Browsing All posts tagged under »nails«

Must Try Halloween Nail Art!

September 28, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, It’s almost October which means Halloween is just around the corner! As you may know, I love to dress up my nails all year-long, but especially during Halloween. To help your nails get ready for Halloween, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite nail art DIYs. I hope one of these tutorials inspire […]

{How To} Easily Remove Glitter Polish

September 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! I am SO excited to bring you this DIY nail tutorial. If you love nail polish, listen up! This is a game changer especially if you love glitter nail polish. I often find myself avoiding glitter polishes because they’re SO hard to remove! Well, not anymore! No more rubbing or soaking your nails […]

{How To} Make A Matte Topcoat

July 22, 2013

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Hello Lovelies! Happy Mani Monday! I love nail art (as seen here and here), but I like to keep it simple sometimes and wear a solid color like red, orange, or black. To give my existing solid colors a twist, I’ve been using a matte topcoat to create new looks. The matte finish is subdued […]

Summer Giveaway!

July 14, 2013

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 This giveaway is officially closed! Thank you to everyone who entered! The lucky winner is… @collifornia from Twitter! Congrats! Winner was randomly chosen by Rafflecopter below! Hello Lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent the weekend here, here, and here. Good times. It’s Monday again and to help us all get over the […]

4th of July Inspired Nail Art

July 1, 2013

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Hello! I hope you’ve had a great weekend! I can’t believe 4th of July is only a few days away! Last year, I shared my 4th of July Splatter Paint Nail Art Tutorial which was inspired by the artist Jackson Pollock. The tutorial has been repinned almost 80,000 times on Pinterest and is still one […]

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Nail Polish Chipping!

June 26, 2013

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Hi Lovelies, How many times have you gotten a manicure only to have it chip the next day?! Wanna know how you can make your manicure last longer? Look no further!  I did a little research and picked the brains of my local nail technicians to bring you the 5 best ways to make your […]

{Instant Nailart} Sephora X : The Toppers (Chaotic)

May 27, 2013

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’ve had a great weekend. I picked up some goodies from Sephora this weekend and am so excited to share an exciting find! I picked up 2 polishes, but I want to focus your attention to the black and white polish (Chaotic) on the bottom left. It immediately caught my […]

{Mani Monday} Beach + Bikini Nailart

May 13, 2013

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Hi! Mondays are a drag, but at least we have Mani Mondays! It’s been a while since I did some nailart so I played around this weekend and created some looks. Last time, I was inspired by giraffe print (view tutorial here). This time, the perfect California weather was my inspiration in creating the perfect […]

{SpaRitual} Favorites + Instagram Giveaway!

May 7, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I’m so happy to write this post! 2 reasons for my excitement. I’ve discovered a new topcoat that really challenges my beloved Seche Vite (review here) for the title of All-Time Best! AND… it’s been a while since I hosted a giveaway so I’ve decided to give away a set of my SpaRitual […]

{How To} Giraffe Print Nail Tutorial

April 8, 2013

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Hello Lovelies, I hope you had a great weekend! I recently shared my giraffe print nail look on Instagram (@prettygossip) and received a great response. Some of you even asked for a tutorial, so here it is! This nail tutorial is super easy, customizable, and there’s no wrong way to do it. If you’re intimidated […]

Easy Nail Art Ideas

February 12, 2013

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Hello! If you follow me on Instagram, you know I like to experiment with nail polish and nail art techniques. In case you missed them, here’s some of my latest adventures in nail art! Testing out the dotting tool. Note to self… wait until the polish is completely dry before applying topcoat. Some of the […]

Paraffin Nutrition Nail Packs {The Face Shop}

December 1, 2012

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A quick review on The Face Shop nail packs. I tried out the Paraffin Nutrition Nail Pack because my cuticles were peeling and cracked. I’d never tried a nail or hand mask, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The package was split up into 2 sides, each containing 5 packs. Basically, you need to […]

{How To} Marbled Nails: Easy, Waterless, & Mess Free

October 6, 2012

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram… you know I love me some nail DIYs! I recently tried marbling and it did NOT turn out well. Aside from the less-than-desirable results, it was so~ time consuming. I don’t have the time or the patience! Thank goodness I saw this foolproof, waterless, and mess free […]

{How To} Sponge Halloween Candy Corn Nail DIY

October 2, 2012

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I’ve been crazy for nail art lately! If you follow me on Instagram, you already know this. It’s been so much fun experimenting with Halloween nail looks and sharing some of the best (aka easiest) looks with you (here and here). This nail DIY is no different. Not only is the candy corn nail look […]

{How To} Scary & Bloody Halloween Nail DIY

September 21, 2012

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Boo! Can you believe it’ll be Halloween in a few weeks?!? If you’re looking for a Halloween nail DIY, here’s a bloody nail look that’s very easy to create. Probably easier than my Splatter Paint Nails… which by the way, is also fun way to create a bloody splatter nail look! Whatever you dress up […]

Black x Red Nails {Sponge Gradient Nail Tutorial}

September 17, 2012

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Happy Monday!~ I hope everyone had a great weekend. Halloween is coming up, so I spent some time this weekend trying to create a scary, bloody nail look. While I didn’t achieve the bloody look I was going for… I was quite pleased with this beautiful black and glittery red look I created using the […]

{Quick Fix} Grown Out Gel Nails

August 8, 2012

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I posted this photo on Instagram and people seemed to really like the idea, so I thought I’d just do a really quick post on it. If you’re on Pinterest, I’d pin this for later. Just sayin… I’ve had my 2nd set of gel nails for about 2 weeks now and needless to say, they’ve […]

At Home Gel Nail Polish: Tutorial + Tips

July 17, 2012

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Happy Tuesday! With so much talk about gel nail polish, I decided to check it out for myself. In today’s post, I’ll provide a step by step tutorial, some best practices, and the pros and cons on gel nail polish. Step by Step: Prepare your nails. Cut, file down to desired length, and clean/push back […]

How To: Splatter Paint Nails

June 25, 2012

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With the Olympic trials in full swing and the 4th of July right around the corner, I decided to get patriotic with my nail art this weekend! I searched for a quick and easy way to wear all 3 colors of the American flag and decided that splatter paint would be the perfect (and easiest) […]

Nailed it!

May 22, 2012

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I share my nail polish looks frequently on Instagram, and sometimes on Facebook… but I thought I’d do a nail post and share some of my favorite looks with you. Hope you enjoy!~ ::Colorful Nails:: 1. OPI: Meet Me On the Star Ferry + Sally Hansen: Big Money 2. Sally Hansen: Big Money 3.Nails Inc: […]

Nail biter…

November 18, 2011

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It was in  junior high when I decided that enough was enough. I made the conscious decision to stop biting my nails. Why you ask? Was it because I finally realized how gross, disgusting, unsanitary, and ugly it was? Nope. Those reasons weren’t enough… I wanted to wear the sheer pink nail polish by hello […]