Categorized: Nail Art

Nail of the Day – A Great Holiday Look!

Misa Blueberry Blast with NOPI Stars At Night

The other day I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and saw a manicure that Victoria from Manicurator did. I fell in love with it and wanted to create something similar.

I was in the mood to wear a super light sky blue so I picked Misa Blueberry Blast as the base shade. Then I decided to try out Nicole by OPI Stars at Night over it, which is a holographic confetti glitter in a clear base. I just dabbed Stars at Night on the outsides of the nail, leaving the center clear of the glitter. Then I added a second coat of the confetti glitter and topped it off with Glisten & Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Top Coat.

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Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish – How To: Easy Shattered Waves – I’m Bringing Crackle Back

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You know what time it is, it’s time for another edition of Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish! What does she have in store for us today?

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Oh yes… Yes, I definitely busted out a shatter/ crackle polish for this week’s breakdown. This past week I sat down to organize and purge my ridiculous stash. This meant I’d get to go through all of my polishes. As tedious of a task as it was, it felt like shopping my own stash…. And then I came upon my crackle and shatters Helmer drawer and had a “holy hell” moment… Actually several of them… First one was realizing just HOW many bottles of shatter/crackle polish I have… A LOT. The second was amazement that they all still worked, that they had not gone solid as some shatters are notorious for doing. The third was remembering the utter hype when these made a comeback in 2011, stores could not keep them stocked… And as much as we like to deny it now, the bloggersphere lost their collective s%^t over all the new color options and finishes made available to us in this “earth shattering” finish back then. So I thought it would be fun to bust out a shatter to show you guys that they can still be stylish (ish?).

The first step is to paint your tips with your selected base color. I went with O.P.I Did it on ‘Em from the Nicki Minaj collection. I wanted this shade to have a touch of retro feel so this odd shade of vibrant chartreuse creme seemed fitting.

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Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish – How To: Easy Color Drips

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It’s Wednesday again, which means another cool nail art tutorial from Cris at Let Them Have Polish! Enjoy!

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Hello lovely readers!! Today I want to share a break down of one of the very first nail art techniques I ever tried, DRIPS! Drip manis create the effect of melting colors, think of melted crayon art. I’ve always found these really neat and easy to create. As with most techniques I share, the drip look comes with endless possibilities.

I love how drip manis look, and there are about 1,342 ways in which one can achieve this neat effect. With that said, I want to focus on the method I find easiest and quickest. Step one, of course, is to choose your base color. For this tutorial I went with KBShimmer Stark Raven Mad. Isn’t she a beauty? Though not completely necessary, I do suggest top coating your base color to aid in dry time as well, as protecting the base while working on your drips.

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Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish – How to: Blocked Moon Manicure

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Look who’s back! I am super excited to be bringing back Nail Art Wednesdays with Let Them Have Polish.

Every other Wednesday, Cristina will be showing us a different nail art tutorial right here. So let’s get started with the amazingness!

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Fishtail Mani Using OCC Nail Lacquer (Don’t Laugh)

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I’ve been on a nail art kick lately, trying to do some new designs I haven’t tried before. This time around I decided on trying the fishtail mani, as some like to call it.

Once again I used the tutorial that Sarah from Chalkboard Nails did because it seemed like an easy, fairly straight-forward method.

The colors I decided to use were from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and are called Dangerous, Something and Wasabi. I think these three shades go together perfectly!

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