Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Endometriosis Awareness

Happy Tuesday!

I hope your week is going well, I'm counting down the days until Sunday because DAYLIGHT SAVINGS! I can't wait for it to be lighter out later, just one more step closer to summer ;) 

Anyways since today is Tuesday that means it's time for Twinsie Tuesday! The theme for today is Endometriosis Awareness. Now to be honest I know nothing about Endometriosis, so I decided to do a little research. From what I read I understand Endometriosis as a painful disorder that occurs when the tissue that normal lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This causes discomfort which can sometimes be severe and also fertility issues. Man, that sounds terrible. I'm glad that the theme for today is Endometriosis Awareness because I really don't think many people know about it, myself included, and I think it's important for everyone to know. The color for Endometriosis Awareness is yellow so I've got a bright yellow design below. Keep reading to see what I came up with!

I started with a base of Lime Crime Crema De Limon. When it was dry I stamped over it using Bundle Monster plate BM- 321 and Orly Glowstick for a subtle ribbon effect. When that was dry I used my cancer ribbon vinyls from The Little LacquerBean and painted over them with Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold. To finish this design off I sealed everything in with one coat of Seche Vite




I have to confess, I hate yellow nail polish. It's always difficult and I hate the way it looks with my skin! But I surprisingly didn't mind this mani, the two yellows really complimented each other and the outcome didn't close with my skin like I thought it would. Maybe I'll be trying out some more yellow designs in the future!

Don't forget to check out everyone else's Endometriosis Awareness manis for today, I'm super excited to see what everyone has come up with!


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing 
Amber at Nails Like Lace 
Bridget at A Painted Nail 
Chelsea at Nailed Blog 
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi 
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer 
Kristine at Pink and Polished Nails 
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished 
​Lisa at The Polish Playground 
Marisa at Polish Obsession 
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les 
Savannah at Addicted to Polish 

Thanks loves :) 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Squared Ruffian

Ruffian manicures are fun, but squared ruffian manicures are even better!!

I'm always on the lookout for new ways to do different designs and recently I saw a post from The Nailasaurus and her nails were a gorgeous squared off ruffian design and I absolutely fell in love! I knew I needed to try my hand at it and I have to be honest, it's amazing! So many different color combinations are running through my head now and I can't wait to use this technique again! Keep reading to see what I came up with.

I started off with a base of Essie Bikini So Teeny. When it was dry I used a small nail art brush to map out the square with Color Club Miss Bliss and then filled in the inside of the square, you can also just use the brush that is with the nail polish to fill in the square, it's much faster LOL!  I then took the same small nail art brush to create the outline of the square with Essie Trophy Wife. I finished this design off with a layer of Seche Vite to seal everything in.




I am really so happy with the way these came out. It's such a fun and geometrical design and I love the way the straight lines contract with the small curve of my free edge. What do you guys think of this look? Do you have any color combinations you would like to see?

Thanks loves :) 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pastel Spot Gradient with Stamping

It's gradient time!

It's been so incredibly long since my last gradient manicure which makes me so sad because I love gradients! Truth is I ran out of my cosmetic sponges and have been way to lazy to buy more... oops T.T But I've finally got some so let's kick off what I'm sure will be a plethora of gradient designs with this fun, springy, pastel spot design with some contrasting stamping on top. 

I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I then applied some liquid latex around my nails (watch out for this fun neon pink liquid latex to be available in my shop SOON!) I then took a cosmetic sponge and added splotches of Essie Nice is Nice, Lime Crime Pastelchio, Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse, Lime Crime Parfait Day, and Lime Crime Peaches <3 Cream. Once everything was dry I stamped over each nail with WetnWild Black Creme and Bundle Monster plate BM-721. I peeled off the liquid latex, cleaned up around my nails and applied a coat of Sech Vite to finish off this design.




I love the way that these spot gradient designs come out, so unique and each nail never looks quite the same. This design is so springy I can almost smell the fresh air... fresh air that isn't -10 degrees -_- Almost. 

I've also filmed a tutorial for this design so look for it sometime today on my Instagram account!

Thanks loves :) 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Jewel Toned Stained Glass

Jewel toned nail polish... YUM.

There's something so satisfying when jewel tone nail polishes come together. They compliment each other so well and the end result is so deep and gorgeous.

I've been wanting to try making decals using my stamping plates and I thought this stained glass idea would be a great idea to try. Besides taking FOREVER, I really enjoyed the process and I am in love with the outcome! Want to see what I came up with?

I started by painting my nails with Enchanted Polish June 2014... actually it was an old mani, but it still works ;) Then I used Bundle Monster plate BM-208 and WetnWild Black Creme to pick up the image. While it was still on my stamper I filled in some holes using Color Club Kismet, The Little LacquerBean Blue Ribbon Baby, LynB Designs Teal The Cows Come Home, and LynB Designs Nightmare Revisited. When I finished filling in the holes I took my Sech Vite and painted over the entire design. I let that dry completely and then took some tweezers and loosened up the edge of the image. When the edge was loose I used my tweezers again to grab it and slowly peel it off of my stamper. I put a coat of Seche Vite on my nails and laid the decal over top. I then got rid of the excess with my cuticle clippers and cleaned it up with a brush dipped in acetone. Finally I finished it off with one more layer of Seche Vite




So. In. Love. It was a bit more difficult then I anticipated to do, as you can see by my messy lines in my macro ;) But that was my first nail and the rest got progressively better I swear! The hassle was definitely worth it in the end though because I mean just look at it! Look at all those jewel toned polishes!! 

I know I'll be revisiting this technique again really soon, is there anything that you guys want me to do?

OH! And I've decided to start filming tutorials again! I love filming them for you guys but life got a little bit crazy and I just didn't have the time. Thankfully things seem to be settling down finally so I can start filming again and I started with this design! Look for a tutorial sometime today on my Instagram account <- click the link to be taken there. 

Thanks loves :) 



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Polish Received In A Swap

It's Tuesday so you know what that means... Twinsie Tuesday!

I hope you are all having a great week. I'm battling an enormous cold sore which seems to be eating my entire face... no really my lip is the size of a small house -_- And of course it had to come as I'm finally starting my new job boo! But what can you do but complain right? Anyone have any good remedies for a cold sore? None of my methods seem to be working for this one! Let me know in the comments if you know anything!

But enough of my whining, let's get back to the real reason you guys are here: nails! The theme for today's Twinsie Tuesday is A Polish Received In A Swap. Now I have to confess guys, I've never swapped polish with anyone! T.T But there is a lovely and wonderful woman named Maggy who heard that I was looking for Enchanted Polish June 2014(my birthday month!) I've known Maggy for a long time, she was one of my very first follower way back when I started this blog and when she heard I was looking for it she sent it to me for free! I couldn't believe it! The kindness that Maggy has shown me is just incredible and I thought I would honor that by showing off the polish that she gifted to me, Enchanted Polish June 2014.

June 2014 is a lovely purple/mauve/pink duo chrome shade with a gorgeous holographic finish. Just stunning. The formula is fantastic, smooth and buttery and completely opaque in two thin coats. Swatches below are two coats with top coat. Take a look at this pretty! 




Enchanted Polish June 2014 is everything that I thought it would be and more! It's very special to me because of where it came from and I'm glad I got to share it with you guys! I hope this counts for Twinsie Tuesday this week ;) 

And don't forget to check out what everyone else posted today, I know I'm excited to see all the pretty polishes! 




Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Thanks loves :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ruffian with a neon twist

Haaaaaaaaaaappy Monday!

Another week is beginning and I couldn't be more excited! I'm finally officially starting my new job and it feels like I've been waiting for this forever! So this calls for some bright and fun nails! I haven't done a ruffian design in a while so I think it's high time to change that.

I started with a base of Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse and when it dried I created the ruffian using Color Club Over the Moon. Then I took a small nail art brush and used it to outline the ruffian using China Glaze Pool Party. To finish it off I sealed it all in with some Seche Vite




I so loved these nails! The holo and neon and pastel come together to make the yummiest combination. Don't you think? 

What about you guys, what's your favorite ruffian color combination?

Thanks for stopping by! Talk to you tomorrow!
Thanks loves :)

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Double Stamp Saturday

Happy Saturday! 

I hope your weekend is going well, we're expecting some more snow and ice in a short while. Yayyyyyyy -_- *insert sarcastic eye roll* But what are you going to do? I'll tell you what you do, paint your nails DUH!!! ;) 

I wanted to play with Bundle Monster's Secret Garden plate set a little more and I've never really done a double stamped mani before so I figured why not give it a shot! Let's see what you guys think.

I started with a base of Color Club Eternal Beauty. When it dried I used Lime Crime Once In A Blue Mousse, Lime Crime Lavendairy, and Bundle Monster plate BM-719 to stamp over each nail. Finally I sealed it all in with some Seche Vite




It came out a bit more subtle then I wanted but I absolutely love the abstract look it gives. The pastel contrasts with the holo so well in the sunlight too, such a fun look!

I really enjoyed trying out this double stamping manicure, I'll definitely have some more to share with you guys soon!

What do you think?

Thanks loves :)