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Elegant Neutral and Black Stamped Nails

Elegant Neutral and Black Stamped Nails 16

I’ve been wanting to create a simplistic black & tan nail art look for a while.  I think this look is simple and elegant, and can be worn just about anywhere.  I started with three coats of ibd Dockside Diva, which is probably one of my favorite neutral shades of all time.  I stamped the(…)

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Floral Stamped Nails using Bio Seaweed Gel and Wistonia

Floral Stamped Nails using Bio Seaweed Gel and Wistonia 7

I applied this gorgeous creamy purple polish from Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG) called Star Struck to my nails to take a swatch picture, and I didn’t want to take it off!  Star Struck is a very unique shade of dark purple that sometimes appears to be more of a blurple (blue-ish purple).  I thought it(…)

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Fun Pastel Circle Glitter Gradient!

Fun Pastel Circle Glitter Gradient! 15

I’m in the mood for something fun! I’ve been busy writing summaries and doing reviews, and I felt the need to do something light and carefree… and this is what I came up with. I purchased a bunch of circle glitters recently, and I got this little colorful pot of glitter from Born Pretty.  This(…)

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Gel II Reaction AFTER DARK – Color Changing Snakeskin Nail Art

Gel II Reaction AFTER DARK – Color Changing Snakeskin Nail Art 9

During my visit to the Gel II booth at Cosmoprof, I learned more about the Gel II Reaction collection and we talked about nail art and some of the fun things that you can do with these color changing polishes. If you apply the Reaction gels over colorful nail art you can create some really(…)

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More Beach Nails – Sand and Water

More Beach Nails – Sand and Water 0

I thought I’d show you how I did my daughter’s nails for our vacation. She wanted something beach-themed with sand, so I did this design that looks like the water crashing on the sand. I started with two coats of ibd Dockside Diva, topped with one coat of Gelish Vegas Nights. Those two colors alone(…)

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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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Guest Post:  Glitter Flowers by ManicTalons.com

Guest Post: Glitter Flowers by ManicTalons.com 4

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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