NEW: Essie Resort 2015 Suite Retreat Collection

New Essie Resort 2015

New Essie Resort 2015

NEW: Essie Resort 2015 Suite Retreat Collection

“Melt tension, leave your cares behind and cuddle yourself in luxe. A little me-time will pave the way to vacation elation in no time. So splurge on the oceanview suite, curl up on a chaise and admire the view – your personal party in paradise has begun.” – Essie Weingarten

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I wish retail therapy was covered by my health insurance

I wish retail therapy was covered by my health insurance

“I wish retail therapy was covered by my health insurance..”

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NEW: Essie Cashmere Matte Swatches

NEW: Essie Cashmere Matte Swatches

NEW: Essie Cashmere Matte Swatches

Sophisticated shades with a touch of shimmer that elevates the matte finish to a whole new level and makes them a special kind of matte that’s very modern and never dull.

Essie Cashmere Matte Collection is now available at Phoenix Beauty Lounge in store and online.

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‪#‎MakeupJokeMonday‬, ‪#‎MJM‬

Oh, when I grow up I want to be a nail polish namer

Oh, when I grow up I want to be a nail polish namer

“Oh when I grow up I want to be a nail polish namer…”

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NEW: OPI Hawaii Mini

NEW: OPI Hawaii Mini

New OPI Hawaii Mini

New OPI Hawaii Mini

A mini-indulgence and cold weather escape! $15.20 reg.

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New: OPI Hawaii Spring | Summer 2015 collection

Say “hello” to the new OPI Hawaii Spring | Summer 2015 collection! 🙂

New OPI Hawaii 2015

New OPI Hawaii 2015

A variety of lush and rich colors scream a tropical vacay, and the application and brush are top notch, as usual 🙂

Available in store for $9.99 reg.

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OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection video by HannahRoxNails

Want to see OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection in action? Watch this video to see how they look IRL and also to learn how to do this trendy geometric nail art by HannahRoxNails!

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey collection $9.99 reg.
Striping tape $1.99 reg.

 

MakeupJokeMonday

#MakeupJokeMonday, #MJM

 

THAT MOMENT WHEN your mom discovers how many nail polish bottles you own..

THAT MOMENT WHEN your mom discovers how many nail polish bottles you own..

“THAT MOMENT WHEN your mom discovers how many nail polish bottles you own..”

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Phoenix Beauty Lounge University: Painting Nails

Welcome Back to our Phoenix Beauty Lounge University! Hope you all enjoyed your winter break! 😉

Ever wondered how the nail bloggers or nail techs get that perfect nail painting job done with a clean line at the cuticle and all around? Want to know their secret?

Class #9

YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University: Painting Nails

YoureWelcomeWednesday Beauty University: Painting Nails

“Painting nails is not coloring between the lines, it’s painting a shape within a shape.”

Contrary to popular belief, painting your nails is different from coloring pictures in a coloring book with random strokes.

In fact, to create a perfectly painted nail, you need to use an exact number of brush strokes in an exact sequence. Also, the vision you need to keep in mind is the one of creating a shape similar to your own nail shape, but 1-2mm smaller. So first, look at your nail shape and study it for a bit 🙂

Nail polish is a pretty finicky medium and in most cases it won’t allow you random strokes without loss of quality. Once you get a hang of it, you’ll be doing this automatically without thinking twice. But first let’s see the steps we need to learn.

When you just pull that loaded brush out of the bottle, wipe half of nail polish off the bottle neck, so you don’t apply way too much paint and flood your cuticles. For that same reason, it is also recommended to place your polish brush slightly ahead of the cuticle line (1), press on the bristles so they “open up” to create a nice rounded shape and with this “open” fanned out brush go down towards the cuticle (2). Stop 1mm before touching the cuticle and go all the way back towards the tip of the nail (3).

Load more polish on the brush if necessary, go back to the base of the cuticle and place the brush a little bit to the side and press down again so it “opens up”. Now pay attention to what the “edge” of that “open” brush is painting for you. This is exactly what you’re painting with now – it’s the outer edge of the brush (4). Pull the brush towards the tip of the nail and make sure that brush edge is creating a clean side line of that shape for you without touching the skin.

Repeat the same steps on the other side (5).

Go around the edge of the nail with some nail polish to fill in any blank spots left and also to “seal the edge” and prolong the wear time of your perfectly painted manicure (6).

Allow yourself a bit extra time for the first few manicures to practice these steps, and then later on you’ll be showing your friends and family how easy that thing is.

Do your nails look less of a dog’s breakfast and more of a salon perfection this time? You’re welcome!

Please share your personal beauty dilemmas in the comments below and it may get featured in our future classes!

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China Glaze Spring 2015 Road Trip Collection Swatches

Why, hello shiny jellies and crellies from China Glaze Spring 2015 Road Trip Collection! 🙂 Did i just say Spring 2015? Yes, i did. All the pastels seem so light and refreshing after the heavy darks and massive glitter bombs normally associated with Christmas time 🙂 Who else feels that painting your nails in pastels will magically bring spring weather sooner? 😉

China Glaze Road Trip Collection Spring 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Collection Spring 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Spring 2015 Collection is now available in store and online at http://phoenixbeautylounge.com/china-glaze-road-trip-spring-2015-collection/.

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