Tutorial Tuesday- Angled French Manicure

The first Tutorial Tuesday of the New Year and we have a special treat for you! For those of us who love black and gold, make your black french tips the perfect accessory.

This Angled French Manicure is classy, chic and a great way to start 2014!

Want to try your own color combination? We love purple and gold as well! Use OPI Honk If You Love OPI to switch it up!

Thank you to blognailedit.tumblr.com for the image and inspiration!
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Tutorial Tuesday – Christmas Lights

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Christmas Light Nail Tutorial

Let your nails be your ultimate accessory this holiday season! Dress them up and get them in the holiday spirit with festive nails. The holidays don’t officially start until you’ve decked your tree to the nines, so it only makes sense that your nails follow suit. Get these super cute Christmas Light nails in just a few simple steps.

  •  On clean nails, apply two thin coats of white nail polish.
  • Once the polish has dried, apply one clear coat.
  • The string will adhere to this clear coat so make sure it’s doesn’t dry too fast drying or too thin of a coat.
  • Drape a  black string over the nail and let it loop as you see in the photo. Cut the string about 1/2 inch longer on each side of the nail and don’t trim it down yet.
  • Add a thin clear coat on top of the string to secure it in place.
  • Once that dries, trim the string down using cuticle nippers or small pointy scissors.
  • Next is the fun part– adding your lights. Pick any colors you want. We went for Green & Red, the ultimate Christmas colors!
  • Last,  apply a layer of clear top coat to nails to ensure a long lasting festive manicure.

Tutorial Tuesday – Glitter Ombre Holiday Nails

We all want a cute & simple manicure for the upcoming holiday season. Well, today’s tutorial features a quick & easy glitter ombre!TT-GlittlerOmbre

Start by applying 2 layers of your base color, we used OPI I Saw.. U Saw.. We Saw.. Warsaw…  Next use a fine loose glitter and apply it to the nails with a makeup sponge starting at the tip and moving upwards.   Let it sit for a minute then repeated the process.  Finish your manicure by sealing your design with a top coat.  There you have it our Holiday Ombre Nails!

Tutorial Tuesday – DIY French Manicure

Get the perfect French Manicure at home using the simplest tool – a rubber band! Use a classic white nail polish for your tips, or get creative with another color!

Follow the pictorial below and don’t forget to clean up the extra paint afterwards.

TT-french-rubber-bandP.S. For a better result, tie a knot on your rubber band so that it fits snugly on your finger. This will help avoid the rubber band sliding around while you paint. Don’t forget to top off with a clear coat!

Stay beautiful!

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Tutorial Tuesday – Half Moon Manicure

Metallic colors and dark colors are trending this fall. Here, we combined them together to give you the ultimate fall mani. Follow these easy steps!

For more easy DIY nail ideas, check out this Buzzfeed list we were featured on in 2014! 27 Lazy Girl Nail Art Ideas That Are Actually Easy

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Tutorial Tuesday – Tuxedo Nails

If you love nail art you have to master this simple and uber cute one! Step 1 – paint nails white. Step 2 – paint black triangular border. If you don’t have a steady hand, you can apply tiny triangles of painter’s tape on each nail. Step 3 – Add two black dots as buttons in the small point of the triangle. If you don’t have a dotting tool, use our at home dotting tool tutorial to create one. Step 4 – draw a small bow in the large end of the triangle. The best way to do this is with a dotting tool. Draw an x and then fill it in. TT-tuxedo-nails

Feed Your Nails

healthy-nailsThat’s right! I want you to literally feed your nails the nutrients they need to grow faster and stronger. The only thing worse than un-manicured hands are unattractive un-manicured hands! My mom always told me not to judge people by their nail beds, but I just can’t help it!

Follow these steps to keep your fingernails at their full potential:

1. What you eat: eating healthy foods that are rich in protein do good for more than just your body. They help your hair and nails grow stronger and prevent breakage. Try to add foods into your diet including avocados, salmon, and nuts.

2. Pamper them: it may make you feel like a diva, but you deserve it! Use gloves when washing dishes and cleaning up around the house. Cleaning supplies and dish soap break down your nails and make them weaker and prone to breaking. When you type away on any of the many keyboards you use, press with the pads of your fingers instead of the top of your nails. These tips will make your manicures last longer too!

3. Trim often: Some of us have trouble growing our nails so we let them grow in however they please and refuse to trim them. Those uneven edges end up snagging more often and you end up with broken nails that are shorter than they would have been if you just filed them down!

4. Moisturize: it is important to apply oils to your cuticles and nails. If you let them dry out, you’re even more prone to breakage. If you don’t have professional cuticle oil, you can always use some good old EVOO (extra virgin olive oil).

5. Apply a nail hardener: seems like a no brainer, but this clear, simple step is often skipped when manicuring. Lots of nail hardeners double as base or top coats, it is just a matter of preference, and guess what?! They actually work!

Take A Fake-Cation With us!

At-Home Spa Essentials at TheBeautyPlace.com

At-Home Spa Essentials at TheBeautyPlace.com

Today is officially the first day of Summer! Some of us are lucky enough to be sailing, flying or driving to their favorite getaway this summer, escaping their mundane daily routines, but those of us left behind deserve a little “me” time too. We wouldn’t want any of our beautiful readers to feel that longing for a vacay, so this year instead of taking a mainstream stay-cation, we’re giving you the tools to take a full on fake-cation! Everything you need to get a sunkissed skin, fresh out of the salon mani, and beachy waves is right here. Your coworkers will think you spent the weekend in the Bahamas! Your secret is safe with us!”

Start with a sleek moisturizing hair mask. It will repair badly damaged hair from hot tools and chemical services. Because it’s enriched with anti oxidants, vitamin E and keratin protein, it will nourish and mend split ends, leaving your hair touchable, soft and smooth. Then apply a Cucumber Face Mask. Nothing says beach vacation like the cooling sensation of a cucumber mask. It will leave your skin calm, smooth and hydrated. You can apply it under the eye area to reduce puffiness leaving your face completely rejuvenated. Next, get your tan on! Either you can use the Luminess air brush system to spray to get a flawless tan or the easy to apply TanTowel. Either way you will be left with an amazing just off the boat tan without any of the negative side effects associated with skin damage. While that amazing tan is soaking into your pastey skin… Manicure time! This Nail Fix is the perfect kit to leave your nails looking manicure perfect. This kit contains OPI Nail & Cuticle Replenishing Oil which is rich in therapeutic, skin-loving Avocado Oil and is 1000 times more powerful than regular Vitamin E – plus feather-light Grape Seed, Sunflower, Sesame and Kukui Nut oils and Lecithin to restore essential moisture and lipids and nourish dry cuticles. Additionally it contains Tweezerman Cuticle Pusher and Nail Cleaner which is a 2-in-1 nail tool for manicures and pedicures. It combines the famous “Pushy” cuticle pusher with a nail cleaner and features super-thin edges buffed smooth to prevent scratching. Lastly, the BioSwiss Nail Brush which will leave your nails squeaky clean! Now that your palate is rejuvenated with a moisturizing face and hair mask, clean nails and a great tan it’s time to top off this crisp, rested vacation look. Monday morning spay Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist to give yourself that amazing voluminous beachy hair look. Then dab TIGI Cosmetics Blush – Awaken on the apples of your cheeks. You’ll look refreshed from head to toe. Who needs a vacation to revive yourself when you can look even better staying where you are? Fake it until you make it!!

Matte Manicures

 

Now that we carry OPI’s Matte Top Coat, we are going crazy looking for matte manicure ideas! Not all of these photos of our own, but we’re determined to try ALL of them! The purchase of matte top coat is no brainer! It takes a regular manicure from drab to fab. These are some of our favorite ways to use it!

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