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Prismatic Nails of the Day

As a huge fan of Katy Perry, I’ve recently obsessed over prisms and prismatic visuals particularly in manicures. So when I got these tiny nail art accessories that reflect amazing color and shine, I was stoked.

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I’ve done some research and have been unable to find the exact name of the nail art accessory. From here on out, they will be referred to as prismatic plastic pieces.

Here’s are two prismatic manicures I think Katy Perry would approve:

1. This purple dream machine lets the light in.

I used Marc Jacobs 122 Ultraviolet ($18) a base and created a gradient with Wet ‘n Wild On a Trip ($6), then added pieces of the prismatic plastic over it. On the accent nails I used Prism by China Glaze ($6) as a base and placed dots of Ultraviolet over it using a dotting pen.

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2. A bit of mystery and reflection.

I used Essie’s Dive Bar and placed prismatic pieces over it. On the accent nail I used Marc Jacobs Stone Jungle 146 ($18) as a base, applied stripes using a black striper brush and added a thin coat of Sally Hansen’s Mermaid’s Tale ($7).

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What do you think of these looks? Let me know in the comments below!

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NYFW Inspired Nail Art from Prabal Gurung

A sleek and minimalist nail art look made a statement at New York Fashion Week. The design originally executed by nail legend, Jin Soon Choi, was created for a collaboration between designer Prabal Gurung and Sally Hansen.

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Photo Credit: Rachel Adler, Beauty High

Much of Gurung’s Fall 2014 designs were inspired by the beauty of Nepal. The country’s rich color palette resonated in Sally Hansen’s newest limited edition polishes that were used to make the look. The collection will launch in September.

To recreate the chic look of a nude base and a thin burgundy striped I used Butter London’s Flawless Base Coat ($19) and Essie’s Bordeaux ($8.50).

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What do you think of this look? Let me know in the comments below. 

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6 Christmas Nail Art Ideas

Happy Holidays! Tis the season to show off your nail art skills with a manicure even Mrs. Claus would wear.

Here are 6 Christmas manicure ideas:

1. A simple chevron french for the busy Christmas shopper.

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2. Edgy glitter nails for the mani maven on the naughty list.

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3.  A little something to unwrap.

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4. Kisses under the mistletoe to share your love for the season.

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5. Snowflake nails for a white Christmas.

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6. A holly jolly manicure to show your holiday spirit.

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What do you think of these manicures? Let me know in the comments below. 

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4 Winter Worthy Nail Polish Colors

Get in the spirit of the holidays and coat on some polish you can show off all season long.

Here are four winter worthy nail polish colors:

1. Gray nails for a midnight glow for your next holiday party.

I’m using Mirror Mirror by Orly with a coat of Snow Globe by Sally Hansen on the accent nail.

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2. A deep purple hue with a sparkly gold accent for a bit of elegance and mystery on New Years Eve.

Here’s a swatch of  Under Your Spell by Wet n Wild with Wonderous Start by OPI on the party finger.

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3. A shimmery version of the classic crimson when you’re feeling bold.

This is a swatch of Chancer by Butter London.

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4. Winter navy blue with a bit of shimmering snow for a cold night out.

I’m wearing Midnight Cami by Essie with a coat of All Sparkly and Gold by OPI on the accent nail.

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What do you think of these manicures? Let me know in the comments below!

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