Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wave Nails

Hi guys!

Since the weather has been getting warmer my excitement for summer is growing tremendously. Summer is absolutely my favorite season, warm, sunny, and it doesn't take 37584634689 layers of clothing to stay warm! With the summer come THE BEACH. *sigh* The beach. What a wonderful place <3 Too bad I never get to go because everyone around me hates it -_- So i thought I'd bring the beach to my nails instead with these awesome waves!

I started off with a base of Color Club Over The Moon. When it dried I applied the wave vinyls from Snail Vinyls along the edge of my nails. I painted over the vinyls using China Glaze DJ Blew My Mind and quickly peeled off the vinyls. I sealed everything in with a layer of Seche Vite to finish this design off.

These nails really are quite simple but they really pack a punch with the neon / holographic combination. I love ho quickly I was able to create this design with the wave vinyls from Snail Vinyls, they were so incredibly easy to use! Click THIS link to check out there website and get some goodies of your own ;)

What do you guys think?

Thanks loves :) 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Saran Wrap Marbled Nails with Metallic Temp Tattoo Accents

Hi guys!

I've finally jumped on the metallic tattoo bandwagon woohoo!! For those of you who aren't aware, in the nail art world people have started using temporary tattoos for nail art and its just fantastic! Since I finally just got a few in I thought I'd give it a try with this fun and spring saran wrap mani. Let me know what you guys think!

I started out with a base of Essie and then sponged over top of each nail with saran wrap and Sinful Colors Snow Me White. When that dried I used these fun small silver triangle tattoos and applied them to my nails. I sealed everything in with some Seche Vite and that was it!

I really enjoy the way that the soft purple and white contrast with the harsh metallic silver I think it gives such an interesting effect! 

I'll definitely be using more metallic tattoos soon so watch out! 

Thanks loves :) 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Reciprocal Checkerboard Gradient Nails

Reciprocal gradients are so popular right now, I see them all over the place on instagram. And they should be, reciprocal gradients, gradients that oppose each other, are so cool and super intense. There's one lovely lady on Instagram +Simply Nailogical who is absolutely the cray cray-iest reciprocal gradienter I've even seen! She did this stunning checkerboard gradient nail design a little while ago and I just knew I was going to have to try it.

I've gotta say, it didn't take me nearly as loon to create this as I thought it would. But I would have worked on the mani for days, because it is AMAZING! Keep reading to see what I came up with!

I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Then when that dried I created the first vertical gradient using Color Club Miss Bliss and China Glaze Glow With The Flow. When that dried I applied some straight vinyls to my nails alternating the position down each nail and created the same gradient except with the colors reversed. I peeled off the tape and sealed everything in with some Seche Vite to finish it off.

I can't even get over how fun these were or how many people called me nuts! But hey, life wouldn't be nearly as fun if you weren't at least a little cray ;)

What do you guys think? Would you try this design? If you did send me a link in the comments so I can see them!!

Thanks loves :) 

Monday, April 13, 2015

Mini Holo Blobbicure

Oops, I blobbicured again ;) 

I had so much fun creating my other blobbicure that I just had to try it out again in mini and holo form. I DIE. I think I love this even more then my original blobbicure, keep reading and you'll see why.

I started out with a base of Color Club Beyond. Then I used Color Club Eternal Beauty and Over the Moon and a dotting tool to create the blobbicure. I sealed it all in with some Seche Vite and that was it! 

I absolutely love how Eternal Beauty and Over the Moon pop agains Beyond. I really wish I had the chance to take a sunlight photo because DAMN it was amazing! Maybe I'll just have to recreate this look when it's sunny and I have time to take photos ;) seriously it's THAT amazing!

What do you guys think? What color combination would you guys like to see for my next blobbicure??

Thanks loves :) 

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Watercolor Nails

Happy Saturday! We've made it through another work week hallelujahhhhh.

I've had 0 time to paint my nails lately and I'm dying on the inside! I've got so many ideas floating around and just absolutely no time to try them out T.T But one idea I did have a chance to create was this watercolor design, and thank goodness ;)

I started off with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White on all of my nails. When my base was dry I thinned out some blue, purple, and teal acrylic paints with water and painted them all over my middle and ring nails. When they started to dry I used a brush and q-tip to suck up the remaining watered down acrylics leaving a watercolor effect and then added three small dots on the sides. I taped off my index and pinky and repeated the same process. I sealed everything in with a layer of Seche Vite to finish this design.

Oh watercolor nails how I love you so! I'm not sure I got the technique down the best this time so I'm absolutely going to be trying this design out again. I really enjoyed the way that they came out though, even if they were TOTALLY a pain in my ass. -_- 

Pain is beauty that's what they say right? ;)

What do you guys think?

Keep an eye out on my Instagram and YouTube Channel for tutorials on this look later today!

Thanks loves :) 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Blobbicure

Hi guys!

Blobbicures have been getting crazy popular lately so I thought it was about time for me to try my hand at it ;) If you don't know what a blobbicure is, it's basically a "blob"-esque design that is created when you use a thick layer of base polish and start adding blobs of a second polish on top while your base is still wet. The blobs spread out on your nails and give you some crazy cool designs. You can see what I mean below ;)

I started off with a base of Wet n Wild Black Creme. Then I blobbed on some China Glaze Unpredictable while my base was still wet. I sealed everything in with some Seche Vite and that was it! So simple right?

I really love how easy blobbicures are to create and the final product is just too freaking cool. I have SO many different color combinations in my head I can't way to revisit this technique so be on the look out ;)

Also keep an eye on my Instagram and YouTube Channel for tutorials on this look!

Thanks loves :) 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Double Stamped Paisley Nails

Hi guys!

The world of double stamping is relatively new to me but I'm already in love with it! Double stamping gives a manicure so much depth and really makes it stand out, not to mention it's so much easier then I thought it would be ;) Check out this fun double stamped paisley design I created!

I started with a base of Squishy Face Polish Milky Ways. When my base was dry I stamped over each nail using PMTG White Undies and Bundle Monster plate BM-315. Then I immediately stamped over each nail again using the same plate and WetnWild Black Creme being careful to line up the designs as close a I could. Finally I sealed everything in with a layer of Seche Vite and that was it!

I am so in love with these nails! I'm not sure if I've ever done a paisley print on this blog before but there will definitely be more ;) 

What do you guys think?

Keep an eye out on my Instagram and YouTube Channel for tutorials on this look later today!

Thanks loves :)