Sunday, December 23, 2012

Stained Ornaments

After yesterday's nail disaster I wanted to do something a little more artsy on my nails. So I consulted Google for some christmasy pictures and came across these really cute stained ornaments so they were the inspiration for today's mani.

 The colors I used were Pure Ice "Unzip Me", "Super Star!", "Crimson, China Glaze "Holly-Day", "Winter Berry", Wet n Wild "Metallica", Simple Pleasures "Too Blue For School", and LA Colors "Yellow" (Very original name)

To do this is basically did a watercolor mani but instead of just dabbing the colors in random spots, I used the brush and brought the color down from my cuticle.

Happy holidays everyone! :) Have fun and eat lots!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Christmasy cocktail mani

I've been so busy lately so I just came up with a simple cocktail mani. A cocktail mani is when you paints the thumb, index, and middle fingers a bright contrasting color from the other 7 nails because those are usually the fingers that you would hold a cocktail with

The red is China Glaze "Winter Berry" and the yellow is Pure Ice "Unzip Me". Top coated with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision" I only have one picture because after I took this picture I whacked my hand into a drawer and totally messed up like three of my nails and I was lazy so I didn't want to redo them.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Black and White Rainbow

You might have figured out that I don't like writing or typing stuff so I will usually not write a ton.
Today I have a mani that I kinda don't like. It was inspired from this picture. It didn't really turn out the way I wanted it to but oh wells.


I started with a base of Pure Ice "Electric" and very lightly sponged a bit of Pure Ice "Super Star!" Then using Super Star! I created a white stripe which I filled in by using watered down acrylic paints. The rainbow part is a bit of a variation of the watercolor technique. When you use watered down acrylic paints the look is a bit softer and blended out then when you use nail polish. I top coated everything with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision"

My friend said that I should've put Nyan Cat on my thumb. LOL. But that wouldn't have worked out anyways. Nyan cat is a different mani for a different day.

As you can see, using watered down acrylic paints make the look softer more blended and kind of translucent like a real rainbow.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Pretty Poinsettia

 I don't really have anything to say about this. And I'm being lazy and don't want to type so I'm just going to go straight to the pictures.

 I started with a base of Pure Ice "Crimson" on all of my nails except my ring finger. Then I did a simple gradient using a sponge with Pure Ice "Unzip Me"

 On my ring finger i started with a base of Pure Ice "Electric!" I'm just gonna say this. I love this color! It's beautiful! It has a black base with silver flecks in it. Match made in heaven. The flower part of the Poinsettia is China Glaze "Winter Berry" and the shadows were made by mixing Winter Berry with a bit of NK "Noir" The leaf is China Glaze "Holly-Day" and the lighter sections were made by mixing Holly-Day with a little Pure Ice "Superstar". The center of the flower was made by Unzip Me.


What do you think?

Monday, December 10, 2012

A Failed Christmas Water Marble

 I suck at water marbling. I don't hate it. I'm just terrible at it. My problem is not that I can't drop the nail  polish in the water or draw out a design in the polish. Oh no, my problem is that when I dip my nail it the good part of the design goes on my finger or the tape and what actually ends up on my nail is the weird messed up part next to the cool design. It really is very frustration.

 I started with a base of Pure Ice "Superstar!" I water marbled with China Glaze "Holly-Day", Pure Ice "Crimson" and Superstar! I top coated everything with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision"
Actually when I look at it, my ring finger isn't too bad..... At least the right side isn't.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Unnamed Polishes- NAMED!

Kay, so you know how I have a ton of unnamed polishes? Well, I've now named all of them! Yay! So I'm not gonna ramble so let's get to it!

 First up is Simple Pleasures "Con-fushia Say" It's a bright purpley fushia color as said in the name.

Next is Simple Pleasures "Lucky New Year" LNY is a cool toned red.

This is a true candy/barbie pink  so I obviously had to name it "Barbie Girl"

A bright neon green landed it's name as "You're Lime-ing"

A dark almost indigo purple (BTW did you know that apparently they removed indigo from the rainbow? So now instead of ROY G BIV it's ROY G BV) It's name is "Are You Grape-ful?"

Next we have "Peach Perfect" It's a nice peach/coral color. The name was supposed to be like a spoof off of the movie Pitch Perfect.

This one is called "Too Blue For School" Yeah I know unoriginal. That's the last of the Simple Pleasures nail polishes. I still have 4 other unnamed polishes left though.

I named this one "Cherry Red Lamborghini" because in on of my favorite books the family has a cherry red Lamborghini and this is the color I imagined the car to be.

This one's called "Penny Perfect" It looks like a brand new shiny penny.

A pretty sheer shimmery pink. It's name is "Rose Satin"

Finally we have "Stop Your Wine-ing" I love this polish. It's a dark wine color with maroon shimmer that's absolutely gorgeous.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Just a Moment....

I just want to take a moment to tell you guys the tragic accident that occured 2 days ago. On December 2nd, two Shendehowa seniors, Chris Stewart and Deanna Rivers, were killed in a car crash because the driver in the other car was driving while intoxicated. Their friends Matt Hardy and Bailey Wind were also in the car at the time and were injured during the accident. I did not know these students personally but I live in the capital district and the news of this has greatly upset me. So just take a moment today and and be kind to others who may be mourning the loss of someone, and please, if you drink, do not get into a car and drive.

A Different Take on The Tradional French Manicure

 Today's post is going to be short because I have to get to rehearsal soon. As you can see in the title I have a french manicure for you today except it's a bit more chic than a traditional french manicure. I actually got the idea from here.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen "Nude Now" and sponged on Pure Ice "Super Star!" and top coated everything with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision"


You may have noticed that I actually broke my middle nail. BTW I play viola pretty intensely so don't be surprised if I have broken uneven nails sometimes.

I wore it plain for a day and this afternoon I added some free handed curlycues with Super Star!

Friday, November 30, 2012

A Fun Layering Combo

I've been so busy lately with homework and everything I'll try to work everything out and post more often. This manicure started with me attempting to recreate the beauty of an opal but it kind of failed, but I got a fun mani from it.

Look at the prettiness! :D I started with a thin coat of Pure Ice "Mint Dream". Then I put a thin coat of Pure Ice "Beeware" over that and a coat of Sally Hansen "Rock Candy" on top of that. After that I put another coat of Mint Dream and finally put one more coat of Rock Candy over everything. I top coated everything with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision"

I absolutely love Mint Dream because of it's pretty blue shimmer. The polish itself is a milky sheer white with blue, and at extreme angles, pink shimmer.

What I really like with this combo you can really see all the layers with the polishes. What do you think about this combo?

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Turkey Day!

Happy Thanksgiving to everybody who celebrates it :) I'm gonna keep this short because I need to leave in approximately 2.76 minutes.

Oops forgot to turn flash off

The base color is The Color Workshop "Penny Perfect" (BTW This originally did not have a name so I named it. I've also named all the other unnamed polishes I have and I'll make a post about them soon) Everything else was done with various acrylic paints mixed together. I top coated everything with Spoiled "X-Ray Vision"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One Direction Nails

So I'm a complete fangirl and I love One Direction. Yesterday was their sophomore album release and I'm showing my pride on my nails. I won't rant about them (for all you directionators) so here's what I did. *EDIT: Oops I just realized I did the Irish flag backwards. Oh wells, everyone makes mistakes*

For the Union Jack the blue is yet another unnamed Simple Pleasures polish (One day I'll name all of them so I won't have 10 unnamed polishes) and the red and white is acrylic paint. For the Irish Flag the white is NK "Really White" and the orange and green is acrylic paint. (BTW If you're wondering why I use so much acrylic paint it's because I don't have the necessary nail polish color and acrylic paint is easier to use because it's more opaque and dries faster.) I top coated everything with Spoiled by Wet n Wild "X-Ray Vision"

What do you think? Do you like it?

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jagged Teeth

There really isn't much to say about this look. It's basically what it looks like. It's a tape mani just in case anyone was wondering.

The pink is an unnamed pink from Simple Pleasures. The black is NK "Noir" and the silver is Wet n Wild "Metallica"

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Have a Boo-tiful Day!

Happy Halloween! I wanted to post this yesterday but the pictures weren't loading up so I just gave up.This is Boo from Mario :) You know the ghost?

The white is NK "Really White" The black is NK "Noir" and I used red acrylic paint for his tongue.
So what do you think? Do you like my Halloween mani?
Here's a close up of Boo
Have a fun Halloween and eat lots of candy!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Witching Hour

It's almost Halloween!! So I'm sporting a Halloween inspired manicure....
Here it is :)

The gradient was created with an unnamed purple Simple Pleasures nail polish and NK "Noir" The moon and witch was created with white and black acrylic paint. Haha, I'm so skilled I paint stick people.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sally Hansen Wedding Crasher

My friend recently bought me Sally Hansen "Wedding Crasher" for my birthday :)
I love this color, it's so pretty :D

 Here's a bottle shot of it

Wedding Crasher is a dark magenta jelly with light pink glitter. It kind of reminds me of a grape.... Yes? No? Okay..... It's a little darker than this in real life. I tried to fix the color but I'm terrible at photo editing. I believe this is three coats.

Close up (I'm getting better at the cleaning up around the cuticle thing huh?)
I really like this polish. It's pretty, a jelly, glittery, and not difficult to put on at all! What else do you want?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sinful Colors Cinderella

So I recently bought Sinful Colors "Cinderella" Its a gorgeous baby blue with pink and gold flecks.

 Here's a bottle shot. You can kinda see the pink flecks. It was really hard to photograph.....
This is such a bad picture but it was the only picture I took that you could kinda see the pink fleck in it. Click on it to see it because it's kinda  hard to see. Cinderella is really sheer so I layered it over NK "Really White" Overall the polish was a really nice color but it was a little hard to work with, but the color of it makes up for it. :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

I ♥ NY

This is a mani that I was wearing a couple weeks ago
It was inspired by the "I <3 NY" T-shits and stuff that people are always selling in NYC
I am a New Yorker and I have to say I am very proud of myself for doing this

  • NK "Really White"
  • Black/Red Acrylic Paint
  • Spoiled by Wet n Wild "X-Ray Vision"
Oh yeah I forgot to mention, I suck at cleaning up around my cuticle, this is considered good for me! Oh well, I guess I'll get better at that.....


Hello :)
K so I'm new to this whole blogging thing so I'm just gonna keep this short and to the point. So my name is Linda and I've done some basic nail art and hopefully I'll get better as this blog continues to grow. I had already been following a couple of different nail blogs and I think it's so cool how people can do such complex designs on such a small surface..... I don't think I'll use this blog just for nail polish stuff. I'll probably end up ranting on this and maybe posting some other random stuff too. Also I'm broke so I don't have any real nice "professional" nail polish. Most of mine is really cheap stuff like Pure Ice ($2 at Walmart) and Wet n Wild (1$-4$ at Walmart, see a trend?)

And I'm being lazy and I don't know what else to say....
Hopefully I'll actually get some people to read this instead of me talking to nobody like a loser....
Thanks for reading and enjoy :)