Bio Sculpture Rock and Crystal Collection

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture metallic nails

Loving these sleek metallic tones from the Rock and Crystal Collection from Bio Sculpture.

These polishes are available as gels in salon, or as regular polishes. The polishes are hard-wearing and I wore them for over 5 days without a chip.

I’m wearing Smothered with Minerals on my nails and Melting Mercury as a feature nail on my ring finger.

Bio Sculpture Rock and Crystal Collection

Rock Crystal Bio Sculpture

These five new metallic shades can be combined in nail art designs or look chic on their own.

  • Smothered with Minerals (No 136) – A versatile bronze that changes with the light, filled with glitter sediments for a high shine shimmer.
  • Embellished Onyx (No 137) – Combining the shine of rich black onyx with a gritty embellishment. It’s dark gothic glamour at its finest.
  • Melting Mercury (No 138) – This solid silver, mirror-like tone makes a strong statement, with a high shine reflection.
  • Amethyst Moonstone (No 139) – This finish is almost black at first look but surprises with an ultra deep purple undertone.
  • Totally Topaz (No 140) – A chic golden tone, the rich pigment takes an intense yellow topaz inspired colour.

Nail Romance - Bio Sculpture metallics

Find your nearest Bio Sculpture salon here.

Which is your favourite colour?

Gwen Stafani for OPI

Gwen Stefani for OPI nail polish

It does not get much better than this.

My hair idol, Gwen Stefani is about to become my nail idol too.

Gwen has partnered with OPI to create a limited edition punk-inspired nail polish collection featuring seven shades: Hey Baby, I Sing in Color, Love.Angel.Music.Baby., 4 in the Morning, In True Stefani Fashion, Push and Shove and Over & Over A-Gwen.

Gwen Stefani for OPI polishes

Gwen Stefani for OPI nail polishes

I can’t wait to try them! Unfortunately, I will have to wait til January. I guess the Mariah Carey holiday collection will have to get me through until then.

Are you a fan of celeb collaborations? Will Gwen’s collection be the one to change your mind?

Marchesa nail stickers by Revlon

Marchesa nail art for Revlon

Marchesa nail art for Revlon

Couture fashion house Marchesa are collaborating a nail art range with Revlon. Inspired by their latest collection, it will feature 8 nail sticker designs including 3D nail art.

So even if you can’t afford their stunning dresses, you can have a touch of their design on your nails. The Revlon Marchesa collection will be in store from October.

Image via Fashionista

Toi et Moi nails by Bio Sculpture

Biosculpture nails - Toi et Moi show

Classic nail colours were the choice for the latest Toi et Moi collection showing in Sydney. The hero colours were BioSculpture Licorice, French White and Breaking Dawn.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show - Licorice - French White - Breaking Dawn

Biosculpture nail polish - licorice - french whote - breaking dawn

I’m really crushing on white nails at the moment. Previously a colour I only considered for French tips, all over white nails are the new French manicure. So simple and so chic.

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi show

Biosculpture nails at Toi et Moi

What colours are you reconsidering at the moment?

Loving…3D Glitter Nails

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Can’t get enough of textured nail art? Try these simple glitter dipped nails.

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How to: 3D Glitter Nails

BYS Glitter dust - Nail Romance

I was sent these BYS Glitter Dust nail packs and inside are all you need to create 3D glitter nails:

– Base colour
– Loose glitter
– Brush

Nail Romance - BYS blue 3d glitter dip nails

Step-by-step

It’s really a simple three step process to create these glitter textured nails. Just

  1. Paint
  2. Dip
  3. Brush

Style tips

  • Glitter can be messy so do your nails over a piece of paper so you can clean up easily. Even better, do your nails outside!
  • Seal the glitter with a topcoat, though I found it wore ok without it. You’ll have less glitter fall if you use a topcoat.

Nail Romance - blue 3d glitter dip nails

Are you a fan of 3D nails?

My Nail Romance with So Nailicious

So Nailicious - My Nail Romance

SoNailicious is a relatively new nail blog but boy has it made an impact in a short time. Maria was already known for her fashion blog Crashing Red when she started SoNailicious at the end of 2012. She combines her love of art and fashion into some amazing nail art. Maria has also released an ebook with tutorials of her nail art.

Tell me a bit about your blog

SoNailicious is a one stop destination to help you to make your nails look fabulous! Nail art, how to-s, nail polish reviews, nail and hand care product recommendations as well as expert tips and the latest nail trends.

How often do you post?

CrashingRed – 3 times p/week
SoNailicious – 4 times p/week

Are you left or right handed?

Right

What’s your best tip for painting your other hand?

Lots of practice

How often do you paint your nails?

It depends. Sometimes several times a day if I get inspired or want to try different nail polishes or nail art designs (and I have some free time), sometimes few times a week, sometimes just once.

How many polishes in your collection?

Not much, only about 300. I’m trying to keep it around that number as I have no much space to store them.

How do you store your polishes?

In empty Ferrero Rocher boxes (haha they are so pretty I thought I’d recycle them rather then just throwing away), organised by colors.

Which brand has the best brush?

OPI

Favorite polish brand?

I can’t pick just one I like too many for different reasons.

Best luxe brand?

Chanel

Best bargain buy?

Ulta3

Favorite color?

Glitter. Can it be a color?

Favorite color combinations?

Anything with gold, ie. blue and gold, green and gold, etc.

Best colour for work?

It depends I guess on type of work and situation. Say, you can’t be a lawyer and wear crazy Zombie nail art or fluoro holo polish, can you?

Best party color?

Depends on outfit you’re wearing. Nudes can work as well as brights.

Best tip for making nail polish last longer?

Dry your nails before painting them, wear great quality base coat and wear top coat.

What’s your favorite nail art trend?

3D!

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Thank you so much for sharing your Nail Romance Maria! Head over to SoNailicious to see more of Maria’s nail and connect with her online:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sonailicious
Twitter: @So_Nailicious
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/sonailicious

Maria has also launched a fabulous ebook of nail art tutorials – The SoNailicious 30 Easy Nail Art Designs ebook which I highly recommend for all nail art lovers. I’ll be posting a full review soon.

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Dazzle Dry Polish – Vive Le Violet

Nail Romance - Dazzle Dry polish in Vive le Violet

Dazzle Dry is a vegan, fast-drying polish that dries hard in five minutes. It’s free from formaldehyde, DBP, toluene and camphor and is non yellowing.

After reading about this brand online I’m pleased that Dazzle Dry polish is now available in Australia.

I was sent Vive le Violet to try along with their three piece nail system kit. After preparing my nails with the Nail Prep and Base Coat, I wasn’t that thrilled with the first coat of Vive Le Violet. Application was a little streaky but the second coat was completely opaque. Then came the Top Coat. This really sealed the deal and gave my nails a super shine finish that looked like a gel polish.

This colour drew a lot of attention on my nails and lasted several days without a chip. I can’t wait to try more colours from the range.

Nail Romance - Dazzle Dry polish - Vive le Violet

Shop the Australian Dazzle Dry store and you can find the US site for Dazzle Dry here.

Nail Art Society

Nailart Society

The Nail Art Society is a new beauty subscription service just for nail art lovers.

If you’re inspired by the nails you see on blogs or Pinterest but never get around to trying them this might just be perfect for you. For $9.95 a month you receive 4-6 nail products and instructions on how to create nail art designs with your new goodies.

You can also check out their tumblr for more nailspiration.