Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I'm OBSESSED with Halloween. I have so many ideas for Halloween nail looks I wish I had all the time in the world to just paint my nails. Here is the first look I created in honor of this glorious holiday!

Products Used:
Use my code GYL91 to get 10% off at Born Pretty Store!

For 15% off at HB Beauty Bar use my code "MODNAILS"!
Here's a quick 15-second tutorial from my Instagram showing how to use the spiderweb vinyls.

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Happy Haunting!
Products in this post were provided for review

Thursday, October 16, 2014


October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so here are some nails in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness!

Ladies, please remember to get regular check ups and tests! Sadly, I know too many people with cancer and the chemicals that we're exposed to regular check ups are a MUST.

Products Used:
Products in this post were provided for review

Sunday, September 28, 2014


I'm so in love with this look! It's perfect for a special event, especially a Birthday or Vegas trip! It's also perfect for glitter lovers (aka me).


  1. I started with my base coat then put two coats of white polish, my favorite white is OPI's "Put A Coat On" from HB Beauty Bar (Use my code MODNAILS for 15% off!).
  2. Once the white is dry I did the gradient using a makeup sponge while putting tape around my finger nails for easier cleanup.
  3. Both glitters I used are Julie G polishes available at Rite Aid stores or Jesse's Girl Cosmetics. Turquoise is "Rock Candy" and pink is "Crushed Candy"
  4. I sponged the gradient on four times and then added Seche Vite top coat from HB Beauty Bar.
This look is so quick and easy. 

Clean up tip: I mentioned in Step 2 that I put scotch tape around my finger nails before I sponged on the gradient to make cleanup WAY easier. Glitter is so hard to remove off your skin so the tape definitely helped a lot.
Products in this post were provided for review

Monday, September 22, 2014


I've been gone for so long and there's no excuse but I'm back!! If you're curious as to what nail looks I did this summer you can view them on my instagram @ www.instagram.com/modnails !

Here's one of my favorites that I did. I became obsessed with this gradient chevron look with a glitter accent nail and neon studs! You can't get enough neon in the summer.

Products Used:
I have a few coupon codes for my followers!

For 15% off at HB Beauty Bar use my code "MODNAILS"

For 10% off at Born Pretty Store use my code "GYL91"

What was your favorite trend this summer? I'm still not done loving the neons!

Products in this post were provided for review

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


I was lucky enough to have Sally Hansen send me over a few of its amazing products to create a nail look inspired by city scenes. I’ve always considered myself lucky to live in California. I consider myself even luckier to live in the Los Angeles area, where you can drive a few miles and go from a suburban town to Little Tokyo.

One of LA’s gems is the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Located near Little Tokyo, the Arts District offers your eyes amazing street art on almost every wall. They have everything from graffiti, to murals, to statues and sculptures.

My favorite piece of art is a mural covering three sides of the Art Share LA building located on 801 E. 4th Place. When asked to create a look inspired by urban city scenes, this was the first thing I thought of. The creator of this amazing masterpiece is INSA, a UK based artist.

His mural has all of my favorite colors in gradients with black geometric lines contrasting the pop of the vibrant pinks, purples, greens, reds and blues. Looking at this building, I was inspired to do a nail art look with the sharp vector points and the oval pink shape on top of the "ARTSHARE" words.
Below is what Sally Hansen sent me to create this edgy urban city scene chic look.

  • "I Heart Nail Art" Tools Kit
  • "I Heart Nail Art" Embellishment/Studs Kit which I LOVE. You know I love them studs.
  • Purple is Triple Shine Nail Color in "Vanity Flare" 290
  • Teal is Triple Shine Nail Color in "Dive In" 280
  • "I Heart Nail Art" Striper in "White " 210
  • "I Heart Nail Art" NEON in "Pretty In Hot Pink" 120
  • "I Heart Nail Art" Pen in Noir
All of the colors were perfect for this look. The teal polish matched the wall completely and the pink gave this mani that pop of vibrant color that the mural has. All three polishes were so easy to apply with the wide brush. Colors were opaque in two coats! I used the black nail art pen to create the lines over the colors once the polish completely dried. And the pink nail with the black rhinestones was inspired by the V shape of the pink colors in the picture below.
I fell in love with this building. I wish I lived in front of it so I could stare at it every day, is that weird? I was honored to be able to use INSA's mural as inspiration for my nail art look. I love Los Angeles, it's the perfect city to live in whether you want to play in an urban jungle or start a family in a suburban neighborhood.
Need more inspiration, check out Sally Hansen’s #iHeartNailArt Contest! Don't forget to enter for a chance to win $500 and a trip to New York City to compete in the grand finale* Grand prize is $2,000!!

This month's theme: Liquid Mani-a

*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest ends 7/31/14. Open to legal residents of the U.S. and D.C., 13 or older. Void where prohibited. See Official Rules at www.sallyhansen.com for full details including entry/voting periods & requirements, judging criteria and limitations.

Mural by INSA Instagram @insa_gram; Hair by Nancy Olmos; Photos by Daniel Seman Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/danielseman

Sponsored by Sally Hansen

Thursday, May 29, 2014


When I'm in a rush my go to nail art is roses. As complicated as it looks it's actually quite simple once you get the hang of it! My roses used to suck then I realized I was making the base of the rose too thick.

15 Second Instagram Tutorial:
  1. Using a dotting tool or boby pin use a darker for the base of the rose
  2. Once it's dry draw thin, white curved lines. I use acrylic paint which is easier to manage in my opinion.
  3. Using the same pink as your nail color draw more curved lines once your white lines have dried.
  4. Go back and forth with the white and light pink to add dimension. I did white lines first, then light pink, then white lines again.
  5. Add leaves
  6. Add top coat
  7. Finished!
Products Used:
  • Pink is OPI's "Mod About You"
  • Dark pink is OPI's "hey Baby" from hb Beauty Bar (use my code "modnails" for 15% off!
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • White acrylic paint
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
Products in this post were provided for review

Sunday, May 4, 2014


Living in Southern California we only get two seasons, spring and summer. What's a winter? This past week it got up to 95 degrees and with no A/C it can get pretty miserable. /end rant. But! With hot weather I decided to do a summer mani using blue shades.

Products Used:
Don't forget to use my code "MODNAILS" at checkout for 15% off at HB Beauty Bar!
Products in this post were provided for review