Monday, June 18, 2012

Yaba daba doo!

I have been wanting to attempt cheetah nails for quite some time, but never really could decide on a color combination. Then these came to mind. The more I worked on them, the more they were reminding me of the good ol' Flintstones. So, here is my final result. I am rather fond of them. The colors used were- China Glaze~ Aquadelic, and Wicked style (pictured), the black outline was done with a It's so easy stripe rite nail art pen, and a top coat of Seche vite. Hope you all enjoy!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Don't you know that you are a shooting star?!

Sorry, I couldn't help myself! I love me some Bad Company. Today I was inspired to do some shooting star nails that I found on Pinterest. I decided to do just the accent nails, and I must say, I love how they turned out. The picture does them no justice.

The base color is Orly-It's up to blue (gorgeous!) The sparkles on the non-accent nails are China Glaze- Fairy Dust, and the star trail was done with tape, using China Glaze- Liquid Crystal. The holographic white stars were found at Sally's beauty supply! I believe they are called nail art sprinkles. They are all topped off with Seche Vite top coat.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Birthday Loot!!!

My guy braved Sally's all on his own and surprised me with the lovely green shades of polish (green is my favorite color)! Now that is love! He earned some serious brownie points with me. I spent some b-day money and got myself the other shades. What a joyous way to celebrate, especially since birthdays aren't really that exciting anymore.

The colors from left to right are: Finger Paints- Go van gogh, Guggen i'm lime, sketch n etch, Nina Ultra Pro- Lime light, Sally girl mini- iridescent glitter, Finger Paints- Easel-y entertained, China Glaze- Ahoy!, Orly- It's up to blue, and China Glaze- Glam-more crackle. I cant wait to try them all out. I will certainly post some pics of what I end up doing.  =)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

First attempt at water marbling...went better than expected!

I have been wanting to try water marbling for months, but frankly I have been too lazy to attempt it. While it was mighty time consuming, I love the way it turned out! It is the perfect way to kick off the warm weather we have been having! The colors are all China Glaze. Base-White on white, Blue- Shower together, Purple- Gothic lolita, Pink- Wicked style, Green- Gaga for green. All topped off with some Seche Vite top coat

My first blog post ever!

Let me start off by saying, I am by no means a professional. My nails are short, my cuticles are dry and rugged, and I am terrible at clean up. This is really just a hobby for me. It is something, however, that I hope to keep getting better and better at! I am always open to constructive long as you're not a dick about it. =) Also keep in mind the only camera I have is my phone. With that being said here are some of my favorites designs I have done so far!

I have always had a love for frogs (except for the real ones). I have collected various frog items since I was 12 years old. So naturally, frog nails had to be my very first attempt at any sort of free hand nail art! I was actually quite pleased with how they turned out. 

This was my first and most successful attempt thus far at gradient nails. I love the color combination, but was quite surprised at how much of a hassle these were. Some people make it look so easy. Hopefully it is one of those practice makes perfect kinda things, because it really is a neat look. I have come across a couple tutorials that I must try that probably make it much easier than I am making it! 

Once I finally got my hands on some nail art pens, I had to try some animal prints! My freehand zebra nails came out much better than I had expected. I love the contrast of the black and pink. It's nice and sassy!

I absolutely LOVE dandelions! These were also surprisingly easy to do. Even after the rum.  ;)

These are a tribute to two of my favorite things. Stars, and the color lime green! I could just stare at these all day! I find it humorous to see the looks on some peoples faces, you can tell they think its way too bright. But for me, the brighter the better! 

I recently jumped on the bandwagon of dried flowers as nail art. They are quick, fun, and super adorable! 
This mani sort of give me a hippie vibe. Flower power! 

For these, I was just messing around, but I like how they turned out. The white stars were stamped, I used a dotting tool for the trail, and for the giant star, I used those star stickers that teachers pass out! 

Oh sweet nostalgia! I call these my Lisa Frank nails. As a preteen I was a huge Lisa Frank fan. I had it all. The stickers, the trapper keeper, the pencils, folders and coloring books! I think most girls who grew up in the 90's know what I'm talking about. 

When I first heard about magnetic polish, I was awful curious. How on earth do they make those sweet designs?! I rushed to Sally beauty supply and picked up two of the China Glaze magnetix and the magnet. I was amazed at how quick and easy they were to do! When I lack inspiration, or time to do anything crazy, these are definitely my go to design!

My war of stars nails. I am sure you have caught on by now, I kinda like stars. I really can't get enough of them! Darth Vader really helps the theme. 

The cherry blossom nails are by far one of the prettiest designs I have done. I got several compliments from complete strangers with these. Another super easy design when you have the right stuff! 

Last but not least, these were my St. Patrick's day nails this year. That glitter (that is hard to capture on a cell phone)  is Essie's Shine of the times. I have yet to find a color that it doesn't look amazing on! 

Well there you have it! All of my favorite manis so far. I hope you enjoyed them and/or found some inspiration! Feel free to comment or share!