Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Christmas in February!

Haha... I told you my posts were a bit dated! I wanted to share my Christmas look with you, so here it is! As has been the tradition in years past, I went with a mix-and-match array of designs in a Christmas-y color scheme.

Taken in random, splotchy natural light.

We've got a whole jumble of things going on here... glitter, pearls, gems! Waterfall, dry-brushing, dots, and saran wrap! Red and green and gold and white... this was definitely a fun look to rock for the holidays. :)

Polishes Used
Julie G Cherry on Top
Zoya Dakota
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
China Glaze New Birth
Piggy Polish Ivy Leaf in Santa Claus
Zoya Ziv
Daring Digits Robin
Glitterfied Nails 24 kt Gold

Monday, February 02, 2015

A Thanksgiving Waterfall

New technique time! I've seen waterfall manis all over the place, but finally gave it a shot thanks to a new set of nail art brushes. Having the right tools makes all of the difference when you're trying to make skinny lines! 

Taken in artificial light.

I wanted an orange base for this look but wasn't sure which polish to use. Peach was too pastel and pumpkin was too dark... but what about my nemesis (OPI's Y'All Come Back Now Ya Hear)? It was the perfect color! As you'll recall, Y'all Come Back reacts with my nails to create a beautiful dark stain. Which is lovely, except no. Just no. 

Luckily I came up with the perfect (and oh-so-simple) solution: a white undercoat! A quick coat of white left my nails stain-free and made the jelly appear solid, so I only needed 2 coats of Y'All Come Back. Excellent!

Polishes Used
Sinful Colors Snow Me White
OPI Y'All Come Back Now Ya Hear
Piggy Polish Ivy Leaf in Santa Claus
Dots Metallic Bronze
Revlon Jackson Polish
CoverGirl #245 Go Go Mango
Zoya Ziv
Sally Girl Gold Glitter

Hello again!

Hello again! It's me, Katie. Remember me? I used to blog semi-regularly? Yeah... I inadvertently took a hiatus beginning in November and have just now decided to get back at it! 

So I just wanted to say hi, I'm back, and you can now expect old Thanksgiving/ Christmas/ New Year's nails to show up in the next few days. Woohoo!