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

March 2, 2015

Zoya Leah And Rayne

Sometimes you've got to do your nails on the go right? Actually I rarely go this far, but I was really hating Zoya Leah and I was going out in public, so I grabbed Zoya Rayne and added a stripe in the car. Not my best work or my best photos but at least I felt better about nails while on a tour of Prairie Artisan Ales!
 
 
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April

February 27, 2015

Pink Ombre Dots With Zoya!

Every once in a while a manicure turns out exactly the way you saw it in your head and that was the case here. I was going to watch my friend's beautiful dress boutique for the day and I knew I wanted a killer outfit and nails to match. Her shop, Volutpe, is so gorgeous, and I wanted to fit in since I'd be representing her business for the day.
Anyway I picked a grey and pink sweater dress that is super comfy and this giant pair of burgundy socks from Sock Dreams. I did my nails to match, starting with a base of Zoya Dove. Then I added random dots in a variety of Zoya pinks. From darkest to lightest I used Zoya Toni, Reagan, Lara, and Shelby.
 
 
 

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April

February 26, 2015

Double Sponge Gradient With Maybelline

I was going out on the town and Maybelline Pretty In Peach just didn't go with anything I wanted to wear. I needed a fast way make it work with my killer navy dress so I went with my go to nail art, gradients. This time I opted for lots of texture and and left just a bit of the peach color exposed in the middle of my nail. Looked great and was super easy and fast! I used Maybelline New Year's Blues to coordinate with my navy dress.

My friend made me a bracelet with a file I made with Nervous System's bracelet generator app! I emailed him the .stl and next day I had a 3D printed bracelet. I'm pretty darn happy to be alive right now with all of this fun new technology!

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April

February 13, 2015

Black Hearts

Hmm, sometimes ideas just don't work out quite like you think they will This design is ok and I love the background but I think it would have been much better if the hearts had been a very dark grey instead of straight up black. I started with this delicate layering combo of Zoya Tiana and Chloe and used Zoya Willa for the hearts which just seems too harsh. I think Zoya Genevieve would have been a better choice.

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April

February 9, 2015

Valentine's Day Leopard Heart Accent Nail

Leopard print nails are always fun and I like this variation with heart shaped spots. I started with a base of Essie Angora Cardi and then added heart spots in American Apparel California Trooper and Sation Board Girl Blue.
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April

February 8, 2015

Revlon For Valentine's Day

Here are some quick and easy Valentine's Day nails for you. I started with a base of Revlon Spice It Up and then added a layer of Revlon Sparkling to most of my nails. Revlon Sparkling is a clear base with small circle and medium hex glitter in a nice rosey pink, not my style but pretty. I'm not usually a fan of most glitter toppers though. I added a large heart of Revlon sparkling for an accent nail. Pretty manicure even if it's a bit out of my comfort zone.
 

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April

January 24, 2015

SmartNails Vinyl Sticker Stencils With Zoya

This is actually my second set of Smart Nails Diamond sticker stencils. I first used them way back 2010 for a nice black and white manicure. I don't like version quite as much but the stencils are still so easy to use. This time I started with a base of Zoya Prim and added diamonds of Zoya Sailor.
 

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April

This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by SmartNails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

January 23, 2015

Distressed Nails Inspired By Chalkboard Nails

I keep a Pinterest board filled with great nail art by others so I can find something new to try out quickly. I've been wanting to try the impeccable Chalkboard Nails' Distressed tutorial for quite some time and I'm so glad I finally did!

For my version I used some pretty polishes by Lime Crime - Crema De Limon, Peaches Cream, & Pastelchio for the base colors. The tutorial starts over a white background but I was in a hurry so I decided to risk just adding the colors right on my base coat. It's a very easy technique that you can't really mess up. I did each color separately on all fingers and then went back with the fist color to fill in any bare looking bits.

Next I added Essie Little Brown Dress for the dark color on top. The overall effect is similar to crackle polishes (which I still love!) but you have much more control. Great tutorial from Chalkboard Nails as always; I can't wait to try this with different color combinations!
 
 
 

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April

January 22, 2015

Zoya Nyssa And Ginni

One of my favorite manicure styles in the past year has been a wide stripe of contrasting polish down the center of my nails. My favorite is still this version but I quite like the combination I'm wearing here. I started with a base of Zoya Nyssa and then added a stripe of Zoya Ginni. Easy and elegant and you don't need anything other than the brushes that come with your polish.
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April

January 16, 2015

Nails Inspired By Be Happy Buy Polish!

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I love and decided to try out a fun dotticure inspired by the super fun Jessica of Be Happy Buy Polish. I used this post she did as a guest for Dalai Lama's blog as my starting point.

First we have a base of Covergirl Lingering Spice then I added dots with Essie Sew Psyched and Essie Absolutely Shore. Very easy to accomplish with dotting tools and I love the pattern!

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April

January 6, 2015

SmartNails Sticker Stencils With OPI

I love wearing nice soft pinks this time of year and this manicure was easy to create using my trusty SmartNails sticker stencils. I started with a base of OPI Heart Throb and then used SmartNails Magnet for the design with OPI DS Signature.
 

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April

January 4, 2015

Matte and Gloss Nails With OPI

Sometimes a manicure just won't photograph well! This is the gorgeous OPI Love Angel Music Baby, which is a matte polish, with glossy asymmetrical french tips. It looked spectacular in real life but I could barely get the change in finishes to show up at all in my photos. Oh well. The polish is  still pretty!
For any craft beer lovers out there, this is my beloved Prairie Artisan Ales Dino glass in silver & gold. 

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April

January 2, 2015

Zoya Remy & Ryan

I love blue polish so this tone on tone look is right up my alley. I started with Zoya Remy and then added Zoya Ryan leaving a triangle of Remy exposed. Easy and pretty.
 
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April

December 24, 2014

Christmas Nails With SmartNails & Zoya

These just might be my favorite Christmas nails I've ever done. I started with a base of Zoya Purity and topped it with a layer of Zoya Maria Luisa. Then I used some of my trusty SmartNails sticker stencils for the design. This pattern is called Lace and was so easy to use. I alternated between Zoya Holly & Zoya Blair.
 
 
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April

Matte Christmas Nails With Zoya!

I saved this pencil set in my nail inspiration Pinterest board so I could use them as the start of some fun Christmas nail art. I love how they turned out!

I started with Zoya Posh & Veruschka andd then added the patterns in Zoya Kerry. Pretty easy and so festive!
 
 
 
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April