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Girly Super Bowl Sunday Nails

Looking to keep the nail art neutral this Super Bowl Sunday? I’ve got the look for you!

Up the ante with glitter and make a statement with a bit of design to show your support for the die hard football fans.

Here’s a girly football manicure you can sport at kick off:

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

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Nails of the Day: The Girls Night Out by Essie

I’ve got an incredible family that dreams big with me. It’s no wonder they’re extremely supportive of my nail art ventures. When I visited my parents recently, my mom hooked me up with an amazing nail haul.

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Among the bottled  beauties was Essie’s The Girls Are Out. I swooned over the sparkle infused fuchsia polish!

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Update: Looks like I got a fan in Essie.

What do you think of The Girls Are Out? Let me know in the comments below. 

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Marc Jacobs Lux Nail Polish Swatch

Marc Jacobs 124 Lux ($18) is described as an opaque chartreuse yellow and it is truly as beautiful as the sun. The green undertone in the pigment makes the polish a subtle hue you can wear alone without being flamboyant, a unique quality for a yellow lacquer.

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The polish has a thick formula that calls for steady application in order to get a streak-free result. Here is what one coat of Lux looks like:

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I definitely recommend for the first coat to completely dry and harden before applying a second one. The polish leaves a very leveled texture which can be hard to smooth out if the previous coat is still wet.

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The polish leaves a shiny finish which doesn’t need a top coat. However, to smooth out the polish, I added a very thin top coat to finish off the entire look.

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Here is a bonus video of the swatch:

What do you think of Lux? Tell me in the comments below! 

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Swatch of the Week: Butter London’s Union Black Jack

Every time I wear this polish, I swear I feel like a total badass. Butter London’s “Union Black Jack” is truly patent leather in a bottle!

After the initial few swipes of polish, I had a qualm about the formula’s opacity. Two coats later, I ended up with a deep ebony shade that I fell in love with. If you’re looking for a rich and dark black nail polish, this is it.

Wearing a completely black manicure, though very edgy, felt a little out of my personality. So naturally, I brought out the glitter.  After adding some sequins to the accent, I was totally rocking a gothic-mermaid look and loved it.

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What do you think of the Butter London beauty? Let me know in the comments below!

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Negative Space French Manicure

Last week, Harper’s Bazaar wrote about the evolution of the French manicure. After reading about the subtle, yet chic, gradual changes the design has gone through, I executed my own edgy and unique take on the look.

My latest obsession with the negative space effect led me to create this nail art.  Innovative or just plain crazy, I’m digging the concept.

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What do you think of this look? Show me your nail art by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig

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Sigourney in Latina Magazine, Winner of Latina Style Wars

It started with a comment. Latina Magazine informed me via Instagram on Friday that I had been selected as this week’s Latina Style Wars winner. The contest? Show off fall-inspired manicures. They really digged my negative space digits.

It got better from there. Moments after doing a crazy happy dance around my apartment, I realized the real prize was getting featured by the publication.

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They wrote a little blurb about what they thought of my manicure:

“This week’s winner is nail art enthusiast Sigourney (nailartbysig on Instagram) who flaunted some cutting edge nails. Sigourney chose to play around with the concept of negative space in this design and we love it! It’s a great example of unique and innovative nail art. She picked a fabulous, eye-catching color palette for this design. We’re thinking about trying to replicate this look ourselves!” 

If you too are digging this design, scroll down a little further and find out just how easy it is to execute this edgy negative space manicure.

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Dia De Los Muertos Manicure

!Feliz día de los muertos! Happy day of the dead! How are you celebrating life today?

In honor of the holiday and remembering those who we’ve lost, I’ve created this manicure.

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Here is a time lapse vide of the making of this design. Find more footage on my Vine.

What do you think of the look? Show me your nail art by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig

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