Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Egyptian Flare

I wanted to do a simple manicure, but one which hopefully still had a pretty big impact. I feel like this design was exactly what I needed. Everyone who saw my hieroglyphic manicure loved it, which was totally awesome!


I started with a base of French Quarter for Your Thoughts from OPI, then using black acrylic, painted on the hieroglyphs. They spell out, from left to right, 'SING', as music is something extremely important to me. I also happen to be in love with Ancient Egyptian history, so this manicure combined a lot of things I love. 

Hope you guys enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Some People Are Worth Melting For

I've only seen Frozen once, but that didn't stop me from falling in love with that goofy little snowman named Olaf. And so now I, like pretty much everyone else, can't help but smile when I see him, and so today's manicure was inspired by that lovable guy. 


I started with a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen, then started painting Olaf. I started with a base of white acrylic, and added details with red and black acrylic. On my pointer finger, I painted "I like warm hugs" with red acrylic, then added leaves and dots with white acrylic.

So there you go, a Frozen inspired manicure to match the frozen temperatures outside.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Imagine

34 years ago today, John Lennon was shot and killed outside of his New York home. That day, a legend was lost. He may not be my favourite Beatle, but without him, that legendary rock band would never have existed. Today's design pays tribute to the legend himself, John Lennon.


I started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. for all my nails. Then, using white acrylic, I painted John Lennon on my ring finger, and wrote "Imagine all the people" on my pointer finger. 

So take a minute today to imagine all the people, living life in peace. And then, maybe we can actually try this living in peace thing. 

Hope you guys enjoy.

And we all shine on.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

'Tis the Season

Well it's December now, so you know what that means... CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! Christmas is pretty much my favourite season, second only to Halloween, so I'm definitely excited for this time of year. And so, to kick things off, here's a quick little Christmas design. 


I started with a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen, then began painting the letters with red acrylic. I then added in the lining on the letters with white acrylic, as well as the dots and leaves. And there ya go. This was pretty quick for me, and probably only took about 10 minutes. 

Are you guys ready for the holiday season?

Hope you guys enjoy!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Potterhead

Hi. My name is Christina, and I am a Potterhead. Yes. There. I said it. I am a Potterhead, and proud of it. Now some of you might be overjoyed by this knowledge, while the rest of you are scratching your heads, thinking what is a Potterhead??? Well my friends, a Potterhead is someone like me who LOVES Harry Potter. And so, that brings me to my current nail design, Harry Potter nails.


My pinkie was a base of Black Taxi from Nails. Inc., then I painted on the Deathly Hallows with white acrylic. On my ring finger, I started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, then sponged on some brown acrylic and painted the Hogwarts seal with black acrylic. My middle finger was a base of Black Taxi, and the Dumbledore's Army logo painted with white acrylic. I painted the Grim on my pointer finger on a base of Sure Thing with brown acrylic sponged on top. Finally, my thumb was a base of Black Taxi with 9 3/4 painted on with white acrylic.


And here's a bit of a throwback. It's the Harry and Voldemort nails I painted for the release of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 about 4 years ago.

I hope that you guys enjoy this!

P.S. What Hogwarts house are you from?? I've gotten Gryffindor and Slytherin, but I think I'm a Ravenclaw! Let me know in the comments below. 



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#?!@

Hey guys! No, I'm not yelling or cursing at you in the cyber world as the title might hint at. Here's a quick design I did to keep me from getting bored in between more detailed designs!


I started with a base of Turquoise Block from Bourjois, then added the details using black acrylic.

Hope you guys enjoy!

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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