Monday, March 26, 2012

Tiger Tips

I love any animal print. Tiger isn’t as common as leopard or zebra, but it is still just as beautiful!


Unfortunately, my camera and I didn’t agree with all of these photos.


My stripes didn’t come out perfect, but real tiger’s stripes aren’t perfect either.



I used Sinful Color’s Hazard along with a Stripe Rite striper in black.

P.S. RAWR! Yes, I did need to put that in here :)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Yellow Tips and Fimo Flowers nails

It is close enough to spring, and I am happy about it- Finally some spring colors!

102_2379I applied a french base, let it dry, then made a french tip with a yellow polish. I decided to slice some fimo flowers to really make it look like spring.102_2381

When I applied my fimo slices, I was putting the blue flowers on the top, but somehow the fimo on my pinky was flipped- Let’s just pretend you didn’t see that…102_2375


I used Lemon Fizz by China Glaze for my yellow tip.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Last minute St. Patrick’s Day nails

I was honored when my neighbor asked me to paint her nails for a St. Patrick’s day party tonight. But instead of painting just hers, to my surprise, she brought along her daughter for a manicure too!
I know the pictures aren’t of good quality, but my excuse is I was trying to not take too long and I was a teensy bit nervous because I’m not used to painting other people’s nails.
102_2369They are basically a recreation of mine from my last post, but instead of adding green hexagons, I used a glow in the dark glitter top coat for even more party fun.
Her daughter bites her nails, so they were extra short, and a bit of a challenge, but most of them came out pretty nice.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Golden Shamrock nails

When I went to paint my nails I didn’t know what to do on them, but I knew I wanted to do something for St. Patrick’s Day. I put off painting my nails to go shopping for a bit, and to my surprise, I found a lot to nail polish on clearance at my local drug store. They had a green Sally Hansen HD polish in “Resolution” for $1.55! Crazy deal! I tried it out as soon as I got home.


It was kind of a hard polish to match with others for the occasion, but golden clovers seemed to work well. I still thought there was a lot to space left after adding the clovers, so I added some small green hexagons. At first I wasn’t happy with them; I thought it looked tacky, but after a while, I got used to it, and I now like it.

To make the clovers, I made three connecting “heart” shapes, and added a stem.


This polish is strange- It looks a little blue in direct sunlight, but in shade it looks green. Also, when I put one coat on, you could see my visible nail line, but after a second and third coat, it was perfect… Either way, I like it!


I used Sally Hansen-Resolution, Funky Fingers-Down to Earth, and my trusty small hexagons (in green).

I hope everyone has a good St. Patrick’s Day… even if you’re like me, and don’t actually, formally, celebrate it. I only celebrate it by painting my nails and throwing on a green shirt :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day Glitter Gradient nails

I have meant to make this post since Sunday, and am just now getting it up. I’ve been busy with a few things, and then this post was pushed back further when I forgot to take pictures of the gold polish. Then once I finally took pictures, I realized I took pictures without the SD card in my camera, and didn’t want to take the time to figure out how to do it that way. So anyway, I am finally ready for this post…

I haven’t been able to take good quality pictures lately. So, here they are:102_2333I decided do a green glitter gradient on the tips at first, but then decided to go for something a little more obvious for St. Patrick’s Day (the pot of gold).102_2332

It may look like I was just lazy and painted the gold everywhere, but I was neat at first with the application until I decided to make it look like it was over flowing.

I applied a french base a first, then I used a cosmetic sponge to apply green polish, then I randomly swiped on some green glitter polish. To make the pot of gold, I made a small simple black pot, then I sponged on some gold nail polish, then to make the gold a little more sparkly, I sponged on some gold glitter. Done! Good luck with this design if you decide to recreate it! It’s pretty easy.


The polishes used:

  • Call You Later – Sinful Colors
  • Camouflage – Rimmel London
  • Goldmine – Wet n Wild
  • All About you – Sinful Colors