Believe it or not, this summer orange is the new pink! From pale orange sherbet to bright tangerine, there is a perfect shade of orange out there for everyone this summer. Even if you aren’t typically a fan of the color, be bold and give it a try. It may surprise you! Orange often looks great with summer bronzed skin and is a fun way to add some flash to your look, but if you just can’t bring yourself to give it a shot or you’re not sure it will work out in the work place, coral is a perfect middleman. Continue reading
Barry M is one of the most innovative nail varnish brands around at the moment. They are constantly coming up with new and interesting nail varnishes that are like nothing else on the market. Their various styles are what make the brand so popular and the variety of colours/types cater to just about everyone’s tastes. They have Magnetic nail varnish, Gelly Nail paint, foil nail effects, nail art pens in a variety of colours (pink, white, black, silver), instant nail effects, crackle and Chameleon nail paint. Continue reading
My artistic talents are limited, but I seem to have a flair for fancy manicures. I’m always on the look out for fun new designs and this one by Small Good Things caught my eye right away. The alternating nail color is completely on trend, but what I really liked about it was the adorable “fairy lights” design. The draped dots are reminiscent of the kind of decorative lights one would find lighting up the night in a whimsical garden and I absolutely love that sweet touch. The dripping paint look of the darker color is also a fun look and when you put all three design aspects together you get a delightful and fun manicure.
Love the latest shade (or possibly every shade) of polish by Chanel or Tom Ford, but can’t bring yourself to spend another thirty bucks on one 12ml bottle? If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to justify the price when you change colors often and a bottle of polish usually goes bad in a drawer full of last month’s colors before you finish using it. That doesn’t stop me from coveting those gorgeous little bottles of sumptuous color though, or trying to figure out how many Starbucks I would need to skip to make myself feel less guilty about buying one…. which leads me to believe the individuals behind Lacquerous are either spying on me or really smart business people. Continue reading
I am not the best at giving myself manicures. My hands tend to shake at the worst possible times and sometimes it seems I get more polish on my fingers than nails. Lucky for me (and all of the other nail polish challenged out there) awesome sites like The Dainty Squid keep coming up with simple ways to give yourself impressive manicures with easy fool proof methods. Continue reading
I wish Halloween was a month long occasion filled with multiple costumes and bath tubs full of candy corn. Since that probably will not be happening any time soon, I like to find ways to celebrate my Halloween spirit and my love of candy corn in a more socially appropriate way all month long. This adorable Candy Corn Manicure by Julie Ann Art is the perfect solution!
When I think about my outfit, I automatically think: “Which color nail polish should I use to match??” Nowadays’, MANY people think this way too! Nail Polish has always been popular, but in the last few years, at least for me, it’s become part of my routine when dressing up, dressing down or just experimenting with new colors. Here are 5 reasons why I am obsessed with Nail Polish! Continue reading
Not sure if you have noticed by now or not, but nail polish is evolving. I love manicures because they are a fun and easy way to add a little something extra to your look, whether you pamper yourself and get them done or save some money and do it yourself. Color is a great way to express yourself and pretty much anything goes when it comes to your nails. It is a safe place to experiment because it is not permanent. Even if you stick to the “old school” nail polish, you have so many colors to choose from including glitter, sparkles, and sprinkles in the bottle. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I have an incredibly difficult time painting nice, neat, and equally sized lines when I try to do at home french manicures. Usually I get so frustrated about half way through that I whip out the remover and forget the whole thing. When I saw this post from Kirsten at Studs and Pearls, I was thrilled to see this simple and excellent solution to getting the perfect french manicure! Kirsten was kind enough to let us share her DIY here with you!