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Makeup Wars: Halloween Manicure Epic Fail!

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OK, so I am not a nail polish blogger for a reason. I really am terrible at nail art! But, I figured I would give it a go for the Makeup Wars Halloween Manicure topic. What you see below isn’t pretty. I partly blame myself, but mostly I think the kit I bought is not […]

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Essie Plumberry and A Cut Above Nail Polish Swatches

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I did a manicure recently with Essie Plumberry polish and Essie Luxe Effects glitter top coat in A Cut Above. I love the Plumberry shade, but the top coat with it was just OK fro me. I liked my look with Bikini So Teeny and A Stroke of Brilliance top coat much better. Here is […]

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The Nail Biters Guide to Beautiful Nails

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I have a confession. It’s not pretty, but I have been a nail-biter since I was about six-years-old. For twenty years I have been a victim of horrible short nails with painful hangnails that don’t look nice, and funnily enough they don’t taste too good either. When I started blogging just over two years ago, […]

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Makeup Wars: Favorite Fall Nail Polish

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This edition of Makeup War features favorite nail polish shades for fall. Mine is from Butter London in the shade Queen Vic. I grabbed this one because it represents my favorite fall color, which is a berry/plum/purple type of shade. I have some other favorite shades for fall that tend more toward dark purple. Butter […]

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Essie Luxe Effects Top Coat Swatches and Review

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This summer, I got an Essie nail polish in Bikini so Teeny and an Essie Luxe Effects Top Coat in Stroke of Brilliance through Klout Perks. I decided to try them together. The result was an easy to do fun and sparkly nail look. Bikini so Teeny is a pretty light pastel blue. I normally […]

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Nails Inc Jermyn Street Swatch

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Nails Inc. offers some lovely nail polish shades and the neutral taupe shade Jermyn Street is one of their best sellers. I got this mini bottle of it in the Nails Inc. Neon and Nudes set, but it is also available in the Neutral set or as a single purchase. I love this shade! It […]

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MAC Nail Lacquers Swatches

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MAC is introducing a full set of nail polishes to their permanent collection. They always had a few nail lacquers and would also include limited edition shades in their collections, but now MAC will offer 31 nail polish shades. Here are photos of the MAC Nail Lacquers swatches from a nail card taken in full […]

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Get Beautiful Nails

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Many people say that they can judge a person’s health by their hands, so if your nails are dull and constantly broken, what does that say about you? If you want beautiful nails and you are tired of going to a manicurist, make sure that you take a moment every day to care for your […]

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Zoya Beach and Surf Summer Collection

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Zoya has announced their summer nail polish collection: Beach and Surf. Inspired by sea and sand, and resorts and tropical locations, the collection has some dazzling colors!  Zoya nail polishes do not contain toluene, camphor, formaldehyde, resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and other harsh chemicals. Here are the Beach and Surf Collection shades: Rory – lotus […]

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Nail Art Tools and Technologies

Nail art has come a long way. It used to be a difficult hand painted job, best left to professionals. But now there are many new tools, technologies, and techniques that allow anyone to undertake creating cool nail art looks at home. I have played with a few myself, such as using nail art pens, […]