ContestsEndless Summer Contest: Win $5,000 and an iPad!

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Deadline: Ends August 9th at 11:59pm PST. Be sure to get as many friends to enter alongside you as possible until then to increase your chances!

 

ContestsName the Dress Contest #109!

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Winning Dress Name: Canyon Dig It

Winner: Chiara

BeautyManicure Monday: Ice Cream Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,
This week we’re going for a quirky and cute manicure that is sure to put a smile on your face! Nothing says summer like bright colours & cool treats, so I put together a simple manicure that’ll really put the cherry on top of your look :)

Here’s what we’re going for:
 

 
What you’ll need:
- a base colour (we used turquoise)
- some “ice cream colours”, we chose a strawberry pink & a vanilla white
- two shades of brown for the “cone”
- a red for the cherry
- a striper brush

 
Start with a few coats of your base colour. Make sure that it’s completely dry before continuing.

 
Then take your ice cream colour and paint a “scoop at the tip of your nail. You should be able to just swoop over the tip of the nail and get a good circle shape. This might require a couple of coats. Just be sure to let the polish dry between coats.

 
I decided to alternate ice cream colours :)

 
Take some of your cherry red polish & drop it onto some scrap paper or foil. Using the back end of your paint brush, dip it into the paint.

 
Then take the dipped paintbrush end and dab it onto the top of the ice cream scoops.

 
This part is optional, but you can take a toothpick and dip into any colour of nail polish. Then dab the toothpink on an angle onto the ice cream to create sprinkles!

 
I used some hot pink, purple and blue to make rainbow sprinkles

 
Then take your lighter brown and make triangular shapes on the tips of your nails on your OTHER hand. They don’t have to be perfect.

 
Then using your striper brush, grab some of your darker brown and outline the triangles. Then draw a criss-cross pattern on the cone so that it look like a yummy waffle cone!

 
Just top coat both hands & you’re done! Show your friends your weird triangle nails & watch their faces light up when you plop the ice cream scoops on top ;)


ContestsName the Dress Contest#108!

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Winning Dress Name: Frilled to Be Here

Winner: Allison

BeautyManicure Monday: Splatter Nails with Syl and Sam

 

Hey ladies, happy Monday! One thing we love about nail art is that there are so many new techniques to learn all the time. If you stop thinking of nail polish in those little applicator bottles and start thinking of it as “paint” there’s endless ways to put it on! This week we test out using drinking straws to get a splattered look. The fun part is that it’s different looking every time & it’s really easy to do. So check  it out & learn how to make your own Jackson Pollock on your nails this week :)

Here’s the look we’re going for:
 

 
What you’ll need:
- a base colour (we used grey)
- two splatter colours (we used neon pink and green)
- a top coat
- a straw
- some tape

 
Start with a few coats of your base colour. Make sure that it’s completely dry before continuing.

 
Snip your straws into a more manageable length. You’ll need one per colour that you’ll be splattering.

 
Then take three individual pieces of tape and cover your finger, taping as close as possible to the nail edges.

 
Do the same to all of your nails!

 
Now, drop some nail polish onto a flat surface covered with some scrap paper. Then dip in your straw!

 
Put the straw to your mouth & blow quickly to “splash” some colour onto your nail. 

 
Dip your straw & repeat with all fingers until you get enough coverage.

 
Do the same with your next colour! Drop & dip & blow!

 
Repeat on all nails again until you’re happy with the distribution of colours :)

 
Then carefully peel off all of the tape. This should have protected your fingers from all the excess nail polish flinging around!

 
Just top coat & you’re done! Choose your own summer colours & splash them on!