July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

I’ve looked at so many nail art designs, so here’s my cruelty free take on a July 4th Nail Art with Milani Lacquer. Milani Lacquer is, and always has been, cruelty free! The design is based on what I saw that Broadway Nail, imPRESS manicure, had for a design. You can look it up, since I’m not sure I’m “allowed” to show it due to copyright issues.

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July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

 July 4th Nail Art

 

July 4th nail art

 

July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer

For the July 4th Nail Art with Milani Nail Lacquer, I used the following shades:

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Red Label

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Spotlight White

Milani Color Statement Nail Lacquer in Blue Print

Milani Nail Lacquer in Blue Jay

A bit of history about Milani Cosmetics:

Milani Cosmetics has amazing quality for a very fair price. I love that I can quickly pick up their beauty products at my local drugstores. In addition to nail polish, they have products for your eyes, lips and face.

“You’ll find yourself in Milani Cosmetics. The very best version of you.”

 

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Memorial Day Nail Art 2015

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, and as Time pointed out, “It’s easy to forget what Memorial Day actually means while you’re sitting by the pool and looking ahead at summer vacation—but the day signifies much more than just a three-day weekend.” So please, remember all those who have died while serving in the United States armed forces!

After looking at lots of gorgeous photos, I have chosen one of my favorites, (see below), to try my own Memorial Day Nail Art. Here is the link to Manic Talons.

Manic Talons

Memorial Day Nail Art

For my Memorial Day nail art, I used all cruelty free nail polish from Milani.

memorial day nail art

I used Milani Red Label (40), Blue Print (26), and Spotlight White (28) for the Memorial Day nail art.

memorial day nail art

Clearly, my nail art is not as professional looking as that of Manic Talons. I’ll work on it!

 

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Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer Review & Photos

Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer

Today I have the six Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer, which are limited edition, and they, like all Milani products, are certified by PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program as cruelty free, as I reported before! Let’s get right to a review and photos of each of them, because you will not want to miss out on these gorgeous nail polishes!

 Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer

Keep reading for a review and photos of the Milani Fierce Foil Nail Lacquer!

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Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage Review & Photos

Milani has launched two new limited edition nail polish collections, and in yesterday’s post I featured one: Retro Glam.   Today is the second limited edition collection: the Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage. Both collections will be available at some CVS and Meijer stores during the month of August. If you can’t find them in the stores, both limited edition collections will be available in August online at Milani Cosmetics.

 

fantastical plumage Milani Nail Lacquer

 

Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

Scarlet Ibis is a bright orange-red                                        Scarlet Ibis with Carnival

Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

Canary                                                             Canary with Carnival

 Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

 

           The teal blue creme of Peacock is beautiful!

                         Peacock                                                              Peacock with Carnival

 Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

Blue Jay is a cobalt blue                                         Blue Jay with Carnival

milani nail lacquer fantastical plumage

Love the lilac shade of Purple Martin!              Purple Martin with Carnival

Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

 

Thoughts on Milani Nail Lacquer Fantastical Plumage

This is a beautiful collection with all photos showing two coats of polish on my nails and topped with Carnival.  I’m not sure if it was my lack of experience, but unlike Sprinkles, from the Retro Glam Collection, Carnival wasn’t as easy to work with. I had to really work to get a good mixture on my nails, and quite often it was a bit of a challenge to get a nice selection without it coming out looking like a blob.  I would recommend Sprinkles instead of buying Carnival.

All the colors in the Fantastical Plumage Collection are very pigmented and easy to work with; and I found they dried quickly between coats. Amazing nail lacquer and so reasonably priced at $5.99. However, remember, Fantastical Plumage is a Limited Edition, so don’t wait too long to purchase!

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Talia Joy Castellano and Milani Mint Candy Manicure

Talia Joy Castellano

Talia Joy Castellano was a thirteen year old  makeup guru who was such an inspiration to everyone who watched her over 150 viral YouTube videos. It is with such sadness that I write that she passed away this past Tuesday, July 16th, after trying to battle two different types of cancer, Neuroblastoma and pre-leukemia.

Talia Joy Castellanophoto credit to Talia Castellano

Talia Joy and Makeup

Talia Joy had a goal to have makeup tutorials to show everyone that  people who have cancer are still beautiful and that makeup could “serve as a  wig to feel comfortable.”

Last fall, Ellen DeGeneres had Talia Joy on her talk show. Here’s a nice photo from her time on the show:

talia joy castellanophoto credit to Ellen DeGeneres

One of the questions Ellen asked Talia Joy was how she managed to be so positive while going through cancer treatments. Talia remembered Ellen’s character, Dory, in Finding Nemo, and said,  “A little fishy told me, ‘Just keep swimming.'”

Talia Joy Castellano posted one last Instagram picture, sadly just four days before she passed, and it was of a mint green manicure. So, in honor of Talia, I join everyone in adding my Milani Nail Lacquer Mint Candy manicure.

Talia Joy & Mint Candy Manicure

Talia Joy Castellano Milani Mint Candy

#MintManisForTaliaJoy  ‎#TaliasLegacy‬

8A Mint Candy

Milani Nail Lacquer

 

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