JANAILS - a nail polish photoblog by Janell Tran

Contact: janell1091 [at] yahoo.com
Favorite Basecoat: Orly Bonder
Favorite Topcoat: Seche Vite
Favorite Remover: 100% Acetone
Camera: iPhone 4 built-in camera
A subtle shimmer for a little glitz. 

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of OPI A Butterfly Moment and Seche Vite to finish.

A subtle shimmer for a little glitz.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of OPI A Butterfly Moment and Seche Vite to finish.

Pre-spring break manicure. Tropical color for a tropical location!

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Turquoise and Caicos and an accent nail with Set in Stones; Seche Vite to finish.

Pre-spring break manicure. Tropical color for a tropical location!

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Turquoise and Caicos and an accent nail with Set in Stones; Seche Vite to finish.

Clean and simple, sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple neutral cream polish.

Orly Bonder base coat, three coats of OPI Passionate and Seche Vite to finish.

Clean and simple, sometimes there’s nothing better than a simple neutral cream polish.

Orly Bonder base coat, three coats of OPI Passionate and Seche Vite to finish.

At Yohji Yamamoto’s Fall presentation at Paris Fashion Week, the designer showed gloves with built-in nails. Cool or creepy? They’re available in pink and blue, to match the offerings in his relaunched fragrance line.

At Yohji Yamamoto’s Fall presentation at Paris Fashion Week, the designer showed gloves with built-in nails. Cool or creepy? They’re available in pink and blue, to match the offerings in his relaunched fragrance line.

Bling bling.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Nails Inc. Porchester Square and Seche Vite to finish.

For his first foray into color cosmetics, Oscar de la Renta debuted three different nail polishes last year at his New York Fashion Week show. Here’s Larimar, named after a semi-precious stone that’s only found on de la Renta’s home island of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Oscar de la Renta Larimar and Seche Vite to finish.

For his first foray into color cosmetics, Oscar de la Renta debuted three different nail polishes last year at his New York Fashion Week show. Here’s Larimar, named after a semi-precious stone that’s only found on de la Renta’s home island of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Oscar de la Renta Larimar and Seche Vite to finish.

Matching manicures with my mom.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of OPI Sweet Heart and Seche Vite to finish.

Matching manicures with my mom.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of OPI Sweet Heart and Seche Vite to finish.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Orly Bonder base coat, three coats of OPI Sweet Heart topped with Seche Vite and an accent nail with OPI The Impossible from the Mariah Carey collection.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Orly Bonder base coat, three coats of OPI Sweet Heart topped with Seche Vite and an accent nail with OPI The Impossible from the Mariah Carey collection.

Marbled nails at Rebecca Minkoff’s NYFW show. So pretty!

My first time with OPI’s new Liquid Sand texture.

Orly Bonder base coat and three coats of OPI Stay the Night.

My first time with OPI’s new Liquid Sand texture.

Orly Bonder base coat and three coats of OPI Stay the Night.

A classic Essie! Nobody does a creamy, pale color like Essie. Here’s an all-time favorite that I finally got around to trying.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Van d’Go and Seche Vite to finish.

A classic Essie! Nobody does a creamy, pale color like Essie. Here’s an all-time favorite that I finally got around to trying.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Van d’Go and Seche Vite to finish.

Some of my favorite Essie colors come from the brand’s annual wedding collection. Here’s a soft, unexpected choice for a wedding day but a great everyday blue.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Borrowed and Blue and an accent nail of Essie Beyond Cozy all topped off with Seche Vite.

Some of my favorite Essie colors come from the brand’s annual wedding collection. Here’s a soft, unexpected choice for a wedding day but a great everyday blue.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Essie Borrowed and Blue and an accent nail of Essie Beyond Cozy all topped off with Seche Vite.

Happy 2013, everyone. Starting off the new year with a glamorous and glitzy gold. 

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Chanel Diwali and Seche Vite to finish.

Happy 2013, everyone. Starting off the new year with a glamorous and glitzy gold.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Chanel Diwali and Seche Vite to finish.

Oops! Just found a leftover manicure from the holidays. It’s a great shade that’s matte without a topcoat and magically sparkling when you top it off. So beautiful for the winter months and something you can definitely wear all year.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of China Glaze Winter Holly and Seche Vite to finish.

Testing out some newer (to me) brands for a post-holiday manicure. 

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli and Seche Vite to finish.

Testing out some newer (to me) brands for a post-holiday manicure.

Orly Bonder base coat, two coats of Dolce & Gabbana Stromboli and Seche Vite to finish.