Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pink Wedn-ursday: St Paddy's Day Edition.

I've decided to title these nails "4 AM" hah.. The stamping of these lips came out messy and it reminds me of those late nights out, when your makeup is disaster, your hair is wild, and overall you're just a disheveled version of what you looked like 5 hours before. hah You guys know what I'm talking about... haha
So just a side note, I went to my favorite store to pick up some more Seche Vite, and also got my first Essie polishes yesterday, and I'm beyond excited! I don't know why I never got any before, but I will definitely be buying more in the future. The formula is great and Super Bosa Nova worked great for stamping, and Pretty Edgy covered the tips in one coat! I got some gorgeous colors too, with subtle duochrome micro glitters. I can't wait to use the rest of them!
I actually really liked the foliage, so I kept it in for a fun "bonus pic" haha

What  I Used:
Base: Maybelline Express Finish Blushing Bride
Lips: Essie Super Bossa Nova
Tips: Pretty Edgy

Monday, March 12, 2012

St Paddy's Day Nails-Part 2!

Here's my St. Paddy's NOTD for today! They were supposed to be double lightening bolts like I did here, but I tried to freehand them and do it without tape and it didn't work so well. I'm not entirely sure what they look like now.. maybe more like some weird abstract flower, but they're green so that's all that matter hah.
I know yesterday I said I was going to use Sinful Colors Irish Green a lot this week, but after using it today I think I'm changing my mind. It wasn't opaque at all and more resembled a jelly polish with a lot of VNL after 2 coats. Just wasn't a fan.
Today I discovered, if I actually put my hand right new to my window it makes for some good light. ha
What I Used:
Base:Sinful Colors Irish Green
Dark "Bolt":OPI Here Today...Aragon tomorrow
Tips:Milani Hi-Tech

Sunday, March 11, 2012

52 Week Challenge: St. Paddy's Day Nails

As I have mentioned before, I love me a drinking holiday. Also I'm likely part Irish (who in the hells knows, I'm full of European DNA), so I'm all about St. Paddy's Day. That being said, I'm making this a week of all St. Paddy's Day nails. Yay! Who's excited?!?
Get ready for part 1!
My trusty dotting tool in action again! I'm really feeling the dotted nails, and the base green on those nails! It's almost a dark green jelly with green glitter. That abomination on my index finger is supposed to be a shamrock, but I failed miserably. It's been a little while since I freehanded a design like that. It's a good thing you can't see my left hand, it's horrible.
Who says stripes and dots don't mix?!
I used one of my stripping brushes for this nail. Next time I do this I'm not going to do a light color directly down the middle, it's very distracting imo. Also the stripes were supposed to be random and not symmetrical, but somehow I think I managed to make them mirror each other.

What I Used:
Dotted nails-Base: Finger Paints Mistletoe Mischief
Dots: Ultra Pro Leaf Me Alone
Index-Base: Ultra Pro Leaf Me Alone
Shamrock: Orly Luxe
Thumb-Stripes:Sinful Colors Irish Green (You'll likely be seeing this again this week hah)
Finger Paints Mistletoe Mischief
Confetti My Favorite Martian
Milani Hi-Tech

Thursday, March 8, 2012

52 Week Challenge: Vintage Nails

This is waaay late!! Sorry about that guys... I was overly excited about this theme and over thought it. hah I do that.. Also last week was kinda crazy for me.
So, I guess I decided to do a "Neo-Vintage" design, because I always think of cherries when I think of vintage. I guess that's somewhat of a modern take on vintage though. I also of course left my half-moons bare in homage of the manis from the 20's/30's/etc. They got a little messed up because I did them last night and for some reason they weren't dry when I went to bed a good 6 hours after I did them. I really have to invest in some Seche Vite again real soon! Ok, done talking, enjoy! ^_^
Decided to have some fun in Lightroom ;)

For the accent nail I mixed some of my loose glitter (a mix of light green and light green holo) with topcoat and packed it on with a square nail art brush. To make all the half moons I used paper hole reinforces, and then touched up with a small nail art brush. 

BAM! Look at all that glitter!!!
What I Used:
Base: Finger Paints Don't Make a Scene
Cherries:Wet n' Wild Red Red
Finger Paints Go Van Gough (stems)
China Glaze White on White (highlight)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pink Wednesday: I Heart Betsey Johnson

I absolutely LOVE Betsey Johnson! I have a few bags, some jewelry, and wish I could actually fit into her clothing, but alas my hips will never fit into her size 10. I'll just settle for using her for inspiration for manis.

I doubly loved this because of the nautical theme. I triply loved it because it's hot pink, black & White and silver. Just a whole lot of love for this one.

Here's the actual bag that inspired me:

So this is not an actual photo of my bag(because mine is beat to hell), but I do have this bag.
What I Used:
Base:China Glaze-Pink Voltage
Color: Sally Hanse Color Quick Chrome Pen-Silver Chrome Frost
Plates:Chains-BM12, Anchor-BM08

Monday, March 5, 2012

52 Week Challenge: Polka Dot Nails

Sorry for the lack of posting last week,  my life got a little crazy and I was actually so excited for the Weekly Challenge and Vintage Nails, that I just over thought it and didn't do anything. hah Sorry guys.
I do have Polka Dot nails, almost on time. Also I'm entering this into Chalkboard Nails' doting tool contest! Yay! I haven't entered a contest in a looong time! You guys should check it out, and enter if you happen to have some polka dot nails on hand (since the deadline is a few hours away.. haha I can't help but wait to the last second for everything! ha)
You can also see the other designs I was brainstorming for this contest here. Hope you guys like it! ^_^

Sorry for horrible clean up.. one day I'll get that right!

Whoops, totally smushed my index finger!
My inspiration for these nails was this pattern:
Can you guys tell??? What's your thoughts on this?
What I used:
Base: Wet N' Wild Megalast-On a Trip
Dots: China Glaze-Grape Pop
Finger Paints-Amethyst Atelier
China Glaze-Flying Dragon
Sinful Colors-Creme Pink