Holiday Sparkle 2014 gel polish collection
Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga

Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga 2

If you’re looking for a fun summer color, check out Gelish Tiki Tiki Laranga! This is the perfect color for hitting the beach!

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup

Beauty Blogazons Weekly Roundup 5

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog: As a new convert to the Maybelline Color Whispers, Helen has fallen hard for their lovely colors and formula. Mama Fashionista: March Julep It Girl Unboxing! Makeup Demon: Looking for nail caring oil? Read the review of Essence Studio Nails Caring Nail Oil. TheFabZilla: Enter to win Too Faced Better Than(…)

Gelish Carnival Hangover Swatch

Gelish Carnival Hangover Swatch 7

This is Carnival Hangover by Gelish. All of the swatches that I’ve seen for this polish have looked more purple, but mine looks like a bright pink.  I’m not sure if this one might be a color changer and changed in the bottle before I opened it.  I just purchased it a couple of weeks(…)

What’s the difference between UV and LED Nail Lamps?

What’s the difference between UV and LED Nail Lamps? 133

I receive a lot of questions about UV and LED lamps for curing gel polish, and thought it might be helpful to provide a brief comparison of the two. UV LED Cost More affordable Generally more expensive, though prices are starting to come down Typical Curing Time 2 minutes 30 seconds Efficiency Use more energy(…)

Colorful Animal Print Nails

Colorful Animal Print Nails 5

Bright glitter polish, animal print and studs all in one manicure!  I had some fun this weekend creating this funky spring nail design.  I used four Gelish nail colors; High Voltage, The Great Googly Moogly, Black Shadow and Oocha Coocha Bing Bang Bam.  I used Konad black stamping polish and stamping plate M57 for the(…)

Orly Gel FX Shade Shifter Color Changing Polish

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Can’t… stop… staring… at… my… nails!  Wait until you see this.  Orly Gel FX Shade Shifter is a color changing gel polish that goes from clear to black based on the temperature of your hands.  You apply two coats over top of any base color and it goes clear to show the color underneath when(…)

Smitten Polish – Hocus Pocus

Smitten Polish – Hocus Pocus 5

This is an indie by Smitten Polish that I purchased a while ago. I’m not sure why I waited so long to try this polish – it’s really stunning. It has a purple jelly base with really fine fuchsia holographic glitter. Application was very smooth and it built up well. It was mostly opaque with(…)

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