Tuesday, July 24, 2012

love letters

So I was super excited to try the Newspaper print nails when I had found we had some newspaper around, so I got my rubbing alcohol and set to try it out with the Cute Polish youtube tut.
dip finger in rubbing alcohol for about 5 seconds, place newsprint face down like a temporary tattoo on your nails for about 15-20 seconds too long and the paper sticks too soon and it's very light which is a nice look too. I think faded is a cool look. But even if you get paper on it clear coats cover it up but you need two or 3 since the paper bumps through a bit.
I used
Gelous Basecoat
 OPI Steady as She Rose
New York Times Newspaper
OPI Big Apple Red
China Glaze White on white for my horrible letter xD
Sinful Colors Black on Black
China Glaze fast Drying top coat

I loved my tiny uber hearts and my roommate took to doing it on her nails too. 
(Shes trying not to have terrible,bitten onychophagy nails any longer, looks so unprofessional )

I think my next designs will revolve around video games and maybe some cute summer themes.
I really want to do strawberries >w<

Ta ta for now!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Doing it Avatar style

The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra
So I did some designs for one of my favorite shows AVATAR!
Ty Lee,Azula, Toph, Aang, Korra, Suki and Katara

Chief Bei Fong, Tenzin, Asami, Bo lin, Mako and Sokka

Colors used:
Skin color is China Glaze Kalahari Kiss from the Safari Collection
Black is Sinful Colors Black on Black
Brown is China Glaze Brownstone
Grey is China Glaze Elephant Walk
Blue is OPI Ogre the Top blue
White is China Glaze White on White
Green is Sinful Colors Last Chance
Asami's eyes were a light green so I used OPI Mermaids Tears
Pink has been Wet N' Wild Megalast 209c Candy-licious/Rose Bon bon
and OPI Pedal Faster Suzi

These are kinda hard detailed but super fun. 

I'm sure I'll have more on the way!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Tree Trunks and Ice King/Queen

Tree Trunks Nail Design
My Tree Trunks designs(obvs)
I think I'll do a her in her make up version too. 
Of course appley theme due to her delicious apple pies and orchard.
cant see having all this on each hand, just some on each as a theme. I dont like all pictures...less classy. 

Sinful colors Irish Green 2-3 coats.
Sinful colors Black on Black for outlining
OPI Big Apple Red (fav red if you couldn't tell )
China Glaze Kalahari Kiss for the pie
China Glaze Elephant Walk for the pie tin
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Brownstone for apple seeds/stems

Ice King/Queen Mani

i did a nice snowy landscape, gunter (flowers optional for flower girl penguin [link])
A snow golem from holly jolly secrets ""red nose" The ice king/queen and a nice glitter over white.
Those BG's and skin are:
China Glaze Kinetic Candy
China Glaze white on White
China Glaze Solar Powered for the crowns and beak
OPI Big Apple Red for the apple and jewels in the crown
sinful colors black on black 
China Glaze Brownstone
and for the glitter China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara (has nice silver and blue glitter.)

I kinda wish that i outlined the ice king but it still looks fine.

More Designs soon!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Beemo , Batman, Marceline/Marshall Lee + more!

since the Dark Knight Rises is approaching I decided that Batman themed nails are appropriate this week. 

I couldn't find tape or anything to help me french tip so its free handed. My stash is very disorganized. 

But here are my nails:

So the Yellow is
China Glaze Solar Power, it was the most opaque yellow I had.
Black is Sinful Colors Black on Black its the most opaque black I have ever seen :D
and the Grey is my new China Glaze Elephant walk from the Safari collection(pictured). 
It was the perfect grey for Batman and I'm so glad it caught my eye. 
My Basecoat this time was Sally Hansen Hard as Nails and Top Coat was Seche Vite. 
Which I didn't like at first but I really do now, it really evens out your polish and drys pretty quickly.


I finished my design for Beemo and almost have the colors right. It needs some Tweaking
that picture makes it look pretty bad and I will updating it shortly, but I have most colors picked out!
So Beemos Body is China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise(Neon) about 2-3 coats will do.
beemos screen is OPI (POTC) Mermaids Tears.
Any Black will do for the outline and plugs
I used China Glaze solar powered for the d-pad
I wanted to use but couldn't find OPI Big apple red but its China Glaze poinsettia which is not a great color over any other color.
I used China Glaze Kinetic Candy for the top triangle button but you can't see it here which is very disappointing and Sinful Colors Irish Green for the other button which is not at all opaque.
So I need a good blue and Green for Beemo and then its done.

Marceline The Vampire Queen /
Marshall Lee
Marceline was crooked on my own finger but on others it would be fine. My finger is crooked so it makes it difficult to keep things straight.
The colors are OPI Big Apple Red
OPI (POTC) Skull & Glossbones
and my thumbs were China Glaze Ruby Pumps just for fun
I didnt take care in doing the plaid and stripes like I should have but I did it a couple of times and got tired. 


Marceline, Marshall lee, Fiona and Finn
the Left is the original design without a skin tone polish since my skin tone matches Fin and Fiona 
The next is when i added China Glaze Kalahari Kiss from the Safari collection.
I saw it as a skin tone immediately and nabbed it (last one out)
I added it to the new design so you can do it either way and here my skin rec. 
Fiona's hair is a yellow/neon from hot topic. 

Bubble Lumps
I did prince gumball wrong and need to redesign and I want bubble gum lower so you can get her crown fully. 
The LSP's were easy peasy and the expression from before, I plan to do a color wheel with just her expressions though xD

Princess Bubblegum is Hair : Wet n Wild Megalast Candy-licious/rose bonbon
and her skin is OPI Steady as she rose with China Glaze Champange Bubbles as the crown with a random yellow neon from Hot Topic. 

Well theres my color choices and designs! see ya next week~!!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Adventure Time!!!

Finn Nails! 
OPI Ogre The Top Blue
China Glaze White on White
Sinful Colors Black
and my own nail plate for his skin

How to:
Make sure you use a base coat!
I use Gelous, which is pretty quick drying
and my go to.
Then Paint White until Opaque!
Mine took about two coats.
I then used the blue as a sky but also as a reference
to his outfit and painted above with two ear shapes
for his hat, about two applications using a detail nail
art brush. 
I then took a cotton swab and dipped it in acetone
and made a oval for his face (since I didn't have that color
and my skin is the same it looks great!)
Then I took black and used the nail art brush but a dotting
tool would be better and made two eyes! waited for it to
dry and used China Glaze fast drying Top Coat.
I apparently did it too soon and it smeared a little so do it
carefully and make sure its completely dry!

Lumpy Space Princess Nails
OPI Planks a lot
China Glaze Champagne Bubbles
Sinful Colors Black

So Basecoat Gelous
then Planks a lot on the 4 nails and champagne bubbles for the accent nail
its also used for the star on LSP's forehead.
We found a face of lsp's she liked and I painted it on with a detail brush
and used the brush for the star on her forehead (as best I could i'm terrible at Stars)
The Planks took about 2 coats and the Bubbles about 3.
Used China Glaze fast drying Coat and we're set!

Thanks for looking! I will be doing Beemo and Ice King next I think!