Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label nails. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

6 Lucky St. Patty's Day Nail Art

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St. Patrick's Day is next Tuesday, March 17th, 2015 and we cannot wait to celebrate that jolly green holiday! This is the day where sporting shamrocks, wearing green, and drinking Irish drinks are the norm. What better way to share in the celebration than decking out head to FINGERS and TOES with a St. Patty's Day nail art tribute?! We pulled some of our favorite looks on Pinterest and have shared them above. Which ones are your favorites? Do you have a favorite green nail polish you can recommend? Share with us in the comments below!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We're Currently Obsessed with Mint!


There's just something about the color mint. It's cute, Springy, and it's a great color on everyone!  Paint your nails with one of these Essie nail polishes or go super casual with the most adorable Marc Jacobs backpack shown above!  What are some other cute spring colors that you're currently obsessed with??

Monday, February 10, 2014

Valentine's Day Manicures We Love!

The day of love is this Friday and you can't have the plain red, white, and pink manicures!  Liven them up with adorable and unique manicures this year for Valentine's Day!  Pinterest is full of adorable manicure ideas, especially Valentine's Day!  We've done the dirty work for you and gone through most of all of the Valentine's Day manicures on Pinterest and picked out our 6 favorite manicures you can try out this year! 

Happy Monday!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Nails {by Cristina}




Its that time of year again... CHRISTMAS! I don’t know about you girl, but Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. I enjoy everything from decorating the house and tree, to finding the perfect holiday accessories. I want to focus on something that I have noticed a lot of this year, holiday nails! We all love the classic red nails, but today it’s all about making your nails unique for this holiday season!

If you're looking for something classic but glam, look no further. I used Big Apple Red by OPI for a gorgeous red base coat. It's one of my favorites for a classic red hue! Then to add a little holiday feel, I used All Sparkly and Gold by OPI at the base of my nail in a half moon shape.

Hope you love this quick & easy way to add a little "holiday sparkle" to your favorite red nails!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Miracle Nails: 7 Day Nailpolish!


It's a miracle!  We love having fresh & shiny nails, but the maintenance that manicures require can be somewhat of a pain.  When you're a busy girl on the go, it's hard to find the time!  Gel nails are great, but it can get costly & we like to switch up our polish colors more frequently.  There needed to be something... a happy medium between gel & regular nail polish.  Low & behold we made a big discovery: CND Vinylux Weekly Polish!

Literally, this stuff is genius.  Made by the same people as CND Shellac, it comes in the same fan favorite shades (and a few new ones too!) that match their Shellac colors.  It can be applied yourself, or take it to your local nail salon for application.  It paints on just like regular nailpolish with a few special tricks; you can't use a base coat (it needs to "stick" to naked nails), and you have to use their special top coat to seal the deal.  Regular nailpolish remover will take it off too... no soaking required, yay!  No UV light is needed either, it dries on its own just like traditional nailpolish.  Fun little fact- natural sunlight exposure (not from a special UV light, just regular old sunshine!) actually works to harden the nailpolish even further once you apply it.  No need to put in any extra effort to get sunshine, just regular daily activities do the trick!

Co-Founder Ali is a nailpolish fanatic, so she was eager to give it a whirl.  For a full 7 days she tried it out, and to her pleasant surprise, it held up to its claims!  By day 6 she started to notice some subtle chipping, but only by the nail tips.  The color kept its shine the whole way through.  All in all, it truly is a weekly polish that is completely DIY friendly with no salon required!

Give CND Vinylux a try, and let us know what you think!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Runway To Reality: NAILED IT by Becca


Runway To Reality: NAILED IT!
New York Fashion Week had tons to offer this year in the beauty category and from Kate Spade to Phillip Lim it’s clear that the future of beauty is nails.  Here are some tips and tricks on how to get the looks gracing the catwalks of NYFW!

The Feather Mani – Start by painting your nails with your favorite color. I chose “It’s Totally Fort Worth It by OPI. While nails are still wet, select a feather and lay it flat on the desired nail. (Feathers can be purchased at your local craft store. I got mine at Michaels for $1.93!!! ) Trim feather to fit nail and finish with top coat and you’ve got a classy and sassy manicure!

The Half Moon Glitter Mani – Inspired by the nails on the Oscar De La Renta Runway at New York Fashion Week, this Half Moon Glitter Mani is sure to add Pizzazz to any dreary day! Start with a base coat of your favorite color. I used Chanel, “Black Satin” and Essie “Blanc”. Next dab glitter polish at the base of the nail in a half moon shape, I used Deborah Lippmann “Happy Birthday” and OPI“ Which is Witch?” Finish with clear top coat then let dry and show the world your sparkle!

Tip: When using glitter polishes, dab the polish instead of painting it on for maximum glitz!

The Fibre Optic Mani – This darker version of the girly, pink glitzy nails shown by Jenny Packham is perfect for fall. Start with a black base coat, I used Chanel, “Black Satin”. Next, dab Fibre Optic Polish from nails inc. London over the entire nail; I used “Mayfair Mews”. Finish with clear top coat and let nails dry for 15 minutes for an out of this world look! 

Tip: When using polish with glitter or texture let nails dry for an extra 5 to 10 minutes as the polish will be thicker.

 If none of these manicures strike your fancy try one of the shades of the season!
Iridescent Grays – Try Essie "For The Twill of It" or Deborah Lippmann "Wicked Game"
Electric Violets – Marc Jacobs “Ultraviolet”, Zoya “Mira
Orange Reds – OPI "Red My Fortune Cookie", Dior “Trafalgar"

Happy Painting !

Monday, June 24, 2013

It Girl Trend Report: Favorite Nail Polish


Nail polish is like a perfect little accessory that can complete any look.  We are all nail polish fanatics over here at TSS, and couldn't wait to share our favorite summer polish selections with you!

Classic bright pinks & corals are a summer staple color for us.  "OPI Shootout at the O.K. Coral looks good on everyone, and enhances your tan in the summertime," Marisa says.  Similarly, Cristina loves Essie's new summer neon pink color called Bottle Service.  "Fuchsia is my favorite color-- it's super girly, and can also have an edgy feel.  When I think of summer nails, this is my go to" Cristina tells us.  Avery also picked a coral pink shade, called Kerfuffle by Butter.  Avery also adds that this coral tone can really amp up your tan... we couldn't agree more!  In the softer pink family, we love Allie's pick-- Ballet Slippers by Essie.  "I love the clean, natural look of a nude polish.  It's always appropriate for any outfit or occassion," Allie says.  For a family occasion or even a job interview, we think that Ballet Slippers is an excellent choice!

Serena & Victoria are both loving the creative nail art looks this summer.  Serena tells us, "since I'm a nail polish fanatic, it's hard for me to pick one color!  My two favorite brands are Julep and Essie, so I picked one from each brand.  This is Julep in Susie, and Essie in Set in Stones."  We love Serena's glittery fade at the tips of her nails, so pretty!  Victoria agrees that "for a pattern, go bold or go home!"  Her favorite shade, OPI Bubble Bath, makes a great base color.  She then added Sally Hansen Snappy Sorbet & OPI Paint My Moji-toes Red to create a geometric pattern.  Victoria suggests using a toothpick or even tape to help make your geometric patterns come out clean & precise.

What are your favorite summer nail looks?  Any favorite new polishes you think we should try out?  Tell us below, we would love to hear from you!

Friday, April 26, 2013

The Best Nail Hardener


Going to the nail salon once or twice a month can get a bit pricey, we budget our money so we can afford keep our nails pretty.  We've talked about our favorite top coat in the past, but what's more important is how healthy your actual nail is.

We received this secret and we had to share it!  It caught our interest right away because not only is it impossible to pronounce the name and it's from Columbia, but you can also buy it at any drug store in the US!  Quimica Alemana is the company and the product's name and it is sworn to be the best nail hardener out there.  Quimica Alemana helps nail biters and also those with weak nails that peel or breaks easily.  You will see the difference after only a couple of weeks!

Save your self some money and stop getting gel nails or acrylics and go au natural by getting your nails healthy and strong with Quimica Alemana!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Something About Sally


Ok, so this may be old news, but we are really obsessing over Sally Hansen products lately! We have always seen super cute designs on other girls' nails wondering how they got it on, and low and behold, Sally Hansen was behind it. Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips REALLY last and they have so many designs for you to choose from we can't handle it! They're simple to put on and simple to take off, which makes it really fun to add some personality to your nails for an event or a fun night out in a matter of minutes. Every kit comes with multiple sizes so you're guaranteed to find one that aligns great with your nails.

Are you into the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail polish strips too? We want to see all of the different cool ways you wear it so hash tag #thesororitysecrets and #saloneffects on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to have it featured!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Spring Polish Picks


Spring is right around the corner, and our nails are ready!  We are loving these creamy pastel shades for nails, and picked our two favorite spring colors to share with you.  Mint (such as our selection from Essie) is one spring trend that we can't wait to start wearing.  And, you can't go wrong with a pastel pink, as seen in our pick from OPI.  If you're a nail painting DIY kind of girl (which we sure are) these white-based shades can be a little trickier to apply.  Slow and steady does it, and keep in mind that 2-3 coats are usually needed for these shades.  Generously apply top coat (we applied 2 coats!) to up the shine factor on cream colors. 

Speaking of top coat, thank you Cristina (Arizona State alumni) for sending in a reader's secret about Seche Vite top coat!  It's our favorite top coat too; our co-founder, Ali, swears by it.  Seche Vite dries in 5-10 minutes flat, which is pretty impressive.  Cristina added, "it also leaves a really glossy finish very similar to gel nail polish."  We agree!

What nail color are you excited to wear this spring?  Share your favorite colors below, we would love to discover some new nail polishes! 
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