International Nail Art Day!

Hey everyone! If you’ve been following the GIOGO girls (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be – they’re awesome!) then you’ll know that today is International Nail Art Day! It’s obviously cause enough for some celebration here at ManyManis, but August 3rd also happens to be my dearest mother’s birthday!

I tried and tried to plan the perfect, super extravagant look to fit this wonderful day but couldn’t settle on one idea. Instead, I give you multiple manicures to celebrate!

 

Butterfly Stamping

 

First up: Butterfly and floral stamping using Julep’s Audrey and Lauren.

 

One stroke floral with gold

 

One stroke floral with gold

 

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And the next: another one-stroke flower attempt using OPI’s Goldeneye and Rumple’s Wiggin’, Zoya’s Snow White, and Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure’s Plum Luck.

 

gradient with dot outline

 

gradient with dot outline

 

And last (also my current mani!): a gradient with polka dot outlines using Julep’s Susie, and OPI’s Rumple’s Wiggin’.

 

That’s all for now, folks. How are you celebrating this beautiful day?

 

 

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Mani Monday – Watermelon Nail Art

This is a bit of a throwback, and not my current manicure but it’s a super summery look and it was a lot of fun to create and to wear. I had seen some fruit themed manicures circulating around the internet recently and decided to try my hand at a watermelon manicure because I had the right colors for it!

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Simple and sweet, just like the fruit that so perfectly embodies summertime!

Throwback Thursday – Monster’s University

A while back, I was supposed to go see Monster’s University with my siblings, but unfortunately it somehow ended up not happening 😦 I still haven’t gotten to see it! But, I did do a themed manicure anyway!

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It also meant that I got to try out the fuzzy nail thing with flocking powder for the first time! I’m not sure what I got was the right stuff for a velvet manicure, but it worked for this look.

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Mani Monday – Accidental Valentine’s Manicure

I tried out the gradient without a sponge manicure again this past week, but I didn’t intend for it to be so Valentine’s Day-ish. Oh well, it was still super cute 🙂

It also gave me the opportunity to try out my new homemade light box! Can’t say I’m impressed on that front though…I think I need a better lamp.

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Swatch Sunday – Julep’s Favorite Things

Julep had a warehouse sale a couple weeks ago, and as I’ve never tried their polishes before, I jumped at the opportunity! I found a couple single colors I liked and then stumbled upon the Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box, which contained all the colors I had wanted and more! It also contained two special polishes named Audrey and Charlotte, which is obviously cool for Many Manis 🙂

This is going to be a very picture heavy post, so bear with me and enjoy!

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Tutorial Tuesday – Putting Pictures on Nails

Last week I tried out putting Justin Bieber’s face on my sister’s nails. This time, I’ll show you how I did it! Putting a picture on your nail is actually very easy, much easier than I thought it would be. All you need is a picture (duh!), scissors, your polish of choice and a top coat.

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Gather your tools! I used Essie’s In the Cab-ana as my base color. It was a gift along with Smokin’ Hot, so expect to see real swatches of both colors soon 🙂 I also had my Essie All In One on hand.

I also grabbed an old Seventeen Magazine to find the picture I wanted on my nails. With the Justin Bieber nail art, we just printed out pictures using a color printer (more on that later), but magazine pictures work just as well!

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day to our United States followers. I never really do much to celebrate, but this year I spent the day in San Francisco with some of my family. Of course, this called for a themed mani 🙂

I couldn’t really settle on one idea, so I did them all! Polka dots, gradient, fan brush art, caviar mani, and some spun sugar.

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I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day of celebration!

Sharing Saturday – Justin Bieber Nails

Last Wednesday, my sister went to a Justin Bieber concert. Obviously, she asked me to do her nails. My first thought? Put his face on her nails a la Katy Perry

I kinda just made up the rest as I went. This is how they turned out! (As always, I needed to add some rhinestones..)

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100 Likes and Birthday Giveaway!

This past weekend we finally reached 100 “likes” on Facebook. The timing couldn’t have been better, as today is Audrey’s birthday! In celebration of your continued support and of Audrey’s special day, she picked out two gorgeous polishes for a giveaway that will open tomorrow!

The pretties up for grabs are:

Jade Galaxy

Jade Diamond – Galaxy

Jade Scarlet

Jade Diamond – Scarlet

The giveaway will run the same way as the last one, with two winners receiving one of the polishes. Unfortunately, it will also only be open to the US and is not an international giveaway. I will update this post with the link when it goes live tomorrow!

Thank you all for your support, and we’re looking forward to many more polish adventures with you!

 

UPDATE

The giveaway has gone live! You can enter via our Facebook page or using this link: http://bit.ly/10gIjKP

Good luck!