Showing posts with label smART Nails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label smART Nails. Show all posts

November 25, 2014

Smart Nails Spider Sticker Stencils

I've been using Smart Nails Sticker Stencils for years and I love them so much! Here we have a quick manicure featuring their spider stencil. I've always liked spiders so having them on my nails doesn't bother me a bit! I started with Deborah Lippmann Fake It Til You Make It and then added spiders using ILNP Cygnus Loop. Such an easy way to get fine details!
You still have a chance to win some Smart Nails of your very own by entering my giveaway!
 
Thanks for reading!
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.

November 20, 2014

Smart Nails Giveaway!

smARTnails are sticker stencils that let anyone accomplish nail art VERY easily! I've been using their helpful sticker stencils since 2010 but they have just started releasing new designs, so I'll be showing you some fun nail art with them over the next few weeks. Here are some of my favorite manicures I've done using smARTnails in the past -  a drippy french manicure, black and white elegance, and USA nail art.
smARTnails is sponsoring a giveaway for three of my lucky readers to receive 5 smART nails designs of their choice! USA, Canada, The UK, and Australia only.
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  • Three (3) winners will receive five (5) smARTnails sticker stencils of their choice!
  • This giveaway is open only to residents of the USA, Canada, the UK, & Australia. Please check with your country's postal requirements before entering. Neither I nor smARTnails are responsible for customs charges or lost packages.
  • This giveaway starts today, November 20th, and will end November 27th.
  • I'll select the winners with rafflecopter and notify the winners by email on November 28th.
  • The winners will have 48 hours to respond. If  a winner doesn't reply within 48 hours, that winner will forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.

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November 17, 2014

smARTnails Sticker Stencil Nail Art

smARTnails are sticker stencils that let anyone accomplish nail art VERY easily! I've been using their helpful sticker stencils since 2010 but they have just started releasing new designs so I'll be showing you some fun nail art with them over the next few weeks. But first some links to a few of my favorites from the past - a drippy french manicure, black and white elegance, and USA nail art.

I'm happy to report that my new batch of smARTnails stickers are just as great as I remembered! Here I started with a base of Zoya Haven. The next day I added Zoya Soya song using sticker stencil Drops. You certainly don't have to wait until the next day, just until your base coat is pretty dry, like using striping tape or any other masking tool. Do one nail at a time and remove the stencil right after applying polish for crisp lines. I truly believe that sticker stencils are foolproof and the perfect thing for someone who wants to do nail art but just doesn't feel confident in their ability to do a freehand design. Especially great for accomplishing the same look on both hands!
 
 
I love smARTnails sticker stencils!

Thanks for reading!
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.

April 16, 2013

Sation Blues & SmART Nails Waves Nail Art

It's been a long time since I used any of my SmART Nails sticker stencils but I still love them so much! So easy to use & the results have foolproof every time. I used a base of Sation Unicorns Are Teal & then the next day I added sparkling blue waves with Sation Paint Some Sugar On Me.
 
 
Thanks for reading!
April

October 14, 2012

Zoya Noot & Elisa Spider Nails For Halloween

Halloween is by far my favorite holiday. Here we have some very simple spider nails achieved with my smARTnails sticker stencils. So easy to use! The base color is Zoya Noot & I used Zoya Elisa for the spiders.
 
Thanks for reading!
April

September 19, 2012

Lime Crime Les Desserts d'Antionette Nail Art

I used 5 polishes from Lime Crime's first nail polish collection for this manicure. I hadn't used my SmART Nails sticker stencils in quite some time & I still love them so much. Foolproof every time & I love this pattern. The base is Lime Crime Crema de Limon. I started out with just an accent nail of Lavendairy. Then I just decided to go for it & added Parfait Day, Pastelchio, & Blue Mousse.
 
Thanks for reading!
April

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

July 21, 2011

Geometric Nail Art


Super easy and fun nails I did a couple of weeks ago. I used Color Club Wild Orchid for the base color. I added a quick dry topcoat and then waited about 15 minutes. Next I used the corner of one of my smARTNails stickers to block off the v shape. You could easily use tape instead of course. I applied one coat of Nina Ultra Pro Salsa and quickly removed the sticker. Last step was adding some dots with my dotting tools using Pure Ice Wild Thing.


I'm usually much more drawn to geometric as opposed to floral patterns. Since this was so easy, I'll be doing variations very soon!

Thanks for reading!
April

June 19, 2011

Accidental Eggplant Manicure


I didn't really have a plan for this manicure; I just thought these 2 colors would compliment each other nicely. I used Charlotte Russe Jade & Orly Galaxy Girl, two of my favorite colors. I was hoping that Jade would highlight the gorgeous shimmer in Galaxy Girl. I should have chosen a different way to use them together though. I randomly pulled out a smART Nails sticker stencil and got accidental eggplant nails! Still a pretty color combination.


Thanks for reading!
April

January 1, 2011

Mini Divas Star & A New Favorite Nail Art Manicure


This is 3 coats of Mini Divas Star. I found this one at the Dollar Tree. The formula is just okay but I love the results! Beautiful sky blue creme that got me tons of compliments.

I got the idea for this manicure back ion November when I did this one. I used my smARTNails stickers to create a rising sun, half moon manicure. I love it!


Thanks for reading!
April

December 24, 2010

Holly Jolly Roger Nails


I was so excited about this idea that I didn't really bother to plan it out. I should have made the holly berries a little smaller and put them more to one side so you can see the leaves better. But I still like it!

Thanks for reading!
April

December 9, 2010

Orly It's Not Rocket Science & Spiders (Real & Nail Art)


This is three coats & I might have needed a fourth. Maybe I'll layer it next time. Orly It's Not Rocket Science is definitely a new favorite polish! The first picture is in full sun and the next two in the shade.


This amazing spider set up a web right outside my back door and I had to get some pictures.


I decided to use my smART Nails spider stencils. I used Sation Midtown Haze for the spiders. It's a jelly polish so the sparkle of the base polish shows through. Cool effect!

Thanks for reading!
April

Don't forget to enter my LaVaque & Color Club giveaway!

December 6, 2010

Essie Sew Psyched & An Accent Nail


This is 2 coats of Essie Sew Psyched. The formula was a little thick & it dries much darker than the bottle. It's a dusty, grayish green with subtle shimmer that you can only see in full sunshine. Most of the time it just looks like a creme. It's a fairly unique color and one I definitely like, but I didn't fall head over heels for it like I thought I would.

The next night I used one of my smARTnails sticker stencils for an pretty accent nail. The combination of Essie Sew Psyched and Sinful Vacation Time feels very Art Deco to me.

Thanks for reading!
April

Don't forget to enter my LaVaque & Color Club giveaway!

November 19, 2010

Essie In Stitches & smART Nails


This is 3 coats of Essie In Stitches. Nice formula and lovely color! It's a dark & dusty rose creme & I like it so much that I've already worn it twice.

The next day I used some my smART Nails sticker stencils and Zoya Kym. Not my favorite combination, but just fine.


Thanks for reading!
April

November 11, 2010

Orly Rio Nights & Some Nail Art


This is 3 coats of Orly Rio nights but I think it could have used a fourth coat. The formula is thin and sheer but still easy to work with. Nice, slightly reddish, purple creme color.


I used my beloved smART Nails stickers for this manicure and I really like the results. I used these before in one of my World Cup manicures. They functioned as gears for that one but here they are a fun twist on the half moon mani. I really want to use these on a sky blue background with a bright yellow for the moon so I can make a sunshine manicure. The accent color for this manicure was L.A. Girl Flare Dark Purple.


Thanks for reading!
April

October 11, 2010

American Apparel Cotton Nail Art

 I love this look! I did to match my black & white bikini for an end of the summer pool party about a month and a half ago. You can see my first post about American Apparel Cotton here. I used my beloved smART Nails sticker stencils and American Apparel Hassid for the squares.

Thanks for reading!
April

September 19, 2010

Talk Like A Pirate Day Nails


Today is Talk Like A Pirate Day! I love Pirates!
I used one coat of Pure Ice French Kiss (an amazing polish that I'll review soon!) with one coat of Barry M Silver Sea. One coat of Sinful Secret Admirer (another amazing polish!) topped with China Glaze Matte Magic for the Jolly Roger pirate flag. I used my beloved smARTNails sticker stencil & China Glaze Millennium for the skull and crossbones.


Thanks for reading!
April