Monday, April 21, 2014


Nail art has taken over Instagram and I love it. When you go to the explore page (before Instagram decided to change it) you see nail art and nail art how to videos. If you're not already following me on instagram my username is @modnails 

One of my most frequently asked questions is what apps I use to make my videos and what I use to record it.

I also get asked how I take my pictures and if you're curious read my previous post on how I take pictures for my instagram and blog.

Here is my set up to record:

I bought the two separate pieces for the tripod. The base can also be used for regular cameras and then the attachable piece which adjusts to fit any phone. Since I had the base already it was cheaper to buy the attachable piece for my phone.

Here are the amazon links I bought them from:
Before I got this base I would just place my phone on top of a Bath & Body works candle haha. It did the job but would sometimes fall over :( The really cool thing about the gorilla pod is you can place it anywhere since the legs are super bendable and adjustable. You can wrap it around a tree branch, and even place it on your car since the bottom legs are magnetic! It's amazing.

What apps I use to make my videos on my iPhone 5S:
  • iMovie to record, edit transitions, add music, and add photos 
  • Splice to speed up the video, then I save it, upload it on splice again to make it faster, and once I have it down to under 15 seconds, I save it and import it on iMovie
Remember, if you ever have any questions feel free to ask me! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Here's a fun mix n' match mani I created. I've been obsessed with the chevron strips from Stick Me Nails, so easy to use!
Products Used:
I love how these turned out, especially the roses. Make sure to use the coupon codes I have for my followers!

Get 15% off at HB Beauty Bar by using my code "MODNAILS" at checkout

Get 35% off at Simply Spoiled Beauty using my code "MODNAIL"
Products in this post were provided for review


Here is a quick 15 second tutorial on an Easter mani! I decided to recreate this look I did last year so I can show you all how I did it!

Products Used:

  • Pink is Essie's "Cascade Cool"
  • Purple is OPI's "Do You Lilac It"
  • Teal is China Glaze's "For Audrey"
  • White is OPI's "Alpine Snow"
  • and dark pink is OPI's "Hey Baby" from HB Beauty Bar (use my code "MODNAILS" for 15% off!

Hope everyone had a happy Sunday :)

For more quick tutorials visit my instagram @modnails

Sunday, April 6, 2014


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


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!).
Products Used:

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