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When Leslie from Work/Play/Polish invited me to be a part of her holiday blogging for a cause for Polished Girlz, I was on board 100%. Check out the holiday nail art and give back! Some people just warm my heart. One of them is Leslie Henry, from Work/Play/Polish. See, this holiday season she decided to give back by inviting a bunch of esteemed bloggers (including me!) to create festive nail art, which she would post on her site. For each post, she’s donating $10 to Polished Girlz. What’s...
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We got the chance to catch up with blogger and nail artist Stefanie Deming of Fairly Charming, who is also the creative contributor of our Ice Cream Nail Tutorial. Find out how she began doing nail art, as well as her preferred tools and polishes!Nail It!: What got you into nail art?Stefanie: My husband did, actually! We were saving up for our wedding and he cut trips to the nail salon out of my budget. I was pretty heartbroken about it, but it meant saving an extra $80 a month, so I searched...
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We gaped in awe when we first happened upon Sassy Shelly's OPI Neon Splatter nails. After taking a look at a few of her other designs and her admirable taste in nail polish, we knew we wanted a closer look behind the workings of this blog. So, we asked the Sassy Shelly herself -- Shelly Ackerman -- a few things about what it's like to be in her shoes.  Nail It! What got you into nail art?Shelly: I only got into nails and polish around 2 years ago. I am a stay at home mom and after I...
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Beauty enthusiasts gathered to share their love for beauty at Siren Studios on August 24 in Hollywood, CA at BeautyCon 2013. From celebrity beauty gurus to YouTube personalities, insiders offered tips and inspired one another. Over 25 brands offered visitors to BeautyCon an interactive experience. The event was clearly the place to be on Saturday, as evidenced by the 3 block long line of beauty fans hoping to attend. Some guests admitted that they had been waiting in line for 4 hours! [...
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Today we hear from the one and only Robin Moses, nail technician and Youtube blogger. She is a veteran in the business, and what she has to share about her experience is moving. Read her wise words on the nail art business, making women feel beautiful, and our loss of Talia Castellano.Nail It!: How long have you been doing nail art?Robin: I have been doing nail art for about 25 years now, the time flies!What about it first interested you?Nails found me accidentally. I went to take a tour of a...
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You can’t go into any store these days that sells beauty products and not find an array of nail polishes, nail glitter and nail patch art to allow you to express yourself and get creative. However, if you just don’t have the skills or the patience to try and create the nail art, what do you do? The local nail shop or salon probably has someone who can do a basic manicure and maybe if you are lucky airbrush on some outdated stencil design or possibly paint a flower on your nail. But, if you are...
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I am so excited to be sharing with you one of my favorite new nail brands, Hello Darling. This homegrown Australian business has made waves amongst nail aficionados with its unique nail concepts and high performing nail lacquers. Despite my love for the brand, there isn’t much I knew about it, so I sat down with Heather Snodgrass-Brine, Hello Darling’s Founder and Creative Director, to get all the juicy details. –Kimberly Nissen, The Plastic DiariesKimberly: Tell me about Hello Darling. Who are...
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Hi everyone! My name is Jen, I blog over at The PolishAholic. Today, I am bringing you a look at my 5 all-time favorite layering glitters. I love glitters like this because of their versatility. They are great for adding a bit of sparkle to any manicure or refreshing a manicure that is a few days old. Picking favorites was so difficult for me, I have a lot of polish and I love them all… It was like picking my favorite children!(Continue to page 2 for Jen's layering glitter picks!)My first pick...
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Jenny Pasha from 10 Blank Canvases shares how to create a tribal nail design:This tutorial shows you how to create a bold, geometric tribal design with two colours.Tools: White nail polish, thin striper paintbrush, two acrylic paint colours of your choice, black and white acrylic paint, top coat (gloss or matte). You can use nail polish instead of acrylic paint, but I find paint much easier to work with and any mistakes can be removed with a bit of water.1. Start with a white base for your...
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Blogger Alice Sanderson from One Nail To Rule Them All shares how to create colorful heart nails for a sweet and romantic Valentine's Day:You will need: - Base coat and top coat- Base colour, I chose red- Acrylic paint in a variety of colours or nail varnish in a variety of colours- A small nail art brush or a toothpickFirstly, paint your nails in your chosen base colour, I chose red but you could easily adapt it, I’ve done this in blue before and it was just as effective.Secondly, using white...
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