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Repair a Broken Nail with a Tea Bag

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I was putting on a sock the other day and somehow the nail on my middle finger got caught and ripped really far down. I immediately ran for the nail glue and did a quickie patch job until I had time to do a full repair with the tea bag method. I’m sure many of(…)

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Halloween Skull Nails

Halloween Skull Nails 0

For this design I started with a white base using OPI Alpine Snow.  I sponged on a tiny bit of orange glitter polish, and then I drew on the black details with dotting tools using OPI Black Onyx.  Inspiration for this design came from Frippery Digits – her mani is much cooler than mine… check(…)

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Easy Snakeskin Nail Art

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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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Essie Shine of the Times

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Uh oh… I think I have a new favorite polish.  This is Essie Shine of the Times – it’s actually a top coat with shimmery flakes in it.  I feel like this would look good on top of just about any color, so I can’t wait to try more combinations.  This actually started as a(…)

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Patriotic 4th of July Nail Art with Gelish

Patriotic 4th of July Nail Art with Gelish 3

This is my manicure for the 4th! The colors are Gelish Rose Garden and Gelish Caution with a white nail art striper. The stars were added with stamp plate SE21 and white Konad polish. You Might Also Be Interested In:Tropical Beach Sunset Nails Guest Post: Glitter Flowers by ManicTalons.com Sheer black polka dot nails with(…)

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Patriotic Stripes and Stars Nail Art

Patriotic Stripes and Stars Nail Art 2

Today my daughter and I played with striping brushes and we did a patriotic design on her nails.  The stars were added with a Konad stamper.  I think they turned out cute. I’m going to keep playing with stripes for a little while… You Might Also Be Interested In:Rainbow Gradient Mermaid Nails Plaid Nails Using(…)

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Gelish Supply List – What You Need to Get Started

Gelish Supply List – What You Need to Get Started 5

A lot of people ask me what supplies they need to purchase in order to do their own Gelish manicures from home, so here is a quick breakdown of what you’ll need to get started. Application Supplies: UV or LED Nail Lamp – (please read this article about nail lamps to help determine the best(…)

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