Monday, September 5, 2011

One last nautical themed nail..

I really had to get in a nautical nail post before the end of the Summer! I love the whole nautical theme, partly because it meshes so well with rockabilly/pinup style, which I have somewhat of an obsession with. I don't necessarily dress like it...I mean I would say my style meshes multiple genres.. I wear bows in my hair, have piercings, funky colored hair, vary from wearing cute little dresses to jeans, t-shirts and Converse. Sooo.. yeah. hah

I digress, back to nails again.
Ignore the huge chunk out of my middle finger..

The anchor could be a little less messy.. meh...

*I'll add the polish names a little later, just wanted to get this post up*

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Light, Green Light, 1-2-3.

I don't if you guys can tell, but I kinda love animal prints. hah Here's some more, I was inspired again by WAH NAILS. They really are great for inspiration when you have no idea what do to.

Green: Color Club The Lime Starts Here
Red: China Glaze Heli-yum
Stamp: Konad M w/Sinful Colors Black on Black
To do the green spots over the red I first did a dot of white polish, then the green on top

I loved these so much, but sadly this was before I realized that my Seche Vite was the reason for my nail polish peeling off, and they all came off within 24 hours. :( 

On an awesome note though, due to cleaning up some stuff in preparation for the hurricane that never happened, I found my stash of acrylic paint! I will definitely be trying some new crazy nail art with that asap!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fail-ish attempt at a half moon.

Ok so seeing as how I have been procrastinating my life lately, I have some manis I did months ago that I just never uploaded. So for now I'm going to try to catch up on some of those.
Lets not even lie though, it's cause I'm lazy really. hah They are on my computer already and already partly edited.

I liked the idea I had with this one, but it's somewhat of a fail in execution. I think I may try a half moon mani again soon, but using these circle stickers I got from Staples (also months ago... do you see a trend here hah).
Ohhh and I think I was going for some sort of watermelon theme here..

I painted a base of Finger Paints Art You Wondering?, when it dried I put the circle sticker on, and covered the whole thing with China Glaze Electric Pineapple. Then touched up the half moon with a pink stripping polish.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pink (Tiger) Wednesday, and a Gelish Question.

 I loves me some tiger (..or is it zebra?? ehh... let's just call it animal print)! 

Did a gradient with Finger Paints Outta Sight Orange and added Sinful Colors Creme Pink to the tips really messily and on an angle, it was pretty haphazard really, but I wanted it like that so it would look more like a gradient. Then topped it all with WnW Kaleidoscope, which IMHO blends the gradient and makes it a look smoother.

Still loving the new Bundle Monster plates, and I cannot wait till Fall so I can use the awesome Halloween ones! And by Fall I mean September. hah Needless to say I LOVE Halloween! I love Fall in general, but Halloween... yeah it's my favorite holiday.
I used Sinful Colors Black on Black with BM 2?? (this plate is currently MIA, and I may cry) *Edit:Just found it, along with about 20 other plates!!! This just made my day! Finally cleaning pays off!*

So my Gelish question is this.. I'm thinking I may buy this starter kit from Sally's seeing as how I would love to have my manis last 21(ish) days rather than 2 tops. The UV lamps they have there look pretty shit. I mean battery operated, really?! Anyone have any advice on where to find a decently prices UV lamp, or even on the Gelish system in general?? 
Thank you guys in advance for any help, you're all awesome! :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So many nails, so little time. *Warning-Hella images*

Seeing as how I haven't posted in so long, I figured I'd make it for lost time with this massive post. Some of these nails I just did for fun, and one wheel I actually used for a party that I painted nails at. Are you ready for this? Take a deep breath!.....

And, go!
Complete with a lovely view of my couch and cell phone.

First up, we have some designs I hand painted, using nail polish and various nail art brushes and paint brushes.

1: Orly Ancient Jade
Flowers- Random white polish, Centers-OPI DS Passion
2: China Glaze Something Sweet
Tips-WnW Lavender Creme
3: WnW Lavender Creme
Tips-CG Electric Pineapple
Seeds/Highlights-Black & White Striping Polish
4: ????
Tips- Milani Fresh Teal; Random glitter polish
Leopard explosion!! <3333!
All done with the Konad M57, and Sinful Colors Black on Black (unless otherwise stated)
5: Orly Luxe
6: Finger Paints Don't Make a Scene, Stamp-???
7: Milani Freh Teal; Spots-Milani Cyberspace
8: WnW Lavender Creme; Spots- OPI DS Passion
9: Color Club The Lime Starts Here, Spots-Color Club Ultra-Astral
10: Estee Lauder Cool Lilac, Spots- Color Club Fashion Addict

Color- Mabelline Express Finish Blushing Bride
Dare I say my favorite sheer nude?!
11: Random White Polish, Random holo gold glitter (that is MIA right now)
12: Stamp-Konad Special Polish in white
Konad M26
Pink Rhinestones

Some more hand-painted designs I did, I think I got the design from the Wah Nails site, which is great for inspiration!
Both done with a black polish and paint brushes.
13: Color Club You Got a Soul
14: Color Club I always Get my Man-darian

I <3 the shit out of neons, I really need to get more in before the Summer is over!

Both using Finger Paints Don't Make a Scene as a base. 
15: Used a pink feather I got from ACMoore, attached with a layer of T/C, trimmed the excess, and then did two layers of T/C on top. I love this but it's oh so very un-vegan of me.. I already could hear the crap I would get from my friends if I wore this.. I'll probably do it anyway. ha
16: Outlined heart with pink/purple striping polish, filled in heart with T/C and sprinkled glitter. Topped with two coats of T/c of course.
Attempt at sandwiching, all with a layer of color, topped with WnW Party of Five Glitters, then topped with the color again.
17: Oke Doke Hot Tomato
18: Fingers Paints lost the the name ha
19: NYC Luxury Lime Creme
20: City Color No Name pink jelly
21: City Color No Name

Experiments in Mattifying and Glitters

22:Milani Fresh Teal; Topped with WnW Party of Five Glitters; Matted with Esssie Matte About You
23: The Above without Matte
24: Wnw Ebony Hates Chris; Topped with Pure Ice Busted; Matted with Essie Matte About you
25: The above without matte
26: WnW Ebony Hates Chris; Topped with Pure Ice Spit Fire and Pure Ice Cheatin

The black base with Busted on top is so freakin' pretty, you can somewhat see the duo chrome effect here. When it's matted, it takes on a whole other look.
All using WnW Ebondy Hates Chris as a base
27: Topped with Pure Ice Spit Fire and Pure Ice Cheatin; Matted with Essie Matte About You
28: Topped with Pure Ice Spit Fire
29: Topped with Cheatin
30: Topped with WnW Party of Five Glitters
31: Topped with WnW Party of Five Glitters; Matted with Essie Matte About You

I LOVED all of these SOOO much! But then again I have a serious addiction to black polish and glitter in genral, so combine the two, and it's game over! I thought 27 looked especially awesome when matted, it reminds me of an gallaxy you'd see on the Hubbell telescope. I'm definitely going to be painting at least one of these on my nails ASAP.

Well that's it everyone, and boy was that rough.. my hands are seriously cramping from typing so much right now. hah Hope you all enjoyed it! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Finally a post!

Sorry guys, been very MIA lately. I don't even know why either. I haven't really had much to do, just feeling very uninspired but here's a mani I did the other day.

China Glaze-For Audrey
Color Club-Covered In Diamonds
China Glaze-Four Leaf Clover (I think)
Essie-Matte about you

Thursday, June 16, 2011

It's Still Wednesday Somewhere!

So, it's not technically Wednesday in my time zone at the moment, but I still wanted to get my Pink Wednesday on.
Can we just ignore a few things about this post?
-the fact that I have some serious tip wear
-how dry and gross my fingers are
-the lack of proper cleanup on my ring finger
-how sad my little nubbins pinky looks
I did this bad boy a while ago, forgot to take a picture immediately after I did it, but really loved it, was in a hurry (it was finals time) so I quickly snapped a few photos with my p&s. So please forgive all of the above, I just hope you guys like it and it inspires you on some level..
The Return of Hello Kitty!
Smelly polishes and neons, what could be more Summer than that?! I have to say, although these Color Club polishes are super streaky, and take at least 3 coats I still LOVE them! Maybe I'm just a sucker for  gimmick...
I love this stamp so much! I still  cannot believe I got it for free!
Some major fail.

..and a closeup of this awesome color combo. It reminds me of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. 
What I Used:
Color Club The Lime Starts Here
China Glaze Broken Hearted
Ring Finger- Color Club Yum Gum
Stamp- Sinful Colors Black on Black

Sunday, June 12, 2011

My Little Secret for Covering Tip Wear..

Ok, let's face it.. I'm a lazy person. I procrastinate pretty much everything. So if I can find a way to make my already chipping mani last a few days longer, I totally will. The best way I have found to do this is, obviously turn any mani into a french!

I upped the ante on yesterday's mani with a double lightning bolt (I literally cannot say "double" anything without thinking of this), using Sinful Colors' Secret Admirer. Once again inspired by Nailside!

This was from a few weeks ago, when I killed my pinky :(

I am thoroughly addicted to this lightning bolt tape technique! I have so many ideas for it. I wish I could come up with a genius scotch tape mani idea like this! I think I'm going to make a trip to Michael's today to pick up a set of scrapbooking scissors I've been wanting for ages, and let the genius flow out of me. hah
Mr. Skull again! hah
What I Used:
Color-Hot Topic "Tidal Wave"
Tips- Wet n' Wild Silvivor
         Sinful Colors Secret Admirer Stamp- Konad Special Polish White
 T/C- Seche Vite

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Skulls and Lightning Bolts, make my day! :)

Yay! 50 followers!!! *Happy Dance*
...I think I may need to do a small giveaway now! It's not going to be much, maybe a few bottles of polish but I'll try to make it good regardless. :)

On to nails..
I absolutely love Nailside's blog and her lightning bolt nails are the best! Here's a link to her awesome tutorial here, check out the rest of her blog while you're there! For my first attempt, I of course had to include the skull on m28 from my MASH plates! Lightning bolts and skulls! <3!!!!

I added two little red gems from a rhinestone wheel I got from 88 Beauty with a little top coat, for some extra bling.
I cannot for the life of me stamp the single nail design straight. 

I love these so much, I think I need to do some more skull nail art ASAP! Freehand??..hmmm.. 

I have such a love/hate relationship with Hot Topic nail polishes. I love the satin finish and the colors that they come in. I hate the horrible thick streaky formula, and how it tends to "pop off" before the end of the first day of wear (anyone have any good solutions for this?!? I am having horrible problems with my polishes "popping off" in a sheet, like I'm wearing cheap stick-on falsies). Oh and the lack of names of their polishes..but this does give me a good opportunity to come up with creative, witty polish names, and pretend I own my own polish company. ha I have dubbed this one "Tidal Wave", but I guess I would call it a light aqua-ish blue.
With the background of my beautiful bathroom. ha
What I Used:
Color-Hot Topic "Tidal Wave"
Tips- Wet n' Wild Silvivor
Stamp- Konad Special Polish White
 T/C- Seche Vite

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

First Pink Wednesday!

..also a job fair! Yay. I'm hoping a job comes out of it, if not at least it's a chance for some good networking, and something to do for the day. I decided to try something low key, but it wound up sickeningly cute and pink, but the holo pink glitter makes up for it. I think what's worse is that I'm in friggen love with gumdrops and lollypop explosion on my nails!

This was by far my favorite finger.
Vomit.. soooo cutesy!

Hope you guys liked my first "Pink Wednesday"! ^_^

What I Used:
Color- Avon Lollypop
Tips- China Glaze Something Sweet
Glitter-Pure Ice Spit Fire

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Beautiful Freakin' Day = Holo OD!

It's finally super beautiful out here, and not cloudy or grossly humid, so I'm breaking out some holo!
I just got Rated Holographic last weekend at my favorite dusty store, and I had to try it out. I also received the new Bundle Monster plates, so I also had to try out my favorites from the set. Which of course was skulls and tiger (??) stripes. I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, minus a small screw up stamping the skull.

I'm loving these new BM plates!.. even if I only stamped half the skull -_-
Yay! Look at all the holo-ness in these bad boys! 

I only have these two in the Kaleidoscope collection, and I have to say I am semi let down by Rated Holographic". It's definitely way more of a scattered holo, and you need a lot of direct light to really see any of the holo effect. Whereas He's Going In Circles, is beautiful! I can even see some of the linear holo effects in dim interior lighting. Meh, I guess it happens sometimes...

Ohhh Sidenote- I've been using Nail Tek 2 to try and strengthen and grow out my nail, cause they are breaking like bitches all the time lately! I've read some good reviews, and am really hoping this works. I'll keep you all informed...

What I Used:
Colors: China Glaze He's Going In Circles
            China Glaze Rated Holographic
Stamps: BM-223 (Stripes), Sinful Colors Black on Black
              BM-225 (skulls), Konad Special Polish White

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Patriotic" Nails, and a Guest Aperance

So those that know me, know I'm not exactly ehh patriotic, but I had this great idea for these nails. When I get a creative idea I'll be damned if anything will stand in my way! So my mom is always begging me to do my nails (literally begging, at least once a week hah), so I forced her to wear this for a few days. Well I didn't force, she was actually really happy with it..But anyway that's how these nails were born.

Oh and I did these a few days ago, but just took the photos today, so ignore the tip wear. 

You can kind of see the holo in the gold glitter here

What I Used:
Color: Orly Star of Bombay
Stripes: Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in White
Tips: Sinful Colors Gogo Girl
         China Glaze Cleopatra