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!
I have my second pair of nail art earrings to show you! The first one is here. For this pair I used some little wooden pendants that my dad cut for me to use as earrings. They are rectangle and circle shapes and he drilled tiny holes for the earring clasps. He sanded them, but I also used a nail file to smooth some of the corners. Then I grabbed my nail polish and started decorating them!
I painted the wooden squares with black wet n wild nail polish called Ebony Hates Chris. Then I stamped the rectangles using blue Keks by Butter London along with my MoYou Pro Collection 04 stamp. The squishy stamper kinda went wooooosh sideways… you can see my stamps are a little off-center. 😦 But still, I love how the Butter London stamps over the black. I tried this combo one time before when I reviewed some MoYou London items. It looked wicked, but you couldn’t really tell since it was only on my thumbs. (here’s a pic! check out my thumb!) I just knew I had to try that black n blue combo again. So I did. I also added a few rhinestones to my earrings that I stuck on with clear nail polish. Lastly, I attached some fishhook earring clasps, and there ya have it. My Butter London Earrings.
Thank for stopping by and I hope to see you tomorrow. I have a new underside mani to show you! Then later this weekend I’ve got a gradient for our Nail Art Ideas Linkup. Ta-ta!
Remember when I showed you those little wooden pendants my dad made me?? Here they are pictured on the left. Well, I finally painted them with nail polish! I like to call them my nail art earrings. 🙂 I painted them using all Essie winter shearling colors and I also used a bunch of easy nail art techniques.
I painted them in three Essie colors
then used a dotting tool to do some dots on one side
used my MoYou stamping stamper and pro plate to decorate the other side
swept on some clear polish and placed a line of rhinestones
then I finished it with a coat of sally hansen topcoat
In case you are laughing at them, yeah I know. They’re a little ‘busy’. But in my defense, I wanted to try different nail art stuff on them … it’s my first nail polish & jewelry experiment! They came out cool and it was a lot of crafty fun. I def wanna do this again! If you don’t have pendants like the ones I used then maybe you can find some earrings laying around that might work. Or maybe the dollar store near you has some cheapo flat earrings that could use a fresh layer of nail polish!
This was a fun project for me, especially since I can’t paint my nails right now. I am actually wearing some Incoco french manicure nail strips right now and I wanna see how long they last. I am loving them. They look so great! Here’s a sneak peek! What a perfect french mani, right? They are wearing really well. No signs of chipping yet and I’m on day 6! So in lieu of painting my nails for 6 days… I painted some earrings! Oh, and I also made some diy nail decals using some of my cheeky and moyou stamping plates. They came out so cute! I made little yellow happy faces, multi-colored hearts, and little teddy bears! Hopefully I can play with them soon. I also have some news for my giveaways…..
Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my Moon Sugar Nails decal giveaway. Make sure you enter for a chance to win a sweet gift certificate for some waterslide decals! Giveaway closes on feb 9th. Good luck! (oh, and once that raffle is over I have another one coming up- so stay tuned!)
Luchessa over at Beauty Expression by Luchessa asked me to be a part of her Grimm’s Fairy Tale Series! She published my guest post yesterday on her blog at luchessa.org. You should check it out! I did a crazy cool snake nails tutorial inspired by the fairy tale called THE WHITE SNAKE >> See it here!
Day 16 is dedicated to RUFFIAN or HALFMOON manicures. I went with a halfmoon today. I added some texture- I’m not tired of that trend yet! I LOVE every single one of my textured polishes. Well, on second thought- I wish my Godiva Pixie Dust wasn’t a three-coater, but I digress….
I’m wearing two coats of Orly Faint of Heart which is a grey cream. Then I used some nail guide stickers to tape off my nails. Then I applied two thin coats of Julie G Blueberry Fizz from their Frosted GumDrops collection. What a pretty textured polish- I just love the baby blue shade and glitter! I then added some rhinestone studs since those stickers made a weird chevron indent that was begging to be filled in with some pretties! I like how it came out- the final result kinda reminds me of Cinderella’s dress for some reason. 🙂
In related news- I broke a nail in my office today. Luckily it was on my ‘non-photographic’ hand. Should I just keep that one shorter than the rest until it grows out? I dunno- I’m still staring at it in disbelief! Boohooie! Unfortunately, no one in my life will care (oh wait, except for you Nancy 🙂 ). Can I count on you ladies for support and empathy????