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Santa Nails by Nailpalooza 🎅

Santa Nails by Nailpalooza 🎅

Something old, something new…
Orly’s Halo x Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. A new winter glitter and an old summer favorite that doubles as a great wintry blue.

PS- Sorry we have been absent from Nailpalooza! We are both very busy and hope to get back to blogging ASAP

Something old, something new…

Orly’s Halo x Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. A new winter glitter and an old summer favorite that doubles as a great wintry blue.

PS- Sorry we have been absent from Nailpalooza! We are both very busy and hope to get back to blogging ASAP

Summer pinstripe using Essie’s “A Crewed Interest”. Cute and easy/simple!

Summer pinstripe using Essie’s “A Crewed Interest”. Cute and easy/simple!

My best friend surprised me with Comic Con tickets for my birthday to meet John Cena (yes I watch wwe) so of course I had to do my nails for it! We went yesterday and it was one of the best days of my life! He is gorgeous and perfect and oh my (im on the left bawling…)

My best friend surprised me with Comic Con tickets for my birthday to meet John Cena (yes I watch wwe) so of course I had to do my nails for it! We went yesterday and it was one of the best days of my life! He is gorgeous and perfect and oh my (im on the left bawling…)

Fishtail nails! 
I’ve been wanting to try this design, and after getting my hands on Essie’s Tart Deco i had the perf summer combo. 
On the nail wheel, the design came out pretty good but when I painted my left hand with my dominant hand it was very awkward (as you can see in the picture). It was so much easier with my non dominant hand! Idk but I’ll take it!
I really like this pattern and will definitely be trying it again sometime soon.

Fishtail nails!
I’ve been wanting to try this design, and after getting my hands on Essie’s Tart Deco i had the perf summer combo.
On the nail wheel, the design came out pretty good but when I painted my left hand with my dominant hand it was very awkward (as you can see in the picture). It was so much easier with my non dominant hand! Idk but I’ll take it!
I really like this pattern and will definitely be trying it again sometime soon.

Birthday nails! Microbeads are great for caviar AND perfect for sprinkles :)

Birthday nails! Microbeads are great for caviar AND perfect for sprinkles :)

Pastels are definitely one of our favorite trends this summer..especially Essie’s Mint Candy Apple! The gold glitter is from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Pastels are definitely one of our favorite trends this summer..especially Essie’s Mint Candy Apple! The gold glitter is from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Summer sponge gradient using Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Flamingo :)

Summer sponge gradient using Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Flamingo :)

Not the best picture, but let’s talk Water Marbling!
This was my first attempt at marbling. After watching many tutorials and testing out our polishes, I found that China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie brand polishes work the best. It really is just trial and error.
For my particular design I used China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasyand Electric Pineapple and Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away. I also applied a thin coat of white before marbling.
I used a large-rimmed styrofoam cup filled with distilled, room temp water. I had previously experimented with different water types and found that this worked best with all of our polishes.
The actual process is not difficult. Taping cuticles can get pretty tedious and I would say that clean up took longer than actually marbling. For my first time I think it turned out pretty good and I’m excited to try it some more!
Feel free to ask any questions!!!

Not the best picture, but let’s talk Water Marbling!

This was my first attempt at marbling. After watching many tutorials and testing out our polishes, I found that China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie brand polishes work the best. It really is just trial and error.

For my particular design I used China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasyand Electric Pineapple and Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away. I also applied a thin coat of white before marbling.

I used a large-rimmed styrofoam cup filled with distilled, room temp water. I had previously experimented with different water types and found that this worked best with all of our polishes.

The actual process is not difficult. Taping cuticles can get pretty tedious and I would say that clean up took longer than actually marbling. For my first time I think it turned out pretty good and I’m excited to try it some more!

Feel free to ask any questions!!!

He once was a little green ball of clay…GUMBY! I painted my nails green.  It was sooo boring.  But I loved the color because it instantly reminded me of Gumby (my favorite television show when I was growing up).  So, I did what all nailistas would do: I grabbed some brushes and started painting the characters on my nails.  I included a blockhead, even though they’re the bad guys, because sometimes they weren’t SO bad.  Which character is your favorite?
[Don’t know Gumby?  Read more about Art Clokey and Gumby!]

He once was a little green ball of clay…GUMBY! I painted my nails green.  It was sooo boring.  But I loved the color because it instantly reminded me of Gumby (my favorite television show when I was growing up).  So, I did what all nailistas would do: I grabbed some brushes and started painting the characters on my nails.  I included a blockhead, even though they’re the bad guys, because sometimes they weren’t SO bad.  Which character is your favorite?

[Don’t know Gumby?  Read more about Art Clokey and Gumby!]

Pretty party!  For once, I am not wearing teal or blue on my nails.  Opted for bright fuchsia and multi-color sparkles with rhinestone accents.  I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.  I just miss my blues :)

Pretty party!  For once, I am not wearing teal or blue on my nails.  Opted for bright fuchsia and multi-color sparkles with rhinestone accents.  I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.  I just miss my blues :)

I got 99 problems and my nails ain’t one.  So since Christmas, I have been holding onto a gift card for an art supply store.  I finally decided to splurge and buy some gold flakes, as we both have seen a couple manicures that were beautiful and made use of some.  It’s difficult to work with, and hard to apply accurately as I have no experience or technique, but the results are AWESOME!  I opted to apply it abstractly since this was my first shot at it, but I want to try some more defined shapes next time.  Any tips for application in the future?

[Peach/pink lace scarf for sale here.]

Val had earlier mentioned how Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is hard to photograph, and it definitely is because it is so shiny/sparkly. It’s pretty opaque for a glitter polish, and this is one coat over China Glaze’s Re-fresh Mint.They’re both great additions for spring time.

Val had earlier mentioned how Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is hard to photograph, and it definitely is because it is so shiny/sparkly. It’s pretty opaque for a glitter polish, and this is one coat over China Glaze’s Re-fresh Mint.They’re both great additions for spring time.

I haven’t posted in ages! But I am now on Spring Break and am hoping to catch up a bit…This manicure is one coat of Orly’s Passion Fruit (which explains the translucence on the tips) with one coat of Essie’s Shine of the Times.Passion Fruit is one of our favorite neon pinks, and we also love Shine of the Times to brighten up any mani.

I haven’t posted in ages! But I am now on Spring Break and am hoping to catch up a bit…This manicure is one coat of Orly’s Passion Fruit (which explains the translucence on the tips) with one coat of Essie’s Shine of the Times.Passion Fruit is one of our favorite neon pinks, and we also love Shine of the Times to brighten up any mani.

Mermaid’s dream glitter explosion.  So this Deborah Lippmann polish is gorgeous, and so glittery that taking an accurate photo of the color is nearly impossible (think constant glare).  It’s a seafoam green with a golden shimmer and turquoise glitters throughout, it looked rather translucent at first but I only needed two coats.  As if it wasn’t glittery enough, I added some Milani - Teal glitters at the base of each nail, with clear rhinestones on the ring fingers to mimic the look of “bubbles.”  The result = splashtastic.

Mermaid’s dream glitter explosion.  So this Deborah Lippmann polish is gorgeous, and so glittery that taking an accurate photo of the color is nearly impossible (think constant glare).  It’s a seafoam green with a golden shimmer and turquoise glitters throughout, it looked rather translucent at first but I only needed two coats.  As if it wasn’t glittery enough, I added some Milani - Teal glitters at the base of each nail, with clear rhinestones on the ring fingers to mimic the look of “bubbles.”  The result = splashtastic.

Santa Nails by Nailpalooza 🎅

Santa Nails by Nailpalooza 🎅

Something old, something new…
Orly’s Halo x Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. A new winter glitter and an old summer favorite that doubles as a great wintry blue.

PS- Sorry we have been absent from Nailpalooza! We are both very busy and hope to get back to blogging ASAP

Something old, something new…

Orly’s Halo x Essie’s Mint Candy Apple. A new winter glitter and an old summer favorite that doubles as a great wintry blue.

PS- Sorry we have been absent from Nailpalooza! We are both very busy and hope to get back to blogging ASAP

Summer pinstripe using Essie’s “A Crewed Interest”. Cute and easy/simple!

Summer pinstripe using Essie’s “A Crewed Interest”. Cute and easy/simple!

My best friend surprised me with Comic Con tickets for my birthday to meet John Cena (yes I watch wwe) so of course I had to do my nails for it! We went yesterday and it was one of the best days of my life! He is gorgeous and perfect and oh my (im on the left bawling…)

My best friend surprised me with Comic Con tickets for my birthday to meet John Cena (yes I watch wwe) so of course I had to do my nails for it! We went yesterday and it was one of the best days of my life! He is gorgeous and perfect and oh my (im on the left bawling…)

Fishtail nails! 
I’ve been wanting to try this design, and after getting my hands on Essie’s Tart Deco i had the perf summer combo. 
On the nail wheel, the design came out pretty good but when I painted my left hand with my dominant hand it was very awkward (as you can see in the picture). It was so much easier with my non dominant hand! Idk but I’ll take it!
I really like this pattern and will definitely be trying it again sometime soon.

Fishtail nails!
I’ve been wanting to try this design, and after getting my hands on Essie’s Tart Deco i had the perf summer combo.
On the nail wheel, the design came out pretty good but when I painted my left hand with my dominant hand it was very awkward (as you can see in the picture). It was so much easier with my non dominant hand! Idk but I’ll take it!
I really like this pattern and will definitely be trying it again sometime soon.

Birthday nails! Microbeads are great for caviar AND perfect for sprinkles :)

Birthday nails! Microbeads are great for caviar AND perfect for sprinkles :)

Pastels are definitely one of our favorite trends this summer..especially Essie’s Mint Candy Apple! The gold glitter is from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Pastels are definitely one of our favorite trends this summer..especially Essie’s Mint Candy Apple! The gold glitter is from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

Summer sponge gradient using Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Flamingo :)

Summer sponge gradient using Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Flamingo :)

Not the best picture, but let’s talk Water Marbling!
This was my first attempt at marbling. After watching many tutorials and testing out our polishes, I found that China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie brand polishes work the best. It really is just trial and error.
For my particular design I used China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasyand Electric Pineapple and Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away. I also applied a thin coat of white before marbling.
I used a large-rimmed styrofoam cup filled with distilled, room temp water. I had previously experimented with different water types and found that this worked best with all of our polishes.
The actual process is not difficult. Taping cuticles can get pretty tedious and I would say that clean up took longer than actually marbling. For my first time I think it turned out pretty good and I’m excited to try it some more!
Feel free to ask any questions!!!

Not the best picture, but let’s talk Water Marbling!

This was my first attempt at marbling. After watching many tutorials and testing out our polishes, I found that China Glaze, OPI, Sally Hansen and Essie brand polishes work the best. It really is just trial and error.

For my particular design I used China Glaze’s Flip Flop Fantasyand Electric Pineapple and Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away. I also applied a thin coat of white before marbling.

I used a large-rimmed styrofoam cup filled with distilled, room temp water. I had previously experimented with different water types and found that this worked best with all of our polishes.

The actual process is not difficult. Taping cuticles can get pretty tedious and I would say that clean up took longer than actually marbling. For my first time I think it turned out pretty good and I’m excited to try it some more!

Feel free to ask any questions!!!

He once was a little green ball of clay…GUMBY! I painted my nails green.  It was sooo boring.  But I loved the color because it instantly reminded me of Gumby (my favorite television show when I was growing up).  So, I did what all nailistas would do: I grabbed some brushes and started painting the characters on my nails.  I included a blockhead, even though they’re the bad guys, because sometimes they weren’t SO bad.  Which character is your favorite?
[Don’t know Gumby?  Read more about Art Clokey and Gumby!]

He once was a little green ball of clay…GUMBY! I painted my nails green.  It was sooo boring.  But I loved the color because it instantly reminded me of Gumby (my favorite television show when I was growing up).  So, I did what all nailistas would do: I grabbed some brushes and started painting the characters on my nails.  I included a blockhead, even though they’re the bad guys, because sometimes they weren’t SO bad.  Which character is your favorite?

[Don’t know Gumby?  Read more about Art Clokey and Gumby!]

Pretty party!  For once, I am not wearing teal or blue on my nails.  Opted for bright fuchsia and multi-color sparkles with rhinestone accents.  I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.  I just miss my blues :)

Pretty party!  For once, I am not wearing teal or blue on my nails.  Opted for bright fuchsia and multi-color sparkles with rhinestone accents.  I don’t love it, but I don’t hate it either.  I just miss my blues :)

I got 99 problems and my nails ain’t one.  So since Christmas, I have been holding onto a gift card for an art supply store.  I finally decided to splurge and buy some gold flakes, as we both have seen a couple manicures that were beautiful and made use of some.  It’s difficult to work with, and hard to apply accurately as I have no experience or technique, but the results are AWESOME!  I opted to apply it abstractly since this was my first shot at it, but I want to try some more defined shapes next time.  Any tips for application in the future?

[Peach/pink lace scarf for sale here.]

Val had earlier mentioned how Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is hard to photograph, and it definitely is because it is so shiny/sparkly. It’s pretty opaque for a glitter polish, and this is one coat over China Glaze’s Re-fresh Mint.They’re both great additions for spring time.

Val had earlier mentioned how Deborah Lippmann’s Mermaid’s Dream is hard to photograph, and it definitely is because it is so shiny/sparkly. It’s pretty opaque for a glitter polish, and this is one coat over China Glaze’s Re-fresh Mint.They’re both great additions for spring time.

I haven’t posted in ages! But I am now on Spring Break and am hoping to catch up a bit…This manicure is one coat of Orly’s Passion Fruit (which explains the translucence on the tips) with one coat of Essie’s Shine of the Times.Passion Fruit is one of our favorite neon pinks, and we also love Shine of the Times to brighten up any mani.

I haven’t posted in ages! But I am now on Spring Break and am hoping to catch up a bit…This manicure is one coat of Orly’s Passion Fruit (which explains the translucence on the tips) with one coat of Essie’s Shine of the Times.Passion Fruit is one of our favorite neon pinks, and we also love Shine of the Times to brighten up any mani.

Mermaid’s dream glitter explosion.  So this Deborah Lippmann polish is gorgeous, and so glittery that taking an accurate photo of the color is nearly impossible (think constant glare).  It’s a seafoam green with a golden shimmer and turquoise glitters throughout, it looked rather translucent at first but I only needed two coats.  As if it wasn’t glittery enough, I added some Milani - Teal glitters at the base of each nail, with clear rhinestones on the ring fingers to mimic the look of “bubbles.”  The result = splashtastic.

Mermaid’s dream glitter explosion.  So this Deborah Lippmann polish is gorgeous, and so glittery that taking an accurate photo of the color is nearly impossible (think constant glare).  It’s a seafoam green with a golden shimmer and turquoise glitters throughout, it looked rather translucent at first but I only needed two coats.  As if it wasn’t glittery enough, I added some Milani - Teal glitters at the base of each nail, with clear rhinestones on the ring fingers to mimic the look of “bubbles.”  The result = splashtastic.

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