Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Summer Magnetic Strawberry Nail Art Tutorial featuring China Glaze and Masura

I was feeling in the mood for a summer fruit inspired manicure. A few years ago I did strawberry nails and really enjoy how simple they were to create yet how awesome the finished product looked. I've been playing with the Masura magnetic polishes a lot and decided to give a slightly different twist on that strawberry manicure I previously did.

Here's a tutorial video showing all the steps, I've also linked all the products I used below.


This easy summer strawberry manicure uses the Masura magnetic nail polish to give a great textured strawberry look to the nails. You'll see why it looks textured in the tutorial video. I thought that was fun to do!

These Masura magnetic nail polishes are so much fun! Magnetic nail polish gives that awesome cat's eye effect across the nails as you move your hand once you have used the magnet on the wet polish. Remember to use the magnet over the magnetic nail polish while it is wet, otherwise you won't be able to see the cat's eye effect come through on the nails. Magnetic nail polish is great for a beginner nail artist because it is really easy to use.

China Glaze hot flash from the China Glaze Lite Brites Collection is the base color for this manicure. Hot Flash is a great true red leaning strawberry red color by China Glaze. It really looks great as the base for this strawberry nail art.

I used the Masura White Base White Quartz in order to create a background shade for the Masura magnetic polish to really stand out on and also the seeds of the strawberries, This also helps give the manicure texture by building up the nail polish on the nail.

What do you think? Have you done strawberry nail art before?

Products Used:
Masura Magnetic Nail Polish: http://www.beautometry.com/Masura_s/2114.htm
Hit the Bottle ASAP Top Coat:
China Glaze Hot Flash:
Masura White Base Coat:
Masura Magnet:
MoYou London Your Magic Workshop:

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Seche Vive

Last year Seche came out with a new top coat: Seche Vive. It's considered a gel-like top coat but no light needed. I've been trying it out over the past year and have a few thoughts to share on it.

Seche Vive Top Coat

I've been using it over regular polish, thermals, holographic polishes, and stamping to see how it performs. Here's a photo of a manicure I just did using China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss as the base, Bow Thermo Top Coat Red over that, and then Powder Perfect Hathor over that on the accent nail. I really like how the red tip still shows through a bit on the accent nail making it look almost like a gradient. I finished the manicure with Seche Vive as the top coat.

You can see a previous manicure with stamping here.

On stamping, this top coat does NOT smear! It's awesome. I'd say the polish feels thicker than normal Seche Vite (which I also love, but can smear stamping easily if you don't float the top coat). The polish spreads like butter, goes on so smoothly on the nail and dries just like Seche Vite with that wonderful glassy finish. Over the cremes it also performs wonderfully.

Something I know a lot of people worry about is how a top coat will work over a holographic polish. The stamping manicure linked above also has a holographic polish and the Powder Perfect in this look has those very sparkly microglitters in it. The top coat did not dull these finishes. It also did not mess up the Bow thermal top coat. In the Bow polish, there are holographic super-micro-tiny particles and those shine right through.

Overall, I am very impressed with this top coat. It performs wonderfully and has all the best things I like about Seche Vite in it. The one thing I don't necessarily like is that it isn't in a clear bottle. I like seeing how much I have left and obviously it's hard to be able to tell the fill line in this bottle. But, I guess if that's the worst it has then I can live with that!

Have you tried this top coat? What do you think?

Friday, February 10, 2017

Eiffel Tower Manicure Gradient Tutorial

I used a sponge gradient to get the base for this manicure and then stamped the Eiffel Tower and Paris images from the Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3: European Romance.

Products Used:
L.A. Colors French White
Sally Hansen Commander in Chic: http://amzn.to/2kFYPEr
Wet n Wild Silvivor: http://amzn.to/2l0Wxmx
Cheeky Jumbo Plate 3 European Romance

Have you used this technique before?

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Swatch: Femme Fatale Planetary Void

Femme Fatale Planetary Void is an out of this world color! This Beautometry.com store exclusive was created during our Customer Appreciation Week.

 Femme Fatale is such a crowd favorite that we had to let our customers design on of these exclusive polishes. Everyone entered their photo inspirations and voted on the one to be created into a polish. What do you think of this beauty? Have you used it in any nail art?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dripping Icicles Nail Stamping Tutorial

When I saw the dripping icicles image on the Creative Shop plates I knew I HAD to use it in a mani.

I started off with Femme Fatale Crystal Droplets, a Beautometry.com store exclusive polish on all nails. I then sponged on Powder Perfect Lagoon to the tips of my nails after applying Moyra Liquid Tape. The Moyra Liquid Tape helps for easier cleanup on the cuticles when sponging nail art or stamping. I finished over the gradient using Powder Perfect Lightning Lady as a top coat

Then, I stamping with the Creative Shop stamper and Hit the Bottle As Black As Night stamping polish the dripping icicles image from Creative Shop plate 37. After removing the Moyra Liquid Nail Tape, I topped everything off again with the Powder Perfect Lightning Lady top coat.

What do you think? Is it chilly where you are?