Thursday, January 30, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Dots

The theme for this week's GOT is dots! For my manicure I used some long forgotten Zoya polishes, Jo and Dannii. For the base I used Zoya Megan. I was browsing through dotticures for some inspiration when I came across this design by Lucy's Stash and I had to try it out! I wasn't thrilled with my manicure at first, but it grew on me!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dot the Squares

 Hiya, here's a manicure I put together the other day. I really wanted to use these three colors together, and this design just sort of came about! The base is Zoya Kristen. The squares are Zoya Caitlin, and the dots are Zoya Megan.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Blue

 On this Thursday the GOT polish challenge calls for blue! I was at a complete loss with what to do for this mani, all I knew was that I wanted to use Orly Royal Navy. Royal Navy is a gorgeous cobalt blue jelly with blue/turquoise micro-glitter all throughout it. This polish is amazing, great formula, great pigmentation, except all of the glitters sink to the bottom of the bottle, so with each use you have to shake it up like crazy. Once it was on my nails I still had no idea what to do with it, so I grabbed some Xtreme Wear Celeb City and just threw together this simple dotticure!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Geometric Half Circles

 Hello! Here is a fun manicure that I painted this weekend! I've seen this sort of design all over the internet and I have no idea where it originated. I did this manicure entirely freehand, so it is a little wonky in some places. Other than that, I'm pretty much in love with it. The base is Xtreme Wear Berry Juicy. The yellow is Orly Lemonade, and the blue is Zoya Kristen.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Stripes

 Hello! The second week of the GOT challenge calls for stripes. For my stripe manicure I only used one polish, China Glaze Ahoy! I've loved this polish since I got it, but I've barely used it because my camera has a hard time accurately portraying the color. My stripes were done by using two different finishes, matte and glossy. All I did was lay down some striping tape and then paint Essie Matte About You over top. It's a little rough looking in some spots, but I think the overall effect is pretty neat.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Skittled Striping Tape Designs

Hello! Here's a fun manicure I did using some striping tape, my favorite nail art tool! I was originally going to do the pointer's design on every nail, but it was just too tedious, so I decided to mix it up a little bit and make it a lot easier for myself.
 The base is OPI Vant To Bite My Neck? The teal is MAC Salad Dressed, the yellow is Orly Lemonade, the peach is Essie Haute As Hello, and the pink is Xtreme Wear Coral Reef.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Pink

Hello! Today is the first day of the GOT, Golden Oldie Thursday, challenge! The challenge is basically to use polishes that are at least a year old for each prompt, but you can find out all about it here. The first prompt is pink. The base I used is Orly Razzle, my very first Orly polish! Then I added some striping tape and sponged on Milani Pink Flare over it. I forgot how much I love all the holo glitters in Pink Flare!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blue and Purple Skittles

Hi, welcome to my first manicure of the new year! For the manicure I pulled some polishes that I thought looked nice together and painted some random designs on each nail to create this skittle look. I just love skittle manis! The purple is Xtreme Wear Lacey Lilac, the blue is Zoya Blue, and the grey is Xtreme Wear Wet Cement.