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Hunger Games Inspired

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This first design is my interpretation of the fire nail design that Katniss is given to represent her “Girl on Fire” persona. It might sound silly but when they mentioned Katniss getting nail art, I felt a little giddy inside!

I used this amazing flame mani by Jane from Nailside as a guide and started with a base of yellow and then sponged on a sheer neon red colour to create a gradient. I then freehanded the outline of the flames using a striper brush.

Wavy French

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So yeah, the base is Zoya Caitlin, which is a really great dusty cool purple (my camera has a tough time with purples unfortunately). The tips are China Glaze Liquid Leather, but I’m sure you all could have guessed that. :)

Strippy McStrip Stripe Na...

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This is my first time trying striping tape! I decided to get one from Born Pretty Store to see if we would get along and I’m pleased to report we’ve become good friends. I’ve purchased a set of ten rolls from eBay here for an absolute bargain of 99p so prepare for more stripy nails in the future.

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Stamp it

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I love the way this Holographic polish, A-England’s Dragon, has stamped on top of the red black base. It’s not completely opaque so where you can see the base colour through, it flashes bronze. I think my nails actually do look a bit like Dragon skin!

Mosaic

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I used polishes from Kiss Products: Kiss Nail Artist Paint and Stencil Kit, Kiss Nail Artist Paints and Tip Guides. Each set comes with three different shades of stripers that worked perfectly for this design. I was actually impressed with how easy they were to work with and how saturated the colors are. The kits also include stencils and tape that I haven’t used yet. This design is all freehanded.

Fish Egg Friday

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This picture was never actually meant to be posted. I decided to try the “fish egg” look a couple weeks ago and took this picture just to show some friends and my mom.

However, after I started seeing these “Fish Egg Friday” posts going up around the nail blogs, I wanted to join in. I support my fellow bloggers and it’s irritating to see companies attack them for ridiculous purposes. (Not to mention, it’s kind of just plain stupid on their part if they understand the blogging community at all.)

Apocalypse

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China Glaze But Of Corpse is a super unique textured green polish with black microglitters. I almost didn’t know what to make of this polish when I first saw it, but I decided it’s awesome! It reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster. I should note that this polish did react slightly with my base coat, and it cracked on the first coat, but it smoothed out with the next coat. (Although it might have just been the particular brand of base coat I used, Rejuvacote, because I spoke to a couple other bloggers and they said they had no problems with base coat!) Shown above is three coats without top coat – it was opaque in two, but I added a third thin one to cover up any cracking issues.

Graphite Flowers

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To get this look: Base: OPI My Vampire is Buff Background texture: Lightly sponge Cult Nails Nevermore, Sally Hansen White On, and KBShimmer How You Dune? Then lightly drag some My Vampire is Buff to diffuse the effect. Flowers: Cult Nails Nevermore and a fine detail brush Top coats: Rica Glossy Glam and Essie Matte About You

Metallic grunge

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To create this look, I started with a base of Cult Cosmetics DTLA, and then with hardly any polish on the brush, I dabbed on China Glaze Tongue & Chic, China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine, and Essie Nothing Else Metals. I love these colors together, and I think it looked so cool in real life, but the photos didn’t show it so well – so I took some macro shots for you to get the real beauty of this technique!

Rorschach

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Hi everyone!  It has been forever since I did a water color mani – but I was curious to see if I could take it in the Rorschach Test direction.

I started off with two coats of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube, followed by one coat of SV.

Using the polish brush, I placed a few dots of Sugar Cube and Salon Perfect Oil Slick randomly on the nail.