Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Peter Pan Collar Tutorial

Here's a quick tutorial for you guys!

1. Start with a black half-moon manicure. I used Black Satin from Rimmel.

2. Add the two rounded flaps of the collar in white.

3. Finally, add to white dots for buttons.

And you're done! Simple, eh?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Minnie Mouse

I've got a quick half-moon manicure of Minnie Mouse.

The white is White On from Sally Hansen. The black is Black Satin from Rimmel and all details are acrylic.

Friday, November 16, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 29, Supernatural

Here we are. Nearing the end of my never-ending "31" day nail art challenge. For day 29, I have my supernatural inspired manicure. It took me forever to come up with an idea. I didn't just want to paint ghosts or aliens and then it hit me. Egyptian mythology. If that's not supernatural, I don't know what is.

I started with a base of Black Satin from Rimmel and gold shatter from OPI. On my pointer finger, I painted the ankh, also known as the symbol of life, in black acrylic. The red "jewel" is Ruby Pumps from China Glaze and Wocka Wocka from OPI. On my ring finger is the Eye of Horus (the God of Upper Egypt), later known as the Eye of Ra (or Re, depending on what you like to call the Egyptian sun God). The eye is painted with black acrylic and the iris is Yoga-Ta Get this Blue from OPI and Frostbite from China Glaze.

Now, only two more days of my challenge left!

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 28, Flag

I'll keep this one brief. It's just a quick, one fingered design to get this specific challenge done.

The red is Ruby Pumps from China Glaze and the white is acrylic. If you can't tell, it's inspired by the Canadian flag.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 27, Artwork and Mini Masterpieces

Art is my life. No, seriously. I LOVE art. I draw all the time (you should see my binders and any other blank paper I find!), and I paint my nails like crazy. I love painting, and working with clay. So, when I got to this challenge, I was super excited! And since the challenge was inspired by art, I had to paint one of the most iconic art pieces ever made: Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. Did you know that Van Gogh only sold one piece of art when he was alive, and it was to his brother?! Okay, okay! I'll get to the nail art. :p

The base colour is Frostbite from China Glaze. All of the detail work is many, many layers of acrylic.  And all this talk of famous art has given me an idea. Once, possibly twice a month, I'll recreate a famous piece of art on my nails, and call it the "Mini Masterpiece". So, this will be my first installment in that collection. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

I'm Saved by the Bell

Hey guys! Here's another random 3 nail manicure, since I've been to lazy to fix my ever breaking pointer finger nail. :p Anyways, for those of you who love the show Saved by the Bell, these nails are for you!

My pinkie is painted with Dreamer from Revlon and Blue-Away from Sally Hansen Insta-Dri. The spots, colour blocks and swirl are acrylic. My ring finger; the Saved by the Bell logo, has a base coat of Bizarre Blurple from the China Glaze Wicked collection, with Fig from JOE sponged on top. Once again the detail is acrylic. Finally, my middle finger has a base of Via Airmail from the Essence Ready for Boarding collection, and detail in acrylic. 

All the designs are from the opening theme of Saved by the Bell. I've been super happy lately, since Saved by the Bell is back on TV on Much Music. :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Feliz Día de los Muertos and 31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 26, Pattern

Hey guys! So, officially, Day of the Dead is tomorrow, however the festivities kick off on Halloween.The basic idea of Día de los Muertos is to honour dead ancestors. It's similar to Halloween, except it's more of a happy celebration, rather than about scaring people. Sugar skulls are popular art connected to the Day of the Dead. They aren't your typical creepy looking skull, but rather elaborately decorated skulls which look quite beautiful. Anyways, enough background; here are the nails. 

Here's my right hand thumb.

And my left hand thumb.

My right hand.


And my left hand with the two horribly short (for me) nails. :p

I figure that the skulls are sort of a pattern, so therefore, they are my 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, Day 26 design. The black background is Black Satin by Rimmel and the skulls are the Migi nail art white pen. The detail is acrylic.