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Easy Fun Abstract Nails ✨💅🏼
Hi friends! Abstract nails have always been on my “I want to try that!” list. Well, I jumped in without another thought and it’s way easier than I thought it would be! Plus, this way if my nails chip it’s harder to tell. Here’s how I get my fun abstract nails: 1. BASE COAT. Always use a base coat. It extends the life of your manicure and protects your polish from the natural oils of your nail. I’m using HOLO TACO - Long-Lasting Base one of my favorites! 2-4. BEGIN PAINTING IN SPLOTCHES. Start from the lightest color, since covering lighter colors with darker colors is always easier than covering dark colors with lighter colors. I used: cirque colors - cirque colors Cream Polishes Cirque Colors Carnegie, Rose Hook. Then #Lights Lacquer - Emerald[products]#[FourStars] emerald. Added a few dots of HOLO TACO - One-Coat Black black creme. Wait 5-10 mins between coats, since you are probably offsetting the placement anyway. 5. OPTIONAL—A FUN TOPPER? For fun, I added a flaked holographic topper. It elevates the look for me, and I really love this polish... HOLO TACO - Flakie Holographic Nail Polish 6. TOP COAT & FINISHING TOUCHES. If you need to add a second layer of anything, do it now! Other wise wait about 15-30 minutes for everything to fully dry before adding your top coat to seal it all in. Make sure you wrap your top coat over the tip of your nail to prevent chipping! HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco VOILA! You’re ready to live your messy life—and I’m here for it. Have you done abstract nails?! Any tips for me?
Basic DIY Wedding Nails! ✨
I just got married this past week so I thought I would show you guys how I did my nails myself at home. This was surprisingly simple and easy! I chose to go with a basic neutral rose color and my natural nails, which were shaped oval. I don’t have any “nail tech” equipment at home and TBH I am not leaving my house to get a manicure right now LOL, so this was my only option. My nails are natural and pretty brittle, so I have to choose the products I use carefully to protect the health of my nails. ￼I started off with my favorite base coat: the long lasting base from Holo Taco HOLO TACO - Long-Lasting Base this brand has just been so GOOD for my nails. I knew this one would keep my polish on all day so I didn’t have to worry about chipping or lifting. It takes about 10-15 minutes to dry but I don’t mind at all! It’s worth every penny to me at $11. ￼Then I painted 2 coats of Cirque Colors “Rose Kaolin” creme polish cirque colors - cirque colors Cream Polishes . I love Cirque since they are made in the USA and made small-batch, 10-free! The coats dry relatively quickly, about 15-20 mins between coats. At $12 I recommend their polishes! ￼Then I had a crazy thought—I NEED stones on my accent nails. But where do I find them? In my room of course. I found an old piece of cheap jewelry with clear white stones in it so I took a safety pin to it and removed a few stones to glue onto my nails. I used super glue and tweezers to place them and made sure to wait until the coat of creme polish was 10000% dry beforehand. I think they turned out pretty great for DIY! ￼For my top coat I went with my HOLY GRAIL HOLO TACO - Super Glossy Taco which is only 3-free, but it dries in 5-10 minutes and does not budge. At ALL! No scratches, indents, nothing. I knew I could count on this on top of the stones to seal everything in. SGT is $11 and worth every penny if you have brittle nails like me! What do you think of my DIY wedding nails?! 😂 #CheriePartner
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This mani I used a plum colored polish I made out of a pink polish and a blue polish that had some shimmers. Next, I put two pieces of striping tape on, and put a layer of cirque colors - cirque colors Holographic Polishes "We Trippy" Remove the tape, let dry Top with a glossy top coat
Reciprocal Gradient Spiral
I had done a holographic gradient, put a glossy top coat on. Let that dry preferably overnight or at least an hour to ensure that everything is properly hardened. Next, normally it is recommended to put liquid latex, however I'm a college student who currently can't afford to, tape will work too. Place a nail vinyl of your choosing on your nails. repeat step one in the opposite direction of colors, remove the vinyl before the polish dries. let that dry and put a glossy top coat on to finish.
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MATCHING MY NAIL ART TO MY JEWELLERY
I had a bit of fun with this nail art because I was able to match it to my rose gold jewellery and recreate a design that I was inspired by on Pinterest. At this point, these are my natural nails that I had grown out to a squoval/square shape. I don’t think I’ll ever grow my nails this long again, but I really enjoyed having this length and shape while it lasted. I chose to match to rose gold as that’s the colour of my engagement ring - I think it’s a really unique metal colour and just flatters me so well! When I saw the original nail art photo, I knew I wanted to recreate it with rose gold to match my ring. After painting the pink on my nails, I gently sponged a bit of the rose gold over to create the same effect as my inspiration photo. I think it worked out really well! Then, using a striping brush I carefully drew the stars over the gold. I love this kind of ‘sketching’ look for nail art and was so happy it turned out well. What do you think? Does the rosegold match my ring and did I do a good job recreating this nail art? Full products used: Base Coat Duri OPI Mod About You (Pink) Cirque Colors Halcyon (Rose Gold) Sally Hansen Blackout (Black) Top Coat Seche Vite
This polish is so beautiful and unique
cirque colors - cirque colors Shimmer Polishes 🌙✨ This polish is so beautiful and unique. Cirque captured the look of moonstones so well with that icy blue shimmer, and the base can look white or light pink in different lighting.
Baby blues 🦋
I’ve had a very bad coupe of days, my mental health has just been the worst it’s been in a while so I turned to makeup therapy to cheer myself up, but ended translating my feelings to my eyeshadow 😛 On one of my other makeup looks I mentioned loving one of the Colourpop tie-dye palettes, the truth is I love them all! Such a beautiful pastel collection. For this look I used the COLOURPOP - In a Trance Shadow Palette and the two light blue shades pictured! I also used my beloved e.l.f. - Putty Eye Primer in white to intensify the colors, and also to keep the shadows on my hooded eyes. You guys already know I have very hooded eyes and eyeshadow just tend to get everywhere if I don’t use a good eye primer. I also used the eye brushes from the e.l.f. - e.l.f. xo Nabela Noor Beautifully You Brush Set these brushes are so soft! Elf’s been really killing the game for me lately ⭐️ I felt playful so I also used these cirque colors - Belated Birthday Charms that are meant to be used on nails but I thought it would look so cute to add a little charm to my eyes, I used lash glue to glue them on and I think it’s such a cute, playful look! Also used my favorite mascara at the moment, this #Prosa - Mascara 4 en 1 con Micro Fibras[products]#[FiveStars] is from a Mexican cosmetic brand and it’s so so good! If you haven’t tried Mexican mascaras you’re missing out. If you know what I’m talking about then you’re probably familiar with the By Apple mascara, their Pink & Green mascara is very popular. The Prosa mascara is similar but the brush is much better in my opinion, and this one has micro fibers in it that add so much volume and it holds a curl like no other 🙌 highly recommend! I love doing single eyeshadow eye looks, just applying one or two similar tones to the eye and blending upwards and outwards to diffuse the color, it’s super easy but looks so good in my opinion! I think it’s perfect if you want to play with color but don’t really know what to do, just throw on your favorite color, add a little blush and leave your lips natural and boom, a whole LEWK 💅🏼💗✨ #CheriePartner
Which 💿HOLO💿 Top Coat is better?
Hi friends, it’s been a long nail journey for me, from biting my nails excessively for 20+ years due to anxiety to now—looking for good polishes to help me grow out my brittle nails. Please do not make unwarranted suggestions for brittle nails—I use a cuticle oil, take biotin, and take care of my nail beds. I just have genetically weak nails. SO, which holographic top coat is better for my brittle nails? Let’s look at the contenders: Holo Taco: HOLO TACO - Flakie Holographic Nail Polish Cirque Colors: cirque colors - cirque colors Glitter Polish “Delirium” MANUFACTURING: HT: large batch made in USA C: small batch made is USA FREE OF TOXINS, ORGANIC, VEGAN? HT: 5-free C: 10-free PRICE + SIZE: HT: $13 for .4oz C: $14 for .37oz SMELL: HT: Very harsh nail polish smell C: Less abrasive smell PERFORMANCE: HT: dries quickly (15 minutes), no bumps when using another top coat over it (needs 1 coat for no bumps) C: dries in 25-35 minutes, some bumps when using another top coat over it (needs 2-3 coats for no bumps) FOR BRITTLE NAILS: HT: The Holo Taco formula is THICK. Like thiccccc girl. It’s the perfect coating for my brittle nails and my nails do not bend when I use this formula. It’s also super long lasting and chip resistant. C: Unlike the Holo Taco formula, my nails are still bendy/able to be bent after using this polish. I will assume that this is because it is free of more chemicals but I much prefer the holo taco formula over this one for my brittle nails. This one also chips easier. WHERE TO BUY: HT: HoloTaco.com C: CirqueColors.com and Urban Outfitters RATING: HT: 4/5 because it contains more chemicals. C: 4/5 because I have to use multiple top coats over this to gets a smooth finish, plus it does not help my brittle nail situation. I also appreciate that this is a smaller company/indie brand. You can see in my photos I’ve swatched them side by side so you can see the difference. Which do you prefer look-wise? #CheriePartner
Love this combo✨
Wearing ‘Ghost Rose’ over ‘Arabesque’ from cirque colors - Superfreak - Limited Edition
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