Sunday, October 19, 2014

Nail Polish Swatch | Zoya: " Matte Velvet" Collection - (A/W '14)

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NailGurl focuses on nail polish swatches from Zoya's limited edition "Matte Velvet"  collection.  This collection features six beautiful shades that give nail polish enthusiasts a luxurious crushed velvet finish matched against a subtle shimmer when worn.

Colors featured in the Zoya "Matte Velvet" Collection Are:
  • ZP504 - SAVITA: (Shimmering Plum Finish)
  • ZP505 - HARLOW: (Shimmering Wine Finish)
  • ZP499 - DOVIMA: (Shimmering Black Finish)
  • ZP506 - VERUSCHKA: (Shimmering Evergreen Finish)
  • ZP498 - LOREDANA: (Shimmering Gunmetal Gray Finish)


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For more information on the Zoya "Matte Velvet Collection" please visit: Zoya
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Please Note: For the Zoya "Matte Velvet" Collection, a base coat & topcoat are NOT needed for this specific collection. Due to the unique matte formulation, a completely clean dry nail surface yields the best results for matte nail color wear.
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FTC Disclosure: The video is NOT sponsored by Zoya.
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Nail Art Tutorial: Sultry 3D Brocade

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NailGurl focuses on creating 3D brocade detailing onto a variety of beautiful red hues from Duri Cosmetics. This tutorial is super easy and can be re-created utilizing any nail color. This look can be worn Matte or with a high gloss topcoat finish.
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  • Duri Nail Lacquers Used In This Tutorial:
  • Red Rubles (624)
  • Beet Stroganoff (635)
  • From Russia With Love (636)
  • Dr. Zhivago (638) | First Layer Color Used In This Tutorial (using a two coat application)

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For more information on Duri Nail Lacquer please visit: Duri

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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by Duri Cosmetics

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Additional Polishes Used In This Tutorial:

• Salon Perfect: He's With Me (301) - (http://goo.gl/sT9QfU)

•OPI (Gel Color) A Little Norse (GCN42) - (http://opi.com)

•OPI (Gel Color): Topcoat -  (GC030)

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Other Supplies Used Witin This Video:

•Copper Acrylic Powder

•3D Acrylic Brush #2

ALL Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (Ocean Nail Supply)

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•Nail Tip "Holder" so happens to be a "Command Hook": (goo.gl/IDbhYg)

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: Multi-Colored Abstract Glam

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NailGurl focuses on a super chic multi-colored nail art tutorial using gel polish colors from ENP Gella, matched against spectacular Swarovski crystals, and micro Japanese nail art charms.

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ENP GELLA Gel Nail Polish Colors Used In This Tutorial:

•Aaryn - #85563 • Stephane - #8550 •Brooke - #85512 •Lauren - #85527 •Ivy -#85582 •Natalie - #85528 •Melissa- #85517 •Jackie - #85525 •Lola - #85547 •Violet -#85579 • (Base color used in the tutorial) Violet - #85579 •Isabella - #855061 (Color Used For Detailing)
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For more information on ENP GELLA gel polish please visit: EzNails
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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by ENP GELLA

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Other Supplies Used Witin This Video:

•Rose Gold Swarovski Crystals (SS7)

•Gold Ring Swarvoski (AB)

•Wax Stick

•J Pop Charms

• Nail Resin (Glue For Stones) : NailGurl Side Note:  I use this resin religiously! It dried crystal clear, and keeps stones adhered to nails for a very long time.

 ALL Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (OceanNailSupply)

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•Nail Tip "Holder" so happens to be a "Command Hook": (goo.gl/IDbhYg)

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: 3D "Kawaii" Scary Faces

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NailGurl focuses on a super cute 3D Halloween nail art tutorial, featuring super kawaii scary faces adorned with tiny acrylic bows. This tutorial is super easy and fun for any nail tech or nail enthusiast.

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Gel Nail Colors Used In This Tutorial:
  • OPI:  T his Color in Stock - (GCN47)
  • OPI: Turn On The Haute Light (GCC34)
  • Today I Accomplished Zero - (GCC17)
  • Viking In A Vinter Vonderland - (GCN49)

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For more information on OPI nail lacquer please visit: Opi.com

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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by OPI.

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Other Supplies Used:

•Acrylic Paint: Apple Barrel - Black (GLOSS/20504) & White (20503): Plaid Online

•It's So Easy (Stripe Rite Paint) : Lavendar - It's So Easy Nails

•Nail Tip "Holder" / Command Hook: Coupons Available Here

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Additional Supplies Used From Ocean Nail Supply:

• Acrylic Powders:  Glow-in-the-Dark & Deep Purple

• 3D Brush (Size 2)

•Gel Brush
Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (Ocean Nail Supply)

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: 3D Spooky Eyes

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Nail Art Tutorial: 3D Spooky Eyes

NailGurl focuses on a super cute 3D Halloween inpsired nail art tutorial which features creepy eyes. This tutorial is fun and easy to do. 

Nail Color Used In This Tutorial:

  • Morgan Taylor:  Rebel With A Cause - #50114


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For more information on Morgan Taylor nail lacquer please visit: Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer

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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by  Morgan Taylor

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Additional Supplies Used:

  • Acrylic Powders: Metallic Copper & White
  • 3D Brush (Size 2)
  • Gel Brush

Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (Ocean Nail Supply)

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: Matte Marbled Romance

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NailGurl focuses on a sultry matte marble nail art tutorial utilizing colors from ENP's Gella Collection, matched against hard hitting Swarovski "Pyramid" Crystals.

Colors in this tutorial are:
  • Olivia - (#85504 / Deep Purple)
  • Isabella – (855061 / Black)
  • Addison – (CC16 / Shimmering Golden Copper)

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For more information on ENP Gella Gel Polish please visit: EZNails

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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by ENP Gella

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Additional Supplies Used:

• Swarovski  Pyramid Stones
• 3D Gel  Brush & Striper Brush

Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (Ocean Nail Supply)

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Nail Art Tutorial: Jack Skellington Goes 3D – (Cult Cosmetics)

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NailGurl focuses on a super cool 3D nail art tutorial featuring our favorite Halloween character “A Nightmare Before Christmas’”  Jack Skellington  matched against Cult Cosmetics nail lacquer. Colors featured in this tutorial are:
  • Paradise Cove – (CC8 / Deep Purple )
  • Catalina – (CC7 / Light Purple)
  • DTLA – (CC16 / Black)
  • Hollywood Forever – (CC5 /  Holo Mylar in Clear Base)
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For more information on the nail colors shown please visit: Cult Cosmetics

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FTC Disclosure: This tutorial was NOT sponsored by Cult Cosmetics.

Nail Color Was Sent To NailGurl Courtesy Of Cult Cosmetics For Nail Art Feature, Nail Art Tutorials, & Nail Polish Review Purposes!

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Additional Supplies Used:
• Acrylic Powders   (in Black & White)
• 3D Gel  Brush
Available via @OceanNailSupply on Instagram – (Shop Ocean Nail Supply)

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: Egyptian Swag – (Dermelect “Bejeweled” Collection)

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NailGurl focuses on a super chic nail art tutorial utilizing the new fall 2014 Dermelect “Bejeweled” Collection. This collection features colors appropriately named: 

  • HEIRLOOM -  (royal sapphire)
  • LUSTROUS -  (cognac garnet)
  • GILDED -  (textured patina)
  • BELLE EPOQUE -  (smoky quartz)

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Nail Color Was Sent To NailGurl Courtesy Of Dermelect Cosmeceuticals  For Nail Art Feature, Nail Art Tutorials, & Nail Polish Review Purposes!

For more information on the Dermelect “Bejeweled” Collection please visit: Dermelect.com

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: When Chanel Met NailGurl

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NailGurl gives you are personal inside look of how the “Chanel 2.55” handbag brought out the nail art inspiration. With a little bit of colored acrylic, some patience, and a lot of passion for fashion NailGurl gives you her rendition of what a Chanel quilted 2.55 can look like in nail art form.
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Nail Colors Used In This Video:

• Zoya: Song – (ZP634) - View Details HERE

• Zoya: Remy – (ZP758) - View Details HERE

• Zoya: Dream – (ZP686) - View Details HERE

For more information on the colors featured in this video please visit: Zoya
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Additional items used in this video:

OPI (DS Series) – DS Magic (DS039): Available Now Via ULTA

Gell ENP (Gel Polish) : Vivian – (85518): (@OceanNailSupply)  - Shop OCEAN NAIL SUPPLY

OPI (Gel Color):OPI With A Nice Finn-ish - (#GCN41)  - Opi.com

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial: “Nordic” Check Print– (OPI GelColor)


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Nail Art Tutorial: “Nordic” Check– (OPI GelColor)

NailGurl focuses on a detailed “Check” print pattern nail art tutorial utilizing shades from the OPI (GelColor) “Nordic” Collection.
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Tools Needed: Nail Art Striper , LED LAMP, Alcohol
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Colors Used In This Tutorial:
  • Can't aFjörd Not To (GCN43)
  • Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm? (GCN47)
  • Viking in a Vinter Vonderland (GCN49)
  • Skating on Thin Ice-Land (GCN50)
  • Thank Glogg It's Friday! (GCN48)
  • Ice-Bergers & Fries (GCN40)
  • OPI with a Nice Finn-ish (GCN41)
  • How Great is Your Dane? (GCN39)
  • Going My Way or Norway? (GCN39)
  • My Voice is a Little Norse (GCN42)

OPI Gel Color Was Sent To NailGurl Courtesy Of OPI, For Nail Art Feature, Nail Tutorial, & Review Use!
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Please Note: This Tutorial features multi levels of gel polish, so the idea is to utilize each shade with super thin application. Brush cleaning is definitely required for this tutorial so please keep that in mind.
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Tutorial Steps:

1.) Apply a level yet THIN layer of OPI (Gel Color) in “Going My Way or Norway? (GCN39)”onto the nail plate. Cure for 30 seconds under LED Lamp. (Repeat this step 2x before going to step 2).

2.) You’re going to create broad stripes across the nail plate using “How Great is Your Dane? 
(GCN39)”, use your nail art striper as a guide/and to clean up the look of your stripes. For this step, be sure to use a thin yet level coat. Cure for 30 seconds (Repeat this step 2x before going to step 3)

3.)  Using your nail art striper, apply “Do You Have this Color in Stock-holm? (GCN47)” onto every other broad “How Great is Your Dane? (GCN39)” stripe (as seen in the video). Cure for 30 seconds.

4.) Use your nail art striper, apply “Skating on Thin Ice-Land (GCN50)” & “Viking in a Vinter Vonderland (GCN49)” on top of the remaining open brown stripes left available on the nail plate. Cure for 30 seconds. (See the video for guidance)

5.)Using your nail art striper work “Ice-Bergers & Fries (GCN40)” , and thinly outline each broad stripe design placed. Cure for 30 seconds.

6.) Using OPI (GelColor) brush from “Thank Glogg It's Friday! (GCN48)”, create a broad vertical line from the top to the free edge of the nail plate. Use your nail art striper to clean up the vertical line, and cure for 30 second. Be sure to use thin coats for this step (Repeat this step 2x before continuing to step 7).

7.) Apply “My Voice is a Little Norse (GCN42)” using a striper brush, on top the cured level of “Thank Glogg It's Friday! (GCN48)”. Cure for 30 seconds.

8.) Using your striper brush, begin working “OPI with a Nice Finn-ish (GCN41)” onto the nail plate. The idea is to create thin stripes across the open gaps of the primary color first used on the nail. You’re also going to create thin vertical lines from the top of the nail down to the free edge as well. Once you have created your desired look, cure this layer for 30 seconds.

9.) Apply OPI (Gel Color) Topcoat sealing in your nail art design, cure for 30 seconds. Remove tacky inhibitor layer using alcohol, and your look is complete.

FOR ADDING STONES: Do not remove tacky layer after curing the first layer of OPI (Gel Color) Topcoat, apply selected rhinestones or Swarovski elements onto the vertical glittery “My Voice is a Little Norse (GCN42)” area. Apply another coat of OPI (Gel Color) to seal, cure for 30 seconds, wipe tacky layer after curing. And your look is complete.
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For More Information on the OPI (GelColor) Nordic Collection Please Visit: http://opi.com/color/collections/nordic
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