Sunday, September 30, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial

Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial
Tutorial: Cute Polish's Mustaches (HERE!)

Sorry for the short post :( I spent most of my time on my last post *Tough As Nails Lacquer*
TOMORROW is day 31!! and it will be EPIC :)

Tough As Nails Lacquer Teal Me About It and Spacing Out

Today *procrastinating on my 31dc post* I've got two more Tough As Nails Lacquer  polishes :). Have any of you went to swatch something and fell in love and HATED to take it off? That's what happened when I swatch these awesome polishes :)

The first up is Teal Me About It *Teal Me About It is a clear-based lacquer designed to layer over another color. It includes hex and diamond glitters, enjoys long walks on the beach, and puns.* I layered this over Nina Ultra Pro Gladiator *a SUPER shimmery gold*

L: Macro bottle shot                                 R: Macro shot on nail

Next up is Spacing Out *Spacing Out is a black jelly lacquer. It contains teal, turquoise, blue, and silver holographic hex glitter. Spacing Out likes thinking thoughts, examining her fingerprints, and . . . wait . . . what? * This one I did on its own with two coats, and it's amazingly squishy AND sparkly

L: Macro bottle shot                                   R: Macro nail shot

Really cool bokeh effect using my macro lens :)

Again, you can purchase these HERE, like on Facebook, and follow on Twitter!!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 29: The Supernatural

Day 29: Supernatural
Inspiration: Aladdin's Genie :)
Sorry for the short posts :O I haven't had much time outside of work to post and paint.

Friday, September 28, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 28: Inspired by a Flag

Day 28: Inspired by a Flag
Flag: Toms shoes flag (modified Argentinean flag)
Toms flag with a silver toms shoe on the pinky :)

Thursday, September 27, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 27: Inspired by Art

Day 27: Inspired by Art
Art: Andy Warhol's Banana/Unpeeled Banana

*sorry for the crap pic*

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern
Pattern: Finger Print
I decided to go with making a finger print pattern :) I'm in LOVE with how it turned out. I used gold shimmer ink to make the finger prints over H&M's Nerd *the perfect nude*

From the normal point of view, you see a shimmery texture added to the plain creme polish

But up close *cough-macro lens* you see a detailed fingerprint :)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Day 25: Inspired by Fashion
Inspiration: Betsey Johnson *colorful leopard and polka dots*

Monday, September 24, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 24: Inspired by a Book

Day 24: Inspired by a Book
Book: Alice in Wonderland
Index: White Rabbit's watch
Middle: Alice's dress hem
Ring: Mad Hatter's card
Pinky: Cheshire's tail

Oh, and is anyone else as bummed out about the nubs as I am? :(

Sunday, September 23, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 23: Inspired by a Movie

Day 23: Inspired by a Movie
Movie: The Dark Night
I really wanted to do some epic Joker nails for this challenge :) BUT I ended up with just OK Joker nails. I still loooove them though :)

A wonderfully AWESOME *Heath Ledger* Joker

Hope you like them :) Check in tomorrow for DAY 24!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 22: Inspired by a Song

Day 21: Inspired by a song
Polish: too many to list
Inspiration: Rehab *Amy Winehouse*

Index: A cartoonized pill
Middle: Beer :)
Ring: Amy and her red lips
Pinky: Solid black

Friday, September 21, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 21: Inspired by a Color

Day 21: Inspired by a Color
Polish: OPI- Don't Talk Bach to Me
Method: Striping tape, and mixing with white to create different shades

This one wasn't really my favorite so far, and it's a little halfhearted. I'll make sure the rest are super awesome :P 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 20: Water Marble *FAIL*

Day 20: Water Marble

Water marbles and I don't get along very well, so here's my fail attempt at water marbling *that looks funny* I got the hang of it towards the end, but still not great. I've been defeated by the water marble. I'm water marble challenged :(
Sorry for the lack of pictures :) didn't want my shameful water marble to kill your eyes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 19: Galaxy Nails + my FIRST tutorial

Day 19: Galaxy Nails

I've never done "proper" galaxy nails, so today -I figured- would be a great day to try. I decided to take pictures for a "tutorial" along the way. YEEEESSSS, I know there's about 100000000000000 tutorials for this particular type of mani *I watched 5 different ones and combined the methods*, but I wanted to do my own. So I'll start with the tutorial and then show my end result :)

Step 1: Paint nails a dark color *I used Cult Nails- Living Water to get more depth than black or navy*

Step 2: Sponge on some white "lines" *or curves*

Step 3: Sponge on yellow, light pink, purple, and green

Step 4:  Re-sponge on your base color around the edges of your "lines"

Step 5: Use a dotting tool *or toothpick* to make stars *I made a few different sizes*

Step 6: put on a *fine* glitter top coat *I used OPI- Pirouette My Whistle*

Add your top coat, and you're done :) I used SOPI's UV effects top coat because it's supposed to "brighten your colors"  It makes the colors change a little in the sun as well *which is pretty cool, I must admit*. The only downside to this top coat is that it takes much longer to dry than my usual Cult Nails Wicked Fast *that -sadly- I'm out of* 

Light Box

Light Box

Light Box/Macro Lens

Outside/Sunlight *you can see the base is lighter and the colors look brighter*


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 18: Half Moons

Day 18: Half Moons
Polish: China Glaze- Immortal/Bizarre Blurple
So, I've had this horrid migraine all day, so this was an impatient quick half-moon mani done with a small nail art brush rather than letting my base dry and using a template to make perfect moons. :)
and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get a decent pic :(

Check back in tomorrow to see what's next!

Monday, September 17, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 17: Glitter

Day 17: Glitter
Polish: Tough As Nails Lacquer : Rebellious Bridesmaid (two coats over black)
Today was a mellow day for me, and I wasn't trying to go over the top with today's challenge. Since it was my boyfriend's sister's engagement party I decided to use the polish that describes me in the situation :) the Rebellious Bridesmaid. You've seen my posts and reviews of Tough As Nails and put your best bet down that it's my FAVE :) *note: I am not paid to promote TANL, I just love to help out a great business and an awesome creator*

I've also gotten some iPhone lenses and have fallen in love with them :) the macro is my FAVE! Check it out

Don't forget to visit Tough As Nails Lacquer

and check back tomorrow for day 18

Sunday, September 16, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 16: Tribal Print

Day 16: Tribal Print
Polish: OPI- Don't Talk Bach To Me
Method: Stabilo oh-pen freehand drawing :)
this was my inspiration for today's challenge :)

:) check back tomorrow for day 17!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 15: Delicate Print

Day 15: Delicate Print
Polish: Sinful Colors- Cinderella/ Orly- Liquid Vinyl
Method: dry brush strokes to create a dandelion :)
Sorry this isn't a very detailed post :)

Friday, September 14, 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 14: Flowers

Day 14: Flowers
Method: paint brush and dot tool.
Decided to go with some poppies :) because they're my faveeeee! I used Chalkboard Nails' tutorial from her flower post to make my poppies.

check back in tomorrow to see the next challenge :)