Monday, September 30, 2013


Here is a tutorial for the watercolor nails I did yesterday! Enjoy!

And if you have any requests for a tutorial please leave a comment!


Sunday, September 29, 2013


I am in love with watercolor nails and decided to give them a try, this look was inspired by Paulina's Passions.
Products Used:

  • OPI's "Alpine Snow" as a base
  • OPI's "Strawberry Margarita"
  • OPI's "No Room for the Blues"
  • OPI's "A Grape Fit"
  • Nail Polish Thinner
  • Studs from BornPrettyStore (Item ID 2398)
  • Seche Vite Top Coat ($3.25 at HB Beauty Bar!)

I'm filming a tutorial today so you can recreate this look yourself!

Make sure to use my code GYL91 at BornPrettyStore for 10% off at checkout. They offer free world wide shipping and have sooo many nail art tools, gems, decals, and anything you can think of.

Friday, September 27, 2013


It's almost October!! Which means it's almost Halloween. Here are two colors from China Glaze's 2013 Monster Ball Collection. "Boo-gie Down" from my previous post is also from the Montser Ball!

Here is "Bump In The Night," a black textured China Glaze polish. This is ONE coat. I love this one. It's not exactly matte but I love the edgy look. I stamped it with a Bundle Monster stamping plate using Essie's "No Place Like Chrome."

Here is "Bewitching Hour," I've been wearing it since Monday and it's Friday. THIS NEVER HAPPENS. I'm in lovvve with this. It's a deep purple glitter. It's fully opaque in two coats and with top coat it looks so pretty. It has burgundy glitters in it as well. Definitely a must have.

You can purchase the 2013 China Glaze Monster Ball collection at HB Beauty Bar for $3.95 each. And don't forget to grab your Seche Vite top coat for only $3.25!

The rest of the collection is just as pretty, so make sure you go and grab yours before Halloween is here!

Products in this post were provided for review

Monday, September 23, 2013


Happy fall! Even though it was 90+ degrees in Southern California today...
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I'll have more of the Monsters Ball collection by China Glaze, I love all of them! And as a huge Halloween fanatic I love that they all remind me of Halloween.
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Here's a fun and simple chevron nail tutorial!

Sorry the audio is terrible, I need a new mic.

Products Used:
All OPI San Francisco polishes are 10% when you use my code "MODNAILS" at HB Beauty Bar!

Products in this post were provided for review

Sunday, September 22, 2013


As an Andy Warhol fan I am OBSESSED with these nail decals from La Vita e Bella Nail.
She has many collections besides Andy Warhol but I couldn't wait to try these. These were applied over OPI's "Alpine Snow." They're water decals so you cut them up, submerge them in water while holding them with tweezers, and slide it off with your finger, apply it, add your topcoat (in my case a matte top coat) and you're done!

Here are the decals that come in the Andy Warhol set

And here is the Andy Warhol art the decals were inspired after!
Click here to visit La Vita e Bella Nail's etsy shop to purchase these decals and check out all of her other ones! 

Products in this post were provided for review

Saturday, September 21, 2013


Today I have swatches from GG Couture Nail Lacquer and not only are they amazing polishes but her bottles are SO CUTE. 

Here is "Evangeline," a purple glitter top coat with purple hex glitters, light purple glitters, and silver glitter. And it smells heavenly. This is a scented polish and I wish my room smelled like this. It's scented with oatmeal, milk, and honey. Here I have it topped over Essie's "In the Cab-ana" in a gradient. I also used some "Glistening Snow" by China Glaze to thicken the glitter at the top but it's 90% "Evangeline."
These next two I swatched before my tragic nail break :( This is "Sunkissed" and it's a nude holographic and it's absolutely beautiful. 
This last polish is "Buttons" and it's a metallic purple with dark silver fine glitter packed in it. Definitely an edgy purple and I love it (can you tell purple is my favorite color?)

Here is what the bottles look like. They're all wrapped with a bow and have a cute big rhinestone jewel on top. I love the way they look.

Click here to purchase GG Couture Nail polishes. She has so many unique and beautiful polishes.

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I'm excited to post this Fall Fever Collection from Live Life Polished. This collections screams fall and every single color is beautiful.

All swatches are three coats with Seche Vite on top. And they were all very easy to apply. The first coat would be amazing on it's own with black polish underneath. I love that they're so versatile!

This first one is "Pumpkin Spice" and I can't think of a better polish to remind me of how perfect fall is with pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks, pretty leaves on the ground, pumpkins, and HALLOWEEN! It's a bright shimmery golden orange. 
This second one is "Harvest Moon" and it's a shimmery burgundy color. It's so pretty and another fall favorite to add to your collection.
And now my favorite, "Fall Fever." It's a shimmery GORGEOUS purple. It's another must have.
This next one is "Blue Moon" and besides reminding me of my favorite beer it's another shimmery polish, a light navy bluish and perfect on its own. It looks pretty magical.
This next one is "Goodbye Summer" and is a shimmery forest green. 
And this last one, "What Happened to Blue" is a black to purple holo thermal! I tried to capture the change. It also has fine silver glitter and it's so pretty.

Click here to purchase these amazing polishes and Tammy was nice enough to give my lovely followers a 15% discount! Just use the code "MODNAILS" at checkout. The full collection is on sale right now for 30% off so hurry while they last! They're all definite fall must haves.

And if you're still obsessed with neons like I am click here to purchase the neon collection which is on sale now!

Products in this post were provided for review

Friday, September 20, 2013


I am a Halloween FANATIC so I'm really excited to share this fall collection from Candied Lustre, an amazing 3 free nail lacquer!

This first polish is "TheBewitching Hour ." This is probably my second favorite. I applied it over one coat of OPI's "Black Onyx." It is jam packed with fine glitter and it includes red and pink glitter hexes and holographic silver and yellow moon shaped glitters. I lovvve it and it definitely reminds me of Halloween.

This second polish is "Summer Memories" and it's such a pretty blue. This is three coats on it's own. It's a sheer shimery blue with fine yellow glitter and yellow hexes. Sucha a pretty polish and perfect for the end of summer. And totally reminds me "Summertime Sadness" by Lana Del Rey haha, in a good way.

This third polish is "Sheer Decadence." I applied it over a pink which is Colur Gossip's "Fashionista". "Sheer Decadence" is a shimerry orangy polish with flakes and it's AMAZING. It's so beautiful and the name is perfect for it.

This final polish is "Autumn" and it's my favorite. If I could paint my future daughter's room with a nail polish I'd paint it with this. This is three coats on its own. It's a sheery peach/coral color with yellow blue and orange glitter.

All of these polishes were so easy to apply and you didn't have to go fishing for the glitter besides the moons in "Bewitching Hour."

Click here to go to Candie's Lustre's Etsy to purchase them and make sure to check out her instagram @CandiedLustre_nails

Products in this post were provided for review

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Summer's not quite over yet and I'm still loving neons so here is a simple mani using new neon studs from Born Pretty Store!

Products Used:
Make sure to use my code GYL91 for 10% off at Born Pretty Store! I'm obsessed, you get a wheel with amazing neon studs. I can't wait to use the rest of the colors.

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Monday, September 16, 2013


My favorite fall color is plum and OPI's "In the Cable Car Pool Lane" does not disappoint.

Products Used:
I lovvve the cherries charm it's so cute. I applied it with nail art glue along with the studs.

For all OPI colors, China Glazes, and much more you can shop at HB Beauty Bar and get 10% off using the code MODNAILS. And make sure to like their facebook page as well!

What's your favorite fall nail polish color?

Products in this post were provided for review


Since summer isn't quite over yet and it was 90 degrees today I decided to go with a neon pink from Live Life Polished.
Products Used:
I apply all my 3D gems with nail art glue! And no they don't fall off. I apply a drop of nail glue, let it dry for ten seconds an apply the gem lightly, place it, and push it down slowly. It lasts until I decide to take my mani off! This is also the technique I used for the spikes and not a single one fell!

Here are some codes for my lovely followers!

For 15% off any polishes (except the summer neons since they're already 35% off!) on Live Life Polished enter the code MODNAILS at checkout!

Make sure to grab your Seche Vite Top Coat at HB Beauty Bar for $3.25 and use the code "MODNAILS" for 10% off any purchase! They have all the new OPI collections plus China Glaze, Seche colors, and much more.

And for all your nail art needs and 3D gems including the lips use my code GYL91 for 10% off at Born Pretty Store!

Happy shopping :)

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I'm back!

Before today I hadn't done my nails in three weeks and it was driving me crazy.

I went on vacation to Florida August 21st, Miami first then Orlando. I FINALLY went to Harry Potter Wizarding World  (I'm a huge HP fan) and I was so happy. Here's a picture of Hollywood Beach, it didn't even feel like I was in the US the water was so pretty. I'm sorry California but our beaches don't compare to Florida's.

After Florida I went straight to San Francisco to visit my family. Since I got back life has been crazzzyyyy busy and today was the first time in a very long time that I had time to pay attention to my nails. I had a huge nail break from not taking care of my nails and it's finally starting to grow.

I feel like I've missed out on so much, including nail trends. 

While I was away I received so many amazing polishes and I can't wait to show them all!

Let the nail posts begin!