Monday, March 30, 2015

Glam Polish LE Masters of Illusion Collection Swatch, Review Negative Space Nail Art

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Hi all! I'm excited to bring you more Glam Polish today! I always look forward to my Glam swatches because the formula never disappoints and I love seeing what Rachel dreams up next! This month we have shades from the Limited Edition Masters of Illusion Collection, nine amazing special effect shades with stunning mixes of flakies, holo, microflakies and color shifting glass flecks. I have one of the color shifting shades and the 3 sparkling shades to show you today.
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 Glam Polish Deceptive Practice - Holographic base with ultra holo glitter, copper/green flakies, iridescent color shifting glass flecks and shimmer.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Cirque Colors x Nordstrom Magic Hour Pop-In Curated by Olivia Kim

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It's my pleasure to present to you Cirque Colors exclusive to Nordstrom collection. Created for their Pop-In shop series, this "Magic Hour" Pop-In is curated by Olivia Kim, director of creative projects and Opening Ceremony veteran. Introducing seven exclusive shades inspired by lights, music and the warmer months ahead. Go bold with one of our UV reactive holographics or embellish any nail look with one of our festival-inspired glitters.

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 Cirque Colors (from left to right) FLASH, Sun Dog, PLUR, Twilight, Phosphors, Electric Sky, Discotheque

Saturday, March 21, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Spring 2015 Freehand Tulip Nail Art

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Hello and Happy Spring!! In honor of the first day of Spring being yesterday, I created this freehand tulip flower nail art!! I know every year the first tulip sightings are always a joy to see! You can check out the press release for this collection and see just why I was so excited to receive these. Each one is just perfect! I used all but one for this design - and I included that swatch at the end ;) 
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 I promised myself I'd work on my freehand flowers this year. So here's another go at it!

Femme Fatale Swatches and Reviews

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Hi there! I've got swatches of Femme Fatale today! This was my first experience with the brand. 
"Established in 2011 Femme Fatale is the leading Australian online boutique for handmade cosmetics & lacquer, plus additional beauty care items produced by small-scale businesses. We stock over 40 unique & vibrant artisan brands from around the world, with new products arriving each week"
I was sure looking forward to this brand!
The first is a trio created for Valentine's 2015 but of course can be worn all year!
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 Femme Fatale Fool's Paradise - bronz-y gold shimmer and flakes with silver holo glitter. I layered one coat over KBShimmer Eyes White Open.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Round - Up

Phew! What a week! I got all all seven of my Nail Art Fashion Week designs done, though posted the last ones a bit late. Seems the stomach bug doesn't care that Nail Art Fashion Week is taking place at manicurator.com. LOL Well Here's the round - up in case you missed any. 
I am definitely proud of the work I did for this challenge. I am always inspired by fashion and particularly love Fashion Week so I was thrilled that Maria of sonailicious.com asked me to host along with Faustine La NPA Mouton from Paris, and Bella SeizeTheNail of Stockholm. 

They did amazing work along with so many of YOU that joined and posted with #NAFW2015 Thank you for making this so much fun and sharing your talents with us! <3

Check out all my posts:

Hope you enjoyed these :D

All the best,
Victoria

Monday, March 16, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 7 - Fall Runway Nail Art - Miss Pop Nails for Rachel Antonoff



February 13, 2015 – NYC – OPI brought floral to New York Fashion Week with Rachel Antonoff at Lincoln Center with OPI’s lead nail artist Miss Pop and the OPI team of nail techs. And today, I bring it to you with the final day of Nail Art Fashion Week! Our theme for the last day of this challenge is to recreate Fashion Week Fall 2015 Runway nail art. I chose the ever colorful and fun style of Miss Pop Nails!
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China Glaze Electric Nights Neon Collection Press Release

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China Glaze® Introduces Electric Nights Neon Collection
#ChinaGlazeElectricNights

Love, laugh, dance and bring the good vibes to the ultimate non-stop party when China Glaze® launches Electric Nights, summer’s hottest day-glow nail lacquer collection. Inspired by the outrageously colorful fashion seen at electronic music festivals, Electric Nights features nine enhanced neon lacquers that illuminate under a black light and three first-of-its-kind splatter paint effect top coats. Mix and match them all to create a glowing, mashup manicure that won’t skip a beat.

Twelve bass-bumping, bold shades include:


Violet-Vibes: Ultra-violet purple crème

Plur-Ple*: Vibrant blue-purple crème

Glow with the Flow*: Ultra bright baby pink crème

Red-y to Rave*: Unstoppable neon red crème

Home Sweet House Music*: Neon orange crème

Daisy Know My Name?: Hi-light yellow crème

DJ Blue My Mind: Vivid blue crème

UV Meant to Be: Tranquil baby blue crème

Treble Maker: Glowing green crème

Point Me to the Party: Neon green, orange, pink and blue matte multi-size glitter

Let the Beat Drop: Hot orange and pink matte multi-size glitter

Can I Get An Untz Untz: Cool neon blue and green matte multi-size glitter 


The Electric Nights collection marks the first time four key shades will launch simultaneously in Gelaze® Gel-n-Base in OneTM gel polish as open stock colours and a 4-piece set: Red-y to Rave, Home Sweet House Music, Plur-Ple and Glow with the Flow. Electric Nights will also feature four limited edition “Tips & Toes” 2-piece sets of China Glaze® and Gelaze® shades – Gelaze® for manicures and the matching China Glaze® shade for pedicures.

Wave your nails in the air with China Glaze® Electric Nights April 2015 at fine beauty supply stores and salons nationwide including Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply. MSRP $7.50.
For more information, please visit www.chinaglaze.com or follow China Glaze® on Facebook (@ChinaGlaze), Instagram (@ChinaGlazeOfficial), Twitter (@ChinaGlaze) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/chinaglaze).

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 6 - Fall FW Dress - Carolina Herrera

Hello! Today I have the next to last post for this fun Nail Art Fashion Week. I've loved doing these and loved seeing your posts on Instagram! I've fallen a bit behind schedule as there's a nasty bug going through my house right now! Boo! Bad timing, I have nails to do! 

So here is Day 6, which is inspired by Carolina Herrera - NYFW Fall '15
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Runway photo credit: hollywoodlife.com by Frazer Harrison

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 5 - Style Icon - Emmy Rossum Oscar de la Renta

Hi all! Today is Day 5 (one day late!) of our Nail Art Fashion Week! Hope you've been enjoying it so far! For today we could choose between Favorite Fashion Blogger or Style Icon and I knew immediately who I would honor. Emmy Rossum! She is without a doubt my favorite Style Icon. She looks amazing in any style from cute, feminine, rocker grunge to all out elegance. But most of all she rocks elegance out of the park! One quick Google search and you will see her looking fabulous in anything she puts on! A WhoWhatWear gallery proves my point.
Her choice of Oscar de la Renta to the Independent Spirit Awards was what I chose to replicate as I've been trying to challenge myself and improve on my flower skills! 
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Emmy Rossum photo credit Steve Granitz: whowhatwear.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 4 - Fashion Trend - Rodarte - Studio 54

Hello!! Moving right along, it's Day 4 - "Fashion Trend" for NAIL ART FASHION WEEK. And I'm reminded of my love/hate relationship with challenges. Haha!! Love that it pushes me to do great work, but hate taking each one off, and creating and posting another the very next day. Not an easy thing! So, before I continue with the trend and designer I chose today, I've wanted to give a shout out to my extremely talented friend, Didoline and her jaw dropping good "Fashion Friday" posts. I''m so inspired by the work she does!

So, while searching for hot fashion trends for this post, I stumbled across Harpar's Bazaar Top Fall Fashion Trends for 2015. Perfect! I chose Studio 54 WHOO! Pile on the glitter baby! 
"A return to over-the-top glamour made famous by the swans of the 1970s has made its triumphant return. Sequins, glitter and lamé—plus some new takes on the evening suit—never looked so now."
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 OK, it's confession time. My little one came home sick with fever and stomach ache yesterday. Was up in pain a lot during the night. I have fever and stomach pain today, while doing these nails. They are not my fave.

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 3 - Bag - Tory Burch with Zoya

Hello everyone! Glad you are here to see Nail Art Fashion Week Day 3 - Bag! I searched and searched until I found this Tory Burch bag(s) to recreate. I've been wanting to challenge myself..to do more..you guessed it...florals. What better time than an official challenge group? So here we go!
Catch up with my fashion challenge posts:

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 2 - Shoes - Paul Andrew

Hello readers! 
Excited to bring you Day 2 of Nail Art Fashion Week 2015! Today's theme is shoes!! I had a fun time researching for these and found myself wishing I wore heels more often! I have a folder of favorites but when I saw these Paul Andrew Zenadia pumps on Nordstrom.com I was done!
These were fun but way more time consuming to create than I thought. Then, for the life of me I couldn't get a shot I was pleased with! Hence..posting Day 2 so late in the day!
Here's Day 1 - favorite fashion designer (DIOR) if you missed it. 

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Nail Art Fashion Week 2015 Day 1 - Favorite Designer - DIOR

YOU'RE INVITED!

I have such cool news to share with you! If you follow me on Instagram you already know! (*ALSO - I've switched to @manicurator instead of @victoria_manicurator so it's easier to find me, yay!) I've joined a new challenge, and you can too!! Join us for the first ever NAIL ART FASHION WEEK challenge, Match 9 -15. Get ready to see fashion inspired nail art. Yay! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time so I was thrilled when Maria V of sonailicious.com asked me to host along with Faustine La NPA Mouton from Paris, and Bella SeizeTheNail of Stockholm. 

Please see Maria's detailed comprehensive post introducing this awesome challenge!! 

Hope you will enjoy! Spread the word, post all of the challenges in the week, or just a few :) 

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil Review and Zoya Delight Spun Sugar Nail Art

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Hi all! Did you catch my last post where I used the Zoya Spring 2015 Delight collection for sugar spun nail art? If not,  check it out! It's quite the messy technique!! I created a tutorial where you can see just how messy it can be! So when I decided to do it this time I knew I had just the perfect product to test out with it!
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 Color4Nails Crystalline Nail Veil

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Zoya Delight Spring 2015: Eden, Daisy, Tiana, Lillian, Rayne, Leslie Sugar Spun Nail Art

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Hello and happy weekend!! Where are you in the world? After spending my entire life living through NYC winters, I'm now in the Seattle, Washington area. Lots of grey and rain but it's been sunny and decidedly Spring-like here in the PNW. Since the end of February! I was actually feeling guilty basking in the sunshine without a jacket watching my kids play outside this morning, knowing my family back in NY are still freezing their butts off! Anyway...that bring me to this glorious, sweet and fresh DELIGHTful Spring collection from Zoya. 
It's nearly three years (minus a month) from the first sugar spun mani I ever did, (my most stolen image!) also using all Zoya polishes so I felt compelled to recreate a pastel rainbow with this collection. I adore how it turned out!!
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 Have you done a "sugar spun" mani? I find them fairly easy to do, just time consuming and messy. But I've found short cuts for both of those! 

Friday, March 6, 2015

U by Kotex 3D Capture Core pads free sample and inspired nail art


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Here today to share with you a mani inspired by U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core! And giving you the chance to get a FREE SAMPLE (while supplies last) and #SaveTheUndies! Yes, of course it's awkward to discuss..but I also have a set of undies just for that time of the month. That's why I got the overnight pads, so I can sleep sounder and not worry!

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3D Capture Core* Pads
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• Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
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• Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
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• Easy-open wrappers in four fearless designs.
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• Have 3D Capture Core* that quickly draws in and locks away wetness
• Period pads that are breathable with a cottony soft touch
• Uniquely shaped pads with wings for a secure fit that helps prevent bunching
• Unscented ultra-thin period pads for women (free of artificial scents and fragrances).



 You can see how thin and non-bulky these are! Hooray for non-bulky Save the Undies protection. Make sure you snag your FREE SAMPLE before they run out!
 And of course, the pretty packaging was screaming nail art!! So I just had to, made these freehand. My base color is OPI Suzi Has A Swede Tooth. OPI Dining Al Frisco is the blue and OPI A Grape Affair is the purple, even though it looks blackish its a dark purple.

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Thanks for reading, do you like the design? Hope you grab your free sample of U by Kotex with 3D Capture Core.

Thank you to U by Kotex for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to become an #UnderWarrior and stay confident!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Glam Polish - Cast A Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection Swatch Review Nail Art

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Hello! What a stunning collection from Glam Polish today. These are like my dream shades. This is the 3rd installment of the Cast A Spell series called The White Witch Collection and there are 9 shades in total. I have 5 and am tryyyying to be good and not order the others but I really need them!
Nine sparkling pastel holo shades packed full of holographic glitter, in part one and two of our Cast a Spell Collection we explored the world of dark magic, Cast a Spell Part 3: The White Witch Collection is inspired by white magic, the use of supernatural powers or magic for good and selfless purposes.
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 I knew I had to create some simple nail art designs with these, all of the shades go brilliantly with each other but I went with the color combos that jumped out at me! 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Picture Polish Honeymoon, Paris, Cyan, Moscow and Lakodom Nail Art plus That Remover and Those Wipes Review

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It's with humble appreciation that I am showing you a design that includes the Picture Polish shade Honeymoon that I created for the October 2014 release of collaborations. I have combined the other non-glitter shades from the same release date *note - new formulation of Paris* for this argyle design. I love how it turned out! At the end of the post I give my thoughts on piCture pOlish's new That Remover and Those Wipes!
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 Here's my baby. Inspired by the crystal clear seafoam green and aqua waters of my Honeymoon in the Caribbean!