Matte & Shiny Nails – The Dark Side

I love this look! Matte & Shiny french combo using a dark polish. If you’re not brave enough to try this at home.. definitely check with your local salon to see if they offer manicures with matte polish & shiny tips. Here’s how I got this look.  Apply 1 layer of base coat –  (Any …

Madison Ave-hue Matte with Shiny Tips

Matte & Glossy Nails

Good Morning Nail Enthusiasts! Today I wanted to address the very popular combo Matte & Glossy Nails!  Another twist on a French Manicure seen in fashion magazines, Pinterest & pretty much in any media where fashion & beauty collide. And although I like to stay ahead of the trend I too wanted to try this …

Madison-Ave-Hue-Essie

Essie Madison Ave-Hue Spring 2013

Good Morning Nail Enthusiasts! If you’ve painted your nails at home you’ll be able to relate to what I’m about to say.. You know when you start to put on your first coat of polish and it doesn’t coat evenly, leaving sheer stripes on your nails?  Then you apply your 2nd coat hoping it will …

Masculine Manicured Hands

Mani Monday – Mens Editon – Nail Care For Men

Good Morning Nail & Beauty Enthusiasts! This edition of “Mani Monday” is dedicated to all of those special men out there. There are 4 different types of men. Ultra manicured men Sometimes manicured Rarely manicured (This guy will get a manicure if his significant other begs & pleads w/ him to have it done & …

Blue Nails with Crackle Polish

Tangled Up In Blue – Crackle Polish

Looking for a simple way to accent a nail and don’t have time to paint a crazy intricate design. Crackle Polishes are Your Go-2! Any crackle polish can be applied over your dry nail polish to create a mosaic effect!  You can even paint a stripe of one color and a stripe of another color …

French Manicure

Keep It Movin’!

I Wanna Scream & Shout & Let It All Out! Good Morning fellow manicure enthusiasts! Here’s a lil’ story for you… If you’re feeling like the world is gonna end… stuff just isn’t working out… you’re almost ready to give up… DON’T! Always, keep it movin’! It will all work itself out!!!! Its Wednesday early …

Dragonfly French Manicure

Dragonfly French Manicure

I love how Avant–garde nail designs, colors and accent nails have been accepted as the latest trend in today’s fashion. A few years ago my little cousin came over and decided to dabble with my polishes.   She chose a different color for each nail and at the time I was thinking… Oh boy.. this is …

Classic French Manicure

Classic French Manicure

~ Trendy Tuesday ~ 1 Day ’til the official calendar day of SPRING! What’s that saying?  If you build it, he will come. – Filed of Dreams Well i think Spring needs a bit of a guided tour to the Northeast this season.  Waking up to a snow-covered lawn was not, what I was expecting …