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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Guess That Color!

I love playing guessing games and I know all you readers to too! Today I am posting a photo and it is up to you to guess the color!

UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway is Andra! Congrats!
To enter your guess, simply answer the color question in the Raffle Copter widget below! One person with the correct answer will be randomly selected to WIN nail art supplies from me! For extra entries, make sure to LIKE the YouGotNailz Facebook Page and FOLLOW the YouGotNailz twitter! 

HINT: If you need help deciding what color this is, you can check out all of Orly's colors on their website: OrlyBeauty.com

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Manicure Monday: Over the Moon or Hello Halo?

The traditional french manicure seems almost passé thanks to the recent nail art boom. There are tons of different variations of this classic manicure, but there are two that seem to be gaining more and more popularity: The Moon Manicure and The Halo Manicure.

The moon manicure is a fun, geometric play on the "moons" of your actual nails. 
(You know, the light colored crescent shape and the base of your nail.)

Image Source: InStyle

The halo manicure uses two colors to create a "halo" effect. 

Image Source: Teen Vogue

Which of these trendy tricks do you like best? Be sure to vote below!



Secret: For a preview of the holiday nails I will be teaching a nail art class for click HERE.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Oh hey, it's Election Day!

Happy Election Day everyone! Here's a patriotic American Flag nail art pictorial to help you celebrate. It doesn't matter who you vote for, but it is really important to vote if you are of age!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!

I hope everyone will have a fun and safe Halloween tonight. For those affected by hurricane Sandy, I send my thoughts and prayers to you.

If anyone is staying in tonight for Halloween like me, here's a great manicure to try that will make you feel festive.


This manicure is super SWEET. The thumb is a tootsie roll. The pointer uses REAL Nerds candy. The middle finger is candy corn, of course. The ring ringer is a Hershey's kiss, and the pinky is a lollipop water marble! 

This was my Halloween tutorial last year. Check out the tutorial below and enjoy your Halloween!If this tutorial is too crazy, you can check out my skulls and bows manicure from this year HERE!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Skulls and Bows Pictorial

Thanks to one of my IG buddies, Mollie there is now a pictorial for the skulls and bows mani! 
 


Halloween is tomorrow -- are you excited? Are you painting your nails to match your costume? Let me know in the poll below!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's Get Organized


A 9 o'clock last night, my friend Colby texts me this picture:
I think I might have died from laughing so hard. 1) I absolutely love The Little Mermaid and 2) It's true! I always want more nail polish no matter how big my collection gets. 

A lot of people have asked me how many polishes I have and how I store all of my nail polish and nail art supplies. It is pretty simple actually. I have 3 plastic tubs that I color-code my polish in and I have a case where I store all my nail art supplies.
 

The result: All of my things in one place where I can see and access everything easily. No, it's not the perfect system but it works!

How do you organize your collection? Answer in the poll below!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Nail Polish: It's all the RAGE

Again, it is Monday. If you read last week's Monday post, you know I'm not exactly a Monday fan, (and that I love a funny eCard!). But, have no fear, RAGE is here to cure your Monday blues.

Another quick Google search helped me find these hilarious rage memes about nail polish. Don't forget to vote for your favorite in the poll below! Happy Monday! ;)




Wednesday, October 17, 2012

New Tutorial: Skulls, Hearts & Crossbones!

 
     Finally, a new tutorial and just in time for the spooky holidays too! My newest tutorial is a twist on your normal Halloween manicure. My skulls are...dare I say, cute? 
     This super simple tutorial is great for beginners and will also be perfect if you are celebrating Dia de Los Muertos! (I have always loved this Mexican holiday... las calaveras de azĂșcar son muy bonitas!)
     The best part about this spooktacularly adorable manicure is that you can wear it any time of year. Skulls are a huge trend right now so why not translate that trend to your nails!

P.S. I found this super cool skull font! It can be downloaded here

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nail Polish eCards Cure the "Mondays"

It seems to me that everyone I know is OBSESSED with eCards. There is an eCard for EVERYTHING. I have a case of the Monday's today and I though, what better way to cheer myself up than to find some wonderful eCards...about my most favorite thing...NAIL POLISH?!?

So after a quick google search, I found these 4 eCards that I just had to share with all of you. Vote for the most relatable eCard below.

1. 
(I have definitely thought about this.)

2. 
(A problem I face on a daily basis.)

3. 
(Yea...I love the smell of polish.)

4. 
(Well, duh.)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Selena Gomez v. Kylie Jenner - Polish Showdown!

Selena Gomez v. Kylie Jenner - which polish is better?!
OPI loves its celebrity collections and the brand's widely sold Nicole by OPI branch is no exception. Last holiday season, Nicole by OPI launched Kardashian Kolor -- 14 shades of nail polish inspired by the infamous Kardashian clan!

Now in January 2013, Nicole by OPI will give us another celeb collection, this time from Selena Gomez! Selena's line will also feature 14 polishes in a variety of colors.

Now, we've all see shades that are similar across the major polish brands, but what happens when a brand makes a dupe of its own polish? (A dupe is a duplicate or very similar color.) Check out the two colors below -- one is from the Kardashian Kolor collection and the other will be part of Selena Gomez's line!

Click for Image Sources: Rainbow in the S-Kylie & Confetti Fun

Those look pretty similar to me! Vote for your favorite below:

Monday, October 8, 2012

Coming Soon: January 2013, Lines to Look For!

It may only be the second week of October, but you might want to start preparing for January 2013! Two very exciting, celeb-inspired collections will be released by the OPI family at the beginning of next year and I can hardly wait.

Just Jared reports that one line will be from the brand's Nicole by OPI branch. Selena Gomez is the celebrity inspiring this collection. Selena's line will include 14 colors ranging from pretty, pastel pinks to bold and dazzling glitters.

 The names of the polishes are inspired by some of her song and movie titles. Here are some of my favs from Selena's beautiful collection: Confetti Fun, Sweet Dreams and Pretty in Plum.
Image(s) Source: Just Jared Jr. 

What do you think of Selena's polishes?!

Another collection from the OPI brand will also be released in January 2013! Mariah Carey, one of the new additions to the American Idol judging panel, will release a collection of polishes with OPI's original polish.
Image Source: VH1.com

Details about the collection are still fuzzy, but everyone is expecting lots of flash and glam from the glamourous diva.

Whose collection are you looking forward to most? Mariah's or Selena's? Vote here:

Monday, October 1, 2012

Gimme That GOLD!

All that glitters is gold!
No, but really. Now there is nail polish with REAL gold flecks in it. We can thank nail polish giants OPI and Zoya for the latest and greatest in nail glitz and glam.

Zoya's gold top coat is called GLITY and can be pre-ordered NOW on the Zoya Website! The orders are set to ship October 15th!*** The polish comes in a set of 3 polishes: a black, a white and the gold top coat.
***UPDATE: Zoya tweeted today that the GILTY Pleasures set is SOLD OUT. The item is limited edition due to scarcity of the materials used and will not be made available again. So...start checking Ebay! ;)
 
Images from Zoya Website

OPI's golden top coat is part of OPI's Holiday 2012 collection 'Skyfall' which is inspired by 007! The collection should be available sometime in October as well!

Image from Pamper With Polish

I've already got my eye on one of the topcoats in particular...which will you choose? Do you thing real gold on your nails is a great new trend or just too much? Leave comments and let me know what you think! 
xKelli

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Demi Lovato: Polish Your Pinky Blue

Demi Lovato says wear blue polish on your PINKY!

Demi Lovato always has interesting nails! Her latest talon trend all about anti-bullying. Lovato recently spoke to The Young Woman's Leadership school in New York about her struggle with bullies in middle school reports Just Jared.

Lovato recalled many instances where kids were simply cruel. Bullying is never O.K. Help raise awareness against bullying and polish YOUR pinky blue!

 Check out Demi's polished pinky in the photos from her event! What do you think of this latest raise awareness trend? (Photos Source: Just Jared)

                  



If you want to join Demi's polished pinky club, here are a few colors to try out!
   1.2.3.

1. Bikini So Teeny
2.No Room For the Blues            
3.Man Hunt

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giveaway! (CLOSED)


2 very important events are happening in the VERY near future! Can you guess what they are? If you said: YouGotNailz's YouTube Channel Turns 1 and flu season is coming up then you guessed correctly!

At first glance, it would appear that these two events have nothing in common, but they actually have a lot to do with each other!

Now every year, flu season beings  around the month of October. It is very important to try to stay healthy! No one likes to be sick. This is where nails come into play! One way to make your manicure last longer is to wash your hands well before applying polish. The best way to stay healthy, even during flu season, is to do the same! Who knew beauty and health were so closely related?!

So the moral of the story is....Wash your hands often! Nail polish sticks better to clean nails and germs won't stick to clean hands!

On September 22, 2011, I created the YouGotNailz YouTube Channel as a place where I could create and upload nail art tutorials! One year and over 1000 subscribers later, here we are! To celebrate my channel's birthday and to help educate about hand washing during flu season, enter my rafflecopter giveaway!

There are a few different ways to enter and the more options you complete, the more times your name is entered to win! The winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter and will receive a Panda Nail Brush, to help scrub those nails and keep you germ free, and some surprise nail art supplies!

Contest begins September 16 and ends September 22! Have fun! :)
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Monday, September 10, 2012

New York Fashion Week - BCBG

New York's Fashion Week is in full swing right now with only 3 days left! Tons of designers and celebs are stepping out to preview Spring 2013 collections. If you are like me and can't seem to find the time to get out to New York this week... ;) Be sure to Click Here to watch some of the shows streaming live on YouTube!*
*The show schedule listed on the channel page is for Eastern time in case y'all were wondering! 

So far, I have seen the BCBG Max Azria show streaming live! I really loved some of the looks I saw. You will see lots of fun lines and creative geometric shapes in colors that include black, white, creme, tangerine and a periwinkle blue. I also loved the continuing trend of sheer fabrics paired with lace!



 Image(s) Source: Vogue.com
To view the rest of the BCBG Spring 2013 collection, click the link above!

Can you picture the nail designs already?! I might have to do a manicure inspired by some of the designs very soon....not sure I will be patient enough to wait until spring!

What are some of your favorite New York Fashion Week looks? What designers are you most excited to see collections from?

xKelli

P.S. I just caught the end of the Carolina Herrera show...can I just say that I am so ready for spring! I am totally loving the colors and flowy fabrics! Here's to a fast winter and an early spring arrival!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teals the Deal, Folks!



One of the big colors this fall is....TEAL! I stumbled across this Color Club Collection that consists of 4 different shades of the beautiful blue-green color. BONUS? 50% of the proceeds from these colors will be donated to OCRF, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund! 

In 2012 alone, an estimated 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer (OCRF). According to the OCRF website, there are no screenings for the early detection of ovarian cancer. Donations of any amount can help. You be stylish this season by wearing Color Club's OCRF polishes and you can help others too! 

BONUS #2?!? If you check out the Color Society blog post, you can enter to win a YEAR'S SUPPLY OF NAIL POLISH! All you have to do is submit a cool name for two of the shades and you are entered for a chance to win! The contest ends September 30th -- be sure to enter before then! 

The Color Club OCRF shades are sold on the Color Club website for $8.00 each. 

xKelli

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Seeing Stars, In My Nail Polish At Least!

A few days ago, this beautiful polish caught my eye at the store. It was multicolored chunky star glitters suspended in a clear coat. I instantly had to have it. The polish is 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' from singer Fergie's new collection with Wet N' Wild.

Since my nails were feeling rather neglected, (I had not changed the color in almost a week!), I had to use my new polish right away. It was hard deciding what color to put underneath but I ultimately decided to go with a purple from Zoya called 'Mira.'


The end result? A fun, bright look that is sure to send off summer with a bang!

Outdoor Lighting

                                                            Indoor Lighting                                 One of my fav. nail products

Fall will be arriving quite soon so I'll be using less vivid colors to follow the change of the season. New York Fashion Week is starting today! Be on the look out for cool nails on the catwalk! 

xKelli


Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall Collections of 2012

The leaves aren't the only thing that will be changing color this fall season! Almost every major nail polish brand has or will release a fall collection this year and that means it's time to get painting! 

Every year, we see a typical color cycle. Winter brings shimmer, shine and darker colors. Spring gives us cremes in every pastel shade imaginable. Summer brings us the neons, and fall gives us the warmer tones of the rainbow.

This fall will be no exception. There are so many great colors from brands including OPI, Essie, China Glaze and others! Below is a preview of just a few fall collections. 

From Nars we will get the Andy Warhol colletion. This collection, inspired by the famed artist, will have 8 colors. The polishes will be available at Sephora beginning October 1st. Mark your calendars because these colors are great! 

Images Courtesy of Glamour.com


OPI never fails to impress. Their fall collection, inspired by Germany, consists of 12 colors. These colors range from neutrals like 'Don't Pretzel My Buttons' to brighter hues like the red 'Deutsch You Want Me Baby.' The polishes are available now wherever OPI colors are sold.
Image Courtesy of OPI.com


China Glaze gave us the Safari collection for fall a bit early this year! (It was released sometime in July.) These wild colors have great names to match. There are two teal-green shades, a hot color for this season, that are particularly special. 'Exotic Encounters' and 'Elephant Walk' are sure to have you running to the beauty supply store cheetah-fast.
Image Courtesy of ChinaGlaze.com


Last but not least we have Essie's fall collection, 'Stylenomics.' While less varied than the collections above, there is still a gem or two to be found. The deep burgundy-fuchsia  color, 'Skirting the Issue' really fits the fall theme. The dark green color 'Stylenomics' is also a fun and different option not found in the other collections. 
Image Courtesy of Essie.com



Which collection has the most must-haves for you? Which colors have you already added to your paint pallet? Get ready to watch the leaves and nail colors change because fall is here!

xKelli