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Sensation Ocean of White Inspired Nails

My nail art might just help me visit New York for the first time.

For the last few months I have eagerly waited for this weekend to arrive. On Saturday night, I will be a guest of Sensation’s “The Ocean of White” event in San Francisco. The production company from Amsterdam is touring the U.S. for the first time.

Sensation took to Vine to promote a contest challenging fans to share a creative video that included music or dancing to win a trip to their party in New York.

On Friday the 13th, I decided to try my luck.

I went ahead and recorded a time lapse video of a manicure inspired by the event’s all white theme and added their logo as an accent. This is my video entry.

The video got revined by Sensation’s official Vine account! I think that means they liked my entry, right? The winner of the contest hasn’t been selected. Please send me good vibes!

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Sensation USA is hosting a contest. I think this is a sign they liked my entry.

Here is the final nail art design.

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I am ready to dive into the Ocean of White in Oakland!

Let’s see what happens! I will make sure to update in case of any news.

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NYFW Inspired Manicure Tutorial: Halo Nails

New York Fashion Week was nail art heaven!

From textured nails to sleek designed nail art and the occasional three-dimensional pieces on fingertips, manicures held their own on the runway.

A halo nail design showcased by Ruffian, particularly caught my interest and I recreated it.

Find out how to get the cat walk look.

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The platinum halo stands out behind a matte finish.

What you will need: Base coat, silver polish, top coat, black polish and matte top coat.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of silver polish on all the nails. Once dry, apply top coat.

2. Use black polish to paint an upside down U and fill it in to form the platinum halo on the top. Apply a matte coat on the black polish when it is dry.

Check out this six-second tutorial to see how this fabulous manicure went from runway to everyday.

What do you think of the halo manicure? If you try the design, let me know by tagging me on Instagram @nailartbysig! 

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Nail Art How To: Love Triangle

The chevron manicure isn’t going anywhere any time soon. But I figured, a new season calls for some change.

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A sleek spin on a classic chevron manicure. Get this look in three steps.

If you’re a fan of nail art, you probably saw this look in Nail It! Magazine’s September issue. The beauty publication called this design, “Love Triangle.”

Find out just how easy it is to move the chevron pattern tip-ward.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of red polish.

2. Once dry, apply purple polish from the nail matrix to the tip with a diagonal stoke leaving a small triangle on the tip of the nail bed.

3. Let the design completely dry and finish off with a top coat.

Check out this six-second tutorial to see the application process.

Let me know if you try this design. Good luck!

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Nail Art Hack: The Dotting Tool

No dotting tool? No problem!

Turns out you don’t really need a nail art pen to add contrast and designs to your manicure.

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Easily add design to your manicure using items around the house.

Here’s a nail art hack: You can replace a dotting pen with toothpick or a bobby pin.

What you’ll need: Base coat, pink polish, green polish, light green polish, top coat, a piece of foil, a q-tip, a toothpick or bobby pin.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of pink polish on the entire nail.

2. Take a light green polish and put a blot of lacquer on a piece of foil. Dab some of the polish on the end of a q-tip and apply dots to the nails.

3. Put another blot of green polish to the foil and use the ball point end of a bobby pin, or a toothpick with the end broken off, to apply dots over the light green polish dots.

4. Let the design completely dry and finish off with a top coat.

Check out this six-second tutorial and find out for yourself how easy this manicure can be executed.

Let me know if you try this design! What colors did you go with?

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Galaxy Nails Tutorial

Do you want to rock a manicure that is out of this world? Get ready for take off!

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Blend your favorite polishes for a beautiful atmosphere at the tip of your finger.

Here’s how to bring out your inner space cadet with a galaxy nails manicure that will take to the moon in just three steps.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of black polish to the entire nail.

2. Once dry, take a makeup sponge and dab one blot of a pink polish. Repeat step with your choice of polishes for your ideal Milky Way mani.

3. Use a dotting tool and white polish to apply a couple of stars (dots) on the nail.

3. Layer on a thin coat of glitter polish. Let the design completely dry and finish off with a top coat.

Check out this six-second video tutorial and find out what colors I blended to create my galaxy nails manicure.

Blast off!

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Minnie Mouse Inspired Nail Art Tutorial

If you’re a Disney fan like me, a Minnie Mouse inspired manicure is a must.

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Three polishes, one dotting tool and a whole lot of fun make up this easy-to-do mani.

Here’s a how to execute a Disney inspired mani in under four steps.

1. Prep the nail with a base coat. Apply two coats of white polish on the ring finger (where Mickey will go). Polish the other nails with two coats of pink polish.

2. When the nails are dry, use a dotting tool to apply the polkadots Minnie loves to wear using a white polish on the pink polished nails. Make sure to space out the dots evenly.

3. Use a dotting tool with the biggest sphere and black polish to apply three dots in the shape of Mickey’s head on the tip of the nail bed.

4. Let the design completely dry and finish off with a top coat.

Check out this six-second tutorial:

Best of luck, be creative and don’t forget to have fun!

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