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Introducing... The All You Need Is Collection

February 13, 2017 Pamela Rodgers

Introducing... The All You Need Is Collection

Lately the world has been harsh. Divided. Cold. I wanted to create a collection that was soft and comforting. No harshness. No in-your-face glitters. No bright holos. Colors that conveyed a soothing nature and names that echoed that. Love, Kindness, Peace, Harmony, and Calm. It is a departure from my usual collections and I think that’s what is needed right now. A departure from what has become the usual. Please forgive the generic swatch wheel photo, but my nails wouldn’t do these beauties justice. You’ll see swatch photos and blog posts from the pros soon!     L-R: Love is...


How to Apply Water Slide Decals

January 18, 2017 Pamela Rodgers

How to Apply Water Slide Decals

We're nearing the end of our nail art tutorial series, but we're not done yet! Today I'm sharing a post done by my friend Michelle at Ehmkay Nails that explains step by step how to use a waterslide decal. What are waterslide decals? They are often intricate designs that are printed on very thin paper. You soak them in water and carefully apply them to your nails like a sticker. The process is slightly more complicated than that, but still easy enough for anyone to do! Check out Michelle's post here to explain step-by-step how to use these fun nail...


Scotch Tape Explosion Manicure - Tutorial

January 17, 2017 Pamela Rodgers

Scotch Tape Explosion Manicure - Tutorial

This manicure is one of my favorite scotch tape manicures I've ever done! Scotch tape is a great tool to use to fancy up a mani. And if you get a chip? Now it's covered! I tried my hand at this technique after stumbling across this excellent tutorial on Nailside.com.


Half Moon Mani Nail Art

January 16, 2017 Pamela Rodgers

Today, we’re going to look at another easy nail art technique. It is called a half moon manicure, or a reverse french manicure. You can free hand this design (if you’re better at painting lines than I am!), use a french manicure guide, or hole reinforcement stickers! Yes, those things found in the back of the middle drawer of your desk. The reinforcement stickers are your simplest option. You can do a half moon mani using two different colors like this red and gold manicure, or you can do a negative space manicure in which part of the nail is...


Leopard Print Manicure... Video tutorial

January 15, 2017 Pamela Rodgers

Leopard Print Manicure... Video tutorial

Building on yesterday's monochromatic dot manicure, today's tutorial is also done using only polish and a dotting tool (can be a formal dotting tool, toothpick, bobby pin, etc.). It is a tad bit more complicated, but totally doable! Because leopard spots are irregular and do not line up, this is a perfect nail art technique for beginners. First, paint 2-3 coats of nail polish for your base color. While that is drying, decant a bit of each of two more colors onto a piece of foil or plastic wrap. You can also use a silicone nail art mat for this...