Friday, March 27, 2015

Where Are Youuuu? And I'm So Sorrrry!

As many of you know, I am a serious music lover, so here are some more band inspired nails. This time: Blink-182.

I started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon for all of my nails. I then dry brushed Plum Seduction from Revlon and Club Prive from L'OrĂ©al on my nails. On my ring finger, I painted the logo on using black acrylic, then added the name using a light tan and black acrylic. Finally, I splattered black acrylic on m,y nails using a toothbrush.  

Hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

I'm Really A Mermaid

Hey guys! Here's a quick mermaid scale mani I did a couple weeks ago!

The base for all of my nails was Deviantly Daring. On my middle finger, thumb and pinkie, I sponged on some of Frostbite from China Glaze along one side of the nails, On my pointer finger and ring finger, I sponged on Slate Park from Sally Hansen along one side. I then put pieces of glitter from Luxe and Lush from China Glaze onto my nails, and then drew on the scales using black acrylic.

Here's a nice close up with some water droplets to really bring out the holographic effect.

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Breathe... and Take Me Somewhere Warm

For those of you lucky enough to live somewhere warm, well... you're reaaaaaally lucky. The temperatures here have been around -20 Celsius, and lower, for a couple months now. Everything is frozen. I can't actually escape the cold right now, so I did the next best thing; I painted the tropics on my nails.

Bear with me guys; there were a lot of colours used for this design.

Pinkie: I started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, then sponged on Blue Away from Sally Hansen, Let's Get Lost from Essence and Yoga-Ta Get This Blue from OPI. I finished of the sponging with a little bit more of Sure Thing to create some clouds and highlights in the water. Finally, using green, black, white and yellow acrylic, I painted on the palm leaf. 

Ring Finger: I started this nail with a base of Sure Thing as well. Next, I sponged on Let's Get Lost, Plum Seduction from Revlon, Yoga-Ta Get This Blue and Blue Away for the sky. I also sponged on Electrified from Quo by Orly, Sun Kissed from Sally Hansen and Hot Tamale from Sally Hansen to create part of the sky and the setting sun. I added in some clouds using black acrylic, and Hot Tamale. Next, for the water, I painted on black acrylic, then sponged Let's Get Lost and Sure Thing on top. I also sponged a tiny bit of Hot Tamale on to be the reflection of the sun. Finally, I painted in the palm tree using black acrylic.

Middle Finger: Like the other nails, this was a base of Sure Thing. I started by painting the tree trunks using Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii, then added detail to them using black acrylic. I then added in some of Surfing Paradise for the ground. Next, I added the plants into the design using black, white, yellow, and green acrylic, as well as High Line Green from NYC. Using white acrylic, I painted the surf board, then added the details using black and blue acrylic. I touched up the leaves and this nail was done.

Index Finger: Sure Thing was the base for this nail as well. I then sponged on Yoga-Ta Get This Blue, Let's Get Lost, Plum Seduction, Blue Away and Electrified for the sky. I then used black acrylic to paint the silhouettes of the buildings and palm trees.

Now I can have a mini vacation on my nails.

I hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

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".

Hope you guys enjoy!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Pearson, Specter, Litt

Suits, which as many of you now know, is one of my favourite shows, returned on Wednesday. And, for the 3rd time, I decided to paint nails for it.

The base for all nails was Black Leather from China Glaze. Then, I used white acrylic to paint the Suits logo, and Pearson, Specter, Litt? which is the law firm's new name. On my middle finger, I painted the character Louis Litt using black and white acrylic.

Rick Hoffman (aka Louis Litt) ended up seeing my nails and loved them!

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bell Let's Talk

Today is Bell Let's Talk Day in Canada, which as day devoted to raising awareness and breaking the stigma of mental illness. For every text and phone call (for Bell and Bell Align customers), and for every tweet with #BellLetsTalk tomorrow in Canada, Bell donates 5 cents to mental health initiatives. I decided to paint a little nail design to help through my social media.

I painted the Bell Let's talk logo using blue and black acrylic on a base of Sure Thing from Revlon.

So let's do this today guys! If you're in Canada, text, tweet, call, do whatever you can to help! And for those of you outside of Canada, tweet, and spread awareness through word of mouth.

Hope you guys enjoy! Now let's break the stigma. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Tribal Eyes

Hey guys! After about a day of wear with the tribal accent nail, I decided to add some art to my other nails.

The tribal accent nail is left unchanged from last week. Then, the nude base on my pinkie and middle finger is Sheer Nude from Orly, then on the middle finger, I painted an eye using a white striper. I outlined the eye with a black striper, then painted the iris and pupil using blue and black acrylic. Finally, my pointer finger is a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, with a sort of chevron pattern painted using a black striper.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Tribal Vibes

Hey guys! Here's a quick accent nail design I did base on nails that NinaNailedIt did!

I used a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen, then hairspray water marbled (look this up if you haven't heard of it before, it's so cool!) using Black Leather from China Glaze and then again with Golden Eye from OPI. Finally, I thinly outlined the nail using a black striper and painted the tribal design using a white striper.

Hope you guys enjoy!