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.
This is just something that's been on my mind lately and I'd like to ask you guys what your method is. Personally, I change my nails on a daily basis. I like them to somewhat match/coordinate with my clothing. (Remember I'm a single woman with no kids, so I have all the free time in the world to do this.) When I've taken off my polish and am planning what to wear for the next day, I'll do some swatches of new polishes, or I'll experiment with crazier nail art. That's when I will try out different things that might be too bold for me to wear out to work.
30th September, 2010 - Posted by Emily - Some of you may have heard of water marbling, you will find endless tutorials on youtube on how to do it, though beware! In my experience, it never does what you want it to do and it’s quite messy and time consuming. This however wasn’t done with water, it took almost no time whatsoever and isn’t nearly as messy as water marbling, no mess at all in fact! In close-up.
Our intrepid beauty intern, Sara, is a die-hard DIY beauty junkie and found this amazing manicure on a Tumblr (it’s been tough to trace, but we believe it originated here .) . Tie-dyed nails, otherwise known as water marbling, have been around for the last few years, but it’s notoriously difficult to get the bright results seen here (on many pictures we’ve seen, the color looks washed out or not as crisp.) Want to try your luck?
Hey GL girlies! Yearning for that perfect manicure, but can’t find the right shade? We’ve got you covered! Here’s how to make your very own nail polish. It’s so simple! What you’ll need:
photos + post by Kristin Ess First of all, sorry for the lack of posts this week. By now you know that Lady Conrad has a brand new book called THE FAME GAME . We joined her on her book tour and that busy schedule left little time for much else.
photos + design by Kristin Ess It’s really hard to get clean lines when it comes to putting stripes on manicures. I’m going to share a little DIY secret– nail polish on scotch tape. You can cut a perfect line or triangle and get a fun geometric mani.
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A few weeks ago I shared in this post that I learned how to do this amazing thing called "newspaper nails." Since I love words, and reading, and books, it has inevitably become my favorite manicure. Want to learn the how-to?