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Creme de Mauve: Zoya Nail Lacquer Aubrey Review

Hello Sweeties,

Once again, my fave brand of polish, Zoya, finds me in love with another shade that I love to wear on it own (no artwork, at least not for the first day). Described as a full-coverage, medium mauve cream Zoya Aubrey is definitely fall-licious. Check it out:

��Hope Autumn finds you cozy and warm! Cheers��

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Deborah Lippmann’s NEW Nail Lacquer Collaboration with FOX’s Empire

In celebration of the second season of FOX’s hit show, Empire, Deborah Lippmann has created the new, limited edition Deborah Lippmann X Empire Collection of three nail lacquer colors, named after songs performed by the star-studded cast. With these three colors, fans of the show can embrace the rhythm and indulge their fabulous side with these lavish new shades:

Hustle Hard - a fierce fuchsia shimmer
Power of the Empire - a gold record glitter
War of the Roses - a seductive ruby red shimmer

This collaboration carries special meaning for Deborah, a longtime member of the entertainment business with three albums to her own name, and perfectly ties in with the brand’s heritage of using music as one of its inspirational sources. She adds, “As The New York Times said, 'EMPIRE has prestige, great music and gifted actors…it is Dynasty in the age of hip hop.' What’s not to love?! It combines all my favorite passions–gorgeous beauty, killer style, and out of this world music. I am a loyal viewer and can’t wait to tune in weekly.”

Previous TV show collaborations have included HBO’s Girls and True Blood, Broadway’s Wicked, and several celebrities. The Deborah Lippmann X Empire Collection is available now and retails for $24.00 online at,, and

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Nail Trend Alert: Jelly Sandwich Mani


I love this nail trend, SO much. The Jelly Sandwich. It's basically layering sheer polishes, usually with glitter or dots of a contrasting colour in between layers, to create a dinensional type effect.

One layer of red polish followed by one of glitter, topped with another layer of red gave me this:

I only did the pointer and middle finger as we all know glitter is a pain to remove!! I love this look, and look forward to trying different colours and patterns.

Polishes Used:

Maybelline Color Show - Paint The Town
Essie - Set In Stones

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“Give Thanks” Thanksgiving Nail Art Design From Mars The Salon

Thanksgiving is almost here, and of course we want you to showcase your personality and celebrate the holiday with a festive manicure. Today's featured mani is brought to you by MARS the Salon, the festive manicure highlights fall colors in the spirit of Thanksgiving! The coveted “Give Thanks” design, created by owner Hiroko Fujikawa, showcases zigzag horizontal lines in multi-colors that kicks off the start of the holiday season.

Follow the below tips to achieve this artistic mani
  • Apply base coat
  • Apply a white polish color on all fingers
  • Paint some zigzag lines with orange, green, brown, yellow, blue, khaki, beige and red color polishes
  • Apply top coat
Happy Thanksgiving!

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Moo-nicure: Cow Print Dry Brush Mani

Hello darlings,

I follow some of the best nail artists on Instagram, and often I am inspired by their amazing ideas. This next one I got from Sarah @ChalkboardNails. I have been dying to do this!! I love black and white together, and for this manicure, I paired the combo with a gorgeous bright blue.

By dry-brushing black swishes onto a white base, which has a small V taped off, you too can do this. Seriously, it's so easy. On the accent nails, I outlined the V in black to enhance them a little.

I can't wait to try this again with different pairings of colour!

Polished Used:
Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Extreme Wear - White On & Black Out
Sinful Colors - Savage
Have a LOVELY day!!!

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New Fall Cool: Zoya Nail Lacquer Brigitte Review

Lovelies! Hope your week is going great!

Very rarely do I sport plain nails, but this one time, I couldn't stop staring at how pretty this shade is, so I left my nails like this:
Their website describes Zoya Brigitte as a full-coverage, bombshell mauve cream. And bombshell it is. Firstly, Zoya polishes apply like a dream and this one doesn't disappoint. The final result is subtle, neat. For professionals who want a little colour but don't want to overwhelm, this is it. My favourite natural colour so far, I feel it can be worn year-round.
Have a great weekend!!!

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The Sweetest Halloween Mani: Candy Corn Nails for #NationalCandyCornDay

Since today is #NationalCandyCornDay, it's the perfect time to highlight this adorably delicious manicure that's perfect for Halloween. It'll also be a challenge to try to not bite your nails because your fingertips look like Candy Corn. Good luck with that ladies. Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, has created this delightful mani which perfectly celebrates the famous candy.

Paint one half of the nail in Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod (white) and the other in Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun (yellow). Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.

Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun (orange) Carefully remove the stickers. Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Pink Ribbon Mani

Hello Lovelies,

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and before the month is over I'd like to share with you my dedication to the many women and men who have been affected by this disease.

FACTOne in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

My aunt being a survivor, I have personally been touched by this. Know your risks. Do self exams. Learns the signs and symptoms. Get screened. Research charities and donate. Together we can beat cancer. Here is my Pink Ribbon dedication:

Colours Used:
essence the gel - sweet as candy
Sinful Colors - 24/7Casablanca, Pink Break
Nina Ultra Pro - Gorgeous Guava (for version 2.0)

Version 2.0

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Nail Your Halloween Mani with Deborah Lippmann

Who's ready for Halloween? What will you rock on your nails? We may not know what our costume will be, but we certainly know what our nails will be dressed as. Thanks to Deborah Lippmann and her Limited Edition ROAR Fall 2015 Collection, we have found our spooktacular Halloween manicure. This Halloween, dress your nails in Witches Claw or Howling Half Moon Mani:

Witches Claw:

  1. Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
  2. Apply two thin coats of Respect over the entire nail, waiting 2 minutes to dry and capping the tips of the nail after each coat.
  3. Wait one hour for nails to fully dry. Then, cut low-tack blue painters tape into a triangle shape and place in the center of the nail. The triangle should be placed where the pointed tip is at the top edge of your nail and is wider at the base.
  4. Paint the exposed sides of your nail with Miss Independent, then carefully lift the painters tape - do not wait for Miss Independent to dry.
  5. Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat.
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45.00
  • deborah lippmann Respect Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $18.00
  • deborah lippmann Miss Independent Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $18.00

A Howling Half Moon Mani:

  1. Begin with one coat of deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro base coat and let dry fully.
  2. Apply two thin coats of Fade to Black over the entire nail, waiting 2 minutes to dry and capping the tips of the nail after each coat.
  3. Using a nail art detail brush (or the bottle brush if you have a steady hand), paint a half-moon at the base of the nail with Can’t Be Tamed glitter lacquer.
  4. While that dries, apply Ruby Red Slippers over the tip of your nail, gradually dragging the glitter down towards the middle of your nail to create a subtle gradient. Add a second swipe of Ruby Red Slippers just across the tips of your nails to create a more intense glitter ombre effect.
  5. Finish the look with deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro top coat.
Products Used:
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Pro Base and Top Coat (sold as a set) – $45.00
  • deborah lippmann Fade to Black Nail Lacquer – $18.00
  • deborah lippmann Can’t Be Tamed Nail Lacquer (Limited Edition for Fall/Winter 2015-16) – $20.00
  • deborah lippmann Ruby Red Slippers Nail Lacquer – $20.00

The ROAR Collection evokes feminine strength and echoes the united voice of women everywhere. Inspired by the rebirth of female empowerment (equal rights, equal opportunity and female solidarity) and iconic leaders like Grace Jones, Madonna, and Cher, Deborah specifically designed these show-stopping shades to represent that power with color.

The new, full coverage shades include She Wolf (crème taupe - not pictured), Respect (crème brick red), Miss Independent (crème berry wine), and Can’t Be Tamed (crème holographic honey gold).

The Deborah Lippmann ROAR Collection is available now at, and at Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora stores nationwide

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Green with Envy: Dry Marble Mani

Hello Lovelies,

Mixing is the name of the game for this mani. While I love water, sometimes I don't have time for a water marble. That's where the "dry" marble comes in. By simply putting one stripe of each colour on my nail and using a brush (or dotting tool or any pointy implement) to mix the colours, you can achieve one stunning manicure. Swirling, like the hairspray mani, produces different result each time. it all depends on how you mix the colours.

For this one, I swiped back and forth, light into dark green and vice versa. Mixing too much can cause you to lose the pattern but you will know when it's perfect.

Polishes Used:
Zoya - Shawn
Zoya - Tiana
essence the gel - Don't Be Shy (that's the one neon green)

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Nail the Runway Nail Looks w/ Long-Lasting Manicures

We saw lots of wonderful nails trends on the runways during fashion week season, especially from some of our favorite nail polish brands. Today we present two of our favorites from Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer and Gelish MINI. You can't help but fall in love with on-trend nails not only because they look amazing, but because Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer and Gelish MINI manicures lasts up to three weeks. Get the looks (that last) from these leading designers’ Fall/Winter 2015 Runway nails.

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Morgan Taylor Lacquer: Custom Blend of In the Nude and Birthday Suit, with Little Black Dress used as accents
Gelish MINI: Black Shadow and Tan My Hide

Carmen Marc Valvo

Morgan Taylor Lacquer: Metaling Around and Little Black Dress
Gelish MINI: Black Shadow and Never Too Grey

As you can see, you can achieve each nail look with either Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer or Gelish MINI Soak-off Gel Polish. These are just two of the wonderful manicures you can achieve with these must-have polishes. Get these looks now.

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Tips & Tricks: How To Do the Hairspray Mani

Hello Lovelies,

Here's another "how-to" post for you: The hair-spray water marble mani. So cool. The results are always different but always very interesting.

You will need:

~ two nail colours. One main base and one for the hair spray water dip.
~ hair spray (or perfume, spray-able rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer)
~ water (room temp, preferably filtered but not absolutely necessary)
~ acetone
~ tooth picks or orange (cuticle) sticks
~ cotton swabs
~ small brush

  • paint your base and let dry fully.
  • Fill a small container with the water. It needs to be big enough to dip your fingers into.
  • Add a few drops of your second polish to the water.
  • Spritz with hair spray. This will cause a splitting or tearing effect on the polish.
  • Doing one or two nails at a time, place your nail over the pattern you want to pick up. Do not move the nails around.
  • Use a toothpick to remove the rest of the polish from around the nails then lift from water.
  • Repeat for the remaining nails. Clean polish from skin using swabs dipped in acetone. Use the brush to clean closer to the cuticle area.
  • Add top coat and ADMIRE.

Colours used, l to r:

Zoya : Nimue, Arielle, Brittany (Satin)
Seche Vite top coat

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