Nail File Friday’s: DIY Grey Marble Mat For Manicures

This project is an easy do-it-yourself, a beautiful mat that will work great when doing your nails at home, or place it in a bag and take it to go! I covered my craft / cutting mat with grey marble adhesive paper, a pair of scissors and a card to smooth any air bubbles on the paper to the mat. It’s also easy to clean, simply wipe the mat clean with a damp cloth.

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Nail File Friday’s: Red + Gold Nails

This week I wanted to make something extremely simple – yes that’s possible! You know when you want to do something, but feel so busy, too tired and out of energy. But, know that certain things just should be done. Doing my nails this week resulted in just that. As someone that lives with chronic pain, things can easily slip by, so it’s essential that I try to motivate myself in finding ways to get things done for myself as easily and efficient as possible. Because as they say, it’s the small things.

The red nail polish in this look is so vibrant and the gold makes it look so fancy! It can even be recreated for a holiday party, work gathering, festivity or celebration.

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Nail Polish Used: I used the color ‘Really Red’ but this is the next best thing Essie Russian Roulette (bright red) and Good As Gold (gold)

Nail Tools Used: Nail Brush + Dotter  for cleaning the sides of the nails and dotter for making dots on all nails.

 

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two:   2 Coats of the red nail polish (three strokes per coat on each nail)

…. Allow the nail polish to completely dry before doing any nail art ….

Step Three:   Using a piece of aluminum foil, place a bit of the ‘Good As God’ Nail Polish on it, dip the dotting tool and create a few dots just on the side of the nail – wipe the dotter clean by dipping it in acetone after each use, going in a zig zag like pattern, continue to create the dots

…. Allow the dots to completely dry before applying the top coat ….

Step Four:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – it helps keep your cuticles moisturized, cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying, this can happen from the use of nail acetone.

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Nail File Friday’s: Neon Yellow + Gray Nail Art

I’ve been in search for the perfect neon yellow color, you know that really bright yellow, possibly glow in the dark, possibly border line in-your-face yellow, yes, that one! At a recent trip for new nail polish, I came across this beauty from Orly, so vibrant and with the clear top coat, it just makes it even more amazing! With nail art, the idea is not to do anything overly complicated because as a mom, I know, as beautiful as nail art is, I don’t have time for anything overly intricate. And when picking nail polish colors, get out of your comfort zone, try something new and try new shades – you won’t regret it!

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Nail Polish Used: Orly Road Trippin (neon yellow) and Essie Chinchilly (gray)

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and the French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles I used the thick straight lined sticker for the pinkie finger. They’ll work as an easy guide for nail art or you can use scotch tape.

Steps For Nail Art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two: I painted all the fingers, excluding the ring finger, in gray. Allow the nail polish to completely dry – these stickers are really sticky so you need to be sure the nail polish is completely dry before you apply the sticker to begin the nail art. To achieve the angled nail art on the thumb, you can use the nail labels or scotch tape to help you achieve a straight line – remove it while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone, after each nail. For the pinkie finger – allow the gray to dry completely, and then with a nail sticker, place it in the middle, pressing gently on the sides of the nail and using the neon yellow, paint over the entire nail, including the label, you can do two coats, depending the amount of yellow coverage you want – remove the label while the yellow polish is still wet.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry to avoid smudging ….

Step Three:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized.

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Nail File Friday’s: Light Blue + Gray Layered Nail Art

If you saw last weeks nail look you’ll see that this is a similar nail art, only this one is layered. I wanted to keep the same idea while incorporating something different but still keeping it all easy to achieve. The idea of these ‘Nail File Friday’s’ series is to do just that, give you easy and quick ideas that you can recreate yourself at home. As a busy mom, that’s what I’m always looking for!

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Essie Nail Polish Used: Essie Find Me An Oasis (light blue), Chinchilly (gray) and Beyond Cozy (glitter) but this is the next best thing Social-Lights (shimmer)

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and Dotter, you can use Avery Reinforcement Labels or even tape, also try these French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles they’ll work as an easy guide for nail art.

Steps For Nail Art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two: I painted the ring fingers with glitter. I did the angled nail art by first applying a coat of the light blue nail polish – you can use labels or tape to help you achieve a straight line, remove it while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone, after each nail. Allow the polish to dry and then apply a coat of the gray nail polish – at an angle as well, leave a tiny bit of the light blue showing to achieve the layered nail polish look.

Tip For Layered Polish: I’ve found that doing the lighter color in the bottom will allow for a better look – light blue on the bottom and gray on top.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry to avoid smudging ….

Step Three:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized.

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Nail File Friday’s: Negative Space Nail Art Red Orange + Gold

I told you last week about the negative space nail art craze and that I was on board – still am, here’s another negative nail art design I did this week. Why I’m loving the negative space nail art, for one the ideas are endless, the color combinations are never ending, there is no one way and no rules to follow!

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Essie Nail Polish Used: Essie Good As Gold (gold) I used Fifth Avenue however it isn’t available, Ole Caliente is the next best thing (red-orange with pink undertone)

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and Dotter, you can use Avery Reinforcement Labels or you can also try these French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles that work as an easy guide for nail art and aluminum foil to place a few drops of the color that will be used for nail art.

 

Steps For Nail Art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two: I did the angled nail art without using any labels as a guide, but if you use the labels, remove the labels while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone. After the polish was dry, I applied three dots of gold on each nail. I did enjoy this look with and without the gold dots, both are so fun. Tip: Clean the dotter tool and wipe clean with acetone after each nail.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry to avoid smudging ….

Step Three:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized

Have a great Friday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Negative Space Black French Manicure

I don’ know if I’m late to the party but either way, I’m officially hooked on the ease of this nail art and the many different ways you can take this. Because as they say, the possibilities are endless. I just recently found out about the ‘negative space’ nail art craze. I have to say, I’m on board, completely! With all my little ones, the still on going back to school preparations and home life, this ‘negative space’ nail art is just what a busy mom needs in her life!

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Essie Nail Polish Used: Essie Under The Twilight (dark purple) I had originally wanted to also use Anchor Down (gray-blue tone) but then opted not to, hence the pictures.

Nail Tools UsedNail Brush and Avery Reinforcement Labels or you can also try these French Manicure Stickers – Mix Styles such beautiful styles for a ‘French’ style manicure, works as an easy guide for a non-professional nail gal like myself.

What is this ‘negative space’ nail trend you ask? The idea is basically to have your natural nail incorporated in your nail art, to have your uncolored nail showing through – amazing right?! I mean unpainted nails, on trend?! Yes, finally, hassle free nail art! As you can see here, I did it by doing a basic french manicure and having it look not so basic.

Steps for general nail polish with nail art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two:  This is really self explanatory but one thing that really helps me when doing a french manicure is using the reinforcement labels, simply cut them in half and place them on top of the nail, making sure you are gently pressing on the corners so they are well placed on the nail, apply the nail polish and remove the labels while the polish is still wet, clean up the sides of the nail by simply dipping the nail brush in acetone. I applied a full coat of nail polish on the thumbs. Tip: While you have the label on your nail, apply one coat of the nail polish, remove the sticker and carefully go back and apply a second coat of the nail polish.

…. Allow the nail art to completely dry ….

Step Three:  Allow nail art to completely dry before applying top coat to avoid smudging

Step Four:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized

Have a great Friday!

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Nail File Friday’s: Easy Disney Mickey and Minnie Mouse Nail Art For Girls

Mom Life With Chiari is currently taking a couple of days off and this is a pre-scheduled post. Enjoy!

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In the spirit of my families Disney trip, it’s only right that I include our Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse inspired nails in today’s edition of ‘Nail File Friday’s.’ It’s easy and I must say, if you haven’t purchased the Nail Brush & Dotter tool, you must! It makes doing nail art so fast and easy.

All Nail Polish Used For Looks: Essie Blanc (white), Really Red (red), Mod Square (pink) and Licorice (black) and any glitter polish, here I used a silver glitter nail polish

All Nail Tools Used For Looks: Nail Brush + Dotter  for cleaning the sides of the nails – simply dip the brush in acetone and dotter for making the dots, toothpicks for drawing the Minnie Mouse bow and aluminum foil to place a few drops of the color that will be used for nail art.

On myself …. Glitter nail polish on ring fingers, white nail polish on middle finger and red nail polish on the rest of the fingers. Using black nail polish and the dotter tool, on one middle finger I created mini Mickey Mouse and on the other middle finger dots. The rest of the fingers, using the white nail polish I created dots with the dotter tool.

For my oldest daughter …. Use the red nail polish on all fingers,except the ring finger, here I used the white nail polish. Also on the ring finger, using a toothpick and the black nail polish, I created a Minnie Mouse bow.

Tip: When doing dots, work from the middle of the nail and then out, going in a zig zag pattern. And for the bow, using the toothpicks and black nail polish draw the outline of the bow first and then fill in the inside. After placing a few drops on the aluminum foil of the nail polish that will be used for the nail art, if you notice the nail polish is a little sticky, put some more and wipe the dotter tool clean with acetone after each use.

For my toddler …. After painting all the finger nails in pink, I created a Mickey Mouse using the black nail polish only on the thumb and pinkie fingers. On the rest of the nails, using the dotter, I used the white nail polish to create dots.

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For my niece …. Use the pink nail polish on all fingers, except the ring finger, here I used the white nail polish. I created a Mickey Mouse to an angle of the nail using the black nail polish, on the rest of the nails, I created white dots, using the white polish and the dotter tool.

For my toddler niece ….Use the pink nail polish on all fingers and on all except the ring fingers, using the white nail polish and the dotter tool place dots. On the ring finger, I made a tiny Mickey Mouse using the white nail polish and then black dots using the dotter tool.

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Steps for general nail polish with nail art:

Step One:  1 Coat of ‘Seche’ Base Coat

Step Two:  2 Coats of base nail polish

…. Allow the nail polish to completely dry before doing any nail art ….

Step Three:  Allow nail art to completely dry before applying top coat

Step Four:  1 Coat of ‘Out The Door’ Top Coat

This is optional ….

‘Cuccio’ Cuticle Oil – Milk & Honey  – Cuticle oil will avoid your cuticles from drying that can happen from the nail acetone, it helps keep your cuticles moisturized

Have a great Friday!

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