Mani Monday: Polka-Dot Party

Let’s continue spreading  Holiday Cheer with fun Polka-Dot & Turquoise Mani! This winter inspired manicure is incredibly easy to do and is a fun way to get away from the red & green. 
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Mani Monday: Turquoise Sparkle
  1. Essie Grow Stronger Base Coat Smoot + Protect – I have noticed that my nails are getting really brittle with the cold winter weather, make sure to to add a base coat to prevent breaks and staining.
  2. China Glaze Neon Turned Up Turquoise – This show-stopping colour goes on matte but with a hint of shimmer! It looks amazing as is and changes a bit with the light. The picture above looks much more blue but it is more of a turquoise 😉
  3. China Glaze Platinum Silver – This high-shine polish is really cute for accenting nails. If you want really wow the crowd, wear it on all your nails for extra glitter!
  4. Topshop Nail Dotting Tool – This tool will help you complete the look, I dabbed some the silver polish on some tin foil and dipped the smaller end in. Next, dot your nail and re-dip when necessary; for this look I dotted opposite corners of the nails with more of a randomized pattern but the possibilities are endless!

Mani-Monday: Halloween Inspired Nailart

Goulish Greetings, are you in the mood for some spooky good fun? Here is how I created this Halloween inspired nail art: 

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Nail Art: Halloween

1. Start with an orange base (you may want to use a base coat like Essie’s Grow Faster to prevent staining!). I paint 2-3 coats for an even colour.

2. Next, use a polka-dot/ glitter top coat (I used the one pictured above). To prevent big globs of spots, try to evenly distribute the spots, I start at the base of the nail and drag downwards.

3. I cannot rave enough about Seche Vite Top Coat, it dries amazingly fast, last forever, and gives a shellac type shine and thickness. The best way to apply is to apply a droplet (at the base of the nail), wipe the excess off of the brush and then sweep the brush down the nail.

4. For the grand finale. I added Nails Inc. Matte Top Coat to give a cool texture. I love the way it makes the orange pop!

6 Fall Nail Trends

6 Fall Nail Trends
1. Hollographic – This trend is a shape-shift of metallic colours that mimic the changing of the seasons. So embrace the psychedelic craze with some wonderfully eye-catching, colour-changing shades.
Sephora OPI – S-age is Just a Number
ESSIE – For The Twill of It
Maybelline Color Show – Mystic Green
2. Opaque – Cozy on up to some darker, richer hues. Opaque jewel tones make a major comeback for fall fashion.
MAC – Rebel
ESSIE – After School Boy
Sephora OPI – Caught With My Khakis Down
3. Metallics – Shine on! The metallic trend keeps on keeping on with some updated fall colours. Think rich bronze, pewter and jewel tones when choosing a fall metallic.
ESSIE – Trophy Wife
Sephora OPI – Shiny Dancer
China Glaze – Ingrid
4. Neutrals – Keep things fuss-free with a classic nude nail. This is a versatile and sophisticated color choice making it easy to pair with everything from those taupe booties to your pumpkin spice latte.
OPI – Berlin There Done That
MAC – Hanging Loose
ESSIE – Hot Coco
5. Glitter – BAM! For a fun statement go for glitter. This is a glamorous look whether its your whole hand, just the tips or some dainty accent nails.
Deborah Lippmann – Let’s Go Crazy
Nicole OPI – Rainbow in the S-Kylie
ORLY – Watch It Glitter
6 – Top Coats – Change up your finishing move with a new effect this season. Matte, glow in the dark and classic gel-like shine are musts this season!
OPI – Matte Top Coat
Ciate – Glow in the Dark Top Coat
Seche Vite – Classic Top Coat