Sunday, July 27, 2014

If nautical nonsense be something you wish

Hello Lovelies!

So yeah these are pretty weird, they went through several stages to achieve this mish mash of marine colors, today's theme in the OMD2 challenge is nautical and this is the thing my brain spat out after failing at stamping some crabs.



Surprisingly I only used six polishes in this, it looks like a lot more than that to me. The story I'm going with is that these were inspired by those tangles of rope and fishing debris you see while walking on the beach. They're not that bad right?



Polishes I used:

Wet n Wild wild shine clear nail protector and blazed,
Lotus Herbals colour dew deep sea,
L.A colors art deco dark blue and sea foam green,
Ulta let the flames begin,
Color Mates nail art teal,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been up to:

Reading: Drowned Ammet by Diana Wynne Jones,
Watching: Under the Dome, Hetalia, Another, DMMD, Soul Eater Not!,
Listening to: Run This Town by Lucy Hale,
Drinking: V8,
Eating: soba noodles,
Wearing: green flip flops,
Blogs I've been reading lately: I am the makeup junkie, Alice's Beauty Madness, Seize The Nail,
On my nails: grapefruit gradients,
Liking: this spinach pesto recipe,
Wanting: to try these whimsical nails,
Finding: these making of Rango gifs,
Buying: some clearance polishes from Ulta,

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Friday, July 25, 2014

OMD2 black and white roses

Hello Lovelies!

It's day 25 of the OMD2 challenge and today's theme is roses! These didn't come out quite like I hoped, I can never get black and white designs to not bleed, but I didn't have time to redo them so this is what I ended up with. I started with a base of NYC black lace creme and then I stamped with Pueen plate 64 and Konad white, the white polish is was caused the smearing, it's great for stamping and picks up all the small details of an image, but it just smears no matter what.


So far I haven't had problems with coming up with manis to go with the themes in the OMD2, but I'm a bit stumped for tomorrow's theme, it's outdoors. Any suggestions?




Thanks for reading!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

OMD2 grapefruit gradients

Hello Lovelies!

It's day 24 of the OMD2 challenge and today's theme is fruit! I used one of my favorite Wistonia plates for this; W118. I love this one because it could be oranges, lemons, or grapefruit, so I'm able to use it in a lot of different ways!


I went with the grapefruit path today, I started with a base of Wet n Wild wild shine french creme and then used a sponge to apply a gradient, I used Wet n Wild megalast candy-licious, Wet n Wild wild shine blazed, and Essence colour & go modern romance for that. The stamping was done with Konad white, and then I just finished with a coat of Wet n Wild wild shine clear nail protector.


I feel like gradients add so much more to stamping, and I love how you can take three colors that look like they clash horribly, and make a beautiful gradient out of them.


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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

OMD2 stripy skittles

Hello Lovelies!

It's day 23 of the OMD2 challenge and today's theme is negative space! I recently bought some striping tape and this is my first time using it, I made the mistake of using a fast drying polish so my lines aren't quite as crisp as I hoped they would be, but I'm still pretty happy with these!


I couldn't decide what design I wanted to go with, so I ended up doing a skittle mani, I used Color Mates nail art black and an unnamed RueBeaute! layer polish for this, after removing the striping tape I finished off with a coat of Wet n Wild Wild Shine clear nail protector. Nailside has a ton of tutorials for nail art with striping time, I might give some of those a try in the near future!


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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

OMD2 gilbird and pierre nails

Hello Lovelies!

Today's theme in the OMD2 challenge is feathers! I decided to do some nail art for Hetalia,  my ring finger is Gilbird a chick that belongs to Prussia and my middle is Pierre a bird that France uses as a type of messenger pigeon.


I started with two coats of Wet n Wild Wild Shine french white creme and then stamped the feathers with Essence colour & go little miss sunrise and BM15. Both birds were done with a striping brush, I used Wet n Wild Wild Shine black creme to outline them and a dotting tool for the eyes. I used a lighter yellow for Gilbird, Wet n Wild fergie ferga-colada, and then I used little miss sunshine for both bird's beaks.


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Monday, July 21, 2014

OMD2 shark skin nails

Hello Lovelies!

It's day 21 of the OMD2 and today's theme is animal print! Even though shark week doesn't start until August, the commercials are already running full blast so I did some shark nail art today!



I used Sally Hansen Sugar Coat razzleberry on most of my nails since shark skin is supposed to feel like sandpaper, so I thought the textured finish was appropriate!  The base of my accent nail is L.A Colors color craze sea siren and then I stamped a shark with Konad M27 and Konad white. And finally I topcoated the accent nail with Wet n Wild Wild Shine clear nail protector. I really love these animal print themes because they help me think of some of my more out there nail art, although these make my last ones look tame in comparison! 



And I finally have a mani for Monday Blues so I'm linking up there too!



Thanks for reading!