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Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 12:40
Each weekday, Nail It! selects one gorgeous nail design from followers. Click through to see each day's pick. » *If you would like to enter, submit your original nail art photos to art-sub@creativeage.com, or tag photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with hashtag #nailitdaily.September 5: @Lynieczka amazed us by putting leopard prints on flowers!September 4: @Cassgooner tried out the Leadlight technique.September 3: Don't be mellow; go yellow like @cubbiful!September 2: @Missbellatracey is lovely in lavender with these beautiful floral nails!August 29: These colorful pottery...
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 13:10
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics celebrated the launch of the new Fall/Winter Collection, Unknown Pleasures, at The Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, CA on August 19. The collection unleashes six limited-edition nail lacquer shades that capture seasonal trends from New York Fashion Week. Shades range from chic neutrals to ultra modern vamp colors and dramatic deep purples. For more information about the collection visit OCCMakeup.com or find the collection at Sephora.com. Flip through below to see photos from the Unkown Pleasures launch celebration.[Images courtesy of Melody Joy PR]
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/obsessive-compulsive-cosmetics-fall-2014-nail-collections-unknown-pleasures-roosevelt
Friday, August 29, 2014 - 15:09
Danele from @lowcountrylacquer shares a sweet nail treat! Find out how to create her fun candy nail design:Tools and Products: -Dotting tool, large end-Essie Blanc-China Glaze Peonies & Park Ave. -OPI I Just Cant Cope-acabana and Ogre the Top Blue-American Classics Gelous (as basecoat) -New York Color Grand Central Station (as topcoat)Steps 1. Prep nails for color with your favorite basecoat. I used Gelous. 2.  Paint nails with your favorite white nail polish. I like Essie Blanc. 3.  Clean up your cuticles and add your favorite topcoat. I like New York Color Grand...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/lowcountrylacquer-candy-nails-candy-button-nails-nail-art-nail-designs/candy-button
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:23
When you think gel, you likely envision extra shine, long-lasting wear, and a refined finished look. And while the quality of a professionally applied soak-off gel manicure is well worth the price, sometimes a girl doesn’t always have the time to stop by the salon and have it done. Thus, Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. Miracle Gel’s name is tricky – it isn’t quite a gel, and you don’t need to let it cure under an LED lamp. All you need to apply it is the Miracle Gel color of your choice plus a layer of Miracle Gel Top Coat, and you’re set for up to fourteen days! How does it work? A photointiator...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nail-polish-gel-nails-gel-manicure-sally-hansen-nail-trends-nail-products/not-quite-a
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 16:21
Meet Jenna Barbour, the visionary behind the indie Polished For Days. We talked to her one-on-one to get to know the secrets behind the creamy lacquer. Us: How long have you been making your own polish?Jenna: I started doing research for Polished For Days in February of 2014 and started making polish in March of 2014. The support of everyone has been so overwhelming! There is so much love in the indie polish world! What’s your “day job”?I am a partial medical assistant and receptionist at a pediatrician’s office. Working with little kids all day is the best job ever.Swatches by @...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/indie-polish-spotlight-polished-for-days
Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 16:00
Win China Glaze's The Giver collection! 5 winners will score the China Glaze The Giver collection, based on the newly released film! The set includes a ray of shades from a gray scale glitter to a vivid apple red. ENTER HERE ON FACEBOOK. » HURRY, giveaway ends August 26, 2014 at 11:59 PST. Due to mailing restrictions, entries will be limited to U.S. only.
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/china-glaze-the-giver-giveaway/giveaway-win-the-china-glaze-the-giver-collection
Friday, August 8, 2014 - 15:53
Each weekday, Nail It! selects one gorgeous nail design from followers. Click through to see each day's pick. » *If you would like to enter, submit your original nail art photos to art-sub@creativeage.com, or tag photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with hashtag #nailitdaily.August 8: Next we need this print in dress form, please and thank you. Nails by @sicaramos.August 7: Oxblood and gold bring a touch of elegance to nails by @cubbiful.August 6: @Tanya_wish always gets stamping just right. Here she used Lesly Plates #115. August 5: Don't be jealous just because we have the...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nail-it-daily-nail-art-for-every-day-of-the-week
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 17:19
Meet Michelle Toma Olson – the head bartender over at ‘Tini Beauty. Here’s how ‘Tini Beauty works: they have a whole range of cosmetics you can mix and layer, including the huge Nailtini line of indie polishes. When you subscribe to the Lacquer Cabinet, they’ll send you a monthly box of the newest Nailtini polishes designed by mixologists – that is, trendy bloggers and nail artists who have an eye for color. Our own Beauty Director Karie L. Frost curated the August Lacquer Cabinet box.Find out how Michelle began her own cosmetics company and created the core range of Nailtini colors – and...
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014 - 17:19
Meet Michelle Toma Olson – the head bartender over at ‘Tini Beauty. Here’s how ‘Tini Beauty works: they have a whole range of cosmetics you can mix and layer, including the huge Nailtini line of indie polishes. When you subscribe to the Lacquer Cabinet, they’ll send you a monthly box of the newest Nailtini polishes designed by mixologists – that is, trendy bloggers and nail artists who have an eye for color. Our own Beauty Director Karie L. Frost curated the August Lacquer Cabinet box.Find out how Michelle began her own cosmetics company and created the core range of Nailtini colors – and...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nails-indie-nail-polish-nail-trends-nail-products-tini-beauty-nailtini-the-lacquer
Monday, August 4, 2014 - 17:43
Fun and funky, this sponged nail art should be on your design queue! Since there are multiple layers and colors involved, we had Hannah of Dalai Lama's Nails break the how to into easy to follow steps. Check it out:Supplies needed: Base coatTop coatMakeup spongeClean up brushDetail brush2 contrasting colors (I used Essie Butler, Please and Barielle Cosmic Kiss)White polish (Zoya Purity) Step 1: Begin by applying base coat. Tear your makeup sponge into a few small pieces, and start dabbing a little bit of Barielle Cosmic Kiss on your nails. Don't worry if you go outside the lines!...
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Monday, August 4, 2014 - 17:43
Fun and funky, this sponged nail art should be on your design queue! Since there are multiple layers and colors involved, we had Hannah of Dalai Lama's Nails break the how to into easy to follow steps. Check it out:Supplies needed: Base coatTop coatMakeup spongeClean up brushDetail brush2 contrasting colors (I used Essie Butler, Please and Barielle Cosmic Kiss)White polish (Zoya Purity) Step 1: Begin by applying base coat. Tear your makeup sponge into a few small pieces, and start dabbing a little bit of Barielle Cosmic Kiss on your nails. Don't worry if you go outside the lines!...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nails-nail-art-nail-tutorials-nail-designs-nail-art-how-to-tribal-nails-sponged-nails
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 17:37
Meet Angela Clark, the entrepreneur behind the indie Gloss ‘n Sparkle.How long have you been making your own polish? My store has been open for over two years but I have been mixing polishes and ‘frankening’ for a while, I remember trying to make the perfect vampy purple/red for myself back in the 90’s as a teenager!What’s your “day job”? I work in retail/fashion as well as being a single mother to a beautiful nearly 7 year old boy.A Face in the CrowdDo any of your polishes have a totally different look layered over a colored base? My holographic top coat is probably the most used polish in...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nails-nail-polish-indie-brands-indie-polish-spotlight-gloss-n-sparkle/indie-polish
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 17:37
Meet Angela Clark, the entrepreneur behind the indie Gloss ‘n Sparkle.How long have you been making your own polish? My store has been open for over two years but I have been mixing polishes and ‘frankening’ for a while, I remember trying to make the perfect vampy purple/red for myself back in the 90’s as a teenager!What’s your “day job”? I work in retail/fashion as well as being a single mother to a beautiful nearly 7 year old boy.A Face in the CrowdDo any of your polishes have a totally different look layered over a colored base? My holographic top coat is probably the most used polish in...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nails-nail-polish-indie-brands-indie-polish-spotlight-gloss-n-sparkle/indie-polish
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 12:57
During the month of August, we’re hosting both a daily giveaway and three nail art contests all to celebrate the colors we designed for Nailtini. Nailtini is a polish brand that offers a monthly subscription service – The Lacquer Cabinet – which mails out three polishes designed by a nail artist or blogger each month, plus empty bottles for mixing your own formula! To see the gorgeous colors Nail It! magazine came up with for the August Lacquer Cabinet box, click here.Scroll down for the details of this month’s giveaways and contests!#NailitforNailtini Giveaway-a-day Win the August box from...
http://www.nailitmag.com/win-nailtini
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 16:00
During the month of August, we’re hosting both a daily giveaway and three nail art contests all to celebrate the colors we designed for Nailtini. Nailtini is a polish brand that offers a monthly subscription service – The Lacquer Cabinet – which mails out three polishes designed by a nail artist or blogger each month, plus empty bottles for mixing your own formula! To see the gorgeous colors Nail It! magazine came up with for the August Lacquer Cabinet box, click here.Scroll down for the details of this month’s giveaways and contests!#NailitforNailtini Giveaway-a-day Win the August box from...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=win-nailtini
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 15:11
This husband and wife team have been in the indie business since college! Curious, we talked to Shannon and Josh one-on-one to get to know them and Pahlish a little better!Chalcopyrite by Polly Polish
Us: How long have you been making your own polish?
Shannon: I started making my own polish about 5 years ago. I had gotten bored with what was available in stores and decided that if I wanted something new I had to just mix it up myself. I've always been a very hands-on person and love to DIY. I had dabbled in a little of everything from clothing to cosmetics so making my own polish just seemed...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/indie-nail-polish-pahlish-nail-polish-nails-glitter-interview/indie-polish-spotlight
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 15:11
This husband and wife team have been in the indie business since college! Curious, we talked to Shannon and Josh one-on-one to get to know them and Pahlish a little better!Chalcopyrite by Polly Polish
Us: How long have you been making your own polish?
Shannon: I started making my own polish about 5 years ago. I had gotten bored with what was available in stores and decided that if I wanted something new I had to just mix it up myself. I've always been a very hands-on person and love to DIY. I had dabbled in a little of everything from clothing to cosmetics so making my own polish just seemed...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/indie-nail-polish-pahlish-nail-polish-nails-glitter-interview/indie-polish-spotlight
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:04
Beat The Heat, At The Lake and Lemon Limeade glitter toppers courtesy of @madamluck If you are seeking a polish that will add some spice – it’s gotta be Laquerlicious. The indie’s creator, Michelle Neasbitt, puts almost as much glitter as dedication into each and every shade. To see what makes her brand unique, we talked to her one-on-one.Us: What’s your “day job”? Michelle: I’ve been a licensed nail tech for 20 years and I’m also a salon owner.How long have you been making your own polish? 2 yearsHow did you begin? I was adding the chunkier glitter in acrylic for clients/myself for...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/laquerlicious-indie-nail-polish-china-glaze-zoya-pit-bulls-creativenailchick-nailpolish

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