ashleighjadesmith asked: I knew exactly who your new video was about before it even started! Hah I recognised the design when she first posted it because I'd recreated it from you before myself. I don't like to be bitchy or mean about people I don't know but every time she goes on about being an 'inspirational manicurist' or something I think 'Yeah but you didn't get that by being honest!' I don't know she just ugh. Anyway your designs are amazing compared to anything she does :) your by far my favourite nail artist :)
Thanks so much! Honestly I felt like the video needed to be made regardless of any specific people, and I hadn’t intended for it to go there, but…. I couldn’t help myself. I’m not over it haha.
liaotter asked: Is there any advantage to acetone free nail polish remover over regular acetone?
Man, I hate acetone-free remover. The last time I used it was at my grandma’s house, and I think hers was a super old bottle or something because it smelled like really sharp vinegar and burned my fingertips for HOURS even when I washed them thoroughly. Also I find it just doesn’t work as well as removers with acetone. I think it’s meant to be less drying and harsh than removers made with acetone, but then you’re holding it onto your finger longer and it’s just a big hassle. I say BOO.
By far my favorite nail polish remover (not counting pure acetone, because that’s very drying) is Zoya Remove Plus. It does have acetone in it, but it’s not as drying as most removers, and takes polish off almost as quickly as pure acetone. It’s more expensive than normal remover, but for me it’s totally worth it. Totally up to you though! You can just use plain acetone for all removal, you just need to remember to moisturize well because it can do a serious number on your cuticles otherwise.
Snowflakes!!!! Just made a tutorial for these, should be up in a couple of hours. Go look at it! Look at my face and my fingers!
sweetlitchinails asked: Hi Candice! What kind of camera do you use? I'm thinking about asking for one for Christmas since I currently take pictures of my nails with my cellphone.
Ahh I’m kinda the worst to ask about this because I’m super lazy and I take all my nail pics with my iphone… I do have a Nikon Coolpix L810 which is pretty nice, I’m just lazy as hell and uploading photos straight to instagram and tumblr is SO CONVENIENT ugh I need to step my game up again though. Also I use my dad’s super fancy dslr to make my videos but that’s not necessary to have just for nail photos haha
Anonymous asked: Could you do a tutorial on some of the nails on your Christmas nail wheel? :)
yes!! What designs from that wheel do people want tutorials for??
Anonymous asked: you remind me very much of Jennifer Lawrence and how she literally just lets anything fly out of her mouth and its always funny and great and im not sure if you'll take offense to that or something SO in conclusion i think you're great and funny okay bye
oh my gosh why would i be offended by that excuse me while i cry thats basically the best compliment ive ever gotten! thank you!!
What? It’s December? Okay cool lets do a pastel floral manicure. Also those of you looking to start doing nail art but don’t know what you need- I’m uploading a video right now about what I think should be in a starter kit. Check it out!
qtsicles asked: so because of you, I've been on the hunt for mvib and I've been eyeing it on amazon for MONTHS! But I walk into sally's yesterday on a whim and I'm immediately drawn to a new display and it's OPI and RIGHT THERE INFRONT OF MY FACE IT IS IN ALL OF IT'S GLORY AND IT WAS A SIGN AND OMG so much prettier in person than in pictures and I'm in love and it's all because of you... I hope you're proud of yourself!
ehehehehehehehehe yes very proud
yungvolcanoes asked: The christmas nail wheel is stunning! I was wondering, what is the dark green you used on the green with gold dots? Thank you!
Unfortunately it doesn’t exist anymore, as the Sephora by OPI line got discontinued (I’m distraught about this…) Some similar colors would be Revlon Posh and China Glaze Starboard, though! Oh also OPI Jade is the New Black is also nearly a dupe, so I’m sure you can find something comparable!