Sunday, July 28, 2013

Many Mini Masterpieces

Say that 5 times fast. ;) I just realized I haven't shown you guys my latest Sharpie manicure that I did a couple weeks ago.

Top left is Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, top right is The Scream by Edvard Munch, bottom left is a piece by Piet Mondrian and bottom right is Banana by Andy Warhol. All the designs are down with Sharpie permanent markers.


Aloha guys! I just returned from Hawaii a few days ago, which is why I haven't posted in a couple weeks. I wanted to show you guys my nails from the vacation, as well as some photos of Hawaii.

I started off with my nails like this. My ring finger is a gradient of Pool Party from China Glaze and Watermelon from Essie for the sunset and Blue-Away from Sally Hansen and Ogre-the-Top Blue From OPI for the water. The sand of the island is real sand from the beach near my house here in Canada. I made the palm tree with a black striper. The rest of my nails were a gradient of Pool Party and Watermelon.

A sort of foggy looking photo underwater at Waikiki beach in Oahu.

After about 5 days in Hawaii, I changed up my design. I used Pool Party and Watermelon, as well as adding in some black and white stripers. On my thumb I wrote "aloha", which has three meanings: hello; goodbye; and I love you. I was going for "hello". On my ring finger, I wrote "shaka". Shaka means "hang loose" or "good vibes". 

This is a catamaran on Waikiki beach.

This is surfboard rentals on Waikiki beach. 

And a sunset at the Polynesian Cultural Centre. 

And finally, a photo from snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Life's a Beach

I love the beach. Absolutely adore it. No matter where said beach is, I like it. And I also love summer. And tropical places; all of which inspired this design.

For my ring finger, I sponged on a gradient using Sun Kissed from Sally Hansen, Pool Party from China Glaze and Watermelon from Essie. The other nails are painted with Pool Party. The palm trees are done with a black striper. 

I hope you guys enjoy!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

By The Sea...

Hey guys! Back again. Two days in a row posting! Woo! Here's my current manicure.

I've been wanting to do nautical nails for a while, and I just haven't gotten around to it until now. The red is Gypsy Queen from Misa along with one coat of Wocka Wocka from OPI. The blue is Yoga-Ta Get This Blue from OPI and the white is a white striper. It was actually a super simple mani, but it looks really cute! Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Vintage Vibes

Hey guys! So, it's been 3 weeks since my last nail art post, and I feel so bad about that. I was just getting into final projects though and then exams, but with that I have good news. I have officially finished high school and written my last ever high school exams. Also, on June 15th I saw Marianas Trench in Lewiston. It was a great concert, and I was VIP so I got to meet them!! For those of you who don't know, Marianas Trench is a Canadian pop/punk/rock band. The band Ghost Town opened for them (who I am now a huge fan of). I didn't do nails for the concert, but I did draw the band and got the drawings autographed. I'm still tweaking the drawings though, so I'll post them soon.

Also, last week I had my prom, but I kept my nails simple with a few coats of Essence nail polish. Prom was good, and the after party was...erm...interesting. But anyways, the point is, I'm back for good to blog!

Here are my current nails.

I wanted to go with a vintage/retro comic book style for my nails. The colours I used are Club Prive from L'Oréal and black and white stripers. I'm super happy with how this turned out.

Also, I wanted to point out my new photography section on the blog. And are there any design or tutorial requests for summer?

Let me know. Enjoy!