Friday, May 31, 2013

Colorful Feather Nail Art Perfect for Summer! Easy Design Great for all Nail Lengths!

Hi Everyone! So today I have a really fun and easy feather nail tutorial to share with you! I really loved the feather extension hair trend a few years ago and in this tutorial I’m going to explain how you can incorporate feathers in your nail design! I want this blog post to be informative by featuring the technique however when it comes to the designs using the feathers I want you to be as creative as possible. You can layer the feathers to get a cool effect, only use the feather on the tips of the nails-sort of like a feather French manicure, or try different color combinations.The options are endless so have fun and incorporate this trend to fit your own style. 

Feather Accent Nail!

  •  You will need any shade of nail polish, scissors, and off course your pack of feathers. 
  • Begin by applying a base coat to prep the nails and then 2 layers of your polish; I am using China Glaze for Audrey a beautiful Tiffany box blue. 
  • As your nails are drying pick out the feather you want to use. When you selected your feather take a pair of scissors and cut off the fluffy part since we only want the pretty natural polka dot design.
  • Take a clear topcoat which is going to act as glue and apply it to where you want your feather to adhere. In my case it’s my ring finger. Immediately after place the feather over the topcoat and press the feather down gently. 
  • After the nail had a few minutes to dry trim the excess part of the feather. 
  • Lastly apply a thick layer of topcoat to give the nail a glossy finish and to seal in the feather.

I love this creative technique especially since it looks as if you took a lot of time to accomplish the unique design when in reality it only took a few minutes.

Colorful Layered Feather Design!

  • Using your scissors Cut the feathers into small pieces.
  • Working one nail at a time apply the topcoat to the area you want to place the feather.
  • Lay the feather down and gently tap it so it adheres. Have fun layering as many feathers as you want, for shorter nail lengths I recommend 3, adding more topcoat as needed.
  • You can alternate layering feathers on one nail, and using a whole feather on the next. Don't worry about covering the entire nail because I think with this it looks pretty to have your natural nail showing through. Taking your scissors, trim the excess feather to match your nail length.
  • Apply your topcoat to seal in the feather and to give the nails a beautiful glossy look.
  • If needed file your nails to get rid of any harsh edges and you are done!
Check out my tutorial to see the technique demonstrated!

I love using feather for nail art! It's different, easy, and fun! If you try this technique out please tweet me a picture because I would love to see what designs you come up with. 

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Summer Time!

Hi guys!

Summer isn't officially here yet but it definitely feels as if its arrived in NYC! The weather reached 93 degrees Fahrenheit today and needless to say it was very hot! I love this time of year, however sweltering hot humid forecasts are on the con side of my list. Anyways there are more pros than cons about the summer time in my book and I wanted to share a few pictures that inspire and get me excited about the upcoming season!

Beautiful Sunset & Scenery 

 Colorful Flowers

Bold Lips

Beach Time!

Summer Lights

 Fun Accessories! 

Yummy Fruit!


 Bright Nails!

DIY Projects! 

 Like the seashell jewelry bowls? Check out how I made them! 

What do you love most about the summer? Let me know in a comment!

Expect a lot more summer related posts soon ;-)

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Aveeno Positively Radiant Night Cream Review!

I am in LOVE with this Night Cream!! Now that might be quite a dramatic statement to make however I feel as if it transformed my skin for the better :-D

I received this night cream to try via Influenster. If you don't already know, Influenster is a fantastic program! It's free to join, you fill out surveys to earn badges, and based on your interests you can become eligible to test out great products (for free) in exchange for an honest review  Awesome right?! Sign up here:  I'm really happy I was selected for this test & review because I have found a great Night Cream that I might have otherwise neglected while browsing the aisles at the drugstore. 

What makes this Night Cream special?
I love the fact that it is light yet very moisturizing without making my combination skin greasy or oily! It goes on like a dream, my skin soaks it right up, and the consistency is lovely! The Aveeno Positively Radiant line claims to give you an extra boost on all 5 factors of Radiance (Tone, Texture, Dullness, Blotchiness, and Brown Spots), and the Total Soy Complex boosted with tone-evening vitamin B3 to help keep you looking fresh and luminous. Sounds great right?! Does it live up to the hype? From my experience YES! My face looks for a lack of a better word- Radiant, glow-y, and healthy :-D It is an oil free formula, yet moisturizes to perfection. I highly recommend this Night Cream especially for the low price (compared to others) of approximately $16-17. It's worth giving it a whirl because just like me you might discover a new holy grail Night Cream!

Any cons?
I think this moisturizer is lovely, the only negative aspect (but it just might be me, since it has to do with preference) is the scent. The cream smells very "clean" like a soap, or a cleanser. This doesn't bother me, or make or break the product, but I would prefer a different scent (I personally like anything citrus-y). However this clean, fresh scent might be something that you absolutely love especially if you have heavily scented products.

I love Aveeno as brand! They make fantastic skincare products that are easily accessible at the drugstore for a price that can't be beat. I have been using the Aveeno positively radiant skin brightening scrub for years and I'm excited to try more products from the line in the future.
What's your favorite Aveeno product?

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*Thank you Influenster for selecting me to try & review this product!
-The review is my honest opinion and was not influenced in any way.