Painting my nails has always been relaxing for me. I’ve been painting my own nails for so long that I now have a pretty extensive collection. I thought I would show you some of my favorite fall and winter colors. As I mentioned in the video, some of these colors I’ve had for quite some time and other polishes are relatively new. Swatches and video after the jump. Continue Reading »
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Long gone are the days of a basic manicure. Now its all about nail art and luxury nails. The latest nail trend is Ciaté’s caviar nails, a collection of tiny glass beads sprinkled over wet nail polish for a 3-D textured effect. Continue Reading »
Summer months are the perfect time to take your classic manicure to the next level. The great place to find inspiration is Pinterest.com . I’ve found several cute nails designs that you should try. From total glam to edgy and futuristic, whatever you’re looking for you can find it on Pinterest. Here’s a few ideas to get you going. Let me know if you love the inspiration. Continue Reading »
Rap superstar Nicki Minaj is taking her entrepreneur game up a notch . This time the “Super Bass” MC has teamed up with OPI to bring us her very own nail polish collection. According to Nicki’s MyPinkFriday website the collection will be ready for purchase next year. Continue Reading »
Nail polish trends change from season to season, so say goodbye to those summer neon’s and welcome fall’s dark and ornate shades. As we transition into our fall wardrobe we should also start transitioning into our fall nail polishes. If you’re that girl who is adamant about wearing her hot pink polish all year long, stop it PLEASE! There are plenty of colors that are perfect for the new season. So as I make my personal transition into my favorite fall shades, I will share the journey with you. I painted my nails a dark purple shade by O.P.I. called Siberian Nights. O.P.I describes the color as a ” wonderfully shade of onyx.”
See what Siberian Nights looks like on and check out some of my other favorite shades of purple polishes. Continue Reading »
This blinding shade of yellow is perfect color to decorate your nails and toes with this summer. This color is called ” Neon Yellow” and it’s from the American Apparel neon nail polish collection. I fell in love with this bright shade of yellow the minute I saw Kimora Lee Simmons sporting the polish. For a bottle of this neon yellow nail polish it will cost you $6 dollars. It’s available at American Apparel stores or online.
Nail Polish Pics: American Apparel
The Kardashians have teamed up with the nail polish brand OPI to give us 14 shades of polishes called the ” Kardashian Kolors”. The colors range from bold and vivid to soft and glittery. The nail polishes are $7.99 a bottle. If you love OPI, you know the brand has some of the craziest and creative names for each polishes. The Kardashains played along and came up with some interesting names for their polishes.
(From Top Row Left to Right)
All Kendall-ed Up – a fab girly shade
Sealed with a Kris – an intense dark red tone
Kim-pletely In Love – a soft, delicate pale pink hue
Khloe Had a Little Lam-Lam – an eye-catching dark emerald hue
Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi - a classy, timeless red tone
Rainbow in the S-kylie - a striking glittery shade with multicolored specks
Disco Dolls - a glittery golden hue
Listen to Your Momager! – a striking deep blue tone
Wear Something Spar-kylie - a feminine rose pink glittery shade
It’s All About the Glam – a shimmering-white glitz hue
Follow Me on Glitter – an alluring glittery deep grey
Kendall on the Katwalk – a sparkly blue-green tone
My Empire… My Rules – an ultra flatting taupe tone
Hard Kourt Fashionista - an attention-grabbing deep brown tone
Kourtney and Khloe met with beauty editors of several magazines to give them a preview of the ” Kardashian Kolors”. Continue Reading for pictures from the event.
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A few weeks ago I did a small review on Sally Hansen Salon Effecst Real Nail Polish Strips here on Ooh La La Blog . Well I’m back to tell you that the strips lasted more then the ten days advertised on the box. I actually went back and tried another pattern. Both designs held up for a very long time without peeling or chipping. I knew the polish strips were the BOMB.com, when I went to the nail shop to get my eye brows waxed and they complimented me on my nails. They wanted to know who did my nails and where was the shop located. They were really surprised when I told them I did my own nails. SO WHOOMP THERE IT IS! I would definitely suggest Sally Hansen Salon Effects to women who aren’t afraid to do their own nails, and even if you are, give it a shot. It’s simple and only takes a few minutes. There’s no drying time either so that’s always a plus. All you do is peel, press, and go! It’s simple and well worth the $8.50 at Wal Mart or the $9.99 at Walgreens and Ulta.
Here’s a few picks from my nails. Please forgive my polish technique, I kinda went outside the lines!
I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in #240. It’s called “Check It Out”. I also used Pure Ice, # 303CP. It’s called ” Free Spirit”
I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in #320. It’s called ” Kitty, Kitty” I also used NYC nail polish in #1313A. It’s called ” Big Apple Red ”
I used Salon Hansen Salon Effects in #320. It’s called ” Kitty, Kitty”. I also used Orly nail polish in #40294. It’s called ” Luxe” . I used Sephora by OPI top coat. It’s called ” Only Gold For Me”.
On the last set of pictures, the real nail polish strips were on week number two and lasted another week after that. Any questions, just ask in the comment section and I will answer them for you.