DIY Hard Nails Swatch Gallery

DIY Hard Nails Swatch Gallery 1

This is a summary of all of the DIY Hard Gel polishes that I have swatched to-date. I will update this page on an ongoing basis as I swatch new colors. Click on the images to see larger photos, and click on the links to view or purchase the items on Amazon.com. The Amazon links(…)

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Cosmoprof:  Technology and Nails

Cosmoprof: Technology and Nails 3

I’ve always been a bit of a tech geek and am usually first in line when new gadgets come out, so I really enjoyed seeing how technology is playing a role in the world of nails during my Cosmoprof trip!  Did you know that you can turn your fingernail into a stylus for your touch-screen(…)

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More Beach Nails – Sand and Water

More Beach Nails – Sand and Water 0

I thought I’d show you how I did my daughter’s nails for our vacation. She wanted something beach-themed with sand, so I did this design that looks like the water crashing on the sand. I started with two coats of ibd Dockside Diva, topped with one coat of Gelish Vegas Nights. Those two colors alone(…)

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Fall 2014 Gel Polish Collections

Fall 2014 Gel Polish Collections 4

It’s mid-summer here and I’m still enjoying soaking up the sun, and the bright, bold colors of summer.  I’m not quite ready for fall yet, but alas it’s almost upon us.  During my trip to Cosmoprof North America I learned about several new collections that will be coming out this fall.  Below is a quick(…)

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DIY Hard Nails – Creamy Gel Polishes

DIY Hard Nails – Creamy Gel Polishes 2

I have a few more colors from DIY Hard Nails to share with you today. These are the gel polishes from this line that have a creamy finish. All of these colors have great opacity, which I really love. The white and black may be my new favorites to use for nail art bases because(…)

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Tropical Beach Sunset Nails

Tropical Beach Sunset Nails 11

It’s vacation time!  We’re on our annual family vacation in Siesta Key, Florida, relaxing and soaking up the sun.  This is my mani for the week… a tropical sunset theme. I started with a yellow base using TruGel Smoke and Mirrors.  Then I created a gradient using three colors from the TruGel Ringleader collection… Smoke(…)

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Trends Spotted at Cosmoprof: One and Two-Step Gels & Long Lasting Lacquers

Trends Spotted at Cosmoprof: One and Two-Step Gels & Long Lasting Lacquers 2

I’m home from the Cosmoprof North America cosmetic trade show in Las Vegas and am on information overload!  I’ve been reviewing my notes and photos from the show, trying to digest it all and figure out the best way to report it to you.  This was my first time attending the show and it was(…)

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