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Step Up Your Glam With Press On Nails

vine vera presents Step Up Your Glam With Press On Nails

If you’ve seen the bejeweled, pierced, diamond studded, stiletto, glittered, floral patterned, plaid, William and Kate-themed, striped, French, ombre, reverse French, reverse ombre, rhinestoned, tribal, and Lady Gaga gone gaga manicures out there, you may be suffering from manicure envy. Do you ever want to return to a simpler time? A time when fancy nails were no further than your closest pharmacy? Press-On Nails may not be the latest in high-end fashion, but why go high, when you can go low? Just tell your friends it’s the “White Trash Manicure.” Besides, think of how much fun you’ll have gluing them on your little sister! If you want to amp up your mani on the cheap, here’s all you need to know about how to get the instant urban glamour of the Press On Nail.

Supplies

  • Full cover glue- on acrylic nails. The one hundred nail pack will give you enough for several applications with back up. Square nails are slightly more versatile because they can be shaped into rounded or pointed edges, whereas you can’t file the rounded ones into squares.
  •  Nail glue
  •  Metal Nail File
  •  Nail clippers
  •  Nail polish color du jour
  •  Top coat
  • Polish remover
  • Cotton Swabs

vine vera presents Step Up Your Glam With Press On Nails

Procedure

  • Experiment with the different sizes to see which fits each finger best, and line them up to correspond with your fingers. If you look at the back of the nail, you will see a tiny number which indicates the size of the nail. You may want to record the sizes in order so you will know which ones to use next time.
  •  Make sure your nails are clean and free of polish. Squeeze a tiny amount of glue on the center of you real nail and spread it using the tip of the bottle.
  •  Squeeze a bit of glue on the bottom of the fake nail, spreading it so that the glue covers approximately the same area as the size of your natural nail.
  • Press the fake nail to your real nail and hold for about five seconds. Nail glue is super strong, so err on the side of caution, using less rather than more. It’s simpler to reglue nails than get it off your fingers.
  •  Glue until all your fingers are covered. Expect the nails to look rather unnatural at this point.
  •  Cut file nails to the desired shape. For an oval shape, use clippers to trim away corners. For square nails, use clippers to cut nails straight across to your desired length.
  •  Use the metallic file to file nails into smooth shapes, running a file over nails in one direction. Avoid using a back and forth motion.
  • Paint nails in color of choice as you would with naturals nails. You will find polish dries much more quickly than it does on real nails and has a more opaque finish. Top with a Topcoat, and clean up any extra polish using a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover. Give polish ample time to dry before using your hands.

What do you think of Press On nails? Are you willing to give them a go? Have you? Let us know how it went.

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Grab These Summer Nail Polish Colors Before They’re Gone

It’s summer and it’s that ‘fry an egg on the sidewalk” type of weather. Your friends are sending you selfies and texts from their exotic vacation spots while you lie on the couch in front of the air conditioner trying to keep your hair from frizzing. What’s a girl to do? Her nails!

It may be the dog days of summer, but that’s no excuse for letting your nails go! Put on the air conditioner and get out that polish! And do it soon, because the colors of summer may not be around for too long. Here are some of the best summer colors you simply have to have!

Grab These Summer Nail Polish Colors Before They're Gone

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Candy Crush
With all the fireworks of summer, its always a great idea to glitter bomb your nails. Get those nails looking just as hot as the weather with some multi-color glitter nail polish. Finish the look with some eye catching rings on every finger top and bottom.

Cake Pop
Nails that look like ten cake pops! What could be better? This pink pastel color will look great against your skin and while making a super feminine statement that can complement your inner lady or provide a contrast to your tomboy side.

Floss Gloss
Summer nail polish doesn’t have to be bright. Try a neutral palm tree color. It will work like color correcting concealer to tone down summer weathered hands, and look great while doing it.

Electric Orange
Anything starting with the word electric has to be great for summer. Besides, since your not doing tans anymore, you need something to give you color. Orange is a great cheery summer color and will provide a great contrast to your more expected pinks and reds.

Grab These Summer Nail Polish Colors Before They're Gone

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Coral
Coral is always a great classy choice for all of your cosmetics and summer fashion. Its really on trend this 2017 and is guaranteed to fully complement your entire summer wardrobe. The pinky peach color is a great way to keep things lively, and you can always add a glitter topcoat for a little extra kick.

Red
There will always be a place for classic red in every nail polish collection. No matter the season, red will always make a strong, sexy feminine statement. You can never go wrong with red.

Subtle Grey
Every once in a while, it is a good idea to take it down a notch. With all the summer colors heating things up, you may want to cool off with a nice subtle grey. Look for the color in matte finish to keep it fun and bright.

Sweet Almond
They say variety is the spice of life, and if you’re always looking to change things up, this may be the color for you. Sweet almond is somewhere between gray and lilac, but there is nothing boring or sleepy about this light purple. Definitely a color for the ages.

Grab These Summer Nail Polish Colors Before They're Gone

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Nude
Nothing like going nude in the summer. If its the barer the better, try this neutral on for size. It’s summer in a bottle.

What are you putting on your nails this summer? Drop us a line and let us know how your nailing your nails in the midst of all the heat.

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Look Out For These Fall Nail Trends

You look in the mirror. The main parts of your outfit are perfectly coordinated. The hair is neat and complementary. The accessories….the jewelry, hand bag and shoes all carefully considered, the subtle, or not so subtle make up tones. But what about the nails? Fashion writer Tamar Najarian says, “We do not normally consider the nails to be majorly affected by trends, but lately that has been changing drastically.” And this fall, it seems like everything goes.

Of course, before we go into polish trends, it’s important to talk about our palette. So what it the right nail shape to feature these compelling vogue varnishes this season? It seems there is a variety in these looks as well. Popsugar’s Joanna Douglas recommends choices including a longer almond shaped look which she affectionately names The Sharp Stiletto. Also recommended is the Bare Ballerina or squoval shaped (oval nails with a slightly flattened tip). The classic short, straight, closely cropped nails are also still the trend. And now for the fun part…the polish!!

Black is back! Or has it ever really gone away? First seen in the 70’s glam and punk movements, and then popularized in 80’s goth and 90’s grunge, black and darker tones appear to be here to stay. They can be used as a smoky bases for gradient tones. Rodarte experiments with a black lacquer and a dark raisin outline for some extra pop. Also popular are dark plums and grays.

Woman with silver nail polish

Silver is another trend making a resurgence from the 70’s. It can be a gleaming and shiny futuristic look as featured at the Opening Ceremony and Creatures of the Wind fall collections. Designers like Jill Stuart and Roland opt for darker silvers which portray wealth and dignity.

Nail art seems to know no boundaries for the fall. CND’s Design Lab Team probably top the charts as most outrageous with faux fur nails and sculptural eyes made for Libertine’s Niki de Saint Phalle-inspired collection. Other elaborate designs include Swarovski and rhinestone embellishments that give simple manicures gorgeous additions. Graphics like cartoons, flags and drawings are making a really fun comeback from the 90’s. And glitter! It’s everywhere this fall, so why not your nails? Get inspired by Jenny Packham’s golden stars with negative spaces for a fun youthful look.

Other nail art looks can have a simpler, more modern appearance. “Sometimes the simplest detail is the most effective” says nail artist Keri Blair who went minimal in her design for Delpozo, featuring a thin white line extending past the cuticle. Gina Edwards expands on this with her “bold lines for negative spaces” for Maxus Nails.

French manicure

The French manicure has also gotten more edgy over the years and is a fashion trend that is still going strong this season. Black and dark brock have replaced more neutral tones. We are also seeing some glitter edgework. Taking the French manicure one step further is the dual toned look which can feature metallic shades and gradient tones.

So it seems like this fall the sky is the limit as far as nail trends go. With looks ranging from grunge to glamour, it appears as if the problem this season is not trying to stay up on the latest nail fashions but which one to choose! Good luck and happy polishing!

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