Posts tagged: studs

Girly and Gilded

 Girly mix and match nail art 1

A few weeks ago, my sister Kelsey stopped by to get her nails done. You may remember her (and her nails!) from the last time we did a nail photoshoot featuring leopard print and a faux fur lined jacket. We were talking about manicure ideas and decided to do a girly mix and match featuring pinks, golds, and black. I did some sketching while we hammered out the details, and once the manicure was done, we did a mini photo shoot!

Polishes used: Seche Dives In Head First Seche Pretty Little Heartbreaker American Apparel Hassid Zoya Kerry Cirque Colors Au

Embellishments used: Bundle Monster plate BM-008 (crown) From the Heart 1 plate (Be Mine and I Love You) – similar here Black, gold, and silver rhinestones – similar here Hex Nail Jewelry Etched Hearts

Striped Nails

Ombre yellow stripe nails step up nail art 3

Something I’ve been making a conscious effort to improve on with my nail art for 2014 is tri-fold – 1.) using colors I don’t use as frequently (i.e. yellow, like today, and pink, etc.) 2.) using more exciting polish finishes (I’m sort of a die-hard creme + glitter topper thru and thru, most likely because cremes don’t make me cry when I’m trying to clean up ’round the edges) and 3.) keep on keeping on with freehand stuff (i.e. get better) Luckily for me, and maybe for you if you like adorably wonky freehand stripes and yellow nail polish, I’ve actually been remembering these 3 goals this week for MONOCHROME week! Today I present these ‘lovingly freehanded ombre striped nails).

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.

Glam Nail Art

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Stamping Plate: Red Angel RA102 Base Colour: Glo Baby Glo (from Primark) in Yes Cyan! Stamping Colour: Barry M Gold Foil Studs from Born Pretty Store Top Coat of NYC

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Studded manicure

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Simple, sleek but still edgy.