Posts tagged: freehand

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!

Dazzle Holiday

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For a fun, festive look, I decided to do a simple skittlette. I used all three polishes from the China Glaze Dash of Dazzle set, plus OPI My Vampire is Buff, and a plain black polish. I love how easy it was to do, and it’s such a great look for a holiday party!

Snowy Country

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So I took my design from last year as a starting point. But I wanted to paint a landscape that had more colour and more details. I wanted it to look even more like an impressionist painting. The finished landscape looks like your quintessential country landscape with the red/brown barn, sunset, and rustic fence. Yet, I really love how it turned out. Especially when compared to my design from last year, I see the improvement in my nail art skills.

OPI My Vampire is Buff (off-white/cream) Sally Hansen Blue-Away (light blue) OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! (brown) OPI You’re Such a BudaPest (lavender) Sally Hansen Breezy Blue (very, very light blue) Sally Hansen Firey Island (orange) Sally Hansen White On (white) Sally Hansen Black Out (black) Sally Hansen Lightening (yellow)

Lights on

Lights

I used a base of MASH – White, then I used the Barry M – Black Nail Art Pen for the wire, then I used Barry M – Bright Red, OPI – The It Colour, and OPI – Green-wich Village for the lights, and white acrylic paint for the reflections. All topped off with a coat of Seche Vite.

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Abstract

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Backstory: I live in an apartment which used to belong to my brother, and a lot of his stuff is still around. I found a little painting in his (now my) room last night and I was intrigued – I gave him a call to ask about it, and he told me it was painted by his beautiful fiancée! So I knew I just had to use it as my inspiration for this day of the challenge. Here was my version of this artwork:

I used a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then took acrylic paints that matched the painting and dabbed them onto my nail with a small brush.

just Swirly

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I’ve done a simple swirl nail art over Cirque Chainmail when I was swatching it and though you might like to see it ;) Chainmail was initially sent to me for a review. 

I’ve painted the swirl using white acrylic paint and a small brush from Tmart nailart brush set. At the end I’ve sealed the design with Seche Vite topcoat.

Bye Leslie

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I used Essie Boom Boom Room, Essie Bond With Whomever, Essie In The Cab-ana, Zoya Thandie, OPI Suzi & The 7 Seven Duesseldorfs and Serum No 5 A Cup Of Teal.

Infinity

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I’ve used Morgan Taylor Berry Contrary, Barry M Blackberry, China Glaze Sweet Hook, OPI Alpine Snow, dotting tool make up sponge and nail art brushes.

fleurs

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This design is featured in my new nail art for beginners video! Its fun to do because you don’t need any nail art tools!

Rainbow Waterfall

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For Day 8’s nails I created a rainbow waterfall mani! It seems crazy that I got this far in to the challenge without doing a waterfall so while today is potentially the last day I will have the freedom to do one, it’s also an idea I’ve been holding on to for a while so it feels good to get it out and on to my nails! I used 20 different shades of nail polish in this nail art. Most of the time spent on this mani was just screwing and unscrewing the bottles!

Curvy

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 I began this manicure with two coats of Zoya Tomoko from the Fall 2013 PixieDust collection. I used it in this freehand design as well, heart design with Tomoko. I know I gush over the PixieDusts every time I use them..I will continue to do so. I adore them and their formula lends itself towards nail art so nicely! I used a nail at brush to paint side swoops with Zoya Arabella.