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Manicurist Holly Falcone Ditched Fashion Week for Cape Town

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Welcome to Beauty Diary: Seven days of getting glam with an industry insider. From publicists to professional makeup artists, this is a week in the life of someone who lives and breathes beauty.

Brooklyn-based manicurist Holly Falcone skipped out on fashion week this year for the opportunity to do the nails for Major Lazer's dancers—at a show in South Africa. Not a bad excuse to ditch the peacocking and blizzards of NYFW, eh?

Unfortunately, Holly's admittedly highly flammable liquid monomer (a must for doing acrylic nails) was confiscated at customs, but she still managed to have a great time touring local wineries, shopping for fabric at the markets, and checking out the competition at local salons. Check out her diary after the jump, which includes her basic manicure essentials and a meeting back in New York with the colorful Floss Gloss team.

· Holly Falcone [Official Site]
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