Happy almost Halloween guys and gals! To commemorate tomorrow’s festivities, we at Oh That’s You! thought a spooky nail tutorial would do just the trick (or treat). Whether you absolutely adore the holiday or would rather be caught dead than in costume, these nail art creations are for you as they add just the right hint of fun without going overboard.
In the Less Common Beauty Treatments series I’ve covered eyelash extensions, eyebrow tinting, and the Brazilian blowout. For the fourth installment, I’ll be giving you the lowdown on paraffin wax pedicures.
About: The paraffin wax pedicure has all of the same steps as your regular pedi, but with the added bonus of a moisturizing paraffin wax treatment. It is well-suited for those with dry, cracked or calloused feet. As per normal, your feet will be washed and buffed and your toenails trimmed and filed. The paraffin wax is applied before the polish application. The technique used varies from salon to salon, but the wax is always heated so it turns into a liquid. You either dip your feet into a tub of wax to then be covered in plastic, or the wax is applied to your feet with a brush and you step into a plastic foot covering with a pre-measured amount of wax. Sometimes your feet will be covered with additional towels to keep the wax warmer, longer. You then get to relax and wait for the wax to dry, which generally takes about five to ten minutes. Once it’s dry, the wax is then removed and the polish is applied.
Cost: A paraffin wax pedicure is more costly than regular pedicure because of the additional procedures. Expect to pay an extra $10 or so.
Lasts: The polish won’t last any longer than a regular pedi, but the wax treatment should keep your feet moisturized for a few extra weeks.
Summer is hot on our heels, and with it the aches and pains that inevitably plague our fatigued feet. Sure, you’ve tested out the gel craze, but sometimes it’s less about polish and more about giving those tired tootsies a little TLC. Feeling a little frugal? No worries – below you’ll find our steps to the perfect summertime pedi, all DIY of course.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and you know what that means – time for beach days, barbecues and of course, patriotic polish! I’ve always been a fan of this warm-weather holiday, and I firmly believe you can show the U.S. of A some love without overdoing it. For a more sophisticated take on nationalistic nails, I created a tutorial that features nail art solely on your ring finger. By following our easy ten-step tutorial, you’ll be looking festive and fashionable just in time for July Fourth. If you’re looking for an extra fun patriotic pop, don’t be afraid to add a daring red lip.
As someone whose fashion and beauty mantra tends to be quality over quantity, I have a hard time spending money on beauty treatments that produce fairly temporary results. There are a couple exceptions – I consider pedicures, and now the occasional facial, to be worthwhile luxuries. Manicures, however, have never acquired a spot on my list. It’s not that I don’t like having my fingernails buffed and professionally polished – quite the opposite, actually – but the staying power of almost every so-called “longwear” polish has continued to disappoint me. No matter what the bottle says, three days after my lovely manicure my nails are predictably and regrettably chipped. Rather than shell out, at minimum, ten bucks a week for the same lackluster results, I have fallen back on the DIY approach and taken it upon myself to become a nail polish connoisseur. Two years later, I’m just as good as the pros. Well, almost.
Summertime just screams trendy nails. Maybe it’s the playfulness of the season or the reintroduction of open-toed shoes, but bold and bright nails have always been a summer staple.
Lately, I have been intrigued by geometric nail art. However, too many lines and shapes can cause a pattern overload on your nail beds. I find this diagonal nail art tutorial to be creative without overdoing it, and very simple to create. For those ladies who have polish restrictions in their professional lives or are just easing into the world of nail art, rather than a full set of nails, apply the design to just one finger (such as your ring finger) and leave the rest solid.
With summer well on its way, it’s time to break out the sandals and finally show those toes some well-deserved sunshine. And what goes better with your favorite pair of strappy showstoppers than a complimentary pedi? This season’s color palate ranges from blinding brights to pretty pastels, making the search for your perfect match a breeze. Below we’ve selected a few of our go-to warm weather combinations. Footwear in eye-catching hues look great paired with similarly flashy polish. And what about basic black? Try a flashy metallic that mirrors your new bronze glow.
1. Birkenstock Sandals, Butter London Polish | 2. Lucky Brand Sandals, SpaRitual Polish | 3. Pink Steve Madden Sandals, Pixi Polish | 4. Multi-Metallic Steve Madden Sandals, Essie Polish | 5. Blue Steve Madden Sandals, POPbeauty Polish
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Can you feel it? Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day is nearly here and with nail art being all the rage this year, what a perfect time to decorate your nail beds with some fancy polish work. Whether spoken for or Miss. Independent, get out the glitter and fuscha hues and lets have some fun! Even if you despise the holiday all together, I’m sure you can come up with your own nail statement or two (black nails anyone?). Just remember, “All you need is love” (and some fabulously festive nail art).
Nail Polish is about expression and an essential part of a girl’s beauty routine. Whether you’re at a job interview or partying with friends, your hands are always on display. The right nail hue for your skin tone can give a sure urge of confidence.
We know that walking into a nail salon and picking out a color can be a daunting, and it isn’t any easier at a drugstore. After about 5 minutes, at least two nails are marked with different strokes of color and you’re stuck between too many nail polishes or colors that just don’t quite work. Sounds familiar?
Fabulous blues, browns, and greys are a must this season have for polished fingertips. Check out our perfect fall and winter nail polish hues that work best for your skin tone and skip having to ruin your manicure with a color test.