Life In Lacquer

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Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013
We love homemade pressies! A personalized touch makes gift giving that much more special. Although, great as the handmade gift may be, sometimes we get busy (I mean, there are Holiday parties, parades, potlucks and pressie swaps almost bi-weekly these days) or stuck in a creative rut (you can exhaust your right brain on holiday nail art choices alone, never mind personalized presents for all your family and friends!) The good news is, the solution to "giving DIY" while both saving time and cashing in on someone else's creativity is just a few clicks (and your credit card information) away! If you haven't already, say hello to: Etsy.com
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Posted on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
Looking for a fun and festive mani to wear to your upcoming holiday gatherings? Here is a simple striped look that will get your tips noticed! For this mani we used (from L to R): The Next CEO, Basking In Gloria, Shoot for the Maroon & My Jay or the Highway.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
So, you're interested in how to win over 80 Nicole by OPI products & nail treatments? Then you've come to the right place! This holiday season we are in the giving spirit and want our fans (that's you) to feel the joy of giving right along with us.  Now, we know what you're thinking, "Aren't you supposed to be giving to ME?" And the answer is YES, but you have to show us how YOU are giving to those you love first. The following steps will show you exactly how to enter our Give Nicole Holiday Contest.  
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Posted on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
On Tuesday night, we partied sleepover style with BCBGeneration for the launch of their new intimates line at NYC's Ace Hotel. If there is one thing we know about BCBG brands, it's that they know how to throw a party, and Tuesday night's presentation was no execption! 
How To Get Rid of Stained Nails
Posted on Thursday, October 31st, 2013
Have you ever removed your lacquer only to find that your new favorite color just stained your nails? This is common when using highly pigmented shades like deep reds, greens, blues, and oranges. Always using a base coat before applying your color will help prevent pigment from embedding itself in your natural nails. But, what if the staining has already occurred? No need to panic, just make a quick trip to your local beauty supply store and pick up these simple, stain-fighting supplies. YOU’LL NEED: • 220-grit Nail File • Buffing Block • Cuticle Stick (also sometimes called an orangewood stick)
Halloween Nail Art How-Tos
Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
Halloween is just around the corner, and we want to make sure you have some nail art tricks up your sleeve. So, treat yourself to a goulish gander at these four simple, yet spooky Halloween nail art looks. You can recreate any one of them with simply lacquer, a nail art brush (or even just a thin paintbrush) and a dotting tool (or toothpick!)