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Top 10 Tuesday – Best Nail Polish Brushes

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes via @AllLacqueredUp

Top 10 Nail Polish Brushes

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As important as it is for a nail polish to have a great formula (smooth, pigmented, streak-free), it means nothing if the brush you use to apply it isn’t up to par. The two definitely go hand in hand, which is why, when the Top 10 Tuesday crew decided to focus on brushes, I opted to hone in on my favorite nail polish brushes.
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Gel Nails – Gel Polish? Gel Hybrid? Gel Effect? Let’s Break It Down!

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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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CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 – Swatches & Review

By on August 11, 2014
in Blue, CND, Fall 2014, Gold, Metallic, Orange, Purple, Red with 8 Comments
CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014 via @AllLacqueredUp

CND Modern Folklore for Fall 2014

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As a driving force behind the melding nails and fashion, CND‘s color palette is always inspired by the runways. CND Co-Founder and Style Director Jan Arnold is a fashion icon in her own right and for this fall, they’re delivering the CND Modern Folklore collection based on the rich tapestries and intricate patterns that dominated the catwalk.
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The Best Base Coats for Every Nail Need

Best Base Coats for Nails

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When I put together my list of current Favorite Top Coats, many of you requested to hear about the Best Base Coats in my arsenal. I actually have more top coats than base coats and that’s because I tend to stick with my tried and true faves. I test new things, of course, but, for the most part, these have become my staples.

To make sure I have all your bases covered (pun totally intended), I am sharing my favorites for long-lasting wear, ridge filling, treatment and specialty polishes.
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CND VINYLUX Paradise for Summer 2014 Swatches & Review

By on April 19, 2014
in Berry, Blue, CND, Green, Orange, Pink, Summer 2014, Yellow with 4 Comments

CND Paradise VINYLUX for Summer 2014

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This summer, CND is taking us on a tropical adventure with the CND VINYLUX Paradise collection for Summer 2014. Pairing four new VINYLUX shades with two existing colors, Bicycle Yellow and Electric Orange, the bright cremes and sexy shimmers make me want to grab my beach bag and head to the Caribbean.
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