Thursday, March 26, 2015

Abstract Roadmap Nail Art, for the Adventurer In You

Roadmap Nail Art by @chalkboardnails
The last road trip I went on was to California, where my boyfriend and I (plus a couple of our best friends) went to Disneyland. The trip was a blast, and we were basically pros at navigating the Disney FastPass scene and making the most of our days. It was magic!

Then, on the way back, the air conditioning in my car died. Oh, and did I mention that this was in June? In the middle of the desert? That sucked. But such is the nature of road trips, right? You gotta roll with the punches! And the mishaps always make the best memories.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Jergens BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream: 'Cause Your Hands Wanna Be Beautiful, Too

I know how it goes. Your nails are the stars. You pamper them, you beautify them, you moisturize your cuticles and make sure there are no stray hangnails. You polish them to perfection and you might spend hours on nail art. But what about your hands? I know I'm guilty of neglecting them sometimes, and I'll bet that you might be too. But the fact is, your hands are important and deserve attention. Besides, beautiful hands provide a beautiful frame for your nails!

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Embrace the Grey with This Geometric Necktie Patterned Nail Art

Monochrome geometric nail art by @chalkboardnails
Despite the fact that I haven't seen or read 50 Shades of Grey, I think we all know the basic gist of the story. OPI's 50 Shades collection includes a range of six shades - five greys and a red - and I used three of them to create this nail art look today. I chose a geometric pattern, one that you might find on a necktie, which fits with what I know about the story quite well, I think.

Monday, March 16, 2015

China Glaze Electric Nights for Summer 2015 Swatch and Review

China Glaze Electric Nights Collection Swatch and Review via @chalkboardnails
China Glaze's new summer collection, Electric Nights, draws inspiration from the electronic dance music culture with nine neon cremes and three neon glitter toppers. It's not my scene but these polishes sure are! They're bright, they're fun, they're bumpin'. Read on to check out my swatches!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Go Behind the Scenes and Tour OPI Headquarters with Me! [VIDEO]

How would you like to go behind the scenes of one of your favorite nail polish brands? I had the opportunity to live the dream when I recently visited OPI headquarters with Leslie from Work/Play/Polish. I had to take some photos and videos to share with you guys, so come with me as we pull back the curtain and peek into their world of nails!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Nail School Weeks 6, 7, & 8: Ready, Steady, Acrylics!

In weeks six through eight, we really focused on honing our acrylic skills in preparation for the full evaluation. In addition to our regular daily clients, we practiced our acrylic sculpting on classmates, our mannequin hands, and our skill sticks. My class has been progressing at different rates; for me, my full acrylic evaluation came at the beginning of week eight.

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