I spent some time with family this weekend and of course fit in some nail time. My boyfriend’s mother pulled out some pretty Sephora by OPI colors and I fell in love with a pink called Set The Mood. So I applied two coats and then stamped a swirly design using my old bottle of AVON Spellbound and Cheeky Plate 52 (CH52). Then I used some nail guide stickers and painted my tips with NYC Black Lace. The black studs from Claire’s Boutique made a nice final touch!
I also painted my boyfriend’s mom’s nails! She gave me free reign to do whatever I wanted so I came up with this cute ruffian with rhinestones. I wish I was able to capture a good photo at their house because this mani was so WOW in real life! I think it was the OPI Malaga Wine that did it! It’s such a deep, glossy and luxurious red. It’s shine factor is through the roof and I just love it!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Did you do your nails too?
The theme today is RAINBOWS! It’s day 7 of the 30 Day Nail Challenge for April and I’m happy to use a bunch of polishes all at once! My AVON order just came in this week so I’m psyched to try out my new yellow, green and blue! Here’s what I used for this nail art:
Zoya ♥ Carmen
AVON ♥ Orange Creamsicle
AVON ♥ Inspire
AVON ♥ Garden Green
AVON ♥ Forget-Me-Not Blue
OPI ♥ Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI?
NYC ♥ Black Lace (and a striper brush to apply the accents)
Hope you’re all having a great weekend! My weekend has officially plateaued- now that my nails are done I really need to start preparing my federal taxes. What a downer!
Today is day 2 of Short And Sweet in Texas’ April Nail Challenge and the theme is ORANGE. It was perfect timing for orange since I just picked up this awesome L.A. Girl 3D Effects Holographic Nail Polish at Rite Aid over the weekend! This holographic shade is called Electric Coral and I’m crazy about it! In fact, I went back today during my lunch break to grab another bottle! The display was completely ransacked so I ended up with the last solitary bottle they had- an awesome royal blue called Brilliant Blue. Mine!
If you prefer linear holographics that burn rainbows into your cornia- then this polish may be a disappointment for you. Instead, these ‘3D Effects’ polishes would be considered scattered holos. I’m still in love with them! Electric Coral is super glittery and eye-catching, almost like a glitter polish but without all the fuss of the nightmarish removal! The formula was thick and jelly-like and went on smooth. It was surprisingly opaque- one coat was a teeny bit thin, but two was perfect. I love this stuff! This polish is so glitzy and glam-not bad for $4.80!
To finish off my look I hand-painted some wild tiger stripes on my tips. I used my new Angled Eyeliner Brush by e.l.f. studio (which I found at Target)… and my NYC Nail Enamel in Black Lace. Then I topped it with some seche.
The tiger stripes were a little difficult for me so I’m on a quest to find a good brush for detailing. Please let me know if you have a favorite!
2 copycat posts in a row? I’m really on a roll! So, I finally went to see that movie Oz the Great and Powerful. All the hype from the OPI Oz Collection really piqued my interest and I was hoping to see some awesome nails in the movie. Well, I totally loved it- but suprisingly, there was not much nails to look at. There were only a few main female characters and Rachel Weisz’ character Evanora was the only one with a real mani! So today I’m copycatting her! I found the image of Rachel Weisz here at this source.
The one thing I noticed about her look was the very drab base color. It was a dull murky grey, but still very sheer. I think it’s closest dupe would probably be a coat of OPI My Pointe Exactly. Since I don’t have a sheer polish like that I had to mix one up myself! I really wish I had a paint palette or something to mix paint on… in the past I have used soda bottle caps. But since I have none left I used a plastic spoon… which worked fine. I mixed a sheer topcoat, a grey polish, and an off-white polish and stirred it up with a toothpick. Then I used an old artist’s paintbrush to paint one coat of this concoction on each of my nails. The result was pretty good- my basecoat was dismal and eerie.
For the black accents I decided to not use tape since that would make the shape too triangular. Evanora’s black strips aren’t too exact so I decided to free-hand them. I used NYC Nail Enamel in Black Lace and a nail art brush. Then for the dark green/gold sparkly outline I had to mix up another franken in a spoon. Hmmm maybe I need to buy more polish lol? I mixed up some China Glaze Smoke and Ashes and Julie G My Private Palace. I striped that on with a nail art brush along the rim of my black triangle. I didn’t want to make the sparkle too evident, because honestly, I could barely see the glitter in the movie. Then I topped it off with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite to give it a smooth and even surface. Lastly, I buffed all my finished nails with the medium side of a nail buffing square just to tone down the glossiness a bit.
Now I have long and pointy wicked witch claws! Come here my dear… would you like an apple? Buahahahahahaaaaaa!
While googling for Evanora images I found this simple tutorial by cutepolish. If you’re tempted to try this creepy look check out here video here.