Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Random Manicures

Hello! This post is just a few manicures that have been sitting in my draft box for ages. Most of these manicures I like, but not enough to warrant their own post, so they're getting bunched together here!

 This first manicure is from about late summer. I actually loved this manicure, but I never really had anything to say about it, so it ended up never getting posted. The base is Xtreme Wear Perfect Pear-Ing. The dark blue is Orly Royal Navy and the lighter blue is Zoya Blu.

 This next manicure was a result of some extreme frustration. I was trying to do a tape manicure using gold and aqua, but it just was not working out. Completely fed up, I ended up just painting random black swirls on my nails. The base is China Glaze Midnight Kiss.

 Man, this is a super old manicure, as you can probably tell by my nubby nails. I felt like doing a dark skittle manicure, and I guess this is what I came up with. This manicure is so old that I have no idea what polishes I used.

 The final manicure is also my most recent! This is just a gradient that I did using two textured polishes, China Glaze Tail Me Something and Seahorsin' Around. This manicure was a bit rougher than normal textured polishes are because I had sponged it on, so less than the usual amount of actual polish made it on the nail. Regardless, I actually really liked this manicure, I just thought it was too boring for it's own post.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Tropical

Hello! This Thursdays theme is tropical! For this manicure I painted a tropical Hawaiian shirt inspired design. The base is Xtreme Wear Blinding Blue. The green is LA Splash Greenery. For the flowers I used a white, Xtreme Wear Berry Juicy, Twisted Pink, and China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pirate Nail Arrr-t

Hello! Here's some pirate nail art that I threw together recently! On my pointer is an anchor. For my middle finger I painted a battered up pirate, then on my ring are some red and white stripes. On my pinky is a treasure map, and my thumb is a skull and crossbones!
Pointer: The base is China Glaze First Mate, and the gold is Champagne Bubbles.
Middle: La Splash Nudist is the base and his hair is China Glaze Mahogany Magic.
Ring: Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-y.
I can't for the life of me remember what I used for my pinky, but it was some combination of colors that I mixed together for the base.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter Manicure

Happy Easter! Here is the manicure that I've been sporting all day.
 I used Zoya Blu, Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet, Lacey Lilac, Berry Juicy, and Orly Lemonade.

 Because it's Easter time, here are photos of my pride and joys!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Hot Pink

 This Thursday is hot pink! I was pretty busy with schoolwork this week so I had to quickly throw together this manicure. The base is Zoya Kimber, and the dots are Zuza and Rory. I think that if I had had more time then this manicure could have been really cool, but i guess I'm okay with what it is anyway.
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Thursday, April 10, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Coral

Today's prompt is coral! For my manicure I used three different polishes, Xtreme Wear Peach Beach, then two oldies, Color Club Coral Cascade, and Xtreme Wear Caribbean Coral. The base is Zoya Jacqueline.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Game Of Thrones: House Targaryen

I've been meaning to post these nails for two days now, but I've just been super lazy. On top of that, I'm not particularly proud of them. Anyway, for the Targaryens I did something a little different, mostly because I was too much of a wimp to attempt painting their sigil. I painted Daenerys's dragon's eggs. I sort of combined how they look in the show and how they're described in the book. On my pinky is just a design using the Targaryen house colors and on my thumb is their house words "Fire and Blood."
For the bases I used a mix of Zoya Josie and China Glaze Def Defying, Xtreme Wear Grey Area, Zoya Jacqueline, and Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-y. The detail on the eggs is Xtreme Wear Time To Shine, Color Club Berry And Bright, and Xtreme Wear Golden-I.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Game Of Thrones: Houses Martell and Tyrell

Today's Game of Thrones manicure is for the houses Martell and Tyrell. I ended up painted these two together because both of their sigils are round and really wouldn't do well as a single manicure. I painted the Martell sun being pierced by a spear and an additional spear on my pointer. I also painted the Tyrell rose and a thorny vine on my pinky.
The orange is Zoya Arizona, the red is Revlon Valentine, the green is China glaze Starboard and the yellow is Zoya Darcy.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Game Of Thrones: Houses Baratheon and Lannister

Hello! For this manicure I painted the sigils of the houses Baratheon and Lannister from Game of Thrones. I tried to figure out a way to give each of these houses their own manicure, but it just wasn't happening, so I decided to put them together! As you can see, I did the Baratheon Stag and the Lannister Lion facing each other.
 The yellow is Zoya Darcy, the red is Revlon Valentine, and the gold is China Glaze Midnight Kiss.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Last night I saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and this is the manicure that I wore to the movie! On my pointer is the Shield logo. On my middle finger is the uniform the Capt wears in the beginning of the film. For my ring finger I painted the star that's on The Winter Soldier's mechanical arm, and on my pinky is one of Falcon's costumes that he has worn in the comics. Of course it wouldn't be a Captain America manicure without his shield, so I painted that on my thumb!
The blue is China Glaze First Mate. The red is China Glaze Cranberry Splash, except on Falcon, which is Xtreme Wear Cherry Red.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Pastel

 Today's GOT prompt is pastel. It was difficult finding a polish for this manicure because I love using pastels, so I don't really have any ones that I would call old. I ended up using Zoya Gie Gie for my base. On top of that I placed glitters from OPI Minnie Style. I'm super happy with how this one turned out!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Game Of Thrones: House Tully

For today's Game of Thrones manicure I painted the sigil of the Tully's, which is a trout. I didn't have enough room underneath the fish, so I painted the blue ways vertically down my pinky instead. I painted his whole body with acrylic paint and it didn't even out too well with the topcoat, but luckily it wasn't that noticeable on camera.
The base is Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-y. The blue is China Glaze Man Hunt.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Game Of Thrones: House Stark

Hello! Today I have a manicure that I am super excited about! The fourth season of Game Of Thrones premieres this upcoming Sunday. Because I am so excited for this season to begin, from today leading up until Sunday I will be posting manicures inspired by some of the most prominent houses in Westeros. Up first are the Starks! For the Starks I painted their house sigil, a direwolf, across my nails. Although according to the books the Stark banner is a grey direwolf on a white field, I didn't want to have such a plain background, so instead I took inspiration from the HBO version, which has a green stripe at the bottom.
The base color is Zoya Jacqueline. The grey is Xreme Wear Wet Cement, and the green stripe is LA Splash Greenery.