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This husband and wife team have been in the indie business since college! Curious, we talked to Shannon and Josh one-on-one to get to know them and Pahlish a little better! Chalcopyrite by Polly PolishUs: How long have you been making your own polish?Shannon: I started making my own polish about 5 years ago. I had gotten bored with what was available in stores and decided that if I wanted something new I had to just mix it up myself. I've always been a very hands-on person and love to DIY. I...
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We all learn from each other – and take ideas from each other. And that isn’t a bad thing. Nails should be collaborative, not competitive. To maintain a good vibe in the tight knit nail art community, use common decency and courtesy – and always give credit where credit is due. Here are the basics of establishing a good place for yourself in the circle.If you don’t like a set of nails, just “scroll on by,” says Lauren Swindol, creator of indie brand Signet Nails. Helpful criticism has its place...
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Each weekday, Nail It! selects one gorgeous nail design from followers. Click through to see each day's pick. » *If you would like to enter, submit your original nail art photos to art-sub@creativeage.com, or tag photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with hashtag #nailitdaily.July 25: Neon sponging and jet black lines make a statement. Mani by @tanya_wish.July 24: Get a little crazy with your leopard print! @Wackylaki used OPI Wonderous Star and black acrylic paint.July 23: Swirls and...
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Select Your State or RegionWant your salon in the directory? Email your salon's name, address, phone number and a photo that best represents your salon's nail art to semick@creativeage.com.North AmericaUSAAlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth...
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We’ve been anticipating this moment for months! Nail It! has partnered with Nailtini’s monthly polish subscription The Lacquer Cabinet to create three gorgeous lacquers for the August box. Our Beauty Director Karie L. Frost poured her heart into each shade, taking inspiration from a pair of Rebecca Minkoff stilettos, icy glaciers, bright Moroccan architecture, and much more.Now you can order the box of polishes for yourself! In addition to these three lacquers, each box comes with two empty...
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For each issue, we select 3 themes (below) and ask our readers to submit their best nails to match! For our November/December issue, we will be accepting nails of the themes listed below before August 4, 2014. They can be hand painted or embellished.Please follow these instructions to submit your looks:1. Send your nail look WITH and WITHOUT your watermark; images must be high-res. 2. Email them to nailit@creativeage.com. 3. Include your full name, city and state (or country, if outside U.S.),...
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Beyoncé’s family life has been hitting the media heavily as of late – but this time, thankfully, it’s more cute than chaotic. Two year old Blue Ivy and her mama got all dolled up together with matching manis: Beyonce has long pointed talons and her daughter got her short, natural (toddler) nails painted with crimson polish.Let the ahhhhhhs begin![Image: Instagram @beyonce]
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If you sense your boyfriend is going to pop the question, make sure you keep your nails done! Earlier this month, Disney’s Aly Michalka (of Phil of the Future fame) showed off a romantic red mani with a negative space moon – and less than a week later, there was a ring on it! While we’d like to believe the perfect nail art can spur your man to propose, we’re going to have to say it was just a very stylish coincidence. Her rings and mani make the perfect pair!Aly and her now-fiancé, director...
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Though the youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Kylie Jenner always makes a statement with edgy makeup, trendy clothes, and of course - long, chic nails. Recently, she debuted this look: long white nails with a negative space triangle at every moon. To do it for clients, cut pointed triangles out of tape and adhere them at the cuticle of each nail - then paint white. Tear off the tape immediately and let nails air dry before adding top coat.[Instagram: @kyliejenner]
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Zoya showed off sizzling-hot designs using some of their top polishes at Mercedes Benz Miami Swim Week. Check out some of the highlights as inspiration for chic styles of your own: For Frankie’s Bikinis, manicurist Naomi Gonzalez–Longstaff did a sparkling white nail inspired by the Miami sunshine that feels right at home on a yacht. She applied Zoya Purity to the whole nail and Tomoko on the tips.  For the Wildfox presentation, Gonzalez paired up both black and nude for a design...
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