Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pinterest Interest! Color of the Week

(on the left: Photo from Pintrest and on right: My Manicure with neo whimsical and licorice both by Essie)

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So my latest social media obsession has been with Pinterest, which is all about pictures and what inspires a person. I love it because I have been able to find inspirational photos and ideas that I can re-create whether its for the home, makeup, hair, or nails and we all know I heart nail ideas. I came across this really cool design with black polish and a gold cross so I thought I would try it on one nail and I loved it so much that I will do this again with other color palettes and maybe on all nails.
What do you think? Yay or Nay?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

I know this has nothing to do with nails but this song makes me happy so I thought I would share.
Happy Hump Day!! Enjoy! 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

COTW: OPI Muppet Collection

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So I decided to do something different this week and do OPI Designer, De Better on four fingers on each hand and a Baby Blue Polish (some off brand) with OPI Gone Gonzo on each ring finger. I like this a lot and will be experimenting with other colors and will post so come back to check it out.

What do you think?

Friday, June 8, 2012

Chipped Tips...Who Loves That??

Don't you just hate it when as soon as you get your nails done, you turn around and they are already chipped. I know I do but you can't help it as you use your hands to do everything; wash dishes, clean the house, open doors and etc. I am praying to the nail gods that one day they will create a regular polish that will NOT chip (as I don't do gel or strip manicures). But for right now I guess a anti-chip top coat would do the trick.

Below are three anti-chip top coats that will make our manicure last longer.

 from left to right: China Glaze No Chip Top Coat; Sally Hansen No Chip Acrylic Top Coat; and Maybelline Advanced Wear Anti Chip Base & Top Coat

Monday, June 4, 2012

Jump for Julep

Flipping through the pages of InStyle magazine and keeping up with Instagram or any social media outlet, you find out about new products or products you didn't know existed. One of my friends on Instagram posted a pic of this brand of polish called Julep so I decided to research to see what this brand is all about. And.....this brand is about inspiration and being environmentally friendly. They are willing to stand out from the rest, be innovative and trend-setting by creating a fun way for women to step out of their comfort zone. As an added plus they will donate a $1 from the sale of each polish product to an organization that empowers women and the prices range from $14-$18 depending on the polish. Another thing that is unique about this brand is that they name each color after women who inspire them. As I read more and more about this brand I know I am going to be jumping for Juelp!!!

Below are some colors which I plan on trying and will post a review.
1. Olivia 
2. Lauren 
3. Trina
4. Robin
5. Alyson

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Exclusive: Thakoon for NARS

I know I am late but I couldn't help but to post this as the weather is getting warmer and colors are getting brighter, Thakoon for NARS polish or should I say "Thank You for NARS" is a unique and exclusive collection which is now available online. These bold and vibrant hues are definitely the thing for spring as neon colors have been making a comeback.  

Will you be buying?

Color of the Week: "Color So Hot It Berns"

Color So Hot It Berns is from the OPI Swiss Collection and is bright red like the color of the retro candy Red Hots (anyone born in the '80s knows what I am talking about). It’s slightly warm but not too orange or pinkish. This by far has been the best red I have ever chosen to wear besides OPI Big Apple Red. Will be adding this to my staple go to polish list. 

Let me know what you think.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Fact Friday - Gel Manicures

Manicure mavens beware....Gel manicures are on the loose. While we all know the worst part of getting our nails done is drying them. We live in a world where everyone is always on the go, go, go and we never have time for anything so to take the time to dry our nail polish is just impossible. Now that we have gel manicures which doesn't required any drying time, we are good to go or are we.

I came across this article on Everyday Health about the dangers of gel manicures (oh more thing to worry about) and how they can cause an increase risk in skin cancer because of the UV lights which is the same light source used in tanning beds. Oh the things we do to cut down on time and the risk we put ourselves in. And to add insult to injury, these lights can also make your hands look older.

If you like gel manicures, you can use a sunscreen with SPF and cut the exposure time or as I like to do only get a gel manicure when I travel.

Please click the link below to read the full article.

Everyday Health

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Manicure Gallery

Gelish Gel Manicure - Diva

Color Club - Modern Pink
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Color Club - Jackie Oh
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Essie - Ole Caleinte
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Essie - Orange It's Obvious
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OPI - Nicki Minaj Pink Friday
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OPI - Thanks AWindmillion
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Color of the Week: "Steady As She Rose"

As we know I am addicted to anything that has to do with nail polish colors so I thought this would be a cool way to showcase my nail color each week.

What do you think?

Nails & The City

Welcome to Nails & The City!!
While I am BIG TIME procrastinator, my friends and family have been pushing me to do this for a while and I wasn’t really into it since there are quite a few (and I mean A LOT) beauty and nail blogs out there already but I am not going to let that stop me from doing this.  Not only will this be all things nails but I will be posting about other topics or whatever else comes to mind that is fitting to share.   
Enjoy, comment and share with as many people as possible.
xoxo, Genese