Monday, December 31, 2012

Au Revoir 2012!

So, seeing as 2012 comes to its close tonight, I figure I better post my last design for the year.


Some old school Mickey Mouse nails. The base colour is Designer... de Better from OPI's Muppets collection and the details are done with acrylic and pen and ink. I love Mickey Mouse, and Minnie Mouse, and Pluto and Disney (if you haven't figured that out yet :p). And if you haven't noticed my love for Mickey and Minnie, you can see one manicure here, another one here, another here (along with my Mickey Mouse purse), and one more here. Yup. That's it. For now anyways. :p

Have a Happy New Year everyone! See you guys next year!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012: A Year in Review, of Nail Art

Seeing as the year is coming to a close, I decided it's time to look back at some of my favourite manicures of 2012.


My "Girl on Fire" nails for the release of The Hunger Games.


Spiderman nails I just felt like painting since he's my favourite super hero.


"Starfish on the beach" nails.


Doodle nails done with pen and ink.


"The Evolution of Pluto" nails, painted for no reason at all. 


Rolling Stones nails that I painted for the 50th anniversary of the band.


My "Ohana Means Family" nails I painted just cause I happen to love Stitch.


Day 3 of my 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, which is the Yellow Submarine. 


Harry Potter inspired nail art. 






 Dìa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) sugar skull nail art (definitely in my top three).


And finally, my "Starry Night" recreation. 

Sunday, December 23, 2012

It's Snowing!... On my nails at least...

Not sure about wherever you guys are, but here in Southern Ontario, we've yet to get snow that stays on the ground. It's looking like we'll be having yet another green Christmas. But, to avoid having no snow, I went for a snowy nail design, complete with tutorial.


1. Start by painting three triangles at the tip of your nail, using a white striper. Then, add in three light blue diamonds; one in each triangle. 

2. Using the striper, make a white line between the right triangle and the centre triangle. Repeat on the opposite side. 

3. Add in two small chevrons at the end of each line.

4. Using a dotting tool, add "snow" dots cascading down the side of the nail.

For the other nails, start with a simple french manicure and add in the "snow". I used White On from Sally Hansen for the french, along with French Rose from Rimmel. The striper was an It's So Easy Stripe Rite in white. 

Once again, Happy Holidays everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holly Tutorial

Hey everyone! I've got a quick Christmas-y tutorial for you!


1. Start with a basic white french. I used White On from Sally Hansen and French Rose from Rimmel. 

2. Next, using a green striper, paint on two holly leaves; one horizontal to the french and one vertical to the french. Press down the striper brush against the nail, then pull and lift for the points of the leaves. I used Show Me the Greens from Misa.

3. Finally, using a dotter, add three holly berries in red. I used Wocka Wocka from OPI.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 31, Recreate Your Favourite

So, here it is; the final day of the challenge. And it only took me four months. :p I went for a half moon manicure, because they're just so pretty and simple.


I used China Glaze Ruby Pumps and then gold glitter to make the design.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

OPI Contest Results

Hey everybody. So, if you've been keeping track of the OPI James Bond contest, you'll know what my good news is. I was one of ten winners of the ENTIRE OPI Skyfall collection, along with the Man with the Golden Gun, 18K gold flake polish! That's 13 polishes! I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who voted for me! And if you haven't seen the nail design, check out the previous post!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Bond... James Bond... Inspired

My latest manicure, is, as the title of this post says, James Bond inspired. It also happens to be my entry for the OPI nail art contest to win the OPI Skyfall collection. You guys can vote for my design at http://apps.facebook.com/offerpop/Contest.psp?c=257006&u=59387&a=254553244581393&p=118289031531592&rest=0&v=View and then search for Christina or you can just search for OPI on Facebook, then go to the James Bond contest. Thanks guys!


On my thumb is [a hand-painted] Sean Connery as James Bond. The base is White On from Sally Hansen. On my pointer finger is a tuxedo, with a base of Black Satin. I used Essie's Matte About You to make the collar and acrylic for the white shirt and black bow tie/buttons. My middle finger is a silhouette of Bond holding a gun. The base is White On with Wocka Wocka from OPI. My ring finger is the 007 logo, with a base of Amazon's Flash from L'Oreal. Finally, my pinkie is the Union Jack. The base is a blue Migi Nail Art pen. The red and white are acrylic. Enjoy and don't forget to vote for me! :p
I WON!! :) 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

31 Day Nail Art Challenge --- Day 30, Tutorial (Finally)

So, I've only got one more day now for the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge, and yes, I know it is way passed 31 days. But, I've had things to do. :p Anyways, it took me a while to figure out which tutorial I would follow for my design.


I finally chose the feather tutorial from the Nailasaurus. I used Flirt from Revlon as my base, then followed the tutorial to add an accent finger with the feather.Only one more day left of the challenge and I'm done! Although, to be honest, I'm not sure when it'll get done, since I need to do some holiday manicures... :p

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Hakuna Matata

I've got a quick Lion King manicure to show you guys.


Simba has a base colour of Mellow Yellow from Sally Hansen, and the details are acrylic. The Hakuna Matata writing is in white acrylic. To get the effect on the other nails, I first started with a base of Mellow Yellow. I then layered on (one at a time) Watermelon from Essie, Papaya from JOE, Sun Kissed from Sally Hansen, Lime Up! from Essence and Blue-Away from Sally Hansen. After each colour, I would used the saran wrap technique to remove some colour. I think I might do a tutorial on this, since I did it quite differently than most of the saran wrap tutorials I've seen. Anyways, hope you guys like it! :)