Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Jordana - Celestial :)

This was a very pretty glitter polish I picked up at my local Kmart that is going out of business. origionally it was going to be a gift... but then I kept it lol.

I tried it over a few colors before i decided I liked it over black the most. It went on really nice and I loved that it has different sized glitters in it. The only thin gI did not like is theat it was a b#!&H to get off! But of course I knew that going into this because it was a glitter polish and those are always hard to get off! But I just used the tin foil method to take it off and it didnt suck as much as it could have.

As always thanks for reading and I hope I added a little inspiration to you day!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Drippy nail art :)

I called this drippy nail art because I couldn't figure out a good name to call it and it looked drippy to me. :) I saw this on pintrest origionally and it looked so easy to do before the night was over I had a brand new mani!

First things first I used Finger Paints - 15 Minutes of Frame, Wet andvWild - Black Creme and Seche vite top coat for this mani. I also used a new dotting tool that I got off ebay to do the dots but you can very easily use a tooth pick or bobby pin or jsut a regular pen.

I started off with a coat of Finger Paints - 15 Minute of Frame. I don't really get the name of this polish but I am IN LOVE!!! This color has litterally been on my nails in one way or another since I bought it. Its much more green in person but its beautiful and I love  it and you should go buy it now! lol

After the base coat I painted a diagional stripe across the front of my nails I tried to make them all the same size but how straight the line is really doesn't matter because the design is going to go right over the top of it.

Next step is to take your dotting tool, which ever one you decided to use, and make a few dots across the line in one color. And then you do the same thing on the other side. The effect this gives is so crazy awesome because it's such a simple design to do your self. I was a little worried about the blue not showing up in the black but I tested it out first on one of my nail wheels and it really wasn't a big deal.

The color options for this look are endless and you could do smaller dots or bigger more or less. You can really switch up this mani and make it your own! And hey if you decide to try this mani out for your self why not show me? Post a pic of your mani on our facebook page and show it off!

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope you try this look out for your self because it really is easy to do and looks great!


Tuesday, August 7, 2012

How to fix an Oopps

We have all had it happen to us before. Your mani looks perfect edges clean, polish smooth, and top coat applied and shiny and then you look down to admire your work and DUN DUN DUN you touched something and smudged your nail... ugh

Now you have to deal with it or redo the entire nail possibly ruining more nails in the process. But don't worry I have a trick that is nail safe and you don't have to start all over again!

All you need is some nail polish remover (I use pure acetone) and a flat paint brush. I used the one I use when I'm cleaning up after I do my nails. Ok first step, put a little remover into the cap and dip your brush in wipe it on the sides of the cap when you take it out so you have too much remover on your brush.

After that "paint" your nails with the remover until the paint smudge is flat and smooth. Don't worry if there are imperfections we can fix that. You just want it smooth. After everything is smoothed out then apply a coat of polish over top and tah dah! your Oopps is fixed apply your top coat and your done!

Looks like the Oopps never happened! :) Its a quick fix for any Oopps you might have in your nail polish. Now of course if you have any kinda of design on your nails this technique probably won't work but for just a basic mani its perfect!

By the way this is an Essie Mani I did to try and please my job's new rule that we can't have "wild" nails any more. It's a bit boring for me but I'm learning to live with it and see how far I can push my "wild" nails :) The dark pink is called Fancy Delancy and the light pink is called Raise Awareness.

As always thank you for reading and I hope I helped you out with any little Ooopps you get from now on!