Pages

Friday, August 1, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy

 Hello! Here are my Guardians of the Galaxy inspired nails! On my pointer finger I painted Gamora. Sometimes she has pupils, sometimes she doesn't, so I just excluded them. I think I made her look a bit like a drag queen... I've never painted a woman's face before! On my middle finger I painted Star-Lord's helmet from the movie. My ring finger has Rocket Racoon, and on my pinky is the marking on Drax's shoulder. For my thumb I painted a super simplified version of Groot, just his eyes. I was having trouble wrapping my brain around how to paint him and I didn't think I'd have enough room for much more of this face anyway.
Pointer: The base is Zoya Josie, the yellow is Zoya Darcy, and everything else is a mixed color.
Middle: The base is Revlon Iconic, the gold is OPI Golden Rules! and the silver  is Essie No Place Like Chrome. The eyes are Color Club Berry And Bright.
Ring: The base is OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, and the brown is China Glaze Mahogany Magic.
Pinky: The green is China Glaze Starboard, and the red is Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-y.
Thumb: I used China Glaze Mahogany Magic, Revlon Hot For Chocolate, and Essie Miss Fancy Pants.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Geometric Pattern On Gradient

Hi! Once again I have been playing around with nail art pens. For the silver I used a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in Silver. The pen wasn't the best at making nice sharp corners, and at times I had trouble getting the silver to be opaque. Other than that I really had no issue with it! The base is China Glaze What A Pansy and Wait N' Sea.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Swirls On A Gradient

Hello! Here's a manicure that I did to try out a nail art pen that I got for my birthday a few months ago. For the swirls I used a Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in the color Turquoise. I really liked using the pen, but it didn't make as fine of lines as I was hoping. I also found that it worked a lot smoother on 100% dry nails. For my manicure the polish was still just slightly tacky, so I had a bit of difficulty getting totally smooth lines. The base of this mani is a gradient using China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin and Feel The Breeze.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Centered Triangle Gems

Hello! Today I have another manicure utilizing gems! This time I did a row of triangle gems going down the center of my nails. I definitely had some difficulty lining them up straight. The polish I used is Zoya Rory. I wasn't huge on this mani at first, but just when it was finally starting to grow on me all the gems began to pop off! After one day at least half the gems had come off. What a pain.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Star Gems On Fan Brushed Stripes

Hello! Today I have some nail art that I did a few weeks ago, but am still in love with. For my nails I did the fan brush technique using Essie Hide And Go Chic, Go Overboard, and Xtreme Wear Wet Cement. I applied the stars using topcoat as my adhesive. I was originally going to do some splatter nails with these polishes, but I'm so happy I went with the fan brush technique instead.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fourth of July Flag Nails

 Happy 4th of July, I hope everyone is having a great day! For my nails this year I ended up going pretty plain and simple, just a flag across my nails. It took a lot more work than I was expecting because I freehand painted everything and I had some trouble trying to make things as neat as I could.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Dots On Stripes

Hello! I feel like I haven't posted anything in a while, so here's a manicure I wore a few weeks ago. I used striping tape to mark off the stripes. I then added dots using the smallest dotting tool that I have. This wasn't exactly my original plan for this look, but I guess it still worked out. I used Orly Lemonade and Essie Hide And Go Chic.