Wednesday, April 23, 2014

30DC Abbey Road nails

Hi girls!


Today's theme in the 30DC is to do a mani inspired by a cd/album cover. I don't have many cds so I went with one of the few album covers I can recognize, Abbey Road by The Beatles. I think I might of bitten off more than I could chew with this, the first two guys came out fine but as I went down the line my proportions got more and more off. But I think it's still sort of recognizable right?


I used black acrylic paint over Wet n wild wild shine french creme and then finished with some top coat. I used a detailing brush for all the details on the guys and the lettering on the thumb nail.


Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

30DC some quali-tea nail art

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is to match your nails to your drink. I drink a lot of tea so I decided to match my nails to my favorite mug! My base is Hard Candy sweet tooth, I recently snagged it on clearance for half off at wal-mart. Sweet tooth is a really lovely creme based glitter, there are copper, pink, light blue, dark blue, and white glitters in a blue/pink tinted creme base.


I really like Sweet tooth, but it took almost five coats to get this opacity, so that's a bit of a turnoff. I freehanded a mug of tea complete with tea bag on my ring nail, I outlined it in black first and then I filled it in with white, I used a detailing brush for all the details.




I was surprised that I had a polish that worked so well for the tea itself, I drink a lot of black orange spice tea so that dark almost red shade was perfect for this.


Polishes I used:

Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
Wet n wild wild shine french white creme,
black acrylic paint,
Petites color fever vintage gray,
Jesse's Girl center stage,
and a detailing brush.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 21, 2014

30DC all hail the glow cloud

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is weather! I recently got into Welcome to the Night Vale, it's a podcast about a town in the desert where all the conspiracy theories are true. If you want to listen to it, click here. In the second show Cecil talks about a mysterious glowing cloud that covers the town, and I've been wanting to do something for the show so this was the perfect opportunity!


I started with a purple as close to the one above as I could find for my base and then I sponged a bunch of different purple tinted jellies and glitters over it, it turned into a sort of subtle galaxy look. I used a dotting tool to do the clouds at the base of each nail, but then I lightly sponged them with the same white to get a more airy fluffy texture. I used a detailing brush for the eye logo on the thumb and to letter "Hail the glow cloud" on the rest of the nails.





Polishes I used:

Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
Wet n wild wild shine french white creme,
L.A colors color craze tropical breeze,
NYC in a new york color minute sparkle top coat,
Wet n wild fast dry buffy the violet slayer,
RueBeaute! layered unnamed polish,
Sinful Colors daddy's girl,
black acrylic paint,
a sponge,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

30DC sleepy bunnies

Hi girls!

Happy Easter! Today's theme in the 30DC is also Easter, and I went with a cute sleepy bunny design that was inspired by these nails. I've really been liking asian/kawaii nail designs lately so they'll probably start cropping up here more often! I started with a base of Wet n wild megalast sugar coat instead of doing the bunnies on bare nails since my nails are a little stained at the moment.


I used the bottle brush for the heads, a striping brush for the ears and eyes, and I just finished with the usual top coat.


Other polishes I used:

Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
Wet n wild wild shine tickled pink,
Wet n wild wild shine french white creme,
NYC in a new york color minute lexington yellow,
Color mates little blue box,
Color mates nail art lime,
Wet n wild wild shine black creme,
and a detailing brush.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

30DC distressed nails

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is distressed! I've never tried this technique before, so I found the original tutorial from Chalkboard Nails to be very helpful. I used pretty much the same color scheme as in the tutorial, and it was very easy to do! I had a black polish that has thickened up quite a bit and I was considering tossing it but it was perfect for doing the dry strokes you need for these. I might just start saving polishes that dry up for distressed nails instead of tossing them out like I usually do!


I started with a base of Wet n wild wild shine french white creme, and my three distressed shades are Wet n wild megalast candy-licious, Wet n wild megalast I need a refresh-mint, and L.A colors color craze tropical breeze. My black almost dried up polish is Wet n wild wild shine black creme, I go through a lot of this polish, I think I've gone through three or four bottles of it!


Thanks for reading!

Friday, April 18, 2014

30DC two shaded floral nails

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is flowers/floral print. I tried to use some polishes I haven't used in quite a while in this mani because I've kind of fallen in a rut where I used the same polishes in everything, and it's a shame not to use all of my different colors, because I have a lot of them! I decided to go with a floral print, I stamped it with Wet n wild megalast violet attack over Color Club age of aquarius and Sephora by OPI Lights, Glammera, Action! The stamping plate I used is Shany SH20.



I wasn't sure how Violet attack would stamp since it has a super shimmery base and that sort of polish doesn't usually stamp well, but I was pleasantly surprised by how it turned out.


Thanks for reading!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

30DC Wet n Wild cherry gradients

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is a brand challenge, we're supposed to use at least three polishes from the same brand in our design. I used all Wet n Wild polishes today to make a gradient, and then I stamped some summery red cherries over it.


My base is French white creme, I created the gradient with Tickled pink and Lavender creme, and I stamped the cherries with Red red (great name right?). The plate I used is Wistonia W118 and I finished it off with a thick coat of top coat to smooth out the gradient.


Thanks for reading!