Friday, November 13, 2015

Starbucks "Red Cup" Nails

With the holidays approaching, Starbucks has changed their cups to a simple red gradient design.. This cup has sprung a lot of controversy because people clearly have nothing better to do with their time.  To mark this time in history, I have done a "Starbucks Red Cup" inspired nail design.  Enjoy.. or don't because it's clearly not Christmasy enough. ;)  

Base color in OPI's Love is in My Cards from the Starlight Collection.  I used Got the Blues for Red from the Chicago Collection for the dark end of the gradient.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Shattered Glass Mani

Base color in OPI's Love is in My Cards from the Starlight Collection.  I used some iridescent cellophane that was cut out into little shapes and scattered them on my nails in broken glass fashion. 
I'm going to try to do more designs with this shattered look because it looks CRAZY awesome in person.  Hard to get a decent picture in the light though!  More to come, but enjoy this for now!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Bloody Murder Scene!

Base colors in OPI's Alpine Snow and Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection.  I used Over & Over A-Gwen from the Gwen Stefani Collection for the blood spatter.  The chalk outline guy was done with acrylic paints using the sticker technique.

Happy Halloween everyone!  :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

World Series Nails 2015

Base colors in OPI's Orange You Going to the Game? and Right Off the Bat from the Fashion Plate Collection, and Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  I used a Bundle Monster Plate for the baseball stitching and the city skyline along with Konad stamping polishes.  I used acrylic paint to do the logo using the plastic baggie sticker technique.

Base colors in OPI's Right Off the Bat from the Fashion Plate Collection and Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  I used a Pueen plate for the crowns and the Bundle Monster plate for the baseball stitching.  Again, I used white acrylic paint for the logo and used the plastic baggie sticker technique to apply it to my nail.
Although the Cardinals didn't make it to the World Series this year, we'll get 'em next year.  For now.... GO ROYALS!! :)

Friday, October 23, 2015

Toothpick Swirl Mani

Base colors in OPI's Purple Palazzo Pants and My Gondola or Yours? from the Venice Collection.  I used a toothpick to drag swirls into the design when it was still wet.  Takes a couple tries to perfect, but the result is pretty cute! Enjoy. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pumpkin Tips Part 2

Base color in OPI's Be There in a Prosecco from the Venice Collection.  For the pumpkins, I used Is Mai Tai Crooked? from the Hawaii Collection and Deutsch You Want Me Baby? from the Germany Collection.  
The stems were done with A-Piers to be Tan from the San Francisco Collection and the little vines are done with lime green acrylic paint.  Just a cute little fall design! :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

You've Left Me in Stitches

Base color in OPI's Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection.  I used striping tape to block off the sections.  I then used Push & Pur-Pull, Juice Bar Hopping, and You're So Outta Lime! all from the Go Neon or Go Nude Collection to fill in the sections.
I took the striping tape off and used a black striper to make the stitches.  I topped it all off with a glossy top coat at first, then a matte top coat to see how it looked.  Pretty cool right?  :)