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Perfect Pair: OPI Push & Shove and Maybelline Frozen Over

Perfect Pair OPI Push & Shove and Maybelline Frozen Over CoverI sure hope this is my last winter inspired manicure for a good long while because I am so over the cold weather! Despite that, I love this manicure. These two polishes look amazing together! They truly are a perfect pair.

For this manicure I used Maybelline Frozen Over and OPI Push & Shove. I thought Push & Shove would play off of the sparkle in Frozen Over. The only special (ish) thing I did for this manicure is I made the pointer finger a bit of a transition nail from Push & Shove to Frozen Over. To do this I used Frozen Over as a base and let it dry completely. Then I just used a piece of tape to block off the bottom part of the nail and used just one coat of Push & Shove. The key to this is to remove the tape immediately to create a clean line.

I love doing simple things like this. It really makes a manicure unique but takes almost no effort and zero skill!

There are swatches under the jump.


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St. Patrick’s Day Manicure 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day Nails It’s St. Patrick’s Day! While Katie may not be into St. Patrick’s Day I definitely am. My family is of Irish descent (with a name like Fitzpatrick that’s pretty obvious…) so we have a big St. Patrick’s Day dinner every year. This year I was entirely in charge of the dinner and I have to […] Continue reading →

The Daily Varnish + All You Magazine

All You Magazine Y’all! I’m so excited about this! Several months ago All You magazine contacted me regarding a technique I’ve used in past manicures to create an ombre effect using an eyeshadow sponge tip applicator. They asked me to create a manicure for the magazine. That manicure can be found in the March 2014 issue which is on […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Valentine’s Day Manicures 2014

Valentine's Day Nail Art 2014 I admit it. I’m one of those weird people who likes Valentine’s Day. I don’t know why, but I’ve always liked Valentine’s Day. I mean, really. What’s so bad about a holiday that involves chocolate, flowers and hearts? This week I’ve worn a couple of Valentine’s Day themed manicures that I go into detail about […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Olympic Rings Manicure

Olympic Rings Nail Art cover I can’t help but get excited about the Olympics. There’s something really special about people from all corners of the globe coming together to celebrate sports. The Opening Ceremony in Sochi is tonight and my excitement almost always ends up showing itself on my nails! For the summer Olympics in London I did a very […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Gold Polka Dot Fade

Gold Polka Dot Fade Cover It’s pretty obvious by now I have a serious  thing for polka dot manicures. I’ve done tons of them. And I never get sick of them! This manicure came about because I wanted to use OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. but did not want to use it as a full manicure. It’s not the most flattering color on […] Continue reading →

Nail Art: Super Bowl Mani Ideas!

Super Bowl Nail Art cover Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend! While I’m much more of a college football fan and my NFL team didn’t make it this year (Panthers ) I’m still excited for the game. It’s a cultural event, after all. And those commercials! But let’s be honest, the reason I really look forward to the Super Bowl […] Continue reading →