ani MICHELE Nail Art Review and Photos

ani MICHELE Nail Art

After reviewing two of the ani MICHELE nail polish shades I recieved, I decided to show you how beautiful they work together with an ani MICHELE nail art post. My inspiration is the night sky, and the name of the glittery black, Reach for the Stars shade.

ani michele nail art


In case you haven’t read my two previous posts showing both Love Bug and Reach for the Stars,  here are some facts you need to know. Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of Ani Michele Products LLC. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. Ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase in that it’s cruelty free, vegan, made in the United States, and five free of chemicals. Five free means that all the polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde), but also without two other dangerous chemicals (formaldehyde resin and camphor).

Ani so strongly belives in staying positive and hoping for the best, and she reminds everyone of that on the bottom of each of the ani MICHELE bottles. Check out the inspirational motto, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  

ani michele Nail Art

 ani michele Nail Art

ani MICHELE Nail Art

For the ani MICHELE nail art, I applied two coats of polish on all my nails and a top coat. My thoughts about the polish remain the same. The brush is just the right width to easily paint my fingernails. The polish dries quickly, and that’s extra important when I’m not only in a hurry to get somewhere, but doing nail art! The polish did a great job of only having minor chips after several days, and that’s to be expected since I use my hands to type, write, do dishes, etc..  Even without a top coat, the ani MICHELE nail lacquer has a beautiful glossy sheen. I have no cons to report about this polish, and I highly recommend it.

Here are some more ani MICHELE nail art photos:

 

ani michele Nail Art

 

 slightly different lighting

 

ani michele nail art

 

 

  ani michele nail art

Purchase ani MICHELE nail lacquer at the website, and see other fabulous shades that you can wear on your nails.

 

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

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ani MICHELE Nail Polish: Cruelty Free and Vegan

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

I received two bottles of the ani MICHELE Nail Polish. The first shade was Love Bug, an absolutely gorgeous shade of red. Here’s a link to that in case you haven’t yet read my post.

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of Ani Michele Products LLC, better known as ani MICHELE on the beautiful lacquer bottles. ani MICHELE is cruelty free, vegan, made in the United States, and 5 Free of chemicals!

Just a reminder that 5 Free of chemicals means that all the polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde), but also without two other dangerous chemicals (formaldehyde resin and camphor). 
The second shade of the ani MICHELE Nail Polish is Reach for the Stars. Check out this awesome shade in the photos that follow!
 ani MICHELE Nail Polish
I love that Ani so strongly belives in staying positive and hoping for the best. Look on the bottom of each of the ani MICHELE Nail Polish, and you will read the inspirational motto, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  
ani MICHELE Nail Polish

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

I applied two coats of the polish on all my nails except the thumb, and then I applied a top coat to them. On my thumb, I applied only one coat of nail polish, and did not apply a top coat
 ani michele nail polish
It’s important that my readers see that you don’t have to be a nail blogger to have your nails look great with the the ani MICHELE Nail Polish. While I would never claim to have the skills of a nail professional, I’m simply trying to show that anyone can purchase Ani’s polish, paint their nails, and have a gorgeous look!
ani MICHELE Nail Polish
You can not only wear a fancy dress with ani MICHELE Nail Polish Reach for the Stars on your nails, but you can also feel just as appropriate wearing your favorite pair of ripped jeans. Reminder, there are two coats of the polish on all my nails except the thumb, and then a top coat added. On my thumb, I only applied one coat of polish, and did not apply a top coat

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

I love the two shades of the ani MICHELE polish, and the look and feel of the glass bottle. In addition, the brush is just the right width for easily painting my fingernails.

The ani MICHELE nail polish is fast drying, long lasting, and they have a fabulous glossy sheen without even a top coat. Just to give you some idea, the first shade that I tested, the red shade, Love Bug, I had on for a total of six days. With the exception of very minor chips (as I do use my hands in my everyday life!), it was absolutely superb. And yes, it was very easy to simply paint on a bit of polish and no one was the wiser. Here are photos of me actually wearing the polish and doing some typical tasks likestarting to make dinner, while I took a break from completing a Reach for the Stars undercoat. Doesn’t the polish look gorgeous?! The next photo is me typing on my keyboard.

 ani MICHELE Nail Polish

ani MICHELE Nail Polish

Get your own ani MICHELE Nail Polish at the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available.

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

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Ani Michele Nail Lacquer

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

Ani Sousamian is the founder and owner of Ani Michele Products LLC, better known as ani MICHELE on the beautiful lacquer bottles. Since early childhood, Ani has had a passion and infatuation for nail polish. However, the ani MICHELE lacquer is different from the “typical” polish you would purchase. First, yes, ani MICHELE is cruelty free, vegan, made in the United States, and five free of chemicals!

Do you know what lacquer that is 5 Free of Chemicals means? It means that all the polishes are not only made without the three common chemicals found in nail polishes (Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate, Formaldehyde), but also without two other dangerous chemicals (Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor). Hence, Ani’s nail laquers are free of these five chemicals.

Ani wants her lacquer to, “inspire, empower and compliment each women’s beauty and personality, inside and out.”

I received two ani MICHELE nail lacquers. The first I will show you is the shade Love Bug, an absolutely gorgeous shade of red. The inspiration? A lady, which, as Ani points out, puts a smile on your face.

ani michele

I love that Ani so strongly belives in staying positive and hoping for the best. She’s not all “talk,” though. Look on the bottom of each of the ani MICHELE bottles, and you will read the inspirational motto, “always believe that something wonderful is about to happen.”  

ani michele

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

I love the ani MICHELE polish. It was fast drying, and taking the photo after three days of wear, it’s long lasting, and has a fabulous glossy sheen. The photos I took are without any top coat at all! I do plan to add a top coat, but I wanted you to see the amazing shine without anything added.

So far, in addition to the beautiful shade and shine, I like the look and feel of the glass bottle, and the brush is just the right width for painting my fingernails.

 

Ani MICHELE Nail Lacquer

Ani wants her ani MICHELE polish to be a reminder to live a positive karmic lifestyle, feel good about yourself, and make a positive impact on those around you. I’m loving the Love Bug shade, and next week I’ll share another shade I received. Stay tuned! 

ani michele

 

Get your own ani MICHELE nail lacquer at the website, and see the other fabulous shades that are available.

Disclosure: I received the polish, but all links are for your convenience only.

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Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Tips For the Perfect At Home Manicure was written by Deco Miami  Founder, Julianna. You can read a little more about her cruelty free and vegan nail lacquer at the end of the post. “Ladies tell me all the time that they love nail polish, but are soo bad at painting their own nails. Here are some tips that I’ve picked up for an awesome mani that you can do yourself.

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 Always use a top and base coat

I know, it’s hard to remember to use a top and base coat,  but they really really really will improve the quality of your mani. For one, painting a base coat on your nails will make your nail smoother so that your color will go on more evenly. A base coat will also protect your actual nail from being stained by your polish, because sometimes lacquers with yellow pigments (yellows, greens, some aquas, oranges) might leave a yellow tint on your nails.

A top coat’s purpose is easy to understand: not only does it make your nail glossier, but it’s meant to act as a protective barrier to prevent chips. Ever notice that your top coat doesn’t chip? That’s because the formula is a little different from color formula so that it doesn’t “flake off” in the same way that your color might if you banged your nail against something.

It’s not a huge deal if you’re in a hurry and need to paint over your old mani with a new color, as long as the brands are the same.

Every nail polish brand has a slightly different formula, and sometimes they don’t mix well when you put one on top of the other. I’ve never had any issues painting Deco lacquer over Deco lacquer, but Deco lacquer over another brand (or visa versa) always results in frustration as the newly applied coat never seems to completely harden. Like goes with like. Pro Tip: This rule especially holds true for top coats!

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Color contrasts accentuate short nails, and color compliments make your nails seem bigger
If you have short nails, an easy trick to make them appear longer is simply to paint your nails with a neutral toned color that’s the same hue as your skin tone. For example, I have a rosy hue to my skin, and dusty pink créme, Nip Slip, looks awesome on my nails for this reason. I can get away with wearing Tied Down when I have shorter nails, because even though it’s a dark color, it has a burgundy tint to it that compliments the red in my skin. I only dare to wear Black Like My Soul or Brickell Blue when my nails are longer because the colors are such a contrast on my skin tone, so my nails pop out more. 

Less is more
If you’re a bit of a messy nail polish painter, always remember that less is more when it comes to covering your nail. People get into trouble when they try to paint over their entire nail and accidentally get polish on their skin. The trick is simply to paint each nail with deliberate strokes more towards the center of your nail. Your nails will also look sleeker if you do it this way, because you’re creating the illusion that your nails are longer by not adding more width to them.

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 

Use a crystal nail file
A crystal file is better than a traditional cheapy nail file because the rough part of the file is super fine and practically melts off the ridges of your nails. It’s also cleaner than a traditional sandpapery file, and a glass file won’t wear down so you never have to buy another one!

Solidify your paint job
Run your freshly painted nails (like, 5-10 minutes after painting them) under cold water for 2-3 minutes to help harden the lacquer. Coldness hardens lacquer, this is an easy way to add some immediate durability to your mani. 

Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

 Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure

Stability
Maybe this is obvious to some of you, but put your hand down on a tabletop when you paint it! It’s much easier to neatly paint something when it isn’t floating around in front of you. Especially when you’re painting with your non-dominant hand. (Meaning, if you’re right handed and painting your right hand with your left hand.)

Patience, patience, patience!
Patience is the key, even though I know you don’t want to hear that! Take your time when you’re painting your nails, and allow each coat to dry before adding another coat. It’s better to take your time than to be messy and have to re-do your nails all over again.”

xx,
Jules

 

Deco Miami is 8-Free nail lacquer. There is no DBP, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide, and it’s THPH free. They are not only cruelty free, bu they are also vegan!

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. I asked for permission to post Tips For The Perfect At Home Manicure.

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ncLA Nail Art and Review

ncLA Nail Art and Review

I’ve written about ncLA Nail Lacquer before, so you can see the links below, but today I thought I would share how I used them in an ncLA nail art post.

The ncLA nail art project was not easy for me, as I am not a nail blogger, but I had no trouble applying the ncLA polish. The polish is as gorgeous in person as they look on the website. They looked great in the daytime and in the evening. I think that ncLA is a superb quality nail polish, and as I had to do my nails over so many times to try to do the ncLA nail art, I had lots of time to test out what I still thought about some of the older shades, and the new ones. By the way, ncLA is 5-free, and not only is it cruelty free, but it’s also vegan

For my Superheros nail art. I used Mulholland Maneater, which is a gorgeous dark purple. Rush Hour, is the crimson red shade, and Back to Black is, you guessed it, black. The shades that I used for my nail art that were not ncLA polish were the matte finish top coat for the Batman bat mask, and the yellow polish.

ncLA nail art

 

ncLA Nail Art

Disclosure: I have nothing to disclose. I purchased all the polish.

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NCLA Nail Polish Review: LA Collection

 

 

NCLA: Fall 2012 Nail Polish Collection

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