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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Book Review: DIY Nail Art 75 Creative Nail Art Designs by Catherine Rodgers; Adams Media

The Cure for the Common Mani! Get ready for nails that will get you noticed!
Going to a professional nail salon for perfect nails can get pricey. Now readers can learn to do unique and fabulous nail art designs at home. With just a few basic tools and skills, they'll learn how to ditch the boring French manicure and create nails of envy! From Girly Cupcake Nails and Jack-o-Lantern Nail Art to Rainbow Drip and 80s Retro Floral, this book has a design for every occasion and mood. It also includes full-color photographs that will guide readers through each step of the design, so that they'll never have to worry about how their nails will come out.

Catherine Rodgers, creator of the popular nail art Youtube channel Totally Cool Nails, shares her secrets in DIY Nail Art. Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tips for recreating Catherine’s stunning looks, this book will help you create one-of-a-kind nail art designs without ever stepping inside a nail salon.
Inside this colorful guide to all things nails, you’ll find seventy-five eye-catching designs including never-before-seen styles like Argyle, Light Burst, and Spiderweb Nails.

Complete with step-by-step photographs so you can nail your look every time, DIY Nail Art will have have you saying goodbye to the nail salon- and hello to fashion-forward nails at home!

My Review
Black Lace. Summer Citrus. Hot Pink Zebra. For most women, having cute nails is an absolute must. We’ve all seen the amazing pinterest posts showing pictures of those really awesome nail designs but didn’t know how to do it.
I wasn’t sure exactly HOW to even begin with doing something extravagant to my nails (even though I’m crafty).. so I was really excited to get this book. Once you break it down it isn’t quite so hard to figure it out!
I love that this book has step-by-step instructions with colored pictures to go along with it. This makes it easy to KNOW what to do without having to second guess yourself (like I do if a book doesn’t have colored pictures).
When I opened the box and seen the inside of the book, I was instantly hooked. I couldn’t stop flipping through the pages. These designs are absolutely BRILLIANT and beautiful.
There are so many different varieties of styles that there is something for everyone! It does take a little practice to make it perfect, but so does everything else. That is what makes it so perfect for beginners.
For someone who is always on the lookout for new ways to paint my nails, the book was perfect. It has a ton of pictures and very simply tells in detail which steps to take to get that look!

It explains in detail the tools and techniques of nail art (i.e. the dotting tool, nail art brushes, nail decals, acrylic paint…) I loved knowing that you can use Acrylic paint to do nails! I had no idea. It is so much more convenient and less expensive (because they come in big bottles) then having to buy a ton of different color nail polishes. (Acrylic paint can be mixed together to create an even bigger variety of color!) How cool.
Of course you don’t have to follow the color code in the book! You can always create the “background” color any color you want to mix it up even more! This even taught me how to create my OWN nail designs with the techniques it shows!
Really amazing book! Whether you’re a beginner or someone who wants to explore more nail designs, this book is for YOU!
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DIY Nail Art: Easy, Step-by-Step Instructions for 75 Creative Nail Art Designs

Jessica Renee

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Jess is the creator of Stylish Southern Mama + Southern Rambles. She is a freelance writer + designer, Social Media Marketer, and Journalist. She has 2 amazing kids, Aidan and Adisyn, and has been with their dad Adam for 12 years, and has 2 amazingly adorable dogs; Harley + Cheyanne! :)

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