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- 04/28/15--05:00: _Revel Nails Acrylic...
- 04/30/15--05:00: _Neutral Gel Polish ...
- 05/03/15--06:00: _Mother’s Day Specia...
- 05/06/15--05:00: _Messy Mansion Paisl...
- 05/08/15--05:00: _DIY Hard Nails: New...
- 05/10/15--06:00: _Nail School Update:...
- 05/13/15--05:00: _Gelish Hello Pretty...
- 05/17/15--06:00: _Leadlighting with M...
- 05/19/15--05:00: _Revel Nail Spring 2...
- 05/21/15--05:00: _How to Prep Natural...
- 05/24/15--06:00: _Gelish Hello Pretty...
- 05/27/15--05:00: _Characteristics of ...
- 05/31/15--06:00: _LeChat Perfect Matc...
- 06/03/15--05:00: _Gelish Ooh La La Co...
- 06/07/15--06:00: _New Pink Gellac Ibi...
- 06/09/15--05:00: _MelodySusie 54 watt...
- 06/11/15--05:00: _Mia Secret Chrome M...
- 06/16/15--05:00: _Madam Glam Gel Poli...
- 06/19/15--05:00: _ibd Just Gel Polish...
- 06/23/15--06:27: _Nail Art – Freehand...
- 04/28/15--05:00: Revel Nails Acrylic Dip Powder System (with Instruction Video)
- 04/30/15--05:00: Neutral Gel Polish Shades for Spring
- 05/03/15--06:00: Mother’s Day Specials on Gel Polish, Nail Lamps & More!
- 05/06/15--05:00: Messy Mansion Paisley Stamped Nails
- 05/08/15--05:00: DIY Hard Nails: New Gel Polish Colors & a GIVEAWAY!
- 05/10/15--06:00: Nail School Update: Beta/Gamma Phase Complete
- 05/13/15--05:00: Gelish Hello Pretty! Summer 2015 Collection Swatches
- 05/17/15--06:00: Leadlighting with Messy Mansion Stamping Plate & Revel Gel Polish
- 05/19/15--05:00: Revel Nail Spring 2015 Collection
- 05/21/15--05:00: How to Prep Natural Nails for Gel Polish Application
- 05/24/15--06:00: Gelish Hello Pretty Gradient Nails with Uber Chic Stamping
- 05/27/15--05:00: Characteristics of Authentic Gelish Labels
- 05/31/15--06:00: LeChat Perfect Match Oasis Collection Swatches
- 06/03/15--05:00: Gelish Ooh La La Collection
- 06/07/15--06:00: New Pink Gellac Ibiza Summer Collection & Boutique Specials!
- 06/09/15--05:00: MelodySusie 54 watt UV Nail Dryer Review
- 06/11/15--05:00: Mia Secret Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid Review
- 06/16/15--05:00: Madam Glam Gel Polish Swatches
- 06/19/15--05:00: ibd Just Gel Polish Dolce Vita Collection
- 06/23/15--06:27: Nail Art – Freehand Stripes & Doodles
I have something new and exciting to share with you today… Revel Nail’s acrylic dip system! With this system you can achieve beautiful acrylic overlays on natural nails or tips, and you can also achieve a perfect acrylic French manicure in just a few easy steps. Revel Nail’s acrylic dip powders come in 2 oz(...)
Many of the new gel polish collections that were released this Spring contained a neutral shade, and I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorites. I’ve always worn bright, bold colors but lately I’ve found myself completely swooning over neutrals! What has gotten into me?! Nude Beige is a new color that was just(...)
Happy Sunday! Mother’s Day is less than a week away! Most women love gifts that involve a little pampering, myself included. I’ve pulled together some special deals on gel polish and other related products in celebration of Mother’s Day. Treat mom or grandma, or yourself! Over at Chickettes Boutique you can save $5, $10 or(...)
I finally have some nail art to show you today! I’ve hardly had time for nail art lately and I really miss doing it. I’m going to make an effort to do it more often instead of only posting swatches all the time. Although I have more than 50 polishes sitting on my desk right(...)
DIY Hard Nails just released eight new gel polish colors, four creams and four color changers. Below are swatches of all of the new colors, and at the bottom of the post you’ll find information about a GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win some of these awesome polishes. DIY Hard Nails gels can be(...)
I’ve completed the second phase of nail school and am now starting the Management program. During the Beta/Gamma phase we were mostly on the floor working with clients, and only in the classroom one evening a week. I’ve gotten much more comfortable performing services on clients and my confidence is definitely gaining. I have a(...)
Hello Pretties! 😉 Today I have swatches and comparisons of the new Gelish Hello Pretty Collection. This collection has six very bright, fun colors inspired by Japanese style pop art. These shades are all available for purchase individually or in duos with matching Morgan Taylor nail lacquer shades. Each swatch is shown with three coats(...)
This is my first time attempting the leadlighting technique, and I love how it turned out. Leadlighting is when you apply a sheer color over a stamp to add color and dimension. The best part for me is that this was almost all done with gel polish except for the stamped image. Revel Nail recently(...)
Revel Nail recently launched their new Spring 2015 gel polish collection consisting of 20 colors named after major cities across the globe! Many of the colors in this collection have a clear base, so they are mostly jellies, crellies, glitters and a few creams. Because it’s such a large collection, my swatches will be posted(...)
Let’s talk a little about proper preparation of natural nails prior to gel polish application. I receive a lot of questions and complaints from readers about premature chipping and peeling, and many times this is caused by improper nail prep. For proper gel polish adhesion it’s important that the nail plate is dehydrated and free(...)
This is what I’ve worn on my nails all week and I’m loving them. I used three of the colors from the new Gelish Hello Pretty collection to create a horizontal gradient on my nails and then added some glitter and a stamped design. The three Gelish colors that I used are Anime-zing Color!, Tokyo(...)
I recently received a batch of Gelish bottles that I purchased and my immediate thought was… “Are these authentic?!” My bottles didn’t have the signature Harmony wording down the side that I’m used to seeing. I also received a few questions from readers asking the same thing, so I reached out to my contact at(...)
The Oasis Collection from LeChat Perfect Match consists of six bold colors with tropical hues for Summer. All six shades have a cream finish, and they’re all amazing colors to wear to the beach or pool. I’m loving the brights and neons this season! All of the swatches that I prepared show three coats of(...)
I picked up the new Gelish Ooh La La collection a few days ago. This is a Limited Edition collection that can only be purchased at CosmoProf stores. CosmoProf is running a Paris-themed special boutique with offerings from several brands. You can read more about it here. The Gelish collection consists of three unique colors(...)
Pink Gellac just released five new gorgeous shades in the Ibiza Summer Collection. The collection consists of four unique shimmery shades, and one neon cream. All of these colors are now available at Chickettes Boutique and on Amazon.com! At Chickettes Boutique, save $5 on orders of $35 or more with coupon code IBIZA5. Or save(...)
I received this MelodySusie 54-watt UV Nail Dryer to review. It’s a large two-hand unit that cures both hands at once. I conducted a full video review and demonstration of the lamp, which can be seen below. Here is an overview of some of the highlights of this lamp. It’s spacious and fits two hands(...)
I recently saw an advertisement in one of my nail magazines for Mia Secret Chrome Mirror Nail Liquid and it peaked my curiosity. I’ve seen several images of metallic chrome looking nails on Pinterest and other places over the years and tried to find something other than the chrome press-on nails, wraps or foils that(...)
Who’s ready for some more Madam Glam swatches? I have several colors to share with you today, most of which are fairly new. I’m loving the unique shimmer and glitter finishes in the Madam Glam line. The quality of their gel polish is fantastic… most colors are opaque in just two coats and they apply(...)
Happy Friday! I have some more fun, bright Summer colors for you today. This is ibd Just Gel Polish’s Summer collection called Dolce Vita. The collection contains six colorful creams and two glitter toppers. I love the colors, but I found the formulas to be on the thin side and each needed three coats for(...)
I needed a little pick-me-up and decided to do some whimsical nail art with bright summer colors. I started off with some freehand stripes using four different gel polish colors. Three of the colors are from the new Gelish Hello Pretty Collection, and one is from the new LeChat Oasis Collection. Gelish Anime-Zing Color (blue-ish(...)