Why Nail Art? Reason 1

I get asked by a lot of people why I do nail art. So I decided to do a series of posts about why.
REASON : IT DRESSES UP YOUR NAILS

You have accessories for your outfit, why not for your nails? Here’s an example:

Before:

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After:

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You see? This is reason 1 why I do nail art!

Come back soon! Toodles!
Emma

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Last Friday was Pink Out day for breast cancer awareness, so I got into spirit by painting my nails. Since then, they have chipped, but I took a picture before I finished so I can show you guys that. Afterwards, I painted silver on the tips of all the pink nails.

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Just a note, I was painting with a broken nail, so they are a little sloppy! Sorry! If I get 20 views between now and Saturday, I will do a tutorial, so tell your friends!

Toodles!
Emma

Update

Hey guys! So I know I haven’t posted anything lately, and I’m sorry. One reason I haven’t done anything is that I ripped half of a nail off last week. It’s getting better but I can’t paint on it until its all grown out again. However, I have some new polishes and new ideas so stick with me!

Toodles!
Emma

NYC Big Money Frost Review

Sorry! I didn’t have time to do my nails this weekend, so I just decided to do a polish review! Next week will be better,I promise!

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This is two coats, although you could do more for a deeper color. The polish went on easily and smoothly, like all NYC polishes. It cost me about $5, so it is definitely a great addition to your polish collection. I use it most often for St. Patrick’s Day

Modern French Mani

Sorry it’s late! I was so busy this weekend, so I didn’t have time to paint my nails. Here is a modern twist on the classic French manicure.

1) Start with clean fingernails.

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2) Paint a base coat. This should be a light or pastel color. I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Green with Envy.

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3) Use any color nail pen to paint a triangle on the tip of the nail.

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4) With another color, paint another triangle going the other way.

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(Sorry this is a bad example!)

Hope you liked it! Make sure to leave comments! Byee!

<3 Nails!

I totally love this look!

1) Start with a basic mani.

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2) Paint your nails red. I’m using Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red, and I did one coat to get the pinkish tint.

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3) Using a pink nail pen, draw a heart in the bottom right corner of the nail.

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4) Paint alternating pink and white dots, about three going towards the upper left corner of the nail. Do the same going straight up.

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Tada! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Leave me a comment with a suggestion for my next one. I post new nail tutorials every weekend.

Minion Nails!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE the movie Despicable Me. So I decided to do minion nails! Here is a tutorial for the really cute nail art.

1) Start with a basic manicure.

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2) Paint your nails yellow. I used NYC Taxi Yellow Creme.

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3) Paint a blue line on the tip of the nail, the overalls.

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4) Draw a white circle, then outline it with black and paint a black circle inside it. Use red to create the strap.

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5) Paint a black half-circle above the overalls.

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6) Use white to draw teeth and pink or red to make a tongue (optional)

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Tada! Hoped you liked this tutorial. Make sure to comment on what you want me to do next! Bye!

Migi Nail Pen Review

If you’ve been with this blog,you’ve seen me mention nail pens a few times. My personal favorites, and the ones I’ll be using are from Migi. They cost about $25 for 8 colors, but are definitely worth it!

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First of all, I have the original set and the (not pictured) neon set. The original comes with the following colors: red, green, yellow, orange, white, black, blue, and pink. The set also comes with an instruction booklet, a cleaning needle, and an idea packet. You can also go on the website for tutorials.
I like these pens because they dispense polish nicely. You can control how much polish comes out. Also, they don’t require too much pressure from your fingers, so they don’t get cramped.
The colors are nice and dark, so you don’t have to keep reapplying the polish. All in all, I really would recommend that Migi nail art pens for your nail art collection. Have a good day, and don’t forget to request any nail tutorials that you want me to do. Toodles!

Cherry Nail Art!

One of my favorite things to do when I don’t feel like doing every nail is to paint my base coat, then only do nail art on one finger of each hand. That’s what is did for this tutorial, but you can do all your nails if you want.

1) Start with a basic manicure.

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2) Paint your nails white. I used NYC French Manicure White, and I did three coats.

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3) Using nail art pens, paint two small red dots close together.

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4) Use green to paint the stem.

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5) Repeat steps three and four all over the nail.

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6) Paint a top coat and you are done!

Sorry for the sloppiness of the nails; I was rushing! Sorry, and hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Basic Mani Skills

The worst possible nail offense a girl could commit is to go out with a beautiful mani and have horribly kept nails. Before you paint your nails, follow these steps and you will be safe from the Beauty Police!

1) Materials

You will need a few things-

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From left- cuticle pusher, nail clippers, nail cleaner, nail file, buffing block.

2) Wash your hands.

Get rid of the dirt and grime of the day. Don’t forget to moisturize!

3) Clip and file your nails.

I like to do a square shape, but it’s all preference!

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4) Push back your cuticles.

The absence of cuticles is definitely a plus in a manicure, but cutting your cuticles at home is very dangerous, so we have to settle for simply pushing them back.

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5) Clean your nails!

Dirty nails are pretty gross, especially if you’re doing an opaque color, so make sure to clean under the white part.

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6) Buff

Shiny, glowing nails are excellent even without a nail polish on. Make sure to buff every nail.

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7) Clear coat

To finish off this tutorial, paint with a clear polish. This will protect your nails and make them shiny and fresh looking!

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! See you next time!