Posts tagged: sponge

Tip fix

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Definite tip wear! So typically when this happens, I take the polish off and put a new one on… but I just wasn’t ready to part with Carly!

Liquid Crystal Tips

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I want to declare my love to Crushed Velvet from Diamond Cosmetics. It’s my fav dark purple creme, so smooth and dreamy… I love it to pieces! And with China Glaze – Liquid Crystal sponged on the tips I love it even more.

Deep Ocean Nails

China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

The base, which you can make out near the nail bed, is China Glaze For Audrey, which I’ll really need to use sometime all on its own because it’s just darling.  Then went in with a couple of makeup sponge rounds using China Glaze Towel Boy Toy

Ombre Gradient Nails

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I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear polishes in Sun Kissed and Green With Envy. I applied them following this tutorial. I sponged the colours on twice today which has given better results than last time – I think the graduation is more subtle and there’s less evidence that I even used a sponge because you can’t see so many sponge marks like last time!

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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

Reinvented Gradient

 

20140126 lacquer legion reinvention opi gradient 11This is actually a reinvention of last year’s Valentine’s mani that I produced for the 2013 Zoya Valentine’s Day promotion. If you can’t tell, I love striped manis. I also love pink and red together. I was toying around with the idea of layering a gradient going in two directions. For the base, I used the sponge technique to apply OPI Red and OPI If You Moust You Moust, placing the red at the cuticle. I gotta tell you, the hardest part about this mani was the clean-up. I had lobster fingers and cuticles that no amount of acetone would remedy. I ended up using topcoat, then waiting until this step was completely dry so I could give my hands a good scrub.

Starry

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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).

Color on Black

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For this epic look I started with Two easy coats of Bettina Onyx. Then…. Then I went to town splattering in Bettina colors. I used some of their amazing Disco Collection glassflecks and ended up with amazing results. For the splatter I used Boogie, Peace and Hot Pants. I cannot get this look out of my head because I had never seen a splatter create an effect such as this before. This was NOT fun to clean up because the super fine shimmer from the Disco Colors wanted to get everywhere. I don’t even care though.. The clean-up was so worth it in the end!

Glitter Sponging

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I used A-England Bridal Veil – a black scattered holographic – as a base and sponged Girly Bits Into The Night – holographic glitter in a black jelly base – on to the tips!