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Monday, April 21, 2014
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NAIL POLISH NEWS: Zoya Summer 2014 Collection Launch

This just in! Featuring Tickled & Bubbly by Zoya 2 new collections for Summer 2014! Laugh, Giggle, Chuckle and Smile! Welcome to a happy Summer season of long-wearing, feel good BIG5FREE* nail color by Zoya featuring two new collections destined to bring out your inner Glee!  Check out the new shades for Summer 2014! I’m really looking forward to the
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY NAIL ART : FEATURING BLUMARINE SPRING 2014

Today’s Tutorial Thursday is inspired from the runway collection featured for Spring 2014 by Blumarine.  A simple spackle print that translates great into DIY nail art.  You don’t need any special tools for this nail art project.  Just nail polish and a paper towel and you’re ready to go!  Check out the steps below. The Tools: White Nail Polish: Azature
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MANI MONDAY: ESSIE GEL POLISH REVEALED

Today I wanted to share with you 2 of my newest favorite gel polish colors for spring from Essie’s new Gel Polish Line!  If you haven’t had the opportunity to try out Essie’s line of Gel Polish I would highly recommend it!  (mainly used in salons) Not only is it easy to soak off, but it’s easy to apply, glides
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: NAIL ART INSPIRED BY GALLIANO

My muse for today’s Tutorial Thursday Nail Art design: From the most recent collection released by John Galliano for 2014 Fall Ready-To-Wear A cool look to wear with or without the beige… check out the steps below to get these trendy nails! (Links to items mentioned in this post can be found at the bottom of the page) The Tools:
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NAIL POLISH REVEALED: FEATURING ZOYA SPRING 2014

Zoya released 6 new shades for Spring 2014 in their brand new collection named Awaken! I would sum up this collection as a mix of 6 sherbert toned shimmers and cream colored lacquers.  Perfect for Spring and Summer and Vegan Friendly! Each shade retails on www.zoya.com for $9/ bottle.  Or you can buy all 6 polishes in the collection for
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: NAIL ART INSPIRED BY REEM ACRA

This piece from Reem Acra’s Fall 2014 Collection inspired me to try something a little different this Thursday.   I decided to use gel polish and a gold glitter pigment additives to get these trendy nails. Naturally this would be a very simple design to create using natural nail lacquer… just a few simple wavy lines and you’re done.  But
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GEL POLISH REVEALED: Pros, Cons & Clarifying the Myths!

Today’s focus is on Gel Manicures & clearing up the many questions and concerns regarding them! Here are a few of the negatives I’ve heard from various women regarding gel manicures. Time Consuming After soak off damage to my natural nails $$$ Now let me shed some light on the subject.  For the past month I’ve been wearing gel polish
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: Sonia Rykiel Inspired Nail Art

It’s the printed script that first caught my eye, in Sonia Rykiel’s Fall 2014 Collection, which immediately translated into this weeks nail art for Tutorial Thursday! Known for her signature sweaters this Russian Romanian Jew opened her first boutique in 1968 on Paris’ Left Bank.  Nicknamed the “Queen of Knits” she’s the first designer to put seams on the outside
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MANI MONDAY: MAGICAL PIXIE TEXTURED POLISH FOR SPRING 2014

If you’re looking for some sparkly textured pastels for the spring time, look no further.  Zoya recently launched 3 new shades for Spring 2014.  My overall thoughts on the new Pixie Dust collection is sort of …. ehhh.. they’re okay.  They’re very pretty and very sparkly, but also very textural.  Kind of a pain to polish… due to the thick
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: LAYERING LACQUERS WAYS TO JAZZ UP YOUR SOLID NAILS

In need of some creative inspiration?  Tired of your boring solid nail color but don’t feel like trying out your artistic skills just yet?  Well don’t fret, today i’ve decided to talk about layering. Yup… it’s so simple.  All you need is a solid color nail polish and 1 textured polish (preferably with a clear base) and VOILLA!  A whole
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MANI MONDAY: BARELY THERE NATURAL NAILS

Happy St. Patty’s Day!  While everyone’s wearing green today… why not talk about something to blend with your green attire?!  I’m talking about natural nails for Mani Monday!  Today’s i decided to pull out some of my barely there, natural shades of nail polish for some side by side comparisons and reviews.  Colors that you can wear with anything without
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: Nail Art Inspired By Fashion

Today’s Tutorial Thursday nail art is inspired by a fabulous designer Pamella Roland.  This particular piece is from her Pre-Fall 2014 Collection.  The collection cleverly combines animal prints with formal wear, showcasing an elegant side to animal print patterns.  Absolutely LOVE IT!! Check out the entire Pamella Roland Pre-Fall Collection. Follow the 3 simple steps to get these Fashion Forward
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MANI MONDAY: COMPAIRING FAVORITE SHADES OF PURPLE NAIL POLISH

For today’s Mani Monday post I decided to compare a few of my favorite shades of purple nail polish from various recent collections by Azature, Zoya and Essie.  Many times you’ll see a new nail polish released and say to yourself… How does this compare to one of my other favorite shades… So I  pulled out a few of my
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TUTORIAL THURSDAY: Easy Steps for Fancy Nails

It’s TRENDY NAIL TUTORIAL THURSDAY! Today I wanted to show you how to add a subtle twist to a once solid nail, transforming your nails using a simple nail art design.  One way of changing the look of your solid nails is by using a matte nail polish! Another way is by adding a simple element to each nail. In
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NAIL NEWS: OPI Launches Brazil Collection for Spring/Summer 2014

  Carnaval of Color! If you haven’t seen it in your local salon or beauty supply store you need to go check it!  It’s the brand new collection by OPI called “Brazil” out for Spring/Summer 2014. Here’s the skinny on the collection! Brazil by OPI brings the colors of tropical rainforests and warm sandy beaches to nails and toes for
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