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Sally Hansen Miracle!

​Save your natural nails, post -acrylic!I've never been one to try acrylic or false nails, up until a year ago. Before I ventured into the world of acrylic nails, my own nails were very strong and fast-growing. But after I started discontinuing my fake nail stage, I noticed how brittle and especially thin my nails have become.I started drinking gel...
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Weekday Nails...Hello!

​#FRIDAYPRIZEDAYWeekend Nails calls for Avon`s 5-in-1 nail treatment, which gave it added shine and a gel feel! And how about giving Avon's top matte coat a go ladies, I did and it looked great!
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Black & White Striped Nail Art

I was really thinking a long time on what mani to create for my first nail art look of the year and decided on a black and white look seeing that it's my favourite combination. I also decided to include some stripes into the look as it's not something I've really done before.Here is how you can create this look:Step 1 – Start by painting the base n...
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My First “Press on Nails” Experience

Hi BB'sI purchased my first Broadway impress PRESS-ON MANICURE a few months back at Clicks (for about R119) as I never tried these press-on nails before and wanted to give it a go. I remember using those Barbie press-on nails as a little girl and using prestik as my glue (but those press-on nails don't count, right?). I actually waited qu...
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Studio Nails

Studio Nails
I have thin, fragile nails. I'd often discover tears in my nails from running my fingers through my hair or even putting on a jersey. It's the reason you don't see me rocking super long nails or even MOTD (manicure of the day) photos on social media. My nails since having a baby have been terrible and I couldn't get them back to the length and stre...
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Spring Colourblocked Manicure

I wanted to stick with a Spring theme and decided on softer colours. My two favourite colours at the moment for my nails are blue and pink, so of course I used them for this look. Here is how you can create this look:Step 1 – Start of by cutting small thin strips of tape. You will start this look by putting the tape in triangular form on the tip of...
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Easy Cupcake Nail Art

I have been wanting to do a cupcake manicure for ages and the polishes in this kit was a perfect fit for it. Here is how you can create this look:Step 1 – Start by painting your nails (all except your ring finger) dark pink. Step 2 – Next using a nail art stick create polka dots on your pink painted nails. Step 3 – While the polka dots dry you can ...
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Easy Black & Glitter Nail Art

I am really fond of my black polish during Winter and decided that this week instead if a plain black nail, I will mix it up a bit.For the black I decided on two black polishes, a gloss and a matt. I wanted to combine these two polishes to create a sleek effect. I then decided to use a glitter to separate the two black polishes and add a bit of spa...
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Get the look: No Tools Pastel Nail Art

Get the look: No Tools Pastel Nail Art
A pastel nail is not just exclusive for the warmer months, it can be wonderfully refreshing and a soft touch during the Winter as well. Today I would like to share with you this No Tools Pastel Nail Art. It doesn’t mean just because it’s Winter that you have to pack...
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Simple White & Black Polka Dot Nail Art

Simple White & Black Polka Dot Nail Art
I love my more neutral tones during Winter and for my manicure for this look I decided on White & Black Polka Dot Nail Art. I’m really enjoying more simplistic nail art the last while and this look is great for during the Winter months. It’s an easy look to create...
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Get the look: Coral & Matt Black Nail Art {Tutorial}

Get the look: Coral & Matt Black Nail Art {Tutorial}
I received these gorgeous polishes from Cosmetix a few weeks ago and decided to combine this gorgeous coral with this sleek matt black to create a fun and striking look. Here is my Coral & Matt Black Nail Art Tutorial. This coral polish from Catrice is just such a gorgeous bright...
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Get the look: Blue Polka Dot French Manicure

Get the look: Blue Polka Dot French Manicure
A French Manicure is a classic, subtle and neutral look, but you don’t have to restrict yourself to the classic french tip, instead you can create a Blue Polka Dot French Manicure. A French Manicure is one of my favourite looks, but sometimes the classic look can get a bit boring...
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Get the look: Animal Print Nail Art {Leopard Print}

Get the look: Animal Print Nail Art {Leopard Print}
Hey guys, so I know that I’ve been a bit quite on the nail art side, but I am back with a gorgeous new look. I was really in the mood for a fun nail art look and decided to create some Animal Print Nail Art. This was the first time...
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Feeling the blues

Feeling the blues
I recently bought a few Nail polishes from Essence Cosmetics. A new range of gel polishes with loads of colors to choose, from nudes to all things bright and glamorous. I’m a huge fan of Revlon Cosmetics nail polishes as well as Essie and sally Hansen just to name a few....
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Black & White Dots & Crosses Nail Art

Black & White Dots & Crosses Nail Art
Black and white nail polish is one of my favourite combinations to use when creating nail art. I really love that it’s such a chic look and you can create amazing nail art that really stands out. Black & White nail polish also goes with almost everything so that makes it...
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Multi-Colour Polka Dot Nail Art

Multi-Colour Polka Dot Nail Art
I am really loving multi-coloured manicures lately and I decided that this was the perfect look to create for Easter this year. To compliment the bright multi-coloured nails, I decided to add some simple white polka dots. This was such a pretty look for Easter, but it can be worn all...
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Easy Summer Ombre Nails

Easy Summer Ombre Nails
Creating an Ombre nail might be easier than you think and today I will show you how to create Easy Summer Ombre Nails. Ombre nails are really such a fun nail art look to create and even though it might look quite difficult, it’s actually really simple. I have created a...
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Black & Glitter Nail Art

Black & Glitter Nail Art
I am all about easy nail art designs and I just love combining my favourite elements into one look. Here is an easy Black & Glitter Nail Art look that you can try. I have been loving my negative space manicures lately and decided to combine it with one of my...
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Get the look: Pink, Black and Gold Nail Art

Get the look: Pink, Black and Gold Nail Art
I was in the mood to create a more striking look with my nails and I decided on this Pink, Black and Gold Nail Art. I have been wanting to do a manicure with gold dots for ages and decided to combine it with a hot pink nail and black triangles....
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Get the look: Easy Triangle Manicure

Get the look: Easy Triangle Manicure
Looking for a quick and easy look that is not too boring? Why not give this triangle manicure a try? This is really a fairly simple design to try and it looks simply gorgeous. Step 1 - Apply the base nail polish colour to your nail and let it dry well.Step 2 - Cut...
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