Sunday, April 6, 2014

GRADIENT SPLATTER NAILS

I've been looking at old designs and now that over a year has gone by I wanted to recreate a few of my old designs since I'm a lot better. Here's a gradient for the base with a splatter design I did using a coffee straw from the gas station. The things you can use for nail art are endless.

I'm posting both the matte and shiny looks because I couldn't decide which is best, which is your favorite?
With Matte Top Coat:
With regular Seche Vite top coat:
Products Used:
I did the gradient with a makeup sponge. Don't forget to use my code "MODNAILS" to get 15% off at checkout from HB Beauty Bar!
Products in this post were provided for review


Saturday, April 5, 2014

GRADIENT LEOPARD STUDDED NAILS

I decided to recreate one of my old looks and added studs this time as well as used my new favorite polishes from China Glaze's City Flourish collection from HB Beauty Bar (you can use my code "MODNAILS" for 15% off at checkout!).
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These two are my new favorite colors, especially that purple! So obsessed with it. Don't forget to use my code to get 15% off! 
Products in this post were provided for review

Monday, March 24, 2014

CHEVRON AND LEOPARD NAILS

I decided to pair up two unlikely patterns that actually compliment each other (in my opinion). Here is a fun pink chevron and leopard nail look.
Products Used:
The pink is one of the fun, gorgeous colors from China Glaze's "City Flourish" Collection now available at HB Beauty Bar and if you use my code "MODNAILS" at checkout you get 15% off!

I have another discount code for Simply Spoiled Beauty, use my code "MODNAIL" at checkout for a whole 35% off. Definitely check out this set of nail art pens, I've been using them so much since I got them.

Happy Spring!
Products in this post were provided for review

Thursday, March 13, 2014

DREAMCATCHER NAILS

I'm obsessed with dreamcatchers (along with the rest of the world) and decided to do a nail art look with a dreamcatcher and feather using a few colors from the Brazil by OPI Collection available at HB Beauty Bar.

They've been generous enough to give my subscribers 15% off instead of 10 with my code "MODNAILS' at checkout! They're carrying all the beautiful spring collections coming out from China Glaze, Zoya, Essie, and the new OPI Muppets Most Wanted Collection!


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I'm in love with these colors, they're so bright, pretty, and go so well together. 
Products in this post were provided for review


Thursday, February 27, 2014

BRAZIL BY OPI MINI LIQUID SAND POLISHES

Part of the Brazil by OPI collection was 4 mini OPI Liquid Sand polishes. They're GORGEOUS.

Brazil by OPI including these four liquid sand polishes are available at HB Beauty Bar. You get these four mini polishes for just $11.95. Don't forget to use my code "MODNAILS" at checkout for 15% off!

What's A Little Rain Forest?: My favorite out of the four. It's a gorgeous bright blue. This picture does not do it justice. As with all liquid sands you don't add top coat to get the textured effect. But when you add a topcoat you also get a gorgeous glitter. So for each liquid sand I have a picture of it without top coat and one with topcoat. 
Samba-dy Loves Purple: This bright liquid sand polish is gorgeous. It's a bright, summery purple. 
I'm Brazil Nuts Over You: This is a gorgeous pink textured polish. Bright and another must have for spring/summer.
You're So Flippy Floppy: How can you not be happy just by looking at this polish? I'm not a fan of yellows but this yellow liquid sand polish is so pretty and fun.

When OPI came out with their Liquid Sand polishes I wasn't really a fan. It wasn't until they brought bright colors that I started to appreciate them. And these Brazil by OPI Liquid Sand polishes exceeded my expectations. All four of them are so pretty. "What's A Little Rain Forest?" is my favorite with "Samba-dy Loves Purple" coming in a close second.

Brazil by OPI is now available at HB Beauty Bar! Use my code MODNAILS for 15% off!
Products in this post were provided for review

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

ROSE NAIL ART USING COLORS FROM THE BRAZIL BY OPI COLLECTION

I decided to do a spring / summer look even though it's starting to get cold in Southern California (and by cold I mean 70 degrees).

Here is some rose nail art using colors from Brazil by OPI Collection now available at HB Beauty Bar! Don't forget to use my code "MODNAILS" for 15% off!
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I love how the roses came out. If you're interested in a quick 15-second tutorial visit my instagram @modnails.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

OPI BRAZIL 2014 COLLECTION SWATCHES & REVIEW

The OPI Brazil 2014 has finally arrived and I am in LOVVVE. This collection and Gwen for OPI definitely exceeded my expectations. I feel like Brazil by OPI gave us colors we haven't seen before.

Brazil by OPI is now available at HB Beauty Bar and if you use my code "MODNAILS" at checkout you get 15% off!

Below are all twelve colors and my swatches / nail art that I did using these beautiful babies. I will have a separate post with the 4 mini OPI liquid sand polishes that are part of the collection!
Don't Bossa Nova Me Around: First up is "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around." A pale, creamy, taupe-y nude. This is two coats with Seche Vite Top Coat. I love this. It's elegant and so versatile. I can't wait to pair it with glitter. The bow is from Amazon and studs are from Dollar Nail Art.
Live.Love.Carnaval: Live.Love.Carnaval is a creamy, bright coral. It's perfect for spring and summer. It's not a neon polish but it is definitely bright and so pretty. I added Swarovski rhinestones and a few roses that I did with white acrylic paint. This is two coats with Seche Vite Top Coat.
Toucan Do It If You Try and I Just Can't Cope-acabana: "Toucan Do It If You Try" is a bright, fun orange and "I Just Can't Cope-acabana" is a bright, happy yellow. I really loved these two colors so I decided to do a gradient with them using a makeup brush. I usually don't like yellows but this is so pretty. It's bright and not an ugly dark yellow. Perfect for spring/summer and makes me want to go to the bed.
Taupe-less Beach: "Taupe-less Beach" is a beautiful creamy tope. I love that this collection has so many colors that are perfect for winter (even though we really haven't had a winter in Southern California) and for work. This is so pretty and classy. I added a snake charm from Daily Charme.
I Sao Paulo Over There: "I Sao Paulo Over There" reminds me of Starbucks haha. It's a beautiful purplish gray. Another perfect winter color. This is two coats with Seche Vite on top. 
AmazON ... AmazOFF: "AmazON...AmazOFF" is a really pretty shiny teal green. This is two coats topped with Seche Vite.
Where Did Suzi's Man-go?: "Where Did Suzi's Man-Go" is my FAVORITE. I feel that this is different from everything OPI has given us. If they have, I haven't seen it. This is a gorgeous mango orange cream polish. It's a perfect spring color. This is two coats topped with Seche Vite.
Kiss Me I'm Brazilian: "Kiss Me I'm A Brazilian" is another favorite. It's a bright, gorgeous pink. It's on the border of neon but not too bright. This is two coats topped with Seche Vite.
OPI Scores A Goal: I love burgundies and this doesn't disappoint. "OPI Scores A Goal" is a perfect winter burgundy color. This is two coats topped with Seche Vite.
Red Hot Rio: "Red Hot Rio" is a gorgeous, ruby red. It's a jelly polish and this is three thin coats topped with Seche Vite.
Next Stop... The Bikini Zone: Last is "Next Stop... The Bikini Zone." It's a shimmery purple polish with tiny silver glitter pieces. This picture doesn't do it justice. It's really pretty in person.

My favorites were "Where Did Suzi's Man-go?" and "Don't Bossa Nova Me Around." All polishes were super easy to apply and all of them but "Red Hot Rio" were opaque in two coats.

I think this is my favorite collection from OPI in a while. I said that with Gwen for OPI but it's true again haha. This collection makes me SOO excited for the Fifa World Cup! Growing up it was always a tradition in my house to wake up early in the summer to watch the games.

Brazil by OPI is available at HB Beauty Bar. Don't forget to use my code "MODNAILS" for 15% off! Stay tuned for a post on the 4 mini OPI Liquid Sand polishes from Brazil by OPI!
Products in this post were provided for review