Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Blog Update

Just an update that I have changed the name of this blog from Katie's Domain to KT's Nails. It's easier to remember and will help create a consistent identity for me. 

The URL is now ktsnails.blogspot.com

That being said, my Bloglovin' followers will need to re-follow (I think... Bloglovin' is kinda confusing) the new blog.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Swatch: Black Cat Lacquer Bloody Kisses

Hi there! Today I have a swatch of Black Cat Lacquer's Bloody Kisses. It's a gorgeous blend of red and mahogany glitters in a darkened black-ish jelly base. The shapes in here are hexes and squares.

This was a last minute picture, so apologies that it's not great. This shows one coat of Bloody Kisses over Sinful Color's Bleeding Heart, taken in direct sunlight. I love how the blackened base really helped darken the bright red of Bleeding Heart. Gorgeous! I can't wait to layer this over black!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Swatch: Lush Lacquer Midnight Affair

Hello there! 

Today I have a random swatch for everyone to look at... Lush Lacquer's Midnight Affair.

I've shown one coat over Sinful Color's Bleeding Heart in shady natural light (also, with a bonus awkward leaf background!). Midnight Affair has matte white micro glitters, small black hexes, black and white bar glitter, and small red holo glitters. So pretty! Application was easy and required no dabbing- although you do have to be careful no bars are hanging off the side of your nail. Luckily the bars in this were flat on the nail too, so a beauty all around!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Nail Fail: Dragon Glitter

Introducing a new segment! Nail fails!

Because everyone's put something on their nails and gone, "Ew. This looks horrible!" Here we go!

In the sun!

In the shade!

So here we have a combo that I thought would look awesome! But I forgot how sheer this glitter is. And the base color, Dragon Lady, had a purple shimmer in the bottle that did not show up on the nail. Boo! I just didn't like the way this turned out. Oh well!

Polishes Used
Fresh Paint Dragon Lady
OPI Divine Swine

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy 4th!

Happy Fourth of July! Here's a quick mani I did for the 4th!

I started with a white base, then free-handed the blue tips. I added some striping tape to outline the red Vs, then painted on the red. Once everything was dry, I stamped on the stars & arrows, added some top coat, and boom! Fourth of July nails!

Colors Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
Sinful Colors Bleeding Heart
Pure Ice All Night Long
Bundle Monster Stamping Plates- the crappy first set of them with ridiculously small patterns