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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/?q=nail-designs/laquerlicious-indie-nail-polish-china-glaze-zoya-pit-bulls-creativenailchick-nailpolish
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 13:14
You may have already seen this nautical nail art by @infinitelypolished. We were so found of it, we wanted to design a whole look to go with it – and asked Doria of BeautyPopStop if she could guide us through it. Doria took the look in a vintage direction, inspired by pinup girls of the 40s and 50s. The makeup look she created as a result was classic but sexy – a strong red lip, filled out lashes, and rosy cheekbones. Doria shows us how she did it:What you need for the eyes:•    NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer•    Inglot #351 eyeshadow•    MAC...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/beautypopstop-infinitelypolished-mac-obsessive-compulsive-cosmetics-sephora-inglot
Monday, July 14, 2014 - 13:14
You may have already seen this nautical nail art by @infinitelypolished. We were so found of it, we wanted to design a whole look to go with it – and asked Doria of BeautyPopStop if she could guide us through it. Doria took the look in a vintage direction, inspired by pinup girls of the 40s and 50s. The makeup look she created as a result was classic but sexy – a strong red lip, filled out lashes, and rosy cheekbones. Doria shows us how she did it:What you need for the eyes:•    NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Primer•    Inglot #351 eyeshadow•    MAC...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/beautypopstop-infinitelypolished-mac-obsessive-compulsive-cosmetics-sephora-inglot
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:45
This mani is simple, and yet not an overdone design we’ve seen multiple times before. Take inspiration from Fariha of Nailjob and replicate this sunny look yourself. Watch the video here or scroll through the steps below.Things you need:Basecoat (Orly Bonder)Neon Orange/Yellow (Orly Tropical Pop)Hot Pink (Orly Neon Heat)White Acrylic Paint (Orly Instant Artist Crisp White)Topcoat (Seche Vite Dry Fast)Dotting Tool Step 1: Apply a base coat. Step 2: Apply the pink polish on the ring finger and the orange polish on the thumb. Apply to the whole surface of the nails. On the rest of the...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nail-art-tutorial-neon-nectar
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:45
This mani is simple, and yet not an overdone design we’ve seen multiple times before. Take inspiration from Fariha of Nailjob and replicate this sunny look yourself. Watch the video here or scroll through the steps below.Things you need:Basecoat (Orly Bonder)Neon Orange/Yellow (Orly Tropical Pop)Hot Pink (Orly Neon Heat)White Acrylic Paint (Orly Instant Artist Crisp White)Topcoat (Seche Vite Dry Fast)Dotting Tool Step 1: Apply a base coat. Step 2: Apply the pink polish on the ring finger and the orange polish on the thumb. Apply to the whole surface of the nails. On the rest of the...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nail-art-tutorial-neon-nectar
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:14
Meet Heather Harper, creator of Loaded Lacquer. She's been frankening polishes for longer than most, and we're so glad she finally launched her own brand. Loaded Lacquer lives up to its name - her polishes are chock-full of glitter and color! Us: How long have you been making your own polish? Heather: I started frankening my own polish back in 2009. I would take mainstream polishes that I already owned and mix them together to make new polish creations. There were so many polishes I wanted to create, but didn't have the polishes to create them. In 2010, I started testing raw ingredients...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/loaded-lacquer-just1nail-casey-lane-loves-polish-mrslochness/indie-polish-spotlight
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 10:14
Meet Heather Harper, creator of Loaded Lacquer. She's been frankening polishes for longer than most, and we're so glad she finally launched her own brand. Loaded Lacquer lives up to its name - her polishes are chock-full of glitter and color! Us: How long have you been making your own polish? Heather: I started frankening my own polish back in 2009. I would take mainstream polishes that I already owned and mix them together to make new polish creations. There were so many polishes I wanted to create, but didn't have the polishes to create them. In 2010, I started testing raw ingredients...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/loaded-lacquer-just1nail-casey-lane-loves-polish-mrslochness/indie-polish-spotlight
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 15:16
We’ve been anticipating this moment for months! Nail It! has partnered with Nailtini’s monthly polish subscription The Lacquer Cabinet to create three gorgeous lacquers for the August box. Our Beauty Director Karie L. Frost poured her heart into each shade, taking inspiration from a pair of Rebecca Minkoff stilettos, icy glaciers, bright Moroccan architecture, and much more.Now you can order the box of polishes for yourself! In addition to these three lacquers, each box comes with two empty polish bottles, so you’ll be able to franken your own new combinations of the polishes. Meet the colors...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nailtini-the-lacquer-cabinet-tini-beauty/the-nailtini-for-nail-it-polishes%E2%80%A6revealed
Monday, July 7, 2014 - 15:16
We’ve been anticipating this moment for months! Nail It! has partnered with Nailtini’s monthly polish subscription The Lacquer Cabinet to create three gorgeous lacquers for the August box. Our Beauty Director Karie L. Frost poured her heart into each shade, taking inspiration from a pair of Rebecca Minkoff stilettos, icy glaciers, bright Moroccan architecture, and much more.Now you can order the box of polishes for yourself! In addition to these three lacquers, each box comes with two empty polish bottles, so you’ll be able to franken your own new combinations of the polishes. Meet the colors...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nailtini-the-lacquer-cabinet-tini-beauty/the-nailtini-for-nail-it-polishes%E2%80%A6revealed
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:46
Remember the pure joy of snacking on cotton candy at a fair or baseball game?  Rekindle that same excitement with this sugary nail design. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees showed us how she uses Q-tips to do a sponged French effect, and when done in pastels, it's almost sweet enough to eat! Step 1: Before painting nails, take two Q-tips cotton swabs and pull the cotton loose like cotton candy. Then, paint nails with a light pink polish.Step 2: Pour the same light pink polish and a baby blue polish on a plate, separately. Add a few drops of nail polish remover to each color to thin...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/kimmie-kyees/nail-art-tutorial-cotton-candy
Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 14:46
Remember the pure joy of snacking on cotton candy at a fair or baseball game?  Rekindle that same excitement with this sugary nail design. Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees showed us how she uses Q-tips to do a sponged French effect, and when done in pastels, it's almost sweet enough to eat! Step 1: Before painting nails, take two Q-tips cotton swabs and pull the cotton loose like cotton candy. Then, paint nails with a light pink polish.Step 2: Pour the same light pink polish and a baby blue polish on a plate, separately. Add a few drops of nail polish remover to each color to thin...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/kimmie-kyees/nail-art-tutorial-cotton-candy
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:29
Meet Melissa Fisk of Nailrotica! Her designs are both unique and well-painted, two characteristics that have earned her a considerable following. We talked to her to have her spill her tips on being a successful nail blogger. What got you into nail art?I’ll admit I started doing nail art to try to stop biting my nails. I have been a chronic nail biter since I was a kid. This was my last ditch effort and it worked!How long have you been writing on your blog? Since November 2013What sort of things will readers find on your blog?Lots of nail art, tutorials, stamping (I’m obsessed with stamping...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nailrotica/bloggers-you-should-know-melissa-of-nailrotica
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 12:29
Meet Melissa Fisk of Nailrotica! Her designs are both unique and well-painted, two characteristics that have earned her a considerable following. We talked to her to have her spill her tips on being a successful nail blogger. What got you into nail art?I’ll admit I started doing nail art to try to stop biting my nails. I have been a chronic nail biter since I was a kid. This was my last ditch effort and it worked!How long have you been writing on your blog? Since November 2013What sort of things will readers find on your blog?Lots of nail art, tutorials, stamping (I’m obsessed with stamping...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nailrotica/bloggers-you-should-know-melissa-of-nailrotica
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 14:39
This week, meet Shaneka McDonald, the creator of indie brand Polish My Life. All her polishes have a smooth, flawless finish – and perfect color. Before we start drooling over the swatches, we’ll move on to the Q&A portion with Shaneka. Us:  So, what’s your “day job”? Shaneka: I work for Sephora during the day. I love my position in the company. Working on both of my passions (cosmetics and nail polish) at the same time has given me new life! I’m definitely in my element!How long have you been making your own polish? Since August 16, 2013.How did it all begin? There was a time about...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/polish-my-life/indie-polish-spotlight-polish-my-life
Friday, June 27, 2014 - 14:39
This week, meet Shaneka McDonald, the creator of indie brand Polish My Life. All her polishes have a smooth, flawless finish – and perfect color. Before we start drooling over the swatches, we’ll move on to the Q&A portion with Shaneka. Us:  So, what’s your “day job”? Shaneka: I work for Sephora during the day. I love my position in the company. Working on both of my passions (cosmetics and nail polish) at the same time has given me new life! I’m definitely in my element!How long have you been making your own polish? Since August 16, 2013.How did it all begin? There was a time about...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/polish-my-life/indie-polish-spotlight-polish-my-life
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:40
Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole polished and shined backstage for the debut of Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 collection in New York City. Poole created a flawless, modern, natural nude nail look to complement the Stella McCartney designs.Poole also created custom nail art inspired by the superhero print prominently featured in Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 collection. The playful, abstract nail designs echoed the saturated colors and bold graphics found in the new print.THE NAIL LOOKSTo get the nude nail look, Madeline Poole used Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel, the new gel...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nude-nails-superhero-nail-art-fashion-week-nails-stella-mccartney-sally-hansen-miracle
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 10:40
Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole polished and shined backstage for the debut of Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 collection in New York City. Poole created a flawless, modern, natural nude nail look to complement the Stella McCartney designs.Poole also created custom nail art inspired by the superhero print prominently featured in Stella McCartney’s Spring 2015 collection. The playful, abstract nail designs echoed the saturated colors and bold graphics found in the new print.THE NAIL LOOKSTo get the nude nail look, Madeline Poole used Sally Hansen’s Miracle Gel, the new gel...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nude-nails-superhero-nail-art-fashion-week-nails-stella-mccartney-sally-hansen-miracle
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 - 11:01
Celebrate the spirit of summer with these must-have nail designs from MARS the Salon. Inspired by classic sailing symbols, owner Hiroko Fujikawa has created the "Let's Get Nautical" manicure that embodies the sun, sand, and waves that we all crave during this time of year! See below for the step-by-step directions to the look:1. Apply a base coat.2. Apply a light blue nail polish to the thumb, middle, and pinky fingers.3. Apply a white nail polish on the index and ring fingers.4. Paint anchors with pink, orange, green, and white nail polish on the thumb.5. Paint stripes with dark...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/mars-the-salon/nail-art-tutorial-lets-get-nautical

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