Touch of Gold

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Hey loves!I hope you're all doing well! I apologize for the fact that it's been over a month since my last post, but lately I've just been spending a lot of time readjusting things in my life, rediscovering myself, and figuring out where I want to go. Don't worry though. I'll never officially stop blogging or YouTubing, but I just need a bit more time. I'm almost ready to come back! Right now, for me, it's just all about making improvements for the better and I'll fill you guys in more as time goes on!

In the mean time I just wanted to share this new nail look I tried. When I was younger I used to be really into dramatic nail art, ones that really test my skills, but now I just like things simple and classic. Royal Blush by Sally Hansen is on of my favorite nude nail colors, and it doesn't hurt to add a touch of bling with some gold foil! Hope you guys give it a go! -JEN

Mani Monday: Mini dots

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Happy Mani Monday loves!  I still haven't been able to stray away from my current obsession with white nails, but this weekend I was inspired by the nails in the Charlotte Ronson Spring 2014 show (shown below). Whenever I've done polka dot nails, I've always done really large dots (like here), but I really like the look of mini dots. It's a great way to add some interest to your typical all-white nails, yet still have nails that would go with any outfit!

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So here's How I did it:

I started with a protective clear base coat, and (2) coats of white nail polish. Once that completely dried, I grabbed an index card where I placed a drop of black nail polish on it. From here, depending on the size dots you want, I always use household items to make my polka dots. For larger dots, use a dull coloring pencil. For medium sized dots, use the tip of a paperclip.  For smaller dots, like these, use the lead tip of a thin mechanical pencil, or a toothpick. Dip your dotting tool of choice into the black nail polish and dot on your design. Make sure you wait until the dots are completely dry before adding a top coat. Simple!

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Simple. Clean. White.

Hey loves! I hope you all are having a fashionable #ManiMonday! Unfortunately, I have class on Mondays, which means no nail polish for me, but here's what I wore over the weekend! Ask it's been getting warmer, I've been really feeling the classically clean, white nail look. It pops against my skin and goes with whatever color I'm wearing. It also gives the appearance of me being more tan that I really am! What do you guys think?

This simple look was also worn on the runway of the Spring 2014 collections of Bands of Outsiders, Nanette Lepore, Prabal Gurung, and Calla!

Two-Toned Holiday Mani-Monday

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Happy Mani-Monday and happy Christmas Eve Eve loves! :D This week I felt like trying out a two-toned nail look and this is what I came up with It's a combo of my two favorite colors this season: gold and deep navy blue!

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I started out with Julep's "Sienna" as a base coat. It's a beautiful light gold color that's perfect for this season!

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Then I added OPI's Incognito in Sausalito underneath and presto! It's quite different than any design I've done before, but I really like it! I seems to give the illusion of longer nails. I hope you guys like it! xoxo JN

Triangles So Teeny

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Happy Friday everyone! I've survived my second week in school, so I've decided to reward myself with a new self-made mani! I had some of my Instagram followers pick my base color and they went with Bikini So Teeny by Essie! Then I turned into a very cool-toned Summer gradient using Mint Sorbet by Sally Hansen. Finally, inspired by triangular Instagram frames, I used a white nail polish, with a thin brush, to make this white design. It's really different from what I usually do, but I hope you like it!