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Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Dew and Shy Beam inspired nail art by Karen G Nails Karen Gutierrez

Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Collection featuring:
1. Dandelion Shy Beam Matte Liquid Highlighter – This soft-matte, nude pink highlighter gives off a natural-looking radiant shine.
2. Dandelion Brightening Powder – This ballerina-pink face powder is perfect on the cheeks or over face as a brightening finishing powder.
3. Dandelion Dew Liquid Blush – This is the prettiest natural baby-pink blush and gives cheeks a dewy, delicate pink glow.

Benefit Cosmetics they're Real mascara and Hello Flawless inspired nail art by Karen G Nails Karen Gutierrez

Benefit Cosmetics mascara and foundation featuring:
4. Hello Flawless! Powder Foundation – Benefits most famous powder cover-up glides on naturally sheer and layers beautifully for customized coverage.
5. they’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara – This long wearing jet black mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, lifts and separates.
6. they’re Real! Tinted Primer – Tint, define and prime lashes! Wear primer alone to give lashes a feathery, natural look or wear with they’re Real mascara to dramatically boost length & separate lashes.

Benefit Cosmetics Hoolah Bronzer inspired nail art by Karen G Nails Karen Gutierrez

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola collection featuring:
7. Dew the Hoola Liquid Bronzer – This soft-matte liquid bronzer gives your face a smoothing effect and a shimmerless glow for a natural look.
8. Hoola Matte Bronzer Powder – One of my most favorite matte bronzing powders. The perfect contour and bronzer for a natural-looking tan.


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OPI SoftShades

OPI Soft Shades nail lacquer collection spring 2016 karengnails

OPI SoftShades collection comes with six softly shaded gorgeous pastels inspired by the Spring 2016 runways. Suzi Weiss-Rischmann says, this collection is offering a fashion-forward interpretation of the pastel palette instead of the expected sheer and muted look. The lacquers have a finish that adds a ‘mod’ element to their shades.

OPI Soft Shades nail dots lacquer collection spring 2016 karengnails.com @karengnails
OPI SoftShades collection features six softly shaded pastels which include:

OPI Soft Shades nail swatches nail lacquer collection spring 2016 karengnails.com @karengnails

All of the pastel colors in this collection had full coverage after just two coats…love! After swatching the entire collection my absolute favorites are ‘I Am What I Amethyst’ and ‘It’s a Boy!’ Perfect for anyone expecting a baby boy 🙂

OPI SoftShades 2016 Pastels are available in Nail Lacquer and GelGolor formulas at professional salons, beauty brands, Charters, Dillards, Regis and ULTA.

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Nails Inc Paint Can Spray Can Nail Polish

Paint Can Nails Inc. step by step guide at karengnails.com @karengnails

 

I’m excited to share with you all the latest product from Nails Inc London Paint Can Spray Can Nail Polish! I was immediately intrigued by the product and couldn’t wait to try it.The color I tested was Mayfair Lane which is a light pink almost white with a hint of shimmer.

I followed their step by step guide and directions. I noticed the spray can nail polish dried fast and had full coverage with just the first spray. However, I tend to like my nails more opaque so I sprayed a second coat. It was really the perfect polish application. The polish I sprayed on my fingers washed off pretty quick and easy. Be careful when applying the base coat. I wasn’t too careful when I applied the base coat to my nails and accidentally got some on my cuticles. So, I had to clean up around my cuticles.

I decided to include my own step by step guide below with their directions along with my images. I hope the guide below makes it easy for you to achieve the perfect polish application using Nails Inc Paint Can Spray Can Nail Polish.

Products:
Nails Inc Paint Can Spray Can Nail Polish
Nails Inc 2 in 1 Base and Top Coat

New Paint Spray Can Nail Polish Nails Inc. tutorial step by step guide at karengnails.com @karengnails

Steps:

Step 1
Apply base coat and allow time to dry. (Nails Inc. recommends 2 in 1 base coat and top coat)
Step 2
Shake Paint Can and spray the polish from a distance of 10-15 cm directly onto the nails. If needed spray a second coat of polish. Allow nails to completely dry.
Step 3
Apply a top coat and allow time to dry. (Nails Inc. recommends 2 in 1 base coat and top coat)
Step 4
Fill bowl with soapy water and wash away and gently rub excess polish from the skin and cuticles. If needed use a small concealer brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up around the cuticles.
Step 5
Finally, perfectly applied polish!

 

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Formula X Delete All Nail Polish Remover

Formula X Delete All Nail Polish Remover is a quick and convenient nail polish remover with a pre-soaked five-finger sponge. I was excited to test this product, but I have to admit I was skeptical at first. I’m used to cotton pads and nail polish remover. I was worried about “soaking” my nails. Thus, I was afraid I would have to soak them for a long time before I saw any results. I was surprisingly amazed by this product! This nail polish remover is in fact instant and the results were faster than expected. In less than one minute my nails were completely clean.
I simply dipped my fingers into the 5 five holes. I “soaked” my nails for 10-30 seconds while rubbing my fingers back and forth against the sponge. Finally, I removed my fingers and my nails were completely clean. I washed my hands and moisturized them right after.Formula X Delete All Nail Polish RemoverThis product is perfect for those of us who love painting our nails, but dread taking the nail polish off. I like products that save me time and make my life easier. Plus there was no mess to clean up. It’s worth every penny! It’s now on my must-have products list. In the video above I used Nars in Purple Rain and did an amazing job removing a dark polish. I have yet to try removing glitter nail polish, but I’m sure it will get the job done in an instant. I would not suggest traveling with this jar since you run the risk of spilling. However, I would keep this at home and even suggest removing your polish at home before your next nail appointment to save you and your nail tech time 🙂 Just remember to wash your hands before your next polish application.

Available at Sephora and sephora.com

I would love to know who else has tried Formula X Delete All Nail Polish Remover?

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