St. George New Year’s Eve OOTD

New Years Party Outfit

Are you staying at home tonight like me? Here’s pretty much what I will be sporting to ring in 2016! Here’s to a festive St. George New Year’s Eve! πŸ™‚

Stay at home New Year’s Eve by chicnailstyles featuring a black pajamas

I love New Year’s and am looking forward to big things in 2016! But off to work I go for now! Hope everyone has an amazing night! Even if it means sitting on the couch watching movies with the ones you love!


Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Party Look

Going to be in Las Vegas for New Year’s? Here’s the perfect outfit for a Las Vegas New Year’s Eve! And don’t worry, if you can’t spend $5,000+ I found a knockoff outfit that won’t break the bank!

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Party Look by chicnailstyles featuring fake earrings

Of course I could never pull this dress off right now…it would take some serious SPANX or waist training and suctioning and compressing…but maybe one day! I think a white or gold blazer would be so cute with it too!

I found some …

New Year’s Eve Nails

I searched all over Instagram for my favorite New Year’s Eve Nails! Everything from short natural nails with gel polish to long sculpted stiletto, almond, and coffin nails. There’s a New Year’s Eve nail look for everyone! Β Let me know what you think!

Pink and Gold

Nails by Kimmie Monson

I love this natural look! Pink gel polish with gold half moons…so pretty and perfect for 2016! You could switch it up with purple or white or both too!

White Stilleto

White nails are always on point!

Es Nail LA always does an amazing …

Christmas Nail Art with Gel Polish

My friend Trish came in to get her nails done yesterday and told me just to do something “Christmasy”. Her only stipulation was she wanted gel polish, so here is Trish’s gel polish Christmas nail art mani. It’s kind of eclectic but I think it turned out cute!

We started with a red, white, green, and silver base…

I used Gelish All Tied Up With A Bow, Gelish Just What I Wanted, OPI GelColor Alpine Snow, and Gelish Little Miss Sparkle. I knew I wanted to do a peppermint candy nail but …

Creative Nail Design Shellac Aurora Collection

The Shellac Aurora Collection from Creative Nail Design is so gorgeous and perfect for winter manis! With names like Tundra, Winter Glow, Glacial Mist, and Nordic Light these shimmery rich colors are definitely reminiscent of the aurora borealis and frosty glaciers. It’s amazing how something as simple as a name can stir up memories…when I saw this collection I was immediately taken back to the summer after my senior year in high school where I worked in Glacier Bay, Alaska for three months.Β So many good memories.Β πŸ™‚

Here’s a great post from …

5 Amazing Products Every Nail Tech Needs!Β 

Here are my top 5 amazing products every nail tech needs right now!
1. Nail Forms—eNail Couture

These forms are amazing! I will be ordering them soon so I’ll do a full review once they get here.

I am totally getting these eNail Couture Luxury Forms soon cause I am almost out of forms and these look amazing! They’re the only ones I’ve seen with the stiletto shape combined with the square…and they look like they will stay put! They are on sale right now for a great price of $6.99 …

3D Cable Knit Sweater Nail Art Tutorial

Sculpted Acrylic Nails

I began forming Katie’s nail beds out with a short coffin shaped sculpted acrylic nail with Creative Nail Design Retention Acrylic. I need to get better at applying my forms and working with a dryer bead…but I love sculpting more so than using tips these days. Tips take so long to glue on and then you have to go back and file and shape and it’s just so messy and takes so much longer than simply attaching a form and applying the acrylic right away! It takes …

Christmas Nail Art! And a recap of my first week back to work!

Oh my goodness do I love Christmas nails! I’m sad I didn’t go back to work sooner just so I could do more Christmas nail art. I keep debating about ordering some cute Christmas art supplies but by the time it gets here I feel like Christmas is going to be over. πŸ™ Thank goodness for Amazon Prime right!?!?

I’ve been pretty busy at work this week…my first official week back since I left almost three years ago. And I am so grateful for everyone who gives me business! I seriously …

Young Nails Sculpted Gel Nails

I did these nails for my sister the day before Thanksgiving. She came to town with her cute kids and crashed at our house. I did her little girls nails for her birthday and then decided I’d better practice sculpting a full set since I’m going back to the salon. 

I don’t do a lot of hard gel at home, mostly gel polish on natural nails. But I know I’ll get a lot of hard gel clients when I go back to work. Hard gel is so much more durable than …