China Glaze Gelaze Flying Dragon Swatch

China Glaze Gelaze Flying Dragon Swatch 55

Sally Beauty Supply had a Buy-One, Get-One Free (BOGO) coupon this week, and I took advantage of it and picked up some of the new China Glaze gel polishes called Gelaze.  I believe there are 40 colors out currently (correction: there are 34 colors), and I bought 8 of them.  My favorite of the bunch(…)

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3D Textured Diamond Plate Nails

3D Textured Diamond Plate Nails 27

I’ve seen some really cool 3D textured nails popping up on Instagram and Pinterest, so I decided to experiment to see if I could create a textured look using just soak-off gel polish.  I think the result turned out pretty cool!  I ended up with this industrial look that resembles a diamond plate pattern.  I(…)

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Gelish Day Dream Confetti – Limited Edition

Gelish Day Dream Confetti – Limited Edition 10

I happened to get my hands on a bottle of a limited edition Gelish polish called Day Dream Confetti.  It’s a flakie topper and was exclusively for sale for a limited time at Cosmoprof stores (which is for pros only) on Black Friday of last year.  You can read more about this here.  There was(…)

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Messy Mansion Stamping: Koi Fish & Water Nails

Messy Mansion Stamping: Koi Fish & Water Nails 14

This is another mani that I created using a Messy Mansion stamping plate.  Plate MM29 has some awesome aquatic imagery including a koi fish, seahorse, mermaid and various water images.  I started with three coats of Couture Milano, a soft pale blue.  I stamped a water pattern onto each nail using Kleancolor Metallic Aqua. The(…)

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Rainbow Foil Nails with Gel Polish

Rainbow Foil Nails with Gel Polish 8

I’ve been wanting to play with nail art transfer foils again for a while.  I’ve only used them one other time, you can see that mani here.  I had an idea in my head of a rainbow pattern with foils, though it didn’t turn out exactly as I had imagined when I sat down to(…)

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Gelish Year of the Horse 2014

Gelish Year of the Horse 2014 1

I’m a little late, but we’re now in The Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse started January 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year) and runs through February 18, 2015. Last year was The Year of the Snake, and I did some nail art with the corresponding Gelish(…)

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Gelish Trends – All that Glitters is Gold & Am I Making You Gelish? Swatches

Gelish Trends – All that Glitters is Gold & Am I Making You Gelish? Swatches 6

I have two quick swatches of some Gelish Trends glitter toppers.  These two Trends are pretty much identical with different sized glitter and some holographic effects except one is silver and the other is gold.  In the pictures below, I applied two coats of the toppers over different colored bases – clear, white, black &(…)

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