Get Crafty this St. Patrick's Day!

Irish or not, we're all invited to participate in the exciting festivities taking place this St. Patrick’s Day. And as with every major celebratory holiday, is here to provide you with, not only the best parties and events, but also, new ways to celebrate the holiday along the way. So before you head out to one of our many bar crawls happening nationwide, grab some crafty supplies, pump your favorite tunes, invite your friends, and challenge yourself to a few St. Patrick’s Day themed DIY activities as outlined below.

Sham-Rock these Nails for St. Paddy's Day!

Have you prepared you for St. Patrick's day yet? If you are like us and can't wait to get decked out from head to toe, look no further than MARS salon!

Then, take your stylish nails, dress yourself in your greenist outfit, and join us on one of our many bar crawls. We have over 50 crawls taking place nationwide, and you do not want to miss out on all of the fun.

Now, here's how to get the look!

1. Apply a base coat.

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1. Apply base coat.

2. Apply pink color polish as a French line.

3. Paint a flower on the French line with pink and yellow on thumb, middle and pinky fingers.

4. Paint flower on part of the base with green and yellow on index and ring fingers.

5. Attach a pearl by glue in the middle of the flowers.

6. Apply a top coat.

1. Apply a base coat.

2. Apply silver glitter polish on all fingers.

3. Apply Gold hologram polish on all fingers.

4. Apply a top coat.

Mars the Salon is located at606 Westmount Dr,West Hollywood,CA90069!

Noteworthy Nail Trends for 2013

Whether it’s nails dipped in “caviar,” glitter, or splattered with polka dots or animal print, the sky’s the limit when it comes to nail art in 2013. Nails are making a bold statement this year and there’s a multitude of hot trends showing up on celebrities and being offered at local salons. Gel or shellac? Square, round, or pointy stiletto nails? These are just a few of the latest options in nail decor Here are 10 hottest nail trends for 2013.

Stiletto: Pointy stiletto nails are the latest trendy nail shape, in which nails are filed into a point. To achieve this look, you have to apply acrylic nails or have long natural nails. Although this is a cool look, it isn't quite as functional as some of the other nail fads trending right now.

Fashion Week Inspired Nails

New York City Fashion Week has the globe talking about the latest designer duds. Be head to toe glam not just with your clothes, but with every minor detail right down to your nails. Kiss and Broadway Nails recently launched a new collection from Katie Cazorla, owner of LA Salon, The Painted Nail. There are six new nail dresses which are V-Day perfect. What's so great about Kiss Nails is that they are fun, funky, and super easy to use. For those who don't want to shell out big bucks on fancy manicures, this is a simple solution at just $6.99 per box. You can put the nail stickers on in just minutes (even the clumsy can do it) and they are just as easy to remove. Not to mention, they last up to a week, which is perfect for Fashion Week.

Nail Polish: With Limitless Options, It's Easy To Get Lost

Ah, the dreaded salon nail polish tower, more commonly known as the torture device laden with every shade one can imagine, plus colors that we never knew existed. All women have, at least once (most have been there countless times) had to walk up to the 10 foot nail polish mecca and somehow muster up the courage to make a snap decision with no turning back, well at least for a week or so. Sure, the similar colors are in some sort of a group, but this is no consolation, all this does is further the chaos of the mountainous cathedral. As a result, the job at hand seems more like a creative thinking challenge, rather than a relaxing lunch hour. Sweat beads on the back of the victim’s neck while the receptionist (who happens to be as friendly as a grizzly) screams “Pick a color!” over and over again until the chooser gets freaked out and then she grabs a sparkly neon blue without realizing it. By the time the hideous color registers in their brain, it's too late. The bright blue fate is sealed. Better luck next time. Want to beat the tower? Select any of these winter 2011 trendsetters.

Illamasqua's Bold Nail Colors

As soon as fall rolls around - leaves are changing, weather is changing, our wardrobes are definitely changing! Most of us start to either 'down-play' or 'play-up' ourselves. We either stay vibrant and colorful or we go bland and simple - keeping ourselves stylish nonetheless. The cool temperatures effect everyone differently. It can be exciting to throw on multiple layers and brave the outdoors! Likewise, some of us prefer to stay in, cozied up to (your choice of) a furry companion. Whether you are in or out, primping for the weekend or administering a DIY pedi, bold and sexy nail colors are calling. And we've picked out our favorite classics "avant-garde" inspired colors for this season.

DIY Spooky Halloween Nail Art

With Halloween only five days away, most of us (or maybe some of us) are scrambling around for a costume and cute extra accessories to nail the look.

So, you have everything else but your nails done. Check out these amazingly cute and spooky nail designs we found on Refinery 29!

In the Dark Cat Eyes: All you need is black and white nail polish. Make sure to use the "nail art" white nail polish with the refined brush to make the design easier. Paint three curves, color them in but leave a slight opening for that "eye" illusion.