Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monochromatic


Base color in OPI's Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection.
Using a thin brush and some white acrylic paint, I painted on the design you see above..and below.
This design was based on another that I saw on the interwebs but I did a little something different.  Hope you enjoy!  

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pastel Tribals

Recently, I put a little suggestion box on my blog for designs that you want to see!  I've already got a few to do from my followers so thank you for your input!  Make sure to utilize this if you have something you want me to do because I love your ideas. :)

Base color in Chick Nail Polish's Baby Cakes.  I used Honey Bunch and All a Twitter for the gradient using a make up sponge.
To top it off, I used white acrylic paint, a tiny brush, and a dotting tool to paint on the tribal design.  I hope you enjoy this design and I did it justice! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

St. Louis Skyline!

Base color in OPI's What's With the Cattitude? from the Shrek Collection.  Using my handy makeup sponge, I sponged on Ogre-the-Top Blue to make the sky fade out.  
To top off this beautiful blue sky, I stamped on some puffy white clouds using white Konad stamping polish and a Konad plate.  I thought it looked really pretty just like this so I made sure you could see it before painting on the skyline.
And here it is!  Using black acrylic paints, I made the little buildings...and the arch!  
Sealed off with a nice shiny top coat and it's golden.  I was just there and I can't stop thinking about it!  Good thing I'll be back there in a few weeks!! :D

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Dogsled is a Hybrid

Base color in OPI's My Dogsled is a Hybrid from the Nordic Collection.  
Using black Konad stamping polish and a Konad plate, I finished off the tips with that lacy design.  It's simple, but very pretty!  :)


Monday, August 18, 2014

Cardinals Tattoo!

  I went to my first St. Louis Cardinals baseball game yesterday at Busch Stadium!  It was awesome.  Totally did it up and got my Molina shirt!! Well, of course I needed to commemorate my time at my first Busch Stadium game with some awesome nails. So here they are...
Base color in OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  I used red acrylic paint to paint on my usual baseball stitches.  I used St. Louis Cardinals temporary tattoos for the little cardinals on my middle two fingers.  I finished the manicure off with sponging on Pirouette My Whistle from the New York City Ballet Collection.  

Friday, August 15, 2014

Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm?

Base color in OPI's Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? from the Nordic Collection.

Using a makeup sponge, I made a gradient of My Voice is a Little Norse.  It just looked so pretty together!  I think these are my favorite colors in the new collection.  Hope you enjoyed!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Shark Week!

It's SHARK WEEK everyone!! Started with a base color in OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook from the Euro Centrale Collection.

On three of the nails, I used the Cheeky Tropical Holiday large plate and dark blue Konad stamping polish for the waves. 

Using gray, black, and white acrylic paints, I painted the shark on the feature nail and a little fin in the water on my index finger.

Please, live every week like it's shark week! :)