Posts tagged: Beige nail polish

Supernatural

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Instead of going with a classic “fang” style manicure, I decided to let my imagination wander – I asked myself, what kind of nails would I love if I was a vampire? So, I came up with this bloody french manicure using the same technique from my New Year’s nail art! I used (the appropriately named) OPI My Vampire is Buff as a base, and OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI for the bloody tips.

So Tasteful

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Glamour Purse is described as an “almond taupe” which I’d say is a pretty good description however it translates slightly darker on the nail. There are quite a few colours out there which are similar but I’m still digging these shades for the cooler months! 2 coats is pictured.

Sandy beach

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Y’all know I’m not usually a nude polish kind of gal, but this ish right here spoke to my heart. Borghese Almondine is something special. It’s that “Band-Aid But Better” nude base that’s filled with black flecks and pink shimmer!! The shimmer is hard to see if these two pictures but I was able to capture it in the macro shots below.

Autumn

Autumn leaf nail art

Lately Cottonconey has become one of my Instagram obsessions. I’m in love with her freehand nail art for the intricate designs and attention to detail. I love this fall leaf design for its abstractness, also it has a whimsical quality to it. “I used picturepolish ‘nude’ as my base and painted the black outline with acrylic paint. I colored them in with watered down acrylic ink.”

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Stud Stripe Square

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I used two coats of Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude as a base, then used a striping brush to paint on the stripes using Barry M Cyan Blue. I placed the studs* using a toothpick dipped in clear polish while the blue was still tacky and pushed them gently down in to the polish. All finished with two top coats of NYC.

Graphite Flowers

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To get this look: Base: OPI My Vampire is Buff Background texture: Lightly sponge Cult Nails Nevermore, Sally Hansen White On, and KBShimmer How You Dune? Then lightly drag some My Vampire is Buff to diffuse the effect. Flowers: Cult Nails Nevermore and a fine detail brush Top coats: Rica Glossy Glam and Essie Matte About You

Fudgey

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I wanted something cute today because it’s sort of grey here in Miami. And it’s also a little chilly – so what’s more fun than some cute ice cream nails?! I really like this melted ice cream tutorial because it’s super adorbs and because it taught me an interesting way to do drips – drawing them with a dotting tool from a different direction than I typically do it!

reverse french

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It’s not often that a new luxury lacquer line comes on the scene. So I was super excited to get the press release for Mischo Beauty (see it here). Founder Kitiya King is both a chemist and a licensed cosmetologist. She set out to create fashion forward colors that were also 5-free. If you’ve read my blog for awhile and know my struggle to be work appropriate and “cool” at the same time…you can probably see why the seven shades in her debut Fashion Week Collection made my heart flutter.

Today I have two shades to show you, Mischo Beauty #NYFW and The Tents. Before I get to the swatches, here’s a french mani I wore last weekend where I combined the two shades. Sophisticated, no? I wore this out to dinner and two people stopped at my table to ask about it. I love it!

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Acrylic application is actually a lot about the size brush you use. The brush sizes vary, usually in increments of 2. So 2, 4, 6, 8, 24! I’ve never seen a size 24 brush in person, but searching online has revealed that they do exist. Has anyone used that size? I’d love to get some nail tech chatter going about the preferred size, manufacturer, and shape of brush to apply acrylics!

Mastering acrylics hasn’t come to me yet. I imagine it will take lots of practice! I have laid a set on a friend in the salon though, and so far, they’re holding up! It’s been about a week. Here’s what they looked like after application and polishing was complete:

Ultra French

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I haven’t done a French manicure in a while, so I figured I’d go with a colorful one! I used OPI Glints of Glinda as my base and used acrylic paints for the rainbow. I used striping tape to keep the manicure edge straight and a small detail brush for the lines.