Friday, 31 August 2012
Today I'm sharing with you my lady bug nails! I had to throw in the proper Ladybird Beetle name. My parents are retired teachers so my mom always corrects me when I say lady bug. :oP
I know most have tried this and I can understand why.....it's so darn cute!
I'm pretty proud that I did this all free hand. NO TAPE!!! I decided it was a good time to do these as my nails are all nubbies right now. I broke one so had to file them all down :o(
I really liked the idea of mixing it up a bit and not doing all the nails a full lady bug. What do you guys think?
Thursday, 30 August 2012
I have a fun manicure for you today! Very fiddly and time consuming but I'm loving the end result. I'd been planning on trying the colour blocking for awhile but keep putting it off. There are so many fun different colour blocking nails out there. I didn't want to fuss too much about what colours I should use so I just picked them quick and randomly.
The base colour of the nail is Revlon's 'Raspberry Scone'. It's the only scented nail polish that I don't get a headache from. I made two random sized blocks on each nail. The blue is 'Blue Skies' by Quo and the teal green is 'Flour Leaf Clover' by China Glaze.
There is no way I could make straight enough lines to create this look. I used black striping tape to make the border around each block.
What do you guys think?! It's definitely a look every nail art enthusiast has to try!
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
I used three of the polishes to create a gradient effect on my finger nails. Once it was dry I put different length pieces of striping tape on and covered up with two coats of polish. It was quite clumpy when I was finished. The top coat helped a bit but you can still tell there are ridges on there.
Oh well, better luck next time right!
Tuesday, 28 August 2012
For some reason blogger is not allowing me to post from my computer. So I decided to give the mobile version another go. Hence the short post...
I bought Revlon's scented 'Raspberry Scone' awhile ago so thought I would give cherry a try. The smell gave me a headache after awhile on this one. It only cost me $2.00 so no biggy. I do however love the application of it.
I wanted to practice my flowers some more. I can only make them with the dotter. I should really start watching tutorials for other types ! :P
Sunday, 26 August 2012
I had so many problems with my yellow nail polish. All of them were giving me a hard time. I used thinner in some but nothing worked. So frustrating!
Finally I decided forget the free hand I'm using a stamp! Thank goodness because it helped cover up some of the streaky grossness(not a real word but it fits) of the yellow. I ended up really liking it
Here is one of my fails.... I just was not a fan of it at all
Make sure to check out the other ladies yellow nails!
Saturday, 25 August 2012
I did these nails(and took the pictures last night). Are you wondering what they look like now? Let's just say they look like the toilet bowl did before I cleaned it :oP
For these nails I used Sally Hansen's 'Red-y to Go' over the entire nail. I would say it's more of a deep coral with a hint of red. I then used Essie's 'Yogaga' to paint on the chevron type tip. Then of course using my striping tape I cleaned up those edges. What do you guys think?! I like :o)
As I was mid posting this I noticed another blogger that used the same type of colour combination. I was super stoked because it was The Daily Nail. I'm no where near her talent of course but it was cool to see we shared the same colour combos. I don't think there is one nail blogger that does not follow this girl. If you don't then ya better ;o) One word three syllables to describe the girl A-MAZ-ING!
Friday, 24 August 2012
I'm liking these nails....for once. I think other than dots I like geometric type nails.
Thursday, 23 August 2012
Obviously these nails were super easy. I'm not one to put things on my nails but I could not pass this up. How cute are little fimo fruit slices?! I love everything tiny so even if I was not in to nail art I would still want these. If something is miniature I want it!
For these nails I used two coats of Sally Hansen's Xtreme wear in 'Sun Kissed'. Once I applied the second coat I just placed on the itty bitty orange slice. Pretty easy peasy!!!
Check out the other participants in Kimber's Lacquer Korner 31 Day Challenge
-Kat at Hooked On Polish
-Diana at Nails By Diana
-Aly at Wonderland Beauty
-Meredith at Perfectly Polished
-Nicole at The Color Republic
-Kate at The Painted Pony Nails
-Cee at Absolutely Cee
-Sam at Polished Art
-Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed
-Shelby at Shelby's Swatches
-Stephanie Louise at All Things Beautiful
-Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine
-Liz and Lisa @ Lozlosa
-Mari at Nailista
-Greta at How Was Your Day?
-Miss L at Beauty by Miss L
Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Tuesday, 21 August 2012
|After dunking my fingers in cold water it slowly changed back to blue|
Monday, 20 August 2012
Of course the first day as most people know is red. I'm extremely disappointed with the quality of the picture. It did not capture the effect at all. Unfortunately I didn't check the photos until this morning.
Enough poor me though. I used my favourite red by Rimmel London in 'Red Stilleto'. I then used Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear in 'Red Carpet' to create a gradient effect. I wish you could all see it in person because it really did turn out beautifully
|Sorry for the dry nasty fingers. They need some serious TLC|
Sunday, 19 August 2012
I'm a little later on posting than usual so have had a chance to see Nicole Gets Nailed first. Please check out her Dotty French. It's amazing! I did not put as much effort in to mine and now I regret it. :oP
To begin I painted just the tips of my nails in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in 'White On'. I then used two pieces of striping tape across the white section and covered the full nail in Rimmel's 'Black Satin'. Before letting it dry completely I pulled off the striping tape exposing the white underneath.
I've showed a pick with Gosh's matt top coat and one with nothing. If I were to leave it shiny I would definitely use a top coat. It gets a little bumpy where the tape is taken off
Saturday, 18 August 2012
I've finally got settled in enough that I could pull out my Konad plates to make a mess of the table :o) I wanted to show off the Zoya nail polish that I got in my final Glossy Box. It's a subtle pink shimmer called Rory. Not something I would typically pick out but the quality is amazing. This is two coats and it went on beautifully. I'm not sure if all Zoya polish is like this because it's my first bottle. How do you guys feel about Zoya?
I used Konad image plate M64. It was also the first time I've used Konad's special polish. It's so nice not having to search your polishes for one that will stamp nicely!
Friday, 17 August 2012
Sorry for the picture quality. They had to be taken with my phone
Also, because I'm a crazy dog lover I just wanted to show a pick of my puppy Casey! He had his manhood snipped off Wednesday. It's the funniest thing watching him trying to manuver around the house with the huge cone
|Finnegan is being very supportive!|
Thursday, 16 August 2012
Wednesday, 15 August 2012
For the full nail I used Quo by Orly in 'Green Meadow'. I've really been a fan of the Quo nail polish but lately it has not been cooperating with me. It was a mess until I put the top coat on. I think adding some nail polish thinner may help. Does anyone else use thinner? I'm just wondering if it works or if it ruins the polish.
Tuesday, 14 August 2012
I wanted to try and convey how I feel about it with a bit of nail art. This was the result. I'm thinking laser beam type art.
For the base I used three coats of Nfu Oh 61. This look was quite easy. I used stripping tape here, there, everywhere! I just wanted to do the accent nail as this is a polish you don't want to cover up. Once the tape was on I covered the entire nail in an Urban Outfitters black. I didn't wait to long before removing the tape. It was a very gentle process as the tape was overlapping one another and I had to figure out which one comes off first.
I'm loving the end result. I tried to get the right angle in the sunlight otherwise it just looks like a dull mess.
Monday, 13 August 2012
|Mr. Dressup's Tickle trunk|