Monday, July 21, 2014

Mani Monday with Tiffany!

Hi Glitter and Gloss readers!  Hope you guys are having an awesome summer so far.  I can't believe there's only about a month left... depressing.  I love summer.  Anyway, on to the nails...

I just ordered some Nail Vinyls in chevrons and straights from HERE, so of course I had to find a way to use them.  (Side note: love the nail vinyls.  They gave me very clean lines and I love that they're precut... oh my goodness cutting tape is for the birds.)  Please excuse the fact that they look just like Easter eggs.

For my base colors I used China Glaze Tardy for the Party (index and ring) and Zoya Shelby (middle and pinky).  I applied 2 coats of each.  Then I applied a coat of Seche Vite to my middle and ring finger (and thumb).

While I was waiting for my middle and ring finger to dry, I used a dotting tool to add dots to my index and pinky fingers.  For dotting I used Shelby and Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet on my index finger and Tardy for the Party and Mint Sorbet on my pinky finger, and topped those with Seche Vite.

Once my thumb, middle and ring fingers base coat was dry (takes about 10 minutes with the SV), I put 2 strips of chevron nail vinyls on each chevron nail.  Then, one at a time, I applied a coat of Mint Sorbet and removed the nail vinyl while the polish was still wet.  This is very important, if you let the polish dry at all then it will just pull polish off with the tape.  Not a good look.  I use tweezers to pull off the vinyls.  

Here's a picture with flash:

Hope you guys enjoyed!  Try it yourself, if you choose different colors it won't look so Easter eggy ;)  

These are DARLING, Tiffany, thank you for sharing!! Now it's YOUR turn to link up! As always, I will pin some favorites. Have a great week!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Three Things

1. THIS awesome article. It gives a background history on MAC Cosmetics, and while I knew most of it from working with the brand in the past, I still thought it was a great read!

2. "The Coolest" - you guys have probably seen this video floating around, but seriously - what an awesome idea!

3. Florida! I'm here in Orlando, for Stella & Dot's big national conference, and having the best time!! Learning so much, making great new friends and previewing our insanely amazing Fall line that launches next week!! WAY too much fun to be considered work!

What are YOUR three things? Be sure to let me know in the comments section!

Monday, July 14, 2014

mani monday // favorite summer nails

Hey ladies! My nails have been naked for a while - lots of time with my family, and playing in the sun = my nails have become one of my last priorities. Since my nails are naked, I thought I'd share a couple of great summer manis:


What were you rocking last week? (Or were your nails naked like mine?) Link up below, and I'll pin some favorites! XO!

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