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It’s April, and you know what that means? Buy 2 get 1 free nail polish and soak-off gel polish!
Go to your local Sally Beauty or go to www.sallybeauty.com!

It’s April, and you know what that means? Buy 2 get 1 free nail polish and soak-off gel polish!

Go to your local Sally Beauty or go to www.sallybeauty.com!



Hey everyone! Just thought I’d give you a heads up — from now through March 22 11:59PM EST, Zoya is having $1 Standard Ground shipping on any Zoya/Qtica order.
Just use the code: QQQ!
Happy shopping! :)

Hey everyone! Just thought I’d give you a heads up — from now through March 22 11:59PM EST, Zoya is having $1 Standard Ground shipping on any Zoya/Qtica order.

Just use the code: QQQ!

Happy shopping! :)



Playing around with some swirls, feat. Zoya’s FeiFei!

Playing around with some swirls, feat. Zoya’s FeiFei!



Here are some neon polishes out of my collection under the black light. Cool, right?!

Here are some neon polishes out of my collection under the black light. Cool, right?!



Leopard-print nails and rhinestones, inspired by the great and wonderful Betsey Johnson!

Leopard-print nails and rhinestones, inspired by the great and wonderful Betsey Johnson!




My 3 new polishes from Zoya’s promo: Zara, Sienna, and FeiFei!

Good thing I checked my e-mail, because I would have missed out on this! I needed some way to ease myself back into things (and I am RUSTY), and what better way than a request? A wonderful viewer named Emily needed something to go with her dress, and I created something simple but pretty and not over-the-top. I hope you enjoy it, Emily! Others my follow as well, of course.

I’m warning you from this point on until my nails are back to normal: they are nubs.

1. Start with creating a chevron french by sweeping in a diagonal from one side, then the other. This is L’Oreal’s After Hours. I swear, it’s dark blue.

2. Use a shimmery silver to outline. This is Sinful Colors’ Out of This World.

3. (OPTIONAL) I wanted to make the effect that there were petals floating in the background, so I painted over the dark blue with Sally Hansen’s Glass Slipper.

4. With a light purple (I mixed white with Sally Hansen’s Lacey Lilac), create a flower. I used a thin brush, but use what you have.

5. To make the center of the flower, I used holographic glitter pieces. You can use glitter, rhinestones, whatever you want.

Add your top coat and you’re done!




I keep saying “I’m gonna get back to making art!” but I have yet to do so. If I’m not at school, I’m at work. And vice versa. With all the million other things going on, it’s hard to find time! I am trying to find that balance. I actually log on very often and I love to answer questions about anything that you have. So please leave me questions/messages in my ask box (or e-mail/Twitter/ChatBox); I’d love to answer them!

My job has destroyed my nails and they’re not pretty and even anymore. Would you all still want to see me do art, even if one of my nails is basically a nub? PLEASE ANSWER!

I have been drawing up designs in my sketchbook… I just have yet to paint them.

And I have been working on a separate project with nail art. It’s going to take forever to complete, but I think the ending result will be awesome. I can’t wait to finish it and show it to you all!

That’s really all I have for you. Please help me out and let me know if you still want me to do nail art! It would be so appreciative. And if you have any nail questions (or any type of questions for that matter), I’d be more than happy to answer them for you!

Thank you to my 4,000+ followers. You’ve all been extremely patient with me and I appreciate everything. You all mean the world to me.

- Cindy






Don’t forget to enter the contest to win a gift bag from me! Ends December 21!

In celebration of reaching over 2,000 followers, I present to you the first installment of Cindy’s Contest! It’s a competition in which I give you certain elements, themes, and/or techniques, and you create a design to show me. Now it’s YOUR turn to show me what YOU can make! Whoever creates the best design gets a bag full of prizes!

(My contests are open to everyone. No geographical limitations!)

For this competition, the theme is December! Take that, and let your imagination go! Your design must include the following:

  • Mixing of colors (click here for a guide),
  • Glitter, and
  • Marbling (click here for the water marbling guide and here for the water-free guide)

How to Enter:
It’s best that you have either a Tumblr or Twitter account, or even YouTube, but if you’re unable to, you can use e-mail.

When you take a photo of your art, you must have YOUR Tumblr/Twitter/YouTube name (or e-mail) written on a piece of paper, or even on your hand, somewhere in your picture. It CANNOT be edited in with a computer. Send the photo to me via Tumblr, Twitter, YouTube, or e-mail, and you’re in!

This isn’t a requirement, but you can also reblog/tweet this to get others to participate. It’ll be fun! :)

  • Twitter: @CindysNails
  • E-mail: cindysnaildesign@gmail.com
  • YouTube: Just send me the link!

You have until December 21, 2011 before midnight DECEMBER 28TH BEFORE MIDNIGHT THE END OF THE DAY OF DECEMBER 29TH to get it to me for your chance to win. Good luck!