Wait, sugar skulls and alien heads? YUP! These kinds of noggins don’t normally go together… but these two designs were on the same bundle monster stamping plate… so why not?
These images you see on my nails are actually little diy decals that I made with nail polish. They are so cute I’m glad I finally got a chance to wear them! But it’s been two weeks since I made them (original post here)… and they got a little brittle. Plus, my house is cold and that seems to make them even more brittle. So I tried to warm them up before I applied them to make them more pliable. I have one of those neck warmer things that you microwave, so I set my decals on that for a minute so they’d be more bendy. That actually did help in getting them to fit the curve of my nail better. Oh, and two coats of seche topcoat helped too. 🙂 I also added studs at the end by sticking them into my topcoat while it dried. The studs really made the mani come together. Before studs- meh. After studs- wicked!
Also, I don’t want to neglect mentioning my awesome base colors. Under my decals I’m wearing two different AVON cosmic collection nail polishes. The blue is called Celestial and the yellow is called Starlight and they’re both scattered holos. I swatched these cosmics in the past (here) and I needed three coats. But now that my nails are shorter, they only needed two coats. Or maybe the polish thickened a little over time? I dunno, but it works for me!
I hope you like my nails! Talk to ya soon! Next time you hear from me we’ll be talking about the April prompts for the #NAILLINKUP. 😀
I haven’t changed my nail design in 4 days, which is a pretty long time for me. Partly because I love my current nude/neon leopard nails. But also because I’ve been getting my daily nail art fix from making diy decals. I had some sugar skull cravings so I tried out my new Bundle Monster 413 plate and made some fun skull stickers!
I peeled the blue plastic film off my bundle monster plate (BM-413) to find that it had a few big (but not deep) scratches on it. Not sure what’s up with that or how that happened. I used black konad polish and stamped some of the skull designs onto a plastic baggie. Some of the lines in the etchings were very fine/skinny so the polish kept sticking to my Moyou squishy stamper instead of transferring off onto the baggie. I thought maybe because the bag wasn’t sticky enough, so I tried it on different surfaces but I had the same issue. That woulda bugged me if I messed them up on freshly manicured nails, but since it was on a plastic baggie I didn’t care that much. Here’s what my decals looked like after I stamped them, painted them in, and covered them with Revlon quick dry topcoat.
You can see several skulls didn’t stamp well so I didn’t paint those ones in. I also hand-painted some shamrocks too and I filled them in with a sparkly green Sephora Formula X called Mr. Positivity. I might use those shamrocks in my next March N.A.I.L. design for the St. Patty’s Day theme. You can see I also tried to hand-paint a pint glass of beer. I thought it would be cool to have green beer on my nails. I dunno… the pint glass wasn’t looking too good, so I didn’t bother painting it in with green. LOL
I also want to show you the water slide decals that I won from Nail A College Dropout‘s recent giveaway! When I saw these Beyoncé decals I knew I had to have them! I always say that in my next life I want to come back as Beyoncé! She’s so gorgeous and I wish I could dance like her. And that jelly!!! But anyway…… lucky me- I won the giveaway! Here’s what I got, including dope eyes and these crazy twerk decals with big booties on ’em. IDK I probably shouldn’t wear these to the office, huh?
Hope you’re having a great weekend and that you get to do something fun or creative! Like maybe some St Patty’s nails! The weather is a little warmer here in NY but the snow has not melted yet. It’ll get cold again tomorrow so I will probably stay in and paint my nails! What else is new ? 🙂 Ciao my bellas!
It’s week two of the December N.A.I.L. Linkup and the theme is shopping. If you’re like me, the word shopping in December means a mad scramble to finish your holiday shopping list! Luckily, I got most of my shopping done on friday. The only time I ever really visit Kohl’s is Christmastime… and what amazing deals they have! Then they give you Kohls CASH which is icing on the cake! I got gifts for everyone on my list and now I’ve even got gifts on my nails! Let’s take a look at my shopping nails for #NAILLINKUP…..
The wrapping paper and bows came out great! They’re actually decals that I made. I’ve shown you how to make decals here, but I’ve never tried it with stamping before. So basically, I stamped the gifts onto a plastic baggie using my MoYou Festive 03 plate. Then I painted on top of the gift stamps with green/gold/blue and then I topcoated it. Once it was dry (overnight) I peeled it off the baggie, flipped it over, et voila! A pretty little painted present! I got the idea from Indian Ocean Polish’s blog. Everytime I login to pinterest I go ga-ga over her decals so I just had to try them out! Here’s her tutorial- you should check it out!
I’m also happy to wear red again. I’m loving red more and more lately! Shown here is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red. I’m really impressed with it’s formula!
Be sure to check out the other girls’ designs for the Linkup- see the blue guy below! If you’d like to join in, here’s more info on the linkup…
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping