Friday, April 12, 2013

Foxy Nails

I have recently been playing with many fun nail styles and have been inspired by some of the local nail artists we have here in San Francisco. Mia of Sparkle SF gave me amazing nails for my Palm Springs Vacation. These included a sunset fade, lots of glitter and some mod black and white stripes. It was perfection! And last weekend I took a workshop from Taylor of SF Party Nails and learned many new techniques I can't wait to try out (see my super glittery girly samples below). If you want to learn how to do it yourself check out Taylor's super fun classes at Workshop SF, where I also teach my Fox & Doll Beauty School Rebel makeup series.

I plan to play more with different styles, and get my designs looking cleaner (ie no more messy edges at the cuticle).
 essie 'Who Is The Boss' and OPI Sephora 'Are You Glistenin?'

essie 'Mod Squad', essie 'Splash of Grenadine', Zoya 'Heather', essie 'Who Is The Boss',
Mineral Fusion 'Glint of Mint', all topped with essie 'Matte About You'

My favorite 'three free' polishes I am loving are Mineral Fusion, Zoya, Fanchromatic, and Floss Gloss. The last two are also San Francisco made, yay! In case you don't know, you want to stay away from the following ingredients in your polishes: formaldehyde, toluene and dibutyl phthalate. 

If you would like to know more about why these ingredients are to be avoided please read this:

The more I am wearing polish the more I will be switching over to using polishes free on these ingredients so watch here on the blog and on my instagram for great 'three free' color options and nail inspiration! I am a little addicted at the moment...
essie stickers strips 'Embrace The Lace'

essie 'Turquoise & Caicos'


Carissa Inez said...

im a nail art fan myself and i personally love the lace design look.
I wonder if this is easily done.

love your blog

Shana Astrachan said...
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Shana Astrachan said...

Carissa- It is a sticker. By Essie! Thanks!