Monday, December 8, 2014

{theembellishment :: broken glass manicure}

...there's nothing like a return of a favorite! i know the posts are few & far between these days but don't act like you don't remember {this look}...in its "springy-er" form...

but i've found a way to make it edgy & still cute (i always do)...

...& while i was doing that...i've been busy working on a special {collab} w/ the awesome peeps at {color consumption}...if you don't know them yet, you soon will & my work will be all over it. stay ready.

*this pic taken right before i devoured the most delicious ramen in dc...check out my 'gram
polish::
onyx // o.p.i
blue confetti // young nails

Thursday, September 11, 2014

{the embellishment :: nyfw inspired matte mani}


if you know me well...you'd know, if there's anything i love more than a tricked out manicure -- it's a simple as can be manicure. a sheer, a buff, a light pink & now...a matte clear. heaven help us. fashion week just stepped it up notch...but not really. 

i'm here for it & you should be too. 


check out my [re-make} of the manicures for lela rose & dkny shows. katie jane hughes & crew {s/o to my peeps} added a small silver stud on 2 fingers per hand while michelle saunders team left the look au natural. 


this is so simple ladies. make a game out of it this weekend. show everyone your {haute} new manicure & watch them squint...they are frantically looking for the over the top glam...
.bam:: they are already looking at it...

.polishes used::
orly // bonder basecoat
yellow stopper
butter london // nail foundation
butter london // matte finish

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

{the embellishment :: office party manicure}



alright kids...here's the news. i started a new job. again. yes. 

so long story short, i loved working as a part-time manicurist, but lets just say...part-time hours don't agree with me. rather my bank account. so i've returned to do, what i do equally as well. web content management...which is alot like maintaining this blog. 

& after my whirlwind spring season at fashion week last year...i was sure -- more than ever that the freelance life...was for me. at home clients::events::fashion week shows...that is what i enjoy most. sitting in a shop everyday isn't especially my cup of {latte}. the experience however...is one i will never forget or trade for the world. it's the #1 reason i was able to go to NYFW in the first place. 

so fast forward...i'm back to #thatofficelife that #9to5life...that #occasionallyiworkfromhomelife ...but you know, i'm taking the nail party to the office! so to honor that new life...this manicure's for you. 

it's a modern take on the french manicure. but for as simple as it looks, it took me quite some time. & as always i didn't get started until the late of night. my first attempt....fail. but i'm not a quitter. & here is the final result. 

hope you likey! 

*next time i promise to post the products i used. but f.y.i :: its o.p.i gel line in funny bunny  + gel topcoat. "taaaaaaaaaada"