Grey Matte Half Moons

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Tonal half moons + matte. Chic, soft and sophisticated. Instructions + materials below.

IMG_0248You’ll need the following to complete this manicure.

Follow the directions from this old post here. Then finish up with Seche Vite FIRST — Matte Top Coat AFTER a single coat of Seche Vite.

 

Caviar Nails 101

 

Julep's Florence

Julep’s Florence

Caviar Accent Nail

Caviar Accent Nail

Craft Microbeads

Craft Microbeads

 

You’ll need the following for this manicure:

  • Clear craft microbeads like these (don’t bother buying the expensive nail art kits, they’re an inflated price on the same damn Chinese plastic)
  • Tweezerman pushy tool (or a toothpick — anything you can use to delicately push around the beads before they’re set)
  • Julep’s Florence
  • Seche Vite
  • Essie basecoat

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Yellow, Blue and Mint Tulip Tips

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hellooo summer!

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aren’t you cheeky?

 

The long hiatus got my creative juices flowing. I’m aiming for a post a day this week, Lacqueristas!

I love tape manicures. I fell in love with them the first time I tried one.

They’re simple and clean and lovely and if you have the tiniest bit of patience, you can earn a huge reward. The Tape Manicure has the equivalent investment/payoff of buying a dozen bagels and leaving them in the office kitchen. It takes little to no effort with a disproportionately large return of admiration.  Everyone thinks you’re amazing, and all you did was watch Mad Men and drink boxed wine while you taped off some designs on your fingernails.

You’ll need the following supplies and tools for this manicure:

 

the lineup.

the lineup.

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Baroque Gold Stamp on Mint

Finished Product

Finished Product

View Two

View Two

Hello my sweets.

You asked for more nail art, more nail art you shall get. This manicure was inspired by a fabric from J.Crew’s spring line. I blended two solid green/blue polishes together to get this particular shade of spring’s most popular shade. Tutorial as always, is below.

inspiration.

inspiration.

You’ll need the following to replicate this manicure:

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