Thursday, November 13, 2014

"Always"

Hey guys!

Here's a quick Harry Potter themed design I did!


I started with a base of Frostbite from China Glaze, then sponged on Plum Seduction from Revlon and white acrylic. Then I added some white acrylic stars. Finally, I painted the Deathly Hallows and "Always" with white acrylic.

Hope you guys enjoy!

"After all this time?"
"Always," said Snape.

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So exciting news...

I'm Nail It! Magazine's #NailArtistOfTheDay on instagram!!


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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Ghost Town

Alright kiddos (I have no idea why I said kiddos), it's about that time again to show off some band inspired nail art. This past Saturday, I went to yet another Ghost Town concert, and did some more Ghost Town nail art (you can see the previous manicures here, here, and here). As before, the designs are all inspired by the wonderful Alister Dippner, who is the mastermind behind the Ghost Town artwork. 


Alright, let's start with the left hand. Both my pinkie and thumb were galaxies, with a base of Frostbite from China Glaze, then Plum Seduction from Revlon and white acrylic sponged on. I finished it off with some white acrylic stars. My ring finger is a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc., and then the Ghost Town logo was painted with white acrylic. My middle finger is inspired by the cover for the song "Acid", with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon. All the details are acrylic, except for the galaxy on the hair, which included Plum Seduction. On my pointer finger, I painted part of the cover for "I'm A Disaster", starting with a base of Black Taxi, and a sponging of Miss Universe from Essence. Then the details were painted with acrylic. 

On my right hand, I my thumb was a "Pizza Kitty" in acrylic, with a base of Black Taxi and sponging of Miss Universe. My pointer finger was an Alister Dippner styled Pikachu, also with acrylic, on a base of Sure Thing. On my middle finger, I painted "Bessie the Cow" using acrylic, with as base of Black Taxi. My ring finger was an Alister inspired Mickey Mouse, with a base of Sure Thing and painted in acrylic. Finally, my pinkie was another a galaxy.


Here's a close up of "Acid".

And below, I got to hangout with the band again. 


Kevin (the singer) and I.


Manny (the drummer) and I.


Evan ("Electronic Magician") and I. 


And my new favourite band photo: Alix (guitarist) and I showing off our nails.


Ghost Town posted my nails on their instagram.


And also on their Twitter.

Hope you guys enjoy!

In Flanders Fields

Today, we remember. We remember those who fought, those who died, and those who are still fighting. We honour the dead, and the living that sacrificed, or are sacrificing their lives. Today, on Remembrance Day, we shall remember.


I started with a base coat of Sure Thing from Revlon, then using watered down black, red and green acrylic, painted a poppy.

Today, take a moment to remember all those who fought for peace and freedom.

Lest We Forget

Thursday, October 30, 2014

I See You Shiver With Antici... Pation

This year marks the 40th anniversary of what I think I have to say is my favourite ever Halloween movie. It's weird, wacky, a little bit creepy, and a lot funny. That movie, ladies and gentlemen (if the title didn't tip any of you off), is The Rocky Horror Picture Show.


I started off with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. for all of my nails. Then, I used black, red and white acrylic to create the mouth on my ring finger and red acrylic to write Rocky Horror on my pointer finger.

I don't have much to say about this manicure, mainly because I need to go watch Rocky Horror now. :p

Hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Frida

Today's Halloween themed nail design is inspired by the artwork of Kat Tatz. I stumbled across the gem that inspired this while scrolling through The Daily Nail's instagram. As someone who is a huge fan of sugar skulls, and art, it was awesome to see someone combine Frida Kahlo's famous self-portraits with intricate sugar skull makeup. I just had to replicate this on my nails.



I started with a base of French Quarter for Your Thoughts from OPI, then  lightly dry brushed some white acrylic over my nail. The rest of the design was completely done in acrylic craft paint. I have no idea how many hours I spent on this, but it was worth it. I love how this turned out and how it gives a subtle Halloween vibe.

What do you guys think? Anything you want to see before Halloween??

Hope you guys enjoy!

*You can also see these nails on my instagram, as well as The Daily Nail's.

Friday, October 17, 2014

A Handful of Halloween

I didn't really know what to call today's manicure. It's kind of a mix of everything Halloween-y, yet hipster-ish as well. Here it is.



My pinkie and ring finger are a base of Revlon Red from Revlon. Then I used a bobby pin and black acrylic paint to make the drips. My ring finger is a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. Then I added the ribs using white acrylic. My middle finger is also a base of Black Taxi, with a half moon of Sure Thing from Revlon and the details for the eye in black and red acrylic. Finally, my thumb is a base of Black Taxi, with white acrylic to make the skeleton hand.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

My current Halloween manicure was inspired by those blood suckers who sometimes sparkle: Vampires. So here you go, a quick vampire manicure.


The base colour is Winning Streak from Revlon. Then, on my ring finger I painted the vampire fangs and blood drips using white and red acrylic. It was a really quick and simple manicure, but it's pretty cute.

Hope you guys enjoy!