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Monday, July 27, 2015

TUTORIAL: Bordeaux Gradient with Jewelry Half Moons, Inspired by Forever For a Year

Bordeaux gradient with jewelry half moons by @chalkboardnails
This tutorial post is sponsored by Macmillan. 

Today's nail art tutorial is inspired by B.T. Gottfred's novel, Forever For a Year. Since the book is all about romance and first love, I've created a look that's perfect for date night. This sultry bordeaux gradient is accented with a gold jewelry-style half moon. It's a look that is chic, romantic, and put together... with just a touch of flash.

Forever For a Year has also provided a date night prize pack for a giveaway! Head to the end of the post for details on how to enter.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Floral Bouquet Accent Nail with OCC Cosplay Nail Lacquers

Floral bouquet accent nail by @chalkboardnails

Way back in the day, when I was first getting into nails, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics held a sale. I think they were changing their bottle shape and wanted to clear out their old inventory. I figured it'd be a good opportunity to try a new-to-me brand, and picked out "Grandma," a pretty coral, and "Ghostly," a lavender-grey. When I gave them a go, I remember being really impressed with the formula.

Now, here we are, some three or four years later, and I'm still just as pleased with the quality of OCC products. You may already know them for their Lip Tars, but if you haven't tried out their nail products yet, I definitely suggest picking a few of them up.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Kawaii Watermelons, or How to Make Your Fruit Cute

Kawaii watermelon nail art by @chalkboardnails
I love watermelon, but I don't know that I would necessarily think of it as cute. UNTIL today. I've done some summery watermelon nail art before, but I wanted to take it in a different direction this time. In a cute direction. In a SUPER cute direction! And now I want to kawaii-fy ALL the things! All you gotta do is add faces!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nail Pop x Skelanimals Decals

Nail Pop x Skelanimals decals via @chalkboardnails

Have you visited Nail Pop lately? They've got some awesome new decal designs, including some that may make you seriously nostalgic for the early days of the internet. One of their latest collaborations is with Skelanimals. Read on for more details and my thoughts about these babies!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Contrary Polish's When In Rome from the August "A Box, Indied"

Contrary Polish When In Rome via @chalkboardnails

Readers, meet Contrary Polish's first ever linear holographic nail polish! Yes, it's true... The brand best known for its gorgeous shimmers has branched out into the world of holo.

It's named When In Rome, and it's being released as a part of August's "A Box, Indied" polish box. The theme of the box is All Hail Holo, so holoheads... be sure to mark the release on your calendars.

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