Monday, October 28, 2013

Things We Love: Halloween-Inspired Nail Art

We can’t resist some good nail art… especially when it is Halloween themed!  Get into the scary spirit and “dress up” your nails with a fun (or creepy) Halloween-inspired manicure.  We found a few fabulous ideas from spider webs to blood splatter to eye balls!  Check it out …

 

halloween nail art spider web orange

halloween nail art black white

halloween nail art blood spatter

halloween nail art candy corn

halloween nail art eyes black

halloween nail art skull

Friday, September 20, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Skinny French Manicure

We love the elegance of a French Manicure.  It is a simple, classic style that works for any age and personal style!  But sometimes you want to take a classic and add a twist, which is why we love these thin french manicure inspirations.  Just by thinning the tips you can change the style ever so slightly in order to make your personal mark on this classic look!

 

thin french manicure pink grey

french manicure white blue

french manicure grey green

thin french manicure clear orange

thin french manicure purple blue yellow

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Things We Love: SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer

sparitual vegan nail laquer

There is so much amazing nail art out there right now and we love to partake!  BUT, a lot of nail polish on the market right now contains ingredients that can be harmful to your skin and nails.  However,  SpaRitual lacquers are vegan and free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and DBP.  SpaRitual does not test on animals or use animal by-products in any formulations.  In other words, this is an amazing product that we just can’t get enough of!

 

Each nail color is carefully hand-blended for superior shine, dry time, and coverage. They are crafted in Italy from reusable glass, PLUS each nail lacquer is topped with a sleek, patented Plum Cap® that opens easily with a non- slip grip.

 

AND SpaRitual nail polishes DO NOT have any of the following
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan

 

Basically, the next time you are thinking about painting your nails, reach for a bottle of SpaRitual Vegan Nail Lacquer!  There are a ton of amazing colors to choose from right now on Sephora.com!

 

Now that you’ve got your polish, here’s some fun nail art inspiration to perfect your gorgeous, AND HEALTHY, look! Click HERE!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Things We Love: PixieDust by Zoya

Sprinkle a little Pixie Dust into your summer!  Zoya has added some exciting new colors to their PixieDust nail polish line!  These colors are nail art all on their own, so go ahead and dazzle everyone with your shimmery nails! Our personal favorite? “Godiva”, their glamorous & glitzy gold. The perfect accent to the summer sun :)

zoya pixie dust nail polish yellow orange purple blue

For product info and to see more colors click here!

 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Ooh La Trend: Stripe Manicure

Stripes remind us of a nautical theme… which remind us of the summer… which of course, is a season we love!  So why not celebrate the upcoming summer with some nautical stripe nail art!  You can stripe any way you choose from neutral colors, to sparkling shades, to bright colors on each nail, and even different types of stripes on each nail!

 

Check out a few of the fun stripe nail art inspirations that we are dying to try…

peach white stripe nails

silver grey stripe nails

manicure stripes dressed up nails

colorful strip nail art

black gold stripe nail

 

What is your favorite way to stripe?

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Skinny Tips: DIY Watercolor Nail Art

We love the nail art trend, but it can get a little pricey to constantly visit the nail salon! As a result, we found this easy Watercolor Nail Art tutorial that you can do at home. It looks professional without the time and money it takes to go to the salon! We love colorful & affordable tricks that keep us fabulous from our heads down to our watercolored toes!

 

diy watercolor nails

 

You’ll need:

 

3 nail polishes

 

Sponge

 

Piece of paper

 

 

How to get the look:

 

Paint your nails with the base colour, and make sure the nails are dry before the next step.

 

To prepare the sponge, use an ordinary makeup sponge and cut one sponge into six small pieces because you’ll only need a small piece.

 

Place a small amount of polish on a piece of paper, and pick up some polish with the sponge.

 

Dab a few times on the paper to get excess polish off the sponge.

 

Tap the sponge on your nail a few times.

 

Repeat step 3 to 5 using other polish.

 

Apply top coat to smooth the lines.

 

 

DIY Source: Small Good Things

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Skinny Tips: Homemade Cuticle Cream

Want to make your own cuticle cream in the comfort of your own home?

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Here’s an easy & fun recipe with no chemicals added!
Whip up your own Honey Cuticle Cream in less than five minutes flat. And recycle your metal Altoid tins! How perfect is that?
DIY Honey Cuticle Cream
1.5 ounces beeswax
3 ounces apricot kernel oil (substitute half of the apricot kernel oil with SkinOwl’s Argan Infusion for even more hydration)
1 tablespoon honey
Melt the wax and oil in the microwave, stir in the honey, and pour into tins or other containers.
Lather and enjoy!
Re-blogged from Le Petit Happy