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Cult Nails Newest Collection!

Cult Nails is set to release a new collection May 9th as a Preview Sale Event. Much like their other collection releases the entire collection will be available at a discounted price before they are available to buy individually. The collection includes 6 polishes altogether. Three high shine cream finishes and 3 clear based glitters. The first 250 orders will also receive “Wax That,” a wax finish top coat also being released from Cult Nails to turn any polish into that beautiful wax finish we all love from Cult Nails. I am so excited for this collection! I can’t wait!!!

Here’s a preview photo!

Cult Nails “Dance All Night!” Collection!


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Lovely Jubbly!

*All products mentioned were bought by me for use.

No, it’s not what you think….. Get your mind out of the gutter! Haha!

This manicure uses Butter London’s Lovely Jubbly polish. Lovely Jubbly is a mix of pink, blue, purple, and silver micro glitter. The glitter is quite dense. I will do a swatch of it on it’s own soon. In this mani I used one coat of Lovely Jubbly over two coats of Sinful Colors Cream Pink. The stamp image is from the 2013 Pueen Nail Plates (which are freakin’ AMAZING!).

Stamped Nail Art ft. Butter London’s Lovely Jubbly

 *All products mentioned were bought by me for use.



**All products mentioned were bought by the author.**

Yep, had to cut/file my nails down to nubbins. They’ve been peeling and splitting so badly lately. I may have to go sans polish for a bit while I nurse my poor nails back to length. I have Orly’s Nailtrition that I’ve been using as a base coat, but I haven’t noticed any difference. Same thing with NailTek II, which is for sensitive and peeling nails. After some research and reading of some Nail Guru Bloggers’ Blogs, I realized that many will ONLY wear whatever nail treatment they use for the recommended/prescribed amount of time by the company. So, as of tomorrow, I will have some bare nails for about a week or two. So sad. It’s definitely a good thing, then, that I have a small cache of manicures saved for you all!

Blue Swirls Balloon

Blue Swirls and a Balloon Ride

Blue Swirls and a Unicorn

Blue Swirls and a Unicorn

I used Zoya Song as my base color and Wet N’ Wild Storm (I think), except for the ring finger which is the opposite, and Sally Hansen Rapid Dry in Silver for the Unicorn. Unicorn and Balloon images are from the Winstonia Stamping Plates.  Swirls image from Cheeky Summer 2012 Stamping plates.

I really love the subtlety of the stamping and the polishes go so well together!!!

**All products mentioned in this post are available for purchase on Amazon as well as product websites. I am in no way affiliated with any company.**

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Finally, an actual Manicure!

It’s about time, right? Here’s my first mani to show you all. I used Cult Nails Charming as the base color and Konad Special Polish White for the stamping. Stamped with images from Cheeky Summer 2012 CH40 plate.

I Heart Nail Polish Right Hand

I Heart Nail Polish Right Hand

I Heart Nail Polish Left Hand

The picture seem a little wonky because I rotated the original picture so that the stamped images read right side up. Also these photos were taken a few days after I painted my nails, so that’s why there’s some tip wear.

Cult Nails is one of my all time favorite nail polish brands. It’s a small indie company, but by far one of the best brands out there! The formula on these polishes are amazing and the colors fantastically pigmented. With this manicure I used Cult Nails Charming, which is a sheer dusty purple. I used about 3 coats to get opacity.  I really love the “dustiness” to this color. I thought this mani was the perfect many to start off with! What better than a mani representing why I started this blog in the first place!

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Tenacious Tips on Facebook!

Yes, indeed, Tenacious Tips has an official Facebook page! So head on over and “like” me so that you can keep up to date on the happenings of TT, get alerted to new blog posts, possible giveaways in the future, etc.!

Here’s a little peak of a recent manicure. Details will come soon. Also, pleeeeeaaaasseeeee forgive my poor dry cuticles. We’re working on it. Winter is so hard on my skin, especially my cuticles. The last few nights I’ve been massaging some oil into them and they are looking so much better! Info on that will come later, too. I may even do a before and after review type of thing for the oil I’ve been using. Until then, Cheers!

I Heart Nail Polish Manicure

I Heart Nail Polish Manicure



Oscar de la Renta on a nail blog?

Why yes!!

I’m not entirely sure when Oscar de la Renta started putting out nail polish.  I haven’t been able to find much about it in the short time I tried researching it.  However, that doesn’t really matter.  What really matters is the polish, right?  Right!  Here’s a peak of the new limited editions lacquers inspired by de la Renta’s Fall 2013 collection!

Oscar de la Renta Nail Lacquers in (from L to R) Covet, Dare, and Asphalt

Covet is described as “a decadent, rich mulberry that goes on with velvet-like perfection.”

Dare is described as “an island-inspired teal that captures Oscar’s love for adventurous color.”

Asphalt is described as “an edgy yet sophisticated charcoal gray with a hint of luminous shimmer.”

Here’s what the Oscar de la Renta website has to say about these new limited edition lacquers:

Inspired by Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2013 collection, these new limited-edition shades were created exclusively for the runway and the designer’s devoted online clientele. This state-of-the-art formula goes on flawlessly and delivers a long-lasting, chip-resistant and high-shine manicure finish. All Oscar de la Renta nail lacquers are toluene-, formaldehyde-, and DBP-free.

So, how much do you love these lacquers? I know I’m dying to get my nails covered in these beauties!