Ombre Nail Art Tutorial: Summer Sunset Nails

Hello my beauties!! I am back with a fun nail art tutorial for you to try this summer! It is bright, fun and exotic for those of you that crave color and fashion on your nails! For this tutorial I was inspired by this beautiful picture of a sunset on a beach. (see below) Man, I wish I was laying down in that photo with a margarita in my hand, lol. I bet you do too!

Product Used In Tutorial:

  • Orly: Spark (Yellow shade)
  • O.P.I.: Nicole alert (Orange shade)
  • O.P.I.: You Rock Alcupoco
  • Top Coat: Seche Vite

 

Step By Step Tutorial

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Beauty Chameleon’s Favorites: Nailpolishes & Colors!

Nail polish, everyone woman loves to adorn their nails with color. Whether the color is bright and daring or soft and subdue nail polish can evoke a fun statement about the wearer. I love nail polish! It is an easy accessory that can be added to change my mood or accessorize my OFTD. Well, recently a sweet subscriber from my youtube channel NHOP76 had a special request to learn what my favorite nail polish brands where.She was very tired of buying nail polishes that would be either to watery or chip off as fast as you just applied the color. And, believe me I can totally relate to that so Makeupfriend this post is for you!

My nail polish collection is filled with brands from the drugstore like Sally Hansen's, Revlon, and maybelline to polishes you may find at Ulta like OPI, Orly & China Glaze from Sally Beauty Supply, and my latest favorites Sephora by OPI and MAC. I personally own about 90+ nail polishes so, instead of showing them all I decided to pick out my favorite colors and brands to share with you all. Before I talk about the color specifically I do recommend to used the following nail products to strengthen your nails as a base coat and a wonderful fast drying top coat.

Favorite Nail Basics:

Orly Nail Defense: What they say about this product, "Orly Nail Defense is protein and gelatin enriched to fortify weak nails. Bonds nail layers together, sealing the free edge to prevent peeling and chipping." When I use it fills in my nails and protects my nails from staining too!

Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat: What they say about this product, "Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat's patented formula allows top coat to penetrate through the nail lacquer to the base coat, forming a single solid coating over the nail plate. Can be used on natural nails, nail enhancements and pedicures." This product is amazing!! For one, you call apply this polish and freshly applied nail polish and it dries the nail polish in less than 5 minutes!! There are many times I needed a color on fast and this product never fails me!

Now for some fun!! Keep in mind these are my favorites and what may work for me may not work for you, but in any case you will have a blast checking them out!! Here are my favorites Corals & Pinks, Nudes, Pinks & Purple, and Blues:

 

 

 

MAC Nail Polishes, $12: This is the first time I have used MAC nail polishes so this will be a bias review on MAC. The nail polish you see above is scorcher. With this shade I had to apply 2-3 coats to get the opacity you see me wear in videos, so to be far this one is not bad. Color is true and the wear is about the same as the other brands I will be talking about in this post. Overall is it worth the $12 you pay, maybe not.

OPI Classic Shades Nail Lacquer, $6-$8: Is one of my favorite nail polishes. I love the color variety and the fact that the polishes go on true to color. The only thing I wish OPI nail polishes had was nail hardeners in them. The chipping time is again 3 days for me because I am a mom and I am always cleaning something and getting my nails wet a lot.

Orly Nail Lacquer, $8: I only own two of these nail lacquers and the are wonderful. I only have to put on 1-2 coats of this polish and the color is fab! No streaking and true to color for sure!! I need to get more of these in my life! Same with the OPI nail polishes they will begin to chip after 3 days, so definitely re-apply another coat.

China Glaze Nail Lacquer with Hardeners, $5.99: This is the least expensive at of all the nail polishes I have mention and my most favorite! I like the fact that the color is true, the nail lacquer has hardeners in the polish which will strengthen your nails will wearing the polish and the have such a huge variety of colors! Depending on the color this polish can chip within 2-3 days, but overall I LOVE this polish!!

SEPHORA by OPI, $9: These nail polishes are formulated and made by OPI. So the quality and wear is the same as I mentioned before. I like the fact that they have some trendy colors and they are much easier to find in store than the OPI nail polishes at times.

 

Overall, these are my favorites and regardless of nail polish brand you decided to use just remember to do the following to maintain your gorgeous manicure: Clean your nails and make sure your nails are free from any dirt and oil residue. This will ensure that you get a nice bond of your base coat to your nails. Next apply you base coat, follow with your favorite nail polish shade and finish off with a top coat to minimize chipping of the nail polish.

Stay Tuned For My Nail Polish Favorites Video:

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Series: Pink Candy Hearts Inspired Look

Hey beauties, Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Many people will be looking for the latest fragrance to wear or that perfect outfit to wear out with their love ones. Most makeupnistas out there will be on the hunt for a hot look to accessorize with their fabulous outfits chosen. Well, for you all I decided to start a series of Valentine’s day inspired looks from dramatic to to soft and sweet. To kick off the series is a fun bright hot pink look for those of you that love bright eyes using inexpensive makeup from coastal scents!! So, if you own the coastal scents palette get ready to whip it out and play. If you do not own I will post a like to the palette.

Products Used:

Smashbox photo finish lid primer
NYX Jumbo shadow pencil: Milk

Coastal Scents ® 42 Color Double Stack Shimmer Shadow & Blushand Coastal Scents ® 88 Color Makeup Palette

All Pinks and Matte pinks used
MAC Fluidline: Blacktrack

Cheeks:
MAC: Pearl Matte powder (love it so much!!)

Lips:
Smashbox O’ Gloss

Nails: Orly’s Basket case

Pictures:

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NOTD: Orly Basket Case With A little Edgyness Too!

Okay my beauty chameleons I am on my nail thing again. You got to love it! Anyway, I was going through more of my polishes I recently purchased and was on the search for a bright and shiny pink nail color. So, the color I decided to use was Nail Lacquer Collection in Basket case (bright pink) nail color. I love it so much. When I applied two coat to my nail the color was amazingly bright which I love because spring is here and all of the bright colors are so beautiful! Check out the pics of this polish especially if you love pink like me!!

Nail Color: Orly Basket Case

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Added Some Edgyness with Onyx By Maybelline:

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I love adding the black detailing to my thumb nail with Maybelline Express Finish Advanced Wear Anti-Chip Color, Onyx Rush 895, and I have a feeling this may turn into a nail art project because I also picked up some jewels to decorate my nails too! So, if that happens, stayed tuned for a tutorial for sure 🙂

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