Friday, August 31, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 12, Stripes

Okay, so I sort of lied about the semi-boring manicures. My day 12 one is kind of boring. Oh well. :)

I started with a base of Fig from JOE Fresh, then made the pin striping using tape with Stormy from Revlon Top Speed. I top coated it then added Essie's Matte About You. 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 11, Polka Dots

I didn't just want polka dots for my day 11 manicure, so I went one step further, and combined something I love with the polka dots to make what I personally think is an awesome manicure.

The white is White On from Sally Hansen, the red is Wocka Wocka from OPI and the black for the Mickey Mouse heads is Black Satin from Rimmel.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 10, Gradient

So, today marks the end of my... boring manicures. To end part one of the challenge, I have my gradient nails. The two greens used are Limestone from Sally Hansen and High Line from NYC. As you can see, it's a really subtle gradient, but I love it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 9, Rainbow

For day 9, I painted a RadiD inspired manicure. The colours used are Lime Up from Essence, neon orange from Migi, Blazed from Wet 'N' Wild, hot pink from Migi and Blue Away from Sally Hansen. The black and white are acrylics.

Monday, August 27, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 8, Metallic

I'm going easy on most of the challenges in the first section, since they're all mainly inspired by a colour. I'm way more excited for the next two parts of the nail art challenge, since it gets into more detailed manicures. Anyways, for my day 8 manicure, I once again kept it simple with three coats of Pumping Iron from Sally Hansen and an accent nail with gold shatter from OPI.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 7, Black and White

My day 7 manicure is actually super simple, but it's a combination of designs that end up looking fantastic together. The black is Black Satin from Rimmel and the white is White On from Sally Hansen. The shatter is the black Mosaic Effect from Avon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 6, Violet

I kept today's manicure simple, since I had to get up early to help with a garage sale. So I went for a polka-dotted accent finger. The purple is Fig from JOE Fresh and the white is White On from Sally Hansen.

Friday, August 24, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 5, Blue

I really love my day 5 manicure. It's based on the cover of Eric Walter's book Wave. The blue is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, Blue-Away and the black and white are acrylic.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 4, Green

I'm not a huge fan of my day 4 mani. Partially because it was painted with my left hand, and partially because I rushed it. But, here it is. The green is NYC's High Line Green and the white is White On from Sally Hansen.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 3, Yellow

It took me a while to come up with something yellow for my day 3 design. And then it hit me. Why not use something from one of my favourite songs, which happens to have yellow in the title? So, I painted the yellow submarine from the Beatles song, Yellow Submarine. The yellow polish is Art Nouv-Yellow from Finger paints. It's a pretty shimmery yellow, but it's really sheer. It took two coats of White On from Sally Hansen with four coats of Art Nouv-Yellow to get good coverage. The submarine is painted with acrylics.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 2, Orange

For day 2, I decided to paint orange slices at the tips of my nails. The orange is Sun Kissed from Sally Hansen and the white is acrylic.

Monday, August 20, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 1, Red

I've decided to start a nail art challenge. However, it won't be exactly 31 days. It'll take more days most likely, since school is starting up soon. But, I will eventually complete all the challenges, even if I'm breaking the rules. :p

Anyways, here's day 1.

 So, I know technically, it's a nail art challenge. But it's been a busy weekend, so I went for the easy route by just painting a single colour.

The red is Gypsy Queen by Misa. It's a yellow under-toned red, while I normally prefer blue under-toned reds, but this one is really nice. The formula is awesome and goes on perfectly. I used two coats of Gypsy Queen, but it would have been fine after one. 

Stay tuned for day 2!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Elvis Presley was a model citizen...

I'm sure most of you are sitting here, reading this title and thinking, "Huh?" Well, for those of you who know Lilo and Stitch, you'd know that Lilo (and eventually Stitch) idolize Elvis Presley. So when Lilo is "training" Stitch, she uses Elvis Presley as an example of a good citizen.

Anyways, since I loved the gradient I just did, as well as the Lilo and Stitch nails from a few months ago, I decided to paint some Stitch nails. 

The gradient is made with Ogre-the-Top Blue from OPI and You Belong to Me from Essence. The base for the Stitch nails is also Ogre-the-Top Blue. All the details are in acrylics. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Stripes and Gradients

Since the Olympics are over, I had to paint a new mani. And since it's summer, and it happened to be a busy weekend, I went for something simple. I made a blue gradient with TheNailasaurus technique. The colours shown are Ogre-the-Top Blue from OPI and You Belong to Me from Essence.

This nail was my favourite gradient. 

So then a day later, I added stripes of Black Satin from Rimmel on my ring finger and thumb. 

And here's a close up of the stripes over the gradient.

Friday, August 10, 2012

London 2012

Yes I know the Olympics are almost over, but I just got around to doing Olympic nails.

On the pinkies, I painted the German flag, using Mellow Yellow, from Sally Hansen, Wocka Wocka from OPI and Black Satin from Rimmel London. The ring fingers are the London 2012 logo and the Olympic rings. The gold is Amazon's Flash from L'Oreal and the colours are acrylics. My middle fingers are the Canadian flag, painted with Whirlwind White, Sally Hansen and Wocka Wocka. Finally, my pointer fingers are the Slovenian flag. They're painted with Wocka Wocka, the blue is Yoga-ta Get This Blue by OPI, Whirlwind White and acrylics.

Have you been watching the Olympics? What's your favourite part?