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Busted – The Worst Nail Advice I’ve Ever Heard

By on February 18, 2014
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Bad Nail Advice and Myths Debunked

Last week I went out to dinner with a friend who told me about the ridiculous advice a “nail professional” gave her during a recent manicure. It was so unbelievable that it got me thinking about the other bad nail tips, tricks and facts I’ve heard over the years, from pros, beauty insiders and consumers alike. To be honest, some of them have been debunked so many times, it amazes me they’re still being told.

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Top Ten Tuesday – My Favorite Nail Products for a Foolproof Manicure


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Over the years I’ve tried a ton, they probably weigh a ton, of nail care products and tools. There are lots of great ones on the market but very few outstanding, fabulous, must-haves. I’ve compiled my list of essentials for creating a flawless, professional looking manicure for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday.
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7 Nail Resolutions To Make in 2014

By on January 2, 2014
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2014 New Year's Resolutions for Nails

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I’m pretty lax when it comes to a lot of things, like picking up after myself or staying organized, but I take my nail care seriously. No doubt this blog is a major reason why.

But, based on comments and questions I’ve received over the years, there are still lots of you committing major nail sins when it comes to manicure maintenance. So I’ve come up with 7 Nail Resolutions every nail polish fanatic should follow. I hope you’ll add them to your 2014 list of resolutions/goals. And if you already do all these things, you go, Glen Coco.
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Have You Been To A Bed, Bath & Beyond with a HBC? They’re Worth Seeking Out

A few weeks ago, G. from Nouveau Cheap posted that the Revlon Perfumerie nail polishes, which weren’t supposed to launch until November, were spotted at Bed Bath & Beyond. Now, you might not think of BB&B when it comes to nail polish shopping but if you have one nearby with a Health & Beauty Care (or HBC) department, it’s worth checking out.

L'oreal Gold Dust Revlon Nail Art Matte Shiny and Revlon Perfumerie

L'oreal Gold Dust, Revlon Nail Art Matte & Shiny and Sun Candy, Revlon Perfumerie

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I finally made it to my BB&B with a HBC yesterday and discovered some new-to-me collections on display.

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Nail Tip – The Glitter Polish “Dab, Dip & Glide” Tutorial

Chunky glitter nail polish is both a pleasure and a pain. What looks like a party in a bottle can be a total bummer to work with if you approach it like a traditional lacquer. Recently, I’ve had a few friends and readers ask me about the best way to apply glitters, complaining of lumpy, bumpy results.

What better way to explain my “dab, dip & glide” technique than to show you. Check out my quick & dirty nail tutorial with the new Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots color, Blue Marks The Spot.

The Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots limited edition colors officially launch in July 2013 but are already popping up on store shelves. Maybelline nail polish retails for $3.99/ea and a full review is in the works.

Share your favorite glitter nail polish application tricks in the comments!

Disclosure: Product samples were provided by Maybelline. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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