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Stripy Sparkly Nail Designs

I had some time to play around and create some nail art using nail appliques. I started by polishing my nails with Orly Purple Crush. It's one of my favorite fuchsias. I did 2 coats and let it dry for about 30 minutes. Then, I used Dashing Diva Design fx bling appliques in a black and white animal print called Catwalk. I love the sparkle they have! The appliques are sticky on one side and easy to apply to your nails. You can apply the whole applique to your nail or cut it and use the pieces to create your own design.  The pack I have says it's for toes but they are fine for fingernails too. I chose cut the appliques into pieces I liked then added them to my nails to make each nail a different design. I think they came out super fun! Shop for Dashing Diva Nail Appliques           Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon πŸ’‹ As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at

Orly Purple Crush

I just love the color of my petunias this summer. They are a magnificent shade of fuchsia. I decided this would be a beautiful toe nail color.  I must have it! My search for the perfect color didn't take long. Orly's Purple Crush turned out to be the perfect match. It's a gorgeous super shiny crΓ¨me. Look how great it looks on my toes with my purple wave petunias! I started with a base coat followed by 2 coats of a sheer white, then 2 coats of Purple Crush. A coat of Seche Vite finishes it off. The white polish helps to intensify the Fuchsia color. It looks fabulous on my finger nails too! Shop for Orly Nail Polish on Amazon Click here to see the nail designs I created using the color. Let nature inspire you too!           Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon πŸ’‹ As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you. That keeps my blog

How to Thin Nail Polish

It's so disappointing when you grab one of your old favorite nail polishes and find it to be too thick to polish with. many people thing they can just add a little nail polish remover to it to thin it our. That is not what your nail polish needs. Nail polish gets thick because the solvents that keep it free flowing evaporate.  Add nail polish thinner to nail polish to thin it, not nail polish remover. Why?  The ingredients in polish remover are not the ingredients found in nail polish.  Polish thinner contains the solvents, such as butyl acetate, ethyl acetate, heptane and toluene, that used in nail polish.   Some brands, such as Seche Vite, make their own thinner specifically for their products. Otherwise a basic polish thinner will do. How to Thin Nail Polish   Add a few drops at a time. Once polish is over thinned, it just doesn't thicken up again. I've tried leaving the top off an over thinned polish for hours, but it never seemed to get to the right cons

Cherry Blooms Lash Extending Mascara Review

Look at these gorgeous lashes!   They were gorgeous to start with, then I made them more gorgeous by using Cherry Blooms Brush on Fiber Eyelash Extensions. This is one of my brides. She wanted to showcase her beautiful eyes so I wanted to make her lashes as long as possible without using false lashes. Cherry Blooms is a 2 part mascara lash extending system that uses high grade beeswax to hydrate the lashes, stick the fibers to the lashes, keep the mascara from flaking and prevent bacterial growth. Cherry Blooms is a cruelty free Austrailian company. It makes your lashes look longer and fuller in three steps. 1. Apply a generous coat of the Step 1 & 3 Transplanting Mascara Gel. Do about 20 strokes of mascara. 2. Apply the fibers, Step 2. Do about 15 strokes of fibers. 3. Apply another coat of the Transplanting Mascara Gel. Be sure to do a good coating to seal in all the fibers. Do about 20 strokes of mascara. Click here for more tips on applying lash fiber exte

Toe Nail Fungus Remedies

Have you found yourself with  a toe nail fungus ? Fungal infections are quite common on the toe nails especially on the big toe nail. All it takes is a stubbed toe to create a tiny opening for a dermatophyte to jump in and take up residence. It can be fungus from an athlete's foot infection or you may pick up the fungus in the shower at your local gym. Fingernails can also be infected with fungus but it is less common. The problem is, it's  really tough to evict that fungus! Fungi love the warm moist environment underneath the toe nail. It grows and spreads into the nail causing the nail to discolor, thicken and pull away from the nail bed. Debris accumulates under the nail and the nail plate begins to get crumbly and ragged. Can I get a fungal infection from nail polish at the salon? Toe nail fungal infections are difficult to treat because the infection is underneath the toe nail in the nail bed. Topical medications don't penetrate through all the