Hello lovelies!

Valentine’s Day is approaching! I am always happy on Valentine’s day because it reminds me that no matter if your are single or taken, love is all around. You can find it in your dearest friendships, your adoring dog’s eyes, in the morning air, your spouse embrace, your sibling’s smile. Special day wishes are not my strongest side so I will just wish for you to love and be loved ♥

I chose black for my Valentine’s day manicure because I had chosen stones and pearls previously and I thought they would look great on a black canvas. And they do, needless to say much better in person than in pictures.

Valentine's Day nail design with jewels

Valentine’s Day nail design with jewels

This design how to is pretty obvious, just paint your nails and embellish them with jewels to add luxury to your nail design. Jewels and stones on nails are a little difficult to wear as your nails will eventually start falling apart… I go t invited to take part in Brilliant Earth’s Create a Little Love campaign and creatively spell out the word LOVE so that was my additional inspiration to use stones. Tip! Do not use real diamonds on nails as you are most likely to lose them :)

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Hello lovelies!

The Golden Globe awards are a huge event for movie fans and art of cinema lovers but also in terms of fashion and beauty. When it comes to trends I have learnt one thing: if you see it on the red carpet, it is definitely in! So let’s take a look at celebrity nails from the Golden Globes event and spot the trend.

You probably remember my Nail trends for 2014 post series and the 5 posts which defined the key spring/summer nail trends as seen on runway fashion shows in 2013. It was very interesting for me to see which trends in particular celebrities chose to complement their red carpet looks. See what I have found!

Go natural: nude and pastel nails
Looking at the Golden Globes red carpet pictures you cannot miss it: nude is all over the nails :) Natural shades, pale beige, soft pink pastels are the top celebrity choice for this red carpet event. I love the nude look for how easy it is to go with all the looks out there and how suitable it is for a huge range of occasions. Take natural nails to the office, for a weekend walk or to a wedding reception, they will be a perfect fit.

A whole lot of celebrities chose natural nails for the Golden Globes event with Naomi Watts, Mila Kunis, Heidi Klum, Cate Blanchett, Emma Watson, Zooey Deschanel, pregnant Drew Barrimore and Taylor Swift being just a few.

Go precious: metallic nails
Metallic nails are one of the key trends spotted on fashion week runway shows. Precious gold and silver were top  celebrities choice for Golden Globes 2013 event. Kelly Osbourne, Tatiana Maslany, Savannah Guthrie and Kaley Cuoco rocked metallic nailson the red carpet.

Go dark: Black and deep red
Black and deep Bordeaux colors were also a key nail trends on the red carpet. Just to name a few celebrities which picked the dark side choosing either deep red or black: Sandra Bullock, Kate Beckinsale, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Chastain, Zoe Saldana, Leslie Mann, Lizzy Caplan.

I must admit this deep red shade surprised me a little as it was not among the nail trends for 2014. It is a classic choice for polished events such as the Golden Globes so I can understand why many celebrities chose bordeaux for their nails but I find it a little too predictable :)

I got all photos from huffingtonpost.com, my guide for Golden Globes 2014 fashion and beauty. Browse the galleries to enjoy a carousel slideshow of celebrity manicure.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have wanted to combine blue and gold for some time. This color combination reminds me of a circus tent I went to as a child to watch an amazing circus show. So I will show you a nail design I created featuring these colors. I am not sure which is the main color here, blue or black but I still love how this manicure turned out. It is pretty obvious how the design was put up together but I will put a few words on the process and give some tips. That’s what I do, right :)

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

Blue, black and gold manicure with metal studs

First, paint some of your nails blue and some of them black.
Paint your nails with these two colors. For this manicure I have two coats on as the colors I used are not sheer formulas and have good coverage. Make sure to leave some nails clean so that you will add the gold accent to this nail design.

Then, add gold.
You can use any gold color you have and love. The gold I used for this manicure is a textured nail polish with a clear base so I had some difficulties to build it up enough. Have in mind that using glitter is the hardest way if you wish to achieve full coverage in particular.

Last, add metal studs.
To finish this manicure I added some metal studs at the base of blue and black nails. I like how the gold hue of my studs complement the gold nails in this design. I attached the studs using a drop of clear nail polish. If your embellishments have a flat base you do not have to necessarily use a special glue or any other tool to stick them to nails.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Welcome back to the 2014 nail trends series! In the last post we will talk about three spring summer 2014 nail trends as seen on fashion week runway shows. Read on!

Playful nail art trend
Here they are, in a sea of natural shades, whites and pale pastels, playful nails are definitely a trend for spring summer 2014 season. All kinds of shades, color and embellishments are allowed when creating playful nail decoration. You may go for flowers, marble nails, abstract color combinations and it is all a key trend.

Black nails
Black nails are seen in a lot of runway shows from fashion week. They are dark, rebellious and for sure a breath of fresh air among all spring color trends. You can use black as a base color to combine with other trends and make a manicure statement.

Bright color trend
A pop of color is a trend we have been enjoying for several seasons in a row. For spring/summer 2014 a bold color in classical application is still a strong trend. The key for maximum impact is to choose a unique and unexpected color and let it do the fashion talk.

Inspiration:
All images for this thread are found at either of my favorite online magazines: elleuk.com, harpersbazaar.com and nailsmag.com.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

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!.