The Allure of The Painted Red Nail

A good manicure is the pinnacle of every well pulled together look. In recent years we have seen almost as many new nail beauty trends emerge as we have fashion trends. Every spring and autumn there are new shades and tones, new techniques of patterning. From modern French manicures to magnetic nail varnishes that can be manipulated to create crazy prints, like leopard (the animal print that knows no bounds). But despite all this endless swapping and changing of nail designs, one nail polish color that has always been irresistible is red.

Dark cherry, warm burgundy, fire-engine scarlet, moody crimson, classic and understated or slap-in-the-face bright, each and every season we see some shade of red nail varnish. Whether the fashion set is wearing emerald green, sky blue or slate grey on their nails, the classic red nail lacquer will always be spotted on the chic lady, hovering nonchalantly in the background. And, no matter how many times we are tempted by the highly technical modern nail arts, we continue to reserve a place in our hearts, and our beauty bags, for our faithful old friend, goes-with-anything, suitable-for-any-occasion, red nail polish.

There's something about painted red nails that women just can't resist. Image courtesy of www.traditions.cultural-china.com

There’s something about painted red nails that women just can’t resist.
Image courtesy of www.traditions.cultural-china.com

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THIS! Tuesdays: DOSE Nail Color Capsules

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Instagram… Love it or hate it, you can’t deny there are great fashion/art/beauty/life/news images posted to this “instant photo album” app each and everyday. If you haven’t taken the Instagram plunge I suggest you do. It’s a new way to get fun fashion/beauty industry insight as well, which brings me to today’s post.

I follow the Parisian boutique Colette Store, who posted the below image on Instagram announcing the arrival of a new nail colors at their store. The new image was of Jane Schub’s newest nail color collection called “DOSE”.

Photo credit: Instagram.com/colettestore

Photo credit: Instagram.com/colettestore

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My Nail Files – Week 5: All That Jazz

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It’s a new week and you know what that meansss…  I’m sharing a new DIY manicure for “My Nail Files Challenge”. I hope you enjoyed my “Feeling the Blues” look last week. I went to see The Great Gatsby this past weekend, and I’m so happy that it met my expectations of  being “great”. From the story, to the music to the fashion, the experience was a true sensory exercise. So, with that said I’m sure you can guess what this week’s manicure was inspired by…yep, The Great Gatsby.. and all that jazz 😉

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#WhatRUWearing by the GIOGO Girls

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(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the GIOGO Girls

(R) Julianne Waters and (L) Tiana Brown make up the “comically- fashion- fabulous duo” the GIOGO Girls.

I subscribe to the GIOGO Show channel on YouTube and just think their content is so creative and fun! Today they uploaded their new music video titled #WhatRUWearing.  After watching it a few dozens times, I am now sharing this comically- fashion- fabulousness on Dose of Vitamin F. Continue Reading

April Blog Review!

Another month has gone by in the blink of an eye… we are literally getting that much closer to being halfway through 2013! Can you believe it? Well April, was actually a pretty “content consistent” month on here, so I thought it might be fun to list some of the top 10 highlights of last month.

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My Nail Files – Week 3: Glitter and Citron

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It’s a new week and you know what that meansss…  I’m sharing a new DIY manicure for “My Nail Files Challenge”. I hope you enjoyed my “Festive Fingers” look last week. This week I was feeling like I wanted to do glitter nails with a bright  pop of color…

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My Nail Files – Week 2: Festive Fingers

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So, it’s a new week and you know what that meansss…  I’m sharing a new DIY manicure for “My Nail Files Challenge”. I hope you enjoyed the “Stubby to Stunners” look from last week. This week I was feeling like I wanted to do something with lines and color…

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My Nail Files – Week 1: From Stubby To Stunners

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As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have started a new challenge for basically this entire Spring/Summer season. I thought of this challenge as soon as I kept seeing so many amazing Instagram/Pinterest photos showing fun and creative manicures by nail designers and DIY nail lovers alike. I will not only be posting the pics, but I will let you know my process and nail polish used. So, here’s my Week #1 Nail File: From Stubby To Stunners.

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My Nail Files Challenge!

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So this is the newest challenge I have given myself for the next 20 weeks (basically Spring to Fall). I want to try to do weekly posts of new DIY manicures that I have tried, establishing “Nail Files”. I feel like I’ve added a unique and creative accessory to my hands when my nails are painted. With that logic, I would have a new accessory to wear every week right?

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