Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tangy Flowers

Was gonna be labelled as Tropical Flowers, but when I went grocery shopping I noticed the colours were similar to a box of Tang juice mix so Tangy Flowers it is.  Two sponged coats of Innisfree OR05, YE07 and GR06.  Then I stamped on some flowers from a fauxnad GCOCL plate C02 using Konad white special polish.  For the leaves and details I used acrylic paint. 

I was going to free hand the flowers completely, but thought that stamping would be faster.  I was wrong.  I think stamping might have taken longer than just free handing. 

Post shopping trip I also had to file down my nails to super nubs.  Major break on my right index finger.  The nail on that finger is always the one that breaks.  And always during a shopping trip of some sort.  Bleurgh.  The difference in nail lengths was too great so I had to file 'em all down.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Simple Lacey French + More Roses

Something simple on the nails after busy nails.  Two coats NYX Girls Naked and two coats of NYX Girls Golden Pink on the tips.  White acrylic paint dotted along the line to simulate lace.

After something simple back so something busy.  This one didn't turn out like I thought it would, mainly because the colour change was pretty much gone after I layered the China Glaze on top of the mood polish.  Two coats some Mood Struck polish, one coat China Glaze Good Witch? and acrylic paints.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nail Up July 2010

I've been going through Japanese nail mags lately and trying out designs on nail wheels. Here's one that I thought would be a bit complicated to do, but actually turned out to be easier than I thought.

From the July 2010 issue of Nail Up!

I thought it was gonna take a super long time, especially while doing my right hand, but I finished both hands while streaming an episode of Passions.

Two coats American Apparel - Palm Springs and black acrylic paint.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lucky Stars, Hello Kitty

I was recently gifted a box of candy from a friend in a cute Chinese take out box.  The candy was not yummy, but the box was lovely.  So I tried to paint the flowers on my nails.  Base colour was American Apparel Poppy.  Used the white ENAS stamping polish and fauxnad plate B87 for the Hello Kitty head and white acrylic paint for the flowers.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rhinestone Heart

For this mani I was inspired by a manicure from Nail Up’s 2011 Wedding Special Issue

For the spongy multicolour look I followed a tutorial on a Korean blog luuthienluv .

Colours used, two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme-wear White On, the sponge colours were Sally Hansen Xtreme-wear Sun Kissed, Eyeko Lilac Polish, Hello Kitty PK04 and Innisfree NYE05.

Sliver rhinestones for the heart and used pink magic clay and a 3D acrylic rose mould for the rose, green acrylic paint for the leaves.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Quilted Argyle

Didn't keep the leopard so I changed it up this afternoon.  Quite liked this.  I rarely use my half pearls, but thought they would be better to use than rhinestones.  Colours used for thumb and ring Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Whirlwind White, joe Mint and Powder Blue for the other fingers and the argyle pattern along with Etude House Dear Darling WH002 Bling Bling Silver as the stripes.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lipstick Leopard

Did this because I wasn’t sure what to do, saw my Hope Girl lipstick and decided to stamp the leopard pattern on to my nails.  Two coats Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails 01 Sparkling Royal Gold, stamped with Konad special polish in black using plate Konad plate m57.  I used an Orly Matte top coat over the ring finger to see if I liked it matte.  The difference wasn't really too noticeable so I just left it.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lots o'Hearts

Was inspired to do this design from the spring issue of Nail Venus.

Mine isn’t so blingy and also kind of messy looking.  I don’t think I can handle having that much bling on top of the already busy looking hearts.

Base Colours - One coat each of  Etude House VIP Girl PK012 and Etude House LUCIDarling Fantastic Nails 01 Sequins Pink Topaz

Hearts - joe - Fuchsia and Kiss, Innisfree BL04 and GR06, Sally Hansen Extreme-wear White On, The Face Shop - GR501 and VOV Nail Care It Girl’s 1420A, outlined with black acrylic paint.

I used a dotting tool to draw on the hearts, to outline I used the nail art pen.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Kleancolor Holos Skittle

Recently got some full sized Kleancolors since I liked the mini ones I had purchased.  Mostly holos and glitters, but I think I may also get some of the metallic ones later as I think they would be good for stamping.  The holo polishes are kind of sheer so I used two coats of a cream base colour for all of them and two coats of the holo.

Polishes used:
Thumb - Hello Kitty OP01, Kleancolor 138 Holo Orange
Index - Hello Kitty PK01, Kleancolor 134 Holo Pink
Middle - Hello Kitty BL01, Kleancolor 135 Holo Blue
Ring - Hello Kitty GN01, Kleancolor 136 Holo Green
Pinky - Innisfree NYE05, Kleancolor 137 Holo Yellow

Quite like the Kleancolor holos, very sparkly out in the sun.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Have had this on for the past few days, been practicing doing roses.  Unknown red Color Club, Cosline - 702, Kleancolor - Military Green and black acrylic paint.  I bought a nail painting pen kit, which looks just like a fountain pen without an inkwell.  I used that to paint on the black outlines.  It was much easier to use the pen then to use a paint brush, especially when painting on my right hand.