This manicure was done very similarly to my Dry Marbled Abstract. The vinyls that I used for the decals were a little bigger than I wanted, so rather than just placing the decals directly on my nail, I cut them up and repositioned little sections in order to effectively shrink the design. To fill in the empty space I did some marbled polka dots. I used China Glaze Wait N Sea, China Glaze Plur-Ple and China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle over a base of Color Club 'Till The Record Stops.
Friday, June 16, 2017
I really liked my Floral Split design, but the execution was not great, so I gave it another shot. One half is a netting design, while the other is filigree. I used China Glaze Frosty and Zoya Gie Gie, and the roses are primarily Color Club Yum Gum. I don't know if I'm still 100 percent happy with this look, but I do think it's a major step up from my last try.
Monday, June 12, 2017
This mani was inspired by a phone wallpaper I came across a while ago. To do this, I first did the gradient and then I made some chevron decals with vinyls and a silicone mat and applied them individually. My pointer is Essie Mint Candy Apple and my pinky is China Glaze Giver's Theme. On top of the gradient I used Xtreme Wear Disco Ball and Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Since my Splatter Spikes, I've been thinking up even more ways to use the splatter look and this time I decided on drips. I don't know why, but I decided to do a bit of a watermelon look, so I went with green drips and a pink gradient. First I did the gradient, then placed drip vinyls on top and did the splatter. I think this might have been cooler in a different color scheme, but I do think this is cute.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
I recently felt like painting some scales and I really wanted to go full on mermaid with these. I pretty much used any teals, greens, or aquas that I could find and then sponged them on randomly. In order to increase the mermaid effect, I added some shine with iridescent, holo, and flakie polishes; they are Xtreme Wear Disco Ball, Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond, and Zoya Opal. I never would have put all these different types of toppers together before but I absolutely love the outcome; it shines beautifully in every type of lighting. I freehand painted the scales with black acrylic paint. I kept these on for longer than I normally would because I couldn't stop staring at them.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Here's a fun bright rainbow design. Basically, I googled "simple pattern" and then this design came up and I figured I could paint it some how. I knew it was never going to look as clean as the source photo, obviously, but I thought it could still be a cool mani. I hand painted each little stripe and because there was no way they would be super neat with doing so, I just decided to roll with that look. I'm very happy with this, but it's definitely one of those mani's that is better from a distance.
Friday, May 26, 2017
For these nails I decided to do a floral pattern with a glitter placement. I wasn't sure how much I would like this look, so I decided to do a skittlette with single glitter flower accents. The pink is Xtreme Wear Social Butterfly and the cream is Zoya Jacqueline. For the glitters I pulled the green and gold from Spoiled Pet My Peacock, and the pink from China Glaze I'm A Go Glitter. As always with glitter placements using shiny glitter, the design can be difficult to see but looks cool regardless.