Hello nail art lovers!

This post was meant to be a nail art idea for Easter but having in mind that happy Easter days are gone now, I guess it is just a colorful egg stamped nail design :) The look is fun and easy to get, it uses the makeup sponge and the stamping technique on two accent nails only.

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Multicolor gradient nail art with a makeup sponge tutorial

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Multicolor gradient nail art with a makeup sponge tutorial

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Multicolor gradient nail art with a makeup sponge tutorial

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Multicolor gradient nail art with a makeup sponge tutorial

First, pain your middle and ring fingers white and the others pink
My pink color is Models Own Pink Veneer, a lovely gel formula.
The white color I used is the usual suspect: Essie Blanc. It serves as a base for the colorful design which will be sponged on top.

Then, add other colors with a makeup sponge
Simply get a makeup sponge, add a few drops of different nail color on it and press it on your white base. Repeating this step twice is quite enough to get full coverage of the white color.

Then, add a stamped image in white
I used an Easter theme image as I planned this as an Easter manicure. This image is from the 2013 Holiday Collection from Bundle Monster BM-H10.

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Bundle Monster Holiday Collection image plate BM-H10

Last, add a glitter top coat
I like adding a top coat with some kind of effect over sponged designs as I find this smooths out the color and may conceal some harsh edges, if any. I added a thin layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Last year’s Easter I used a similar approach for my Easter nail design, check it out if you enjoy the idea: http://nailcentric.net/easter-nails-konad/

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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 lovelies!

Today I have for you a glitter leopard accent nail art tutorial.

To get this look I painted my pinkie, fore finger and thumb in Zoya Normani and for the other fingers I used Essie Mamba. On top of Essie Mamba I added Zoya Bar as a glitter accent. Then I added leopard details to two fingers and finished off the whole look with my Essie Good to Go top coat.

I have already shared some thoughts on all nail polishes for this nail look. You can find more info by clicking on the product name above.

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a glitter nail look which is very easy to achieve. This is Zoya Bar layered on the tips of nude nails. I covered painted my little finger and thumb with 3 full coats of Zoya Bar to make this nail design more complete. I think this glittery nail art idea would be great for a bride and would suit a champagne/golden theme reception.

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you an easy variation of the French nail.

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

This look is super easy to achieve. I have 2 coats of Essie Mamba on. I added Zoya Bar to my tips and then lined the tips with gold striping tape.

I have shown you Essie Mamba before in this previous post: http://nailcentric.net/peachy-nude-essie-mamba-review-swatches/

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I have some thoughts on China Glaze Luxe and Lush to share with you.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Here is a skittle swatch to show how this nail polish works with different colors as a base.  I thought nude, black, white and blue would be the best options and have not tried it in any different combinations though.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Formula and application
China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish is an effect top coat with. The formula is flakes in a rather runny clean base. It is easy to apply and is also buildable. My first two photos above show Luxe and Lush in two coats on bare nails.

What I love about the flakes is that they do not tend to stick out your nails once the nail polish is dry. This formula dries almost perfectly smooth. Adding a layer of clear top coat will not hurt to smooth things out even more but it is not obligatory as with many othr flaky formulas you may have tried in the past.

Wear
Two coats of China Glaze Luxe and Lush will stay on your nails for two days if alone and no top coat added and for 4 days if applied on a colored base. I have not tried the second combination with additional layers of top coat so I cannot comment if that would increase the tine of wear.

This nail polish is easy to remove without soaking the nails into nail polish remover. Just count to ten with your ail polish remover pressed to your nail before you wipe the nail polish off.

My verdict
China Glaze Luxe and Lush is one of my favorite effects top coat formulas. It turned out to be pretty versatile too. When I made my skittle swatch I thought I could wear all of the base colors in combination with this formulas with pleasure.

So that was my info on Luxe and Lush, I hope it was useful!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a cute and super lazy Christmas tree nail idea. I love the nude base with neon glitter formula of Yes Love G1-5 glitter nail polish I reviewed below. I thought it would be fun if I added a Christmas tree on white base. I used striping tape to outline the tree and added a golden stud on top to embellish it.

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

Yes Love G1-5 neon glitter nail polish review
A few words regarding this Yes Love nail polish characteristics. This formula is a beautiful peachy nude base packed with different sized neon particles. The formula is rather sheer on two coats so for these nails I got full coverage in three layers. You get a lot of neon particles in this nail polish so you will not have to struggle to get any on your nails. The formula lasts for 4 days with top coat. It is difficult to remove so I suggest using the kitchen foil method to take all glitter off without rubbing and damaging your nail base.

You can get nail polishes from this range online, packed in 6 for a fair price. They are fun to wear, I have 6 and enjoy each of them :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!