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!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

30DC cheeseburger nails

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is food! I don't really have a reason for why I have cheeseburgers on my nails, for some reason that was the first thing I thought of, I did do these before eating so maybe it was my subconscious telling me to hurry up and eat lunch? Anyways, I started with a base of gold for these and then used a striping brush to add everything. I outlined the buns first and then worked from the bottom of the nail up, I used a dotting tool for the sesame seeds on the tops of the buns.


The only thing I didn't outline in black is the lettuce, for some reason I thought it would look better plain.



Polishes I used:

Lakme' fast and fabulous 40" gold caramel,
Ulta let the flames begin,
Essence colour and go little miss sunrise,
RueBeaute! unnamed layered polish,
Color mates nail art cocoa,
Wet n wild wild shine french white creme,
Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
a detailing brush,
and a dotting tool.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

30DC splatter nails

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is splatter nails! I'm not a huge fan of splatter nails, but I think these are the best I've come up with so far.


I started with a base of Wet n wild wild shine french white creme and then I used a straw to add my splatters, I used five different polishes for the splatters.


Other polishes I used:

Wet n wild wild shine lavender creme,
Wet n wild wild shine bijou blue,
Wet n wild wild shine blazed,
NYC in a new york color minute lexington yellow,
RueBeaute! unnamed layered polish,
Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector,
and a straw.

Thanks for reading!


Monday, April 14, 2014

30DC Buffy the Vampire Slayer nails

Hi girls!

Sorry I'm a bit late with today's post, my internet has been on the fritz all day and I just got it to work again, fingers crossed it holds on long enough to write this! Today's theme in the 30DC is loose glitter, and even though I totally stretched today's theme to the breaking point tp do these, I'm very happy with what I came up with!


These are Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer inspired nails, and I've been wanting to do these for ages! I did throw in a nail to Angel though, my index is the logo Cordelia made, but the rest of them are buffy-centric! My thumb is the ring Angel gave to Buffy, my middle finger is from the show logo, my ring finger is some "vampire dust" with Mr. Pointy (that's where I threw my loose glitter in), and my pinkie is the Grr Argh monster from the ending credits. This is the first time I've tries using acrylic paint in nail art, I've seen a lot of nail blogs doing it but I just never tried it myself. It actually made some of the more detailed nails easier to paint, I may be including it in more manis in the future! And my gorgeous purple base is Wet n wild fast dry buffy the violet slayer, I just had to use it!


The ring didn't come out quite as clear as I hoped, hands are really hard to paint when they're that small!


Polishes I used:

Wet n wild fast dry buffy the violet slayer,
Wet n wild wild shine metallica,
Lotus herbals colour dew copper gold,
White and black acrylic paint,
The Color Workshop loose glitter,
and Wet n wild wild shine clear nail protector.

Thanks for reading!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

30DC mint & gold half moons

Hi girls!

Today's theme in the 30DC is negative space. I pulled out some of my untried polishes for today, my base is Pure Ice home run and the crackle is China Glaze cracked medallion. I used hole re-enforcers for the half moons and outlined them with white acrylic paint and a striping brush.


I picked up the China Glaze at Ulta for 1.80 and I think it was a pretty good buy, it's one of the best crackles I've ever used. I only used two coats of home run, I could of almost gotten away with one if I wasn't doing half moons. It's a very light robins egg blue, I'm a little puzzled by the name because home run makes me think of green grass, but c'est la vie.


Thanks for reading!