Category Archives: Tutorials

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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Gradation Tutorial

I’ve been wanting to do this tutorial for a long time, but schedules and rainy weather were conspiring to make a mess of it. Unfortunately, tonight was not great either, but it’s the rainy season in Japan until about July. … Continue reading

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Freehand Nail Art Tips

This isn’t going to be very much of a tutorial, as there’s no pictures, but I’m going to do my best to explain how to draw nail art freehand.  Unfortunately, it takes a bit of drawing skill, which is probably … Continue reading

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Foil Tutorial

A while back, I talked about how to get true metallic nails. Currently, there is no really mirror-like metallic polish on the market. There are some foily shiny polishes, but nothing truly reflective. Maybe in a few years, but nothing … Continue reading

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Swirl Tutorial

Here’s that how-to-swirl tutorial I promised a little while ago. You’ll need three things: 1) Dark creme nail polish- red, blue, anything, but not a pastel shade as the swirling won’t show up. I used Orly Star of Bombay, the … Continue reading

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