Sorry, guys! I know I've been lazy and taking pictures with my webcam, its hella blurry compared to my digital camera... For this, I used Martha Stewarts Onyx glitter mixed with clear acrylic to do the black tips, I also threw in a tiny scoop of her tinsel glitter in Sterling. then I stuck on a few silver star confetti I got at Michael's (I think there's like 2-3 thousand stars in a bag for like $1.99). Then I gobbed on a top of clear acrylic to seal them in. It took me forever to file off the silver tips I had on for Xmas that I didn't take a picture of. I feel like I was just filing my nails for 3 hours. (I was.) Happy New Year's everyone!
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
AGAIN I tried to do something for Xmas, see I started out ok... I painted on Wet N Wild Red Red tips, then white polka dots and then I couldnt help but draw on black bows like Minnie! I'm doomed! I can't get into the Xmas spirit for my nails!!!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I tried to do winter colors this holiday season, but it just wouldnt happen. I like having bright, colorful nails, and more importantly, neons. So heres a basic design with orange, yellow and green; the colors are the same on the other hand but in a different order. Black stripes and rhinestones. Short post- laters!
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
I saw a design similar to this somewhere online, but unfortunately I'm unable to credit anyone because I can remember who it was, or even if I saw just a picture of it or on a nail tutorial on YouTube. sorry! But anyways, I wanted to do a design that looked like a present or nails wrapped up with bows, but I couldn't commit to holiday colors again (as I kept my candy cane nails for the weekend) so I caved and went with pinks and purples. I added some rhinestones but I know I will regret then later today when I'm cooking or trying to open up bobby pins.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Holiday design #1: Candy cane nails! They really look good enough to eat (aside from the layer of glitter on top). They really looked like candy before I put the glitter topcoat on. I just painted on white French tips, and used a red Art Deco striping brush (a gift from Harmony for my birthday). I originally did thick white and red stripes but then a looked at actual candy canes I had in my room and realized they have many thin red stripes as well so I just did really thin lines in the middle of the white. Voila!
Monday, December 6, 2010
This design I snagged off Love4nails from YouTube because she's amazing and if you havent checked her out yet, you totally should! I used a neon hot yellow and painted black, white and silver stripes with a few dots on top. Her original design had a hot pink background, but my hot pinks are shimmery and the cremes are thickening.. and I wanted a creme color as a base. But personally I think this color looks better on my skin even though pink is my favorite color. I'll try to edit this post and swap with a better picture once I find my camera cord.
Finally have a computer I can (easily) update my blog again. As for the last few months I havent posted, I will prolly quickly upload fuzzy pictures of my iPhone shots> Also, I finally started doing my acrylics again after a long break for baking and present-making.
The colors I used in this is Apricot Beige by Caronia (I've never heard of this brand but just got a load of colors from my dads house). The spots on the leopard print is a mixture of the Apricot Beige and a dark brown and orange; lined with NYC's Plaza Plumberry. Now, on to updating...