Posts tagged: black

L’Hiver

Holiday Decorations Nail Art 3

To get this look: I started with a base of L’Hiver from Renaissance Custom Lacquer, and then painted the black lines with black polish. I filled in the shapes with white polish to provide a good base for the colours I would add on top. The ornaments I filled in with Renaissance Custom Lacquer Mount Pleasant, Spadina, St. Clair and Runnymede. The tiny stars were painted with Essie Good as Gold. I dabbed on a bit of Renaissance Custom Lacquer Evenstar to give it some glitz.

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The gradient itself was super easy: I just started with a base of a-england Rose Bower and sponged on a-england Bridal Veil (both amazing polishes, by the way) with a makeup wedge. Holographic polishes are a great choice for gradients because they tend to blend well with each other and make for a nice transition between colors without too much fuss.

Starry

 Ob 09a0b2 purple galaxy nails over zoya payton 3

I’ve prepared simple galaxy nail art and this time it’s all purple! I’ve used Zoya Payton as a base colour because it’s beautiful and the chunky holographic glitter looks like stars :)

Base colour – I’ve used Zoya Payton because of the holographic glitter in it

White, pink creme and purple creme polish, dotting tool, small detailing brush and topcoat (I’ve used Zoya polishes and Seche Vite topcoat).

Chowder’s

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Nail art details: Thumb: Large, medium and small polka dots. Using Seche Dives In Head First, China Glaze Grape Pop Pointer: Freehand checkerboard. Using Misa Blueberry Blast, China Glaze Man Hunt Middle: Freehand bone pattern. Using LCN Fanappleistic, Essie Blanc Ring: Freehand abstract pattern. Using Essie Blanc, China Glaze Man Hunt, Misa Blueberry Blast, Zoya Arizona, Zoya Darcy, Duri Into the Further Pinky: Freehand bone and paw print pattern. Using Essie Blanc, Duri Into the Further

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Groovy

 Interlocking dots cult nails tempest nevermore 4

For the white and black polishes I used Cult Nails Tempest and Nevermore. You will definitely be seeing a lot of Tempest and Nevermore this week! I can’t help but use them over and over again because they are both so opaque and have great formulas.

This was my first time trying this interlocking pattern!! It’s easy in concept, but I must admit I struggled a little with placement – especially the really important first step where the lines cross. It looks really nice from far away (far away meaning arm’s length, i.e. the usual distance my hand is from my eyeballs), but I feel like there are so many glaring flaws in these up close and personal macro photos :-/ Oh well, another excuse for me to practice using dots, huzzah!

Grayscale Explosion

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I used Wet N Wild Wild Shine French White and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme for this manicure.  I started with a base of Black Creme and then mixed the black and white polishes to create three different shades of gray, creating “explosion bursts” with each one.  I finished off my concentric explosions with French White.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.  I free handed this, but if you’re really ambitious and ultra-patient you could tape it.

Black and White

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This month’s theme is Black and White and was chosen by Missy.   Gggggrrrr black and white.  Where’s all the colour??  Initally I hated this theme, but actually, in the end, I like every mani I’ve done, partly because it’s put the focus on the art and the pattern, and not the colours.

Circus tent

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I decided to go big or go home, so I combined all eight shades into this mani. I did a similar look here, but used striping tape. This time I got brave and freehanded the stripes with a striping brush. I started with a base of Spirit Walker, a pinkish off-white with a touch of shimmer. Then I randomly added funky stripes to create this Wild West themed mani. The colors in the collection are (L to R in the pic above): Take off the Mask, Hi-Ho Silver, Paint Pony, Spirit Walker, Brothel, Texas Sky, Cactus, and Go Native.  I finished with two coats of Nubar Diamond Seal & Shine topcoat to make it smooth and shiny.

super distressing

 3639 halloween nails

I used NYC Mint Macaroon as my base colour and created the gradient (tutorial here) using Collection 2000 Minx.

For the distressed look I used A-England Dorian Gray and followed Chalkboard Nails’ instructions on the technique.

Creepy in a good way

Ob 038b47 halloween spiders nail art over picture polish ve

For today’s piCture pOlish Monday I’ve prepared Halloween themed nail art. It’s kind of like a spider wallpaper on my nails, that’s what’s I’ve been going for. I’ve used piCture pOlish Vegas as a base colour and then I’ve painted the spiders using acrylic paint.

As if in space

Bluefinal

You Are NOT My Nemesis has a clear base with blue shimmer, silver and teal hexes and large teal diamond shaped glitters. This is two coats over Essie Licorice. Check out that shimmer. Very pretty! It makes the black base look navy blue! I love that effect.