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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Melted Rainbow Nail Art with the Seche Perfectly Poised Collection


I am always secretly delighted when a new nail polish collection comes out and contains (loosely) every color of the rainbow. I get choosing palettes to match a mood, theme, or season, but the little girl inside me just loves seeing something in rainbow order. This tie dye nail art was created using four of the shades from the Seche Perfectly Poised collection, and you can bet your booty I arranged them into glorious ROY G. BIV goodness!

I first used this nail art style in last year's violet hippie mix nail art, though I did approach it a tiny bit differently this time.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pop Punk Skittlette with Glittery Skull and Distressed Accents


Back in 2002, Avril Lavigne's song "Sk8er Boi" ruled my world. Can you believe that song came out over a DECADE ago? I don't know about you guys, but I was all about that unbearably catchy tune. Maybe not the most poetic single, but I don't mind admitting that I rocked out to that many times as my mom drove me to the mall.

Avril came into the style spotlight for her heavy eyeliner and stick straight hair, plus a propensity for clothing and jewelry that incorporated symbols like skulls and stars. The glittery skull and distressed accent nails in this manicure, plus the combination of rich purple and black, really make me think of the Pop Punk Princess.

Monday, April 21, 2014

TUTORIAL: Precious Gems Nail Art Inspired by The Ring and The Crown




I am a big fan of the Game of Thrones book series, but, let's be honest, sometimes you want something lighter and a little less...behead-y. Melissa de la Cruz's new book The Ring and The Crown brings royal fun and lightness to a world where magic meets politics and duty clashes with love. The book has aptly been dubbed "Glam of Thrones," after the four glamorous girls at the center of the plot. Today, I've teamed up with The Ring and The Crown to bring you this bejeweled nail art inspired by the royal luxury of the book.

Read on to learn how to turn your nails into jewels fit for a queen!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Contrary Polish Love Lyrics Redux Collection Swatches and Review


Back in the spring of last year, I reviewed the Contrary Polish Love Lyrics collection. This spring, Carrie has released another set of six soft shades for all of your springtime polishing needs. While the shades in the last collection were named after the titles of some of her favorite love songs, these polishes are named for lyrics in more favorite love songs!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Contrary Polish Darling Wildflower from May's "A Box, Indied"


Contrary Polish's Darling Wildflower is exclusive to May's A Box, Indied. This deep purple jelly is accented with red and orange shimmer and flakes that look like glowing embers floating up from a fire. They are definitely most visible in direct lighting, as they catch the light beautifully. The formula was smooth and not too thick. As it is a jelly, the opacity started out on the sheerer side, but it built up nicely in three coats.

Read on for information on availability!

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