What are Color Street Nails?

What is Color Street? You may have thought that very thought over the last 7 weeks since the company launched. I was lucky enough to have that question answered before the company launched, when I decided to join the company as a founding stylist! Color Street nails are 100% nail polish strips that are incredibly easy to apply and last for roughly 2 weeks. I am officially hooked!

Color Street Nails Charleston Blush and Tokyo Lights

I haven’t ever felt like I have had consistently nice looking fingernails until I learned about Color Street. It was always too time consuming or too expensive to do my nails before. Now I am able to bust out a full manicure in about 5 minutes and I don’t have any dry time! Watch this video to see just how easy and fast applying Color Street nails is! [Read more…]

How to Use Nail Stamps

I always have the hardest time coming up with things for my husband to get me for Christmas, but this year I had a great idea. I wanted a nail stamp kit! I have learned some great tips on how to use nail stamps.

How to Use Nail Stamps on www.girllovesglam.com

First of all, some of you may be wondering what nail stamps are. Nail stamps are little plates that have different designs on them that you can stamp onto your nails. They give you awesome nail art on your nails, without having to be an artist.  [Read more…]

Easy Halloween Nail Art

I seriously have no idea why I like Halloween so much. It is a pretty weird holiday and I absolutely hate being scared. It makes no sense at all that I am a fan of Halloween, but I just can’t help it! I love Halloween! Because I think that any Halloween lover should wear their love of Halloween on their sleeve… or fingernails rather, I made the cutest easy Halloween nail art tutorial ever!

Easy Halloween Nail Art Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

I mean, how can you not love those tiny little eyes and candy corns on these nails?! I am basically just tooting my own horn over here, but I am obsessed with these nails. I think one reason that I am so obsessed with them is because of just how easy they were to do!

To do your own Halloween nail art, you need… [Read more…]

Retro Patriotic Nail Art

I can’t believe it is time to start talking about the 4th of July already! Last year, I participated in a giant, patriotic blog hop that was SO fun that we are teaming up again to bring you another HUGE blog hop full of fabulous ideas for your Independence Day!

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For my red, white, and blue project I am bringing you these super cute (and easy) retro patriotic nails! This patriotic nail art is seriously so dang easy and you could get away with sporting it long after the 4th of July because it doesn’t necessarily look overly festive.

Patriotic Retro Nail Art. 4th of July Nail Art on www.girllovesglam.com

Here is what you will need to create this nail art… [Read more…]

Favorite Spring Beauty Tutorials

Favorite Spring Beauty Tutorials

 

Spring is upon us! I love the cool, relaxed feeling that this season brings. I wanted to bring you a small collection of tutorials that embrace the easy going nature of Spring! I adore Spring beauty and these are tutorials that are fast and easy or soft and subtle… Just perfect for Spring! [Read more…]

Sharpie Block Striped Nail Art

Sharpie nail art that is bold and easy.

Sharpie Nail Art Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

This is definitely the easiest nail art tutorial I have ever posted. I was inspired by the awesome striped nail art manicure Amy sported in Karmin’s music video for their song, Sugar. If you haven’t seen this music video yet, you should watch it while you do this tutorial because it will probably take the same amount of time to watch it as it will for you to do these killer nails.

Karmin Nails Sugar [Read more…]

Spring Ruffian Nail Art Tutorial

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I don’t know if it is the sunshine, nature’s colors starting to bloom, or pulling out clothes that I haven’t been able to wear for a few months, but Spring has really made me excited to get dressed up again! I started getting in a bit of a slump towards the end of winter. One way that I love to add just a little more color in my life is through nail art. I have been obsessed with ruffian nail art ever since I saw it featured on the runways of fashion week last year.

If you aren’t sure what ruffian nail art is, it is basically just a solid colored nail, but it has a little surprise right along the cuticles! There is a little line of color that goes along the cuticles and it just adds such a fun surprise to a boring manicure. I have seen it done in a lot of bold, contrasting colors, but I wanted to tone it down for a beautiful spring feel.

Spring Ruffian Nail Art Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

I have loved the muted nail trend happening right now, so for this manicure I chose to use a light pink polish with a metallic gold and then covered it with a matte finish top coat. It is soft and beautiful! [Read more…]

Easy Retro Fruit Nail Art

Easy Retro Fruit Nail Art with Polka Dots. Super simple instructions to create your own watermelon and pineapple nail art on www.girllovesglam.com

Sometimes I see something and I am instantly inspired to create something similar. This wasn’t always the case when it came to nail art. I used to see different nail art techniques and was then inspired to do something similar with my own twist to it, but never really anything that was inspired by something that wasn’t already nail art. It wasn’t until I went to go get my nails done by a crazy talented girl I work with that I realized that you could be inspired by anything for nail art. She did my nails inspired by an adorable grouping of pillows she had seen. It blew. me. away.

Once I saw that, I realized I could be inspired by everything around me. This was totally the case when I saw this [Read more…]

Gold and Mint Spring Polka Dot Nail Art

I teamed up with nine other bloggers to bring you some fun gold projects inspired by gold! Go check all of them out!

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My gold inspired project, is this awesome Gold and Mint Spring Polka Dot Nail Art!

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Spring Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art

 The signs of spring are finally starting to show and I can’t wait to embrace the soft colors and and lightweight clothing. One thing I can’t wait to do this spring is incorporate gold into my wardrobe. When you mix fun spring colors with gold, magical things happen. It is the perfect way to transition your winter wardrobe to spring! I couldn’t wait any longer to embrace the spring season so I brought it in in a little way… my nails! These gold and mint spring polka dot nails are so easy to do and can have the colors switched so you can embrace any season! For these nails you need…

Spring Nail Art Tutorial

*Mint finger nail polish (Honestly, this polish is really old. I have no idea where it is from but Essie has a great mint color)

*Gold glitter nail polish

*Gold nail polish (this matte gold polish from OPI is perfection)

*Clear top coat polish

*Two paint brushes with small tips

Spring nail art tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #tutorial #beauty #nails

First, paint all of your nails but your ring finger with two coats of mint polish. I chose to paint one pinky with the matte gold polish. Paint the ring fingers with the gold glitter nail polish.

Nail Art Tutorial

Put a little gold polish and mint polish on a paper plate.

polka dot nail art tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com #tutorial #beauty

Dip the brush in the gold nail polish and put dots in a line on your nail and move along down the nail. Do this on all of the mint colored nails. Next, dip the other paint brush in the mint nail polish and do one or two little stripes on your gold glitter polished nails.

After your nails have all dried, put the clear top coat on them and you are done!

Gold and Mint Polka Dot Nail Art on www.girllovesglam.com #beauty #nail #tutorial

They are the perfect way to add a little spring color to your wardrobe!

Be sure to check out these other glittery nail art tutorials too!

Black and Gold Glitter Burst Nail Art How to do glitter nails at home

 

Conversation Heart Inspired Nail Art

Conversation Heart Inspired Nail Art Tutorial

I love conversation hearts. I know there are the haters in the world who think they taste like flavored chalk (cough, cough, MY husband), but I love them! When I was looking at some advertisements that came in the mail, I saw a few pictures of conversation hearts and it got the wheels turning a little bit. What if I did some conversation heart inspired nail art?! I didn’t want anything overly flashy or too literal, just nail art inspired by my favorite Valentine’s Day treat.

Conversation Heart Nails

I love how they turned out! To create your own, you need…

Nail Polish Valentine Tutorial

*Five different pastel colored nail polishes

*Red outdoor vinyl

*vinyl cutter

*Clear top coat polish

Valentine Nail Tutorial

First, paint all of your nails. Do each nail a different color of your pastel polish, but keep both hands the same so it isn’t too busy. Make sure they are really dry before moving onto the next step.

DIY nail stickers

Cut out a few different conversation heart sayings out onto your vinyl. I chose to cut out enough for all of the nails and then see how I liked them on each nail to decide how many I wanted to keep on there. In the end, I chose to just put decals on two of the nails on each hand.

Conversation Heart Valentine Nail Art

Either use a weeding tool or transfer tape to place the letters onto your nails. Your nails will start looking like little conversation hearts!

Conversation Heart Nails

Paint the clear top coat polish over all of your nails and let them dry.

Valentine Nails

Now you have some fun conversation heart inspired nails for the big day of love!