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Essie Summer 2014 – Striped Gradient Nail Art Tutorial

By on June 19, 2014
in Essie, Nail Art, Summer 2014 with 5 Comments

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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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Patriotic Nails – 9 Memorial Day Nail Art Ideas

By on May 23, 2014
in JINsoon, Lancome, Nail Art with 6 Comments

Memorial Day Nail Art Ideas

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Memorial Day Weekend is the official kick-off to summer in the US and it looks like we’re going to have beautiful weather here in the CLE. Apparently, my street will be in our city’s parade so you know I need a manicure for the event.

If you enjoy a themed mani as much as I do, then you’ll love these Nine Patriotic Nail Art Ideas to get you in the spirit to honor the service men and women who gave their lives to ensure our freedom. Let’s get our Red, White & Blue on!
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PinspiratioNAIL – Maybelline Bleached Neons Interlocking Dots Nail Art Tutorial

Maybelline Bleached Neons Summer 2014

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Normally, when I see a neon nail polish collection, I cringe a bit inside. While bright and fun, neons are notorious problem children. They are plagued by opacity issues, streaks and the need for a white base coat. In other words… TOO.MUCH.WORK!

Thankfully, we’re seeing some non-traditional neons this season, like Essie’s version and now the Maybelline Color Show Bleached Neons, which are a not-so-in-your-face take on the day-glow brights we typically associate with the genre. I decided to tackle one of my first PinspiratioNAIL pins, a look I’ve been wanting to try for a while now, with these punchy new shades.
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Tonal Teal Nail Art with Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine Tahiti Sunset Collection

Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine

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After three days of a fever, chills and a pounding headache that made opening my eyes feel like torture, I’m happy to be functioning enough to share some fun, tonal nail art with you. I spotted the Sally Hansen Summer 2014 Triple Shine “Tahiti Sunset” collection display at my local Bed, Bath & Beyond and couldn’t leave without Seasational and Archipela-Glow. They look fab on their own but are even better together.
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