Friday, March 14, 2014

Totally Cool Nails ~ Book Review & Giveaway

So it seems that nail art and fun DIY designs are all over the place, YouTube, Blogs, Pinterest - you name it. Well what ever happened to the good ole' fashioned book you could hold in your hand and follow along? It seems there has been a recent release of great nail art books including Totally Cool Nails just released by Catherine Rodgers. Catherine is the creator of the YouTube Channel with the same moniker.

Now, in all honesty, I had no idea this book was geared towards the mini-me's until I received in the mail. Considering I suck harder than a fuel pump in an XXXL Hummer at free-hand nail art I thought - all the better for me!

Here are a few designs of the total of 50 ~


I figured, why not try one of these babies out myself. I went for a simple design, changed up the colors a bit and held my breathe.
I skipped the gradient for time issues and went with three coats of Sinful Cinderella as my base. Once fairly dry, I created the balloon with the actual polish brush from Orly Fancy Fuchsia instead of the art brush Catherine recommends. Thankfully it worked alright. I then used Stripe Rite to create the string.

Um yes, this is my kind of freehand nail art. Super simple and cute. Perfect for the munchkins. I like the range of designs ranging from regular to seasonal and holidays. The fact that each of the photos is on a kiddos hand is great, proving that any of the design can fit on most tiny fingers.

The clear and easy instructions are clearly numbered.
I'd say whether big or small, this is a good choice for simple, quick and step-by-step nail tutorials. The book retails for $15.99 in the U.S. But guess what? You can enter to win one right now!


  • Must be 13 years of age with parent permission or older
  • Open to U.S. and Canadian residents only
  • No cash value
  • Polish Freshie nor Publishing company will be responsible for lost or stolen prize
  • Winner has 48 hours from notification email to respond before a new winner will be chosen

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  1. Looks like a great book for a beginner! :)

  2. I think my 13 year-old niece would love this book and could probably teach me a thing or two!