Nail Art

Tropical Beach Sunset Nails

Tropical Beach Sunset Nails 8

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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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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I’m off to Cosmoprof in Las Vegas!

I’m off to Cosmoprof in Las Vegas! 8

When this posts I will hopefully be mid-flight to Las Vegas for the Cosmoprof North America tradeshow!  I have been anticipating this day for months and it’s finally here!  This is my first time attending Cosmoprof and I’m super excited for the opportunity to meet with representatives from all of the different brands to learn(…)

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Sheer black polka dot nails with flowers and glitter

Sheer black polka dot nails with flowers and glitter 4

This manicure was inspired by some pictures that I’ve seen on Instagram with the sheer polka dotted look. I think the most memorable one was the polka dot and lace mani that Bad Girl Nails posted on March 7th. The two polka dotted nails have a sheer grey base using two coats of Gelish Clean(…)

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4th of July American Flag Nails

4th of July American Flag Nails 10

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian followers!! I’m sorry I don’t have a Canadian themed mani for you today. This is my second (and probably last) Independence Day themed mani for the year. I went with a classic American flag stars and stripes look.  I created this look with gel polish and stamping. (…)

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Independence Day / 4th of July Nails

Independence Day / 4th of July Nails 12

It’s hard to believe that next week is July already, and one of my favorite holidays is coming up.  I love celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends… watching fireworks is always the highlight of the day for me.  This is the first design that I came up with for the 4th of(…)

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Gradients, Lace & Bling

Gradients, Lace & Bling 8

Today’s manicure is a bit of a mix of techniques. As many of you know, I’ve been trying to figure out how to do a pure gel polish gradient and have gotten awful results with the different ideas I’ve tried. Well Nails by Shannon posted this video about her technique and it totally blew me(…)

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