Recently I became intrigued by manicures that combine matte and shiny topcoats. I had never tried a matte topcoat until I gave this one from Sephora a whirl, but I really like the effect. It’s not quite totally matte, more like a satin finish, and you can apply it over any normal nail […]
Lately I’ve been craving the darker colors of nail polish I’ve been seeing in magazines and on blogs. I just picked up China Glaze Up All Night, and I love it. It’s actually darker than I was expecting, almost black in some lights, but it’s a great shade. I realized that it almost perfectly […]
When I saw this picture of Harley Viera-Newton’s cat nails, I instantly knew I had to figure out how to do it myself. I thought about trying this method for DIY nail transfers, but it was unclear how well it works and which types of printers it works with. […]
While perusing the beauty aisle at a local drugstore the other day, I noticed a little polka-dot nail kit. It consisted of two small bottles of polish, and a nail dotting tool. I had no idea such a tool existed, but I immediately wanted to figure out how to make my own. So I […]
Last night we took a break from packing to attend the holiday party at Steven’s job on his last day of employment there. In preparation, I decided to give myself a festive manicure, and this is what resulted. Unfortunately the venue where the event was held was so dark that I […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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