Mani Moment: Blue Wave Nail Art from Jinsoon

Can you believe summer is almost over? We've had a pretty mild summer here in the North East, so, Its going out with very little fanfare. That doesn't mean we can't celebrate with some cool nail art from my favorite nail artist, Jin Soon Choi.


Expert Tip: Don't be afraid to smudge/touch the color you applied previously— it's part of the look!

  1. Apply a base coat like JINsoon Power Coat
  2. Apply JINsoon Cool Blue to the entire nail
  3. Apply an irregular wavy line of JINsoon Poppy Blue diagonally across the nail
  4. Apply JINsoon Blue Iris and JINsoon Kookie White the same way, alternating the order and size of the line.
  5. Finish with a glossy top coat like JINsoon Top Gloss 

If you missed the beach and there isn't a tropical vacation for you come fall and winter, why not wear the waves on your nail!


Posted on September 2, 2014 and filed under Mani Moment, Nails.

Mani Moment: Bright Orange Nails from NARS

I love orange nails and Blow-Up, a new color from NARS, is absolutely gorgeous.  Blow Up is a part of the newly reformulated polishes from NARS. The polishes also feature a newly designed brush, which is now my favorite nail polish brush, a position previously held by the lancome brush. (I wrote about the formula and the brush on ThisThatBeauty, check it out.) For this manicure I used three coats of Blow Up to get this look.

Blow Up is  a cross between a jelly like polish and a creamy opaque polish.  The finish was glossy with a  high shine but I still topped with this top coat to help extend the wear.

Polish wore for 6 days chip free, no small feat.


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Posted on August 22, 2014 and filed under Nails, Mani Moment.