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China Glaze Sea Goddess for Spring 2014 – Swatches & Review

China Glaze Sea Goddess for Spring 2014

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When it comes to textured nail polish, China Glaze certainly walks to the beat of its own drum. While other brands seem to be all, “the more glitter the merrier”, China Glaze continues to test us with their unique take on the genre.  Following up the polarizing Crinkled Chrome collection, China Glaze Sea Goddess mixes the more expected sparkling textures with creamy creations in a range of whimsical, dream-like shades.

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Olympic Spirit – Nail Art Inspired by COVERGIRL Gracie Gold

By on February 19, 2014
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Team USA Nail Art for the Sochi Olympics

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I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve been an Olympics-watching junkie this past week. I’ve been taping the live day coverage and watching the night coverage as well. I can’t get enough. And tonight is the start of my favorite event of the Winter Games, Ladies Figure Skating.

You may remember my interview with Olympian and COVERGIRL Gracie Gold where I showed you the nail art from her COVERGIRL photo shoot and the design she wore on the day of our chat. Well, to show my Team USA spirit, I’ve created a mash-up of both manicures to create one almighty Patriotic Nail Art explosion.
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New! Sally Hansen Satin Glam Nail Polish Swatches & Review

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Sally Hansen is launching a slew of new products this year. From a full suite of I Heart Nail Art tools, polishes and accessories to Sugar Shimmer glittering textures there is a lot to look forward to. Today, I have their new Satin Glam shades that combine sparkle with a satin finish for an understated glamorous look.
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Summer Nail Trend Alert – Glitter-Tipped White Nails

White parties. Crisp, white pants. A fitted white tee. During this sticky, humidity-filled season, wearing white feels clean, chic and fresh. That goes for nails as well. We’ve talked about the white nail trend in the past but this year’s version brings sparkle to the party.

Summer Nail Polish Trend - Glitter Tipped White

Summer Nail Polish Trend - Glitter Tipped White

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Finding the perfect white nail polish can be hard. They can be too sheer, streaky or chalky. Adding a glittery tip gives white nails a funky edge and keeps the look from feeling too dated or mod.

This week’s People Magazine features top celebrity manicures for summer chosen by nail pros and I’m thrilled to be one of them. Keep reading to see which celebrity’s look I selected and how you can get it yourself!
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Mani Monday – Patriotic Edition with L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Nail

As we spend this Memorial Day remembering and honoring the men and women who died in service of our great country, I just want to share a quick USA themed #ManiMonday with you. I originally created this look during the Olympics last summer but it works so well for any USA-centric holiday or event; Memorial Day, Independence Day, etc.

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Striping Tape Manicure

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It’s a classic red, white and blue nail art look using nail striping tape I bought on Amazon and L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail.

I started with two coats of L’Oréal Paris I Will! (white creme), as my base and waited for it to dry. Next, I applied four strips of striping tape to the right half of each nail. I then painted over each half with L’Oréal Paris Caught Red Handed (tomato red creme) and Jet Set To Paris (blue creme), alternating the colors on each nail.

Application tips: 1) Use a quick dry top coat or UV top coat, like Seche Ultra-V, over the white to speed the drying process. 2) Lay the first tape strip in the middle of the nail and work your way to the edge for a balanced look. 3) Remove the tape immediately after applying the polish with tweezers. 4) Wait 10-15 minutes before applying top coat to avoid blurring the lines.

Simple, easy, a bit time consuming, yet eye-catching. Would you try this look at home? Do you wear themed manicures on holidays?

What’s on your nails on this ManiMonday? Tag me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter and use the hashtag #ALUManiMonday so I can share it.

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by reps for L’Oreal Paris. Affiliate links appear via a third party link service. For more info, view my Disclosure Policy.

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