Today I'm working with nail foils! I used light blue foils, light pink foils that have a bit of holo to them, and a little bit of some silver. I love nail foils, but I never use them because I can't find a way to protect them. With this manicure I tried out using a mixture of water and high gloss as a sort of "top coat". It didn't ruin and crinkle up the foils when I applied it, which was a huge plus. My foils still only lasted about one full day with it, although that's still much better than if I hadn't used it at all. I definitely need to try it out more though and experiment with how much gloss I use.
Friday, January 29, 2016
It's a simple matte manicure for today. For my middle nails I played around with using some thick stripe nail vinyls. The blue is Color Club Meet Me In The Rink and the grey is Zoya Tove. I had to paint the silver star studs with white polish and I was surprised with how well it held up.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
I haven't done galaxy nails in forever, so here you go, green galaxy. I forgot how hard it was to get such a precise gradient, so I definitely struggled with that. I also wish I hadn't made the galaxy bits so linear, but had instead spread them around the nail more. The dark blue base is Orly Royal Blue, but that's about all I can name, the rest is a bunch of fun bright greens and teals that I grabbed at random. I also used Nicole By OPI Let's Make a Comet-Ment, and Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond for some added holo.
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Friday, January 22, 2016
Here's a quick manicure I did while playing around with some new polishes. The purple is China Glaze Mix And Mingle, the glitter is China Glaze Bring On The Bubbly, and the gold is Xtreme Wear Golden-I. This is one of the very few times I've done border nails. I'm not a fan of them because they don't really work well on my nails due to how curved they are.
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Similar to my last post, today I wanted to experiment a little more with gradients and nail vinyls again. Inspired by this manicure, I decided to try out a corner gradient with right angle vinyls. The gradient was done using Color Club Hot-Hot-Hot Pants, Zoya Cole, and Color Club Macaroon Swoon. The vinyls ended up being a lot wider than I expected, so I freehanded smaller stripes in between.
Monday, January 11, 2016
This manicure was my first time doing a radial gradient, and my first time using nail vinyls! I started with the gradient, which turned out a bit messy, but thankfully you can't really tell. I used Color Club Meet Me At The Rink, Diggin' The Dancing Queen, and Hot-Hot-Hot Pants, which are all from the Poptastic Pastel Neon collection. Then I applied the swirl nail vinyls, which, because I have curved nails, did not want to stay down. I had to do a ton of annoying clean up because of this, but I think it looks really good regardless.