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Blog News: My Funky French Nail Art Tutorial on PromCanada.com

Funky French Nail Art Tutorial SwatchAndLearn PromCanadaIt’s amazing how powerful nail polish is!

Even if you spent a long, crappy day dealing with lazy individuals who seem to make slugs stuck in molasses look as fast as Usain Bolt, the physical act of painting your nails is relaxing.

And even if the nail design is simple or there are imperfections, the wonderful thing is that you feel happy instantly. It’s like colour therapy plus beauty, all rolled into a convenient package!

Give yourself some “me” time, as you relax and paint your nails. You may be surprised at how therapeutic it can be.

I’m very honoured to have had the opportunity to once again showcase a nail-art tutorial on PromCanada.com.

This time, I painted a very simple look featuring just two contrasting colours, Nicole by OPI Oh That’s Just Grape! and Nicole by OPI Teal Me Something New.

It’s ideal for those who don’t want to spend a lot of time doing their nails, but still want something fun and easily customizable.

Go to Prom Canada’s website to see the original article, or keep reading the rest of this post to see my step-by-step tutorial with photos and written instructions.

P.S. In case you haven’t already, enter my worldwide giveaway for your chance to win the OPI Don’t Speak 18K Gold Top Coat! (Ends Friday October 24, 2014 at 11:59 pm EDT.)

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Blog News: My Bold Nail Art Tutorial Featured on PromCanada.com

PromCanada SwatchAndLearn Nail ArtWhen you want a completely customizable design that makes a statement that ends with exclamation points, try out my Bold Nail Art Tutorial Featured on PromCanada.com!

(You can click here to see the original article on Prom Canada, or continue reading this post for the tutorial.)

It uses just two different nail-polish colours, and it’s very quick to paint, so it’s not only ideal for a prom look, but for any time when you want your nails to be bold and really pop.

The pink I used is Nicole by OPI LeaPink for Joy (from the Seize the Summer Collection), and the gorgeous, shimmery purple is Nicole by OPI Back in My Gloria Days… (from the Modern Family Collection), which lends a sharp contrast, while still creating a girly manicure.

If any of you decide to try it out, please tag me on social media, so I can see and share with my readers!

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Blog News: My Nail Art Tutorial Is Featured on PromCanada.com

Easy Nail Art TutorialFor June, I whipped up a super simple design for PromCanada.com that you can complete quickly, and it only involves a few colours.

It’s literally as easy as 1-2-3! Plus you can easily match your dress and change up the design to suit your personality.

It uses 3 shades from the Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collection!

My Nail Art Tutorial for this look is featured on PromCanada.com. Click here to see the original article!

Thank you, PromCanada, for featuring me, and I look forward to sharing another fun nail-tutorial on your website in August!

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Nicole by OPI Lay It on the Lime Swatches & Review

Nicole by OPI Lay It On the Lime Swatches & ReviewNicole by OPI Lay It on the Lime is a fresh, light green from the Seize the Summer Collection, which officially will be released in June.

(You may remember me posting a photo on Instagram photo of this not long ago.)

It looks really bright and clean (almost neon-like), which is how my smartphone captured it well. Then when I used my DSLR, somehow the colour got muted. Funny how that happens from time to time.

So when you look at my photos of this on the blog, please keep in mind that it does appear brighter in real life. (I was actually surprised by this one because it looked way more near-neon-like on my nails than it seemed like it would when I just saw it in the bottle. Hehe, it was a very pleasant surprise, of course!)

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Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collection Press Release

Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer CollectionHere’s the latest news coming down the nail-polish pipe about the Nicole by OPI Seize the Summer Collection, which will be available in stores this June.

It’s a small collection, as it only includes 4 shades (left-right): Lay It On The Lime, The Coral of the Story, LeaPink for Joy, and Shaved Nice.

Of course the lime green gets my attention right off the bat! ;) But I also think the coral is nice and summery.

Which one stands out the most to you?

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Blog News: My Fishtail Braid Nail Art Tutorial on PromCanada.com

Fishtail Braid Nail Art TutorialIn a previous post, I told you about how I was 1 of 2 handpicked bloggers asked to share nail art tutorials that would be featured on the Prom Canada website for every other month.

Well, February was my first one showing a leopard design. Now that it’s April, I have a new nail tutorial up that just went live yesterday – it shows Fishtail Braid Nail Art mixed with textured accents!

This time, I shared a technique that I’ve long loved because it doesn’t require too many colours or special tools to complete the look – you can use the brushes right from the bottles.

I find myself turning to it time and time again, plus it’s so easy to customize that the same design looks very different, depending on what colours you use.

In this post, I’ll share with you detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, so you can recreate this easy look. You’ll need some patience, but once you’re finished painting, it’s well worth it!

You know how much I love doing the fishtail braid – I shared this technique on Swatch And Learn here, here, and here.

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Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy Swatches & Review

Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy SwatchesYes, I’ve got another in-depth review of a Nicole by OPI Carrie Underwood nail polish for you today!

This time, it’s Nicole by OPI Carnival Cotton Candy!

It’s a sweet pink that I can see many little girls (and the young at heart) drooling over because it has that innocent and playful look to it.

Since it has a creme finish and it’s pigmented, you could use this as a base for lots of wonderful nail creations!

The name ‘Carnival Cotton Candy’ reminds me of my dad because when I was little and we went to the local carnival, he would always buy me cotton candy. Hehe, and since when I was a girl, my favourite colour was pink, the candy floss would always be pink. (Years later, I decided that the blue and yellow candy floss were also pretty yummy, and I stopped limiting my dietary restriction to just the pink kind.)

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