Friday, June 30, 2017

Spacey Chevrons

 Similar to my last chevron mani, this was also inspired by a phone wallpaper I found. This was also done using the same technique of making and applying chevron decals. Because I made the black chevron decals with glitter, they were a little too thick and and made the manicure pretty bumpy. With all the different layers of polish and glitter, these nails were quite thick overall and I just couldn't stand to wear them for very long, although they do look pretty.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Goth Armor

I wanted to do something a little bit different for me with this one; this isn't really an armor design but it was kind of inspired by one. It can be difficult to get the full effect of the design in pictures because of the reflection of the glitters. The base is Zoya Anais, the diamond is Xtreme Wear Midnight Sky and the details are Essie No Place Like Chrome. The glitters that I used are from Orly Atomic Splash and Color Club Orna-Minted.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Arctic Fractals

This was kind of a random design that I put together and I ended up absolutely loving the end result. The base is Essie Hide & Go Chic  and for the glitter I primarily used Color Club Sexy Siren and added a little bit of Color Club Sex Symbol.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fancy Dry Marble

This manicure was done very similarly to my Dry Marbled Abstract. The vinyls that I used for the decals were a little bigger than I wanted, so rather than just placing the decals directly on my nail, I cut them up and repositioned little sections in order to effectively shrink the design. To fill in the empty space I did some marbled polka dots. I used China Glaze Wait N Sea, China Glaze Plur-Ple and China Glaze Too Yacht Too Handle over a base of  Color Club 'Till The Record Stops.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Floral Split Reattempt

I really liked my Floral Split design, but the execution was not great, so I gave it another shot. One half is a netting design, while the other is filigree. I used China Glaze Frosty and Zoya Gie Gie, and the roses are primarily Color Club Yum Gum. I don't know if I'm still 100 percent happy with this look, but I do think it's a major step up from my last try.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Gradiented Chevrons Skittlette

This mani was inspired by a phone wallpaper I came across a while ago. To do this, I first did the gradient and then I made some chevron decals with vinyls and a silicone mat and applied them individually. My pointer is Essie Mint Candy Apple and my pinky is China Glaze Giver's Theme. On top of the gradient I used Xtreme Wear Disco Ball and Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Splatter Drips

 Since my Splatter Spikes, I've been thinking up even more ways to use the splatter look and this time I decided on drips. I don't know why, but I decided to do a bit of a watermelon look, so I went with green drips and a pink gradient. First I did the gradient, then placed drip vinyls on top and did the splatter. I think this might have been cooler in a different color scheme, but I do think this is cute.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Sparkling Mermaid Scales

I recently felt like painting some scales and I really wanted to go full on mermaid with these. I pretty much used any teals, greens, or aquas that I could find and then sponged them on randomly. In order to increase the mermaid effect, I added some shine with iridescent, holo, and flakie polishes; they are Xtreme Wear Disco Ball, Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond, and Zoya Opal. I never would have put all these different types of toppers together before but I absolutely love the outcome; it shines beautifully in every type of lighting. I freehand painted the scales with black acrylic paint. I kept these on for longer than I normally would because I couldn't stop staring at them.