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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DIY Hard Nails – Shimmery Gel Polishes

DIY Hard Nails – Shimmery Gel Polishes 4

Who doesn’t love a great shimmer polish?! These four beauties are from the DIY Hard Nails line of gel polishes, which continues to impress me.  Previously I have posted about some of the amazing color changing and glitter polishes that they have available – you can read about those here.   Each of these swatches show(…)

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Guest Post:  Glitter Flowers by ManicTalons.com

Guest Post: Glitter Flowers by ManicTalons.com 5

Hello lovely Chickettes readers! Since Andrea is living it up in Las Vegas and getting the scoop on our favorite brands for next year, I’m hijacking her blog and throwing some glitter around again. Seems appropriate for Las Vegas, right? For those of you who haven’t “met” me before, I’m Michelle from www.ManicTalons.com. My blog(…)

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