Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hoping for Spring Part 3

Base color in Julep's Alyssa.  I used a piece of tape to cover off a part of the nail on two fingers to leave blank.  I then used OPI's I'm Gown for Anything from the Alice Through the Looking Glass Collection and Cement the Deal from the Fifty Shades of Grey Collection for the flowers.  I used a silver stamping polish for the centers and Zoya's Tracie for the leaves.

This weekend we had some of the best weather ever for January (sunny and 60.. what!?) so I feel teased and want springtime!  How about you?

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hogwarts House Nails

I recently acquired some Harry Potter Collection Hehe Plates (Aiyoohehe) which are FANTASTIC! I can honestly think of a design to do for each image on each plate, which is quite a lot, but my love for Harry Potter runs deep. :)  The first couple of designs I did from this collection of plates were all of the Hogwarts House crests.

Hufflepuff (my house!!)

I hope you  enjoy these designs and there will definitely be more Harry Potter nails to come!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

Base in Bundle Monster's Hella Holo powder with black gel base.  I then used Bundle Monster's Christmas + NYE plates for the design stamped on.

I hope everyone had a great New Year's celebration!  Let's all hope that 2017 is a better year than last! :)

Holosexual Tendencies

I have finally gotten on the craze of the "powders" and of course I'm here starting with some holographic powder.  Just before Bundle Monster released their new Winter Kingdom plates, they released a holographic powder of their very own.  It's about time right?  Usually powders like this or the chrome powders are super expensive and come from a far off country and takes MONTHS to get to me, so I was RIGHT on this to order.  Only $15 for a little pot of it and if you time it just right, you may even fall on their discounts!  From all the videos I've seen, you need gel and I've never dabbled with gel before so bear with me!

Here I've used their peel off gel base coat, their black gel polish, and their gel top coat which all need to be cured under UV light.  Me being new to this wasn't sure how gel worked so I apologize for the pooling at the edges making the manicure look a little chunky... mainly on the middle two fingers.  This gel polish is amazing though; very easy to work with and is hella shiny.  I think I spent most of the time curing it because I wasn't sure what I was really doing and I wanted to make sure it was completely set before moving on.

I used some liquid latex barrier before applying the holographic powder.  All you have to do is use one of those cheap eye shadow brushes (you know, the ones you got in those dollar kits from Wal-Mart as a pre-teen in the 90s) and dab it on the nails until you get it fully covered.  Top with a gel top coat and cure.

Doesn't it look amazing though?? Jury is still out on whether or not the gel peel off base works because they've been on my nails for a week.  I will give updates!  What do you think of this ultra holo design?

Gingerbread People

Base color in OPI's Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj Collection.  I used a new Bundle Monster plate from their Winter Kingdom collection for the stamps along with their white, blue, and magenta stamping polishes for the flowers.  This was a super cute and light design for the holidays.  I wish I got to do more of the Christmas focused designs from this new collection, but the plates were released only a week before Christmas!  :(  There's always next year though!

Happy Holidays!