Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Traditional Leopard with an Accent Nail

Along with many others, animal print is one of my go-to nail designs. These are actually the nails I had for Thanksgiving. We were sitting at my grandma’s table, and I turned to my brother and asked, “Aren’t my nails sexy?” He just looked at them for a while and asked, “Why is one blue?” My response was simply because it is fun. No further questions were asked. I think it was because he thought they were pretty sexy, too :)

Anyway…. here are my “sexy” nails


I used L'Oréal – Park Ave Luncheon for my base (It is quite possibly my favourite nude polish I own! It’s hard for me to match polishes to my skin, but Park Ave Luncheon is gorgeous!). For my brown spots, I used China Glaze – Mahogany Magic, and for my teal spots I used a random no-name polish that was given to me. I used Wet n Wild – Black Crème for outlining the spots.



Have you found the perfect nude polish?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thor Nail Art

I like nerdy things, if anyone couldn’t tell from previous posts. I couldn’t decide what character to paint on my nails- there are so many good ones! I ultimately went with Thor, but there were quite a few runner ups! I actually ended up painted two on my friend’s nails, so no hurt feeling!



Well, I guess there was some hurt feelings; some of my nails didn’t meet my expectations. First of all, believe it or not, the helmet was rather hard and confusing, and I wish I would have filled it in better. Second, the hammer looks a little to cartoon-y for me (plus I bumped it while wet).


As most of you have probably noted, I typically only do my nails once a week, so I probably won’t be posting tomorrow. With that said, tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means we should all take time to be thankful for what we have, right?

Well, sort of. What I am not appreciative of is being lied to; Thanksgiving is a lie.

Other than that, I really want to thank all of you. I love finding wonderful comments on my blog, new readers, and making new virtual friends. I truly don’t know what the internet would be like if there weren’t nice people here (but lets admit it- there are a bunch of rude people, too :( ). I’m just glad I’ve met some of the nice people! Thank you!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Nerds Nail Art

I don’t typically enjoy candy, aside from chocolate, but Nerds is a whole different story! I love Nerds! I enjoy all flavors, but had only the strawberry and grape flavor, so I modeled my nails after them :)

Ready for picture overload?






I had to have someone take pictures of my right hand and both hands together for me. I’d like to be able to take more pictures of both hands, but hate asking for assistance from others. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know!


For my pink base I used Revlon – Sweet Tart (what a perfect name for Wonka inspired nails!). On the pink I put random spots of a nameless pink mini Funky Fingers polish to create a Nerd pattern. For my purple base I used LA Colors – Tropical Breeze. On top of that, I used NYC – Lavender Cupcake for my purple Nerd pattern. To add more dimension, I used a white Stripe Rite striper to highlight the Nerds.

As for the Nerd characters, I used black acrylic paint to create an outline. I then filled in the black with either pink or purple polish (the base colors), still leaving a black outline. I made white dots to create the eyes, then separated the toes and such with a black Stripe Rite striper. I finally finished them by using either my nameless Funky Fingers polish, or Lavender Cupcake to add highlights (and a tongue to the pink Nerd).

I am extremely happy with these Nerds nails. I think this was a perfect 100th post (yes, this is my 100th post :) ). And you? What do you think?

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Movember Mustache Nails 2012

I’ve never fallen into the whole “mustache phase” where everyone obsessed over mustaches, but I decided to go for mustache nails for the sake of Movember. I love doing nails that have a purpose behind them.



I wanted something somewhat subtle, yet not nude nor pink, so I decided on e.l.f. – Blue Mist. I believe I needed 3 or 4 coats. Then, (although since the sun was hiding today, so you can’t really tell) I added one coat of Sinful Colors – You Just Wait. You Just Wait makes Blue Mist look amazing, and like a whole new polish!

The day after I painted my nails I went shopping and found this:


The color match is incredible! I couldn’t NOT buy it! It made for some excellent pictures :)



Do you know any guy growing a moustache out this month? Will you be painting one on your nails?