Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rainbows & Clouds & Balloons, Oh My!

  Look! Another super colorful post! This one is more fun than the one I posted earlier this week because this one has cute little balloons and clouds. These nails were inspired by a couple of Little Twin Stars wallpapers I saw while I was browsing for some nail inspiration.

  I used a ton of colors for these, I'll start with the base colors I used. The light pink on all of my fingers, except my ring finger, is Ciaté Cutie Pie. The base color on my ring finger is Lime Crime Milky Ways. The colors that were used for the rainbow are Sinful Colors Sugar Rush, Unicorn, and Sugar N Spice. Those same three colors and Sinful Colors Candy Coated were used for the tiny stars and for the little balloons.

  Brown and white acrylic paint were used for the clouds and the tiny details on and around the balloons. The little balloons were a pain in the butt to paint because they are so tiny, but I'm really happy with the heart one. The yellow balloon was supposed to be a moon, but it got messed up when I put Seche Vite on.

  In the end, I love these and I'm really happy with how they turned out!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Pastel Rainbow

  Hey guys! I have been seeing so many people I follow on instagram posting pictures of the spring collection that Sinful Colors recently released, and I just had to go and get all of them. Pastels are perfect for spring and I'm sure I'll be using these a lot, plus I only paid $1 for each of these because there was a coupon in the Walgreens ad last week (I think this coupon expired, sorry guys.) There are eight colors in this collection and here I'm using five, one for each finger!

  Starting with the thumb, Cotton Candy, Orange Cream, Unicorn, Sugar Rush, and Candy Coated. I did three coats of each of these for them to be fully opaque. Cotton Candy, Orange Cream, and Candy Coated have a slight shimmer to them that is barely noticeable and it hardly showed up in the pictures.  

   I know many people probably wouldn't wear rainbow fingers because it seems slightly childish, but I think it's a great way to do something fun to your nails without an artistic aspect that people often have trouble with. All you really have to know how to do is apply polish! Go crazy with colors!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Glowstar Gradient

   Hey guys! If you're ever in doubt about what to do to your nails, do a glitter gradient. They're really hard to mess up and they look awesome about 95% of the time.

   Here I'm using Floss Gloss Glowstar and the glitter is a Color Club, I think this one is called Beyond The Mistletoe. I got this from Ross and it doesn't have a name on it, so I'm not sure if that's what it's called.

 I started this out with two coats of Glowstar. This color is a very bright pastel green color. At a quick glace this color could look white, but I can assure you it's not. This was completely opaque in two coats and it dried really fast. I'm really loving this color and it's perfect for spring, so you'll be seeing more from me using this color.

 Then, I did a thin coat of the glitter about halfway down each nail and let that dry slightly. When I went back around for the second coat of glitter, I concentrated the glitter more at the tips. I finished this off with, not one, but two coats of top coat to smooth this one out.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stormy Stars

  Hey guys! Here's another one of the Zoya nail colors that I got with my 3 free. This one is Storm and this came out with the Ornate Collection. This color is a black with tiny holo glitter specks throughout it. This one has less holo than Aurora, and I was slightly disappointed about that, but it's still really pretty.

  I also added some Kleancolor Silver Star on my accent nail. I fished the stars out and placed them with an orange wood stick. Then, I finished this with one coat of Seche Vite.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day!

  Happy Valentines Day everyone! I did this heart look using Essie Leading Lady and Essie Beyond Cozy.  I started with two coats of Leading Lady and then I used a detail brush to add a cute silver heart with Beyond Cozy.

  I love these colors a lot and I really was just looking for an excuse to use them again, but Leading Lady is so freaking hard to photograph. This second picture shows the color better, but you have to see this color in real life to see just how beautiful is really is.

Friday, February 8, 2013

More Leather More Studs

   So I know I've posted a look with this Nails Inc Leather effect polish and studs recently, but I really love it and I had to use it again. I know that textures are really big this spring and I can totally see why. They dry fast and give you and awesome edgy look with no need for any top coat. That was actually why I used this again, I was feeling lazy and this nail polish gives an awesome effect with minimal effort.

  I did change the studs up from last time. The arrangement this time was just copied off of one of the fingers on the box. I also think the pictures I took look better than last time. It's really hard to take a decent picture of this nail polish.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Pink and White Valentines gradient

   Hey guys! I'm sure you noticed the two pictures in this post an how different they look. Both of these pictures were taken using the same camera (hard to believe, I know) but the top was taken with a daylight bulb in a regular desk lamp and the bottom with flash from my camera. I'm still trying out different angles, so the picture I'm using now might not be the best, but I still think it looks much better than with the flash setting.

  Onto the nails, I really wanted to do a Valentines Day themed gradient to start off February. I originally was going to add hearts to this, but I really liked how the gradient looked by itself so I left it alone. The colors I used for this were Essie Blanc and Lime Crime Parfait Day. Parfait Day is a beautiful pastel pink with a slightly blue undertone. The formula on this polish is awesome and great was great for use in this gradient.

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