Friday, June 28, 2013

Summerfest Nails!

Base color in OPI's Innie Minnie Mighty Bow from the Couture de Minnie Collection.  This was then topped off with musical notes from a Konad plate using their white stamping polish.  Then, the Summerfest logo was painted on the feature nails! 

I'm going to Summerfest this weekend to see Imagine Dragons and am super pumped for it!  I won't be back here until.. maybe Sunday?  I plan to do nails for She & Him! :)  Have a good weekend!

**Click link above to view swatches!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Happi Butterflies!

Base color in Zoya's Happi then stamped with the Cheeky "Tropical Holiday" plate in white Konad stamping polish.  This was then finished off with a gradient of OPI's Oy- Another Polish Joke! from the Euro Centrale Collection.  Just a fun and cute design for a Thursday! :)

**Click the links to view the swatches!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Butler Please!

Base color in Essie's Butler Please then topped with Pueen dots in white Konad stamping polish.  This was then tipped off with black French tips!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Keep Calm, Paint On

Base color in China Glaze's Keep Calm, Pain On from the Avant Garden Collection.  This was then done over with a gradient of Tart-y for the Party and Dandy Lyin' Around
Next, I topped everything off with the Cheeky "European Romance" plate with white Konad stamping polish.  Enjoy!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

All the Foils!

Base colors in OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook from the Euro Centrale Collection.  This was then topped off with a hot pink and silver leopard print foil design. 
Foils were bought on Amazon.
I find it is always best to use a base color when using foils, even though it seems easier to just have a clear base coat instead.
These were just some of the many colors and designs I got.  Can't wait to show you more!




Saturday, June 22, 2013

Paris Nails!

Base colors in OPI's Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj Collection and Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection.  This was stamped with black Konad stamping polish and the Cheeky "European Romance" plate. 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kanye West Nails: Yeezus


Foils done with Ciate's Colourfoils in silver.  The "Yeezus" tape on the feature nails was done with OPI's Red Lights Ahead...Where? from the Holland Collection.  The "Yeezus" was painted on with black acrylic paint.  The album is amazing if you get a chance to listen to it. :D  Here's my favorite song off the album...

"Black Skinhead"

Monday, June 17, 2013

Kanye West Nails: Graduation

Base color in China Glaze's Peachy Keen then sponged a with a gradient of OPI's Strawberry Margarita from the Mexico Collection and Funky Dunky from the Shrek Collection.
Design was done with acrylic paints and a super tiny brush!  I did these because Kanye's new album comes out tomorrow and this was my favorite album he's done so far! :D  


Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nails of Steel!

Base color in China Glaze's Igniting Love and Hanging in the Balance from the Worlds Away Collection.  Superman logo and stripes done with acrylic paints and a silver glitter striper. 
Man of Steel comes out this weekend and I am super excited for it!  I'm taking my dad so Happy Father's day! :)


Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sunday Funday!

Base color in Essie's Sunday Funday and tips done with white Konad stamping polish and the Konad french tip plate.  The dots are done with OPI's Russian Navy from the Russian CollectionWhen my nails are long like this, I try and get the most french tips that I can! :)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Metallic Houndstooth!

Base color in Essie's No Place Like Chrome from the Mirror Metallics Collection.
Stamps done with a Konad plate and Blue Rhapsody and Nothing Else Metals. 
These pictures are just so shiny.
I couldn't just take one. :)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Beach and Surf Tips!

Base colors in Zoya's Arizona, Shelby, Wednesday, and Tracie.  Tips done with their opposites of Myrta, Rory, Zuza, and Meg!  I really love this design and I've had the idea for a while.  I'm sure something like this has been done but I think this was the best Zoya collection ever.  Love, love, love.

Rainbow Gradients!

Gradients done with Zoya America, Arizona, Creamy, Josie, Robyn, and Malia then topped off with a glitter gradient of OPI's Servin' Up Sparkle from the Serena Williams Duo Packs.  This idea was given to me by my best friend..maybe she pictured it differently (and I did too) but I still like this! 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Jurassic Park Nails!

Base color in OPI's Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection, Innie Minnie Mighty Bow from the Couture de Minnie Collection, and Teal the Cows Come Home from the Brights Collection
This design was done using acrylic paints and a tiny brush.  The dinosaur was way harder than I had hoped, but the letters look awesome!  Love this movie and can't wait for number 4..although I think it's on halt for now.  :(


Chick Nail Polish Fan Art!

Gradient done using Chick Nail Polish's Honey Bunch, All a Twitter, and Doll Face then fan brushed using black and white acrylic paints.  Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Sunflowers!

Base color in Ciate's Pepperminty.
Sunflowers done using a super tiny brush and acrylic paints.


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Your Palapa, or Mine?

Base color in Your Palapa or Mine? and Do My Back Please? from the OPI Ulta Exclusives 2012 Collection.  Tips done with Gargantuan Green Grape from the Brights Collection.  This was then stamped with white Konad stamping polish and the Cheeky "Tropical Holiday" jumbo plate.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

This is a Definite Moust Have

Base color in OPI's A Definite Moust Have from the Couture De Minnie Collection and topped off with the Minnie Style glitter.  This was then stamped with white Konad stamping polish and the 2013 Cheeky jumbo plate in "Tropical Holiday."

Say what you want about OPI putting out another Minnie Mouse collection, but I love these colors.  The glitter is fantastic and spreads nicely and this creamy pink shimmer is amazing.  I would highly suggest at LEAST these two colors.  And apparently, if you buy a different Minnie Style, it may have white squares in it.  I would also be jealous.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Kiko!

Base color in Kiko #255 which is a nice violet lacquer with rainbow micro-glitters (like Northern Lights was mixed in!).  Not gonna lie.. love this color.  Check out the swatch I took of it!  Beautiful!

I got this from one of my best friends when she was studying abroad in Spain.  She picked me up a few colors that I couldn't buy here, which I love her for.  :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Arrested Development.

Base colors in OPI's Orange You Glad It's Summer? from the Flip Flop Fabulous Collection, Essie's Butler Please, and Chick Nail Polish's Baby Cakes.  Bananas done with a Cheeky plate and black Konad stamping polish.

If you watch this show, you will get these nails.  Granted it's only a small tidbit of what this show has to offer, but I think they sum it up pretty well.  I thought this was the perfect time to put these nails out because the new episodes just came out on Netflix.  No, I did not do a binge watch...it took me three days.  No matter how critical people are of the new episodes, I loved them.  Can't wait for the movie!

 And here's a video of some of the best quotes from Arrested Development.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Ice Cream Cones!

Base color in Essie's Blanc topped off with Northern Lights. 

Stamp done with the Cheeky "Home Sweet Home" jumbo plate from 2013.  This was stamped with black Konad polish then filled in with: OPI's Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj Collection, Chick Nail Polish's Baby Cakes and All a Twitter, and China Glaze's Mahogany Magic from the Hunger Games Collection

The cherry on top?  A red pearl! :)  Enjoy!!