Happy New Year! Once again, I had to continue with my tradition of doing the simplest possible design for the new year, which is to paint the upcoming year. For this manicure, I made decals for the numbers using my new silicone mat. I honestly think that the numbers would have been neater looking if I had just painted directly onto my nails, but I really wanted to play around with the mat. I used Zoya Finley and Zoya Aurora for the base, and the numbers are Milani and Color Club Worth The Risque.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
These are my last Christmas nails of the year, and I decided to just go with the basics, a tree, a gift, and candy cane stripes. For this, I used Revlon Posh, Revlon Cherries In The Snow, Xtreme Wear Perfect Pear-ing, Xtreme Wear Pop Chart, For the glittery tree I used KB Shimmer Christmas Now, and the glittery present is Maybelline Precious Pearl.
Friday, December 23, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
For this Christmas manicure I really wanted to incorporate a plaid design and I came up with the cozy fireplace around that. I find freehand painting plaid designs is impossible to get perfect, but I think it looks alright, especially if you don't focus too closely on it. For the plaid I used China Glaze Take A Hike and China Glaze Merry Berry.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I wanted to do a Christmas design that was a little bit different for me, so I went with all shades of grey. Although, I suppose there's nothing really Christmas-y about the design, so it's really more of a winter scene. I used Zoya Tove, Revlon Iconic, and glitter from Maybelline Clearly Spotted and Maybelline Precious Pearl.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
I'm currently working on some holiday nails, but for now I have manicure that I did a few weeks ago. For this one I really just wanted to use the stars from my last post some more. The glitters are from Wet N Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the purple is China Glaze Mix and Mingle. It could have been neater, but the polish from the stars mushed some of the lines around.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I recently rediscovered my magnetic polishes, and I've been kind of crazy about them lately. I never really used them before because there's not a whole lot you can do for nail art and I found them to be a bit underwhelming. My tests for these turned out great, however, because my nails are curved, the magnet doesn't hit my entire nail with the same strength and the design isn't as sharp. For these I used the star burst pattern from the original China Glaze magnet on magnetic polishes Color Club Hipnotic and Color Club Steel of the Night. Just to add a little something, I used star glitters from Wet N Wild Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Here's a simple floral design. I didn't think it would turn out well, so I only did it on two nails, but I actually like it more than I expected to and I wish I'd done a full manicure of it. The base is China Glaze Jagged Little Teal, for the floral I used China Glaze Tart-y For The Party, China Glaze Wait N Sea, and China Glaze Capacity To See Beyond. I hate photographing in this lighting, but it's the only way I could get the colors to be even close to actuality.
Thursday, November 24, 2016
I don't usually do Thanksgiving nails, but it was something I was just in the mood to paint this year. I did some pastel leaves, a slice of pumpkin pie and a turkey. I used China Glaze Foie Gras, China Glaze Tart-y For The Party, China Glaze Fresh Prince-ss, Zoya Cole, Zoya Neely, Zoya Jacqueline, Zoya Arizona, and Essie Miss Fancy Pants.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Here's a manicure that I did over a month ago and wasn't really intending to post. I did it based on an old design that i did a while ago. I used Revlon Iconic, Essie Petal Pushers, China Glaze Nice Caboose!, and Xtreme Wear Social Butterfly.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Here are the nails that I did for the new Marvel movie, Doctor Strange. On my ring finger is Stephen Strange himself, and on my middle finger is The Eye of Agamotto as it appears in the movie. On my outer fingers I did galaxy nails, which I based a little bit off of this poster. I forgot how frustrating it is to work with metallic polishes and these nails definitely did not turn out as well as I wanted. I do really like the galaxies though, so just focus on them instead.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
For these Halloween nails I wanted to do a new take on an old vampire manicure of mine. I really liked the concept of the original design, but the execution is a bit laughable. It's really funny looking back at those nails because I remember being so insanely proud of them at the time. I love my recreation now, but who knows, maybe I'll be embarrassed to look at these too in another four years.
The original manicure:
The original manicure: