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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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Jessica Cosmetics Pop Couture Spring 2016

Jessica Cosmetics Nail Polish POP Couture collection @karengnails www.karengnails.com

Jessica Cosmetics Pop Couture Spring 2016 Collection

Jessica Cosmetics Pop Collection Karen G Nails

 

Jessica Cosmetics Pop Couture Spring 2016 Collection is a collection that blends the best of couture and popular culture. This collection features six amazing bright colors which include:

Jessica Cosmetics Nail Polish POP Couture collection nail swatches @karengnails www.karengnails.com

I was impressed by the colors in the Pop Couture collection. The colors were bright compared to the light pastel nail colors I’m used too seeing for Spring. However, this bright collection was still subtle for spring. Also, it’s the perfect collection to transition from Spring-to-Summer. The formula is quite sheer so most of these shades will need two coats to achieve full coverage and a top coat for shine.

Magical Kingdom Mickey Mouse Nails Disneyworld Castle by Karen G Nails

I used four shades from the Jessica Cosmetics Pop Couture Spring 2016 collection to create this colorful Mickey Mouse nail design for my recent trip to the Magic Kingdom!

 

What are your favorite shades for Spring?

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Art Deco Nails

Art Deco Nail Art karengnails.com

I was inspired by art deco when I first created this nail look last year. I loved it so much and promised many of you to do a quick tutorial and show you exactly how I did it. The steps are easy and these art deco nails can easily be done! I will admit my biggest nemesis when it comes to nails is the amount of time it takes for nail polish to dry. I’m trying to learn to be more patient and accept the fact that I need to let my nails dry in between each step…it’s not easy but it can be done! My solution is watching my favorite YouTube beauty gurus in between each step for these art deco nails 🙂 Remember this art deco nails design can be done in any color combination you like so…get creative!

Art Deco Nails Tutorial at karengnails.com

Tools:
Essie – Licorice
Zoya – Rocky
Ciate – Power Dressing 063
Seche Vite – Top Coat
Gold Striping Tape
Nail Art Liner Brush

Step 1
Apply two coats of Zoya ‘Rocky’ allow time to completely dry.

Step 2
Using the liner brush paint two black lines using Essie ‘Licorice’ starting at the sidewall of the nail and painting towards the free edge in order to create the perfect peak where the two black lines will meet.


Step 3
Fill in the the sides using Essie ‘Licorice’.

Step 4
Using the liner brush paint two lines using Ciate ‘Power Dressing 063’ starting at one side of the free edge painting towards the middle and drawing another line on the other side painting towards the middle until both lines meet and create a ‘V’.

Step 5
Fill in the ‘V’ using Ciate ‘Power Dressing 063’ allow time to dry.

Step 6
Apply two pieces of gold striping tape to outline the ‘V’ shape that was just created. Finally, lock in your art deco nails design by applying one coat of Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my art deco nails inspired tutorial and I can’t wait to see your nails!

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Strike Gold Nails Tutorial

Strike Gold Nails Tutorial at karengnails.com

I love GOLD! My eyes are immediately drawn to anything in gold. I’ve realized that most my accessories and jewelry are in gold or have at least a touch of gold. So, when I think about my nail designs I try my best to incorporate gold elements into my design.

I re-created one of my favorite and simple gold nail looks. Creating this easy Strike Gold Nails Tutorial. This nail look can be done in any base color you prefer! In 4 easy steps you can also strike gold!

Strike Gold Nails Tutorial at karengnails.com

Tools:
Deborah Lippmann – Modern Love
Ella + Mila – Gilded
Striping Tape
Seche Vite – Top Coat

Step 1
Apply two coats of Deborah Lippmann ‘Modern Love’ allow time to completely dry.

Step 2
Cut and apply two pieces of striping tape starting on the sidewall of the nail and taping toward the base of the nail to create the perfect ‘V’.

Step 3
Fill in the ‘V’ with Ella + Mia ‘Gilded’ and carefully remove the striping tape while polish is still wet.

Step 4 
Finally, lock in your nail design by applying one coat of Seche Vite Fast Drying Top Coat.

I hope you enjoy the tutorial below and create amazing strike gold nails!

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