Beauty, DIY, Essie, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, NYFW, Style

NYFW Inspired Negative Space Nail Art From Essie

At Opening Ceremony’s fall show, negative space nail art held its own. Naomi Yasuda for Essie created a design to harmonize with the designer’s collection inspired by Belgium.

I recreated the look using Scotch tape on a dried base coat.

nyfw-essie-opening-ceremony

To match the original design which included Essie’s Aruba Blue ($8.50), I used  Wet ‘n Wild’s Save by the Blue ($2.29).

nyfw-nails-negative-space-essie

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

Standard
Art Deco, Butter London, DIY, Essie, Marc Jacobs, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Negative Space, Orly, Style

5 Valentine’s Day Nail Art Ideas

While Valentine’s Day is meant to appreciate and acknowledge loved ones, the holiday is also an opportunity to love yourself a little bit more.

Here are five manicure ideas that will show off your inner confidence and big heart:

1. Perfectly pink digits with a negative space design that says you’re ready to try something new.

valentines-day-nails-negative-space-butter-london

2. Two hearts paired with metallic polish for the hopeless romantic with an edge.

valentines-day-nails-hearts

3. Plain white nails to embrace a blank slate filled with possibilities of love.

essie-blanc-valentines-day-nails

4. A classic crimson base manicure with a plaid design for the bold lover.

valentines-day-nails-plaid-nails

5. Glitzy nails for the Valentine that wants to show off her sweet side.

valentines-day-nail-art

What do you think of these Valentine’s Day designs? Let me know in the comments below!

Standard
DIY, Fashion, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Style, Uncategorized

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:

girly-football-nails

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

Standard
Beauty, DIY, Fashion, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Vine

Seattle Seahawks Nail Art

The Super Bowl kick off is happening on Sunday, are you ready to get your nailgating on?

If you’re rooting for the Seattle Seahawks, then this manicure is surely to score big with the fans.

seattle-seahawks-nail-art

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

Standard
Beauty, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Style, Vine

Denver Broncos Nail Art

Happy Super Bowl weekend!  My loyalty this Sunday will be with the Denver Broncos. To get ready for kick off, I executed this fanicure.

Major congrats to five-time NFL MVP award winner, Peyton Manning. To celebrate this achievement I am already nailgating.

denver-broncos-nails

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

Standard
Art Deco, Beauty, China Glaze, DIY, Marc Jacobs, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Style

Graphic Square Nail Art

Make an already bold nail polish even bolder with a graphic design.

I’m wearing Marc Jacobs 118 Oui! ($18) and China Glaze Liquid Leather ($5.50) on the accent. I painted mirrored square halves on the top and bottom of the nails using black and white striper polishes.

graphic-square-nails

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

Standard
Beauty, DIY, Essie, Fashion, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nails How To, Style

Essie’s Croc n Chic Nail Appliques

After reviewing Essie’s Steel the Way nail appliques I instantly fell in love with the design and easy application. If you are looking to get the most wear of the nail wraps, I recommend finishing off the manicure with a layer of top coat.

Here is a sample of Essie’s Croc n Chic nail decals.

essie-croc-n-chic

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

Standard
Beauty, China Glaze, DIY, Essie, Fashion, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Style, Vine

Nails of the Day: Glitzy Pastel Striped Nail Art

I recently added Essie’s Full Steam Ahead ($8.50) to my nail polish collection.

essie-full-steam-ahead

The medium toned lilac bottled beauty inspired me to create a glitzy pastel striped nail art design.

glitzy-striped-nails

This is a little close-up of the rhinestone action happening on the glitter accent nail. I used Prism by China Glaze ($6) to compliment the sheer shimmer of Essie’s East Hampton Cottage ($8.50) base color.

glitzy-striped-nail-art

Here’s a Vine time lapse video of how the manicure was executed.

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

Standard
Uncategorized

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.

Screen shot 2014-01-23 at 12.21.37 AM

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

essie-the-girls-are-out

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. 

Standard
Beauty, DIY, Essie, Fashion, Nail Art, Nail Art Tutorial, Nail Polish Swatch, Nails, Nails How To, Negative Space, Style

Negative Space Nail Art Tutorial Using Scotch Tape

If you’re in the mood to unwind with some nail art, I’ve got the mani for you! Read below and find out how you can execute a deep red wine negative space design.

Supplies: Base coat, deep red wine polish, hex glitter polish, top coat, scissors, Scotch tape, dotting pen (or toothpick) and tweezers.

You’re just six steps away from an intoxicating look.

1. Cut out ten small triangles using tape and scissors. The pieces should be small enough to create a negative space around it.

negative-space-tape-mani-1

2. Prep the nail with your favorite base coat. I used Essie’s protein base polish ($8.50). Once the polish is completely dry and hardened, use the tweezers to place the triangles on your nails. Have fun with the placement!

negative-space-tape-mani-2

3. Apply the deep red polish (I used Essie’s Bordeaux, $8.50) around the triangle to fill in the negative space. Quickly peal off the tape and be careful not to smudge the polish.

negative-space-tape-mani-3

4. Place a blot of glitter polish on paper and use the dotting pen to pick up and apply sequins. I used Pure Ice’s Dazzle Me ($9.95).

negative-space-tape-mani-4

5. Place the sequins on the nail to outline the triangle.

negative-space-tape-mani-5

6.Once the entire design is completely dry, finish off with a top coat. I used Ocean Nail Supply’s My Quick Dry Nail Lacquer.

negative-space-tape-mani

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

Standard