Posts Tagged ‘nail’

NAILED IT! ROBIN’S EGG NAILS

photos, graphic design, post by Kristin Ess

Some people are more skilled at nail art than others and some can’t wear crazy funky nail art to the office. So here’s a simple look that anyone can do no matter your skill level or work environment. It’s 2 super easy steps and a really subtle, wearable look. This happens to be my all time favorite polish combo because it’s soft and sparkly and takes about 5 minutes. Here’s how to get this Robin’s Egg mani…

  • Paint the base coat with any pastel polish. Here I used THIS ONE for the blue.
  • And top it off with THIS GLITTERY GOODNESS by Deborah Lippman. I’ve never been able to find a glitter polish quite like this one. It’s got several sizes of glitter in one bottle which is what give it the robin’s egg look.

That’s it! Sweet and simple.

AVOIDING NAIL POLISH BUBBLES

photo: spencer higgins, post designed by kristin ess

So annoying– You finish your mani, it looks amazing and then a short time later you look down to see bubbles in your polish. Here are some ways to avoid that problem… (more…)

STICKY SITUATION

photos + design by Kristin Ess

It’s really hard to get clean lines when it comes to putting stripes on manicures. I’m going to share a little DIY secret– nail polish on scotch tape. You can cut a perfect line or triangle and get a fun geometric mani. Here’s how it’s done:

  1. You’ll need polish, scissors + scotch tape.
  2. Apply polish to your tape. Whatever color you want. Let it dry (I allowed 30 minutes just to be safe).
  3. Cut strips!
  4. Cut triangles.

When you’re done, apply them to a pre-polished nail with the sticky side down. Then give it a good top coat!

MANI MONDAY

photos + post by Kristin Ess

This Mani Monday is all about clean up! When you work hard to make your nails look beeeeautiful, you must go that extra mile. I’m sure a lot of you already do this, but we see plenty of photos from people who either don’t know or just don’t do it. And let me tell you, it makes a HUGE difference! Your nails look great, but it just doesn’t look as polished (ha!) without the finishing touches. Here’s how we recommend you perfect those pretty fingers:

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