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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
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:54
Neil Patrick Harris has made quite a costume change since his suited-up days on How I Met Your Mother. Much like Jared Leto did for Dallas Buyers Club, Harris has lost a significant amount of weight for the lead role as a transgender singer in rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. However, in return, Harris has gained a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a permanent blue manicure. Though Harris removes his stage makeup (heavy blue eyeshadow, lipstick, glitter) when he leaves the theater, he told Vanity Fair that the nail polish is too much of a hassle...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/neil-patrick-harris-tony-awards/neil-patrick-harris-wears-navy-blue-nail-polish-to-the
Monday, June 9, 2014 - 11:54
Neil Patrick Harris has made quite a costume change since his suited-up days on How I Met Your Mother. Much like Jared Leto did for Dallas Buyers Club, Harris has lost a significant amount of weight for the lead role as a transgender singer in rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch. However, in return, Harris has gained a Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and a permanent blue manicure. Though Harris removes his stage makeup (heavy blue eyeshadow, lipstick, glitter) when he leaves the theater, he told Vanity Fair that the nail polish is too much of a hassle...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/neil-patrick-harris-tony-awards/neil-patrick-harris-wears-navy-blue-nail-polish-to-the
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 18:09
Nowadays it seems like everyone is trying out a Kickstarter – whether it’s for their own line of hand knit kitten sweaters or an out-there indie film. This raises the question – are there any projects out there unique and innovative enough for you to actually share some of your hard-earned dollars with? Well, we found a couple that really caught our eye. We can’t wait to see them thrive!The BeautyBeamHave you ever found that your lamp doesn’t quite cut it when doing detailed nail art? Whether your vision is a little lacking (happens to all of us), you’re getting shadows, or just could benefit...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/the-beautybeam-lani-organizer/the-beauty-industry-kickstarters-you-should-back
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 13:35
A dreamy watercolor technique makes these poppies almost as alluring as those in The Wizard of Oz. Though Lucie of Lucy’s Stash is a never-ending supply of new mani ideas, she was inspired to try particular look for the Nailvengers Assemble Challenge  – where five nail bloggers (including the The Nailasaurus and One Nail To Rule Them All) post nail art of a common theme on the last day of each month. This month: florals! Watch Lucie’s tutorial below to see how her look was achieved. See more tutorials by Lucie:Check out more of Lucie's work on her blog, Lucy's Stash.Facebook:...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/lucys-stash-nailvengers-assemble-challenge-the-nailasaurus-one-nail-to-rule-them-all
Friday, June 6, 2014 - 13:35
A dreamy watercolor technique makes these poppies almost as alluring as those in The Wizard of Oz. Though Lucie of Lucy’s Stash is a never-ending supply of new mani ideas, she was inspired to try particular look for the Nailvengers Assemble Challenge  – where five nail bloggers (including the The Nailasaurus and One Nail To Rule Them All) post nail art of a common theme on the last day of each month. This month: florals! Watch Lucie’s tutorial below to see how her look was achieved. See more tutorials by Lucie:Check out more of Lucie's work on her blog, Lucy's Stash.Facebook:...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/lucys-stash-nailvengers-assemble-challenge-the-nailasaurus-one-nail-to-rule-them-all
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 18:01
Over the past few years, the explosion of indie nail polishes have rocked the entire nail community, changing the way we look at polish as well as the types of polishes available on the market. Now, instead of a world of only opaque, crème shades and occasional glitters, there is a whole universe of different texture, sparkle, and iridescence to choose from. For instance, are you sure you know what a crelly is? And what’s the difference between a crelly and a jelly? You mean a jelly sandwich isn’t just something you eat?! What separates a holo from a shimmer? No worries, Roselynn Mercedes...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/little-nail-girl-lacquer-sincerely-polish-cdb-lacquer-supernatural-lacquer-heather%E2%80%99s
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 18:01
Over the past few years, the explosion of indie nail polishes have rocked the entire nail community, changing the way we look at polish as well as the types of polishes available on the market. Now, instead of a world of only opaque, crème shades and occasional glitters, there is a whole universe of different texture, sparkle, and iridescence to choose from. For instance, are you sure you know what a crelly is? And what’s the difference between a crelly and a jelly? You mean a jelly sandwich isn’t just something you eat?! What separates a holo from a shimmer? No worries, Roselynn Mercedes...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/little-nail-girl-lacquer-sincerely-polish-cdb-lacquer-supernatural-lacquer-heather%E2%80%99s
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 17:01
With Angelina Jolie’s new Maleficent just hitting theaters, the Sleeping Beauty villainess has become a style icon as of late. The Disney icon has now become a beauty icon, inspiring a cosmetics line from MAC, countless makeup tutorials, and even nail art.Thus, we weren’t at all surprised to hear that at the movie’s premiere, Jolie chose an especially chic shade for her nails: CND VINYLUX® Weekly Polish in Black Pool, applied by celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo. The feisty midnight color in the flexible, shiny color makes the perfect match to the star’s jet leather dress. Now we’re tempted to...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/angelina-jolie-maleficent-cnd-vinylux/angelia-jolie-wears-cnd-vinylux%C2%AE-to-maleficent
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 17:01
With Angelina Jolie’s new Maleficent just hitting theaters, the Sleeping Beauty villainess has become a style icon as of late. The Disney icon has now become a beauty icon, inspiring a cosmetics line from MAC, countless makeup tutorials, and even nail art.Thus, we weren’t at all surprised to hear that at the movie’s premiere, Jolie chose an especially chic shade for her nails: CND VINYLUX® Weekly Polish in Black Pool, applied by celebrity manicurist Emi Kudo. The feisty midnight color in the flexible, shiny color makes the perfect match to the star’s jet leather dress. Now we’re tempted to...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/angelina-jolie-maleficent-cnd-vinylux/angelia-jolie-wears-cnd-vinylux%C2%AE-to-maleficent
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 14:22
The summer heat can dry out the delicate skin of your lips, and plain lip balm pales (literally!) in comparison to this season’s neon prints and tan skin. That’s why we’re all about swapping out your usual lip treatment for a Palladio High Intensity Lip Balm. These colored balms do triple duty: shea butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil deliver natural hydration, intense pigments give you gorgeous skin-flattering color, and a pearlescent effect provides a fresh, long-lasting shine! To suit everyone’s fancy, Palladio has eight different shades, ranging from warm nudes to cool pinks. Check them out...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/palladio/try-these-colorful-hydrating-palladio-lip-balms
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 14:22
The summer heat can dry out the delicate skin of your lips, and plain lip balm pales (literally!) in comparison to this season’s neon prints and tan skin. That’s why we’re all about swapping out your usual lip treatment for a Palladio High Intensity Lip Balm. These colored balms do triple duty: shea butter, jojoba oil, and olive oil deliver natural hydration, intense pigments give you gorgeous skin-flattering color, and a pearlescent effect provides a fresh, long-lasting shine! To suit everyone’s fancy, Palladio has eight different shades, ranging from warm nudes to cool pinks. Check them out...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/palladio/try-these-colorful-hydrating-palladio-lip-balms
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 15:20
A good chevron stripe nail should be a staple in everyone’s nail art repertoire. Galina (@yagala on Instagram) from Okinawa in Japan showed how she uses nail decals to quickly and easily do those zigzags in bright colors. Click through to see. »You will need:Silver polish as a base color. I use Sally Hansen Celeb CityBright neon polishes. I use China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle (green), Flip Flop Fantasy (pink); Zoya Charisma (purple)Nail vinyls (These are from Instagram’s @teismom)TweezersSeche Vite top coat1) Start by painting your nails with a silver polish.2) Once the base color is...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/yagala-seche-vite-china-glaze-zoya-sally-hansen/nail-art-tutorial-the-chevron-stripe
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 15:20
A good chevron stripe nail should be a staple in everyone’s nail art repertoire. Galina (@yagala on Instagram) from Okinawa in Japan showed how she uses nail decals to quickly and easily do those zigzags in bright colors. Click through to see. »You will need:Silver polish as a base color. I use Sally Hansen Celeb CityBright neon polishes. I use China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle (green), Flip Flop Fantasy (pink); Zoya Charisma (purple)Nail vinyls (These are from Instagram’s @teismom)TweezersSeche Vite top coat1) Start by painting your nails with a silver polish.2) Once the base color is...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/yagala-seche-vite-china-glaze-zoya-sally-hansen/nail-art-tutorial-the-chevron-stripe
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 16:00
Win Nubar V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector! Father’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to be on the lookout for a gift. If you’re short on ideas, we have one: the Nubar V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector. The matte topper dries quickly, protects and brings strength to natural nails, and is enriched with nail protein, calcium, as well as vitamins C, D, and E. This week, we’re giving away a free bottle to 10 winners! The only question is, if you win, will you give it to dad or keep it for yourself? We’ll leave that up to you! ENTER HERE ON FACEBOOK » HURRY! Contest...
http://www.nailitmag.com/giveaway-nubar-men
Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 16:00
Win Nubar V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector! Father’s Day is fast approaching, so it’s time to be on the lookout for a gift. If you’re short on ideas, we have one: the Nubar V For Men Matte Finish Nail Protector. The matte topper dries quickly, protects and brings strength to natural nails, and is enriched with nail protein, calcium, as well as vitamins C, D, and E. This week, we’re giving away a free bottle to 10 winners! The only question is, if you win, will you give it to dad or keep it for yourself? We’ll leave that up to you! ENTER HERE ON FACEBOOK » HURRY! Contest...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=giveaway-nubar-men
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:10
With all the bright and fabulous colors out there, sometimes it's hard to choose which new summery shades to stock up on. From the vast ocean of possibilities, Nicole Brackett, an experienced swatcher, selected her must-have shades for the season. She's broken them done here:China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy: One of my first neons that I fell in love with. It is a beautiful coral pink that pops on every skin tone.OPI A Roll In The Hague: Orange is a perfect shade to wear in the summer and this one is mega-bright.Orly Glowstick: This neon yellow is my favorite, it's super bright and I love to pair...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/china-glaze-opi-orly-island-girl-essie/the-6-polishes-you-need-for-summer
Friday, May 30, 2014 - 15:10
With all the bright and fabulous colors out there, sometimes it's hard to choose which new summery shades to stock up on. From the vast ocean of possibilities, Nicole Brackett, an experienced swatcher, selected her must-have shades for the season. She's broken them done here:China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy: One of my first neons that I fell in love with. It is a beautiful coral pink that pops on every skin tone.OPI A Roll In The Hague: Orange is a perfect shade to wear in the summer and this one is mega-bright.Orly Glowstick: This neon yellow is my favorite, it's super bright and I love to pair...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/china-glaze-opi-orly-island-girl-essie/the-6-polishes-you-need-for-summer

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