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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 www.deborahlippmann.com, 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
                                       

INSTRUCTIONS:
  • 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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Sally Hansen Introduces NEW ManiMatch App!

Imagine if you can see how a new nail polish color looks on your nails before you buy it? Imagine not getting stuck with a color you end up not liking? Thanks to Sally Hansen, and the launch of their new ManiMatch mobile app. with this amazing new app, you can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on your nails, before you buy.


A simple scan of the your hand with any smartphone enables you to instantly try out and select your favorite nail colors. There’s no need to upload any photos or enter any info, because the app works in real time. The ManiMatch mobile app also generates personalized-for-you-skin-tone color suggestions on demand thanks to its cutting-edge, proprietary technology. The app senses and analyzes the pigments in your hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions that are flattering to your skin.


Choosing the perfect shade is both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail color; while some stores usually provide testers, many factors including lighting, what you're wearing, and even how many coats you put on can affect how a nail color looks on your hand. ManiMatch changes all that with their pre-shopping experience that has always frustrated nail color shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure. “The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options,” says Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Global Marketing Vice President. “The fact that you see exactly how a color will look on your own hands is just pure fun—and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.”


The launch of this app coincides with the release of the new Miracle Gel® Top Coat and new fashionable shades. The app is available for download for free on iOS platforms now and will be available on Android devices later this fall. ManiMatch is poised to revolutionize nail color shopping, both in store and online. Sally Hansen will host a kick-off consumer event in NYC to introduce the app. The first users to share the experience with a friend will have a chance to become the next Sally Hansen hand model for Sally Hansen social media tagging @Sally_Hansen on Instagram using the #ManiMatch hashtag.

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