5.22.2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Spring Flowers - Look 2


TGIF! I love Fridays, and this one is all that much better because it's right before a long weekend with Memorial Day! Woohoo!




Polishes Used:
-China Glaze - Shore Enuff
-China Glaze - Glow with the Flow
-China Glaze - X-ta-sea
-Cheeky Jumbo Plate 2 - Tropical Holiday

I loved these nails!! These feel so summery and tropical, which usually isn't a vibe that I go with my nails, but I just felt like I was ready for a beach vacation with these or something! Also, I don't normally do too many gradients because they aren't my strong suit, but I love how this one turned out! What I loved even more is that I did these on natural nails (as opposed to a white base) and the colors came out much better than I was expecting. Love it.

Let's see how the other girls are rocking their spring flowers!


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-Stephanie

5.20.2015

The Nail Challenge Collaborative Presents: Spring Flowers - Look 1


I may be getting a bit of a late start this month, but I am really looking forward to this floral theme so stay tuned to what I have in store. For my first look I decided to go with a satin stamping look!




Polishes Used:
-Zoya -Veruschka
-Color Club - Kismet
-Bundle Monster Stamping Plate - BM-618

OK, so I am not sure that this is actually very "springy" but it is floral and these were the colors that I was feeling like using! I love how subtle this is and the feel of it on the satin finish polish is so classy and smooth.

I was also curious to see how this would look shiny, and I am so glad I took the original satin finish photos because I don't really like how it looked shiny. It looked a bit of a shiny/holo mess, lol.




Let's see what the other ladies put together for their first spring flower manis!


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-Stephanie

5.18.2015

PRESS RELEASE: Sally Hansen Poolside Paradise Collection




DIVE INTO SUMMER WITH 7 LIMITED-EDITION SHADES OF SALLY HANSEN MIRACLE GEL™

Swim season is coming, and with it comes Poolside Paradise: seven new shades of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™. These fresh colors capture the bright hues of summer in the breakthrough Miracle Gel™ formula that has had everyone buzzing since its launch last year!

A revolutionary development in nail color, Miracle Gel™ is the only true two-step, at-home gel manicure with no light needed. Simply apply the Miracle Gel™ color of your choice, then follow with Miracle Gel™ Top Coat. The polish is cured by natural light, so there's no need for a UV or LED lamp. Enjoy up to 14 days of color and shine, and then remove with regular nail-polish remover. (No soak—no joke!)

Available for a limited time only, the Poolside Paradise collection comprises seven vivid, sunny-day shades: 


Pink-A-Colada: Sweet! This cotton-candy color is as girlie as it gets.



Life's A Peach: Not quite neon but far beyond basic, this creamy red-orange is a fashion-girl fave.



Morning,Sunshine!: This energetic yellow hue is for the woman who wants to be noticed (wallflowers need not apply).



Dive Bar: Let your manicure make a splash by donning this true cerulean blue. 



Lip Palm: It's a jungle out there. Be ready for anything with this leafy green tone.



Rum Punch: Our #1 pedicure pick: a super-saturated, on-trend deep pink. 



Swimsical: The truest teal, this show-stopping shade is practically made for sun-soaked days.



PRICE & AVAILABILITY: The limited-edition Poolside Paradise collection, SRP $9.99, will be available beginning May 2015 at chain drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

5.16.2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Geometric - Look 5



Happy Saturday! Today I am back with my final Digit-al Dozen Geometric look; unfortunately a day late. Whomp Whomp.

Anyway, I am finishing up with a stamped textured design.




Polishes Used:
-NOPI - On What Grounds
-Konad Blue Stamping Polish
-Konad Green Stamping Polish

I used both the blue and green stamping polish here to get a ton on ton look for the teal base. I love how stamping over a textured base gives things a whole different look.

I really liked Geometric Week and seeing what all the ladies came up with; be sure to check out their final looks below.


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-Stephanie

5.14.2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Geometric - Look 4


For my fourth look this month I decided to go back to stamping! Stamping is always my go-to for fun nail art and there are so many great geometric stamps out there, how could I not?




Polishes Used:
-Rica - Whiteout
-Sharpies!
-Konad - Black

For the base of this look I tried the sharpie / alcohol method but I think I used colors that were WAY too light and the stamping sort of covered it up! I think I'll try this technique again with other colors. I really like this stamp too, lines and triangles, very geometric ;-)

Check out the other ladies looks below:


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-Stephanie