Nail Art Society M..

I’m really excited to share my feedback on my first Nail Art Society box with you guys! I was skeptical about subscribing at first, but after hearing some positive recommendations, I decided to give it a try. I’d heard mixed reviews about Julep, but ended up loving them, so why not give Nail Art Society […]

Negative Space Hea..

Hi folks! Just a quick little update with a mani I’m particularly excited about. I adore Gelish’s Lots of Dots polish, and thought I’d do something fun with it in today’s Negative Space Heart Mani. I just love this cutout look, and thought it would be a great place to pop in some confetti glitter. […]

Nail Treatments: W..

I often see questions and complaints about nail strengthening treatments, most along the lines of “I’ve been using Nail Envy religiously and my nails are still cracking and breaking – why does this not work for me?”. I tried nail “strengtheners” for a time with the result of brittleness and flaky tips, so I decided […]

How to Polish Nail..

I’ve seen an infographic floating around on Pinterest on the “correct” way to paint nails, which, while very helpful, isn’t quite what I’d recommend, personally speaking. It was originally posted on Lacquerized, and while I agree with the technique, I think it’s missing a step AND I prefer a different order (I’ll explain why after […]

The At-Home Manicu..

An ongoing struggle I hear a lot about is the question of “why isn’t my at-home mani lasting as long as the one I paid $20 for at the salon?”. There are a few things that usually come to mind, like how cuticles are treated, the fact that many people skip base and top coats […]

Art Deco Geometric..

Start with a dry, painted nail. Place a length of striping tape on the nail diagonally from one corner of the nail bed to the opposite corner of the nail’s tip. Cross the second length of striping tape on the remaining corner of the nail bed to its opposite corner on the nail’s tip, creating […]

Nail Structure: Wh..

As you learn more about nail care, it will be absolutely essential to know what exactly is what and where. To that end, I made a nail structure visual and vocabulary guide to help you through your nail art and nail care adventures! The Vocabulary For all intents andĀ purposes, we’re going to call the end […]

Quick Guide: Nail ..

Square The top of the nail is flattened and the walls of the nail come straight out from the nail bed. They should not taper in or flare out. This is arguably the strongest nail shape, but isn’t necessarily the best looking nail shape if your nail beds are short and wide. Additionally, the sharp […]

How to Open Polish..

Oh no. OH NO. You have an occasion for that one, perfect polish that you’ve been itching to use, but you’ve had it on too high of a pedestal to use it on anything but the just right mani BUT IT WON’T OPEN! There may be a few problems at hand here, so let’s go […]

The Beginner’..

   Nail art is a big, gigantic universe of possibilities on a very tiny surface area that happens to exist at the tips of your fingers (both literally and figuratively). Unfortunately, it can be INCREDIBLY intimidating when you’re just starting out, which is why I’ve put together this handy little buyers guide to the beginner’s […]