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Fun and funky, this sponged nail art should be on your design queue! Since there are multiple layers and colors involved, we had Hannah of Dalai Lama's Nails break the how to into easy to follow steps. Check it out:Supplies needed: Base coatTop coatMakeup spongeClean up brushDetail brush2 contrasting colors (I used Essie Butler, Please and Barielle Cosmic Kiss)White polish (Zoya Purity) Step 1: Begin by applying base coat. Tear your makeup sponge into a few small pieces, and start...
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Who knew something so cute could be so easy to make! This neon summer design by Maria Zaytseva is so much fun, and and creating it is a cinch! Here's how to do it: Step 1: I used my favorite nude polish Essie Topless and Barefoot as a base, China Glaze Love’s A Beach, American Apparel Neon Yellow and Sally Hansen White On for an accent nail and Polish Me Silly Clowning Around for the other nails. I also used striping tape, a make-up sponge, scissors and tweezers.Step 2: I put a coat...
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You may have already seen this nautical nail art by @infinitelypolished. We were so found of it, we wanted to design a whole look to go with it – and asked Doria of BeautyPopStop if she could guide us through it. Doria took the look in a vintage direction, inspired by pinup girls of the 40s and 50s. The makeup look she created as a result was classic but sexy – a strong red lip, filled out lashes, and rosy cheekbones. Doria shows us how she did it:What you need for the eyes:•   ...
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When you have your own polish line, inspiration for new colors can come from anything. For Jessica of Jessica Cosmetics, her summer palette came directly from nature: “On a recent holiday, I came upon an exquisite rose garden. I was captivated by the unusual colors, and knew I had to recreate them for my line.”You can bring that same breathtaking scene onto your nails with the six crème shades in the In Bloom collection. The set pairs soft pastels with stunning red and deep blue, the perfect...
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This mani is simple, and yet not an overdone design we’ve seen multiple times before. Take inspiration from Fariha of Nailjob and replicate this sunny look yourself. Watch the video here or scroll through the steps below.Things you need:Basecoat (Orly Bonder)Neon Orange/Yellow (Orly Tropical Pop)Hot Pink (Orly Neon Heat)White Acrylic Paint (Orly Instant Artist Crisp White)Topcoat (Seche Vite Dry Fast)Dotting Tool Step 1: Apply a base coat. Step 2: Apply the pink polish on the ring...
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Looking for a new way to add some cuteness to your life? This adorable ladybug nail design will definitely get some awww's everywhere you go! Here's a step-by-step tutorial by the fabulous Emma and Jo from Dahlia Nails on how to create this look: Step 1: Paint two coats of your favorite red (they used a white base coat for an extra vibrant color)
.Step 2: Using the striper part of your nail pen (or a striping brush) paint a black line down the center of each nail
.Step 3: Add a...
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Fruit is the best kind of snack to have around this time of year, so why don't you put this refreshing summer treat on your nails? While keeping your nail look fresh and clean, just add a splash of color and some nail decals for the perfect pop. Created by MARS the Salon, here's step-by-step instructions on how to create this design: Step 1: Apply a base coat Step 2: Apply Essie ADORE-A-BALL, a sheer beige polish on the thumb, middle and pinky fingers. Apply OPI NEED...
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If orange is a neglected shade in your collection, here’s a sweet idea! Inspired by gumdrops, celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees shows how to use Q-tips to create this design:Step 1: Transform a Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab into a “striper brush” by pulling cotton loose from the tip and twisting it tightly. Trim unruly ends if needed. Then, paint nails with an orange polish.Step 2: Dip your Q-tips Precision Tips cotton swab “striper brush” into white nail polish and apply thin lines to the...
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As you may have heard, The Journal of Investigative Dermatology recently released a new study concluding that UV lamps are in fact safe and do not increase the risk of getting skin cancer. GlamUP provides yet another reason to feel safe and comfortable about using UV nail lights. The gloves, made of a blend of polyester and spandex, provide UV protection during gel or shellac manicures, while in the sun and even while driving. The fabrics are tested and certified by the International UV Testing...
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