Wonder Woman is set to be one of the most popular Halloween costumes of 2017. If you’re planning on transforming into the princess of the Amazons this Halloween, we’ve got the perfect mani to match. Jayne, nail art enthusiast and blogger of Cosmetic Proof, will show you step by step how nail the look – no superpowers necessary – using the brand new Prim + Proper nail lacquers, available exclusively at London Drugs. The formula is 7-free, non-chip, and has a brilliant shine that lasts and lasts. You won’t be able to resist their Canadiana-inspired shade names, either!
Happy Mani Monday! Today and tomorrow, share your manicure with us on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack, full of nail products to keep your mani looking its best.
Here’s how to enter for a chance to win the Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack:
The Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack includes these Revlon nail products:
Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram and Twitter entries. See rules and regulations here.
Enter to win this Essie 2016 prize pack, and your nails could be rocking the hottest shades of the summer! Give your nails vacation vibes with shades from their Summer 2016 collection, get them prepped for wedding season with Mrs Always-Right from Essie’s Bridal 2016 collection, and celebrate Essie’s 1000th shade with Aim to Misbehave.
Here’s how to enter to win the Essie 2016 Prize Pack:
The Essie 2016 Prize Pack includes these Essie polishes:
Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram entries. See rules and regulations here.
If you consider yourself a beginner at nail art, this is a simple tutorial to get you started! Beauty Advisor Amanda shows us how to achieve a pretty, shimmery silver and gold ombre manicure with the Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit and a selection of their LED Gel Nail Polishes.
Sandal season is in full swing, but if you’ve been a little shy to expose the toes, these five easy steps will have you pedi ready in no time.
1. Soak Those Toes
Hard, calloused, dry skin is a dead giveaway that your feet haven’t been given the attention they deserve. The first step in your perfect at-home pedicure is a nice long soak. Dip your feet in a warm bowl of water (bonus points for a drop of essential oil or a prepackaged foot soak) for a few minutes to soften the skin and cuticles, and make the next steps a breeze.
2. Slough It Off
Buff the rough skin with a foot file or pumice to reveal the baby soft skin underneath. Don’t be shy, put some muscle into it. Concentrate on the heels and the callouses on the outside of the feet where skin gets the driest. A foot masque or an exfoliating scrub will seal the deal.
3. Care for The Cuticles
Trimming your cuticles may seem like a good idea, but leave that one to the pros. If you think your cuticles need some love, grab an orange stick and gently push them back – (the post-soak skin will be easy to push back). If your nails have gotten a bit unruly, trim them with clean, sharp nail scissors or clippers and then file them into the shape you like.
4. Colour Your World
Next up, the fun part: color! This is the year of the pink. From subtle pastels, to bright fuchsias and berry tones, there is a shade for everyone. Of course, feel free to stick to something that’s in your comfort zone, whether you love a vibrant red or an oceany blue, nail color is more about personal preference than trends. To paint the nails, start with a swipe of remover or rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean surface for the polish to stick to. Next step is a base coat. There are lots to choose from and some double as top coats too, so find one that works for you. Then two coats of color and top coat for shine and longevity. There are some new formulations that have that act more like the gel colors we see in salons but can be applied (and removed!) at home. If you’re looking for long wear and low maintenance, try one of those – just make sure to follow the instructions.
5. Maintain, Maintain
Finally, maintenance. Now that your feet are fresh and soft, keep them that way with a few easy steps! Use the pumice or stone file to keep the dry skin at bay and if you’re really hard core, slather your feet in moisturizer at night and sleep in your socks. You won’t believe how soft they feel in the morning.
Happy sandal season!
This is the most versatile manicure of the season! The negative space manicure leaves spaces of the nail bare – a colour cut-out, if you will – and is turning heads in all kinds of shapes and patterns! Beauty Advisor Hollis walks us through how to create a bright, geometric negative space manicure in Essie’s hottest shade for summer: Sunday Funday. Try it yourself, and play around with any pattern or cut-out you like!
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