Happy Valentines Day! Yesterday I said I was done with valentines nails but I guess I lied. Just one more girly design before the holiday passes us by!
If you are sad today, make sure to read to the end of this post cuz I will make you feel better… or, I’ll try at least!
The other day my mom gave me this Sinful Colors light pink called Glass Pink. She was disappointed with it since she thought it would be more opaque. I was like Ooooh I’ll take it. But after doing one coat on my nails I see what she was talking about!! I didn’t like the idea of VNL today, so I brushed a little white Zoya Purity on my tips and also did some random white splotches to help build up some opacity. Then I applied two more coats of my sheer pink over top. Et voila! I have this kinda marbled thing goin on which made a nice base for my stamping. Then I stamped with a bright pink Nicole by OPI called Be Ama-zing and my MASH 39 plate. Then I slathered on my seche vite topcoat.
It looks like something Barbie would wear on her nails!
The perfect little v-day mani ! This is also my post for #VALENTINEPOLISHWEEK hosted by Gelic’ nail art and Traces of Polish
What are you up to this valentines day?? My boyfriend and I will probably have a low-key vday this year. We got absolutely SLAMMED with snow within the last 24hrs. I should post a pic- you won’t believe it! We already had about a foot on the ground and just got around another 18inches… It looks like the polar cap over here! Sounds like a netflix movie night is in order. Maybe a nice rom-com? 😀
Oh, also… I hate the idea of any ladies out there being sad on v-day. Cuz believe me, I’ve been there before! If you are sad or mad, leave me a comment and I will respond with something that makes you feel better! Or maybe this rotten e-card will cheer you up a tad. Luv all you girls!! xoxox
Happy New Year!!! Here are my new years eve nails for the N.A.I.L. linkup! I went with a mix-match snake skin manicure. I used two different magnetic polishes in this design and I also hid ‘2014’ in there as well. 🙂
GREEN NAILS- My green nails were painted with Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin nail polish in a green shade called Force Field. I applied one coat and let it dry. Then I applied the second coat and then immediately held the included magnet over top. The magnet reacted with the polish and created such an amazing criss-cross snakeskin effect (see my other post about Force Field here). This is probably my absolute favorite magnetic polish & magnet of all time! I also applied some pearl-toned studs to these nails for a feminine sexy touch.
BLACK NAILS- These nails were painted with China Glaze Liquid Leather. Then I stamped MoYou Pro 05 snakeskin design over half of these nails using a silver magnetic Orly polish called Paint on Electron. I’m so glad that the silver stamped so well! The puny Orly magnet that came with the polish really sucks…so I’m happy to find another use for Paint on Electron which didn’t even require a magnet. *Another thing to note about stamping with magnetic polish- it didn’t smudge at all when I applied topcoat!
Oh and about the hidden ‘2014’- I placed my studs strategically to represent the year 2014– I put 20 studs on my right hand and 14 studs on my left. 🙂 I also patterned my nails differently on each hand just for effect.
Do you think magnetic nail polish has a fun ‘party feel’ ? I love it and I think it’s just perfect for the holidays. Plus, I did magnetic nails last new yrs eve… so I’m sorta keeping up with traditions by doing another one tonite. These nails are also just in time to say goodbye to the SNAKE. Au revoir 2013, year of the snake! Bonjour 2014, year of the horse!
While we’re on the topic, I’d like to show you a pic of my new horse calendar for 2014. I got it as a Christmas present from my uncle! Isn’t it purty?
I look forward to a new year! See you in 2014!
View the other N.A.I.L. entries here:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping
N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice
N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis
N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year
Hey everyone! This nail art is for week 1 of the December Nail Art Ideas Linkup! The theme is snowflakes….
Shown here is…
♥ BASE COAT- Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
♥ BASE COLOR- 2 coats of Dancing Nails, a rose-colored metallic from Sinful Colors.
♥ GOLD GRADIENT- I sponged Julie G Metallic Heels onto the tips of my nails. This rose/gold metallic gradient looked so cool!
♥ WHITE SNOWFLAKES- I stamped white Konad polish using my MoYou Festive 03 Plate.
♥ ACCENT NAIL- The 3 maroon and beige snowflakes are a water slide decal, and then I placed rhinestones on top.
♥ Topcoat – 1 coat of Seche Vite
Don’t you just love winter-scene manis? I hope we see a lot more snowflake designs in the #NAILLINKUP! Here’s the gallery:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
Brijit designed two beautiful widgets for the NAIL Linkup this month- a blue one and pink one! Don’t they look sweet? Which one is your fave? I’m really groovin on the pink one!
I’m excited for Nail Art ideas Linkup. First off, I’ve got a fun cancer astrology manicure for the last week of september. And second, we’ve got some great themes coming up for October so stay tuned for those!
I’m pretty into astrology, you? My sign is cancer and I really identify with it. I feel like many of my traits and cancerous. Wait, that doesn’t sound so good, but you know what I mean. Cancer is a water sign and is closely associated with the moon. Good colors for cancers are sea green and silver so that’s what I went with for today’s NAIL manicure. Cancer is also associated with opals, pearls and moonstones… so I incorporated some pearl-like studs in my mani too.
I’m wearing two coats of Orly Jealous, Much? My middle finger has pearl studs and silver sponging. My ring finger has a hand-painted brown cancer symbol and some silver sponging as well. But I really like how my thumb, pointer and pinky fingers came out. I dabbed on some white square-shaped glitter called OPI Lights of Emerald City. Then I sponged some teal Sinful Colors glitter over top which hid the squares a bit and it gives a really neat layered appearance. The Sinful Colors glitter is called Nail Junkie and I was super impressed with how glimmery it was! I got it back in July for my birthday (from my mommy!) but I haven’t tried it til now. It reminds me of mermaids- I’ll have to reach for it again soon!
I’d love to see more astrology manis for NAIL. You have til Sept 29 to submit one. Here are the links!
Day 14 of Chalkboard Nails’ Challenge is FLOWERS and I’ve got some brown cherry blossom nails for ya! I’ll be honest with you… I don’t really like how these nails came out. I don’t like to be negative… but it is what it is. And I realized that when I don’t like one of my designs I usually only post one pic. So here it is….
I’m wearing two coats of a cream brown called Nirvana by Sinful Colors. A few months back you may remember me whining about how I didn’t have any basic brown polishes… well, now I have one! I think Nirvana should come in handy for nail art this fall and winter. 🙂 For my floral design I painted some branches using Orly Nite Owl. I wish I used a dark polish for the branches. (On this old AriZona Green Tea mani I made the branches black and they looked amazing!) The pink flowers are China Glaze Dance Baby and Orly Kiss the Bride. I used a toothpick to make black dots in the middle of the blossoms, but the dots came out much bigger than expected (oopsy)! I topped it off with seche vite and there you go! These aren’t that fantastical, but they were quick to do, so that’s a bonus. 😀
See some of the other flower nails from #31DC2013 right here:
Today is DAY 13/STARS DAY of the Oh Mon Dieu Nail Challenge! I love celestial-themed stuff, especially in blue and yellow… so that’s my inspiration for today’s nail art!
This blue polish is amazing! It’s called Midnight Blue by Sinful Colors. If you apply it carefully it could definitely be a one-coater. I love how intense it is- so bright n shiny! Then I used a short skinny striper brush to paint the yellow stars using Zoya Pippa. Pippa was not the best for this type of nail art. It kept getting stringy when I pulled the brush off my nail. I’ll try to remember that next time I do sugar spun nails. It’s stringy-ness could come in handy for that!
I can’t wait to see the other star designs today! Here’s the link:
13. Stars :
I’d also like to mention that someone recently contacted me asking if it’s too late to join the challenge- but I’m unable to email you since the messages all come back undeliverable. Just know- it’s not too late! You can start now at day 13, or you can start on a previous day if you like any of the past themes. I hope to see you soon!
Hey everyone! For DAY 10/METALLIC of the Oh Mon Dieu! Challenge I thought I’d try some fun stuff with magnetic nail polishes. I have a rather good selection of magnetic polishes to choose from. I like to collect them because they’re a fun way to get a cool nail design without having to whip out special tools or techniques.
This mani is something new and different for me- I used two different magnetic polishes! I painted one half of my nails with a green Sinful Colors called Sinfully Magnetic Force Field and used the snakeskin magnet that came with it. Coolest magnet ever! I love the snakeskin effect. Then I painted the other half of my nails with a gorgeous blurple by L.A. Colors Magnetic called Electrostatic. The la girl magnet is hidden in the cap and it wasn’t as impressive as the other brand’s. This one created kitty-corner vertical stripes which aren’t that prominent -but the delicious purple color makes up for it.
I like this double-magnetic look…and they dried fast too! BONUS!
Let’s see what the other girls came up with for today’s theme…..
10. Metallic :