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Florescent Summer Nails with Gelish Colors of Paradise Collection

I love getting pampered, especially when it's by a nail brand that I love. I was invited to experience a fun manicure from Gelish Soak-Off Gel Polish with nail expert, Danielle Candido, to celebrate their Fall 2014 collection (will highlight in another post). Since the weather is getting warmer, I decided to go with one of their gorgeous colors from the Spring/Summer 2014, Colors of Paradise Collection (pictured below):

This collection of brights is Gelish's most vibrant collection, with six bold, florescent nail colors that are sure to have your nails stand out this season. The collection features the following colors:

  • Rockin' The Reef - bright Coral creme
  • Pacific Sunset - bright Pink creme
  • Lime All The Time - bright Lime Green creme
  • Rub Me The Sarong Way - bright Turquoise creme
  • Tahiti Hottie - bright Purple creme
  • Mali-Blu Me Away - bright Cobalt Blue creme

I decided to really stand out and go for Lime All The Time, because I find that I usually go straight to pinks and I wanted something very different. I also had the pleasure of learning some new tricks while Danielle Candido was adding an eye-catching accent nail design. I got this lovely Gelish manicure on May 7th

And true to the it's word, my mani, which has received so many compliments, is still going strong as of today (May 24th, 2014) as you can see below. I just have a little nail growth but my gel polish hasn't chipped, cracked, or been destroyed in anyway.

I'm sure I can rock this mani for at least another week.The Colors of Paradise is available now; individual Gelish MINI colors can be purchased at sally beauty and for $14.95 per bottle.

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Celebrating Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure w/ Vanity Projects

I had the pleasure of attending a great event celebrating all things nails at one of my favorite nail art salons. Though I have had my nails done by some of their amazing manicurists (at various event and loving them through their Instagram account), this was my first time at the Vanity Projects NYC Nail Salon and it was there to celebrate the wonderful book, Nails: The Story of the Modern Manicure by Suzanne E. Shapiro.

The first-ever "all things nails" book discusses history of the manicure, the evolution of the painted nail and all nail trends that we've tried and loved. The book shares interesting tidbits like how Hollywood, fine art, and music genres like Hip Hop has influenced nail art, and the new new, hot trends like outré nail art which is booming now. Did you know the manicure has been around for less than a century? At the very crowded event, we enjoyed a book signing, OPI and Suzanne E. Shapiro nail lacquer giveaways, and some amazing accent nail art. Attendees chose from a wide variety of art art designs offered by Vanity Projects (including a freaking dinosaur).


To get your hands on this awesome book, head over to and get it for $21.86.

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