I was in the mood for playful nails so I dug into my stash of nail decals for something cutesy. A while ago I had a giveaway that went bad because the company that sponsored it (moon sugar decals) never mailed my winner their prize. But since then, the company got a new guy running the show and he made it right by sending the winner her goodies months after the fact. He also sent me a bunch of decals to sample. Some of which are these cute owl designs. I paired them underneath a variety of nail polish colors to get this cool mix n match look….
I did the other hand a little different just for fun. I think the yellow nails are my faves.
And on each hand I added a polka dotted heart accent nail using Incoco brand’s ‘Perfect Accents‘ in BE MINE. Perfect Accents are small and inexpensive packs that contain only a few nail appliques so you can achieve a quick and easy accent nail!
I’m glad I did these nails when I did because the very next day I had my surprise bridal shower. I had no idea! I never saw it coming. I’m thankful I wasn’t wearing bare nails for that, especially since I was just coming from the gym and had no makeup on. At least my nails looked good! I’ll be walking down the aisle very soon (11 days to be exact), that’s why I’m calling this design OWL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. Til death do us part, my love! xoxo
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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
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!
I have been so looking forward to DAY 5/Skittles Day of the OMD Challenge! I don’t normally wear a lot of skittle manis, but I’ve been longing to try out my new Butter Londons (and all at once)! I have a cute story about these too…
My boyfriend asked me what I wanted for my birthday this year. I couldn’t really think of anything until it hit me- I want some Butter London! How can I not own even one bottle of that stuff? So I showed him the website and asked him to get me my very first bottle. Fast forward to the day of my birthday- he mentioned that he hopes the UPS truck comes. I’m thinking, ‘Greatttt… he ordered me a bottle last minute and it hasn’t arrived yet’. Then later we were sitting on the front porch and the UPS truck pulls out of the neighbor’s driveway and drives right past our house. I saw my bf’s face drop, like he was really disappointed. At this point I figure, OK no gifts I guess. But………. shortly after he comes downstairs with a big paper shopping bag filled with wrapped gifts! He fooled me pretty good. He got me 5 bottles of Butter London and each one was wrapped in a separate box which added to the excitement. That really blew me away! I told him that I only asked for one, but he got me five?! He said if every many tried to please his woman five times as hard then there’d be a lot more happy women in the world. He said it with a smirk on his face… but hey I’m not gonna complain!
My skittles mani consists of….
Yummy Mummy ♥ nude with a slight shimmer (2 coats)
Snog ♥ a super shiny raspberry and my favorite of the bunch (2 coats)
Cheeky Chops ♥ creamy bright yellow (needed 3 coats to eliminate streaking)
Cheeky Stamping Plate CH53 ♥ I LOVE MY BOYFRIEND stamp and Konad black polish
Keks ♥ vibrant blue (2 coats)
Scoundrel ♥ medium dusty purple (2 coats)
See you tomorrow! And here’s the link to the other designs for day 5:
5. Skittles :