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The NAKED Nail

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I find myself to be a strange mix between a product junkie and a minimalist.

If I have a dinner, a date, a GNO, or some kind of event to attend… I’m all about prepping, primping, and pulling myself together. HOWEVER, 9 times out of 10 you will see me sans makeup with a giant rats nest on top of my head. Sorry, but I’m a busy girl, and I’m not about to waste an hour getting ready to go to Whole Foods or hot yoga. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

That being said… I’m all about the naked nail trend that is happening. Yep. Naked. Nails. Not ‘nude’… NAKED. I’m a nail-biter, and a picker… so as soon as I get that first chip it’s game over and I’ve picked the rest of my polish off… leaving a Hansel & Gretel style nail polish trail wherever I go. I know. SO gross… but true.

The Olsens have been embracing the naked nail for a LONG time now… which is good enough for me! #WWOD?

Just remember to keep them short, clean, and buffed… cuz long naked nails are a no-no!

Oh ya, and this trend does NOT go for your tootsies too. Keep those puppies polished at all times!

XO-Katie

 

just another manic(ure) monday.

Colors from left to right: “Don’t Touch My Tutu” by OPI, “Merino Cool” by Essie, “Dynasty” by American Apparel Nail Lacquer, “Velvet Voyeur” by Essie, and Essie’s luxeffects in “Pure Pearlfection”

Though the Ombre craze has been around for quite some time now… I am still absolutely loving it. There are so many ways to rock this trend and we have been seeing it everywhere from hair to ombre denim, but I am especially loving ombre nails! There are so many ways to apply this trend to your manicure. Each nail can go from light to dark, or you can choose to let the variation spread across all five fingers. I chose to do the latter… here’s how.

+ pick polish colors that are within the same color family. Any color will do… from pink, blue, or purple to greys and shades of black… theĀ possibilitiesĀ are endless!

+choose to start with your pinkie or your thumb and work your way down the rest of your hand, going from lighter to darker or vice versa.

+make sure your colors vary enough, yet compliment each other.

+ optional… I added a little sparkle to one nail on each hand using Essie’s luxeffects in “Pure Pearlfection”.

+ there aren’t too many rules to follow as the Ombre trend is meant to look a little messy and undonemost importantly, make it your own and have fun with it!