Sunday, January 27, 2013

Valentine Heart Balloon Nail Art

I wasn’t originally going to paint anything relatively close to Valentine’s Day on my nails this week, but then I realized there are only about three weeks until Valentine’s Day. As I’ve mentioned before (and I’m sure this is not going to be the last time I say it), I’ll take any excuse for themed nails. I’m not a lover of Valentine’s Day, but I’m not a hater of it, either. It’s just another day for me, but some people really get into it, and I can appreciate that.



I used Sally Hansen – Pure White Tip for my white base. I used e.l.f. – Light Red for my red hearts, and OPI – ElePhantastic Pink for my pink hearts. I used a black Stripe Rite striper to make the strings attached to the hearts.



Are you a lover or a hater of the holiday?

Thanks for reading :)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Duochrome Butterfly Wings Inspired by heartNAT

I’ve finally found some time to paint my own nails, as opposed to others’. Today’s post was inspired by these nails over at heartNAT. I fell in love with them as soon as I saw them! I didn’t have a stamp, however, so I freehanded it. I’m pretty happy with it, but wish I wouldn’t have used so much black at the tip.






I used the entire Bohemian Collection by China Glaze for the base, and a black Stripe Rite striper for the black wings. I used white nail polish for the dots.

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

7 Nail Art

I’m really tired tonight, as I type this, so please forgive me for not writing much.




I used Sally Hansen – Sun Kissed for my orange, Sally Hansen – Blue Me Away! for my blue, and Sally Hansen – Set The Stage for my gold glitter.

This is the first time I can remember using the same brand for an entire manicure (aside from top and base coat). Pretty impressive, eh? No, not really.

Have a great day and week!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Houndstooth Nail Art

My original idea for my nails this week required a lot more time than I had, so I settled for two of my (many) favourite things: opposite colours and houndstooth.

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Both my black and white polishes are half gone, and they would have made nasty looking props to hold, so I went through my house rummaging for black and white objects.


Virtual high five if you know what album I’m holding!

On a side note- I’m going to a nail competition on the 18th, and one of the things I have to do is a basic manicure with a red crème polish and nail art on two fingers in 20 minutes. I would greatly appreciate it if any of you have any simple suggestions for the art. Both fingers have to be the exact same. Thank you in advance.

Have a MARVELOUS day!