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!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Floral Skull

Here's a quick little design I painted of a skull the other day.


I started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc., then used white acrylic to paint the skull. Using red, white and black acrylic, I added in the roses, then finally, shade the skull and hair using brown acrylic. 

Hope you guys enjoy!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

May The Fourth Be With You

*heavy breathing* "I am your father." Okay, not really. But Darth Vader is Luke Skywalker's father, which leads me to this quick design. For May The Fourth, I painted Darth Vader.


I started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. I then painted on all the details using black and white acrylic, as well as various shades of grey. 

Hope you guys enjoy, and may the force be with you!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Budapest

I went to see George Ezra not too long ago, and I (of course) painted nail for that concert as well!


My pinkie was a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, which I then painted a map of Budapest (one of his songs) on using red, blue and black acryic. On my ring finger, I painted "George Ezra" in white acrylic on a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. I used a base of Sure Thing on my middle finger, then painted Paddington Bear (who inspired the album name) using red, black, white, brown and blue acrylic. Using white acrylic on a base of Black Taxi, I painted "#Petan" (a hashtag George made up). Finally, my thumb was a base of Sure Thing. I then painted on a map of Barcelona (another George Ezra song) using red, blue and black acrylic. 

George was absolutely amazing to see, and while I didn't get a chance to meet him, I did get to chat with his sister and show her my nails, which she loved!

Hope you guys enjoy!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Don't Be a Beach, Go to One!

Hey guys! Here's a quick little design I did to try out a new technique.


The base for all my nails was Cocktails & Coconuts from Essie. I used white acrylic to paint the lettering on my ring finger. For my other nails, I sponged on a gradient of Cocktails & Coconuts, Blue Away from Sally Hansen, That's What I Mint from Essence and Shower Together from China Glaze. I then used a water marbling technique with Sure Thing from Revlon to create the waves/water reflections.

I absolutely love how this turned out and I will definitely be trying it again!

Hope you guys enjoy!


Monday, May 11, 2015

Mindsweep

 I went to see the band Enter Shikari, and, as always, I painted my nails after their album artwork.


All nails were a base of Black Leather from China Glaze.For my pinkies, pointer finger and thumb, I used blue, purple, pink and red acrylic to paint synapses, as well as a bit of Plum Seduction from Revlon for a brighter magenta in certain spots. On my ring finger, I sponged on some of Yoga-Ta Get This Blue from OPI, then painted the Enter Shikari logo and synapses with white and blue acrylic. Finally, I painted "Enter Shikari" on my middle finger using white acrylic.

I got a chance to meet Rou and Rory from the band, and they thought my nails were awesome!




They also posted them on Instagram!


Hope you guys enjoy!