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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - 11:46
When we came across Twitter's @ressad_7, we knew we had found an amazing new nail artist. Her simple swatches are gorgeous, and her photography blows us away. What really stuns us is that she has (to date) only 37 followers! If you’re looking for the next up-and-coming, start following Ressa and see her debut in this tutorial. Click through to see. »Here's what you'll need... Ressa created her own indie for the black, but you can use Orly Goth and NARS Night Breed.Step 1...Step 2...Step 3...Keep up on Ressa's latest nail art on Twitter: @ressad_7And Instagram: @instagram.com/ressa_d [...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/formula-x-orly-nars-charlotte-russe/nail-art-tutorial-triangle-nail-art
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 17:02
Meet Jennifer, the Southern belle blogger behind The Country Nail! Read on as we get to know her a little better in the interview below. What got you into nail art? I have been doing nail art since I got my first bottle of nail polish from my momma in grade school.What is your favorite color of nail polish?China Glaze Hey Sailor (I’m a sucker for sexy classy vintage reds)How many polish colors do you own?Oh geez…since my sweet peach of a hubby will see this, I’ll say 500. Yeah, 500. Which celebrity’s nails would you like to manicure and what would you do to them?The one and only Miss...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/bloggers-you-should-know-jennifer-of-the-country-nail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 17:02
Meet Jennifer, the Southern belle blogger behind The Country Nail! Read on as we get to know her a little better in the interview below. What got you into nail art? I have been doing nail art since I got my first bottle of nail polish from my momma in grade school.What is your favorite color of nail polish?China Glaze Hey Sailor (I’m a sucker for sexy classy vintage reds)How many polish colors do you own?Oh geez…since my sweet peach of a hubby will see this, I’ll say 500. Yeah, 500. Which celebrity’s nails would you like to manicure and what would you do to them?The one and only Miss...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/bloggers-you-should-know-jennifer-of-the-country-nail
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:33
Because there is no need to wait for your polish to dry in between steps, this is the perfect design when you are limited on time! Melissa, @melcisme on Instagram, created this mani in under 15 minutes! See how by clicking through. »Products used:Base Coat: Essie First BaseNude polish: L'Oréal Never-LacqueringLavender polish: Avon Loving LavenderYellow polish: Fresh Paint Alex's LemonadeGreen Polish: Fresh Paint HoneydewTop coat: Essie Good To GoGold microbeadsDotting toolStep 1: Paint nails with nude polish. I used one thick coat. Step 2: Using your dotting tool and lavender polish, create 5...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/essie-lor%C3%A9al-avon-fresh-paint-melcisme/nail-art-tutorial-easy-yellow-floral
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:33
Because there is no need to wait for your polish to dry in between steps, this is the perfect design when you are limited on time! Melissa, @melcisme on Instagram, created this mani in under 15 minutes! See how by clicking through. »Products used:Base Coat: Essie First BaseNude polish: L'Oréal Never-LacqueringLavender polish: Avon Loving LavenderYellow polish: Fresh Paint Alex's LemonadeGreen Polish: Fresh Paint HoneydewTop coat: Essie Good To GoGold microbeadsDotting toolStep 1: Paint nails with nude polish. I used one thick coat. Step 2: Using your dotting tool and lavender polish, create 5...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/essie-lor%C3%A9al-avon-fresh-paint-melcisme/nail-art-tutorial-easy-yellow-floral
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 17:15
No matter the season, metallics are always in demand. They reflect the bright colors of spring and summer, and complement dark tones of fall and winter. That's why you should try this look by Oxana of @oxygennails! Click through to learn how to do it. »For this design you will need:base coat (Orly Bonder)white nail polish (OPI Alpine Snow)four different shades of gold, silver and grey polishes (OPI Skull & Glossbones, DS Radiance, Suzi Takes The Wheel, Honey Ryder)nail tape, scissors, tweezersfine brushwhite and black acrylic paintgold square studstopcoat (Seche Vite)Step 1. Apply your...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/opi-seche-orly-oxygennails/nail-art-tutorial-x-shaped-metallic-nails
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 17:15
No matter the season, metallics are always in demand. They reflect the bright colors of spring and summer, and complement dark tones of fall and winter. That's why you should try this look by Oxana of @oxygennails! Click through to learn how to do it. »For this design you will need:base coat (Orly Bonder)white nail polish (OPI Alpine Snow)four different shades of gold, silver and grey polishes (OPI Skull & Glossbones, DS Radiance, Suzi Takes The Wheel, Honey Ryder)nail tape, scissors, tweezersfine brushwhite and black acrylic paintgold square studstopcoat (Seche Vite)Step 1. Apply your...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/opi-seche-orly-oxygennails/nail-art-tutorial-x-shaped-metallic-nails
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:27
This technique uses salt to create an incredible reaction on nails. Watch as Spektor's Nails shows you how!See more from Spektor's Nails:Blog: spektorsnails.comYoutube: youtube.com/user/spektorsnailsFacebook: facebook.com/spektorsnailsInstagram: @spektorsnailsPinterest: pinterest.com/spektorsnails [Courtesy of Judith of Spektor's Nails]
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/spektors-nails/nail-art-tutorial-salted-watercolor-technique
Monday, April 7, 2014 - 12:27
This technique uses salt to create an incredible reaction on nails. Watch as Spektor's Nails shows you how!See more from Spektor's Nails:Blog: spektorsnails.comYoutube: youtube.com/user/spektorsnailsFacebook: facebook.com/spektorsnailsInstagram: @spektorsnailsPinterest: pinterest.com/spektorsnails [Courtesy of Judith of Spektor's Nails]
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/spektors-nails/nail-art-tutorial-salted-watercolor-technique
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 14:55
Create this spring nail design using products from the new at-home party company, Finger Candy Nail Art. This bluish-green polish, Don't Teal My Heart Away, is perfectly complemented by white Darcy Marie wildflower nail decals including daisies, forget-me-nots and wild roses.How to achieve the look:1. Cover natural nail with one coat of 2-in-1 Base/Top coat. Let dry completely.2. Paint nail with one coat of Don't Teal My Heart Away (add a second coat if desired). Let dry completely.3. Using small tweezers, lift desired decal from its plastic backing and place on nail.4. Place design tape...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/finger-candy-nail-art/nail-art-tutorial-easy-teal-and-white-floral
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 14:55
Create this spring nail design using products from the new at-home party company, Finger Candy Nail Art. This bluish-green polish, Don't Teal My Heart Away, is perfectly complemented by white Darcy Marie wildflower nail decals including daisies, forget-me-nots and wild roses.How to achieve the look:1. Cover natural nail with one coat of 2-in-1 Base/Top coat. Let dry completely.2. Paint nail with one coat of Don't Teal My Heart Away (add a second coat if desired). Let dry completely.3. Using small tweezers, lift desired decal from its plastic backing and place on nail.4. Place design tape...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/finger-candy-nail-art/nail-art-tutorial-easy-teal-and-white-floral
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:27
It's easy to add a little natural sweetness to your fingertips -- and get your daily dose of fruit! Follow along as Alpana of @alpsnailart shares how to create this multi-dimensional look.  Products Used:Red Polish: Oriflame True RedGreen Polish: China Glaze StarboardBase Coat and Top Coat: Naio UKToothpickThin nail art brushSteps:1. Apply red nail polish over a base coat.2. Paint multiple coats of red polish to build up the required thickness.  Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent the red from getting too dark.3. Check the depth using a toothpick. If required,...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/oriflame-china-glaze-naio/nail-art-tutorial-strawberry-manicure
Monday, March 31, 2014 - 14:27
It's easy to add a little natural sweetness to your fingertips -- and get your daily dose of fruit! Follow along as Alpana of @alpsnailart shares how to create this multi-dimensional look.  Products Used:Red Polish: Oriflame True RedGreen Polish: China Glaze StarboardBase Coat and Top Coat: Naio UKToothpickThin nail art brushSteps:1. Apply red nail polish over a base coat.2. Paint multiple coats of red polish to build up the required thickness.  Apply a layer of top coat in between each coat to prevent the red from getting too dark.3. Check the depth using a toothpick. If required,...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/oriflame-china-glaze-naio/nail-art-tutorial-strawberry-manicure
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:41
Credit: Nicole Franklin@nailpolishwarsnailpolishwars.com Spring is in the air, and one of our latest Snapshot themes in Nail It’s March/April issue was pastel nails! We asked readers to send in their favorite rendition of muted colors, and here’s a few that caught our eye. »Cassie Lowes
@cassgoonerDebbie DeMars@runningwithlacquerJacqueline Cruz@jcee718Lindsay Veling@nailthataccentyoutube.com/user/nailthataccentnailthataccent.comMelissa Fisk@lissamel9nailrotica.comSarah Kaneuji@kirakiranailyoutube.com/user/kirakiranail@kirakiranail2
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/nailpolishwars-cassgooner-runningwithlacquer-jcee718-nailthataccent-nailrotica
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 15:41
Credit: Nicole Franklin@nailpolishwarsnailpolishwars.com Spring is in the air, and one of our latest Snapshot themes in Nail It’s March/April issue was pastel nails! We asked readers to send in their favorite rendition of muted colors, and here’s a few that caught our eye. »Cassie Lowes
@cassgoonerDebbie DeMars@runningwithlacquerJacqueline Cruz@jcee718Lindsay Veling@nailthataccentyoutube.com/user/nailthataccentnailthataccent.comMelissa Fisk@lissamel9nailrotica.comSarah Kaneuji@kirakiranailyoutube.com/user/kirakiranail@kirakiranail2
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nailpolishwars-cassgooner-runningwithlacquer-jcee718-nailthataccent-nailrotica
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:13
TarasTalons specializes in unique custom-mixed colors that are engineered specifcally for clients' individual tastes or special events! Meet polish maker Tara Clapperton and get tips for starting your own indie.How long have you been making your own polish?I have been creating my own polish for nearly two years and selling them for nearly a year!What’s your “day job”? This is my day job :)How did you begin creating your own polishes? I started blogging and also looking into nail technician courses. While practicing my polishing and nail art, I realized a lot of polishes I wanted didn’t exist...
http://www.nailitmag.com/?q=nail-designs/indie-polish-spotlight-tarastalons
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 12:13
TarasTalons specializes in unique custom-mixed colors that are engineered specifcally for clients' individual tastes or special events! Meet polish maker Tara Clapperton and get tips for starting your own indie.How long have you been making your own polish?I have been creating my own polish for nearly two years and selling them for nearly a year!What’s your “day job”? This is my day job :)How did you begin creating your own polishes? I started blogging and also looking into nail technician courses. While practicing my polishing and nail art, I realized a lot of polishes I wanted didn’t exist...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/indie-polish-spotlight-tarastalons
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 12:49
Imagine climbing to the top of an incredible summit, taking a picture, and immediately turning that photo into your very own nail wraps. Or uploading photos of fond memories you and a friend had, and then printing them as nail decals for her birthday. Well, within just a few short days, this may become a reality.The NailSnaps KickStarter project will let you take pictures of anything in the world – or use any image – and transform it into fun, wearable nail adhesives that NailSnaps prints and ships directly to you. All you’ll need to do is download the app, line your picture up with the...
http://www.nailitmag.com/nail-designs/nailsnaps/help-kickstart-a-customizable-nail-wrap-app

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