Friday, October 29, 2010

Halloween Mani #3

I did this design to compliment my Cleopatra costume for Halloween. Hopefully, it last until then.


(in the sunlight)

(in the shade)






(Cleopatra costume - belt)

(Cleopatra costume - collar & cape)

 Featured Colors:

  • Orly_Royal Navy
  • Orly_Luxe
  • Zoya_Charla

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Mani #2





(in the shade)

(in the sunlight)

Featured Colors:
  • Zoya_Creamy
  • Zoya_America
  • Zoya_Paz
  • Konad Special Stamping Polish_Black
Design
  • Use sponge brush to layer colors
  • Use konad plate m56 to achieve "leaf" pattern


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Mani #1

For the next two weeks, I'm going to attempt to do a different Halloween inspired design every few days.




Featured Colors:
  • China Glaze_Ick-a-bod-y
  • China Glaze_Millennium




Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Houndstooth & Tape





Featured Colors:
  • Color Club_Soft as Cashmere
  • Misa_Dirty Sexy Money
  • Konad Special Stamping Polish_Black

Design

  • Use 2 coats of Soft as Cashmere and let dry for at least 1 hour
  •  Cut pieces of tape and place on nails (tip: masking tape is easier to remove and doesn't leave sticky residue)
  • Use 1 coat of Dirty Sexy Money
  • Use Konad plate m63 for houndstooth design

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fiery Flakies

I have a new job, therefore my post will be less frequent. Also, I decided to cut my nails down, so I don't have to worry about them breaking. I'll be doing a series of post featuring Nfu-Oh "flakies" over other polishes. Enjoy!










Featured Colors:

  • China Glaze_Wagon Trail
  • Nfu-Oh_ #58

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Snowflakes in Summertime


Featured Colors:

  • Zoya_Yummy
  • Special Stamping Polish_White
Design:
  • I used plat m71 to create the snowflakes.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Do You Have a Card?

I ordered some business cards. I've been thinking about doing this for months and finally came up with a layout and design I was happy with. They were surprisingly inexpensive and easy to create using zazzle.com.



Saturday, July 31, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Floral Fantasea

Today's design is pretty simple. I finally tried out Orly's Fantasea which is a rosy-mauve color.




Featured Colors:

  • Orly_Fantasea
  • China Glaze_2030
Design:
  • I used plate m65 to achieve the floral pattern.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Jewelry Inspired Design #2

Nfu-Oh GS-14 is one of my top five polishes. It's a black base with holo glitter and very unique.  I've only worn it twice and in the sun the glitter is a lot more noticeable.


I bought this ring a couple months ago and wanted to really make it my own. I decided to paint the flowers black and red using nail polish. 


Featured Colors:
  • Nfu-Oh_GS-14
  • China Glaze_Millennium
Design:
  • For the Konad design, I used plate m74 on the thumb, m60 for the argyle pattern, and m10 the paw prints.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Jewelry Inspired Design

I tried out a new design that I had no idea if it would work. After wearing it around for the day, I still think it looks weird.


As I was getting ready this morning, I found a ring that matched my nails.


Featured Colors:
  • Zoya_Charla
  • Zoya_Midori
  • Nyx_Black

Design:
  • I used french tip strips for the top halve of my nails and freehanded the bottom portion. 

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Flower Child

A friend of mine requested, actually demanded, that I do another sponge design. So, I tried out something pretty simple to demonstrate. I included some extra photos for each step of the process. Enjoy!


Featured Colors:
  • China Glaze_Flip Flop Fantasy
  • China Glaze_Sun Worshiper
  • China Glaze_Towel Boy Toy
  • China Glaze_Kiwi Cool-Ada
  • Zoya_Creamy
  • Special Stamping Polish_Black

Design:
  • Step 1:  Cut off a piece of sponge.
  • Step 2: Use 4-5 drops of nail polish on wax paper.
  • Step 3: Dab sponge on to nails, slowly building color with each application.




  • Step 4: Apply the Konad design to tip of nails. I used plate m60.



Thursday, July 1, 2010

Tie Dye Swirls



Featured Colors:
  • China Glaze_Grape Pop
  • China Glaze_Towel Boy Toy
  • China Glaze_Kiwi Cool-Ada
  • Zoya_Paz
  • Zoya_Ali
  • Zoya_Pippa
  • Special Stamping Polish_Black
Design:
  • The tie-dye look is achieved by using a sponge brush and cutting off a piece of sponge for each color to be used. 
  • Dab the sponge in polish and pick a random spot to dab on each nail. 
  • Repeat multiple times to build up the intensity of the colors.
  • Top off the tie-dye with a konad design (I used plate m65).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Vampy Tips




Featured Colors:
  • L'Oreal Paris_Stroke of Midnight
  • Nyx_Black
  • Orly_White Out

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Re-fresh Mint & Bows

Featured Colors:
  • China Glaze_Re-fresh Mint
  • China Glaze_Medallion
  • Special Stamping Polish_Black