Wednesday, December 10, 2014

12 Days of Holiday Nail Art (All in One!)


On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Beautiful, sparkly, black trees!

This design was done using a black striper for the tips and the tree.  I topped everything off with Essie's Set in Stones from the Luxeffects Collection.  The tree was starred using a confetti glitter mix that I bought from Michaels.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Green and red gradient!

I used OPI's My Vampire is Buff from the Euro Centrale Collection as the base.  Then using a mix of Fresh Frog of Bel-Air and Gettin' Miss Piggy With It from the Muppets Holiday Collection, I brushed on a slight gradient.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Silver holly French tips!

For the French tips, I used OPI's Unfrost My Heart from the Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection.  Then, using red and green acrylic paint, I hand painted the little holly berries.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Glowing Chirstmas lights!

The base color was done in OPI's My Vampire is Buff from the Euro Centrale Collection.  I used a black striper for the strings and colorful rhinestones for the lights.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Shimmery ornaments!

The base color was done in China Glaze's Dandy Lyin' Around from the Avant Garden Collection.  Ornament were done with Running in Circles and Bend Over Backwards from the Cirque du Soleil Collection.  Each ornament was decorated with white stripes or polka dots.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Sweet little penguins!

I used OPI's Unfrost My Heart from the Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection as the two outer nail base colors.  For the penguins, I used Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection and Alpine Snow for their bellies.  Using orange acrylic paint, I made the beaks and the feet!

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Peppermint candies!

I used China Glaze's Dandy Lyin' Around from the Avant Garden Collection as the base.  Carefully using a red striper, I polished on the stripes and accented them with a red glitter striper.  The dot in the middle is OPI's Unfrost My Heart from the Gwen Stefani Holiday Collection.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Glittery white snow!

All I did for this was paint on a top coat and coated the nail with white Recollections fine glitter from Michael's.  Simple, eh?



On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

A shimmery snowman!

I used OPI's Just Groovy from the Psychedelic Summer Collection as the base.  I dotted on some white snow flake dots with white acrylic paint.  Then painted on the snowman with acrylic paint.  Everything was topped off using the Northern Lights top coat.


 On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Funky purple and white snowflakes!

I used China Glaze's Tart-y for the Party from the Avant Garden Collection as the base color.  Then using a Bundle Monster Holiday plate, I stamped on white snowflakes, then individual dark puprle snowflakes.  All was topped off with the Northern Lights top coat.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

A winter wonderland of snow!

I used a gradient of OPI's Just Groovy from the Psychedelic Summer Collection, Ogre-the-Top Blue from the Shrek Collection, and OPI...Eurso Euro from the Euro Centrale Collection as the background.  I used a white and black striper for the winter scene and topped it with a glossy topcoat.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

CHRISTMAS MINIONS!!!!

I used OPI's I Just Can't Cope-acabana from the Brazil Collection as their body color.  The rest was painted by hand using a mix of red, white, black, gray, and silver acrylic paint!  These are probably my favorite design I did in all of the days and they are dedicated to my little love, Kayla!! :)

Happy Holidays everyone!

Friday, November 14, 2014

FROOT Nails

This next manicure is inspired by the most recent single put out by Marina and the Diamonds.  It's called FROOT! and her new album drops December 12 in the UK and April 6 in the US.  Too excited.

I used a base color of OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  The gradient was done using many colors including:  Over & Over A-Gwen from the Gwen Stefani Collection, Juice Bar Hopping from the Go Neon or Go Nude Collection', I Just Can't Cope-acabana from the Brazil Collection, Green-wich Village from the Mod About Brights Collection, Ogre-the-Top Blue and Funky Dunky from the Shrek Collection, and Kiss Me I'm Brazilian also from the Brazil Collection.  
Everything was topped off using Cheeky and Konad plates containing little fruits on them stamped in black Konad stamping polish.  To add a little sparkle, I used Northern Lights from Out the Door.  Yay!  

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Leopard Nails!

Base colors in OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection, Essie's Play Date, and In the Cab-Ana.
I used the blue and purple for the centers of the spots and Black Onyx to finish the spots off.  Finally got this down without a stamp! Woot!

Friday, October 31, 2014

13 Days of Halloween: Zombies

So I saved what I thought was the best for last!  I think these are just so CUTE!

The base color is in OPI's Do My Back Please? from the Ulta Exclusives Collection.  The blood drips are done with Over & Over A-Gwen from the Gwen Stefani Collection.
Zombie faces were done using black and white acrylic paint.  All was finished off with matte!

Happy Halloween everyone!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

13 Days of Halloween: The Frankenstein's

Base colors in OPI's Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection and China Glaze's Def Defying from the World's Away Collection.
I used Fresh Frog of Bel-Air from the Muppets Holiday Collection for the glitters.  The Frankenstein's were done with black and white acrylic paints.

I think these are my cutest little monsters. :)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

13 Days of Halloween: Sand-Witches

Base (gradient) colors in OPI's Kiss Me I'm Brazilian and I Just Can't Cope-acabana from the Brazil Collection and Can't AFjord Not To from the Nordic Collection.
I did a beachy scene using black acrylic paint and filled the beach in with black sand.  I hand painted the flying witch!Get it.... Sandwich... Sand-witch?  Ahhhh nevermind. ;)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

13 Days of Halloween: Ghosts

Base colors in OPI's Alpine Snow and Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection.
I used black acrylic paint for the ghost faces and a white striper for the BOO!  Not my favorite design, but I did it.  There ya go. :o