Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Union Jack & Polka Dots Mani

Hi all! I just got back from studying abroad/vacationing in Europe and one of my stops there including London.... obsessed. I already loved everything British beforehand, but going to London just solidified my love and obsession with it. So, being on my British high, I of course had to incorporate something British into my nails! For the pink I used Essie's "Mod Square" and for the turquoise I used Essie's "Turquoise & Caicos" ... both great colors for summer too! For the Union Jack, I used a striping brush, and for the polka dots I used Sally Hansen's nail art pens.. both incredibly easy to do! For the Union Jack, I did the "X" first.. a wider base of white, then a thinner stripe of the pink. BE SURE THE WHITE & PINK ARE DRY!! Before doing all of the separate layers, be sure that each color is dry, otherwise there'll be spreading and mixing and it'll just be a big mess. After the X is dry, I did the "+" part of the flag. Again, wider stripes for the white and thin stripes for the pink. Once all is dry, seal it in with your top coat and you're set! It's brilliantly British!! xx

Friday, April 12, 2013

Design FX Nail Stickers- Gilded Groove

Again.. haven't posted in forever.. it's just been crazy.. whatevs. Anyways, I recently got my hands on Dashing Diva Pro's Design FX nail stickers and they are amazing!! This pattern is called Gilded Groove and I'm absolutely obsessed with it! They go on very easily and lasted me several days before the ends started lifting a little (and all of those days included work, so they probably could've lasted longer if I wasn't using my hands as much). These are my favorite (and best working) nail stickers I've tried so far and I will most definitely be using them again!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pink, Black, & White Multi Mani

So. I'm completely obsessed with this mani. It's super girly and fun and got me so many compliments! For the polish, I used OPI's Pink Friday, Sinful Color's Snow Me White, and Wet N Wild's Ebony Hates Chris. I also used Sally Hansen's nail art pens in white and black. For the pinky, I did two coats of the pink and then used the nail pens to create the leopard. On the ring finger, I also did two coats of the pink and waited for it to completely dry, and then used the hole reinforcer method to make the half-moon mani. For the middle and pointer fingers, I did two coats of the white and then did the stripes and polka dots with the nail pen. I really wanted to do a pink heart on the striped nail, but ran out of time and blah blah. Thumb nail, did the two coats of pink again and two coats of China Glaze's World's Away (part of their Cirque collection). As always, a top coat to finish it off!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Mint and Glitter Half-Moon Mani

Happy MLK Jr. Day! Hope everyone is enjoying their day off! For this super cute mani I used Wet N Wild's Fast Dry in #229C Ebony Hate Chris, China Glaze's #551 Fairy Dust, and Revlon's #85 Minted. This manicure started off as just black, but then it started to chip and I didn't feel like changing it, so I touched up the chips and threw on the glitter. (The glitter is awesome, by the way! It's holographic glitter and shines like crazy in the light!) Then that started to chip and I still didn't feel like changing it, so I stuck on the hole reinforcers and made the mani minty fresh! Top coat to seal it all in, of course!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Red and Pink Leopard Mani

This mani originally was just a basic red, but I thought, "Hey, let's spice it up some," so I did leopard, naturally. For the red I used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in #375 Stiletto Red and to make the leopard I used Sally Hansen's nail art pens in pink and black. For the tutorial on how to do a leopard mani, click here. I PROMISE it only takes 15 minutes!! Don't forget your top coat! (Especially if you use the Sally Hansen nail art pens- they wipe off easy without it!)