Category Archives: Tutorials

Candy Cane Nail Art Tutorial

Well, it’s Dec. 21 here in Asia, and the world hasn’t ended. Phew! To celebrate , here’s a Candy Cane nail art tutorial! This look is really fun and not too tricky. They key is to have a striping polish … Continue reading

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Dotting Tool Tutorial

Hello all! Nail school has been going well, except we’re in the dreaded Cuticle Zone. I hate having mine messed with. Interestingly enough, what I usually think of as the “cuticle” (that little border of skin on the sides of … Continue reading

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Snowflake Nail Art Tutorial

Hello everyone! I’ve gotten some requests for some snowflake nail art. First up, let me show you a nice blue franken which goes nicely with a snowy nail art theme. Oops, I forgot to show you the base color without … Continue reading

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Mix Your Own Nail Polish Tutorial for Pinterest Readers

Hello everyone and a big welcome to everyone who came over from Pinterest (over 50K and counting!) One of my earlier posts about how to make polish from eyeshadow/pigment and clear polish is making the rounds online and I wanted … Continue reading

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Corn on the Cob Nail Art Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been well. Things have been wonderfully busy here and I’ve had some amazing nail art milestones! My nail art is now being sold in a boutique in Kuala Lumpur and another boutique in the Middle … Continue reading

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Halloween Splatter Nails

I am fully aware that these are not in the best of taste, but Halloween is all about being a little over the top, right? Here’s my Splatter Nails. Yuck! I recommend doing this design on fake nails spread out … Continue reading

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Simple Ghosts Halloween Nail Art Tutorial

Here’s a simple but fun Halloween nail art idea: ghosts! All you need is some white and black polish and a dotting tool, Sharpie marker or small paint brush. I used some artificial oval-shaped nails for maximum ghostie impact, but … Continue reading

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Pigment Tutorial Part 2

This time, I’m going to show you how to fix an overly sheer polish, the power of fuschia pigment, how clumsy I am, and the ugliest baby-poop green polish ever. Yes, we have much to learn in this pigment tutorial. … Continue reading

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Pigment Tutorial Part 1

Here it is, finally! The Pigment Tutorial! For our purposes, pigment is a dry coloring material that can change the color or texture or a nail polish. Some pigment is loose, and some is pressed (think loose eyeshadow vs. the … Continue reading

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Franken Basics

  Hey ladies and gents- hope you had a nice 4th of July, whether you’re a Yankee like me or not! I’m sorry that I’ve been pretty busy lately, and I’ve gotten a few emails about the franken-process that I … Continue reading

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