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Gel Nails – Gel Polish? Gel Hybrid? Gel Effect? Let’s Break It Down!

Gel Polish and Hybrids Breakdown via @AllLacqueredUp

Gel Polish and Hybrids Breakdown

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With every brand and their mother putting out a product with “GEL” in the name, nail world is becoming a very confusing place. The introduction of CND Shellac started a gel nails craze that has prompted more traditional polish brands to jack its style, producing products that promise gel-like results.

But here’s the problem. Gel Polish, Gel Hybrid, Gel Effect, Soak-Off Gel, UV Gel. What do they all mean? All this terminology makes it hard to decipher how a product applies and performs so I’m here to break down the differences for you.
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The 14 Best Yellow Nail Polishes You Can Get Right Now

Best Yellow Nail Polish

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Yellow nail polish. Such a polarizing shade. Why? Because, regardless of whether you love or hate it on your nails, if you’ve ever applied a yellow, you know the issues that plague the color family.

Yellow gets the Nail Polish Problem Child of the World Award. They’re either super sheer or opaque and streaky. And while one-coat reds, blues, etc exist, a one-coat yellow is our chupacabra. That being said, I’m often asked what the Best Yellow Nail Polish is, when I’ve just finished railing on one in a review. So I’ve got 14 streak-free, opaque yellow nail polishes for you.
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Top 10 Tuesday – Top Summer 2014 Nail Polish Collections

Top Summer 2014 Nail Polish Collections

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I know we’re still enjoying Spring (or waiting for it to actually arrive) but Summer is just around the corner and I’m ready for bright, bold summery polish. This week the Top 10 Tuesday crew is talking summer nail polish colors and I couldn’t narrow my favorites down to just ten shades so, instead, I’m sharing my favorite Summer 2014 Nail Polish Collections.
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Nail The Trend – Mint Green Nail Polish for Spring

Mint Spring Green Nail Polish

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As the spring, and now summer, collections continue to roll out, my green-loving heart has been palpitating over all the mint-y goodness I keep seeing. From Dermelect Au Courant to Sally Hansen Pique Side, I can’t get enough. So, here are eight more mint green nail polishes to satisfy your spring green needs.
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#ManiMonday – Veronica Mars Movie Nail Art (No Spoilers, Promise!)

Veronica Mars Movie Nail Art #Mashmallows

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Happy Mani Monday/St. Patrick’s Day! I don’t know about you guys but my weekend was made a whole lot better by the release of the Veronica Mars movie.

As a Kickstarter backer of the film, I’ve been not-so-patiently waiting for the return of this modern day Nancy Drew since last March. Though really, since it went off the air in 2007.

On Friday, I received my digital download of the movie and hosted a watch party with my fellow Marshmallows. I may or may not have watched it four times since then.

To celebrate the release of the film and in hopes that it does well enough to spawn sequels, I have a VMars-inspired manicure that, naturally, incorporates Essie Marshmallow. I mean, how could it not??
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