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Mosaic

Kiss Products Nail It Magazine Mosaic Freehand Tutorial Nail Art014

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.

Stud Stripe Square

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I used two coats of Cult Nails Cruisin’ Nude as a base, then used a striping brush to paint on the stripes using Barry M Cyan Blue. I placed the studs* using a toothpick dipped in clear polish while the blue was still tacky and pushed them gently down in to the polish. All finished with two top coats of NYC.

Intergalactic

Femme Fatale Edge of the Cosmos 2

Femme Fatale Edge Of The Cosmos is a blackened purple jelly base with a subtle holographic sparkle and holographic glitter in various sizes and shapes. The glitter that stands out the most is large circle glitter, star glitter and moon glitter. The formula was really nice, it can be worn alone or layered…I decided to layer it to try to make the glitter pop. I had no issues getting the shapes of glitter out, it might be because mine was a mini and it’s usually easier to get glitter out of them. If anyone has a full size of this one I’d love to know if it’s as easy to get the glitter out of it! I layered 2 coats of Edge of the Cosmos over I Love Nail Polish  Sweet Talker for the photos.

Heaven above

Orly Mysterious Curse 2

Mysterious Curse is a dark bluple with very strong blue shimmer. Look familiar? It’s pretty much a dead on dupe for another shade Orly gave us last Spring called Royal Velvet. The formula was okay, a little on the thick side and it started getting a bit goopy and hard to worth with on the second coat…probably nothing a little thinner couldn’t fix though. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

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Mardi Gras

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I want to share some crazy nails I created using the JulieG Mardis Gras Collection. This set includes six blingy, mega-glitters that give you a textured, jewel encrusted look without topcoat, or a super glittery finish with topcoat.

To get this look, I took a small nail art brush and dabbed on each of the six colors in a random pattern. It took two passes to get everything opaque. I didn’t worry about creating a gradient between shades, nor was I going for crisp lines. You could say this was sort of an experiment. But I LOVE how it came out! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. I wore this out to run errands (on only one hand…LOL) and got stopped everywhere I went!

Kodachrome

 Kodak Kodachrome Nail Art 1b

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Lightening, a yellow creme. I then sponged on very lightly, Nubar Forbidden Fruit (orange) and Cult Nails Fetish (black thinned down so that it was very, very faint). This gave me a background that had a distressed, vintage look. I topped that with a quick dry clear coat.

Then on to the taping. Using striping tape I painted my stripes (pinky and index) and rays (ring and middle) with Nubar Into the Wild (green), Nubar On the Radar (red), and Nubar Dusk Till Dawn (blue). I just made sure to be very careful when placing the tape, also to not place tape over any areas still wet.

The final step was the faded/vintage effect. I mixed OPI My Vampire is Buff with Lightening to get a very, very light yellow. I sponged this on making sure that my sponge had barely any polish on it – dab on a paper towel first to remove as much polish as you can. Once I had a look I was happy with, I topped it with a clear coat then finished with Cult Nails Wax That.

Yin-Yang

Pastel yin yang nail art

Now onto today’s post… I finally filmed a nail art tutorial!! O: I know, it’s been way too long! I’ve really been into yin-yang nail art lately and it’s such an easy design I figured I’d put my little twist on it and share with you all how I did it, I hope you like it!

Flash

 Girly Bits Flash Your Tips Swatch 5

Hi everyone! I’m very happy to be showing you Girly Bits Flash Your Tips, an exclusive polish for A Box, Indied. This polish is only available through Llarowe’s indie polish subscription box so you can’t buy it on it’s own.

Flash Your Tips was made for the March box, and the theme is Mardi Gras. It’s a bluish-purple linear holo with a strong holo effect. It also has gold and green microglitter, which is subtle but really adds to the impact and appeal of the polish. The microglitter plus the colour really makes this polish stand out for me, and it’s completely unique in my collection.

Purple sky

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So what’s a better way to get through a Monday than with some beautiful indies! I’ve had several of the KBShimmer Winter Collection polishes in my possession for awhile…just waiting their turn. It’s no secret that I love KBShimmer…especially the latest holos and duochromes!! My lighting setup doesn’t do multi-chromes and holos justice…so I’m going to show a KBShimmer bottle shot with each of my swatches so you can experience the awesomeness! All swatches were photographed in naturel light and finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top topcoat.

KBShimmer Pigment of My Imagination is a beautiful medium purple and blue multi-chrome that shifts to red and gold.  This polish is like a chameleon. It looked completely blue in some light and completely purple in others. Then out would come these crazy shifts. My swatch doesn’t catpure the gold well (maybe a little on the the thumb)…but it’s definitely there. Formula was great. I used two coats.

Algae

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I Love Nail Polish Reminisce is a bright green that shifts to a deep teal then blue. The finish is seriously chrome. I wore this one out and got stopped three times…I kid you not. Again, I used three coats.

Fudgey

Drip ice cream sugar spun nails 1b

I wanted something cute today because it’s sort of grey here in Miami. And it’s also a little chilly – so what’s more fun than some cute ice cream nails?! I really like this melted ice cream tutorial because it’s super adorbs and because it taught me an interesting way to do drips – drawing them with a dotting tool from a different direction than I typically do it!