Category Archives: ManiMonday

Classic Mani Game Changer…?

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Natural nail manicures can last up to 7 days if they are properly tailored to the client. But realistically, if you have weak nails like myself, they rarely last a day without chipping. That is just my reality.  So most times, I like to opt for a gel mani.  However, I hate the time it takes to remove a gel mani. So now enters Essie, with this new gel setter top coat.  It is supposed to take your natural nail mani to a new level, giving you gel longevity and shine, but the quick removal time of a natural nail mani.  Personally, I want to get my hands on this one and see if it lives up to they hype.  Read the Nails Mag article below.

Essie Gel Setter is a gel-like top coat that will reinvigorate the classic mani without added curing or removal time. Now in the hands of nail professionals, Gel Setter creates a new gel-like service opportunity and works seamlessly with Essie’s 250+ shades. Its innovative formula features acrylates copolymer — a technology that provides a thick,…

via Essie Gel Setter Keeps Nails Shining — NAILS Magazine

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This week’s ManiMonday is by Marissa of PolishObsession. She has swatched the Zoya 2017 Charming Collection. Zoya polishes are amongst my favs because they are super creamy and smooth, and big 5 free. You can read Marissa’s review below.

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!Today, I have swatches of Zoya’s Spring 2017 Charming Collection to share with you!This collection contains three shimmers and three cremes, perfect for the season.AmiraSoft dewy blue micro-sparkleLaceyLight dewy green micro-sparkleJordanSoft blossom pink creamAbbyLight lavender creamTinaMedium amethyst creamMillieDewy violet micro-sparkleAll of these polishes applied really well and only required two coats…

via Zoya Spring 2017 Charming Collection — Polish Obsession

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Dip Acrylic System

Dip Acrylic systems have been around for some time, but they have recently made resurgence in the past year. Read this Nails Mag article for more information.

What is the difference between a dip acrylic system and a traditional liquid and powder system? Read the rest of this entry

ManiMonday: Monique Lhuillier for Essie

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Designer Monique Lhuillier has teamed with Essie for a new gel polish line. The colors are very neutral and spring, and perfect for bridal season. Essie’s gel polish line is perfectly smooth, and always shiny. They even have a vitamin strengthening base coat for those of us, like myself, whose nails can get weak from even the lightest filing. I used to love that treatment by itself.  Check out the post by Nails Mag below.

This Essie Gel Couture collection marries the designer’s famed and luxurious attention to detail with Essie’s renowned color authority. “I created shades fit for every bride, a perfect complement to unique bridal couture and natural beauty,” says the designer. Colors include Blush-Worthy, Dress is More, Berry in Love, To Have & To Gold, Sage You…

via Essie Gel Couture by Monique Lhuillier — NAILS Magazine

Mani Mondays: Hello Holo!!!

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Today’s Mani Monday Post comes from Emily at Casual Contrast. Check out her review of KBShimmers Holo polish below.

 

Provided for review Oh, KBShimmer. The love of my nail polish life! My favorite indie brand has paired up with Hella Holo Customs to bring you four of the most complex, holographic polishes they’ve ever created – absolutely gorgeous! You can purchase these beauties February 14-28, 2017 from KBShimmer, but you must be a member of the Hella…

via KBShimmer for Hella Holo Customs: Swatches & Review — Casual Contrast

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One of my fave polish bloggers gives you a seriously cute winter vampy look. I love it. Check it out below…

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!I have a vampy look to share with you today!For this mani, I used Wet n Wild Disturbia as a base. On my middle finger, I added two coats of Cult Nails Afterglow, a bronze shimmer topper. On my pinky, I added two coats of Freak Show Polish Gypsy, a sheer…

via Wet n Wild – Disturbia — Polish Obsession