I used China Glaze Flying Dragon, Xtreme Wear Fuchsia Power, and Wet N Wild French White Creme.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
So here is my first attempt at a needle drag manicure. It did not go so well. But, to be fair, I didn't use the traditional needle drag method. This is because I was trying to recreate a manicure from the Sally Hansen Salon Effects collection. It didn't turn out quite the way I had anticipated, but it could be worse!
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Today I have some simple but neat nail art. I originally saw this design on Pinterest or something like that, but I don't really remember. I love doing a design in glitter over a creme polish though. To make this look I used a base color of China Glaze First Mate, and I used the glitter Nicole By OPI Snowman Of My Dreams.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Today I have a water marble manicure! I've had a lot more time on my hands recently, so I've been playing around with marbling, and I think I have a bit of a better handle on it. I think my only problem now is getting designs other than those big flower-like swirls. Anyway, I'm pretty proud of this manicure! I think my thumb definitely turned out the best.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Since I haven't played around with fimo for a while now I thought it was time to feature it in yet another manicure. The pack of fimo sticks that I have comes with a ton of fruit images that are perfect for summer! I couldn't settle on just one design to I did a collage of fruits on my nails. I find that cutting the fimo sticks is both extremely fun, and frustrating.
The base colors I used are Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Going Green, Sun Kissed, and LA Splash Nudist.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Then I matted it using Essie Matte About You.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
Today I am wearing LA Splash Heiress. Heiress is just purple micro glitter in a clear base. When the glitter hits the light it almost looks like a magenta color. The glitter is pretty dense so this color can be worn on it's own. I think it took about four coats to be opaque. Since the glitter is so tiny my nails felt very smooth. It also didn't "suck" all the top coat up, so my nails stayed pretty shiny too.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Today I have another La Splash color that I recently picked up. This one is called Ocean Sprinkles. Ocean Sprinkles has a sheer light blue base with gold/orange sparkles in it. The formula's pretty good, but the color takes about four coats to get anywhere near opaque, so I paired it over a couple of colors. My pinky is OS by itself. Then I have it over Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau, Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue, and Blue It.
Weird lighting, but It shows off the color of the glitters better.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I have wanted Sinful Colors Cinderella for a while, and could never find it anywhere. But recently it's been popping up everywhere! I was so ecstatic to find this polish, I bought it immediately. Cinderella is a very sheer pastel blue with pink shimmer. It took about four coats to be opaque, and there's still a tiny bit of visible nail line. I actually like the sheerness of it though. I'm wearing Cinderella by itself in the pictures, and although I love this color on it's own, I'm excited to try it over all kinds of blues.
Friday, June 15, 2012
Today's nail art is inspired by a design that I've seen on Chalkboard Nails a few times, the "fishtail." I made my design a little more curvy though, so they look more like the tops of hearts. I was planning on adding more colors to this manicure but the tips of my nails were so thick at this point that I had to stop. Also, I really like the color combination the way it is. For this look I used Zoya Kiki, Zuza, and Xtreme Wear Celeb City.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, June 11, 2012
Today I'm wearing Zoya Adina! Adina is a light purple polish with green duochrome! It has a bit of a metallic finish, but it's not all brushstrokey. The formula's a bit sheer at first. I used three coats because at two the color just didn't seem to stand out enough. This is such a great color, plus I love wearing pale purples.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Today I was really feeling a very summer-y manicure. I decided to go with neons, because what says summer more than neon! The design I came up with really makes me think of a dance floor you would see in the 70's or something. I love it! So groovy.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
This manicure is inspired by the Sally Hansen Salon Effects nail strips in Spring Fling. This nail art was very easy, because the flowers on the strips aren't very neat, so I didn't have to worry about them being perfect. I just used a dotting tool to make the flowers.
My nails next to Spring Fling
I used Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Sun Kissed, Fuchsia Power, and Zoya Mira, all over a white base.