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This polish immediately caught my eye while I was browsing the aisles at my local Ulta. It looks like spring time in a bottle! This one includes tiny white hexagon and bar matte glitters, small hexagon baby-pink matte glitters, and baby-pink, blue, and yellow medium daisy glitters. Read more for swatches, macros and a full review.Pastel Flowers - Nails Inc. Floral Chelsea Review & Swatch

This polish immediately caught my eye while I was browsing the aisles at my local Ulta. It looks like spring time in a bottle! This one includes tiny white hexagon and bar matte glitters, small hexagon baby-pink matte glitters, and baby-pink, blue, and yellow medium daisy glitters. Read more for swatches, macros and a full review.
Pastel Flowers - Nails Inc. Floral Chelsea Review & Swatch

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Summer is such a magical time of year (although you may find me saying this about every season for one reason or another). But seriously summer holds so many temptations – fresh fruits and vegetables a-plenty, festivals and concerts galore, the best weather of the year for outdoor play, beach days, vacations, and of course the awesome bright nail polish colors on the shelves!Favorite Nail Art of Summer 2014

Summer is such a magical time of year (although you may find me saying this about every season for one reason or another). But seriously summer holds so many temptations – fresh fruits and vegetables a-plenty, festivals and concerts galore, the best weather of the year for outdoor play, beach days, vacations, and of course the awesome bright nail polish colors on the shelves!
Favorite Nail Art of Summer 2014

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Sometimes I get these crazy ideas in my head – when I was playing with the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil collection I suddenly wondered if you could do gradients with them. You can – and it looks pretty cool! The Sally Hansen ColorFoil vertical rainbow gradient was born.Melted Metallic Rainbow Gradient - Sally Hansen ColorFoil

Sometimes I get these crazy ideas in my head – when I was playing with the new Sally Hansen ColorFoil collection I suddenly wondered if you could do gradients with them. You can – and it looks pretty cool! The Sally Hansen ColorFoil vertical rainbow gradient was born.
Melted Metallic Rainbow Gradient - Sally Hansen ColorFoil

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Another simple design that I threw on top of my Sally Hansen ColorFoil “Titanium Flush”. I wanted to dress my nails up a little for an interview that I had and this is a really simple manicure that I think is cute. Nothing makes me feel more confident during an interview than looking down at some snazzy nails.Pink Metallic ColorFoil Bow Nail Art

Another simple design that I threw on top of my Sally Hansen ColorFoil “Titanium Flush”. I wanted to dress my nails up a little for an interview that I had and this is a really simple manicure that I think is cute. Nothing makes me feel more confident during an interview than looking down at some snazzy nails.
Pink Metallic ColorFoil Bow Nail Art

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This look was the first attempt at a “modern” manicure to go with my first book review for Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure. I kind of consider it a nail fail – but I still like the look – and it’s kind of growing on me, darn it! This was another really fast manicure using just tape and a stripping brush. I really love these colors together.Simple Center Stripe Nail Art

This look was the first attempt at a “modern” manicure to go with my first book review for Nails – The Story of the Modern Manicure. I kind of consider it a nail fail – but I still like the look – and it’s kind of growing on me, darn it! This was another really fast manicure using just tape and a stripping brush. I really love these colors together.
Simple Center Stripe Nail Art

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I cannot express how much I LOVE this manicure! All of it just came together so perfectly – Sticky Nails stencils made this super fast and these two awesome Pure Ice polishes are now two of my favorite polishes! These stencils impress me every time. They are so easy to use and create perfect designs. This look was fast and so much fun! I cannot wait to use these stencils again – there are just too many awesome possibilities.Sticky Nails Radiant Purple Glitter Nail Art

I cannot express how much I LOVE this manicure! All of it just came together so perfectly – Sticky Nails stencils made this super fast and these two awesome Pure Ice polishes are now two of my favorite polishes! These stencils impress me every time. They are so easy to use and create perfect designs. This look was fast and so much fun! I cannot wait to use these stencils again – there are just too many awesome possibilities.
Sticky Nails Radiant Purple Glitter Nail Art

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I am in LOVE with this polish collection, Salley Hansen ColorFoil! This is “Titanium Flush” an awesome metallic pink that is soooo pretty and shiny. This post includes a full review, including showing what happens when you don’t read instructions, lol. This is a perfect polish for a night out when you want a quick and fast manicure with MAXIMUM impact. Overall I am in LOVE with this polish and I am now ready to hunt down the rest of the collection!Sally Hansen ColorFoil Swatch & Review - Titanium Flush

I am in LOVE with this polish collection, Salley Hansen ColorFoil! This is “Titanium Flush” an awesome metallic pink that is soooo pretty and shiny. This post includes a full review, including showing what happens when you don’t read instructions, lol. This is a perfect polish for a night out when you want a quick and fast manicure with MAXIMUM impact. Overall I am in LOVE with this polish and I am now ready to hunt down the rest of the collection!
Sally Hansen ColorFoil Swatch & Review - Titanium Flush

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Overall I really enjoyed this book. Nails covers 3,000 years of nails, detailing antiquity up through today. The photography and illustrations are amazing all the way through from the cover to the photo essays at the end. Any true nail nerd will love learning about all the amazing twists and turns that lead women from shaping their nails with acid to today’s diverse world of DIY nail art and over-the-top nail bars.Nails Story of the Modern Manicure - Book Review & Polish

Overall I really enjoyed this book. Nails covers 3,000 years of nails, detailing antiquity up through today. The photography and illustrations are amazing all the way through from the cover to the photo essays at the end. Any true nail nerd will love learning about all the amazing twists and turns that lead women from shaping their nails with acid to today’s diverse world of DIY nail art and over-the-top nail bars.
Nails Story of the Modern Manicure - Book Review & Polish

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Today’s nail art is inspired by the sea…which is now 5 minutes from my new place, literally down the street! To celebrate I created this simple blue beach studded manicure. Silver sea shells and “star fish” studs look great over a blue-green gradient! What do you think?Blue Beach - Born Pretty Store Sea Shell & Star Studs

Today’s nail art is inspired by the sea…which is now 5 minutes from my new place, literally down the street! To celebrate I created this simple blue beach studded manicure. Silver sea shells and “star fish” studs look great over a blue-green gradient! What do you think?
Blue Beach - Born Pretty Store Sea Shell & Star Studs

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Full review and swatch of the Wintermint shade from the Revlon parfumerie scented nail polish collection. This is a minty green-glue with small blue hex-glitters that has a candy-cane like smell to match. It reminds me of the sparkly sea on a really sunny day here in San Diego with the promise of a “green flash” sunset. So pretty!Wintermint - Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Swatch & Review

Full review and swatch of the Wintermint shade from the Revlon parfumerie scented nail polish collection. This is a minty green-glue with small blue hex-glitters that has a candy-cane like smell to match. It reminds me of the sparkly sea on a really sunny day here in San Diego with the promise of a “green flash” sunset. So pretty!
Wintermint - Revlon Parfumerie Scented Nail Polish Swatch & Review