french manicure

French Manicure with Lace

French Manicure with Lace 1

This is another twist on the French manicure… and probably the last French design you’ll see from me for a little while.  The Born Pretty Store sent me these lace nail stickers to try, and I thought they’d be great accents to a gradient tip.  I started off with two coats of Shellac Strawberry Smoothie(…)

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French Manicure with Swarovski Bling!

French Manicure with Swarovski Bling! 2

I posted a video on how to achieve a classic French manicure a few days ago. I can’t seem to stick with one color or design for more than a couple of days… I had to spice up my simple french mani with some bling! I added glitter gradients to each nail using different colored(…)

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VIDEO: Classic French Manicure with Gel Polish

VIDEO: Classic French Manicure with Gel Polish 20

I wore my nails natural with just a clear coat for a couple of days this week and was enjoying seeing the growth. I decided to do a classic French manicure to enhance the look, and made a video of the process.  It’s really not as hard as it seems.  The key is to use(…)

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Gelish 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Collection – Limited Edition

Gelish 2012 Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Collection – Limited Edition 10

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Gelish released a limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness collection with some gorgeous pinks.  I did a mani using all three colors, and also swatched each of the new colors.  The quality of this collection is much better than their last release (House of Gelish), which had lots of(…)

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Easy Snakeskin Nail Art

Easy Snakeskin Nail Art 1

I’ve seen lots of snakeskin manicures on Pinterest over time and always thought it would be extremely complicated to do. Today I ran across the video at the bottom of this post over on YouTube, and it looked really easy. I thought I would give it a try, but didn’t have very high expectations. My(…)

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Dare to Wear Colorful French Tips with Stickers

Dare to Wear Colorful French Tips with Stickers 0

Today I tried out a couple of new Dare to Wear polishes that I recently purchased.  They are a bright yellow called Yellow Twist, and a bright blue called Pillow Talk. I started with three coats of Yellow Twist to get a nice solid yellow base.  Normally I would only apply two coats, but I(…)

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Black French Manicure with Floral Lace Design

Black French Manicure with Floral Lace Design 1

A quick post to show you my mani today. I applied a Cheeky stamp from plate CH6 on top of my base coat and then painted the tips black with OPI Black Onyx. I’m holding white polish just for contrast so you can see the tips better, and I’m purposely not showing my pointer finger…(…)

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