Thursday, September 16, 2010
Here is all my nail stuff. I had all this stuff out on the floor next to th computer while updating my blog... I needed it to refer to specific colors. I decided to snap a pic of it so y'all could see my madness. The pink lil bag is my acrylics, liquids, files and buffers, nail clippers, acrylic brushes and tips. And the big box is tons of polishes, rhinestones, dotting tools, little stars, glitter, pearls, stickers which I dont really use, acrylic mixes I've made, razors, striping brushes, blah blah blah... and of course my 2 Martha Stewart glitter sets <3
This design I called a stained glass style because I outlined these little random shapes with a silver, colored them in, and then re-outlined with black. I didn't take a picture of it, but from the underside of the nail, you can see the design very clearly, so the clear tip is like a window. It's a really easy design, and is great for both hands, because it doesn't have to be perfect, so left handed is real simple.
It's a little early for St. Patty's Day but I wanted to try an Irish design for my girl Erin, aka Ireland- I ended up looking like a total weirdo for a few days. Asian girl with Irish nails.... Not a good look for me.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
FINALLY! I got the Martha Stewart glitter set!!!! (From my loving boyfriend for my birthday!) I made tons of mixes already and this is the acrylic mix I made last and have had on for about 2 weeks now. Its the Sterling (silver) glitter mixed with Lapis Lazuli (blue), Verdalite (green), and Tourmaline (pink) tinsel glitter (skinny rectangles). I thought it looked like a space party, so I painted on an adorable yet ominous UFO to match. Messed it up while drying in the 2nd picture on one of the UFO windows, but still cute.
Mylar Flakes aka Party Ice Confetti, is the arch enemy to my boyfriend. The poor guy already has to deal with drops of nail polish on his sweatpants, acrylic/monomer spills on the bed sheets, glitter EVERYWHERE, and now these flaky, light strips of, basically, pretty garbage plastic landed in his printer and is making it very very hard for him to print out his papers for school. :( Nevertheless these mylar flakes are gorgeous as pseudo French tips. I filed my acrylics down very thin and applied glue to my tips like a French tip, and rolled my fingers in the flakes. I shaped the smile line using an orange stick and covered them with clear acrylic. After filing, shaping and buffing them to perfection, I topped them with just top coat for a few days and then painted on these flowers and Konad flowers later on. This flower is from a previous post, but added a pink rhinestone to the center and then in a really subtle silver, stamped on Konad plate m5 (I'm pretty sure) to the other nails. I'm pretty happy with the way they turned out. I a fairly large bag of these Mylar flakes in the confetti section at Michaels, I think they were$1.99. I don't think I'll ever finish using this bag though because a little goes a really long way.
For my darling Kevin, who love Spiderman and Venom. In the background you can see some sketches of the Venom smiley face and the atoms from the science nail designs. The background of the first picture is Kevin's Complete Spiderman Encyclopedia or something like that; I used it to see detailed pictures of Spidey's mask and Venom's face. These Spidey designs are on my right hand which is usually never photographed. So each design was painted with my left hand! I did this because the science nails were painted on my left hand. Eat your heart out, Mary Jane.
For my MOM! who is a geeky lil scientist lady, I bring you: The Science of Nail Art. You're fully equipped with a bloody syringe, an atom, Zinc's square in the periodic table, some graduated cylinders, and some kind of amoeba or bacteria or something. For you,Mom, you never get your nails painted anymore, but maybe this will change your mind about it. Love you! Kisses :-*
"Sunny Side Up" is my all time favorite color, (it's this orange pictured here). And lucky me! It's only 99 cents (Wet n' Wild). This summer has definitely been the summer of hot pink, green, and orange; and I just might make it the winter of neons too... The green is "Can U Dig it?" by LA Girl Disco Brites. Which needs at least 3 coats to reach full opacity! And takes about an hour to dry! Which is why I only painted one nail green. The pink is NYC Prink Promendade Creme. Which looks great in the picture, but after a few days, I think it turns into red... It might just be me though.
I was fully through painting cute butterflies and flowers on my nails and wanted to move onto something a little racy... Here I have my black & neon stars, skulls and what have you, a neon pink set with a web and a matching spider (spider webs aren't just for Halloween! I have a house full of them to prove it), and a racy little corset design where I actually left the middle part unpainted to give it a nude effect (oooh la laaa). Enjoi.
My girlfriend Harmony and I were lucky enough to actually get to help make a wish come true for the Make a Wish Foundation for a little girl named Cassandra, who is just about the sweetest thing around these parts. She wished to become a rockstar and since my girl Harms and her crew are filmmakers, they produced a pretty rad little music video for her and this song she wrote called "Butterfly". (This is why I made that butterfly post a while back; I was practicing different butterfly designs for the project.) Anyways, H and I were the lucky hair and makeup girls and had a blast. Cassandra is so sweet. She had on chipped hot pink nail polish, and when I told her I'd be doing her nails, she of course, wouldn't have anything but more pink laquered on. That and light pink butterflies and pink eyeshadow... My picture of her nails is totally a blur, because everyone was trying to take pictures of her after she'd gotten the rockstar treatment and was blinged out on her hands and Gaga-ed in costume... Hope she enjoyed her wish and may God bless her.
I'm so behind posting, but luckily I still took pictures of my designs from August, so I'm going to attempt to upload them all today (or at least the ones I like). Harmony, you already saw these when we did Make A Wish, but I'm uploading for your viewing pleasure. Here's my Harm's-inspired paisley print nails for a girl who loves everything and all things paisley. I'd love to do these on your beautiful nails when you move back to the east side ;). Represent.
Tried this in a rainbow of colors; looked horrible. Black and white kinda looks like a bandana. Gangsta. Sorry so short, but there's not much to say. Black french tips with white striping brush designs.