To do this mani I used two coats of China Glaze Glittering Garland on my thumbs and ring fingers. On my index, middle and pinky I used one coat of China Glaze Poinsettia and one coat of China Glaze Ring in the Red. Then I used my Two Way Nail Art Striper and Pen in White, using the brush side to draw on white lines. Sorry about the smudge on my ring finger...
Friday, December 30, 2011
I was inspired to do this mani with dots when I saw a similar design on The PolishAholic. She did it with different colors and did the Christmas tree with dots only.
To do this mani I started with two coats of Ulta High Roller (below).
I used a dotting tool with China Glaze Poinsettia and China Glaze Glittering Garland on all my fingers except the ring finger. To do the Christmas tree I used scotch tape and laid it on my nail, leaving a triangle free. I painted it with China Glaze Glittering Garland and then removed the tape. I used a smaller dotting tool and put dots of China Glaze Poinsettia for the Christmas bulbs, and then put a golden yellow rhinestone on top. I sealed everything in with Seche Vite.
I didn't like how this design turned out when I was wearing it, I can't seem to get the hang of water marbling! However, looking back at pictures I guess it wasn't that bad. I just always make such a mess when I use this technique. If you have never heard of water marbling, the easiest way to learn how to do it is by searching for it on Youtube. There are TONS of tutorials that you can view, like this one that cutepolish did.
To do this I started with a coat of Color Club Worth the Risque to help the rest of the colors stand out a bit more. Then the water marbling is a combination of China Glaze Glittering Garland, China Glaze Poinsettia, China Glaze Ring in the Red, and Sinful Colors Last Chance.
I have been a little behind in my blogging, but luckily I have still had time to do some Christmas designs - just no chance to post them! So, even though we've passed Christmas I have several designs that I want to share. I don't think this one was really successful, I did too much and I think with less stamping this mani could have been much cuter! The only nail I am that happy with is my ring finger with the mistletoe.
Each finger has a coat of Seche Vite on top.
Thumb - Two coats of Ulta High Roller. To stamp the Christmas bulbs I used Bundle Monster plate BM-225 stamping with China Glaze City Siren and Sinful Colors Last Chance.
Index - Two coats of China Glaze Glittering Garland. The stamp is Bundle Monster plate BM-223 with Ulta High Roller.
Middle - One coat of China Glaze Poinsettia, followed by one coat of China Glaze Ring in the Red. I stamped the Christmas tree with Sinful Colors Last Chance and Bundle Monster plate BM-205.
Ring - Two coats of Milani Good Morning Sunshine. The stamp is Bundle Monster BM14 with Sinful Colors Last Chance. I added some red rhinestones over the berries on the stamp.
Pinky - One coat of China Glaze Glittering Garland, one coat of China Glaze Ring in the Red, and one coat of China Glaze Medallion.
Each finger has a coat of Seche Vite on top.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Only a week away from Christmas, and we finally got some snow! I wanted to do this snowman design ever since I saw it on Cosmetic Cupcake, and I figured now would be the time to do it! I added my own twist to it, but the snowman is pretty much a copy from the one that she did.
To do this mani I started with two coats of Jesse's Girl Glee, below.
I followed it with a coat of China Glaze Snow Globe. Love this color! I have seen people layer this over white, and the colors that show up in this glitter are really gorgeous. I thought it looked a little snowy added on top of Glee.
Then, to do my snowman I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and painted the snow man. For the eyes and buttons I used a small dotting tool and Sally Hansen Black Out, for the snowman's nose and arms I used a Stripe Rite Nail Art Striper in Red. To do the snowflake I used my Two Way Nail Art Pen and Brush, I used the brush side to draw the snowflake, and the pen side to add the dots on my thumb and ring finger. I am really happy with how this little guy turned out! Thanks for looking!
Can you see some snow out there? :-D
I wanted to do another Christmas design, and when I got my Bundle Monster stamps, this little gingerbread design was too cute to pass up! Sorry for the awkward hand pose... for some reason I didn't do a great job stamping on my left hand this time, so I photographed my right hand - I obviously need practice!
To do this mani I started with two coats of Color Club Nomadic in Nude, below.
I followed it with a coat of OPI Hollywood Blonde to give it a bit of shimmer. I love the way the light dances off of this color, it's gorgeous! The pictures don't really do it justice, it just looks like a silver shimmer in this picture. In real life there are subtle glimmers of different colors like really pale green and pink.
Then, I used Bundle Monster plate BM-222 and stamped it with China Glaze Street Chic. I topped everything with a coat of Seche Vite.
Friday, December 16, 2011
I got some new Bundle Monster plates and wanted to try them out. I like how this design turned out, and even though it's not a traditional Christmas design - I think it's a little Christmas-y enough to count as one!
To do this mani I started with two coats of Color Club Perfect Mol-Ten. I forgot to take a picture of it before I stamped though, woops! I stamped it with the Bundle Monster plate BM-212, with Sinful Colors Midnight Blue. Then, on my ring finger I added some blue and green rhinestones and sealed everything in with Seche Vite.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I actually was inspired to do this mani by a bunch of ideas that I saw for for a contest that Marta at Chit Chat Nails was having for her followers, based on a dress that she was going to wear. The pictures don't really do the justice for how sparkly this is.
To do this mani I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, then I used a makeup sponge using the same technique as here. I applied them in this order: China Glaze White Cap, Sinful Colors Out Of This World, China Glaze OMG, OPI Your Royal Shine-ness, OPI Servin' Up Sparkle, and China Glaze Snow Globe. Then I put on a coat of Seche Vite, stuck on a silver rhinestone at the bottom of my nail, then put on another coat of Seche Vite to seal it in.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
I am super excited about how this turned out! I haven't had time to do a lot of fun designs lately, however my friend Julie is graduating from her degree in Radiology, and asked me if I would do her nails for her graduation this weekend. I couldn't resist! She showed me this adorable idea on Pinterest, and I modified it a little bit so that I could do it. Love, love, love!
To do this mani I used two coats of Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, followed by a coat of Seche Vite to help it dry. To do the skulls I used Bundle Monster plate BM-211 with Konad Special Polish in White. To do the bottom half of the body and the bones I used my Two Way Nail Art Pen and Brush in white, using the pen side to draw the lines and dots. Then I sealed it in with a coat of Seche Vite. It was so much fun, and I love how it turned out!
Monday, December 5, 2011
After I did this mani, my boyfriend told me that it looked very "Arabian Night-ish", I think I agree with him! I am imagining stacks of silk pillows... :) Also, I apologize for the minor tip wear, I was wearing this for a few days before I snapped these pictures.
To do this mani I started with two coats of Ulta High Roller, followed by a coat of Seche Vite to help the polish dry faster.
After the polish was dry, I used hole punch reinforce stickers, like I did here, and then painted Zoya Crystal on the upper part of my nail. Then I put a coat of Seche Vite on and stuck a light blue square rhinestone that I ordered on ebay in the middle of the two colors. Then I sealed it in with another coat of Seche Vite.
Saturday, December 3, 2011
For this mani:
Index, middle & pinky: Two coats of Studio M Reindeering from Studio M's Holiday Collection for 2011. Then I painted the corner with OPI Take the Stage. Seche Vite on top.
Thumb and Ring Finger: Two coats of OPI Take the Stage, Studio M Reindeering painted in the corners. Seche Vite on top.
Friday, December 2, 2011
Indoor - flash
Indoor - no flash
Indoor - no flash