It’s DIAMOND week for the Nail Art Ideas Linkup. This theme makes me think of Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!” and also “Material Girl” by Madonna. Remember their hot pink dresses with the big bow? And how they were dripping with diamonds? That’s the inspiration for my manicure today!
I’m wearing two coats of my favorite hot pink polish- Zoya Ali. It’s so hot and summery… when I applied it the other day I was actually screaming HOT DAMN! Because I love it so much. Does anyone else get super excited by polishes like me? So much so that you run around the house waving your hands around hooting and hollering? Please tell me you do that too.
Now that we’ve established that Zoya Ali is a good base color for me…. then I applied a sheer pink holo over some of those nails. Bobbie brand Margarita (which I swatched the other day) needed four coats, so I assumed it’s sheerness would be a good topper for Ali to allow the hot pink to shine through, yet still add a touch of holo sparkle to it. I didn’t apply that holo to my middle or thumb fingers, just because. And on my middle finger I painted a bow just like on Madonna’s and Marilyn’s dresses. I used a white and a black striper along with thatleanne’s tutorial to do my bow nail art. And the funny thing is, I just realized she used Zoya Ali in her tutorial post too! What are the chances of that? Such a strange coincidence!
Lastly, I added some diamond-looking bling on a couple of my fingers. I love this manicure!
Don’t miss the other diamond nails here:
21st – 27th April : Diamonds
I’ve got some pretty colored nails for you today! I used a mirror shine nail polish from AVON as my vibrant pink base color. Then I applied some pretty water slide decals that I got from my friend The Nailinator. This is my first time trying water slide decals. I thought they would be more fragile and sticky. But once I realized that I could grab them and move them around and re-place them several times without messing them up… then I got the hang of them quickly.
This small sheet of decals is labeled ‘Beautiful Finger’ brand and I think they will last me a while. After cutting several decals out of it, I barely made a dent. And aren’t they pretty? Rachael sent me these decals all the way from the Philippines. For anyone who’s interested, she recently posted an update on her blog after Typhoon Haiyan devastated areas near her. Click here to see her Philippine Flag Nail Art and to hear how you can help those in need.
I also wanted to post a swatch of my base color. Shown above is two coats of AVON Blaze. Blaze is a pretty magenta/pink foil from their Mirror Shine collection. It’s funny to see how AVON cycles through their products and brings them back every so often. Blaze was released maybe 6 months ago and I happen to have an old Mirror Shine from back in 2003. That’s right, I still have a bottle from 10 yrs ago! It’s silver, not pink. But still…. It’s funny to have two bottles side by side that are ten years apart. The old one still wears nice. The bottle shape and size is identical, only the label has changed in ten years. Just goes to show….AVON- I will still keep buying your products over and over again. 😀
Well, my weekend’s almost over. Get ready for monday morning y’all. Good luck!
It’s metallic day in the nail art challenge. When I heard the term metallic– I thought about aluminum foil! Why not? I’m sure I can decorate my nails with that stuff!
I used one of those paper-punches (the ones designed for decorative paper crafts). I think I got it at Michael’s Crafts Store in the $1 bins by the registers. I used the paper punch on the tin foil and out popped a cute flower shape! I painted my nails pink, applied a topcoat, then placed my flowers to my tacky nails. When they dried a little bit I pushed down any foil pieces that were sticking up and applied topcoat to seal them down. Pretty cute and easy! Oh and the pink polish I’m wearing in these photos is called Sweet by Zoya. 🙂 I also want to let you know that I’m out of town at a work conference right now. So plz forgive me if I don’t comment back right away. I am super busy all day with sitting… then eating… sitting …then eating lol! Luckily I had this post ready before I left town. Now, tomorrow’s gradient design for day 26, now that’s a different story! Not sure when I will have the chance to do that one! But, I hope you like my tin foil… and keep the comments coming! It makes me smile in between my financial aid sessions! Ciao 🙂