Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thirsty? Drink Some Glitter.

I am obsessed, I mean really obsessed with glitter. I can't get enough of the sparkle in my life. So in the next few posts you are going to be bombarded with nails I've recently done featuring glitter. Lots of it. My secret weapon to make glitter really pop is using super fine glitter and gel polish - any of popular brands on the market like Shellac, Gelish, Mani Q will do the trick.  Get creative with your layering...and the results will be amazeballs. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Nubar Gelicure - Blue Hydrangea

I've been doing more and more gel manicures with Nubar's Gelicure products. I love how shiny they stay. Not sure if they'll beat out Shellac or Gelish, but they are definitely in the race.

Here we have Aisha's nails polished in Blue Hydrangea gel and Crystal glitter fade from the tips to about mid-nail. I love how this pastel color pops on her tan skin.

It made me happy to see how happy she was with her nails.  And that, right there, is my goal.

Nubar Blue Hydrangea Gelicure

The Inspiration

Monday, November 7, 2011

Getting Catty

Over the last two weeks, I've done a couple of sets of "special occasion" nails. Let's start with Halloween. Vanessa was in town from LA for the KISS FM boat party.  Her costume? Cat Woman. That's pretty much all I needed to know to get inspired and work a little nail magic.

We layered Chanel Graphite polish with black tiger, or should I say "cat woman" stripes.  The look was glitzy enough for Halloween, but cool and on-trend enough color-wise to ensure she wouldn't feel like a freak the next day and want to take the design off. 

Chanel Graphite on Vanessa

The Inspiration: Cat Woman

And then there's my BFF, Annie.  She swung by on her birthday to get the royal treatement (nails & a spray tan). She wanted bold...and pink. The choice?  Nubar Hot Pink polish.  The design?  Another set of "cat woman" stripes.

Nubar Hot Pink on Annie