Category: Beauty

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Ikat Nails with Katy of Nailed It

If you’re looking for a fashion-forward way to add some flair to your nails, but don’t feel confident drawing designs yet, then this Ikat mani may be perfect for you!

This simple tutorial was inspired by these Laundry Room Aztec Cutoffs. I matched these cheeky colors with the colors on the shorts, but any variation on bright colors would work well too. Dig through your collection to find some complimentary colors, then go nuts! This is one of the easiest designs to recreate yourself.

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

 

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Tribal Nails with Katy of Nailed It

Tribal print is traditionally dyed with the most beautiful and rich dyes derived from natural, juicy fruits. While this LuLu*s inspired look may not have the most natural colors in it, it’s certainly keeping with the bright colors I’ve grown to associate tribal prints with!

This manicure was inspired by this bright Billabong Tribal Print Purse! I chose a more coral/hot pink for my mani, but the yellow, teal and indigo stitching was pulled almost directly from the look of the bag.

 

While this tribal nail tutorial may be a bit more advanced and requires more patience, tools, and clean-up, the end result is so striking that everyone needs to give it a try!

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

 

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Bow Nails with Katy of Nailed It

My feminine bow tutorial was inspired by the colors of spring and the fashionable outfits on Lulus.com! One of my favorite dresses is the Because You Bow Better Ivory Dress. The open back is transformed from dangerously sexy to ultra-cute with a simple bow accent.

I used some soft pastels for my nails’ bows, but you can make this mani sexy with red, or sultry with navy. Experiment with different color combinations to find the right fit for you!

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!
xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

 

BeautyMiss Dior “La Vie en Rose” Sneak Peek!

2012 may have brought us The Avengers, but 2013 promises a dream team of even bigger proportions for Miss Dior! The beloved Natalie Portman stars as the objet de désir for Miss Dior Eau de Parfum in a little film directed by none other than Sofia Coppola!!!! Wearing beautiful floor-length dresses, we catch of glimpses of Natalie splashing through fountains or against a stunning wall of roses, not to mention snippets of Ms. Coppola sitting in the director’s chair.

Oh, enough already… time to watch!

Miss Dior

BeautyNYFW Fall 2013 Beauty Trends

NYFW isn’t over yet but I’ve already picked out some of my favorite beauty trends from the runways. Which trend are you currently coveting? Share it with us below in the comments!

Big Hair Don’t Care: Voluminous locks were all over the place from Kate Spade to DVF, and of course Marc Jacobs brought the trend to a new level with teased curls and a major pouf.

Statement Eyes: Eyeliner is usually a NYFW fave but eyes were taken to a new level with dark wings at Monique Lhuillier, Edie Sedgwick inspired eyes at Rag & Bone and a luscious lavender pop at Jason Wu.

Pink Punchy Pout: Shades of pink and magenta were spotted all over the runways and made all of us swoon for a hot pink lip.

Nailed It: Nude and neutral nails were a major hit for many designers but Prabal Gurung chose a skinny triangle in the midst of olive hued nails for his show and Kate Spade went edgy with almond shaped nails and an accent stud to boot!

(images courtesy of WWD.com, EOnline.com, Celebuzz.com, HarpersBazaar.com, StyleCaster.com)