Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's New Year's Eve!!! Today I did a very simple and fast design. I also used one of my new Special Effects Finger Paints polishes!! They're so pretty! The one I used has different colored flakies in it. It looks awesome over black polish, so I thought with all the different colored flakies it could look like the night sky after fireworks! I also tried to paint on a firework lol! Then I just painted on 2012 and I was all done!

I hope you enjoyed this post and have a great New Year!! :)

New Years nails Flakie polish finger paints twisted

I sharpened this picture so you could see the flakies better!

What I Used:
Base: Black Heart by Sally Hansen
        with Twisted by Finger Paints over it
Numbers: Easel Come, Easel Go by Finger Paints
Firework: Easel Come, Easel Go by Finger Paints
                Sand + Stiletto by Funky Fingers
                Kendall on the Katwalk by Nicole

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Random Christmas Stripes

Merry Christmas!!

Today I have my random stripe design in Christmas colors to show you! I did two different looks that I thought looked very fun and festive. I always love doing these kind of stripes cause there's really no way of messing up and it always just turns out looking cool.

For this first look I used a white base. I painted on the stripes with metallic red and green polish to add some sparkle. I was also thinking that the metallic stripes would look great over a silver base too!

christmas random stripe nails red green white

christmas random stripe nails red green white
What I Used:
base: Whirlwind White by Sally Hansen
stripes: Metallic Red by Klean Color
           Metallic Green by Klean Color

For the second design, I alternated painting my nails green and red. Next I painted some silver stripes on all nails. Then I painted red stripes on the green base and green stripes on the red base. I love this one the most! A way to change this one up would be to paint all the nails one base color then stripe on the oppisite color.

christmas random stripe nails red green silver

christmas random stripe nails red green silver
What I Used:
base: green is Gargantuan Green Grape -Matte by OPI
         red is Thunderbird by China Glaze
stripes: Silver Mercedes by Pure Ice
           Thunderbird by China Glaze
           One Time Lime by Nicole

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Water Marble

I decided to try water marbling again! I only used 2 polishes this time and in Christmas colors! I think I might be getting a bit better at it. I still get a lot of little air bubbles as you can see in the photos but I think I'm much better with the design this time :) Hopefully with more practice I'll get better at it!

christmas water marble nails red green
Left Hand

christmas water marble nails red green
Right Hand


 What I Used:
base: Whirlwind White by Sally Hansen
red: Tough Love by Sally Hansen
green: Cha Cha Cha by China Glaze

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Crackle

Today's posted is filled with 4 Christmas themed crackle manis!!! Crackle isn't as popular as earlier this year but I figured I would use my red and green for some easy and fast holiday nails. I started out with a silver base and red crackle. I liked it but it wasn't completely Christmasy for me.

christmas crackle nails red green silver

christmas crackle nails red green silver
What I Used:
base: Easel Come, Easel Go by Finger Paints
crackle: Cherry Smash by Sally Hansen

Then on the other hand I used the same silver base and put green crackle over it. The green looked awesome in the sun! But it still wasn't very Christmas.

christmas crackle nails red green silver

christmas crackle nails red green silver
What I Used:
base: Easel Come, Easel Go by Finger Paints
crackle: Dark Green by Lau Shine

The next day I alternated the green and red over silver on one hand lol! I loved this one! It was finally Christmasy enough! But...

christmas crackle nails red green silver

christmas crackle nails red green silver
What I Used:
base: Easel Come, Easel Go by Finger Paints
red crackle: Cherry Smash by Sally Hansen
green crackle: Lime Green by Pure Ice

I wanted to try one more thing! A red base with green crackle and a green base with red crackle!!! It's the ultimate Christmas crackle!!! It was my favorite out of all four!

christmas crackle nails red green silver

christmas crackle nails red green silver
What I Used:
green base: One Time Lime by Nicole
red base: Sooki by Zoya
green crackle: Lime Green by Pure Ice
red crackle: Cherry Smash by Sally Hansen

Friday, December 16, 2011

Candy Cane Stripes

Today I have a candy cane stripe design! Since my nails aren't too long at the moment I decided to glue on some fake nails for this design. I've only worn fake nails once before and I was really young and did not like them. This time I put these on myself and still don't like them lol! They do look nice and give me so much more room to work with but I'd rather grow my own out.

I've seen lots of candy cane stripe designs and I love them all so I decided to do my own candy cane nails! I did two different kinds of stripes for my mani. For two nails I did glittery red stripes and thin stripes of silver glitter. For the other three nails I made the stripes look like a more traditional candy cane. Thicker red stripes and thin green stripes. I added a little bit of gold glitter too! I love this design so much!

christmas candy cane stripe nails


christmas candy cane stripe nails

*After I took the pictures for this post I promptly removed the fake nails lol

What I Used:
Base: Whirlwind White by Sally Hansen
Stripes: Red glitter is Ring in the Red by China Glaze
            Red is Phat Santa by China Glaze
            Green is Jolly Holly by China Glaze
            Silver Glitter by Art Deco
            Gold Glitter by Art Deco

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Glitters

For today's post I have two different glittery manis! Having a nice glitter to layer over any base color is an easy way to add some sparkle to your nails. I love glitter polish all year round but I do wear it more during Christmas. I have two Christmasy glitters and decided to put them to use.

For this mani I layered last years holiday glitter by China Glaze, Party Hearty, over a shiny silver. I love how it looks cause the red and green glitter really stand out at the same time. I did try it over a red polish and green but only one of the glitters would stand out more and I wanted to see both.

china glaze party hearty christmas glitter nails
What I Used:
base: Silver Mercedes by Pure Ice
glitter: Party Hearty by China Glaze

For this mani I used this years holiday glitter by China Glaze, Twinkle Lights. Twinkle Lights has tons of gold glitter with some red and green glitter mixed in. I swatched this over different shades of red and green, I liked it best over a dark green base. The glitter is also so densely packed that it can be worn alone with 2 or 3 coats.

China Glaze twinkle lights glitter christmas nails


China Glaze twinkle lights glitter christmas nails
What I Used:
base: Jolly Holly by China Glaze
glitter: Twinkle Lights by China Glaze


Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cracked Ice

While thinking of Christmas manis using crackle polish, I thought of this cracked ice mani! I layered a white crackle over light blue to look like ice cracking over a pond. At least I think this is how it'd look :) I've never seen ice crack in person but I imagine this is how it would look. It sort of reminds me of ice skating lol (which I've also never done)

OPI whats with the cattitude China Glaze lightning bolt crackle
with flash

OPI whats with the cattitude China Glaze lightning bolt crackle
in shade

OPI whats with the cattitude China Glaze lightning bolt crackle


What I Used:
Base: What's with the Cattitude by OPI
Crackle: Lightning Bolt by China Glaze

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Snowman Faces

I recently saw a cute snowman nail tutorial on youtube by CutePolish (click to see video) and decided to try it out. My nails are pretty short right now but I thought the design she did would still work on shorter nails. It was a really easy design to do. I changed it a bit by doing more than one snowman face :)

christmas snowman nails
This was the base for the design. I love how it looks like the glitter I used is kinda stuck in the white polish. It could be because I didn't let the white dry long enough but I still like it.

christmas snowman nails
Here is the design with 2 accent nails :) Cute!

christmas snowman nails
On the other hand I did all snowman faces and loved it!!!

Here's an upclose of one of the faces

Check out more easy and cute nail art by Cute Polish on her YouTube :)

What I Used:
Base: White on White by China Glaze
          with Snow Globe by China Glaze over it
Face: Liquid Vinyl by Orly for eyes and mouth
         Old School Orange by Orly for carrot nose

Friday, December 2, 2011

Glittery Snowflakes

Hello! It's been awhile! After all my Halloween designs I decided to take a week off of blog posts. Sadly it turned into all of November off! I had two cute Thanksgiving designs in mind but I was so busy I never got around to doing them, but maybe next year :)

Anyway, It's December!!!! I love this month just all much as October lol! I hope to come up with some fun and festive nail art for this month. I've also seen tons of cute designs that others have done and I might try some out. For my first design of the month I decided to do some stamping and use one of my pretty new polishes! I wanted to have a sparkly base color with white snowflakes. It was a very easy design and I loved it!

China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara snowflake nails christmas stamping
 sorry for the weird photo, my camera had a hard time focusing with all the glitter

China Glaze Lorelei's Tiara snowflake nails christmas stamping
I sharpened this photo to make it a bit clearer


What I Used:
Base: Sweet Peacock by Orly
         with Lorelei's Tiara by China Glaze over it
Stamp: plate BM14 by Bundle Monster
           with White Konad polish