Monday, May 27, 2013

Manicure Monday: Stephen's Request!

At the (probably not serious) request of Stephen, who left a wonderful comment on my Pokémon nails, I present this look!

Just because Stevie Q is rad. :)

Things Used:
Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Color Club White Striper
Color Club Black Striper
Warpaint Beauty Mattify
Lush Lacquer Midnight Affair
A good ol' black Sharpie

Friday, May 17, 2013

NOTD: My First Attempt at Sugar-Spun

... and I'm not sure I like the technique. :/

What I learned while attempting this:
  • Getting nail polish to dry quickly when you actually want it to is impossible.
  • Once goopy enough, the polish then dries WAY too quickly.
  • Some polishes don't work for this technique... I wanted to do a nice purple and green, but my purple just wouldn't "spin."
  • It's impossible to get nice, thin strands.
  • It was hard to get strands to cover the entire nail instead of just half of it.
Anywhos... here's what I ended up with!

Colors Used:
Fresh Paint High Voltage
Funky Fingers Green (no polish label!)
Hot Topic Holographic Star Polish (no polish label!)

Monday, May 13, 2013

Manicure Monday: Rainbow Gradient

I know it's been a popular look around the Web lately, so here's my take on a rainbow gradient look.

Staring with a white base, I used the wet makeup sponge technique for this look, then topped it off with some glitter! Please ignore my weird cuticle area there... I had a slip with my acetone. ^_^;

Colors used:
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart
CoverGirl #245
NYC Midtown Mimosa
Funky Fingers (Green) No Label... sorry! :(
Sinful Colors Love Nails
Funky Fingers Riot
OPI Save Me

Monday, May 06, 2013

Manicure Monday: Neon Geometry

Hey there! Long time no post... I've been lacking motivation recently. Anywhos, here's a bright and cheery look featuring my first attempt at playing with Jamberry shields. I received them as a free sample and placed them on my rings fingers-- I believe this design is called Black & White Flower.

I started off with a white base for these, then  free-handed some geometric orange shapes. I added some orange dots to the nail shields and some topcoat just to be safe. Finally, I outlined my shapes with a black striper then BAM! A bold neon look! A more color accurate picture of the polish:

Obviously, my camera stinks at picking up colors, so I had to Photoshop this. Hence the gross skin color! Haha... 

Colors Used:
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Funky Fingers Like Clockwork
Color Club Black