Hello nail art lovers!

It’s almost Easter time and today’s post is all about candy colors, glitter and polka dots :)

These are gradient nails made with China Glaze What a Pansy and Rimmel Electric. I layered them over a white base with a makeup sponge. To make the gradient look a bit smoother, I added one coat of Essence Bejeweled. Tip! Adding a layer of a fine glitter/holo nail polish on your gradient helps to conceal some of the minor flaws we usually get when using the makeup sponge technique.

I added white polka dots to make your nail look more like colored Easter eggs. I  love how this Easter nail design turned out :)

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Easter gradient nail art with polka dots tutorial

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Easter gradient nail art with polka dots tutorial

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Easter gradient nail art with polka dots tutorial

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Hello nail art lovers!

I have already shared with you my love for gradient nail art designs along with my regret that I have not mastered making them yet… Today I have for you  some ideas how to repair your gradient nail art in case it did not turn out perfect on every nail or it has worn off on a nail or two :)

TIP 1: Add solid color + polka dots

For this design I thought adding a solid color in one of my gradient colors will fit the design. I added polka dost to make it cuter. For this design I used Essie, Models Own Pink Veneer and China Glaze At Vase value over a white base of Essie Blanc. I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust to smooth the gradient out.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

TIP 2: Use striping tape and full coverage

My next idea is to use some striping tape on some of your nails and cover your gradient completely with an opaque color. When you take the striping tape off, your gradient will still come through the full color. I chose to cover with white.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

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Hello nail art lovers!

I have a crazy neon detailed manicure for you today. Fast and easy to make, the only fuss about it being some striping tape for the ring finger stripes.

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Here is how to make it.

First, paint your nails white
I painted all my nails white because neon colors pop best on a white base.

Then, add neon details
Dots I used two neon colors for this nail design – yellow and pink. Randomly add tiny neon dots to your white nails, leaving the ring fingers. Then add some black dots to fully match the color scheme of this design.

Stripes Roughly divide your ring fingers in two halves, painting one a yellow neon shade and the other a pink neon shade. Do not worry to make ot perfect, you will be covering them black all over :)

Add 4 parallel striping tape pieces to your ring fingers and paint them black. Remove the striping tape to reveal neon stripes

Voila! You have crazy neon nail design. Add some top coat of you wish but have in mind that it will make your neon look a bit less bright.

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Hello nail art lovers!

I had great fun with the post of today! ModCloth invited me to take part in a nail art challenge where dress designs are interpreted into nail art and if I get selected by their media team my design will be showcased on the ModCloth blog. I loved the idea and rushed to choose between over 3000 summer dresses on their website and found this chick polka dot beauty :) My nail design follows, stay with me to see how I made it.

The Chic Dress in Polka Dots

I love the dress, I think it is super cute and capturing its design in nail art was simple and fun!

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail design

Chic polka dots nail art

Chic polka dots nail art design

Chic polka dots nail art

First, paint your nails white
Get your white base done and dry. You might take a look at my How to make white polish work tutorial for the best result.

Then, add polka dots
Using different color to match the Chic dress in polka dots design, add polka dots to your white base. For my design I used the round head of a pin, cleaning it between color on a cotton pad soaked in nail polish remover.

Last, add your favorite top coat
Finish off with top coat to smooth your design and also help dots from fading too soon. Your dots have only one layer of color and are also different nail polish formulas (unless you used the same nail polish brand for all of them). I had a layer of my favorite Essie Good to Go to help drying and increase shine.

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Hello nail art lovers!

I found that each time I lack inspiration for doing my nails, cute dots save the day! I have a light and dark blue dotty nail design for you today. I combined dots with the magnificent and shiny Essie No Place Like Chrome which you can see swatched below before you get a peek at the nail art :) I love it much for its maximum impact and true silver shine, I am also OK to pass by the fact that it tends to intensify nail bumps and lumps more than any other formula out there…

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

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Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Essie No Place Like Chrome swatches

Blue dots nail design tutorial
So here is my dotty nail art I promised to show you. It basically is large dots accompanied by smaller dots. To get it, paint some of your nails a silver color and some of them baby blue. The base colors I used are Essie No Place Like Chrome for my silver and Flormar 423 for my blue. I must admit I am surprised how well they go together.

Dot it!
After your base is set ad dry, add large dots diagonally to your nail base. Then, add small dots into your large ones. On some nails I added another diagonal line of smaller dots only. This creates a slightly different pattern and makes the design more interesting. If you think, however that this way your nail art will turn out too busy, you can choose one of the patterns.

For my larger dots used a pin head and for my small dots I used my BPS dotting tool.

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome

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Hello lovelies!

It’s been a week since my last post again… I miss the blog, posting and you my lovelies but life has been super hectic these days and I just can’t seem to find a minute for nails. Anyways, I really hope summer will ease things out :)

Today I have for you one of my greatest nail polish finds. This is Caviar formula by Dance Legend and my particular gem is called Arovana.

Dance legend Arovana swatches and review

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Dance legend Arovana swatches

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Dance Legend Arovana

Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches

Formula and Application
Arovana is a reddish berry jam jelly base filled with tiny dots in black and white. It goes sheer in one coat but your second coat will leave you with fully built glitter and color. Particles are easy to distribute evenly and give a semi textured effect when the formula dries. In my photos I am wearing Arovana with 2 layers of fast drying top coat to help it dry faster and also to make it look smooth and glossy.

Wear
Dance Legend Arovana wears for 4 days with no chips or fades and can wear forever with a few touch ups. If your tips are starting to show after a few days of wear, just seal them with a tiny bit of nail polish and add another layer of top coat. This little trick gave me 2 more days of wear so I had Arovana on for the whole work week and it still looked fresh and beautiful.

My Verdict
I had never come across to a formula similar to Dance Legend Caviar Polish line and I only got one shade to try it out. I am so in love with how great Arovana wears and how much compliment it gets so I will be trying more nail polishes from this amazing line.

What do you think of Dance Legend Arovana? Do you love the look as much as I do?
Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I am back from a long and enjoyable Easter Holiday country trip and can’t wait to share with you some cute nails!

Polka dots nails tutorial

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

Polka dots nail art

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

Polka dots nails

Funny polka dots nails with China Glaze City Flourish nail colors

First, paint some of your nails purple and some of them pink
I am not sure I am calling the colors I chose the right way though. These are China Glaze Petal to the Metal and China Glaze What a Pansy and both of them are very unique shades. With the first one being a vibrant pink and the second a bluish purple shade, I thought I would give this nail design a fun base.

Then, add some colorful polka dots
I used several colors to add lines of dots to this manicure. All the nail polishes are from China Glaze summer 2014 City Flourish collection. For the dots I used my favorite dotting tool – a regular pin head. I used Grass is Lime Greener, Metro Pollen-tin and At Vase Value in combination with my base colors. It turned out a lot as an Easter nail design although I hadn’t planned it to be.

Last, add top coat
Add a good layer of top coat to seal your design and make it last longer. China Glaze City Flourish nail polishes have a semi matte finish to them which I prefer to conceal with some old school shine :)

This was my colorful polka dots manicure idea, thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!