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Back to Basics.... So this might not exactly be basic to some of you, but it was one of my very first 'edgy' manis I did, lol.

Back to Basics....

I never used to wear dark colors. I actually think this mani is what helped me fall in love with the matte polishes. Now, I know this is posted in my 'Playing Catch Up' post, back when I started this blog, but I decided to re-do it. For this I used OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Matte and just Seche Vite for the tips, to make them extra shiny :) I also noticed that my older version's pic was floating around on Tumblr a while ago, and some post had wrong info about it! This is not done with a black polish and matte top coat, although you could very well achieve the same mani using those, nor are the tips photoshopped in any way. Www.thelooksforless.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/chinaGlazeStreetChicCrackedConcreteWestsideWarriorTrendsetterFall2011.jpg. 5 minutes nail polish removal tutorial. Disclaimer: I am definitely recommending this method.

5 minutes nail polish removal tutorial

I do not claim this as my own. I learnt it from Deborah Lippmann so I'll recognise her as the original source. However, the true origin of this amazing 5 minutes method is yet to be discovered. Nail polishes are terrific when you don't need to remove them. It used to take me up to 30 minutes swiping the nail polish off using millions of cotton buds. One bright and sunny day, I was browsing through my favourite nail blog (because I have no life), I came across a Youtube clip of Deborah Lippmann showing her quick and easy way of removing nail polish.

Step one. Now grab your ball. Nails to Paint / Copy That, Copy Cat. NAILED IT! Photos/post/design: Kristin Ess (wood floor insert photo from remodelista.com) You gotta love those magical moments when you’re just minding your own bizz and inspiration jumps out and smacks you right between the eyes. Not long ago I was looking through floor patterns for a home project. My favorite pattern in the world is called the “herringbone pattern”. While I’m speaking to this flooring guy, all I could think about is making this pattern into a manicure. As he started demonstrating the way it gets laid down, I only saw colorfully painted nail strips. NOTE: Before you start, use one of your polish colors as a base for your nails about an hour before (or the night before) so they have plenty of time to dry before you apply the nail strips! Take a section of nail strips from the Sally Hansen Hard as Nails French Manicure kit and cut them in half long ways.

5 Big Nail Trends Happening Right Now: Which Would You Wear? : Girls in the Beauty Department: Beauty. The 5 biggest nail trends happening right now all have very different vibes, which means that there's probably at least 1 you'll be drawn to.

5 Big Nail Trends Happening Right Now: Which Would You Wear? : Girls in the Beauty Department: Beauty

Celebration! Woot woot! Which one of these pretty looks would you most like to wear? Trend 1: Bold blue polish, like the cobalt you see here. The idea here is to go bright and saturated. Trend 2: Funky French manis, like this one I spotted on Jennifer Lopez. Here's where you can get creative with your combos. Trend 3: Bright, citrus-y orange shades (like you see here on Kim Kardashian). Think the color of a glass of OJ and you'll be on the right track. Trend 4: Ombre glitter styles (as found on Pinterest). Source: glitterandnails.blogspot.com via Beth on Pinterest The glitter can be at the base or at the tips, but either way, the idea is to make your nails look like they were dipped in sparkles. And trend 5: Sherbet-y pastels shades like Petra's March pick for Nail Polish of the Month. All pretty fun, no? All Things Cosmetology / spot on. TBDnewmoons.jpg (512×1068) Tips, Tricks & Myths. These are all my own opinions, and experiences.

Tips, Tricks & Myths

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