Posts tagged: french

Glitz

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Today I have a few snazzy looks from Pure Ice’s new Puttin’ on the Glitz Holiday Collection. I was excited to hear that Pure Ice is adding some nail art sparklies to the line to spice up our manis. The next look is Pure Ice Internationally Known, a deep creamy teal, with gold french tips. I started with two coats of polish and topcoat and waited until it was absolutely dry. I taped off my tips (to keep glitter off the nail bed) and one-at-a-time polished each tip with additional topcoat, dipped it in the glitter, blew off the excess, and removed the tape. I love how this turned out!

Bold French

 FUN Lacquer Christmas 2013 Wishing Star007

How lucky I am to be able to show you some FUN Lacquer today!! I’d been admiring the Princess Collection from afar so when I was offered the chance to review the Christmas collection I jumped at it. I’m pleased with every single one of them! Let’s take a look! 

FUN Lacquer Wishing Star a yellow thermal polish with gold shimmer. A bright sunshine yellow in it’s cold state, and it’s an icy pale yellow with shifts from gold, to green to blue when it’s warm. Three coats needed with this one for opacity. I couldn’t resist showing off Wishing Star with Decentber tips. Such an unconventional french, right?

Diagonal

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I used a base color of OPI Don’t Burst My Bubble, which is gorgeous for French manicures. Then, I taped off sections and painted I Love Nail Polish Raspberry Beret, a deep pink linear holographic polish. Once that was dry, I painted on OPI Haven’t the Foggiest – I didn’t use tape for this color, because I was struggling with the lines. That is probably why my lines aren’t even!

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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Gradient Nails +Tutorial

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More than likely you will only need one coat of the darkest nail polish. Again it is really important that there isn’t very much polish on your brush.  While you are waiting for your nails to dry, pour some nail polish remover into the top of the bottle and drop a cotton bud into it.

Clean it up

I love using this brush to clean up the edges of my nails. Its like a Magic Eraser for your manicure and especially (if you’re me) your pedicure.

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