Gradient & chevrons! I did these for ohmissnails to post on her Instagram while she is away on vacation.
I used Essie Borrowed and Blue as my base color.
I created the gradient using Essie Where’s My Chauffeur and Hide & Go Chic.
After that was completely dry, I used nail vinyls from Teismom and created the chevrons with Essie Borrowed and blue.
I love this mani more than I expected. So simple, but so chic!
My The Giver themed ruffian mani using China Glaze History Of The World over Five Rules.
•Paint on your favourite base coat
• Paint your nails completely with China Glaze Five Rules
•Paint on China Glaze History Of The World like you normally would paint a nail regularly, but stay a 1-3mm away from where the edge of the light grey polish ends. This step takes practice, but is really easy once you get the hang of it.
•Paint on your favourite top coat. I used Seche Vite because it dries in minutes and always has a nice shine.
Color block half moon mani featuring Essie Urban Jungle and Chills & Thrills! This mani is super easy to achieve using the French Manicure Tip Guides (#285).
•Paint on your favourite base coat!
•Paint your nails in Essie Urban Jungle
•Wait for the polish to dry completely (to speed up this process, try using a quick dry top coat such as Seche Vite)
•Place the French tip guides where you want your moon to start
•Fill in the moon area with Essie Chills & Thrills and remove the tip guides before the paint dries
•Seal it all in with a top coat and you are done!
Today I am wearing a mani that is very fun for this time of year. It’s inspired by one I did last spring, but using brighter colors. I used Essie Where’s My Chauffeur, OPI Keeping Suzi At Bay, and OPI MY Boyfriend Scales Walls. The chevrons were done with @teismom Nail Vinyls, but the outlining was freehand (clearly!).
To replicate the accent nails, do one layer of turquoise and then a layer of white (leaving 1-2mm gap of turquoise around the cuticle and sides of your nail). After that has dried, place chevron vinyls over the nail and fill in any white areas with a dark blue. Peel off the vinyls quickly. Now all you need to do is add a thin line of turquoise to the tip of your nail and cover with a good top coat that won’t streak.
Warning: This post isn’t about nails.
I started wearing my Lock n Long Hair Extensions on June 9th. It is now August 8th, so basically I’ve had them in for 2 months. Before I ordered them, I found it really hard to decide if I should get them or not. I am in no way a professional, so I was concerned that I wouldn’t be able to install them or take care of them. Most of the reviews online were by professionals, or people who have had extensions before and knew a bit about what they were doing. Therefore, I’ve decided to give you my very unprofessional and unexperienced opinion on these extensions.
The last guest post during my vacation! I’m not happy to be flying home tomorrow, but I am happy that all of these ladies took time to help me out!
Casey is one of the nicest ladies I’ve met through Instagram and I’ve gained probably half of my followers because of her. She does awesome nails, so check her out!
“Hello everyone! I’m Casey from www.caseylanelovespolish.com, I’m so excited to be guest posting for Alicia today!
For this post I decided to try something new, and I’m really glad that I did! There have been a lot of posts around the web about these types of manicures, but mine was inspired by Gianna on Instagram. (@nailstorming) I started off trying to do triangles like she did, but it derailed pretty quickly from there. I’m still really happy with how they turned out!
For this manicure I used black acrylic paint for the lines, Pipe Dream Polish Happy Hour, High Roller, VIP Pass, and On The List, and HK Girl topcoat by Glisten and Glow. I love using these neons for nail art. They don’t require a white base, so I could paint this right over my topcoat! The polishes are so pigmented they even covered the black paint when I needed it to.
What do you all think of this type of nail art? I loved doing it, and I’m going to try it again so I will hopefully get better at it!
Thank you all for reading! And thank you again Alicia for the guest spot!!! I hope you’re enjoying your time off!!!
**Pipe Dream Polish sent some of the polishes in this post to me in exchange for an honest review.**”
Guest post by @ohmissnails! Shelly is such a sweetheart and her nail journey has been incredible to watch! Check her out (: “Hello Alicia’s lovely followers! Alicia asked me to do a guest post for her while she was on vacation (my first guest post ever I should add) and of course I accepted! At first I was thinking I’d do a vacation themed mani since she is on vacation and all… but then I remembered a mani I did long, long ago. 27 weeks ago to be exact. A mani that was inspired by the amazing Alicia herself! So, I decided to recreate that ruffian mani for you all to enjoy (I’ve had a lot of practice since then so its a WHOLE hell of a lot better than the original haha!) Polishes used – “Stevie”, “Carter”, and “Malia” by Zoya. I love an all purple mani – purple is my favorite color if you couldn’t tell lol! Anyway, enough rambling. I hope you are having an amazing vacation Alicia and thanks again for asking me to guest post for you! I really appreciate it!”