Hello nail art lovers!

With spring around the corner I am in a cheerful mood, cheerful enough to pull off a yellow lace nail design :)

To get this nail art simply add a few dots of color to bare nails and stamp a lace pattern in black on top. I decided to paint my middle finger and thumb a solid yellow color using Orly Lemonade. The flowery lace pattern is from MoYou London Suki plate which I have already shown you in a blog post.

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Yellow nails with lace details nail art tutorial

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Yellow nails with lace details nail art tutorial

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Yellow nails with lace details nail art tutorial

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Yellow nails with lace details nail art tutorial

I have used Orly Lemonade for another yellow design, check it out here.

Banana nail decoration with Orly Lemonade

Orly Lemonade

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Hello nail art lovers!

I had a crave for some yellow recently and so I made up this fruity nail design featuring some cartoon bananas. I love how it turned out, had great fun wearing it no matter that my bananas illustration is far from perfect.

Banana nail decoration with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

Banana nail art with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

Banana nails with Orly Lemonade

Nails gone bananas with Orly Lemonade nail art

I am not great in detailed drawing so for this manicure I decorated two accent nails. My yellow base color is Orly Lemonade, a beautiful yellow crème I have had for some time now. I painted some of my nails yellow and some of them white. To get the cartoon bananas I blobbed a bit of yellow over my white base and then added a few black strokes with striping brush. Some of my bananas obviously have jalapeno relatives but still :)

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Hello lovelies!

Winter is still the reign of weather in February but spring is my heart’s true Queen. No matter the forecast, it’s raining spring 2014 nail polish collections everywhere. Today I want to share with you my excitement for Orly Blush spring 2014 collection, so welcome back to my Preview column where we talk about anticipated and inspiring nail products that are about to be released.

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014

Orly Blush nail polish collection for spring 2014.
Orly Blush is designed to celebrate natural beauty and its uniqueness in every woman. It features six new nail colors in different finishes which aim to make the transition from winter to spring with tender and feminine colors. From pink pearl through gold shimmer all the way to vibrant oral cream, I love all of them! The collection will be launched internationally in the middle of February 2014.

Orly Naked Canvas, Orly Classic Contours and Orly Cheeky

Orly Naked Canvas, Orly Classic Contours and Orly Cheeky

Orly Flawless Flush, orly First Blush and Orly Dare to Bare

Orly Flawless Flush, orly First Blush and Orly Dare to Bare

I got the lovely photos from chicprofile.com, my all time favorite source for upcoming beauty collections.

So, which of these beauties is your fav?

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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!.