Nail Rock Nail Wraps | Beauty

Nail Rock Nail Wraps in black and gold. Full kit includes nail decals, nail polish remover wipe, mini nail file and orangewood stick.

Dear Laura,

I’ve been holding on to these Nail Rock Nail Wraps for a while because they’re pretty bold. I tend to go for simple as I don’t do nail art– can’t ever get it to turn out. Also, I’m impatient. Stripes are about all I handle when it comes to time and difficulty. Nail decals are great for me because they already have fun designs and they’re easy to use.

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Neutral And Blue Nails

I was sporting some seriously blue nails in my last outfit post. Which I liked. But thought were too… specific, i.e. give me navy nails any day, but bright blue? Maybe not. Neutral with a strong blue accent might be more my style. What do you think?

OPI Don’t Pretzel My Buttons c/o Lucky FABB | butter LONDON Matte Top Coat c/o Lucky FABB/Coterie | Trina Turk for Julep Gunta c/o an S/S 2013 fashion week event | Julep Nail Acetone-Free Conditioning Polish Remover | AMY O. Jewelry rings

Fall 2013 Nail Trends Preview | Beauty

Lately I’ve been paying more attention to the small details of a show– perfectly placed braids, major eyelashes, nude lips, a slash of eye shadow…

Zoya did glittery nails to match the gold looks at Rafael Cennamo, where full-size samples were also given out to presentation-goers. Here I used Angelina (the dark brown) all over and Goldie for barely there gold tips. The custom gold flake Maria Luisa top coat was not included in the set, or else I would have tried an ombré glitter overlay.

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Julep Stefani and Butter London Matte Finish Topcoat

Dear Laura,

I painted my nails! I know, it’s a rarity. I feel that nail polish takes so long to dry that I don’t really have time for it… and I did end up wrecking these within two hours of applying the polish. I’ve been using Butter London’s Matte Finish Topcoat constantly and really like it. I originally thought it might dry my nails faster, but it takes just as long to fully set my nails as usual… if only I could seem to remember that.

The color I used is Julep’s Stefani from one of my old Julep Maven boxes, described as a “Gold flecked grey metallic”. There are tiny gold flecks in the polish that begin to stand out as the polish dries. Julep nail polishes are 4 free and I like to use natural products as much as possible, so they get my dangerous chemical-free approval.

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