This design was a relatively simple one to execute and I only used four nail polishes, a striping brush and a steady hand. For this manicure I used Gosh Cosmetics Nail Polish in Crispy Coral, Ardene ACO Nail Polish in Aruba Wave, Rimmel London French White Tip Pro in French White and Rimmel...

nail). I haven't noticed a difference in wear if Gelous is applied over a treatment coat (I like Barielle Fortifying Nail Builder, when I'm having a lot of weakness or peeling issues I put that on first). I have noticed that a coat of regular base coat and then the Gelous results in a more...

If you want to go ahead with a manicure after the paraffin treatment, you'll need to clean the oils off of your nail before nail polish application, or everything will slide right off. Using a little rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover do the trick. Make sure you throw away the wax you...

It's covered in plastic, making it super spill resistant, on both the inside and outside. It's about 6 inches by 3 inches and about 2-3 wide if full, though it collapses easily. The main pouch is one big space where I put polishes, the outside zips open as shown here. In the outside area I...

>> Spotted backstage at the Parkmoonchoo Fall 2011 show, this inky ombre manicure is a fresh way to wear dark nail polish this season — and getting the look couldn't be easier. You'll need three nail polishes: an opaque nude color, a super-dark hue, and a clear topcoat. Start by painting nails...

I'm frequently asked where I get my nails done or how often I go to the salon. The answer is that I've been twice. Ever. I just know how to clean up a manicure so it looks perfect! My favorite way to clean up a manicure is with a brush. You can see my well loved and nasty looking mani clean...

What do they all say to do? Add a few drops of nail polish remover or acetone. Never, ever do this! The remover is exactly the wrong thing to use. What you need is nail polish thinner. Nail polish thinner contains chemicals typically used as solvents in nail polish. These chemical hold...

I decided to try out a repeating geometric pattern (or what other nail art bloggers call a 'tribal' print) using some eye-catching shades. For this manicure I used Ardene ACO Nail Polish in Electric Blue, Ardene ACO Nail Polish in Jungle Green, H&M Divided Nail Polish in Summer Sunrise,...

the most commonly mentioned foods and supplements and let you know why only a few of them are worthwhile in regards to nail growth. Biotin AKA Vitamin B7, Biotin is a water soluble vitamin that is heavily involved in energy metabolism. Biotin has been studied in the treatment of something...

I just announced the new College Prepster Book Club book on Friday, but I have an extra credit read for you if you're feeling daring. The Overachievers by Alexandra Robbins I stumbled on this book while perusing the nonfiction section of the library. (That is quite an intimidating...

 

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