Posts tagged: nailart

Mango

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I started with a base of Two effortless coats of Sation’s Bump in Beige, which is my perfect mannequin hands “crelly”(jelly-creme). Then I applied Two easy coats of One and only Orange by Sation. This is a NEON Tangerine Orange. I’ve been craving neons lately so this color could not have come in at a better time. My camera was all “DO NOT WANT!” lool I’m sure you guys get the picture. This is BRIGHT! On my ring finger nail I did a gradient using Sammy’s tutorial using OAOO and Sation’s Fan the Flames Fuchsia. Don’t worry, I will have swatches of all these Sation colors soon. I topped my ring fingers off with a coat of INM Northern Lights. On the rest of my nails I did a topper of Windestine’s Asbestos which is a White micro glitter in a clear base.

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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chrysanthemums

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I used China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and White on White for the base and flowers. I did use black acrylic paint for this because I didn’t want to smear the petals with my top coat. The acrylic also gives me more control of my brush strokes.

To create this look, I started with the base black polish then used the white to create random semi floral shaped blobs on my nails. Since I was going to be defining each petal with the black, I wasn’t too worried about how the white looked at this step. Then, using my La Cornielle 18/0 liner brush, I used the black acrylic paint to make a TON of almond shapes over the white.

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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!

Planner

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To get this look: I decided to stay true to the design of the planner and the colours used. Since the background is not black, but more of a slate grey. I started with a base of one coat of Cult Nails Fetish, and one coat of Essie Cashmere Bathrobe (I don’t own a dark slate grey, otherwise I would have used that).

The next step was to paint where my design would go, and block it out using Cult Nails Tempest (an opaque white). This would allow for the colours to show up more.

I then painted in the design with my colour: Nubar My New Obsession (blue), Sally Hansen Lightening (yellow), Nubar On The Radar (red), Models Own Soda Pop Pink, OPI My Vampire is Buff, Misa Lime Love, and for the brown/nude a mix of Models Own Nude Beige and Essie Cashmere Bathrobe.

Leaping leopards

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I started off with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff and did the leopard print in Essie Where’s My Chauffeur? and Wet N Wild Wild Shine Red Red.  I sealed everything in with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

Poisonous Dots Nail Art

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I dotted on various size dots in Barry M Acid Yellow and China Glaze Pink Voltage, but didn’t seal with a top coat, so the dotty texture would remain. I love it! Most fun nails I’ve worn in ages!

Whoa

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The artwork  was done using white acrylic paint, China Glaze Sunshine Pop, Kleancolor Neon Orange, NYX Between Mauve and Purple, Kleancolor Neon Purple, Sinful Colors Innocent, Sinful Colors Why Not, Spoiled Permission to Proceed, and NYC Greenwich Village. The background was a gradient done using Kleancolor Metallic Aqua, Metallic Sapphire, and Metallic Fuchsia.

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I used: Sally Hansen Pacific Blue, Misa Blue Jade Vine, Misa Loveliest of Lilacs, CoverGirl Wine to Five, Sally Hansen Going Green

TIP: If you are having trouble with this design, try using acrylic paint instead of nail polish! It is easier to handle and doesn’t dry out as quickly. Just be sure to put down a coat of nail polish first and finish the design with topcoat.

Amazingly gorgeous

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I went with a base of OPI Miss You-Niverse, which is a gorgeous dark eggplant creme that I reviewed here. Then, I took Essie Good As Gold and with just a tiny bit of polish on the brush, swiped it upwards from the tip of my nails. Doing this also left little flecks on the rest of the nail, which are barely visible in the photos but had a nice effect in the light.