Thursday, March 30, 2017

Passionate Lace

Here's another design with hints of a black tinted base; it turned out quite different from the types of looks that I typically do. For the base of the hourglass shape I used China Glaze Stone Cold, which was a bit of a mistake because this particular polish is matte and didn't level out with the top coat very nicely, meaning that it looks a bit bumpy, even though it really isn't. I outlined  this shape with Zoya Anais and used Color Club Santa's Cinnamon for the red design.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Burgundy and Gold

 Basically this design came to be because I wanted to play around with Zoya Maria-Luisa, a gold flake glitter. The base is China Glaze Nice Caboose! and I randomly threw together the gold design with China Glaze Champagne Bubbles.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Pastel Neon Zebra

I don't think I've done an animal print in over a year, even though you can never go wrong with zebra print! All the polishes I used are from the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neon collection; they are 'Til The Record Stops, Meet Me At The Rink, Diggin' The Dancing Queen, Feathered Hair Out To There, Hot-Hot-Hot Pants, and Disco's Not Dead. I also added a little bit of holo glitter with Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond, even though they mostly look like weird specs on my nails in the pictures.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Confetti Ruffian

I don't usually like doing ruffians because I think they look a bit odd, almost like your nail is slipping off your finger, but I do like the little peek of glitter, similarly to what I did here. The glitter is China Glaze Point Me To The Party, the pink is Color Club Raspberry Rave and the purple is Color Club Biscuits & Jam. These polishes were so bright that they photographed horribly.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Purple Bolt

 For this design, I used a vinyl to get the shape of the bolt and then free-handed the rest of the lines. The creme purple is China Glaze Tart-y For The Party, the holo stripes are Zoya Finley, the bolt outline is Color Club Beyond, and the glitter is China Glaze Brand Spankin' New Year. When I initially got this glitter I was super disappointed in it, but this mani might have changed my mind!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Blues Damask

Hello! The inspiration for this manicure was a damask design, but it ended up not really looking that much like damask to me. I love the design on my middle finger, but there was no way I was going to paint that three more times, so I simplified it a bit for the other nails. I used Color Club Meet Me At The Rink and a white for the gradient, and the design is done with Xtreme Wear Royal Hue.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Dry Marbled Abstract

For this design I made decals by putting a vinyl on my silicone mat and then randomly putting drops of nail polish all over the final. Then, to marble it around I squished the wet polish blobs with a stamper. When I put the decal on my nails I thought there was a bit too much white space, so I added some random rows of dots to fill in the design. I used China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, China Glaze Let's Jam, Color Club Teal For Two, Color Club Biscuits & Jam, and Essie Hide & Go Chic.