Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Magna-Lilac

Today I have on Layla Magnetic Effect polish in Lilac that I received in my Nail Art Society package. This polish is quite opaque, as the magenetic polishes tend to be, and applied smoothly. I applied the polish to one nail at a time since the magnet is to be held over the nail while it is still wet. I alternated the direction of the magnet on every other nail so that I had vertical stripes on my middle finger and pinkie and horizontal stripes at a slight angle on my index and ring finger. The magnetic effect was pretty strong as well, even though the vertical stripes are a bit hard to see here.

Layla Lilac

I know these magnetic polishes were quite popular but I've never gotten on board since I prefer other forms of nail art. Did you like the magnetic trend? Was there anything interesting you were able to do with these magnets?

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

Friday, January 25, 2013

Neon Barbed Wire

I'm alive...and I'm here with a super simple mani that I am totally loving! I'm had some Sally Hansen Salon Effects Nail Polish Strips for quite some time and have yet to use them. Today while straightening out my Nail Room I pulled them out and decided I wanted to give them a try.


I have not yet used any of these nail polish strips so I really was just gonna play with one and then take it off. I ended up liking it (and had nude nails) so I decided to keep the strips as a pop of color and rock some black nails. 

Application was okay but I learned quite a bit on this first attempt and think that my next try will work much better. I have a strong arch to my nails, so it took some stretching to make it fit properly, but it stretched well and didn't have any ripping in the process.

 
 
Next time I will start with cutting the strip to fit properly near my cuticles before applying so that I won't have to use nippers or cuticle scissors to make it fit better. All and all I like them, and it's a crazy easy way to apply some pretty funky nail art that I in no way would be able to pull off with my shaky hands.

I have on two coats of Orly Liquid Vinyl and a layer of Seche Vite on all nails. The Salon Effects were called Hot Wired and I picked these up at 5 Below for maybe 3 bucks.


Have you used these nail polish strips? Any brands that you love or have had problems with?

~Linda

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Zoya Color Your World Promo!

STARTS MONDAY, JANUARY 7th 2013
A New Year Calls For New Color! 

Zoya Nail Polish wants you to SHINE in 2013 by rocking your unique style - on your nails! Pick any 3* Zoya Professional Lacquer shades to instantly update your nail polish wardrobe for the New Year!


Offer Valid Monday, January 7th (10AM EST) through 11:59 PM EST January 13th ONLY Pick 3 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE* ** just pay shipping & processing charges of $10. 

Use Code: ZOYA2013
Want more?...
Receive FREE Shipping*** with any Zoya or Qtica purchase of $25 or more (same code)!

Here's How...
  1. Create an account on Zoya.com if you do not already have one.. Add at least (3) Zoya Nail Polish shades to your shopping cart, along with any additional items you wish to purchase.
  2. Enter Code ZOYA2013 into the coupon code field in cart and press "Apply Code".
  3. Complete Check-Out, Review & Submit Order.
* Promotion Excludes Zoya Nail Treatments, Gilty Pleasures and Spring 2013 Lovely & PixieDust Collection colors 

** Terms and Conditions 
Shipping & Processing Fee of $10 applies. Valid online at www.zoya.com 10 AM EST, 01/07/13 through 11:59pm EST, 01/13/2013. Continental US only. Not valid in conjunction with other coupons, codes or promotions. Returns or exchanges of promotional items not permitted. Art of Beauty is not responsible for incorrect addresses, credit card entry errors or errors associated with declined credit cards . Code must be entered at the time of purchase. Please allow up to 4 weeks for shipping if volume warrants it. Limit 1 promotional order per account.
 
*** Free shipping available on orders of $25 or more only
 
My Understanding is that if you are purchasing $25 worth of product you can get the 3 polishes for FREE, without paying the $10 charge. Not too bad if you are wanting to get some Zoya polish anyways. Otherwise, you are spending only the $10 for 3 polishes, which would have cost $24 before the shipping of $6.95 therefore it's still a good deal. What will you be picking up? 

~Linda