A Very Valentine Mani

A Very Valentine mani this week c/o my fave, Enamel Diction (by @noemihk ).

A Very Valentine Mani ℅ Enamel Diction

Pink, red and some candy stripes for good measure make one sexy-sweet stiletto grip.

Lots of love in this manicure!

Mani Monday: Gilded Macaron by Enamel Diction

It’s just another Mani Monday…or is it?
Nope, it looks like a Macaron Monday to me!

Mani Monday: Gilded Macaron by Enamel Diction

This week, Enamel Diction brought the sweetness as they crafted a confection of a mani, that made the macaroons at Bottega Louie I picked up the next day jealous.

Head on over to Enamel Diction for your own gel mani with nail art (one like this runs around $55).




BF Asks: What sweet mani are you sporting this week? 

Mani Monday (a day late): The Killing Moon

Halloween manis don’t have to be SCARY!!! emoji

Just look at my gel mani this week, designed by my girl @noemihk at Enamel Diction !

I call it “The Killing Moon.” With the stiletto shape, it’s just enough wicked without being witchy.

Mani Monday (a day late): The Killing Moon by @NoemiHK at Enamel Diction



BF Asks: What mani is haunting your nails this Halloween?

Mani Monday: The Newly Refined French Mani

I love me some nail art. It’s always fun, whimsical and unexpected.

But when it came time to decide what nail design Enamel Diction would adorn me with for my annual fall trip home to Dallas, I was a little reticent.

I wanted to keep it simple and classic (so Mom would approve), showcase the natural length of my once-bitten nails (that have plagued my mom for over 30 years) and add a little LA flair (because, well – hey! – that’s me).

This is what we – @DaniJean_W and @Mairanisnails and I – at Enamel Diction came up with. I call it The Newly Refined French Mani.

Upside Down. Boy, ya turn me. Mani Monday: The Newly Refined French Mani by @DaniJean_W & @MairanisNails of Enamel Diction (Jewelry 'tails: on the right hand, A.V. Max NYC ring and bracelets & Marcia Moran rings and bracelets on the left)

I wanted a classic french manicure with a twist. So a gold diamond-centered stud on the ring finger and a chevron-defined french mani with a band of gold seemed like the perfect compromise.

Turn it up. Mani Monday: The Newly Refined French Mani, ℅ Enamel Diction (Jewelry 'tails: on the left hand, A.V. Max NYC ring and bracelets & Marcia Moran rings and bracelets on the right)

Now, what will the Enamel Diction girls and I come up with next?


BF Asks: What mani should I get for the spoooooookiest day of the year?

Mani Monday: The Thin Gold Line

Just another Mani Monday.
This week it’s back to gel manis. I need some super durability in my life!

I call this one…The Thin Gold Line by @Hyewon8803 at my new neighborhood nail salon, Enamel Diction.

With the nude and gold, it’s such a classic, chic and sophisticated minimalist mani. I’m only sad I only get to have it a week! Why, you ask? After all, Enamel Diction gel manis usually last 2 weeks. Welllll…I’m headed to the iHeartRadio Music Festival and I need my nails to match all the fun that I’m gonna have!!

*necklace featured by Anthropologie

Mani Monday: The Thin Gold Line at Enamel Diction - mani by Hyewon Kong



BF Asks: What mani are you rockin’ this week? 

Mani Monday: Burlesque Bling

When I host an event, everything matches.


Even my mani by Zenii LA .

Mani Monday: Burlesque Bling by Zenii LA - a matchy-matchy manicure to match this Gabriel Cosmetics invitation

I call this one “Burlesque Bling” – a perfect fit for the upcoming Gabriel Cosmetics Burlesque launch party I’m hosting at the SLS Beverly Hills this Thursday.

I modeled it after the invitation. Yep. Matchy-matchy.



BF Asks: Are you matchy-matchy?

Mani Monday: Blinged Lemon

Summer’s still here, folks. And that’s exactly what THIS mani says.

Mani Monday: Blinged Lemon

I call this look – “BLINGED LEMON” – visualized by me and designed by @fefethecreator at Zenii Skin and Nails on Melrose. She’s the queen of nail art!

So what is a “Blinged Lemon”?

Well, it’s a pale, PALE shade of pink with a french sliver of a tip of muted lemon and a cluster of swarovski crystals on the ring finger of each hand.

A slice of summer with a tinge of bling. Subtle and sweet with a bit of sass.

Thanks, Zenii!!

*gel nail lacquer by #prestogel




BF Asks: What mani are you rocking right now? 

Mani Monday: Ganesha Ganache with Zenii

Last week, I had the pleasure of popping by Pop Your Shop hosted by Eventbrite LA and my dear friend, Harmonie Krieger.

With art, Veev cocktails, cupcakes, a braid bar by Assembly Salon and much more, this was one heck of an evening!
But the biggest treat of all? Super luxe and lovely nail art and manis by Zenii Skin & Nails.

Mani Monday: Ganesha Ganache by Zenii Nails

I already had a pink and white design but they freshened it up and added a little fancy flair on the ring finger that totally reminded me of Ganesha…hence the name, Ganesha Ganache!

I hope this slice of sweetness can inspire your mani this week!



BF Mani Monday Recipe: Neopolitan Nights

What do you get when you invite me to an ice cream social AND I have a manicure scheduled that day?
Why, an ice cream-inspired manicure, of course.

Here’s this week’s BF Mani Monday Recipe!

BF Mani Monday Recipe: Neopolitan Nights (with A.V. Max Bracelets & Jessica Simpson dress)


The BF Mani Monday ingredients: Fit to be fed...ice cream, that is!

1 stripe of Dare To Wear Happily Ever After (2 coats)


1 stripe of Essie Lovie Dovie (2 coats)


1 stripe of Essie Fierce, No Fear (2 coats)


Sweet & sexy, show-stopping nails!


BF Asks: What manicure are you rocking this week? 

BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent

Happy first Monday of June, beauties!

Last week, I decided to match my manicure to my dress for the Step Up Inspiration Awards (more details on that on Wednesday) and ended up finding myself with a verrrry Maleficent manicure just in time for the opening of the movie. Coincidence? I think not.

BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent *ring by A.V. Max Accessories & dress by Kate Spade

I guess I just needed to get in touch with my wicked side a bit and the mani was the way it came out.

The wicked conspirators: Essie Nail Polish in Olé Caliente and Dare To Wear Nail Polish in Black Velvet

Here’s the scoop.

BF Mani Recipe: Maleficent

2 coats of Essie Olé Caliente


2 coats of Dare To Wear Black Velvet (painted as border around the nailbed)


Wicked summer fun!!!



BF Asks: This summer, are planning on being wicked or wonderful

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