Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Californails #NailArtMay Day 7- Neon

So I'm a day late posting yesterday's Californails nail art may challenge. Day 7 was Neon :) I decided to use Serum No. 5's Dayglow. Dayglow is a pastel yellow that has a fierce glow in the dark effect. *Swatch info: three coats w/top coat*. To make this polish glow, I held my hand in front of my desk lamp for 30 seconds then turned the lights out. This had such a strong glow that it was glowing even before I turned out the light.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Californails #NailArtMay Day 4- Star Wars

So today is the next Californails Challenge, Star Wars! I'm sure some of you will gasp or giggle, but I'm definitely not a Star Wars fan. There ya go, I said it. So naturally, I had no idea what to paint. I decided to use the cutepolish tutorial for Stormtroopers :) I like how they turned out although I probably won't keep them on long.
I used China Glaze's White on White for the base, and a black Striper for the design :)

This one was my favorite :)

Don't forget to follow on ig @phophelia to see more pictures :)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Californails #NailArtMay Challenge

Hey guys!! I've decided to blog my second month doing the (instagram) @californails nail art monthly challenge. I did it last month for the first time and had a blast keeping up with the challenges, so this month I'm sharing it here as well as my instagram (@phophelia).

So, with today being May 1st, I've got some flowers to show ya :)
For these flowers, 
1. I started with a nice even base of Orly Dayglow and did a saran wrap with OPI Glints of Glinda for a little bit of texture. 
2. For the flowers, I used Essie Forever Yummy and Lime Crime  Parfait Day. I dipped a small tip art brush in the polish then in acetone to give a watercolor effect to my strokes
3. I used a nameless green striper for the leaves as well as a nameless black striper for the dots/squiggles in the center.
4. Wait for these to dry before applying or it will be streaky :(. I used two coats of CND Super Shiney.

I am absolutely loving these flowers and will probably leave them on until the next challenge day. *haha yeah right*