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 everyone!

Christmas is approaching and holiday spirit is all around but I am already looking for spring 2014 nail color collections. I cannot keep my love for Dior Triannon nail polish set only to myself so welcome back to my column for anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released!

What is Trianon?

Trianon pastel palette is inspired by the private castle of Marie-Antoinette, the famous Qween of France in the 18th century. The château is named Petit Trianon and is created on the grounds of the magnificent Palace of Versailles.

Dior Trianon spring 2014 nail colors

Dior Trianon spring 2014 nail colors

Trianon collection features four nail colors – three delicate pastels and a pearl finish polish to complement Dior’s spring 2014 makeup concept. Porcelaine is a sky blue color, a beautiful pastel to match the spring sky Bloom is a vibrant deep pink color Bouquet is a subtle coral Perlé is a pearl finish lilac shade Trianon makeup collection is to be released in January 2014  in Japan and later that month a United states launch is about to follow. International release is planned for February 2014 when collection will hit major beauty stores. I got all images from chicprofile.com.

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Dior Trianon spring 2014 makeup colection

Inspiration
Dior chose Russian model, actress and photographer Daria Strokous to be Trianon’s face.

Russian model, actress and photographer Daria Strokous is Trianon makeup collection face

Russian model, actress and photographer Daria Strokous is Trianon makeup collection face

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello everyone!

Preview is a column for anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

My first post in this section is for Gwen Stefani’s nail color selection with OPI. It is expected to hit the market in 2014 as an exclusive collection. I love Gwen for her casual yet glamorous personal style and had No Doubt I would love her nail polish choice :)

Gwen Stefani for O.P.I. nail color collection

Gwen Stefani for O.P.I. nail color collection

So here they are, 5 glamorous colors to reflect her distinctive style and one unknown shade which will be announced to audience later. Finishes are versatile, satin and matte together with holograph will make this collection perfect inspiration for nail designs. I simply love it!

Polish descriptions:
Pink: Hey Baby, NL G26 When it comes to pinks, you’re the “bright” one for me
Blackberry: I Sing in Color, NL G27 The deep tones of this luscious blackberry hit all the right notes
Gold: Love.Angel.Music.Baby, NL G28 This matte gold with satin sheen complements all your passions
Black: 4 in the Morning, NL G29 This dramatic , satin black is a hit in after parties
Silver: In True Stefani  Fashion, NL G31 Don’t gotta be a hollaback girl to love this hollagraphic silver glitter
Future release: Push and Shove, NL G30

Inspiration

Gwen Stefani street style

Gwen Stefani street style

Gwen Stefani street style

Gwen Stefani street style

Gwen Stefani street style

Gwen Stefani street style

More on Gwen’s relaxed yet chic style at gwenstefanifashionstyle.tumblr.com/

Thanks for reading!

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Hello everyone!

This is my first post in the Manicure Essentials column which is dedicated to vital nail products other than nail color.

I chose to start this column with the nail polish thinner for its many benefits to your nail polish collection. It is a product which revives your older nail polishes and helps prolonge the life of your colors collection. As simple as that sounds, nail thinner will change your view to older bottles and literally save you money.

Manicure Essentials - nail polish thinner tips

Manicure Essentials – nail polish thinner tips

What is it?
It is basically nail polish solvent but not acetone. Acetone is not suitable for nail polish and will ruin your color and its consistency.

How does it work?
You just have to drop a few drops into your polish bottle and shake. Every nail polish thinner drop will change the consistency of the polish so make sure to add one at a time, then shake the bottle and see how the result works for you. You can always add more but cannot take back any, so be careful not to overdo the thinning part :)

My favorite thinner is Orly Nail Lacquer Thinner. It works great will all polishes I have tried it with, it is rather cheap and a little goes a long way. Butyl acetate and ethyl acetate, its only ingredients, are the most commonly used polish solvents and thus it goes well with all kinds of products, no matter the brand.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.