Hello nail art addicts!

Welcome to my Celebrity nails column which is dedicated to famous ladies manicure. For the first post in Celebrity nails I chose Zendaya Coleman gorgeous nail style. Disney Shake it up! actress rocks fabulous nails which are inspirational and eye catching. Her nails design is interesting for being scrapbook like and true to little detail. Zendaya rocks the almond shape and trusts ESnails LA studio for her manicure. She sketches out her nail designs before having her nails done and she often shows them off. I am sure you will get why :)

To get Zendaya’s nail art is not as hard as it may seem. Nail stickers and decals, available at most beauty stores will do the trick for the major effect. Pairing two base colors together and laying out the design to match them will give your manicure a chic twist and make it look well thought over and precise. Watch out for my Zendaya inspired easy nail art tutorial.

Inspiration:

Zendaya cute gif

Zendaya cute gif


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Hello everyone!

I will feel much better if I tell you my bad manicure secrets. I know I will never give them up and this burden of sin will be more bearable if shared :)

SIN 1: File nails in two directions
I know it tends to damage your nails and in the long term makes them split but… It Is much faster to file in both directions. Also, I do not wear my nails too long so split ends are not really a problem.

SIN 2: Skip the base coat
Yes, I don’t apply base and I have never done it. I know it can prevent nails stains, but I believe it takes too much time to apply and wait for yet another coat on your nails to dry.

SIN 3 Not mind nail polish residue
I admit it, most of the times I am OK if a spot or two have been skipped by the nail polish remover. It is not such a big deal, especially if the color I will be using next is dark enough to cover all :)

Inspiration:

A bad girl :)

A bad girl :)


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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/

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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!.