Showing posts with label Migi Nail Art Pens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Migi Nail Art Pens. Show all posts

July 2, 2010

Soccer Nail Art


I did these for a nail art contest over at Linnie's Favorites. I used BB Couture Poison Ivy for the grass, Konad plate M57 and Sally Hansen White Out for the net, and Migi Nail Art pens for the goal posts and the balls.
I decided to go with the traditional soccer ball pattern instead of the official World Cup 2010 Jabulani ball. The Jabulani just isn't very recognizable or interesting compared with the traditional pattern.
I love how these turned out! You can check out the other great entries and vote for your favorite here. I voted for Claudia!

Thanks for reading!
April

April 23, 2010

Toma Forest Green to Teal Mood Changing and Blackboard Nail Art


This is another Toma that I borrowed from my friend Kim Jantz. It's says mood changing on the bottle and it does change with heat but nothing like the recent Claire's polishes. The name really says it all with this one, sometimes it looks forest green and sometimes it looks more teal. It ALWAYS looked drop dead gorgeous though! I can't find anywhere to buy this one online or I would be getting it immediately. If you love green this one is very unique! Most of the time it looked more forest green on me but I tried to capture the more teal side in the next pictures.

Man, looking at these pictures again makes me want to go put it on right now! The color really reminded be of a blackboard from elementary school, so I decided to write some of the alphabet in white "chalk". I used my trusty Migi Nail Art Pen for the letters.

Awesome. Then I tried China Glaze Matte Magic on top and I think it looks even more like a blackboard. I love it when the manicure that you've thought up in your head actually turns out the way you imagined!

I have one more Toma to show you and it's also a real stunner! I'll post it sometime soon. If anyone knows where to get these old Tomas, please let me know! I've tried 3 and they are some of the most gorgeous colors I've ever seen!

Thanks for reading!
April

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March 21, 2010

Mad Max Interceptor & Special Pursuit Nails!


I watched Mad Max for the first time last weekend and as soon as I saw the Yellow Interceptor Car, I knew I'd be doing a version of that sweet paint job on my nails!

Below is the Special Pursuit. I used Sinful Secret Admirer with China Glaze Matte Magic to mimic the awesome Special Pursuit. Matte black nails look evil. I love it!

I used China Glaze Solar Power, OPI Red & OPI Blue My Mind for the Interceptor. My beloved Migi Nail Art Pen for the white stripe.

I have a thing for 70's muscle cars. It's bad. My heart goes all a flutter every time I see one.

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April

February 25, 2010

Nails to Match My New Boots


This is why I enter blog giveaways! I won this amazing pair of Sorel boots from the lovely Karen Vitt & her blog The Neat Sheet. These things have already made my life easier. I can wear them when I'm mixing my concrete and then just hose them off when I'm done instead of ruining endless pairs shoes. Thanks Karen!

Tulsa gets a lot of thunderstorms. Wally & I were outside playing the other day when the wind started up.

I decided to paint my nails to match my new boots. I used China Glaze Chocodisiac for the base, American Apparel Cotton & a Migi Nail Art Pen for the stripes.

And for all of you LOST fans out there, Sorel's logo is a polar bear!

Please remember to enter my giveaways! They are listed on the right side of my blog.

Just for the record, no one paid me to do this post. I won the prize fair and square and was so happy with it that I decided to share it with you.

Thanks for reading!
April

February 16, 2010

Sinful San Francisco & Mardi Gras Nails

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This is 2 coats of Sinful San Francisco. I could have used a third coat but I knew I was just doing this as the base for my Mardi Gras nails so I left it at two. Very pretty emerald shimmer/glitter but not a color I will be wearing regularly. I'll probably keep it around for holiday nails unless I can find a one coat green shimmer.

This manicure looked so much cooler in my brain! It turned out ok but it was such a pain in the ass that I kind of hated it before I even finished. I love Lacquer Laine's swoop manicures and thought the technique would look great with traditional Mardi Gras colors. I was defeated by my rather small stash. I don't have any one coat golds or greens! I just painted my nails green with Sinful San Francisco and then tried to freehand the gold with the brush part of my gold Migi Nail Art polish. It wasn't opaque so I had to go over it again and I made a mess! The gold started building up a yucky ridge before I figured out that i could paint the gold all the way to the ends of my nails instead of just trying to keep it in a narrow stripe. Next time I try this I need one coat wonders or some masking tape! Oh well, lesson learned. I used Sinful Let's Talk for the purple.


Thanks for reading!
April

February 14, 2010

My First Franken - Muddy Waters


This was so fun! I have been setting aside polishes that I don't work for me in anticipation of a day of mixing them up to see what happens. Here's my first attempt and I'm pretty pleased with result. I mixed this turquoise shimmer with Sinful Big Daddy. I knew these were complimentary colors so they would probably make a brown, but I didn't anticipate such an interesting result. I decided to name it Muddy Waters. This ended up being a nice dark mushroom color with a strong turquoise shimmery flash. I certainly don't have anything even close to this in my little collection. I think you could achieve a similar result by mixing any two complimentary colors. Maybe a yellow creme with a purple shimmer would give you a mushroom with purple flash. Green shimmer & a red creme might make a mushroom with green shimmer. Get out your unwanteds and start mixing up some mushroom shimmers! Let me know if you try it out!
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Here is my second Valentine's manicure. I used Muddy Waters as a base and my Migi Nail Art Pens for the hearts. I got the idea from Steph at Nail Juice. I call my version Valentine's Day Blues.


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Happy Valentine's Day!
April

February 13, 2010

Bee Mine Valentines Manicure


I can't believe I did this! I used Sally Hansen White Out (which I don't recommend) for the base & the amazing Migi Nail Art Pens that I won from Painted Lady Fingers. I could never accomplish this with a brush but the Migi Pens are like drawing with a henna bottle which I can do in my sleep! I'll post pictures of my time as a henna artist someday.
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Thanks for reading!
April

February 2, 2010

Sally Hansen Mosaic Creme & My LOST Nails


This color is so gorgeous! Dark, dusty, blue grey perfection. But I unfortunately won't be wearing it ever again because it will NOT dry!! I've tried this polish with two different topcoats but it just stays mushy forever! I'm so sad. Anybody know of a good dupe for this one? This is three thin coats with super easy application.

Here is my super fast nail art for all of you LOST fans out there! I used a Migi Nail Art Pen that I won from the lovely Diana of the painted Lady fingers. I'll be doing a full review soon, but for now just know that these things are amazing!!


Thanks for reading!
April