.guest post: nail art tutorial.

Today’s post is a special piece from guest blogger Chetana, who is the founder of India’s largest beauty network, StyleCraze. Read below for her tutorial describing how to achieve a popular Indian beauty trend – nail art (which we personally can never get tired of)!

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Nail art with accent fingers are certainly still in vogue. You can create these looks by highlighting any of your fingers with contrasting colors, or by adding different embellishments. You can get creative with your design, or start by following he steps below for this elegant but trendy look:

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Things you will need:

  • Dark red nail paint (I am using Inglot 652)
  • Light pink nail enamel (I am using China Glaze “Inner Beauty”)
  • 2 sizes of rhinestone (big and small)
  • Top coat and base coat.

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Steps:

1. Apply your basecoat, then use deep red polish on your thumb, ring and pinkie fingers. Paint your index and middle fingers with a light pink shade.

2. Add big rhinestones in the center of your nails, and two small rhinestones on the sides of the bigger ones (as shown above). Use a nail adhesive to secure the embellishments, and add them when your polish is tacky to the touch.

3. Repeat on all your nails. Apply a top coat to seal in your new design, and you’re done!

Hope you enjoy this nail art, please visit stylecraze.com for many more wonderful manicure designs.

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.guest post on sasha maks vintage.

There’s a new guest post on Sasha Maks Vintage, and it’s all about these beautiful Robert Goossens earrings from the 1980’s! Click here to read my guest post and learn more about these amazing jewels.

Remember you can buy them THIS Wednesday at Sasha Maks Vintage trunk show at Mike Page Style Lab. Click here to view the invitation and RSVP. I can’t wait to see the newest pieces in SMV’s collection. Make sure you come up and say hello, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my blog!

.guest post on sasha maks vintage.

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(Image by Sasha Maks Vintage)

Though I love writing for my own site it’s always fun to explore other venues and expand on new, interesting topics. As I contribute to other blogs and sites I will link my work  back here, and I hope you find great new blogs, twitter handles and websites to follow.

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(Image by Skinner)

Today I wrote a piece on 1950’s-1980’s Italian jewelry designer Aldo Cipullo’s work for Trifari, costume jewelry powerhouse from the Retro Period. Click here to read more about the amazing piece above, and Cipullo’s well-know L⊝Ve bracelet from his days at Cartier (the likes of which are still being replicated today).

Please leave your comments below! Let me know what you think of Sasha’s amazing jewelry collection and if you were inspired to buy some of her pieces!