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Hey, Nice Nails! Water Marble Tutorial.

Hey, Nice Nails!

Supplies: orange stick or toothpick, shot glass or cup (the smaller the circumference, the less polish you end up wasting), room temp. water, nail polish, tape (optional, but it helps with the clean up) I like to begin by prepping my nails with base coat and one coat of polish. - StumbleUpon. Newspaper Nail Art — Beauty - Beauty and Lace Online Magazine. DIY Nail Art. When we saw these nails spotted at Lollapalooza a couple of weeks ago, we literally stopped in our tracks.

DIY Nail Art

This technique of using a variety of colors and linear tribal patterns instantly won over our prior skepticism of nail art. Inspired, we went on a mission to find the best nail art pens to doodle on our own nails. You’ll need: Start by painting two coats of polish on your nails. Let the polish dry completely. Shake the nail pen several times, press the tip against a piece of paper to dispense the color, and apply designs to your nails.

And . . . you’ve nailed it!! (top image via Vogue.com, rest of images by HonestlyWTF) How to manicure at home - StumbleUpon. I’m no stranger to a good manicure, but I can’t afford to have a manicure in a salon once a week, so I do mine at home.

how to manicure at home - StumbleUpon

A really good salon manicure takes a handful of steps to get it right, but your nails will thank you in the end. Are you here from StumbleUpon? Thanks so much for visiting! If you like what you see, I have plenty more where this came from. SUBSCRIBE today! I have a manicure/pedicure box I keep handy with all the supplies I need so when it’s time for my Saturday night manicure I’m ready to rock and roll. What? Here’s what you need for your manicure at home: Nail PolishClear Top Coat/Base CoatNail FileCotton SwabsNail Polish RemoverCuticle OilOrange Stick{optional} rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle Step 1: Soak nails in a small dish of warm water to soften up the cuticles.

Step 2: When the nail beds are nice and toasty, remove your hands from the water and apply cuticle oil at the base of your nails. Step 3: Step 4: Step 5: This is when we start to get fancy. Manic[ure] monday: "something borrowed" & A Pretty Penny - StumbleUpon. Last night I suffered through watched Something Borrowed on DVD.

manic[ure] monday: "something borrowed" & A Pretty Penny - StumbleUpon

I heard all the terrible reviews, but being the big Kate Hudson fan I am, I thought I needed to see it for myself. Unfortunately, I can’t get those two hours back, but I did spot a cute mani on Kate in one scene. It was a modern french manicure with a beige base, black tips, and a little bit of gold. Cue the lineup! Start with clean nails and a thin coat of base. Next, apply two coats of beige polish to the entire nail.

After the beige polish is bone dry, apply french manicure strips to each nail. More drying time! Adding the gold line is the trickiest part. I sealed everything up with two good coats of the all-in-one base (which actually helped mask some of the imperfections). Like this: Like Loading... Spring Nail Trends - DIY Nail Ideas. How-To: Start with shaped and buffed nails.

Spring Nail Trends - DIY Nail Ideas

Clean nails thoroughly with acetone polish remover. Do not use a base coat, as the blending for the ombré look will not work as well over a base coat. Work with one nail at a time so polish is wet enough to blend. Starting at the cuticle area, apply a blue polish in a thick layer, using a dabbing technique, about 1/3 of the way up the nail. Using a lighter, metallic-blue shade, immediately polish, starting where darker blue ends, and "drag" the end of the darker blue polish up the nail to the end with the lighter blue to create an ombré "fade" (so the colors look like they fade into each other).