Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting lately, I kind of abandoned this blog out of no where. I've just realized that running a tumblr and a "real' blog is too much for me and I'm just gonna stick with Tumblr.
If you want to keep up with my nails you can find me on Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest :)
Thursday, July 5, 2012
These were done as an entry for Daring Digit’s Beach Day nail art contest. I'm posting these on here kind of after the fact, but I won third place! I never win anything so it made my day when I found out! My ideas for what I would do changed about a hundred times, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. :) I think the umbrella nail is kind of awkward color-wise but I really love all of my other nails, especially the starfish! The starfish were really easy too, I just used my favorite tiny paintbrush to make the arms, making sure to start at the middle so the tips would be thinner.
Fun Fact: My boyfriend thought the bikini was a smiley face made out of bananas before he expanded the picture.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Blue + Glitter = my weakness. I ordered China Glaze Dorothy Who? somewhat on a whim, and I am so glad that I did! It’s a blue jelly filled with blue and silver glitter, and it’s just so pretty! There is one coat on my thumb and ring finger over two coats of Zoya Petra, so I can’t say how many coats it would take before there was no visible nail line, but my guess would be not too many. On my other fingers is a matte glitter gradient with Dorothy Who? and Petra.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I've already raved about Pretty and Polished Valentino before, but for whatever reason I haven't used it since I got it! Well.. the reason could be because I only bought a mini and I never want to run out! So I've decided if I'm gonna use my indies I have to at least do some sort of nail art with them!
On my right hand I made stripes using striping tape and on my left I did polka dots! For the polka dots I just used a bobby pin an acrylic paint.
Overall I think that using black and white glitter over a black and white design just gives a really cool look and I really love these. :)
I'm really happy with how these turned out! I like that everything else is faint except for 'human', which is nice and bold. :) For these I used the newspaper technique. What you do is take something with print on it (usually newspaper, hence the name), cut it into smallish pieces, then dip it in alcohol (I use rubbing, but some will just use vodka) then place it on your nail and apply pressure. When you peel it off the ink should have transferred to your nail. Some may say to just dip your nail into the alcohol. I actually find that doing both gets the best results.
A lot of people have asked me how I got the words to not be backwards, and all you have to do is reverse the text before your print it out. :) So if you want to do something like this for yourself make sure you either have an image or you have your text done as word art!