Essie Nail Polish Spring 2014

I love Essie's latest nail polish collection. Six irresistible shades perfect for Spring. The collection features two shades of blue ("Hide and Go Chic" and "Truth or Flare"),  three shades of pink  ("Romper Room", "Spin the Bottle", "Style Hunter"), and one lovely pistachio green ("Fashion … [Read more...]

Spruce Up Your Nail Polish

Tired of all your nail polish? Do you have a few bottles you hate and feel guilty about not using? Or do you get bored half way through your manicure like I do? The last few weeks I have been going crazy with glitter top coats and highly suggest (if you haven't already) adding a glitter top coat to … [Read more...]

Black Latex Nail Polish

If you have not been too sure you wanted to try the hot nail trend involving black nail polish then you definitely have to try the Cleopatra Black Latex from Julep. I have tried a few black nail polish brands but this is my favorite. Most recently I combined it with Avon's Racy red nail polish for … [Read more...]

Textured Nails

This summer Sally Hansen released two textured nail polishes. I happened upon them quite accidentally, on sale, at the local drugstore and had to pick some up. While both textured formulas come in a few color options I only picked one of each. Fuzzy Coat Nail Polish The first one I grabbed was the … [Read more...]

Couture de Minnie by OPI

Attention Disney fans! OPI has launched a collection based on one of our favorite ladies - Couture de Minnie! Now you can have the classic style of Minnie Mouse. This collection is super fun: 1. Minnie Style: white and red glitter 2. Chic from Ears to Tail: bubblegum pink 3. … [Read more...]

Best of Beauty: Nail Art Dotting Tools

For the last few months I have been dabbling in nail polish and nail art more than I have in the past. It started mainly because I thought having pretty nails would keep me from continuing to damage my cuticles and nail beds. I was right. One of the easiest ways to venture into the world of nail … [Read more...]

The Simple French Manicure

Do not let the "French Manicure" part of the above title chase you away. This tutorial is much easier and provides a natural appearance that is perfect for every day wear or any occasion where you do not want your nails dominating your appearance but still want a more than natural look. You … [Read more...]

Pink Nails for Spring

Around this time of year, I shift up my nail polish routine from the reds, light pinks, and taupes of winter to the bright pinks of summer. There are so many fun pinks to try! I love Essie's "Pansy", China Glaze's "Flirty Tankini", and L'Oreal Paris' "Check Me Out". But admittedly, I continue … [Read more...]

Boho Glam Love

My first Julep Maven box arrived this month and Julep did not disappoint with my Boho Glam style selection. If you are not familiar with Julep they are a toxin free nail polish company that offers a monthly mail order program throughout the U.S. and Canada. Basically you sign up by filling out their … [Read more...]