nail polish so that I could try my hand at a glitter gradient mani and could not find one. I decided to try making my own glitter polish and bought a clear polish and glitter from the dollar store. Big mistake. The cheaper products meant that the polish stripped the colour from the glitter...

Doing my nails is one of those jobs so it was with quite a bit of trepidation―and with myfirst natural hair salon visit still at the forefront of my mind―that I visited Kandi Apple Shoppe for their media preview and to get my nails done. I sat in the manicure chair, relinquished all...

I wanted my nails to reflect the warmth and vibrancy of warmer climates so I opted this colour blocked zig zag designed. The palette was inspired by this image by photographer Mila Victoria and used Wet N Wild Wild Shine in Sunny Side Up (the tangerine polish) and Ardene's ACO nail polish...

I used that as an opportunity to do some over-the-top with my nails. I opted for some extreme nail jewellery courtesy of a fully rhinestoned nail and contrasting animal print inspired by a design that I saw on Tumblr (which is perfect or nail art inspiration). -Septembre One blogger...

This Monday's manicure had to be a relatively simple, non-flashy one because I attended a wedding over the weekend. I took inspiration from my all-white (and gold) everything mani and decided to stick with gold microbeads and a lattice design. I used a nude base on the lattice design to hide...

I decided against the gold foil because after weeks of over-the-top nail designs I really wanted a simple design. For this manicure I used Maybelline New York Color Show in Fuchsia Fever, Revlon Nail Enamel in Posh, Maybelline New York Color Show in Fierce N Tangy, Sally Hansen Insta-Dry...

It seems the more mainstream and commonplace nail art is becoming, the more I'm drawn to simpler nail designs and treatments. This Manicure Monday I decided to go for a simple camo print accent nail with gold studs and my favourite nude nail polish. I own over 140 nail polishes and yet I do...

with a simple, minimalist manicure but I'd be lying. This design is actually the third one that I did this weekend. I didn't execute the first idea very well and I went to bed before the second design was finished and ended up with a smudgy, fuzzy mess. I did this rainbow French mani with...

The results? I ended up with some not-so-cool blobs of polish all over my nails instead of splatters. Despite my screw ups (and could-be-straighter lines) I really like the final results. Can't wait to try it again this fall with some darker shades and metallic polishes (maybe some colours...

There are a few nail art effects and combinations that I've been meaning to try but have been reluctant to attempt (didn't want to disappoint you guys with a Manicure Monday no-show) but I decided to try them out and post the results regardless of the outcome. So, this week I present to you...

 

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