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Oui! by Marc Jacobs Nail Polish Swatch

Marc Jocobs 118 Oui! ($18) is the collection’s magenta violet and it is unlike anything I’ve ever seen.

The nail polish has a smooth finish that resembles a metallic version of a radiant orchid- Pantone’s selected color of the year for 2014.

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I had very little application issues and there were barely any brush streaks visible after the initial base coat.

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Here’s what a second coat of Oui! looks like. Are you as in love with the polish as I am? She’s a beauty!

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After the second coat, there were a few spots that were still not at my desired opacity level so I applied a thin third coat on the spots that needed it.

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The polish absolutely delivers the high-shine finish it promises and also has a pretty fast dry time. I added a very thin top coat to smooth off the entire look.

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What do you think of Oui! by Marc Jacobs? 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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Ultraviolet by Marc Jacobs Nail Polish Swatch

Marc Jacobs 122 Ultraviolet ($18)  nail lacquer is the collection’s violet purple. The color is a super posh purple that is bright when it needs to be and is subtle in indoor lighting.  I truly feel royal in this manicure.

This is the third Marc Jacobs polish I try. After familiarizing myself with the creamy formula, I can’t emphasize enough that steady application, as well as waiting for each coat to completely dry are essential. Especially if you want to get the sleek and high shine finish the bottle promises. The great news is, the polish has a pretty quick dry time.

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I applied a very thin layer for the initial coat. At first swipe the polish gives off more of the red undertone and looks like a shade of magenta.

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After a second coat, the blue hue is prevalent which reflects the color you see on the bottle.

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I’ve tried two other Marc Jacobs nail polishes and this was the first color that needed three coats to get the desired opacity. Keep scrolling down to see the other two Marc Jacobs nail polish swatches.

Here is what a third coat of Ultraviolet looks like.

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The polish has an ultra shine formula that wouldn’t require a top coat. To smooth off the entire design though, I added a thin layer of it.

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This is the third installment of a ten-part series of Marc Jacobs nail lacquer swatches. Stay tuned for more.

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

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Nirvana by Marc Jacobs Nail Polish Swatch

Marc Jacobs 128 Nirvana ($18) is described as a deep army green. While swatching this polish I found the green hue is more prevalent in the bottle than on the nails. But if you’re into a grunge-goth green with an underlying ebony shade, this is your match.

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Here is one coat of the polish. The formula is very creamy which leaves a bit of a streak. Steady application is a must!

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The polish has a pretty fast dry time. I recommend waiting for the lacquer to completely dry and harden before applying a second coat. You can already see the high gloss finish the polish guarantees. This is two coats of Nirvana.

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Nirvana was a hard color to capture on camera. The green shade shows up in natural light, while the dark undertones of the polish are present in almost all inside light. The polish leaves the nails looking totally plasticized with a high shine. While a top coat isn’t necessary, I used a thin layer to smooth out the entire look.

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What do you think of Nirvana? Let me know 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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Negative Space Nail Art

Intricate negative space manicures are in this holiday season. Inspiration for the designs can be found in fashionable cutouts and sheer panels from skin-baring ensembles right off the runway.

From Nail It! Magazine’s interview with nail artist, Naomi Yasuda, to Teen Vogue’s nail art tutorial by nail guru, Madeline Poole, it’s clear that the look is here to stay. But blending bare nails with colorful designs requires a little bit more patience than your typical nail art.

To kick off my adventure into a season of negative space manicures, I started with something simple. To quote Eden Univer, “You’re four lines away from too-cool nail art.”

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What do you think of this look? Show me your negative space mani by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig!

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6 Easy Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Happy Halloween! Are you dressing up for a Monster Mash?

If you’re in need of a holiday themed manicure to rock this All Hallow’s Eve, try these on for size.

1. This cute vampire manicure will make your wounds ooze and flesh crawl.

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2. This werewolf manicure will keep you howling at the moon.

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Bonus progression video of the werewolf manicure. Find more on my Vine.

3.  Stand out in the pumpkin patch with this themed manicure.

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4. If you’re going to walk down the yellow brick road in a Dorothy costume this Halloween, match it with this manicure.

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Bonus video of the making of the Dorothy manicure.

5. This is a manicure even the Pumpkin King will notice. Any “Nightmare Before Christmas” fans out there?

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6. Bats and pumpkins galore in this easy to do manicure.

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What do you think of these looks? Show me your Halloween nail art by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig!

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Disney Side Contest on Vine: Dia de los Muertos Nails

Disney Parks launched its official Vine account on October 1 and announced a month-long contest on the bite-size video sharing social media platform. The challenge: show your Disney side.

In an attempt to get Mickey Mouse approved and win a prize, I submitted an entry.

Here is my video:

Currently, the Disneyland Resort is decked out in a Halloween theme. If you’ve visited the Magic Kingdom in the last couple of years during this season, you might of come across a Dia de los Muertos exhibit near New Orleans Square.

Check out this photo I took of it at the park last year and posted on Instagram:

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I’m itching to go back to the park ASAP. In the meantime, my manicure will have to fill the void. . . Can you find the hidden Mickey’s?

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A Disney version of a Dia de los Muertos inspired manicure for the Disney Side Contest on Vine.

Will you be submitting an entry to the Disney Side Contest? 

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