Mani-Monday: Golden Hour

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Here is a little something to cure your Monday Blues (I know mine are crippling!). This week’s Mani-Monday is inspired by that perfect time of day that turns everything gold, sparkling and magic. Many of you may know how obsessed I am with gold these days, it is the perfect tone, it’s modern, clean and luxe. To get this looks I simply put on 3 coats of the Maybelline Color Show polish in Mystic Green (perfectly named!) and then a coat of golden sparkle before topping it off with Seche Vite.
Mani-Monday: Golden Hour
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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: Neutral Glitter

A shout out to all the glamour girls out there, this look nail look is for you. Neutral tones match anything, including glitter! I especially love mixing a greige nuetral tone with a little golden glitz, it makes for a  haute Holiday 😉
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Neutral Glitter
  1. Essie Grow Faste Base Coat – A good base make a world of difference and protects your nails from discolouration. I especially love this one because it also aids in healthy nail growth!
  2. OPI Berlin There Done That – A classic neutral shade, it is perfect for all seasons and pairs nicely with an array of other hues. This is my go-to shade when I want something sophisticated and fuss-free.
  3. Nicole by OPI Kissed at Midnight – Go for Glitz! Don’t feel gilty (pun fully intended), add a little festive flare to your mani with a glitter top coat. I like painting my ring finger and thumb as accent nails to give it an extra pop.
  4. Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat – This is by far the best top-coat I have ever used. It goes on thicker but dries in ten minutes and looks just like shellac. The only down side I have found is that I have to replace it more frequently (just past the half-way point) because it gets too viscous to apply.

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