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Friday, August 22, 2014

When Nails Imitate Art: Sue Tsai (again)

Nothing To Disclose If you've peeped the teaser photo I posted on Instagram & Facebook you may have seen this coming, but either way I'm sure you're going to love it!

Today brings us another member to the When Nails Imitate Art gang, and I chose Thug Wife by Sue Tsai.

About a month ago I was sitting at work at sketched out what design I wanted I wanted on each nail, and on Wednesday night I finally took the time to bring it to life.

I used a bunch of different lacquers so I'll listed them underneath the product porn pic. If you have any questions as to what shades I used on what nail, please ask in the comments and I'll tell you.
China Glaze Desert Sun | China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy | China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle | Wet n Wild Wild Shine Red Red
Square Hue Wailea | LCN Pink Pepper | Dare To Wear Flawless White | Nail the Bytch Not Ya Honey! Honey!
Essie Mojito Madness | Only Instant Artist Jet Black
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Gray Area | Bonita Shimmer Simmer

This is the second time I've done a Sue Tsai piece (see the first here) and the umpteenth edition to When Nails Imitate Art (see the others here).

Did I do the painting justice? Got any suggests for other art works? Let's chat in the comments.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zoya Nail Polish Twitter Party

You and your stylish friends are invited to talk all things Fall with ZOYA!

Join us on Twitter Wednesday, August 27th from 8-9pm EST (5-6pm PST). We'll cover the hottest nail colors for Fall, trends from the NYFW (New York Fashion Week) runways and much more (ahem, giveaways)! 

In addition, there will be a special Q&A session with the woman behind our 300+ color assortment - ZOYA's Creative Director, Rebecca Isa. So get your questions ready!

How it Works:
·         Follow @ZoyaNailPolish on Twitter.
·         Zoya will release a series of questions marked Q1, Q2, Q3, etc.
·         Reply to these questions with the corresponding A1, A2, A3, etc.
·         Use the hashtag #FALLingForZoya so Zoya (and everyone else) can find your tweets easily!
Did someone say PRIZES?! Join in on the fun and you could WIN*! Followers that participate and answer questions throughout the Twitter Party will automatically be entered to win special prizes from the Naturel 2 and Entice & Ignite Collection at random.
PLUS - Enter to win a full Fall Zoya Nail Polish Wardrobe! All you have to do is upload a picture of your ZOYA manicure at any time during the Twitter Chat (8-9pm EST) and tell us which shade(s) you're wearing to the party. Don't forget to include #FALLingForZoya. The grand prize winner will be announced at the end of the event following the Q&A session.
*Terms & Conditions: No purchase necessary to participate or win. Promotion begins Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8pm EST. Entry via Twitter ONLY - Twitter account must be on public setting and must follow @ZoyaNailPolish to be eligible to win. Giveaway winners will be DM'd codes - codes are not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Continental US only. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors, web related issues or any errors associated with declined credit cards. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. This Twitter party is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Twitter, Inc.
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Nail Art Society Something Blue Kit

Press Sample|Affiliate Link Along with getting ready for my first semester of college since January 2011, I've been catching up on previous Nail Art Society Kits, so today let's take a look back at May 2014 NAS kit

This kit was packed with goodies so I'm just going to list them below in no particular order.

Jessica Surfer Boyz N' Berry
a white, fine-point Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen
a set of The Créme Shop Nail Appliqués
2 midi rings
a nail shield 
nail scissors
2 3D nail art bows

I wanted something delicate but out of the ordinary; edgy but not super ostentatious. So I started by painting my nails with Jessica Surfer Boyz N' Berry.

After my base color was completely dry--I found out the hard way that using these pens while your polish is even slightly dentable is an absolute no-no. Unless you like really horrid looking smudges.--I drew half moons at the base of my nail beds using the Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen.

Because I needed to add something to make these nails more dramatic, I layered The Créme Shop Nail Appliqués over the entire mani to complete the look.

Quick note about these appliqués is that the removal instructions say, "[w]ash hands with soap and gently peel off." With that being said, these babies are really only good until you wash your hands, so plan your mani accordingly.

Nail Art Society is a monthly subscription box where you can have dope, pre-selected nail art goods curated by NAS Artists delivered to your door for $11.95/month. Fly nails your cup of tea? Sign up here.

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Since we're on the subject of wedding nails, click here to see the rest of my manicures dedicated to holy matrimony.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

Salon Perfect Neon Water Marble

Press Sample Earlier this week I sat down to water marble with neons. The water marble itself wasn't the issue, however, photographing said neon water marble was. But because I love you guys, I tried--really, really hard.

Before I started this water marble of Plum Sorbet, Tickled Pink, Haute Pink, Flamingo Flair, and Traffic Cone; I laid down two coats of Sugar Cube.

In real life the colors are more saturated and it's make easier to see the difference between the four shades used for this mani. For swatches of the colors individually click here and here.

Each shade Salon Perfect shade retails for $3.98 at Walmart.

Press Sample
Have you ever water marbled with neons? And then tried to photograph it? Tell me about it in the comments.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Swagger Jackin' This Is Venice

Nothing To Disc As of late, I've been going thru some screen shots on my phone and saw these nails by This Is Venice on IG, and at that moment I knew I had to recreate them. And here we are with another round of Swagger Jackin!

I used quite a few different polishes for this mani so I'll just list them with the corresponding pictures.

Dare To Wear
Private Escort | Happy Hour | Flawless White

China Glaze Sun Whorshipper | Barielle Lemondrops | China Glaze With Love

Bonita Shimmer Silver | OPI Crown Me Already | gLORIous 22K Yellow Goldleaf Topcoat

*not pictured Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black Creme & Orly Instant Artist

I thought it would be fun to throw on a bee charm form Hex Nail Jewelry on my thumb so I went for it.

I'm pretty happy with the way these turned out. What say you?
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