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Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Manicure Monday: Watercolors

Admittedly, I’ve been getting pretty technical with my manicures lately. From chevron to tribal print, some of these manicures really require a steady hand.  With today’s manicure, that’s not the case.  While the look may have been inspired by the gorgeous paintings of Monet and Cézanne, you don’t need to be a famous artist to […]

Manicure Monday: Matte Jelly Glitter

Manicure Monday: Matte Jelly Glitter

I absolutely love the new Liquid Sand trend in nail polish, but since I don’t own those polishes and don’t want to spend the money, I’ve been searching for a way to achieve the matte, textured look with the polishes I already own.  I may or may not have missed the mark exactly on a […]

Manicure Monday: Gone Gingham

Manicure Monday: Gone Gingham

Today’s Manicure Monday  is a gorgeous tone-on-tone gingham print. Bright, bold colors definitely stand out, but it’s the intricacy of the pattern that makes this look shine.  I actually aimed for a much different look – ultra skinny diagonal lines – but after trying to create it, my ultra skinny lines came out pretty … […]

Manicure Monday: Chevron Stripes

Manicure Monday: Chevron Stripes

I look for inspiration for my Manicure Monday designs in a lot of places. Sometimes I think about what events I’ll be attending that week, sometimes I look at what new techniques I’d like to try, and sometimes I just stare at my nail polish collection and hope that something comes to me. Today’s Manicure […]

Manicure Monday: Island of Misfit Toys

This week’s Manicure Monday is brought to you once again by Pretty & Polished! I’m still on the whole homemade nail polish kick – I’m actually considering making my own personal polish! We’ll see where that goes.  Regardless, I think finding a polish like this can be nail art in itself! This isn’t an Orly […]

Manicure Monday: Halloweenified

Manicure Monday: Halloweenified

With Halloween coming up, I wanted to make sure this week’s Manicure Monday was spooky! Whether you dress up in full costume for Halloween or not, nail art is a great way to celebrate the holiday.  It’s a simple statement that can make a big impact.  And with Halloween, there are so many different designs […]

Manicure Monday: Feathery Accent

Manicure Monday: Feathery Accent

It’s Manicure Monday once again! I’ve been pulling a lot of inspiration from Pinterest for my manicures lately, whether it’s for the colors, the theme, or the actual design.  Ideas have to come from somewhere, and Pinterest is a great place to go for inspiration of any kind!  I’ve noticed a lot of manicures that […]

New York Fashion Week Beauty: Backstage at Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013

We’re predicting that delicate mint green is going to be the “it” color of the Spring 2013 fashion season. This chilly hue is already heating up the beauty world: at least according to what we saw at the Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2013 runway show. Makeup by Stila Cosmetics and manicures by Essie were popped with […]

Manicure Monday: Preppy Blues

My inspiration for this week’s Manicure Monday came from my weekend getaway in Ocean City, Maryland with my boyfriend.  I’m typically dedicated to the Jersey Shore, but as a last hurrah before we both start work, we decided to do some traveling.  Ocean City is absolutely beautiful.  For those of you that know the Jersey […]