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Nail Art Tutorial: Reindeer Nails (Rudolph Nails)

Sunlight Reindeer Nails Nail Art Tutorial & SwatchesIt seems like everyone’s doing Reindeer Nails (Rudolph Nails) lately, and since it’s a design I’ve never tried before, I thought there’s no time like the present!

Although I liked the way it turned out, I strongly suggest that if you replicate it, that you opt for a light-coloured background instead of a bronze shimmer like I did. (It’s better to have more contrast between the background and the antlers.)

Also, I used red heart sequins for the noses because I wanted to do something different than just dots. This proved to be both a good and bad choice. I’ll explain later on in my step-by-step tutorial featuring written instructions and photos. Continue reading


Nail Art Tutorial: Cupcake Nails

Cupcake Nail Polish Nail Art TutorialHope you all enjoyed your Easter and your yummy chocolate bunnies!

Here’s the Cupcake Nail Art I wore over the holiday. Warning: it’ll probably give you cavities. Hands down the girliest manicure I’ve ever done.

When I saw missglamorazzi’s nail tutorial on YouTube last month, I wanted to try it. But it was only when a Swatch And Learn reader, Alaeis, posted pretty swatches on her blog that really made me want to try my hand at it.

I decided to put my own spin on cupcake nails by using hearts instead of the ‘cherry’. Also, I wanted my frosting to look like it was drippy and gooey.

This was my first time creating this look and my first time using a dotting tool or nail sequins. I had so much fun!

Keep reading – I’ll show you how to recreate the look – it’s easier than you think. I’ve included step-by-step written instructions and photo aids to help you follow along. (I’ve also included a link to missglamorazzi’s video and Alaeis’ swatches at the bottom of the post.) Continue reading


Haul of Shame: Nail Polish & Nail Art

Nail Polish Haul, Nail Art & Fauxnad Image PlateWelcome to the first ‘Haul of Shame’ post!

I’ve got a pretty special post coming soon (hint: it’s nail-polish related). So excited to share it with you, and I’ve been working hard on it for a couple of days now.

Today I’m putting up a haul post since one of our readers, Kee, showed some interest in seeing these type of posts. Please let me know if you’d like this to be a regular feature or not.

Haul of Shame posts will be where we air our dirty makeup laundry. We’ll show the good, the bad, the cheap, and the pricey. You never know what you might see. But hopefully you’ll like it. And hopefully we won’t look too much like makeup addicts (even though we totally are!).

If there’s something you see that you’d like to know more about or that you’d like to see a review on, please leave a comment to let us know. Continue reading