Monday, June 27, 2016

I Love You... "I Know"

If that title doesn't ring a bell, WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOURSELVES? GO WATCH THE ORIGINAL STAR WARS. Okay, kidding, but seriously, Star Wars is good, so it's always worth watching, but I'm not going to force you to watch it. That being said, if you absolutely aren't aware, "I love you" and "I know" are an iconic exchange between the characters Princess Leia and Han Solo, which brings me to this mani from last December.

Pretty sure the base for these was Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii. I then went in with black, white, and brown acrylic to paint Leia, Han, and the speech bubbles.


Close up of Leia.


And one of Han.


So are you guys Star Wars fans? If so, what's your favourite one? As a little kid, I was always partial to Episode VI... mainly cause I thought the Ewoks were cute...

Adieu until tomorrow!! 


Sunday, June 26, 2016

The Force is Strong with this... Christmas?

Maybe Darth Vader likes being festive too, okay? Maybe he bakes cookies for Santa (with dark chocolate chips of course, cause the DARK side), and hangs ornaments throughout the Death Star...

Okay, maybe not, but these were some Star Wars Christmas nails I did back in December. 

The base for these was Liquid Leather from China Glaze. I then sponged on Back In My Gloria Days from Nicole by OPI, Frostbite from China Glaze, Lady Lavender from Sally Hansen, Bizarre Blurple from China Glaze, and Dorothy Who? from China Glaze. I also added a bit of Sure Thing from Revlon, and painted stars using white acrylic. After that, I painted in Darth Vader (with antlers and a red nose) using various colours of acrylic.


Aaaaand close up time.


Also, a couple underwater shots to really show off the galaxies.



This is probably one of the most fun designs I've painted. 'Twas the season for Star Wars, so it just worked out well.

Hope you guys enjoy!
 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Escape The Ordinary

Here's a super quick and simple water spotted nail design I did.


The base on this is Sure Thing from Revlon, and I then water spotted my nails using Liquid Leather from China Glaze.

I love how simple water spotting is, and the way it creates such a beautiful effect!

See ya tomorrow! 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Fantasia

I always thought the movie Fantasia was incredibly underrated, so one of my early designs of the year was inspired by Mickey as the wizard.


The base colour was Starry Starry Night from Essie. Then I painted on Mickey using acrylic paint.

If Fantasia isn't a Disney movie you've seen, or don't remember, I definitely recommend it!

Until next time, 
 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

I Lava You

Throwing it back to Valentine's Day, I painted some punny Valentine's nails.

The base for these was Sure Thing from Revlon. I then painted on all of the details using acrylic paint.


Some close ups.




So several of these were inspired by Society 6 artists work, which if you haven't checked Society 6 out yet, do it. There's tons of cool art (which comes on everything from t-shirts to rugs) over there. Super cool.

This ends today's post.

See ya soon!




Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Push + Pull

Friday was actually filled with two shows, one of which was July Talk. You can see my last July Talk design here.
The band recently released their new single, Push + Pull, which inspired the July Talk nail.


The base for this was Sure Thing from Revlon. I then sponged on some black, and white acrylic, followed by using the spotted water marble technique with Sure Thing. I added in some extra veining on the marble, then painted the +, and July Talk using white and black acrylic.

I 100% recommend seeing July Talk if you get the chance. They're one of those bands that is waaaay better live, just because they have such amazing stage presence and energy. They never cease to impress me.

On that note, it's time to end this post. See you tomorrow!





Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Holy Ghost Tour

Sunday night, I went to see Modern Baseball for my second time.

They recently released a new album, Holy Ghost, and this was The Holy Ghost Tour. My nails were based on the posters for the tour.



The base coat was Liquid Leather from China Glaze. I then used black, white, and blue acrylic paint to paint the ghost and hand, and white paint for The Holy Ghost Tour. 

It was an awesome show, and I can't wait to see them again!

Until tomorrow, 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Wasted Love

Last night I went to my 3rd concert in 3 days, so the nails from those shows will all be up in the next few days, starting with today.
So even though my first concert was on Friday, I'm going to start with the Saturday show.

I went and saw City And Colour. It was a phenomenal concert, especially since I've loved Alexisonfire for ages, so getting to see Dallas Green (clean vocals for AOF) was pretty darn cool.

I painted the bird from his album cover Sometimes, starting with a base of Sure Thing by Revlon. I then sponged on light brown paint, and painted on the details with acrylic.


Might add a closer shot of this a little later, but for now, here's just the one pic!

Talk to you guys tomorrow!