Hello dear manicure lovers!

Today I want to share with you my best nail art tool ever. I love it, it helps me a lot in maintaining clean and precise nails. We are going to talk about the nail polish corrector pencil, so welcome back to my Manicure Essentials column dedicated to vital nail products other than nail color.

What is it?
Nail polish corrector pencil is basically a stick filled with nail polish remover and equipped with a soft cuticle pusher. When the cuticle pusher tip is fixed onto the pencils top, it gets saturated with polish remover. The fine angled point gives you full control to what and where precisely you want to correct.

How to use the nail polish corrector?
It is as simple as this: just gently touch the nail polish you messed up and wipe away the excess. It happens to everyone, you are in hurry, you put on your polish and you accidentally touch a cuticle with nail color and ruin it all. In this scenario nail polish corrector pencil saves the day. You can even clean up in the design itself. Let’s say you have layered a base color with some stripes but your hand flinched a little. Here comes the nail polish corrector pencil!

This tool usually has several replaceable sticks so it is a multiple use tool. Tip! Dedicate some tips to light nail polishes, some to dark colors and some for brights. This will prevent bolder colors from staining your nails with some burgundy residue from your last clean up.

Essence Studio Nails nail polish corrector pencil

Essence Studio Nails nail polish corrector pencil

I get my pencil at the drugstore and always have one in handy. My choice is Essence Studio Nails nail polish corrector pencil. This particular pencil comes with three replacement tips which leaves you with four tips altogether. I use them up for about 3-6 months and I do a lot of nail art (I try to be careful though).

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hello everyone!

I am writing this post a few days before Christmas, on a chilly morning after having wrapped all the presents chosen to make my dearest ones happy. I am thinking what is next, after Holiday season madness is over and Christmas spirit will go away to hold us again a year later. And I know the answer – spring 2014 will come! Welcome back to my column for anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

I am anticipating spring color collections, nail polish trends and the arriving of something new to freshen up the old. See, Chanel Notes du Printemps makeup collection even made me a little poetic, it really sings Notes of Spring :) With creamy reds, dreamy pinks, velvety frowns, this color collection is so very optimistic! But enough on makeup, let’s have a sneak peek at the nail polish color concept.

Chanel spring 2014 collection features 3 nail polish color, beautifully complementing the whole Notes du Printemps color concept.

Chanel spring 2014 nail polish colors

Chanel spring 2014 nail polish colors

Ballerina is a sheer soft pink, number 167
Charivari is a deep plum color, number 603
Tapage is a red cream, number 605

And these are image of the other goodies from Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection I found at thecitizenoffashion.com blog.

Chanel face powder Poudre Universelle Compacte in Préface

Chanel face powder Poudre Universelle Compacte in Préface

Chanel spring 2014 cream blushes Le Blush Crème in Intonation and Chamade

Chanel spring 2014 cream blushes Le Blush Crème in Intonation and Chamade

Chanel individual eye shadow Illusion d’Ombré in Impulsion and Diapason

Chanel individual eye shadow Illusion d’Ombré in Impulsion and Diapason

Chanel eye shadow palette Lumière Facettes  in Quadrille

Chanel eye shadow palette Lumière Facettes in Quadrille

Chanel lip liner Le Crayon Lèveres in Sonic Pink

Chanel lip liner Le Crayon Lèveres in Sonic Pink

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Mélodieuse and Fougueuse and limited edition lipstick Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva and L’Adorée

Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick in Mélodieuse and Fougueuse and limited edition lipstick Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Diva and L’Adorée

Chanel lipstick Rouge Coco in Dédicace and Triomphe

Chanel lipstick Rouge Coco in Dédicace and Triomphe

 

 

Chanel lipgloss Glossimer in Plaisir, Murmure and Sonate

Chanel lipgloss Glossimer in Plaisir, Murmure and Sonate

Chanel chose Hungarian model Vanessa Axente to present the spring 2014 beauty concept. Campaign photographer is Solve Sundsbo.

Hungarian model Vanessa Axente for Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection

Hungarian model Vanessa Axente for Chanel spring 2014 makeup collection

The whole collection will be available at Chanel counters in Japan on January 10th 2014 and worldwide from the end of January 2014.

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hello manicure lovers! In the middle of winter Holiday season I will show you how to create a vibrant and tropical manicure. It is easy, eye catching and great for parties and clubbing. This graffiti nail art is also suitable for short nails. Read on for this party nails tutorial.

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

Party graffiti nail art tutorial

First, paint some of your nails turquoise and some of them black.
I love how vivid turquoise color is so I use it a lot when I need to inspire good mood and the party spirit :) You can choose any other tropical color you prefer.

Paint the tips of your turquoise nails purple.
Good news! This is not a gradient manicure and it will be covered with a graffiti nail polish and that’s why you do not need to be precise. Just use your free hand to add the purple color on top of the turquoise one. Tip! Use a thicker and richer formula over the base color. This will make it easier to add the contrasting color with only one layer.

Last, add graffiti nail polish to all your nails.
Graffiti nail polish is one of my favorite nail polish effects as it can transform any look with just one stroke. Plus, it always gives you a different layout as it is also a little unpredictable :) Tip! Make sure to apply a thin layer of graffiti polish because this way it will crack to smaller bits and will not overlay too much of the color below. The reason I apply black graffiti nail polish over black color is that I am in love with the texture effect which comes out. I know it may be hard for others to see, but I love textured crackle detail and am OK to admire it alone :)

Inspiration:

Wall graffiti

Wall graffiti

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello dear nail art lovers! I am so happy to share with you a post dedicated to the all time beauty creator, guide and inspirer – Chanel. Chanel is a sign of luxury and style, then why not transfer Chanel’s most noticeable symbols to your nails? Pastel tweed, monochrome combinations, kilting, Chanel logo and some jewels – here they are, Chanel nails all ready to be admired :) These tweed and embellished monochrome nails with gold Chanel detail by Amelie’s Nails blog are just beautiful.

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel monochrome manicure

Chanel monochrome manicure

Another Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux by beautyblog.nl.

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

This is a stunning mix and match design incorporating several Chanel symbols – pastel, black and gold colors, kilting, lace and luxurious glitter sparkle by Ink 361.

Chanel mix and match nail design

Chanel mix and match nail design

Look at Bella Thorne’s Chanel manicure at Stealherstylenet.

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

And to add a pop of color, here are these jewelry embellished 3D pink Chanel nails.

Embellished pink Chanel nails

Embellished pink Chanel nails

I will prepare a Chanel manicure tutorial for you soon and will show you how to create Chanel nail art. Also, I will have a post on Chanel spring/summer 2014 makeup collection and nail polish colors so stay tuned!

Inspiration:
A famous phrase by the one and only Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel quotes`

Coco Chanel quotes

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my Celebrity nails column to have a look at some stunning nail art creations. High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens shows off her divine embellished claws and knows how to make us nail art lovers jealous. Long and almond shaped, three dimensional and surrealistic, her manicure is for sure not practical, but nevertheless is 100% noticeable. Check out these nail designs created by nail artist Sara Nguyen which Vanessa often trusts for her manicure.

This white and gold manicure embellished with stones was created for a festival. Nail art is accompanied by henna tattoo on fingers. Long live festival spirit :)

Vanessa Hudgens nails

Vanessa Hudgens nails

Look at these eye catching metallic silver nails with stones and studs.

Vanessa Hudgens nail art

Vanessa Hudgens nail art

Vanessa seems to love black and gold combination and I can understand why. These nail art creations say it clearly. Vanessa walked these black French tip with golden details on the red carpet.

Vanessa Hudgens black and gold nails

Vanessa Hudgens black and gold nails

These black nails embellished with gold religious details may be a little on the bolder side but will surely make a girl to be noticed.

Vanessa Hudgens religious nails

Vanessa Hudgens religious nails

I like how these nails have been created with so much detail and precision. Although I wouldn’t show them off personally, I still admire the work and imagination in the designs. Just to let you know, in case you were wondering, Vanessa sometimes prefers a classic plain red manicure :) Vanessa-Hudgens-Long-NailsInspiration:

Vanessa Hudgens gif from tumblr

Vanessa Hudgens gif from tumblr

 
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello nail art lovers!

Have you ever had that morning, when you wake up and you realize that your beautiful nail design is ruined? There is this chipped bit here, the faded detail there, the cracked nail tips… a nightmare! I will give you my top 3 tips how to save your nail art and skip the falling apart phase!

TIP 1 How to save chipped tips If you have dark nail color on, just add some nail polish on the chipped area. This will give your color a day more with very little effort. Don’t worry, amendments with black, dark blue, bordeaux and most dark colors actually are barely noticeable.

TIP 2 How to save a faded nail It is common for nail color to fade a little if you have been wearing it for more than three days. In this situation I use crackle nail polish to cover the whole nail or just to add a small detail. When the polish cracks you can still see the color below and you can be sure this little amendment won’t mess too much with your design. Tip! Add a free hand graffiti nail polish heart to hide a faded part and give your nails that extra something.

TIP 3 How to hide a ruined nail Sometimes the best thing to do to save a ruined nail is reapply color. Just remove the old polish and replace it with the new coat only on fingers that desperately need it. This is a great trick if you do not have enough time to do your nails all over. Tip! I like to put a contrasting color to alter the design.

I will show you how I rescued my Monochrome nails design and gave it an extra day of life. On a chores day I chipped the nail polish on both my index fingers. Also, the mat effect on my middle fingers faded because I use a mat top coat which obviously couldn’t take all the washing :) So for my index fingers I replaced the designs with a plain pink color. For my faded mat middle fingers I went for a free handed crackle heart in black and pink. And then, to make the look complete, I added the same pink graffiti nail polish to one of my thumbs. And voila! A brand new design makes your manicure beautiful again!

Monochrome nails with pink accent

Monochrome nails with pink accent

Here are some pictures to compare the original nail art to the manicure after it was saved :) My manicure after rescue plan

Monochrome nails

Monochrome nails

Thanks for reading, I hope these ideas will work for you too!.

Hello manicure lovers!

With so many glittery beauties going on in Holiday season, I decided to share with you how to remove sparkles effectively without scrubbing your nails. All you need is a nail polish remover of your choice, some cotton balls and kitchen aluminum foil.

Soak cotton in nail polish remover
I prefer using makeup removal cotton pads to lose cotton or cotton balls because they are easier to position and do not leave fibers behind. Tip! Cut each pad in four, this way it will fit your nail better and won’t dry out the skin around your nails too much.

How to remove glitter the easy way

How to remove glitter the easy way

Then, wrap nails with kitchen foil and wait
Position each cotton pad on a nail and just wrap your finger tips with kitchen aluminum foil. This will create an individual mini cap for each finger. Wait for 3 minutes. It may feel a little strange to have funny extra terrestrial looking hands but for the sake of the procedure be patient :)

Last, massage and remove caps
Before removing the aluminum caps, massage each nail for 5 seconds. When you take off the cotton and foil, there will be no polish and glitter residue on your nails. This amazing technique works great for all kinds of textured nail polish. I like to moisturize my nails and cuticles right after this procedure as it may be a bit drying to the nail. I have already shared with you my instant remedy for nails – the magical castor oil.

Thanks for joining me and see you soon!.