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Tropical Beach Sunset Nails

Tropical Beach Sunset Nails 9

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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Glittery Snowflake Nails – Take 2

Glittery Snowflake Nails – Take 2 9

Last year I created this glittery snowflake design that was pretty popular with over 5,000 pins on Pinterest.  I decided to try to recreate the look for this winter/holiday season, and I wanted to see if I could improve upon it.  I love the glittery goodness of this manicure!  There were a lot of steps(…)

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Glitter Gradient Manicure

Glitter Gradient Manicure 8

Oooohhhh… glitter!  I’m in love with loose glitter right now.  I just got a bunch of holographic glitters, so expect some more glitter manis from me in the future.  To achieve this gradient look I first applied my Gelish foundation, and then applied Ink When in Blue on just the tips (and the whole accent(…)

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Gradient Giraffe Print Nails

Gradient Giraffe Print Nails 5

I’m having more fun with my Bundle Monster stamping plates.  This is plate BM313 which has two different giraffe prints.  I started this manicure with two coats of Jordana Good Luck Charm, and then sponged on Jordana Boy oh Boy for a gradient effect.  I applied a thin coat of Seche Vite top coat and(…)

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Sunset Beach Nails

Sunset Beach Nails 3

In two days I will be soaking up the sun in Siesta Key, Florida! Ahhhhh…. I decided to do my nails in a beach-y theme for my trip. The color inspiration is from my new bikini – a swatch of the design is pictured to the right. It has pink and orange accents, and I(…)

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Gelish Oocha Coocha Gradient w/Stamp

Gelish Oocha Coocha Gradient w/Stamp 2

My first gradient! I tried gradients a few times unsuccessfully because I was using a sponge that was too dense. I saw some baby bath sponges at the dollar store yesterday and decided to give them a shot and they worked well. I felt bad for ripping the little ducky shaped sponge into itty bitty(…)

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