Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!! (2013)

 Base colors in Black Onyx and Goldeneye (James Bond Skyfall Collection) by OPI
Stamp done in a Checky plate with black Konad stamping polish
2013 done with white acrylic paint 

Friday, December 28, 2012

Koala Berry

Flowers done with acrylic paint and Zoya's Trixie

Base color in Koala Berry (one of my most favorite OPI of all time) from the Australia Collection
So a bottle of China Glaze broke on in my hands as I was opening it and I contacted customer service about it.  I contacted them mainly because I had the largest gash in my hand from the glass.  It was a mess; nail polish and blood everywhere!  All I wanted was a new nail polish and they also decided to throw in a couple other goodies too.  This is why in the top photo, you see their No-Chip Top Coat.  They also sent a Ridge Filler Base Coat, With Love, Glistening Snow, Pizzazz, and Get Charged (which was a magnetic that they replaced the one that had broken with).

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Water Marble!!!

I used a base of Blanc by Essie
Colors used were Escaping Reality, Hanging in the Balance, and Def Defying from China Glaze's Worlds Away Collection
 Let me tell you, this was a miracle.  I was considering doing the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge but I knew water marbling would be the one thing in my way.  Found this Cute Polish video and VOILA!  Magic.

It works wonders.  Check it out.

Did It On 'Em...Again

Base color in Did It On 'Em from OPI's Nicki Minaj Collection

Stamp done with Bundle Monster 209 and Zoya's Rory and Zuza from the Beach and Surf Collection

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Simply Christmas

Base color in Zoya's Ginessa

Glitter in Fresh Frog of Bel-Air from OPI's Muppet CollectionStripes with a Cheeky plate and red/green Konad special polish
Tree stamp with a Konad plate and topped with a golden rhinestone

Monday, December 24, 2012

Gingerbread Men!

Base color in Mahogany Magic from China Glaze's Hunger Games CollectionTopped off with China Glaze's Fairy Dust

Gingerbread Men done with a Bundle Monster plate
Frosting done with acrylic paint
Merry Christmas Eve! :)

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Argyle Nails

Base color in China Glaze's Worlds Away Collection color, Bend Over Backwards
Design done with silver and green glitter stripers
Base color in Creamy by ZoyaDesign done with pink and white stripers
To be honest, I love this color, but I feel like it's a dupe of Zoya's Pippa which doesn't make sense.  Why would you dupe yourself?

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Deconstructed Mistletoe

 Base color in My Boyfriend Scales Walls from OPI's Spiderman Collection
 Using white, lime-green, and green acrylics, I made a gradient then dotted red "berries" on it

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Surreal Appeal: Chevrons

Chevrons done with Zoya's Purity and Raven.  These were done on clear tape and then cut out with fun scissors.

Base color in Surreal Appeal from China Glaze's Worlds Away Collection

If you're wondering how it looks when you take it off, the tape doesn't want to leave and you're left with awesome chevrons.

Running in Circles (Presents 2 Ways)

Base color in Running in Circles by China Glaze's Worlds Away Collection
Bows done with red/silver glitter stripers, acrylic white paint, and a Bundle Monster stamp with white Kond stamping polish

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Savita Snowflakes

Base color in Zoya's Savita which has a natural matte finish
Snowflakes done with silver Konad stamping polish and a Konad stamp

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wintery Fan Brush Nail Art

 Base color in All A Twitter by Chick Nail Polish
Design with a fan brush and Raven's Egg by Chick Nail Polish and Trixie by Zoya

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Reindeer: Zoya Ginessa

Base color in Zoya's Ginessa
Stamped with green Konad stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate with a red rhinestone center
Reindeer done with OPI's Holland Collection Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh?, antlers with Mahogany Magic by China Glaze's Hunger Games Collection, eyes done with acrylics, cheeks with OPI's Nicki Minaj Collection color in Pink Friday, and noses with OPI's Black Onyx and Girls Just Wanna Play   

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Escaping Reality

This definitely doesn't have a glossy finish to this, but more of a flat finish.  Not exactly matte though.. It's nice.  BRIGHT
 Base color in Escaping Reality from the China Glaze Worlds Away Collection
Stamp done with MASH plate and white Konad polish
Glitter gradient with light green glitter 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Tranzitions: Modify Me

Base color in Modify My from the China Glaze Tranzitions Collection 

What's cool about this is that all you need is a top coat and it will change colors.

The bad thing is.... this.  It left some blue pigment at the bottom of my new(ish) top coat.  Mehhh!  


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Def Defying Abstract

Base color in Def Defying  from the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Collection
Design done with striping tape and Hanging in the Balance and Water You Waiting For? from the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Collection

Monday, December 10, 2012

Snowflakes: Hanging in the Balance

 Base color in Hanging in the Balance by China Glaze's World's Away Collection
Topped with Spectraflair
Design done with white acrylic paints, a tiny paintbrush, and dotting tools

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hare Polish: A+ (A Positive)

Color in A Positive by Hare Polish

I have been wanting this color forever!! It's beautiful.. Jelly base with silver multi-sized hexagonal glitters.  Kind of looks like a jelly sandwich without the mess of three colors.