Tag: Nail Art

DIY ROCKSTAR NAIL DIP

posted by Elshane on Mar 14 2016, under Beauty

I created my own DIY nail dip and I wanted to share it with my peeps!

It all started when I had a free hour in the afternoon a few days ago and I wanted to give the Hello Kitty x OPI polishes a whirl. I grabbed the Starry Eyed (Hot Pink) and painted my nails, figuring that's where the story would end...

After I finished painting, I looked down at my nails and I just didn't feel satisfied. The color, which looked so cool in the bottle, actually gave off a bit of a dorky vibe sitting alone on my nails. However, after all of the work I just did, I didn't want to take the polish off. So I sought out a solution to "rock them out"!!!

I grabbed for the Never Have Too Mani Friends (Black) color in the same Hello Kitty x OPI kit. I knew if I offset the pink with black, my nails would instantly pop. I thought about what I could do with the black... add a black dot in the center of each nail? Do a black French tip? I settled on a half/half nail dip design because it seemed easy enough to execute.

So that's the story. I waited until the pink dried completely, then did a half paint of black from cuticle to mid-nail, directly over the pink. Finished it off with a top coat and instantly my nails transformed! 

Get the look with these polish colors: Starry Eyed (Hot Pink) and Never Have Too Mani Friends (Black)

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COLOR YOUR SEASON WITH OPI!

posted by Elshane on Jan 10 2018, under Beauty

If you know me-- you know there are a few recognizable and consistent staples in my Elshane palette that paint the picture of my vibe.

Nails, Nails, Nails! Nails have always been at the forefront of my style-- who remembers when I had my husband's face intricately painted on my ring finger for my wedding? Or the day I had to cut my claws-- yes, the day before I went into labor with my daughter. {I had some sort of mama-intuition that long nails wouldn't be the best for diaper changing-- boy was I right!}

Nails have always completed my look. So when I had the opportunity to test the new OPI Color Your Season nail lacquer collectionexclusive to Ulta Beauty, I dove right in. 

 

 

Above, you'll find the outcome-- a beautiful video portrayal of a day in the life of, well... me... as I add my favorite accessory to every look-- my nail art! The nails become alive... they become ART.

We spent days and days before filming this video playing around with color combinations and nail designs. What I loved most about this nail lacquer set is that I was able to go a little outside of the norm of one's comfort zone when mixing colors and graphics for the nail designs. 

Best yet? You can purchase the entire color palette exclusively at Ulta stores and on ulta.com! And...and...BIG AND... stay tuned on my Instagram over the next few days for a chance to win the entire collection, too!

 

 

Enjoy some behind the scenes shots of the incredible nail art. You can clearly see how much fun we had!! What's your favorite nail design? Comment below! xx

 

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HI! IT'S ELSHANE FROM LOS ANGELES, CA
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I STARTED MY BLOG IN 2010 AS A WAY TO ARCHIVE ALL OF THE ONE-OF-A-KIND RUNWAY PIECES THAT I OWNED FROM WORKING AS THE IN-HOUSE STYLIST FOR DIANE VON FURSTENBERG IN NYC.

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