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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Crimson and Gold

Here is a red design I put together. This is a very rare thing because I typically don't like working with red and will only incorporate it into designs if I have to. The bases are Milani Red Label and Xtreme Wear Flirt. I used the gold flake glitter Zoya Maria-Luisa and did additional gold designs using China Glaze Champagne Bubbles.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Splatter Spikes

I love splatter nails but I find that there isn't a whole lot to really do with them design-wise, so this was my attempt at trying out a little bit more with the splatter look. I started with a subtle purple and blue gradient to make the other side a little interesting as well. I didn't have any chevron vinyls that were the width I wanted, so I ended up making my own by cutting a bunch of triangles out of tape to protect the gradient section  from the splatter and create this spiky look. I don't have a list of polishes used because I pretty much just grabbed any blues and purples that I thought would look good. I'm so happy with how this turned out and it makes me want to play around with splatter looks even more!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Chevrons Glitter Placement

This was my first time doing a chevron design like this with glitter placement and I'm very happy with the result! The only problem with doing a design in glitter, at least when using reflective glitter, is that it can be difficult to really get the full effect of the designs. I picked out glitter from Spoiled Pet My Peacock, Spoiled Shuffle The Deck and Milani Silver.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Galactic Ribbon

Hello, here is a sort of galaxy, but not really galaxy type of design! I wanted to do something a little different, so I added matching colored glitter on top of some of the galaxy instead of only using holos. The only polishes I can pinpoint are the "ribbon" ones; they are China Glaze Mix And Mingle, China Glaze Awaken, and OPI Your Royal Shine-ness.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Edgy Color Block

I've wanted to do a glitter placement type of design with Maybelline Gleaming Graphite for pretty much forever now, and I finally got decided to go through with it. I wasn't sure how it would end up looking but I love the result and individually placing each of those glitter shards wasn't nearly as painstaking as I had anticipated. As for the rest of the nail, I used China Glaze Mix And Mingle, China Glaze Dune Our Thing and the thin gunmetal stripes are Xtreme Wear Midnight Sky. I love how these turned out. I placed the glitter over negative space, but it might also look cool on top of a colored base as well. Also pardon all the fuzz on my nails in the first picture, I don't know how I missed that when I chose these photos but its driving my a little crazy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

April Showers May Flowers

Since it's the end of April I thought it would be cute to do some "April showers bring May flowers" nails, so on one side we have raindrops, and the other side flowers. It's not my favorite design, but I do feel like it looks better in person than in these pictures; the backgrounds have some subtle sponging which adds a nice effect to the nails, but doesn't come across very well on camera.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Sunshine Swirl Watermarble

After my last highly successful watermarble, I wanted to do some more, so I decided on this summery swirl design. I used Color Club Disco's Not Dead, 'Til The Record Stops, and Meet Me At The Rink. I initially tested this with more colors, but the polish was drying too fast in the water, so I stuck with just these three. I wish I had done more tests though because this marble would have been a lot better if I added a few brighter colors to break up the pastels since they ended up blending together so much.