Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Descending Glitter Placement

 Today I'm wearing this holo glitter placement design. Glitter placements are some of my favorite manicures to do and I wanted to make this design look a little bit different from what I typically do, so I placed the glitter to kind of look like it was streaming down. The base is Zoya Aspen and I picked the holo glitter out of OPI When Monkeys Fly!. These nails are super cool and shiny, which unfortunately is really hard to pick up with still images, but I tried my best.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Half Moon Galaxy

Hello! I absolutely love today's manicure. For the galaxy I used China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss, Xtreme Wear Raspberry Rave, Color Club Biscuits & Jam, China Glaze Royal Hue and China Glaze Tart-y For The Party. For some holo glitter I used Nicole By OPI Let's Make a Comet-ment, and Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond. The silver outline is OPI Your Royal Shine-Ness.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Gradient Honeycomb

This design is based on a phone wallpaper that I saved forever ago in hopes of one day turning it into nail art. I was never able to do it prior to now because, until recently, I didn't have any hexagonal patterned nail vinyls. Just like with my Holo Triangles design, I used a nail vinyl to create some nail decals on a silicone mat. Unfortunately, there may have been some residue on the mat that got stuck in some of the decals, but hopefully it isn't too obvious. I've done similarly colored gradients a few times before, so this time I tried to use almost entirely different polishes.  For the gradient, from left to right, I used Orly Lemonade, China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin, Xtreme Wear Peach Beach, Color Club Yum Gum, Color Club Raspberry Rush, Color Club Biscuits & Jam, and Xtreme Wear Purple Craze.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


For this design, I used China Glaze Mix And Mingle and China Glaze Let's Jam for a subtle purple gradient. The mustard colors are China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin, and OPI The It Color.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Woven Pattern

Hello! To do this design, I made stripes of both colors of polish on a silicone mat. When the stripes had dried, I peeled them off the mat and cut them to size so that I could weave them together on my nails, securing them with clear polish where I could as I went along. I used Color Club Biscuits & Jam and Color Club Teal For Two.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Green Holo Bursts

Here's a design I did to utilize some new nail vinyls and polishes.The primary green is Zoya Merida, the bursts are outlined in Color Club Kismet, with dots of Milani Hi-Tech in the centers. The surrounding dark creme green is OPI Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow.  I was initially going to do this design on every finger, but I wasn't sure how much I would like it and I also wanted to show off more of Merida.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Holo Triangles

Hello! For these nails I started off with a vertical gradient of Color Club Cosmic Fate, Color Club Miss Bliss and Color Club Eternal Beauty. For the triangles I made full nail decals using a silicone mat, a nail vinyl, and Color Club Beyond. One thing that I had noticed which I had never really considered before is that the base polishes lost their linear holo through sponging on the gradient. Because these are holo nails, prepare for more pictures than really necessary.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Top 10 of 2016

I fully intended on doing this round up post yesterday, but I completely forgot. Since, it's only the first day of the new year, I thought it would still be alright to take a look back at my favorite manicures that I did during the year 2016.

A Rift in the Galaxy
 Captain America Civil War
Double Water Spotted
Revamped Vampire
 Purple Floral
 Cube Illusion
 Radial Gradient
 Roses on Stripes
 Colorful Boxes
 Sunset Stripe