Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Black Diamond!

Base color in China Glaze's White on White.  This was then fan brushed with Highlight of My Summer and That's Shore Bright from the Sunsational Summer Collection.  After it was dry, I taped off strips down the middle and finished it off with Black Diamond.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Fuzzy Fantasy!

Base color in OPI's Fly from the Nicki Minaj Collection and topped with Sally Hansen's Fuzzy Fantasy (also known as the Fuzzy Coat polish).  The design was done with white Konad stamping polish and a Cheeky jumbo plate.  I then did a side swipe of light green on each nail with a little glitter.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Canberra't Without You!

Base color in OPI's Canberra't Without You from the OPI Classics Collection.  This was then tipped with silver glitter. 

This color was sent to me from My Glamour Boutique on eBay.  She has some great items for sale and uses my swatches from my Swatches by an OPI Addict page.  Check it out!

Tiger Stripes!

Base color in OPI's Flit a Bit from the Summer Flutter Collection.  This was then sponged with white acrylic paint and stamped with black Konad tiger stripes using a Konad plate.  All of this was then covered in sparkles using Northern Lights. 

I went to the zoo today and loved the tiger exhibit.  They were so CUTE so I am paying tribute to them. :) 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Side French!

Base color in OPI's Call Me Gwen-Ever from the Amazing Spiderman Collection.  Then, using a french tip guider, I taped off the side of my nails and did them over with Solitaire from the Bond Girls collection.  This is such a simple manicure but I love it!! Keeping it for tomorrow. :)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Euro Centrale Water Marble!

Base color in OPI's You're Such a Budapest! from the Euro Centrale Collection.  This was then water marbled with Suzi's Hungary Again and OPI...Eurso Euro.  Then, to top it all off, I used some spectra-flair!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Holo Triangles!

Base colors in China Glaze's Sci-Fly By, Take a Trek, and Infra Red from the Hologlam Collection.  This was then taped off in a triangular shape and painted over with OPI's My Vampire is Buff from the Euro Centrale Collection.  I got this idea from my sister who did this recently and I totally copied.  Love it! :)


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Color Bubbles!

Base color in China Glaze's White on White then tipped off with That's Shore Bright, Too Yacht to Handle, and Neon & On from the Sunsational Summer CollectionThe feature nail was done with black Konad stamping polish and a Cheeky plate.  It smeared a little (the problem with black stamping polish I'm finding) but you still get the idea.  :)  ENJOY!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

White On White!

Base color in China Glaze's White on White.  Each nail is a different color including That's Shore Bright, Highlight of My Summer, and You Drive Me Coconuts from the Sunsational Summer Collection, and Hanging in the Balance from the Cirque du Soleil Collection.
Over the top of those colors, I used Chick Nail Polish's Troll Juice.  I used a fan brush as well to give a more wispy look.  Hope you like!


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Miami Beet!


Base color in OPI's Miami Beet from the South Beach Collection.  This was then stamped with white Konad stamping polish using a Pueen plate.  Over some of the diamonds, I painted on Zoya's Goldie.  On the feature nails, I put some 18 karat gold from the Skyfall Collection in The Man with the Golden Gun.  I gave myself a little break from the neons but will probably be back soon. :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Too Yacht To Handle!

Base color in China Glaze's Too Yacht To Handle from the Sunsational Summer CollectionThis was then topped off with some white stripes and black flowers using Cheeky and Mash plates along with white/black Konad stamping polish.  I really, really love this color.  I feel like I did it justice! :)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Highlight of My Summer!


Base color in China Glaze's Highlight of My Summer from the Sunsational Summer Collection.  This was then topped with dots, stripes, half-moons, and tips of different colors. 
The colors come in That's Shore Bright, White on White, and OPI's Black Onyx from the Tuxedo Collection

Monday, July 8, 2013

Shocking Pink Splatter!

Base color in China Glaze's Shocking Pink then splattered with That's Shore Bright and Highlight of My Summer from the Sunsational Summer CollectionI figured I haven't done splatter (spatter?) in a while and this is a super fun and bright manicure for the summer!

*Click the links above for swatches!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sun of a Peach!!

Base color in China Glaze's Sun of a Peach from the Sunsational Summer Collection.  This was then stamped with That's Shore Bright and the "Happy Nails" plate from Cheeky!

**Click the link above to view swatches!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Rad Nails Review

So I got these nail art stickers when I went to the She & Him concert last Friday and was super pumped to use them.  They're freakin' adorable.  I tried them out on Monday and did what I normally did when using nail stickers except they kept chipping like crazy.  I thought I was doing it wrong.  Gave myself a couple days...  Tried them again tonight and it wasn't me.  These are TERRIBLE.  I don't know if any of you have tried using Rad Nails' brand of nail art stickers, but this was my first time.  It doesn't stick to the nails as you can see from the pictures below. 
I love the designs, it's not She & Him's fault.. definitely Rad Nails' doing.  I tried using base coats and natural nails, but it just won't stick like it should.  Then, when I tried taking it off, nail polish remover doesn't do anything.  At all. It's crazy! 
I've used Sally Hansen's nail art stickers before and they last forever and stick perfectly.  They are also made of nail polish so they come off with remover.  I mean, you can actually peel these off in a few seconds, but what's the point?  Aren't they supposed to last more than 1 minute?  So these nails look awful and I wasn't looking to impress anyone at this point, I am just making my argument.  I'm glad I didn't pay for these.. I will definitely never actually buy Rad Nails brand of nail art stickers EVER.  Does anyone else have this problem?? 

'Merica Nails

Water marble done using China Glaze's White on White and Essie's Butler Please.
To make it more festive, I added OPI's Minnie Style from the Couture de Minnie Collection.  I've been waiting to use this color for a manicure like this FOREVER.  Now I have a reason to! :)
Design two was done using OPI's The Color of Minnie from the Vintage Minnie Mouse Collection.  This was then stamped with one of the new Bundle Monster Holiday collection plates (got them just in time!) in white Konad stamping polish.
For added flair, I drew in 'Merica with royal blue acrylic paint.  'MERICA!  Eff yeah.  Happy Fourth of July everyone!  Hope you have a wonderful and exciting day.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Splish Splash!

Base color in China Glaze's Splish Splash.  This was then plastic wrapped with Beach Cruise-R and Sun of a Peach.  All of this was topped off with a Cheeky "Tropical Holiday" image in white Konad stamping polish.  The Beach Cruise-R kind of bled into the white, but I think it looks great still!  Hope you enjoy this!

Monday, July 1, 2013

She & Him Nails!

Base color in OPI's Call Me Gwen-Ever from the Amazing Spiderman Collection and Chick Nail Polish's All a Twitter
I went to see She & Him this past weekend with my sister and didn't have time to do nails beforehand, so I've got them covered now!  This was inspired by Volume 2's album art.  Hope you enjoy!