Live.Love.Carnaval Spring Nail Art with tutorial

I saw this idea on BioSculpture’s Facebook page and loved it! Luckily, my friend Tennille was game with letting me try it out on her yesterday!

We used OPI GelColor Live.Love.Caranaval which is so fabulous! It’s not quite as bright and fluorescent looking in real life. Kind of in between Cajun Shrimp and My Chihuahua Bites. I absolutely LOVE it though! It applies perfectly too–I did three coats on Tennille which is what I usually do with all my gel polishes so I was totally happy with the results.

Spring Floral Pattern

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OPI Holiday Collection 2013

Here is a great link on Amazon to buy the polishes for around $6.00 each πŸ™‚

I am so excited for the holidays and thought I would share OPI’s Mariah Holiday 2013 Collection with you to help get you in the spirit!

I love the rich, bold colors and will try to get some swatches out as soon as I can get my hands on these polishes πŸ™‚

I am doing the Nail Art November Challenge on Instagram and the maroon colors would be perfect for day 7…I’m going to make a trip …

Essie Fall 2013–Vested Interest and For The Twill Of It

I grabbed the Essie Fall 2013 Sample Cube while I was at SalonCentric this morning and am swatching two colors today and two Friday. Let me just begin by saying these colors are fabulous! Both went on super smooth and almost opaque with one coat. For The Twill Of It will be a great color to use for stamping, much like Good As Gold is.

Essie For The Twill Of It

This color is going to be a fall favorite for sure! It’s a metallic holographic color with shades of blue, …

OPI Fall 2013 San Francisco Collection

Opi has released images of their Fall 2013 Collection which will be out in August–they all look fabulous!

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Along with the 12 regular shades there will be 3 Liquid Sand polishes introduced.

What do you think of Liquid Sand or Textured Polishes?

I’ve never been to San Francisco but when I do go I think this outfit would be super cute!

OPI Fall 2013 San Francisco by chicnailstyles featuring v neck tops

Fat Face v neck top, $59 / Zip jacket, $86 / Siviglia stretch pants / TOMS shoes / Forever 21 satchel …

Essie In The Cab-ana Manicure—Essie Resort Collection 2013–I LOVE this color!

This new polish from Essie’s Resort Collection 2013 is seriously amazing!

I love Essie In The Cab-Ana! And my beautiful yellow banks rose! πŸ™‚

From Left to Right: In The Cab-Ana, Turquoise and Caicos, Mojito Madness, Mint Candy Apple

Essie Resort Collection 2013 In The Cab-Ana

This gorgeous polish is Essie’s newest blue and I am in love with it! It’s part of their 2013 Resort Collection….did I mention it’s fabulous?!? The application was flawless after two coats and the color is very rich and long lasting. You can see it’s …

Spring Nail Art–Venique with OPI Gargantuan Green Grape and Cinapro Professional Nail Art Dipping Dots

It’s late and I’m laying in bed with race brain going through nail pictures on Instagram and decided to post a few recent pics of some nails….did I mention it’s late? πŸ™‚

I love this venique polish and gargantuan green grape is one of my most favorites! The dots are super fun and easy to work with….there’s a good chance you’ll see them in many more posts to come πŸ™‚

I told you you’d see the dots again! These are my friend Tennilles nails! We used Gelcolor My Chihuaha Bites and Alpine …

Tutorial for China Glaze Tart-y For The Party with Grey Ombre and Leopard Spots Nail Art

I’ve been dying to use this new color from China Glaze’s Avant Garde Collection–a pretty lavender color called Tart-y For the Party. I asked my friend/hand model/cutest girl ever Ashely if I could paint her nails again and thank goodness she agreed πŸ™‚ For this look I used: OPI Base Coat China Glaze Tart-y For the Party (Lavender) China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around (Shimmery White) China Glaze Recycle (Medium Grey) OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine! (Dark Grey) Layla Ceramic Effects CL25 (Silver Sparkle) OPI Suzi and the 7 Dusseldorfs …

Essie Mint Candy Apple nail polish

Here is a picture of Essie Mint Candy Apple on my stubby little nails…..I really love this color! I was hoping it would be a minty green but it’s more a Robin Egg Blue shade. I think Essie Turquoise and Caicos might be the minty green shade I am searching for. I want to paint my lovely friend Ashley’s nails with T&C to show you how pretty it is….she has gorgeous nails! Anyway, I do love Mint Candy Apple by Essie and you can buy it here on Amazon:

Essie Mint …