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Polka dots nails

5 Aug

I decided to try something new and work with paint instead of acrylic for 3-D nail art. For this look I used SinfulColors Dream On, Feeling Great, Why Not, and Exotic Green (the last two are from SinfulColors Summer Collection), and Essie’s Waltz and Shorty Pants. I haven’t purchased dotting tools yet, although I am realizing more and more just how useful they are, so for now I’m using different sized bobby pins to achieve larger and smaller dots.

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I used Waltz as my base, and starting with Feeling Great I began to dot my nails randomly. As I added colors, I realized I don’t like the way it turned out by just applying dots randomly. I prefer the look of either overlapping dots (which I later tried to do sparingly to fix it) or a pattern of dots. I will definitely keep at it, especially as I’m experimenting more, and hoping to do manicures at nail art parties. My friends thought they were decals, so I must be doing something right! See the final result below. What do you think? Do you have any tips (no pun intended) for doing polka dot manicures?

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Miami ready

26 Jul

I took a trip to Philly two weeks ago to visit one of my best and oldest friends, Sabina. She had a bachelorette weekend in Miami coming up and wanted to do something fun with her nails. So we searched through Pinterest, Instagram and more to find inspiration for this Miami mani. We couldn’t find a design that she loved until we scrolled through Polish You Pretty and found this.

I hadn’t brought that many colors with me, as I thought my acrylic powders were going to steal the show, but luckily we had gone to the dollar store to pick up some extra colors. We didn’t have yellow so we improvised using Sally Hansen – Diamonds and Rubies, Essie – Meet Me At Sunset, Essie – Peach Daiquiri, Sinful Colors – Feeling Great, and L.A. Colors -Shock.

We used a different color as a base on each nail and then various colors for the design. What do you think?

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Kiss My Nails

2 May

A couple of months ago I got to test out some cool products when Influenster sent me a VoxBox.  Because I’m a nail polish/nail art addict, my favorite product in the VoxBox was a pretty obvious choice for me.  I was really excited to see that Kiss Nail Dress was one of the products I got to test.  The silver and black leopard print was a bit more flashy than what I would typically put on my nails, so I decided to use the nail dress on two accent nails, with a solid color on my other nails.  I used a reddish pink polish on my nails, and kept my ring fingers bare.  I picked two nail dresses that were best-suited for the size of my nails and followed the easy-to-use instructions.  I made sure to smooth the nail dress while applying to avoid creases.  I used the nail file that came in the box to file off the excess.  The whole process was incredibly easy, and the nail dress peeled right off when I took it off 5 days later.  To add shine, and with the hopes of making them last longer, I added a top coat on the nail dress a couple of days later.

I would definitely use the Kiss Nail Dress again.  With this design, I would probably paint my other nails a solid black or silver glitter while using the leopard as accent nails again.  For fun I would probably purchase the design below.  It’s like the caviar manicure, but without the drying time!

Kiss Nail Dress is available in 18 different styles, and is so affordable at only $6.99!  So go to your local drug store and get yourself a set!