Saturday, June 25, 2016

Chevron Cutouts


Base colors in China Glaze's Lime After Lime from the Lite Brites Collection.  I used my Lotus Mat to paint on patches of polish in Lime After Lime, What I Like About Blue and Essie's Watermelon.  After they were completely dried, I used my chevron special scissors to cut them into pieces.  After applying a layer of top coat to my naked nail, I pieced together the cutouts of polish.

This was a super easy design to do and very effective.  I think I had them on the whole week! :)

Friday, June 17, 2016

Orange is the New Black Nails

With the new season of OITNB being released on Netflix today, I decided to do my nails in inspiration!

Base colors from left to right in OPI's Black Onyx and Alpine Snow from the Tuxedo Collection, and A Roll in the Hauge from the Holland Collection.  I used the decal method to draw the OITNB logo.  On the ring finger, I used a Bundle Monster stamping plate and white Konad stamping polish to stamp on the chicken.  And yes, my ring finger is a lot shorter... dang softball incident :(

Hope you're as excited for this new season as I am! :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Neon Flowers

Base colors in China Glaze's Sun of a Peach, That's Shore Bright, and Too Yacht to Handle from the Sunsational Summer Collection.  I used a Bundle Monster Xl plate for the design and reverse stamped it on my Lotus Mat.  Simple and quick design, but I had it on for days... Loved it!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Stamper Marbling

Base color in OPI's The I's Have It from the Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection.  I put triangular nail vinyls toward my cuticle after the polish was completely dried.  I then tried out a new technique on my Bundle Monster Lotus Mat, where you dab on drops of nail polish to the mat.  I used What's the Hatter with You? and I'm Gown for Anything.  Taking a thin dotting tool, blend the colors to a marble design.  Then, take your stamper and pres down into the polish.
From there, you can transfer the polish onto your nail using your stamper and then peel off the nail vinyls when you're done.  I took a thin silver striper to line where the vinyls were.  This was a super fun technique, and I hope you enjoy the design!