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Manicure Monday: Nail Lingerie

Manicure Monday: Nail Lingerie via The Collaboreight When I received Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You in this month’s Ipsy bag, I had to try it immediately.  It’s described as “a romantic lavender-rose” and it’s one of my new favorite shades.  It adds the perfect pop of color, but still looks feminine and natural. Good thing Ipsy gave me a full-sized bottle in my bag – I’ll be using this shade a lot! (For those wondering, Ipsy is a monthly beauty subscription where you receive 4-5 deluxe samples or even full-sized products!)

Since the color is so beautiful on its own, I almost didn’t want to add a design to it.  But sometimes I just can’t help myself, so I went with it! Click through to see how I got this look for this week’s Manicure Monday.

I started my manicure with Nail Tek II again. I can’t even begin to explain to you how much healthier my nails are since I’ve started using it. Not only do my nails look and feel longer and stronger, but they’re not breaking! I’ve actually gone sans-manicure for about a week because I love how they look without polish now.  A healthy base makes getting the perfect manicure that much easier!

Manicure Monday featuring Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I'll Call You via The CollaboreightI painted my nails with two coats of Sation Nail Lacquer in Of Corset I’ll Call You.  It’s almost sheer, like a jelly polish.  But still opaque enough to give you color.  It looks like a different type of formula than I’ve ever used before, but it’s Formaldehyde, DBP & Toluene Free, so that’s all that matters!

The ever-so-stylish Kristine gave me L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Lingerie in Bling Addict for my birthday, and I’ve been waiting for the perfect moment to use them! Bling Addict was a lovely complement to Of Corset I’ll Call You, so I had to give it a go.

Manicure Monday featuring L'Oreal Nail Lingerie in Bling Addict via The CollaboreightIf you’ve used nail wraps or nail stickers before, L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Lingerie is very similar.  Simply place a sticker over your nail, file it to fit, and you’re done! What’s cool about L’Oreal Color Riche Nail Lingerie is that you can wear it on it’s own or top of any polish you’d like, just like I did with Of Corset I’ll Call You!  If you wear it over a polish, just make sure your base color is totally dry before applying the stickers.

Follow the instructions on the package to a T – peel it off, place it on your nail, file away the excess.  It’s as easy as that!

Manicure Monday: Nail Lingerie via The CollaboreightThe instructions say not to add a top coat – don’t add a top coat. I thought it would help the stickers to last longer, so I began adding a coat of Seche Vite to my manicure. The top coat actually seemed to melt the clear part of the sticker so that the design looked more like I took actual fishnet fabric and added it to my nails. You can see the little mistake to the right.  It didn’t look bad, but it was a completely different look – I much preferred the manicure before I added the top coat.

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About Kathleen Tower

Kathleen is the style editor for The Collabor-eight. She's a 23-year-old true Jersey girl; big hair, bigger heart. Her passion for beauty and makeup started with an internship at Seventeen Magazine and has grown ever since. After graduating from Villanova, she turned her love for Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter into a full-time job as a social media coordinator! When she's not at work, she's browsing everywhere from the Internet to the streets for her own "Manicure Monday" inspiration. She believes that true style comes from a mix of high and low, designer and drugstore, expensive splurges and nearly steals!

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