Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympic Manicure!!!

I don't know about you but I LOVE the Olympics! 
I really don't think anything makes me feel more patriotic. :P I couldn't resist doing a festive olympic manicure! I'll be tuning in to watch the Opening Ceremony tonight ...and my nails are ready for it!

This was a fun (but really hard!) manicure to do!

Yes, I hand painted those teeny little rings...what was I thinking??? :P

London 2012!!!

Just so happens that I used a Nails Inc. LONDON polish (Baker Street) for this manicure. :P
Are you all as excited for the games as I am?! Will you be doing an olympic mani for the occasion? I wanna see!

Have fun,

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The mother of all top coats!

Out of all the questions I get asked about nails "What top coat do you use?" is definitely number one on the list. The more often you paint your nails the more you will realize how quickly they chip without a nice top coat.
So without further ado...the mother of all top coats:
Seche Vite!!!
If there is anything you need the most in your manicure's this! Seche Vite is a fast dry top coat that will give your manicure the shiny look you get after you have your nails done in the salon! Seche Vite is guaranteed not to yellow and makes your nails stronger and resistant to chipping and peeling.

The trick with Seche Vite is to make sure you apply it before your polish is completely dry. The nail polish needs to be "wet" (let it dry for about 3 minutes before applying Seche Vite) so that the Seche Vite can penetrate through the nail polish to the base coat forming a single solid layer over the nail plate. This is what makes your manicure much more durable. Also, be sure to wrap the free edge of your nail with the top coat. (Run the brush along the edge of your nail.) This also helps to prevent chipping.

Where to buy it! 
I have seen Seche Vite sold in many cosmetic stores/sections such as Ulta, Target and Walmart but it's a least $9.95 there. I buy mine at Sally Beauty Supply for $6.99!

Hope this helps! :)

Monday, July 16, 2012

Easter in July!

I've really been into pastels lately and really love the color combo on this tape manicure!
I used some classic pastel polishes from my stash and a new one that is out in a recent summer collection.
Here's what I used:
Essie Lilacism (my favorite lilac polish!)
Orly Cotton Candy 
China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint
Essie Bikini So Teeny (From the Essie 2012 summer the name!)

 The colors looks so clean and fresh together! I got so many compliments on this mani!

...and now...the elusive right hand! hahaha
So, what do you think? Are you as into the pastel as I have been recently?

Hope you are all enjoying your summer! It's been a hot one!!! Even more reason to stay inside and give yourself  a manicure! ;)
Stay cool,

P.S. I've had a request to do some tutorials. Are there any particular manicures YOU would like to see a tutorial of? Please comment and let me know! :D