Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas Skittles

Hey dolls! I spent most of November with plain nails while they grew out and they're finally at a point where I feel like doing nail art again. Of course with Christmas so close, now I don't really have time for it.

I decided to do Christmas themed skittles. I like skittles. I pick a color or design, then do one nail on each hand with it, and before I know it, everything's painted.

I used some perfect Christmas polishes for this. My favorite, Salon Perfect - He's With Me for the red, Snowman Polish in Green and Red & Green glitter, Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, and Salon Perfect - Glow Pink as a base under my glitter.

Have you guys done any Christmas nail art so far?

Friday, November 28, 2014

Candy Apple Nails

Hey guys, I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!

Today's nails are a treat I had in the vault from before my break. Here's some Fall appropriate nails that were unplanned and totally a spur of the moment design.

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Cinna-Snap and then picked up one of my Fall favorites, Sally Hansen - Pumpkin Spice and painted on some drips.

I didn't realize it until I was done, but these nails remind me to another Fall favorite: candy apples. Pumpkin spice and candy apples sound real good right about now, don't you think?

Thursday, November 20, 2014

#TBT - Fall Inspired Gradient

Here's a lil something new here: a #ThrowbackThursday post.

I did these nails on October 7, 2013. At least that's what the date says on the picture file.

I think at the time I was using Pink Armor as a base coat. Then I used Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Sunny Side Up for the orange and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Pumpkin Spice over that.

Posting a right hand pic just so you can see Pumpkin Spice in the shade. It's gorgeous and I keep reaching for it every Fall.

I haven't done much nail art at all since I broke two nails last month. Hopefully by Thanksgiving they'll grow out enough that I can enjoy doing it again. Till next time.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween guys!

Today I've got some Halloween inspired nails. They're not super Halloween themed like the ones I did last year but more like regular nails with a spooky twist.

Here's my right hand, that hasn't been seen much on the blog lately.

I used Hot Topic - Matte Black and Wet N' Wild Fergie - No Place Like Home on the black & glitter nails, Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book and a Kiss nail art striper in black on the plaid nails, the same matte black and KleanColor - Americano on the stud nails, and matte black for my black cats along with Sinful Colors - Snow Me White and a glow in the dark Pumpkin Polish in yellow for the eyes.

If some of these nails look familiar to you, it's because I redid the plaid design that I did here for Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern during the 31 Day Challenge. I wore the leggings that I used for my inspiration. Want to see how the outfit turned out?

You can probably spy my new iPhone. Yup, after being SO excited that I did Apple nails on September 9th when it was announced, I finally got one. These are some of the first pictures that I took with it and so far I'm really loving the camera.

These are the only Halloween nails that I'm doing this year. I ended up breaking two nails trying to open a box. I'm kind of bummed because I wanted to enter a gross nails contest for Halloween but after having actual bloody nails and having to cut them all down, I'm cool with it, haha.

Hope you all have an awesome Halloween!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Pink For Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hey guys! It's been awhile. I've been detoxing from the polish fumes after the 31 Day Challenge!

I'm back with pink nails for October's Breast Cancer Awareness month. My family, like so many others, has been affected by this disease, so I thought it was time for me to post my first pink nails.

I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - Candy-licious and then did different designs using Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink.

This is a lovely color combo and represents a good cause. What's your favorite pink of all time?

Monday, October 6, 2014

#31DC2014 Roundup

WE DID IT! The 31 Day challenge is officially over. Congratulations to everyone who finished it!

I've gathered up a roundup of all 31 days, check them out after the jump, along with a few words on my first time doing the challenge.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 31: Honor Nails You Love

Is it really the last day of the challenge? Has this flown by for anyone else while simultaneously seeming like it would never end? Is this too many questions to start a post with?

For today, I was inspired by a picture I've seen around Instagram for a Cirque Colors contest.

I really loved these nails and they're similar to the shape of mine, so I decided to recreate them using colors that were as close as I could get.

I started by painting my nails with Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme then taped off with striping tape and did the inside part in Sinful Colors - Happy Ending to create the black outline. I topped that off with Sally Hansen Lustre Shine - Plume to give it a more duochrome shiny look. I peeled off my tape and topped it off with topcoat.

I did these while watching Pawn Stars and I must've watched at least 3 episodes. By the time I finished it was after 3am, and I was pretty tired, so I decided to leave them as is.

I think these have an antique look to them, but that really might be the Pawn Stars talking. Maybe I should go call a buddy of mine to check them out. ;)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 30: Inspired By A Tutorial

I can't believe we've reached the second to the last day of the challenge! Today's nails I did using a tutorial posted by Chelsea Queen here. I found it when I saw Chalkboard Nails' Day 14 Floral Print nails.

I used the same amount of polishes that Chelsea used in her video, just different brands. I started with a base of Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme and then for the flowers I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - Candy-licious and Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. I blended those to get a light pink to highlight with. For the leaves I used Sinful Colors - Happy Ending mixed with white and then on it's own to highlight.

I really love these. I think floral nails are amazing because they look like fabric prints and look so complicated but really aren't hard at all, especially when following this tutorial.

Monday, September 29, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 29: Inspired By The Supernatural

Guys, I've got a confession to make: I didn't paint these today. Nope. I actually painted these last year for Halloween 2013. I never posted them, they totally fit with today's theme and it's finally close enough to Halloween for me to post them, so here they are.

I got the idea for these because my cousin texted me a bunch of inspiration pics that she found. Little did she know that I'd end up not doing just one design, but every one! I added a few of my own too.

I won't list what polishes I used because I used way too many.

I told you that Jack Skellington would make an appearance sooner or later!

These are getting me into the Halloween mood even more. I don't have a cute pic to go along with these, so here's my newest freestyle that I just posted on my youtube. I used the beat to Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" so it goes along with these nails perfectly.

Been an admirer of Karloff & Lugosi
It isn't really that far off if you know me
And monsters make better company than the ones I meet
Approach these crowds a bit uncomfortably
You couldn't stop & refrain from mocking us as insane
When you're the one getting laughed at, at Mockingbird Lane
What's with the cocky wordplay?
I enrolled in Monster High, now I eat off the popular plate

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 28: Inspired By A Flag

I've probably mentioned before on here that I'm mixed Dutch-Indonesian and French. I've even written a rap dedicated to Indo food. But today I'm bringing you nails inspired by the country I was born in, the American flag.

The blue is Revlon - Royal layered over a base of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, which I used for my white stripes along with Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book.

I wore these with a vintage looking red. white, and blue dress and did faux victory rolls, so I decided to throw in a nautical twist and did gold anchors using Kleancolor - Americano.

I love the classic look of cat eyes and red lipstick.

I also love the pinup style and I'm totally inspired by it. I think it tied in with the theme well.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

For today's nails, I knew what I was going to do the second that I saw a fan brush in a Fing'rs Heart 2 Art kit: Bob Ross inspired nails!

For those who don't know, Bob Ross' show "The Joy Of Painting" airs on PBS, and I've been watching it with some of my relatives for years. He always paints pine trees with a fan brush, so I decided that after years of watching, I'd try it out myself.

I think I pulled it off! Nails are quite a bit smaller than a canvas, so I couldn't do an entire scene. I started off with two coats of Kleancolor - Pastel Blue, then I sponged on Sinful Colors - Snow Me White to create some happy little clouds. I used a striper brush with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Espresso to create the tree trunks and then using the fan brush I applied Love & Beauty - Teal to create the trees. I used a Snowman Polish in green and Sinful Colors - Happy Ending to highlight the trees.

Here are my nails with a picture of Bob Ross painting his famous happy little trees. I love how he makes art easy to do for anyone.

I have to say doing these were pretty relaxing, and I'm happy with how they turned out. So if you're feeling a little stressed, don't worry, the challenge is almost over, and take this advice:

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Friday, September 26, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern

Today I've got more fashion inspired nails for you. These are inspired by the plaid pattern on a pair of leggings that I have.

I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book and a Kiss Nail Art Striper in Black.

Here's a picture of the nails with the leggings.

I've been wanting to try plaid nails for awhile now. They're simple to do but the overall look is awesome.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

It's been awhile since I've done any fashion and OOTD posts here, especially with the 31 Day Challenge, it's been all nail art. Today I've got the best of both worlds: nail art inspired by an OOTD!

These nails are inspired by an outfit, especially the pants I wore.

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Cinna-Snap, Sinful Colors - Nirvana, Hot Topic - Matte Black, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Espresso and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme for some of the detail on my flowers. This was my first time trying out the dry brush technique on the flower nails and I think it makes a pretty cool base.

Here's a close-up of the pants.

And here's the OOTD.

Those pants that I adore I got as a gift. The top is from Target and the shoes are from Fashion Q.

I did rockabilly kitten ears in my hair for the first time, I think they look a bit like faux victory rolls.

I love this OOTD and I love the nails just as much. They're perfect for Fall and I can definitely see myself using mixing and matching the pieces and polishes to create new looks.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 24: Inspired By A Book

I had a conundrum with today's nails: what book to use? Truth be told, most of my favorite books don't translate to nail art very well. I mean, what could I do for Catcher In The Rye nails? And I already did nails inspired by The Hunger Games a few years ago.

So can you guess which book I used?

If you guessed Twilight, you're correct! Breaking Dawn to be exact. I did a version of the chessboard on the cover and then painted the rest of my nails sparkling silver with blood drips.

I used Sinful Colors - Snow Me White and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme for the chessboard. For the other nails I used Santee - Twinkle Silver and Silver Glitter, then did the blood drips with Sinful Colors - Ruby Ruby.

I dedicate these to my cousin, who's the biggest Twilight fan I know.

I dig these and think they'll be perfect for Halloween. Without the silver sparkles of course.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 23: Inspired By A Movie

I totally stumbled upon these nails, which are inspired by the movie Frozen!

I probably wouldn't have picked Frozen at first, but after looking at this color combo and picturing dots that look like falling snow, it fits.

I used Chameleon - Blue Frost as a base. Perfect name for Frozen nails, right? Then I lightly applied Sinful Colors - Cinderella and dabbed at it with a sponge to blend. I finished it off by dotting on Kleancolor - Pastel Blue and Sinful Colors - Gorgeous.

Of course I had to go find my good friend Olaf and he photobombed me while taking pics. :)

I think these nails are worthy of Princess Elsa, and I could see her rocking these to match her dress.

Monday, September 22, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 22: Inspired By A Song

I knew from the start of this challenge what song I was gonna use for this, Eminem - Survival.

I've been wanting to paint the Call Of Duty skull on my nails ever since the music video came out last year. Plus this song just makes me wanna jump up and start spittin the best punchlines I've ever written.

I did the skull on my ring finger, the signs "THIS IS SURVIVAL" and the "quit" with a line through it, and then I just did plain black matte and tried out doing camo for the first time.

I used Love & Beauty - Ivory, Hot Topic - Matte Black, and four colors from the Sinful Colors Adventure Island collection - Adventure Island, Seaweed Green, Open Seas, and Rise & Shine. I also used a black Kiss nail art striper.

Oh you know my copy of MMLP2 is the deluxe edition!

I love that skull so much, I don't really wanna take it off tomorrow. Can I just keep these nails and use the lyric book from this CD for my Inspired By A Book post?

Sunday, September 21, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 21: Inspired By A Color

I had to think a little about this day, because the first 10 days were all color themed and I didn't want to do any repeats. Then it hit me, pink wasn't covered during the first 10 days (which I think is actually surprising).

I decided to do pink and what could be more pink than kawaii Hello Kitty nails?

I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - Candy-licious, Love & Beauty - Ivory, Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink, Wet N' Wild Chrome - Precious Petals, Salon Perfect - Glow Pink, Sinful Colors - Decadent, and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme for the stamping.

I combined a couple different techniques to do these. I used my Born Pretty Store plate for the Hello Kitty images. The sticker on my ring finger was done doing decal stamping. I actually made the decal a month or two ago when I first heard about decal stamping, and it held up even in the summer heat.

Once again I used my glow in the dark base for the glitter, Glow Pink makes a pretty base anyways for Decadent.

Hello Kitty + bling + polka dots = the perfect nails to be inspired by pink.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 20: Water Marble

Ahh water marble. Each year I've watched other bloggers do the challenge, I think this day is one of the ones everyone hates the most.

I've always had pretty good results with water marbling. Of course, I happened to grab polishes that worked great with it. Today was an experiment in itself.

I was inspired by a necklace, so I used China Glaze - Millenium, Kleancolor - Americano, Revlon - Espresso, and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme to match it. Yes, I do realize that sounds partly like a Starbucks menu. :)

Here's the necklace that I was inspired by. The necklace looks like it's water marbled.

All in all, I was satisfied with these nails.

The first two sets of prompts are done, one more set to go!

Friday, September 19, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 19: Galaxy

Today was another day I looked forward to, because I've been patiently waiting to try out another new polish.

The polish is Sinful Colors - Starry Night, which I found in the new Halloween display at Walgreens. Amazingly, I walked away from the display with only this polish, but looking at the new limited edition glitters, it's definitely making me want to go back.

Starry Night is a black jelly with lots of multicolored glitter and some gold shards mixed in. I want to almost call it a galaxy in a bottle. I did galaxy nails once before, which you can view here. Since there was already so much glitter and dimension in my base, I used less polishes this time.

I sponged on Sinful Colors - Snow Me White and then sponged over that with two other untried polishes I have, Chameleon - Blue Frost and Chameleon - Ballerina.

Yes, I own galaxy leggings. I love galaxies, mmkay.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 18: Half Moons

I've mentioned a couple times already how much I love vintage and retro styles, so when it came to today's nails, my motto was "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

I went with classic red half moon nails. Inspired by the lovely Dita Von Teese.

To achieve this look, all I used were some hole reinforcement stickers and then painted on Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book. Topped off with quick dry topcoat and these babies are shining.

This would look awesome with a cool pinup hair style and a red flower in my hair.

I've been rockin the half moon look a lot recently, although usually I do them in black. I have to say that I really like the red too. Sophisticated, classy, and oozing with old Hollywood glamour. Love.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 17: Glitter

I've been waiting for this day to come!

I picked up Sinful Colors - Decadent a few weeks ago and I've been waiting to use it until today. I layered it over Salon Perfect - Glow Pink. More on that in a minute.

Of course, like a crazy person, I decided to try to cover every nail in glitter. For my non-polish lovers who are wondering why that would be crazy, well let's just say glitter is hard to take off. That's a nice way of putting it haha.
The glitter isn't all that dense so I covered as much as I could and then did a tip gradient.

My aunt bought my cousin and I these glittery birdcages and I think it's probably the most glittery thing I own. Maybe.

I did an experiment with these. I just can't seem to find OPI's peel off base coat, and something like that seemed like a must with these. I remember using Glow Pink for my Halloween 2012 nails and the polish peeled off perfectly. I decided to try using it as a base.

Well it did sort of work. Back in 2012, I wore those nails for a few days before they peeled off in sheets. With so many layers of glitter polish, my nails didn't dry all the way and I wanted to take it off before I got it everywhere. It did peel off, although it was sticky and mushy.

It worked good enough for me though. I got most of it off and then used a bit of polish remover to get all of it. It saved me time and effort for sure.

Long story short? In a pinch try a glow in the dark base for your glitter!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 16: Geometric

Whenever I do tribal inspired nails, I tend to just go wild and do whatever I feel like on each nail. You can check out some of the ones I've done here and more recently, here.

I went with a different method this time. I was inspired by a sweater that I own.

You can certainly bet that the polishes used were Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme and Sinful Colors - Snow Me White.

This print has more of a geometric, or Southwestern style to it.

Yet again, here is something that I've never worn. It's so cute and perfect for Fall. I'm patiently waiting for it to be cool enough for me to wear. Of course, if the temps could just get below 90, I'd be happy.

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