Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yellow Polka Dot

Working with blue and yellow can kind of be a hassle because they mix together so easily. Underneath all the yellow dots is a layer of white, so that the blue and yellow are separated, and the dots do not turn into green.

I used Xtreme Wear Blue Me Away!, Mellow Yellow, and White On.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Polka Dot

I was super exhausted today, so I just wanted to do a pretty simple design. This manicure is really easy to do using a nail dotting tool or a toothpick. I love this color combination! 

Xtreme Wear Black Out, White on, and Color Club Vintage Couture.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

In the Mood: Hyper/Relaxed

Claires Mood color changing nail polishes were very popular about a year ago. Not liking the quality, or price of any polishes from Claires, I refrained from them. Recently I was at Claires and a particular polish caught my eye. I just couldn't resist buying Mood Hyper/Relaxed. I bought it, not even caring if the color changing effect really even worked, because I loved the color in the bottle. It completely surpassed my expectations. This is pretty picture heavy, sorry about the water everywhere.
It dries satin, But I like a glossy finish, so...

                                                             Seche Vite to the rescue!
Warm Water-
Cold water-

Side by side-
Warm, Cold
                                                                         Cold, Warm
Gradient Effect-
                                           This effect tends to work better on longer nails

I played around with changing the colors for so long that my fingers were pruney! The wear on this polish isn't particularly spectacular, but the color is soo amazing that it doesn't even matter. This polish varies between light and dark blues, that have a hint of that "mermaid" teal color.

Iron Man

I'm not very fond of this. I think I'll redo it sometime in the future. Anyway! This is supposed to be based off of Iron Man. I did his helmet and both of his arc reactors, the old and new one.
                                                        A closer look at the helmet design

The base color is Zoya Carrie Ann, The helmet is Nicole By OPI Dandy Lion. The arc reactors have a mix of China Glaze Frosty, NYC Cashmere Creme, and Xtreme Wear Black Out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Green Lantern

I did this manicure for the upcoming Green Lantern movie. My nails are of all of the lantern corps symbols. Of course since the movies primary focus, if not only, is the Green Lantern Corps, I did two of those.

Left Hand-
                                       Yellow, Purple, Green, Indigo, and Orange Corps

Right Hand-
                                                 Blue, Green, Red, Black, and White Corps

Only Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear colors were used. Mellow Yellow, Wild Life, Going Green, Pacific Blue, Sunkissed, White On, Blue! Me Away, Going Green, Cherry Red, Black Out.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fantastic Four

My last manicure, based off of X-Men, has inspired me to being  a superhero series for the summer! So to officially kick off this series, I bring you The Fantastic Four!

              Invisible Woman, Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, and the Fantastic Four Logo

Left to right: Invisible Girl- Orly Royal Navy, On The Go top coat. Human Torch- Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Xtreme Wear Sunkissed, Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Perfect Cherry, Orly Royal Navy. Mr. Fantastic- Xtreme Wear White On, Orly Royal Navy, China Glaze Millennium. The Thing- Xtreme Wear Sunkissed, and Black out mix, Xtreme Wear Black Out, Orly Royal Navy. Logo- Orly Royal Navy, China Glaze Millennium.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I am seeing the new movie X-Men: First Class tonight at midnight! So, of course I had to do my nails! I am very happy with how this turned out. I've been meaning to do an X-Men manicure for a while, but I was kinda nervous to do it, so the upcoming movie was the best way to get me motivated.

Left Hand:
          Left to right represents: Gambit, Wolverine, Rogue, Magneto, and the thumb is Dark Phoenix 
Right Hand:
          Left to right represents: Deadpool, Cyclops, Havok, The X-Men logo, the thumb is Banshee

Left Hand: Gambit- Xtreme Wear White OnXtreme Wear Posh Plum. Wolverine- Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowXtreme Wear Black Out. Rogue- Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowXtreme Wear Going GreenXtreme Wear White On, Revlon Hot For Chocolate. Magneto- Xtreme Wear Black Out, Zoya Mira, Zoya Carrie Ann. Dark Phoenix- Zoya Carrie AnnXtreme Wear Black Out, Nicole By OPI Dandy Lion.

Right Hand: Deadpool- Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Perfect CherryXtreme Wear Black OutXtreme Wear White On. Cyclops- Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowSally Hansen Maximum Growth Perfect Cherry, Orly Royal Navy. Havok- Xtreme Wear Black Out, China Glaze Millennium. Logo- Xtreme Wear White OnXtreme Wear Mellow YellowXtreme Wear Pacific Blue. Banshee- Xtreme Wear Mellow YellowXtreme Wear Going GreenXtreme Wear Black Out.