8 Essential Nail Polish Colors You Should Own

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Nude
There are times in our lives when we need to wear barely-there hues. It’s those moments when a trusty neutral comes into play. Opaque or translucent, there are endless ways to wear nudes. In the end it’s all about touching your nails with a creamy hint of color. essie’s Like Linen achieves just that and leaves your nails with gorgeous shine!

Red
The most versatile nail color around, it has a rich history of complementing just about any look you could possibly channel. Classic, edgy, vixen, you name it, a vibrant red flatters all skin tones and acts as a trusted best friend (this shade will never let you down). Try Dior Trafalgar or Giorgio Armani Beauty Nail Lacquer in Teatro to give your nails the right punch of color.

White
Everyone enjoys a clean slate, so when bright colors aren’t cutting it, take a break with a sleek white. Short or long nails, this is again a universally appealing hue. During cold months when you’re rocking chunky sweaters and dark denim, add a snowy, fresh edge with white nails in NARS Ecume. This stash staple also lends its brush to creating some of your favorite nail designs like this fall modern art manicure.

Navy
A close cousin to wearing black polish, a navy is a must for the fall to winter transition. Whether you’re wearing a matte, shimmer, or crème, a navy makes a statement without being too in-your-face. It’s indefinitely luxurious and looks fabulous with your favorite fashion trends. Russian Navy by OPI is a top pick, as it pulls double duty with purple inflections.

Vibrant Pink
Your navy counter part, an electrifying pink never gets old. Pink makes a regular appearance on our nails during spring and summer (and even on our toes during winter). With the right undertones a pink can morph into coral or fuchsia–covering a nice portion of the nail polish spectrum. Our go-to pink is Maybelline’s Color Show Nail Lacquer in Pink Shock. The color is guaranteed to be a showstopper for decades.

Turquoise
No matter what time of year or what type of girl you are, no one can deny the appeal of turquoise. Sure there are vibrant hues to make you swoon, but a favorite is essie’s Turquoise & Caicos. This color reminds us of past decades with a modern feel! We love the creamy finish, how it gives us an escape from pink and purple pastels, and how it makes us feel like true ladies. A light turquoise may just be the shade that changes your life, manicure after manicure.

Greige
A combination of grey and beige, the range of colors that fall under greige are breathtaking. They are your creamy autumn hues with hints of mushroom and sage. They’ll flatter your hands, warm your look, and accent a wardrobe of blacks and neutrals. The cozy color suggested to stash? essie Don’t Sweater It.

Gold
How can a color that’s been around since 600 B.C. not be considered a collection staple? The elegance that a gold nail polish exudes is timeless. The hue lends itself to the seasons, as gold flickers in the sun during days on the beach and rings in the holidays during winter months. With Maybelline Color Show Holographic in Bold Gold your nails will shine and tease the eyes with its hologram effect.

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Review: Eden Spa @HarveyNicholsKuwait

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I got an invite to try out the newly opened Eden spa at Harvey Nichols Kuwait, and who would say no to some much needed quality time! The place is located inside Harvey Nicks store, within the beauty department, just beside Elemis. First impression? Neat! very simple, cozy little place.

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They offer eye lashes extension and mani/pedi treatments. And I was in for the second. The color collection is small but quite diverse; Shellac, Essie, Gelish, Nails inc, Orly, and Ciate!

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I picked my colors and had a seat. The first thing to catch my attention, their water, it’s blue baby! Pool blue! I wanted to jump in!

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My treatment was a mix of orange, and honey butter, a perfect mix! and the smell is heavenly! I knew I was in for a good time!

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Since I’m loving white this summer, I chose it of Ciate with a touch of pearly white caviar coating.

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The staff were super professional, quite, and paying attention to detail. A must when it comes to nail care! detail! The cleaning, the cutting, filing, and color application! All great!

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I will definitely be passing by The Avenues more often! It’s hard to find a place this good and not get addicted! Wish you guys all the best! Book your appointment on 2228-3235, they are definitely worth a visit!

Beauty Bar Finally Has a Store!

I’ve been ordering from mybeautybar.net since the beginning of time, and they FINALLY opened an actual store! I was thrilled, and decided to passed by as soon as I heard the news. Now for those of you who aren’t familiar with Beauty Bar, they are an online website offering beauty products such as Alterna, Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, Zoya, Cake, Urban Rituelle. I ordered from them so many times, sometimes got lucky and some others I didn’t end up liking the actual product! But now I can finally see the item before buying it!

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The place is sunny, and very colorful; puts you in the perfect mood to get beautified! They have a huuuge shelf of Zoya nail polish in every possible color you could imagine!

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Hemp hair products

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And guess what? Tigi! And their infamous Bed Head line is finally available for all of you dolls!

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The entire line!

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Cake; heavenly scent.

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Qtica spa line

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Lashes, impress nails, press-ons, nails stickers, nails art, you name it!

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Loved the impress press on manicures, dunno why I didn’t pick one, will definitely be going back for this baby

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All the best Beauty Bar, you’ll be seeing a lot of me that’s for sure! Beauty Bar is located at Al-Shaab Al-Bahri, Block 8, Street 81, Faisaliya Tower, Ground Floor, and they are open from Sunday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm every day.

Fun with Nails Inc.

 

Remember my recent visit to Vavavoom? They sent us home with some products to try out, and I finally got the chance to start with the first bunch, a selection of three Nails inc. colors with special effects: Glitter, Crackle, and Magnetic.001

Started off with the electric blue glitter, Sapphire; My favorite out of the other 2 because you can play around so much with it. You could wear it with a different color base, Like I tried it here with white

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Or you could wear it on its own for nails that stand out! You can even do ombre with it, half-moon, french manicure, you name it! Such a beautiful color to experiment with!

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The second color was this hot pink neon crackle effect polish, which I also mixed with a white base.

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All you need to do is apply the base color of your choice, then apply one layer on this, and wait for the magic to happen! Super easy!

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3rd on the list was the magnetic effect polish, in one of the hottest colors this season: Burgundy. I’ve been hearing about the magnetic polish lately but this was my first time trying it so this was fun. All you need to do is apply the color on your nails like you do with any other color, and place the flat part of the lid on top of it for a couple of seconds, just about 0.5 cm away.

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Eh voila! Sweet!

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When I was done, I applied the Sapphire again so it stays with me, It still looked good 3 days after when I wanted to remove it. Thank you Vavavoom for the lovely goodies, the quality of the brand seems to be great! Will be looking forward trying more colors.

Nails inc. products are available at all branches of Vavavoom.

Review: Mobrad Nail Spa

A while back, the beautiful Dudette from 7ajiDude organized a ‘Guess Who’s Nails‘ competition for us bloggerettes, and I won!

My prize was a free ‘Signature’ Mani and Pedi treatment at Mobrad Nail Spa! And I FINALLY got the chance to go this week with the crazy schedule that I’ve been having lately.

First impression? Neat! Very details oriented place, with many cute additions everywhere.

They have a huge selection of colors, Essie, OPI, Zoya, POP, Revlon, Sephora, Chanel, and more! No chance you won’t find your color!

They also have many options for treatments; they offer the quickie, the basics, the signatures, the extra special, and the organic treatments.

I took my seat, got my treats, and the pampering started.

I picked the anti-stresser Mobrad signature treatment..iSleep 😛 super relaxing!! Sorry for not taking any pictures during the treatment, but I was enjoying my time with no camera or phone 🙂

Result? Tadaaaa *loved*

I was lucky enough to be the first one trying this color..The new Essie collection started arriving to the place just seconds after I got there..I snatched this one from the box before it even went on the shelf 😛

The owner of the place, Modhi, happened to be there, and she deserves a big shot out for her sweetness and lovely hospitality..She was kind enough to share Mobrad’s Mother’s Day package with me, which includes:

– Mani + Pedi
– Hammam Zait + Scalp Massage
– Flower Bouquet (In a vase)

So hurry up dolls, now you know what to add to your mothers’ gifts, perfect pampering and cute white flowers, all for for KD 25/-! The last day to place an order is March 18th.

Thank you Dudette and Mobrad for a fun competition and for spoiling me..Enjoyed it and loved it to bits ❤

Mobrad Nail Spa is located at Al Mirqab, Al Soor street, Al Tijariya Tower, Basement, Tel 22968068.

Review: Velvet Butterflies

Since I’m off for the rest of the week, unlike hubby 😦 I’ve got plenty of time to kill..So I decided to pamper myself..I woke up early yesterday morning and called my friend, mentioned that I’m calling a home service nails spa, she was like ‘I WANT’!! And that’s what we did, I went over her place, got online to check the home service spas, and came across Velvet Butterflies..We called them up and they were available 😀

They got to us on time and started setting up the space and laying out the equipment..everything looked nice and clean

Lots of color options, however, they only have Zoya..So if you don’t like it, you might wanna have them apply your own polish..I did that, they didn’t mind at all

Those cute packs are for sale, I loooove ‘Touring America Collection By O.P.I’! Amazing colors for fall and winter

Over all, a very good home service spa; the staff were sweet, the set up was cute, and the mani/pedi is neat

The menu below is taken from Velvet Butterflies Twitter Account for you ladies 🙂

Enjoy & stay fab Xx

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A Tip For Beautiful Nails

My nail technician gave me an interesting tip today to maintain beautiful nails..Apparently, going to the beach a lot really dries out your nails and surrounding skin, so to keep them looking moisture & healthy, apply the old school ‘vaseline petroleum jelly’ on your nails and finger tips before you hit the water..It helps protect and keep the water off..And when you finish your swim and take a shower, apply cuticle oil and leave it there to dry..I’m gonna try it out this weekend 😉 Stay gorgeous ladies!

Beach Look: Citrus Nails

I love the summery season, the beach, the blue water, and the yellow sunshine..A combination that makes everything else just perfect..and of course, with that comes the beach look necessities 😀 I prefer cute colors..to complete the happy atmosphere 😉

If you like cute, fun, colorful look too, then I guess you’d like the nail style in this video: