Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31DC2014 Day 30: Inspired By A Tutorial

Can you even believe we're only one more day away from finishing the 31 Day Challenge 2014?! Yeah I know me either!

Anyways the prompt for today is Inspired By A Tutorial. I've seen so many incredible nail art tutorials, especially on Instagram. There were so many different ones that I could have chosen but I knew even before I got to this day what I was going to do. If you guys are on Instagram I'm sure many of you have heard of the extremely talented @sveta_sanders. Sveta... I'm not sure if that's her name, but anyways, she creates absolutely perfect nails every time. Lucky for me she also creates flawless tutorials and lately I've seen her dry marble swirl manicure everywhere. So that's the tutorial I chose to be inspired by. If you want to check it out just click on her name and you'll be taken to her Instagram where you can scroll through all of her tutorials!

Alright I started this design by painting two thick strips on my nails using Lime Crime Milky Ways and Color Club Beyond. While the polish was still wet I took the tip of a toothpick and created the swirl starting in the middle of the nail. I cleaned them up and sealed everything in with some Essie Good To Go.

I don't know about you guys but I am so in love with this design! Truth be told I've tried to do this particular design before with no luck but I'm so happy that it's finally working :) Have you tried it before?

Okay guys it's your turn! Post a link to your 31DC2014 Day 30 nails in the comments so I can see!!

Thanks loves :) 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Baroness X Halloween Duo

Okay who's getting excited for Halloween? This girl!! I love Halloween because so many fun polishes get released! Speaking of fun polishes, I've got two from Baroness X today and they are full of glitter and awesome-ness ;) 

Graveyard Groove
Metallic indigo microglitter with emerald green, copper, purple, and fuchsia glitter. Love this! And what a creative name right?! Formula was good, thicker but it's to be expected with the crazy amount of glitter! Still it was so easy to work with. Swatch is two careful coats with the exception of my right where I created a gradient over Maybelline Color Show Navy Narcissist. All nails are top coated. 

Deadly Dance
Holographic teal microglitter with neon pink and green glitter. So gorgeous!! Formula was the same as Graveyard Groove, thick but so easy to work with. Swatch is two careful coats with top coat. 

Am I the only one noticing the alliteration in the names?! Sorry I just think thats so cool ;) 

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What do you guys think? Will you be picking up any colors from the Cute Can Kill collection??

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What do you think guys? Will you be picking up any of these polishes??

Thanks loves :) 

31DC2014 Day 29: Inspired By The Supernatural

Hey guys!

So I regretfully invite you all to take a look at my Day 29 nails... The prompt is inspired by the supernatural and my nails just.... don't really do it. I may even venture to say that they look like flying poops... yes, flying poops LOLOL Oh well though you can't win them all right?!

I'll tell you what I was trying to accomplish here, when I think of the supernatural for some reason my mind immediately goes to Harry Potter. Maybe it's just the fact that I love Harry Potter, yeah, it's probably that ;) But anyways, I was inspired by the dementors, seeing as they always terrify me!! Ready to check it out?

I started off with a base of NYC Sidewalkers on all of my nails. Then I created a circular gradient using Sinful Colors Slate and Wet n Wild Black Creme. When it dried I went back with some black acrylic paint to create the big dementor on my ring finger nail and all of the small flying ones on my other nails. I sealed it all in with Essie Good To Go and that's it! 

While the design is creepy for sure, I'm not quite sure that it really looks like dementors. But I tried and that's what counts right? ;) 

Okay guys you have to save me! Post a link to your 31DC2014 day 29 nails in the comments so I don't have to look at mine anymore!!

Thanks loves :) 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

31DC2014 Day 28: Inspired By A Flag


The prompt for today's 31 Day Challenge 2014 is Inspired By A Flag. I was going to do the American flag but looking back on my manicures I've done at least two American flag manicures so I really wanted to change it up this time so......... PIRATE FLAG! I can't believe I never thought of doing this before, I love pirates and pirate flags! Want to see what I came up with? Keep on reading then :)

I started with a base of Essie Blanc on my pointer nail, Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold on my middle, Wet n Wild Black Creme on my ring, and OPI You Don't Know Jacques! on my pinky. On my pointer I used OPI Big Apple Red for the stripes and then I took Zoya 18K and E.L.F Gold Star to create the "gold" on my middle. I painted the skull flag on my ring using white and light grey acrylic paint and finally I painted the peg leg wood pattern with NYC Royal Chick. I sealed everything in with a generous layer of Essie Good To Go and that was it!

Love, love, love this! The only thing that I don't like is that my pirate skull looks a bit too happy... ;) LOL But really, I need to do more pirate themed manicures, it's just too much fun! 

But now it's your turn! Post a link to your 31DC2014 Inspired By A Flag nails in the comments so I can see!! 

Thanks loves :) 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

31DC2014 Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

Hey guys!!

I can finally see the end of this challenge! We're so close and I'm not giving up now! Day 27 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014 is Inspired By Artwork and I really hope that you guys like what I came up with.

When I first saw this prompt, a bunch of ideas came to mind, Van Gogh and all those fantastic artists of course, but then a lightbulb went off... what about a more primitive art? What about that art that we've all created at one time or another? You all know what I'm talking about... FINGER PAINTING! Tell me you don't have fond memories of sticking your hands in paint, putting them on some white paper, slapping your name on it and giving it to your parents?! Yeah, gooooooood times! ;)

I started off this design with a base of Essie Blanc. Then I took a small nail art brush and pink, purple, and turquoise acrylic paint to create the handprints. I sealed it all in with a layer of Essie Good To Go and because I'm on a matte kick, I decided to mattify it with NYC Matte Me Crazy. Glossy pics are below as well 

So love this! It brings back some great memories, ooooh it reminds me of playing with shaving cream too!! Tell me you guys did that, if you didn't you should go do it. Like Immediately. What are you still doing here?! Get going and get in that shaving cream!!! LOL!

Alright guys it's your turn! Post a link in the comments of your 31DC2014 day 27 nails so I can see!

Thanks loves :) 

Friday, September 26, 2014

31DC2014 Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern


I can't even tell you guys how happy I am that it's Friday, these past two weeks have been so stressful for me, I've been running around like a chicken with my head cut off (too graphic?) ;) And to make matters worse my anxiety has been off the wall, it feels like I'm swimming underwater and just keep getting pulled down farther! I don't mean to vent, but I'm just really happy it's almost the weekend because I'm SO READY for it :) 

Anyways today is day 26 of the 31 Day Challenge and the prompt is Inspired By A Pattern! I'm honestly so surprised that I've made it this far! But reading all of your comments and support is what keeps me going and it can always put a smile on my face! 

Let's get on to the nails, I'm super excited about them!

I started off with a base of Essie Blanc. When it was dry I created the gradient on top using Lime Crime Lavendairy, Nina Ultra Pro Blue Blaze, and China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise. When it dried I used a small nail art brush and some black acrylic paint and created the fun pattern on top! I was inspired by THIS pattern! I topped it off with Essie Good To Go and finished it off with a coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy. (shiny photos at bottom!)

I don't know about you guys but I totally love these! I just can't decide if I like the matte version or shiny version better! What do you guys think?

It's your turn again guys! I want to see your 31DC2014 Inspired by a pattern nails so post a link in the comments so I can check them out!

Thanks loves! And thanks for listening to me vent ;)

Thursday, September 25, 2014

31DC2014 Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

Hey guys! 

Sorry I'm a little late! Darn work getting in the way and all that stuff! 

Anyways, Day 25 of the 31 Day Challenge 2014 is Inspired By Fashion. Now I'm not a big fashion person, don't get me wrong I love fashion and clothes and everything but fashion shows and that crazy stuff isn't for me so I was totally lost on this prompt -_- But that's what Google is for right?! LOL I typed in Fashion Week NYC 2014 and clicked through a couple of designs until I found this fun light blue cut out design with a black crisscross thingy on top ;) 

I stated off by painting Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse on all of my nails leaving a random strip blank on each nail. When it dried I took one of my striper nail art brushes and some black acrylic paint and created the crisscross design on top. I sealed it all in with some Essie Good To Go and that's it!

The top right picture is the one that I chose to be inspired by!!

So not my best work but it was still fun to create! But I'd really love to see what all of you guys came up with! So post a link to your 31DC2014 Inspired By Fashion nails in the comments so I can see!!

Thanks loves :)