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!
Yesterday’s blue crackle manicure was a lot of fun for me to wear and I loved it! So I took it off and did another. (Yup, this only makes sense to those of us who are obsessed. Because a normal person would KEEP their manicure on if they loved it.) But, I digress…..
Two manicures in a row using the same blue polish? That’s right! Out of all my ‘special’ nail polishes, this previously-untried electric blue crackle is a surprise favorite. I love when a nail polish comes outta nowhere and knocks your socks off!
This time I started with a hot pink base color. This is hot pink is hotter than hot and I love it. It’s Zoya Ali. Then I added my crackle- Electric Blue Blasted from Sephora by OPI. Except for my 2 ring finger accent nails which I painted off-white using OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then I added a butterfly wing diy decal that I made. How did I make the decal? I used my MoYou Pro stamping plate and… ummmm… well, I’m sure I’ve explained it a bunch of times before! I really should just do a tutorial so I can just insert da link ! For now- here’s Indian Ocean Polish’s tutorial which is great!
Here’s a side by side comparison of yesterday’s and today’s blasted nails. One blue nail polish, two looks. It’s funny that the pics came out almost identical and I didn’t plan it. Which do you like better- the orange or pink mani? I’m not the biggest fan of how mix-match manis look on me sometimes… so I’m leaning towards the orange. But dang, that hot pink!!! What do you think?
This will be my first valentines manicure for 2014! After I got my manicure station setup in my house last weekend, i sat down to do my very first mani there. I wanted to do something bright and busy! I didn’t have a plan…I just picked some vday colors and went to it…
Here are the colors I used:
white- OPI Alpine Snow
black- China Glaze Liquid Leather
light pink- Zoya Sweet
bright pink- Zoya Ali
red- Zoya Carmen
In my last pic you can see I did the left and right hands a little differently. I ended up really liking the solid nails with one little heart on top. I will be doing that again soon I think.
I did all this with just a dotting tool. Oh, and the five different nail polishes too. Lotsa dots and hearts, huh?!! The ladies at my eye doctors office flipped over them. I was secretly très proud of myself! hehe. People are always shocked that you can do designs like this by yourself, without having to visit a salon. But honestly, you can do all this with just a bobby pin. A little practice doesn’t hurt either. You can even practice on paper! If you never have, go ahead and try some fun stuff with dots! You may surprise yourself. 😉
Are you looking forward to all the vday nail art too?
Hey nail fans! Today is such a great day! July 1st is day one of our OMD Nail Art Challenge AND it’s my birthday!! To commemorate this momentous occasion I’ve got some birthday cupcake nails to share with you!
I started with one of my absolute favorite summer polishes called Ali by Zoya (you can read more about how much I love it here on Trine-Marie’s post). Then I painted on a cupcake using a bunch of different polishes- I won’t bore you with all the specific nail polish names lol. However, I will tell you that I dotted the cherry on top with a Sephora by OPI color called And a Cherry on Top. LOL How cute is that? I also added some Party of Five glitter topper by Wet n Wild to look like confetti…. and some hand-painted white streamers using OPI Alpine Snow. I decided against painting candles on top. I could never fit 36 candles on there. How did I end up being 36 already? I feel like I’m 25! I guess I’m testament to the fact that immaturity keeps you young! hehe
I hope you like my pinky cupcake nails! I can’t wait to see what the other Day 1 pink designs look like! Check them out here…. 1. Pink :