SALLY HANSEN X STELLA MCCARTNEY AUTUMN 2015

Hello Lovely Ladies!

Today’s post is a little late and a little different from the usual ChitChat Nails post.  Rather than showing my own nails (which I bombard you with on a daily basis) today I would like to show you a few RUNWAY looks and quick how-tos brought to you by Sally Hansen when they paired up with Stella McCartney Autumn 2015 collection!

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Sally Hansen has once again partnered with Stella McCartney for her Autumn 2015 presentation in New York. In addition to the nail look that was shared with you yesterday, Madeline Poole has also created three additional exclusive looks inspired by Stella McCartney’s Autumn 2015 collection. Below you will find the fashion looks that inspired the exclusive nail designs as well as the how-to steps. 

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Stamped IKAT tutorial

Hello Lovely Ladies,

Earlier today I showed you my very first Ikat manicure.  I did use a Marianne Nails stamping plate (my freehand skills are not that great), but added a few steps to simulate the ‘fabric’ look-and-feel; a few of you asked to see how the manicure was created, so here is a quick photo step-by-step tutorial:

What you will need:

* a few shades – of our choosing – for your ikat print.  At least one of these will need to be a stamping polish

* Marianne Nails stamping plate no 66

* a stamper and scraper

* a fine-detail nail art brush

* topcoat and matte topcoat (not featured in photo)

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Marianne Nails IKAT mani

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I will be honest with you, I have had a love-hate relationship with Ikat manicures.  They seemed to have gained popularity this past summer (some I enjoyed, others not as much)… but I never dared to try my own because I didn’t trust my freehand skills to get the ‘pattern’ right.  When I received my Marianne Nails parcel I had to try!  This is the first Ikat mani in ChitChat Nails history *sounds so official doesn’t it?*

When I first shared this look on Instagram and Facebook a few of you requested a tutorial.  I am always delighted to hear YOUR requests, so a photo step-by-step tutorial will follow later today in a separate post.

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That Remover & Those Wipes REVIEW

Hello Lovely Ladies,

piCture pOlish has JUST released two products in their nail-care line: That Remover and Those Wipes.

I have had a few weeks now to play with them, and would like to share with you my personal opinion on these two WATER-BASED nail polish remover (npr) products:

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Intimate Dreamcatcher

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Behind the scenes of the ChitChat Nails blog, I have actually had a fairly busy work schedule- my part time hours turned into fourteen straight days of work- and  they all come to an end today as I welcome a weekend off of work- yuppie!!!

I recently received a giant nail-mail parcel from Sally Hansen with an abundance of products- I instinctively reached for the two softest shades from the lot: Sally Hansen Shelling Secrets and Sally Hansen Intimate.

I combined the two to create this dreamcatcher manicure:

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A Real Teal Comparison:

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Yesterday I showed you Il était un vernis In Teal we Trust (read HERE), and earlier today I shared the piCture pOlish collaboration shades (a Lucy’s Stash creation) Dragonfly (read HERE).  I swatched them back to back and noticed some similarities… thought that warranted an impromptu comparison/dupe post!

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