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

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!

Thanks for reading and thanks for the idea Jessica!
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

December 17, 2014

Holly Jolly Roger Nails With Zoya And SmartNails

I've always love this Burl Ives rendition of Holly Jolly Christmas and I love pirates and the Jolly Roger flag so I've combined them into one silly but fun holiday manicure. I first tried out this idea way back in 2010 but it didn't turn out very well; my 2014 version is much better!

I started with a base of Zoya Blu for the holly nails and Zoya Willa for the Jolly Roger accent nail. Next I pulled out my trusty SmartNails sticker stencil in their skull design and used Blu to make a great skull and crossbones that I could never do freehand. Finally I added holly berries with a dotting tool and Zoya Veronica and then carefully painted leaves with Zoya Josie. Holly leaves look easy but were quite time consuming and hard to get right. Turns out Smartnails has a very cute holly stencil too if you ever want to try these yourself.
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April

The smARTnails sticker stencils were sent to me for review. All opinions are my own & were not influenced by smARTnails! For more information you can read my disclosure policy.

December 16, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Zoya

I love adding a single bold stripe of a special polish over a creme polish. Here we have Zoya Ryan with a stripe of Zoya Raine. Very pretty!
 
 

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April

December 14, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Milani

I love this fun nail art combo. Somehow it reminds of the 1980's and art deco at the same time. I started with Milani Gold Glitz, such a gorgeous gold, and then added Milani Fresh Teal, in a sideways V. Super easy and super cool!
 
 

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April

December 7, 2014

Zoya Petal Swipe Nail Art

Zoya calls this simple nail art the Petal Swipe. Super easy to accomplish using nothing more the brushes that come with your polish. I've done this style once before with Zoya Payton and Amy but this time I started with a base of Zoya Sansa, then added a swipe of Zoya Dannii
 
 
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April