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#ManiMonday – Blue Ombre Dotticure for a Visit to NYC

Ombré Dotticure Nail Art

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Happy #ManiMonday, all! I hope you had a wonderful weekend, celebrating the 4th if you live in the US. Just before the weekend’s festivities began, I flew off to NYC for an event and needed a nail art look that was easy but packed a lot of visual impact so I created this bold Blue Ombré Dotticure.
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Red, White & Blue 4th of July Nails with Salon Perfect

By on July 2, 2014
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Salon Perfect Paint the Town Red, White and Blue

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My favorite holiday of the year is just a few days away and I can’t wait. I LOVE the 4th of July. A day filled with beautiful weather, food, fun and fireworks. What more can you ask for? And the fact that no one has to shop for presents in order to celebrate it, even better!

To get in the spirit, I turned to the Salon Perfect Paint The Town Red, White and Blue collection. 15 shades of red, white, blue, silver, gold and glitter. Add in the Independence Day-themed nail decal kits and striping tape kits and you have endless manicure possibilities.
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Iggy Azalea Fancy – Plaid Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 25, 2014
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Iggy Azalea Fancy Plaid Nail Art Tutorial

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I don’t know any girl who has watched Clueless and not coveted Cher Horowitz’s closet and computerized “Dress Me” program. I know I still do. Clearly, Iggy Azalea is with me as her video for “Fancy” is a tribute to the classic 90s film.

One of the songs of the summer, I may or may not play “Fancy” on repeat when I’m working from home. And Iggy’s recreation of Cher’s famous yellow plaid skirt and jacket inspired me to try my hand at plaid nail art.
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Essie Summer 2014 – Striped Gradient Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 19, 2014
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When I posted my #ManiMonday nail art featuring shades from the Essie Summer 2014 collection, a reader suggested I make a video to show how I created the look. Done! And if you can’t see the video above on your device CLICK HERE.

Is this a technique you would try at home? If you recreate this look, tag me on Instagram or Twitter. I’d love to see your take on it!

Essie Summer 2014 is available now at salons and mass retailers nationwide and online at Kohls.com and Nordstrom.com.

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#ManiMonday – Gradient Striped Nail Art with Essie Summer 2014

Essie Summer 2014 - Gradient Stripes for #ManiMonday

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Happy Monday! I hope your weekend was as enjoyable as mine. The boyfriend was away which called for a girls night at my house, some retail therapy and a Sunday Funday/Father’s Day in the pool at my parents’ house. It’s a rough life, I tell ya!

Being out in the summer sun has me craving brights which led me to the new Essie Summer 2014 collection. As I was swatching Urban Jungle, I thought of what a great base color it is for nail art and so my #ManiMonday was born.
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