Candy Cane Nail Tutorial

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When it comes to playful holiday prints nothing feels more fun than a classic candy cane stripe. This simple recreation of the look manages to feel modern but not overly saccharine; festive without feeling kitsch.

The snow-white base makes a modern and minimal foundation for a sweet holiday look. The combination of bold and fine burgundy stripes is a subtle and elegant way to celebrate the season.

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This look features Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod and Dig Fig.

Nail Prep: Paint a coat of the NEW! Sally Hansen Nail Rehab –The care you give your nails before applying nail polish is the real key to a healthy long lasting manicure. Using Nail Rehab a day before creating the look will ensure that ridges and imperfections are concealed while strengthening weak nails. It creates a defensive shield to protect against bending, breaking, and tearing making the nail look last throughout the busy holiday season. clean bare nails a day before creating the nail look.

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Step 1: Remove Sally Hansen Nail Rehab before beginning the nail look. Paint two coats of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod

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Step 2: Using a striping brush, apply diagonal lines using Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Dig Fig leaving an ample amount of space between stripes. You can place stripes in opposite direction on different fingers to add some variety to the design.

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Step 3. Then paint skinny stripes in between these wider diagonal stripes and have them follow along the same angle.

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Step 4: Apply a coat of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel top coat

 

 

Oscars Nail Art Tutorial AND Giveaway

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The Oscars are coming and my friends at Hot Designs have kindly shared a simple star-struck mani idea to get everyone red-carpet (or couch party) ready.

With Hot Designs nail art pens, adding festive flair to your nails is easy! These dual-sided nail art pens have nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing.

Each set of 6 colors is available for $14.99 or as single pens at for $5.99.

Want to win a Hot Designs prize pack? Keep reading to find out how!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1 lucky winner will receive a 6-color Hot Designs prize pack.

Open to US entries only.

HOW TO ENTER:

Visit My Beauty Source Blog Facebook page and LIKE or COMMENT on this post: https://www.facebook.com/mybeautysourceblog

CONTEST ENDS February 24, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be picked at random and will be notified on Facebook. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

Easy Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial AND Facebook Giveaway

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In advance of Valentine’s Day, I’m so excited to share a DIY tutorial on how to get fun holiday nails.

With Hot Designs nail art pens, adding festive flair to your nails is easy! These dual-sided nail art pens have nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing.

Each set of 6 colors is available for $14.99 or as single pens at for $5.99.

Want to win a Hot Designs prize pack? Keep reading to find out how!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

1 lucky winner will receive a 6-color Hot Designs prize pack.

Open to US entries only.

HOW TO ENTER:

Visit My Beauty Source Blog Facebook page and LIKE or COMMENT on this post: https://www.facebook.com/mybeautysourceblog

CONTEST ENDS February 14, 2015 at 11:59 PM EST.

Winners will be picked at random and will be notified on Facebook. Prize will be fulfilled by the sponsor.

 

#NailMail: Sally Hansen Matte Nude Manicure

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During Paris Fashion Week, Sally Hansen’s Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole created a coolly minimalist, nude manicure with a twist by giving flesh toned polish a matte finish. Madeline paired Sally Hansen Big Matte Top Coat with Complete Salon Manicure in Almost Almond, a flattering nude shade which gave the glossy manicure a chic velvety matte look.

“The idea for the matte nude nail came from referencing the true sheen of a natural nail,” says Madeline Poole.  “As an unpainted nail is generally more satin or matte in finish, we were mimicking this surface. In the end, the result is dusty and bare like the cheek of a porcelain doll.”

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Hot Designs Nail Art Pens Giveaway

Hot Designs Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

Hot Designs Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

For creative and easy DIY mani/pedi designs, new Hot Designs nail art pens are the perfect tool!

Hot Designs are dual-sided nail art pens with nail polish on one side and a fine-tipped pen on the other for precision drawing. Each set of 6 colors is $14.99 and available in retailers like Walmart nationwide. Choose from two color sets:

  • Basic Beauty: Midnight Black/Royal Blue, Kelly Green/Red Flame, Hot Pink/Star White
  • Glitz & Glam: Sparkling Silver/Paradise Pink, Purple Pizzazz/Lemon Yellow, Crushed Berry/Hot Orange

Right now, Hot Designs are giving you the chance to win the ultimate beach package including a $250 Target gift card by entering here at GetHotLooks.com/contest! Just submit an original photo of your summer style using the hashtag #WinHotLooks and at-tag @GetHotLooks on Twitter/Tumblr/Pinterest or @Get_Hot_Looks on Instagram. Entries can be submitted daily!

Keep reading to find out how to win Hot Designs dual-sided nail art pens from My Beauty Source! I will pick 3 winners.

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10 Cutest #NailArt Ideas for Easter

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Happy Easter, little bunnies! Check out these super cute nail art designs I found on Twitter that will make you look your Sunday best.

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How to Prep Your Feet for Sandal Season

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Skyy Hadley, beauty expert, celebrity manicurist and owner of As “U” Wish Nail Spa, shared great tips on how to get your feet summer-ready in no time!

Rehydrate and prevent your heels from cracking

  • In order to get feet ready for the warmer months, it is important to add moisture back into the heels and skin that have become dehydrated from the winter months.
  • Milk pedicures will save the day. Mix a half cup of hot water with one cup of milk and add a spoonful of sugar – this will moisturize and prevent calluses. Soak feet for at least 10 minutes.
  • Working a foot scrub into your heels is a great way to remove dead skin. Avoid using pumice stones since they trap bacteria and try using a diamond file instead.
  • After feet are fully exfoliated, rinse, moisturize with a non-greasy lotion, and begin painting.
  • Shea Butter, light oil, or Vaseline can be used to moisturize the heels and help prevent cracking.
  • If you have blisters, leave them for the professionals (you’ll end up doing more harm than good if you try to pop them).

Ensure long-lasting color and shine

  • A clear top coat is your best friend. Be sure to apply a top coat on the third day of your pedicure (or manicure)
  • Never use a protein enriched and strengthener product together. Using both will cause your polish to crack. Try to only apply a nail protein to bare nails
  • Apply a cuticle oil to the base of your toenails (or even when they are already polished), focusing around the cuticle area to hydrate and bring moisture into the skin, helping the polish last longer.

How often to get a pedicure

  • You can never care for your feet too often, but it isn’t necessary for weekly pedicures either. Once every 2 weeks is sufficient during the warmer months.