $9.99. Anne Sportun Experimental Jewellery rings, $935 each through Halston Heritage handbag, $495 at the Bay (

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RAINBOW BRIGHT: It takes a steady hand to master this multicoloured look. Purple: OPI nail polish in Can You Dig It, $12. Revlon nail polish in Cloud, $7.99. Green: OPI nail polish in Don?t Mess with OPI and Green-Wich Village, $12 each. Yellow: Hard Candy nail polish in #047, $4 at Wal-Mart ( OPI nail polish in Banana Bandana, $12. Blue: OPI nail polish in Suzy Says Feng Shui, $12. China Glaze nail polish in Bahamian Escape, $12 through Pink: OPI nail polish in Dim Sum Plum, $12. Deborah Lippmann nail polish, $16 in Constant Craving. French Connection necklace, $25 through Pamela Lauz bracelet, $1,525 through

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