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Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie Osie Swatch 5

Renaissance Cosmetics Rosie-Osie is a deep red jelly with intense red shimmer and tiny silver and gold glitter that looks incredible when suspended in the red base. It truly does have that lit-from-within look. Application was really smooth and even, and the consistency is just right – not too thin or thick. This was two coats. I did use a coat of Gelous followed by top coat, to give it more of a glassy look, but this is completely optional.

Emma Watson

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I tried to loosely interpret the spirit of the fashion while still making it work well for nail art. I began with three coats of Sally Hansen CSM in Almost Almond. This shade is a sheer YNBB “Your Nails But Better” look, which made it a great stand in for Emma’s exposed back.

Then, I painted two black stripes on each nail to represent the pants. I still struggle a bit with painting horizontal stripes on the curved surface of my nail, but I am happy with the way they came out!

Finally, I used Sally Hansen CSM in All Fired Up and a small nail art brush to paint blocks of red on either side of the striped areas. I connected the two blocks with a wide band to mimic the band across Emma’s back.

Inspired

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Alright, so my lines totally suck. I admit it! I have never really used a striper brush for nail art, and I had basically no control over it while I painted this manicure. But I think it’s a good first attempt, and now I can look back and laugh at this post once I finally master the waterfall nail art! I used a base of Essie Sand Tropez and striped with the following colors, from darkest to lightest: ORLY Bus Stop Crimson, China Glaze Long Kiss, OPI All I Want For Christmas Is OPI, OPI Schnapps Out Of It!, and Nubar Gold Frost nail art pen.

Gold

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This is piCture pOlish Vampire with Julep Gianna applied on the tips. This manicure was SO simple, but amazingly well received! I had people commenting on it left and right. Someone even told me she was getting married on Christmas Day and wanted to recreate this look for her wedding, which is just about the best compliment ever, I think.

This is two coats of Vampire and I just dabbed/placed the gold with the brush from the bottle. A generous coat of topcoat helped smooth out everything.

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of good Cheer

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The gradient itself was super easy: I just started with a base of a-england Rose Bower and sponged on a-england Bridal Veil (both amazing polishes, by the way) with a makeup wedge. Holographic polishes are a great choice for gradients because they tend to blend well with each other and make for a nice transition between colors without too much fuss.

Glinda

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Essie Toggle to the Top is a rich, garnet red sparkler. The base is a deeper red jelly than Essie Leading Lady, but the glitter load is similar. It went on a little splotchy with the first coat, but evened out with three thin coats. It does dry gritty, so I used two generous topcoats for my swatch. It’s a stunner! I can picture it especially on short, neatly manicured nails.

Guava

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Pretty & Polished Queen of Hearts is a medium red jelly loaded with red iridescent flecks and red and gold shimmering particles.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love this one!  The red is such a great bold color, and the iridescent sparkles are amazing.

Fendi-inspired

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Ombré hair just recently had it’s moment (I just can’t seem to part with my ombréd dark blue locks), but has ombréd nails? I think not. This Fendi-inspired Ladyfinger is definitely a challenge, but the end result is totally worth it.

Creepy in a good way

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For today’s piCture pOlish Monday I’ve prepared Halloween themed nail art. It’s kind of like a spider wallpaper on my nails, that’s what’s I’ve been going for. I’ve used piCture pOlish Vegas as a base colour and then I’ve painted the spiders using acrylic paint.

Herringboned

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Today I have a herringbone mani done with a few shades from the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection. This Fall Collection consists of 12 really luxurious shades. I love so many of these on their own…but I also love how the entire collection works together (see original press release here). Which is why I was inspired to combine a few favorites into some nail art. The three polishes I chose can all pass for one-coaters, which makes them perfect for this technique.

Red red red and then some

This red is so tempting. This luscious color might have to go on my list…

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