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

September 19, 2014

Nail Art Fail!

Sometimes nail art just doesn't work out. I love my Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens and decided to try some stripes on top of a textured polish, the gorgeous Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet. I grabbed the Blue nail art pen and went to work. I loved the color combo and the folksy imperfect lines but I thought I needed to add a topcoat since one of the great things about the nail art pens is the fact that you can wipe off any mistakes and start over.
Amazingly, I've never put a topcoat on a polish labeled as a texture but I gave it shot anyway. One coat of my usual topcoat and everything looked great! I left the house shortly after adding the topcoat and by the time I arrived at my destination my nails were not looking so good anymore. The topcoat had soaked in and left my nails looking lumpy and pretty gross!
It seems obvious to me now that I needed to add more than one coat of topcoat to smooth out the texture but I spent a whole night in public walking around with this icky mess. Lesson learned and thought it still might be amusing to some of you! What's your biggest nail art fail? Did you have to wear it in public?

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April

September 16, 2014

Dotted Nail Art With Zoya

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I'd love to try someday and today's nails were inspired by the wonderful So Nailicious and her lovely dotticure from this summer.
I used Zoya Chanelle for my base color and then picked fun summer colors for this transitional time between summer and fall. From left to right Wendy, Tilda, Rocha, & Darcy. Easy enough to do on both hands and one of my favorite manicures of the year!
 
I love this shirt! Another old Threadless t-shirt that I just had to have for some reason. Looks like a cute bunny in the first shot, but Mr. Choppy's true nature is revealed below!

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April

September 12, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Milani

Earlier this year I struck manicure gold when I did these stunning nails with my beloved China Glaze 2NITE holo polish. Since I liked the look so much I decided to do something similar with some Milani polishes. Here we have Milani Fresh Teal with a wide strip of Milani HD. I love it & it's so easy!
 
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April

September 11, 2014

Fall Color Blocking With Zoya

I keep a Pinterest Board full of nail art ideas and used this pin of a gorgeous Gucci dress as inspiration for today's nails.
I started with a base of Zoya Spencer and then used masking tape to add Zoya Sasha and finished it off with a freehand stripe of Zoya Toni. Perfect for fall and easy enough to do on both hands!
 
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April

September 9, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Sally Hansen

I like using textured polishes for nail art. Here we have Sally Hansen Berried Under with some very basic nail art in Sally Hansen Cinny Sweet. Simple but I like it quite a bit.
 
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April

September 7, 2014

Zoya Wendy & Harper

I always say you can't go wrong with a gradient, especially a glitter one! Here we have Zoya Wendy topped with just a bit of Zoya Harper. Two great Zoyas that look great together!
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April

August 22, 2014

Nail Art Inspired By Chalkboard Nails

I keep a Pinterest board full of nail art I'd love to try someday and I finally got around to trying one of my favorite ideas. Chalkboard Nails is one of my favorite blogs & her adorable Carmen Miranda Ruffle Manicure looked fancy but totally doable. Thanks for the great idea!
I used all 6 colors from Zoya's Tickled Summer 2014 collection for my version and I love how it turned out! Easy enough to do well on both hands too. I started with Zoya Kitridge then added dots in Ling, Rocha, Rooney, Tilda, & Wendy!
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April

August 20, 2014

Beach Nail Art With Zoya

August in Oklahoma has me wishing I could head to a beautiful sandy beach for a few days. I'll settle for some beach inspired ail art for now though. I started with Zoya Muse for the blue waters and then added some sandy beach at the tips in Zoya Tomoko. Then I finished it off by sponging on just a bit of foam with Zoya Farah.
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April

August 16, 2014

Leopard Print Nails With Zoya

I've done leopard print nails a few times before but never with such bright colors. It's such an easy pattern too pull off and you can try so many variations, like my hidden Mickey nails! For this version I started with Zoya Tilda and then added spots with my dotting tools in Zoya Seraphina and Kimber. Fun summer manicure!
 

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April

July 17, 2014

Simple Geometric Nail Art With Zoya

This manicure was inspired by the always amazing Pshiiit. I love her photos and nail art especially her nail art inspired by fashion like this fantastic post. I finally got around to do a version of this manicure. It's super simple but I never thought about orienting the triangles this way & I like the results. I used Zoya Alma for my base color & then added a triangle of Zoya Amy & finished with a smaller triangle in Zoya Neely.
 
 
 
 

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April

July 9, 2014

World Cup Nails Argentina VS Netherlands

I like both teams in today's semi-final match so I did one hand for each! Blue & white stripes with a hint of gold sparkle for the Argentina Albicelestes & sparkly orange with a Netherlands flag on my other hand. All Sation polishes.
 
 
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April

July 8, 2014

World Cup Germany Nail Art With Zoya

For the game happening right now! Germany is already up 4-0! Zoya Rina, Holly, Storm, Kerry, Elisa and Sharpies for the goal & the soccer ball. Wow what a game!
 
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April

July 4, 2014

World Cup Nails With Zoya

Here are my nails for today's World Cup matches, France vs Germany & Brazil vs Columbia. I used all Zoya polishes! Chyna, Sunshine, Holly, Gaia, Storm, & Kerry.

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April

June 24, 2014

Zoya Muse & Ling Nail Art

I love simple nail art & this look is about as simple as it gets. I started with a base of Zoya Ling & then added a swipe of Zoya Muse. Done!
 
 
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April

June 13, 2014

Simple Nail Art With Zoya

I saved this fun nail art by Sunny of 365 Days of Color long ago & finally did a version of my own. I started with a base of Zoya Jesy & then added a freehand rectangle of Zoya Song & finished with one of Zoya Ling.
 

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April