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Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:09
Meet Cindy, the founder of the glitter-saturated indie known as Shimmer Polish. Get the scoop on the maker and her tips in our interview with her below.Us: How long have you been making your own polish? Cindy: Just about 2 years now; it’s been wonderful growing and developing new colors and styles!How did you begin creating your own polishes? I have been making crafts for years and years. I began as a child and this just seemed like such a natural progression of my passions. I enjoy the creativity of making my own colors and I tried to create shades that I would have enjoyed looking at. I...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/shimmer-polish-opi/indie-polish-spotlight-shimmer-polish
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 14:18
We have a big surprise in store for you! Up until now, Nail It! has been your source for everything new and noteworthy in nails. But, for the first time ever, we’ll be igniting the next big trend with a trio of polishes we co-created with innovative beauty brand Nailtini. Our incredibly creative Beauty Director, Karie L. Frost, has been working around the clock as Nailtini's Guest Mixologist to perfect three totally imaginative shades that will make up the Nail It! for Nailtini Collection. The new hues will be available in August through The Lacquer Cabinet – Nailtini’s exclusive lacquer...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nail-its-first-collection-of-signature-nail-polish
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 14:18
We have a big surprise in store for you! Up until now, Nail It! has been your source for everything new and noteworthy in nails. But, for the first time ever, we’ll be igniting the next big trend with a trio of polishes we co-created with innovative beauty brand Nailtini. Our incredibly creative Beauty Director, Karie L. Frost, has been working around the clock as Nailtini's Guest Mixologist to perfect three totally imaginative shades that will make up the Nail It! for Nailtini Collection. The new hues will be available in August through The Lacquer Cabinet – Nailtini’s exclusive lacquer...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nail-its-first-collection-of-signature-nail-polish
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:46
These navy blue tips inspired by Spanish pottery are impressively versatile: perfect for fall, cute for summer, and easily dressed up with rings for more formal occasions. And it's not hard, either. All you'll need is two colors an a dotting tool or brush. Ruth of @ruthsnailart shows you how. »For this nail design you will need:Your favorite basecoat (I used OPI Nail Envy)Navy blue nail polish (I used Ulta Moody Blues)White striper (I used Stripe Rite) or a thin brush and white nail polishA dotting toolYour favorite top coat (I used Seche Vite)OPI Drip Dry (optional)1. Start off by painting...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/opi-ulta-stripe-rite-seche/nail-art-tutorial-spanish-pottery-design
Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:46
These navy blue tips inspired by Spanish pottery are impressively versatile: perfect for fall, cute for summer, and easily dressed up with rings for more formal occasions. And it's not hard, either. All you'll need is two colors an a dotting tool or brush. Ruth of @ruthsnailart shows you how. »For this nail design you will need:Your favorite basecoat (I used OPI Nail Envy)Navy blue nail polish (I used Ulta Moody Blues)White striper (I used Stripe Rite) or a thin brush and white nail polishA dotting toolYour favorite top coat (I used Seche Vite)OPI Drip Dry (optional)1. Start off by painting...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/opi-ulta-stripe-rite-seche/nail-art-tutorial-spanish-pottery-design
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:17
Did you know you can actually weave your nail polish? Watch as Alpana (@alpsnailart) shows how to dry your lacquer and use it to sculpt this design. » Alpana's social media:Instagram: @alpsnailartFacebook: facebook.com/alpsnailartPinterest: @alpsnailartTwitter: @alpsnailartProducts needed: OPI Alpine SnowOPI Pamplona PurpleTweezersPlastic sheet/ Sandwich bagRulerTapeOrangewood stick or cuticle pusher 1. Apply 2-3 thick coats of nail polish over a plastic sheet. Let it dry overnight.2. With the help of a metal file and ruler, create lines on the dried swatch of nail polish.3. Cut...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/opi-alpsnailart/nail-art-tutorial-woven-manicure
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 10:17
Did you know you can actually weave your nail polish? Watch as Alpana (@alpsnailart) shows how to dry your lacquer and use it to sculpt this design. » Alpana's social media:Instagram: @alpsnailartFacebook: facebook.com/alpsnailartPinterest: @alpsnailartTwitter: @alpsnailartProducts needed: OPI Alpine SnowOPI Pamplona PurpleTweezersPlastic sheet/ Sandwich bagRulerTapeOrangewood stick or cuticle pusher 1. Apply 2-3 thick coats of nail polish over a plastic sheet. Let it dry overnight.2. With the help of a metal file and ruler, create lines on the dried swatch of nail polish.3. Cut...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/opi-alpsnailart/nail-art-tutorial-woven-manicure
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 15:32
Starrily is known for over-the-top mixes that incorporate tons of glitter combined with cool effects. Join us as we talk to Mawish Ali, better known as Mawi, the polish maker behind it all!Us: So, do you have a “day job”?Mawi: I’m fully devoted to Starrily. I can honestly say that I pretty much live and breathe nail polish.  Whether it’s formulating new colors, shipping orders, taking product pictures, answering customer emails, or simply tracking inventory, Starrily keeps me on my toes. How long have you been making your own polish?I started making nail polish about 2 years ago. ...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/starrily/indie-polish-spotlight-starrily
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 15:32
Starrily is known for over-the-top mixes that incorporate tons of glitter combined with cool effects. Join us as we talk to Mawish Ali, better known as Mawi, the polish maker behind it all!Us: So, do you have a “day job”?Mawi: I’m fully devoted to Starrily. I can honestly say that I pretty much live and breathe nail polish.  Whether it’s formulating new colors, shipping orders, taking product pictures, answering customer emails, or simply tracking inventory, Starrily keeps me on my toes. How long have you been making your own polish?I started making nail polish about 2 years ago. ...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/starrily/indie-polish-spotlight-starrily
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:23
Like each piece of an outfit, each layer of this geometric nail is essential! Check out how @ressa_d puts these sleek lines together step by step. »Color and tools needed:  See more of Ressa's nail art online:Instagram: @ressa_dTwitter: @ressad_7[Images: Ressa Dennis]
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/ysl-nails-inc/nail-art-tutorial-layered-geometric-nails
Friday, May 16, 2014 - 12:23
Like each piece of an outfit, each layer of this geometric nail is essential! Check out how @ressa_d puts these sleek lines together step by step. »Color and tools needed:  See more of Ressa's nail art online:Instagram: @ressa_dTwitter: @ressad_7[Images: Ressa Dennis]
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/ysl-nails-inc/nail-art-tutorial-layered-geometric-nails
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 14:44
Ever wondered about the face behind the long, squared-off nails and crisp designs of Lucy’s Stash? Meet Lucie Hanuskova, the blogger behind it all! To get to know her a little better, we asked her a few questions about what it's like to be in the blogging world. Here's what she said...Us: What got you into nail art?Lucie: I’ve always been artistic and nail art is just another outlet that I have tried besides canvas painting, drawing, music, etc. I’ve been trying different nail art since my early teens, but back then it was usually just a single needle-drag technique. How long have you been...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/lucys-stash-picture-polish/bloggers-you-should-know-lucie-of-lucys-stash
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 14:44
Ever wondered about the face behind the long, squared-off nails and crisp designs of Lucy’s Stash? Meet Lucie Hanuskova, the blogger behind it all! To get to know her a little better, we asked her a few questions about what it's like to be in the blogging world. Here's what she said...Us: What got you into nail art?Lucie: I’ve always been artistic and nail art is just another outlet that I have tried besides canvas painting, drawing, music, etc. I’ve been trying different nail art since my early teens, but back then it was usually just a single needle-drag technique. How long have you been...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/lucys-stash-picture-polish/bloggers-you-should-know-lucie-of-lucys-stash
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 13:57
Our love of nail art is heating up with these romantic half moons. The trick to their corona effect? Sponging! Click to see how Lisa of The Polish Playground puts the look together. »What You Need:1. Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild Plastic Flamingo2. Gosh Hot Coral3. Sally Hansen I Pink I Can4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat5. French nail tip guide stickers6. Makeup sponge1. Apply Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild Plastic Flamingo as your base color and then Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to help speed up the drying time.2. After letting your base color dry completely, take some curved French nail tip stickers to...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nail-art-tutorial-the-sunburst-half-moon
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 13:57
Our love of nail art is heating up with these romantic half moons. The trick to their corona effect? Sponging! Click to see how Lisa of The Polish Playground puts the look together. »What You Need:1. Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild Plastic Flamingo2. Gosh Hot Coral3. Sally Hansen I Pink I Can4. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Top Coat5. French nail tip guide stickers6. Makeup sponge1. Apply Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild Plastic Flamingo as your base color and then Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to help speed up the drying time.2. After letting your base color dry completely, take some curved French nail tip stickers to...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nail-art-tutorial-the-sunburst-half-moon
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 14:41
Get a manicure that looks just like gel without the long process, UV or LED lamp, and extra supplies. This week, LVX is launching their vegan Gel Top Coat that can be applied over traditional lacquer. The Gel Top Coat makes nails look plumper, shinier, and prevents it from dulling or yellowing over time. It should be applied at least twice a week to revive your manicure and keep it lasting over time without chipping, just like a regular soak-off gel mani.You can find it online: shoplvx.com[Image: LVX]
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/lvx/new-lvx-top-coat-makes-nails-look-like-gel
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 14:41
Get a manicure that looks just like gel without the long process, UV or LED lamp, and extra supplies. This week, LVX is launching their vegan Gel Top Coat that can be applied over traditional lacquer. The Gel Top Coat makes nails look plumper, shinier, and prevents it from dulling or yellowing over time. It should be applied at least twice a week to revive your manicure and keep it lasting over time without chipping, just like a regular soak-off gel mani.You can find it online: shoplvx.com[Image: LVX]
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/lvx/new-lvx-top-coat-makes-nails-look-like-gel
Monday, May 12, 2014 - 16:30
Ann-Kristin (Instagram @annkristin0) designed these nails using Essie Nice is Nice and Good as Gold. To match the lilac-grey manicure, Doria Murphy of BeautyPopStop.com Makeup Artistry & Reviews created a soft eye look that touched on the same hues. See how Doria created it step by step by clicking through. » What you need:Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow BaseInglot #351 Eye ShadowMAC Concrete Eye ShadowMake Up For Ever Aqua Cream #26Sugarpill Frostline EyeshadowInglot #342 EyeshadowMAC Indian Ink Eye ShadowSugarpill Goldilux Chromalust loose shadowSugarpill Lumi Chromalust loose shadowUrban...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/beautypopshop-annkristin0-mac-nars-inglot-make-up-for-ever-sugarpill-urban-decay

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