Thursday, July 2, 2015

Footsteps on the Beach

Looks like the perfect day for a walk along the beach... And maybe even for a swim...

For this design, I started with a base of Cocktails & Coconuts from Essie, then sponged on That's What I Mint from Essence to create a gradient. Using the water spotting method, I used Sure Thing from Revlon to create the water effect. On my ring finger, I added little footprints using brown acrylic. Finally, I topped the whole design with Matte About You topcoat from Essie. 

Hope you guys enjoy!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

What 'Chu Lookin' At?

 Hey guys! Here's a quick little mani I did the other day!

I started with a base of Blue Away from Sally Hansen. Then using white acrylic, I painted the French bulldog (which is based on a compact mirror I got from Forever 21). I outlined the bulldog in black acrylic, then added the sun glasses using pink acrylic. Et voila, I give you a sort of angry looking French bulldog.

Hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Born To Die

Bear with me on this post. I feel like it will be a little long, but that's because there is just so much too it!! 

Alright, so Lana Del Rey is probably the only pop singer I listen to. There is something absolutely stunning about her music. Her voice is so haunting and melancholic, I just can't stop listening to it. And I love her whole vintage style. So this post is my homage to Ms. Del Rey.

I started off by painting my nails to look like LDR's signature claws. I already have my claw nails as it is, so all I needed was a bit of nude and red polish. I created this look using French Rose from Rimmel and Revlon Red from, well, Revlon. I don't usually like simple manicures like this on myself, as I find them to plain, but I actually adored this. But, of course, I got bored of it quickly, so...

I painted Lana. I referenced the album cover for Born To Die, and painted LDR using black, white, grey and red acrylic. Pretty happy with how this turned out.

And, because I'm an artistic person who loves to challenge themselves creatively, I turned myself into Lana Del Rey using makeup. And a seriously giant flower crown. See those pictures below. 

Well I hope you guys found it interesting seeing my Lana nails, and me as Lana as well. Do any of you like Lana Del Rey? What's your favourite song? Let me know in the comments!

Hope you guys enjoy!

"Eye" See All

Or at least my nails see all. I mean there are four eyes there. That's got to be pretty good vision. This mani was inspired, once again by the genius Spifster

The base for all nails was Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii. On my left pinkie and right middle finger, I painted the stars using a black striper from It's So Easy. My ring fingers and index fingers were a mix of Mellow Yellow from Sally Hansen, Blue Away from Sally Hansen, Let's Get Lost from Essence and Under The Boardwalk from China Glaze. I then painted on the drips using my black striper. Finally, on my left middle finger and right pinkie, I painted the eyes with white acrylic, then painted the irises with blue acrylic and the pupils with black acrylic. I finished it off by lining the eyes with a black striper. 

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

I Hate Everything

Don't be alarmed by the title; I don't hate everything. But Wednesday Addams certainly does, which brings me to the theme for my current nails.

I started with a base of Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii. I then painted Wednesday using black and white acrylic. On my middle finger I painted a ribbon banner using white acrylic, then outlined it and wrote "I hate everything" using black acrylic. Finally, I painted a skull and roses on my pointer finger using black and white acrylic.

Hope you guys enjoy! (Or maybe don't enjoy, cause I'm channeling Wednesday Addams? ;p) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Grow Young

Hey guys! Here's a quick graffiti inspired design I painted!

The base is Black Taxi from Nails Inc. I then painted on the graffiti using various shades of blue acrylic. Finally, I outlined it with pink acrylic, and added the drips.

Hope you guys enjoy! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Hunks Only

Today's design is a little different. This one is based off of the YouTuber known as Jacksfilms. Jack is one of my favourite YouTubers and he's constantly producing hilarious content, so definitely check him out

The base for all nails was Sure Thing from Revlon. On my pinkie finger, I painted the pixel sunglasses and "troll'd" and "rekt" using black acrylic. My ringer finger is Jack doing his "creeper" face, which was painted with black and white acrylic. I painted the Jacksfilms' logo on my middle finger using black acrylic. Finally, I painted "cool cool" on my pointer finger, also with black acrylic, which is one of Jack's catchphrases.  

Jack saw the nails, and I think it's safe to say he thought they were cool.

Up top, amirite?!

Well, cool cool. Hope you guys enjoy!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Flamingos & Palm Trees

Well, it's finally starting to get warm here in Southern Ontario, so it's about time to start breaking out all the summery designs. These ones happen to be inspired by Nina Park, AKA, Nina Nailed It.

For the palm tree nails, I created a gradient using Electrified and Hey Girl! from Quo by Orly. Then, using black acrylic, I painted the palm trees. For the flamingo nails, I mixed together Blue Away from Sally Hansen and That's What I Mint from Essence for the base coat. I then painted the flamingos using pink, gold and black acrylic. I topped everything off with a matte top coat and voila! Simple and cute summery nails.

Hope you guys enjoy!