Thursday, May 29, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Lilac

Today is lilac! I don't own very many lilac polishes, and the ones that I do own I use quite frequently, so I ended up just picking a random one. I chose China Glaze Sweet Hook. For my manicure I decided to try my hand at the quatrefoil pattern. I think it turned out alright! Since the whole mani is done with dotting tools, I find it difficult to make the pattern precise. The chrome purple is China Glaze Harmony.

Friday, May 23, 2014

X-Men: Days of Future Past

 Last night I went to see X-Men: Days of Future Past, and this is what I painted on my nails for the movie! Since this movie has a ton of stuff going on in it, I actually decided to paint all ten of my nails, which is something that I haven't done since The Avengers.

Left Hand-
       On my pointer is the belt portion of Wolverine's costume. My middle finger has Magneto wearing his iconic helmet. On my ring finger I painted a more traditional looking Sentinel. My pinky is the lightning bolt from Quicksilver's costume, and on my thumb is the X-men symbol.
Pointer: Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Blinding Blue, and Cherry Red.
Middle: His skin is LA Splash Nudist. The purple is Zoya Mira and the red is XW Cherry Red.
Ring: The face is Essie Miss Fancy Pants, the purple is XW Vibrant Violet, The eyes are China Glaze Harvest Moon.
Pinky: For the base I mixed China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le and XW Blinding Blue together.
Thumb: The base is XW Wet Cement, and the red is XW Cherry Red.

 Right Hand-
         Here's my right hand. Let me remind you that I am not left-handed, so painting this hand proved to be quite challenging, and therefore my designs aren't very clean. It's also very difficult to take a picture left-handed! On my pinky I painted elements of Havok's costume. My ring finger is Bishops outfit, complete with his red scarf. My middle finger is Colossus's costume, and on my pointer is Storm's white attire. For my thumb I painted the Trask Industries logo.
Pinky: I just used black and white acrylic paint.
Ring: The blue is China Glaze First Mate, the red is XW Cherry Red, and the yellow is XW Mellow Yellow.
Middle: The silver is Essie No Place Like Chrome, the yellow is Zoya Darcy, and the red is Nicole By OPI Challenge Red-y.
Pointer: Orly Lemonade is the yellow, and the red is XW Cherry Red.
Thumb: For the base I mixed Zoya Mira with a bit of China Glaze Man Hunt.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: With Bling

 This Thursday's prompt is "with bling." When I think bling, my mind automatically goes to nail gems. For my manicure I used Zoya Dream as a base and then applied some silver gems as a border around my nails. Holy cow, I love these! I was so surprised with how long the gems lasted on my nails too, especially because I didn't use top coat or glue to sick them on. I ended up wearing these for about 4 days with zero problems! I only took them off because I was itching to paint my nails again.

Friday, May 16, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Texture

 Hello! I completely forgot about posting this yesterday, so now I'm a day late, but here are my nails for Thursday's theme, texture. For the base I did a gradient using Xtreme Wear Violet Voltage and The Real Teal. I put some striping tape on that and then sponged on China Glaze Tail Me Something and Seahorsin' Around.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Neon

This Thursday calls for neon nails! The polka dots were supposed to be a sort of pattern, but they ended up just looking really random, I still think it works though. I used Color Club Raspberry, I Always Get My Man-darin, Get Your Lem-on, The Lime Starts Here, and Wicked Sweet, which are basically the only neons I own.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

 Hello! This is the manicure that I wore to go see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 last night. There are three villains that make an appearance in the film, so I decided to paint the classic versions of them. On my point is Electro, on my middle finger is Spidey himself. On my Ring finger is the Green Goblin, and on my pinky is Rhino.
 Electro: LA Splash Nudist, and Xtreme Wear Sunny Side.
Spider-Man: Xtreme Wear Cherry Red.
Green Goblin: For the green I mixed China Glaze Def Defying and Revlon Posh. The purple is Xtreme Wear Vibrant Violet.
Rhino: LA Splash Nudist, the light grey is Xtreme Wear Wet Cement, and the dark is Essie Power Clutch.

Friday, May 2, 2014

GOT Polish Challenge: Flowers

Hello! This Thursday is flowers! The base is China Glaze Strawberry Fields, which I love, but haven't used in forever! For the flowers I used Zoya Arizona, and Orly Lemonade. I feel like these flowers look like they could be little candies or something.