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

August 31, 2015

Quick Nail Art With Milani

I started with Milani Ready To Wear Red - a fantastic polish - and then free-handed a skinny french tip in Milani Fresh Teal. I love red and turquoise together!
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April

August 28, 2015

Zoya Nail Art

About a month ago I posted a dotticure using Zoya Mae and Cecilia but I forgot to show you the pictures of both hands; I did different nail art on my right and left hands - a rarity. On my right hand a I did a gradient using Zoya Cecilia and Nana. Not something I'll do often but having different things on my hands didn't feel quite as crazy as I thought it would.

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April

August 27, 2015

OPI You Don't Know Jacques - Regular VS Suede

Here's some quick nail art featuring a comparison of OPI You Don't Know Jacques original and suede versions. I like them both and I love the combination! 
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April

August 25, 2015

Zoya Nana And Storm

Fast, bold nail art that takes very little time. I started with a base of Zoya Nana and then added a stripe of Zoya Storm. Great color combo and a great way to show off a precious polish.

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April

August 10, 2015

Zoya Genesis And Song

I wasn't too excited about this idea but I had already tried several other nail art ideas and nothing was quite working out. I ended up really loving this simple nail art and striking color combo though! I started with a base of Zoya Genesis and then added a bit of Zoya Song
 
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April

July 23, 2015

Retro Nail Art With Zoya And Smart Nails

I love my Smart Nails vinyls and they worked great for this fun manicure. I started with a base of Zoya Demetria and then added stripes in Zoya Amy, Arizona, and Kerry
 
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April

July 22, 2015

Striping Tape Nail Art

I haven't played with striping tape very much but I really like how this simple manicure turned out! The base is Zoya Isa and I added one stripe of silver striping tape to each nail.
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April

July 17, 2015

Polka Dots With Zoya

Polka dot nails always make me happy and they look so fancy but are super easy! Here I started with Zoya Cecilia and then added polka dots with Zoya Mae
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April

July 14, 2015

Zoya Mae & Oceane

Just some simple nail art with Zoya Mae & Oceane. I love quick nail art with a big impact like this.
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April

July 8, 2015

DIY Nail Decals With Zoya

I've tried making nail decals like these several times without success but I finally got it to work! I used a plastic sandwich bag instead of tape but otherwise the steps were the same.

I started with a base of Zoya Oceane and used Zoya Nana, Hunter, and Darcy for the nail decals. All of these polishes are very pigmented which seemed to work well for making decals. I was inspired by the pineapple pattern on my shirt to try an abstract 80's retro version. I think they turned out fairly well and I'll be playing with this technique again in the future. 

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April

June 23, 2015

Zoya Aphrodite And Cecilia

Weird but interesting mix of Zoya Aphrodite and Cecilia. I was originally planning on doing bold diagonal stripes of Cecilia but I messed them up. I decided to just play with the colors on my nails and see if I could salvage them. Not my favorite but I'd wear them in public.

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April

June 16, 2015

Failed Blobbicure With Zoya

I can't figure out who started this technique but it was fun to try even though it didn't quite work for me this time. I always try out nail art ideas on a practice wheel first and the technique seemed to be working but it didn't go as well on my actual nails. I was probably overly ambitious trying to use 4 colors on my attempt!

I started with Zoya Toni on one nail and then added drops of Zoya Kimber, India, and Belinda quickly to form a random pattern. I don't think I worked quite quickly enough though.
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April

June 9, 2015

Stamping With Born Pretty

Born Pretty Store sent me stamping supplies so I could try this technique again with the newer type of squishy stampers and bigger image plates than were available when I first tired it several years ago.

Stamping is something that most likely will not work on your first try. Or you your second. Or maybe even your tenth. There are lots of variables that can affect the final outcome so it really takes a lot of trial and error to get good results. I'm not very patient and I got frustrated so I asked Will to give it a try. He was, predictably, great at it almost immediately. Thanks for helping Will!


Even though I'm not great at stamping, I love my new stamper and plates from Born Pretty. The squishy stamper is great in so many ways - much bigger than my old Konad stamper and very easy to clean with a lint roller. Plate BP21 has 4 fun patterns that are all more than big enough to cover my rather large nails. I used Zoya Jace for the base and Konad Special Polish Green for stamping. 

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April

The stamper and plate was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by Born Pretty! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

June 3, 2015

Quick Nail Art With Milani

I love blue and orange together! Here I started with a base of Milani Metallic Mango and then added Milani Blue Flash. Mixed finishes and one of my favorite color combinations!

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April

June 2, 2015

Simple Nail Art With Zoya Blues

I love this easy to accomplish nail art using all Zoya blue polishes. I started with a base of Zoya Lillian and the next day I used reinforcement stickers to add a large circle of Zoya Liberty and as a guide for the tips using Zoya Rebel. Topped the whole thing off with a fast drying top coat. I think it's the first time I've used a top coat on a Pixie Dust!
 
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April

May 27, 2015

Simple Nail Art With Zoya Satins

I had some trouble with the formulas of the Zoya Satins collection but they are pretty! Here I started with Zoya Brittany and added a swipe of Zoya Leah.
 
 
 
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April

May 26, 2015

Revlon Gradient

I love this super simple gradient made with Revlon polishes - Seashell, Banana Blaze, and Cherry Fizz. I started with a base of Seashell and then added Cherry Fizz and Banana Blaze one nail at a time so colors could blend. A foolproof technique that's fast and looks great every time.
 
 
 
 
My friend Drew makes 3D models for printing and he recently printed this giant anatomical heart. You can download the model to 3D print at Thingiverse! I'm trying to convince him to turn it into a lamp.

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April