Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pumpkin Gradient

Last Wednesday, after uploading the witches hats, I decided I wanted to do a gradient as it had been a while. I knew right away I wanted to start with Zoya Arizona. Then I decided to sponge on some gold. Starting with Zoya Goldie, I sponged about 3/4s of my nail giving a subtle gold tint to Arizona. I took another gold, a thicker and slighty darker glitter gold, Jesse's Girl in Fools Gold and sponged half the nail. With the orange and gold gradient going on, I knew I needed another color, and I though of green! Now, I really dont have many greens but I have this great green and gold glitter that was perfect, Wet 'n' Wilds Spoiled in Show Me The Money. I brushed a thin coat all over the nail, then again half way and lastly the tips. Yes, I know, there is alot of steps and layers, but I really love how it turned out! It's a perfect Fall mani! The picture does not do it justice, i wish i could have captured the sparklyness from the green a bit more.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Witches Hats

It's that time of the year again! I LOVE HALLOWEEN! Last year I did Pumpkins, Frankensteins and Mummies. This year, im starting off with Witches Hats! I started off with a base of Zoya in Shay. then taped my nail, leaving a triangle and used a black polish. Using the same black, I used a small brush to fil in the tips, creating the brim of the hat and made a curved hat tip. Then, Using a green nail art polish, I lined above the brim and added a gold buckle. I finished the design off with some colorful magic bubbles.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pink and Gray

Its been a while since I last did a nail tutorial. and I was excited to do another one! This is a pink and gray stripe and dot design, very simple, but, I think it is really pretty! I started off with 2 thin coats of Zoya's Dove then used Zoya's Shelby to form a wide stripe down the center of the nail. Lastly, using a dotting tool I used Dove again to make the dots going down the center of Shelby.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Zoya BOGO Haul

As many of you probably know Zoya recently had a BOGO sale, up to 8 polishes (buy 4, get 4 free). I decided to take advantage of that sale and got the max number of polishes allowed. I got to tell you, it took a long time to just pick 8! I am so happy with my purchase, I don't regret any of the polishes I chose. Here is what I picked:

Wednesday (Green-Blue), Shelby (Pink), Dove (Light Grey), Arizona (Orange), Goldie (Gold), Shay (Nude), Opal (Green Flakie) and Chloe (Pink Flakie)

In the pictures I have Opal and Chloe on Black and White. However, you can't really see them on the white.

Chloe looks exactly like Essie's Shine of the Times.
In addition, because I bought so much, Zoya gave me a few freebies. I didnt get a picture with them, but if you watch the video below, I show the freebies at the end.

Do you guys have any of these? If you do, what do you think of them? If not, do any of them interest you? 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Extremely Late Birthday Nail Post!

ARGGG! I swear I kept meaning to post this, but every time I remembered I was busy, and when I wasn't busy, I forgot! And just now, I remembered and I wasn't busy, and what happens when I click the "New Post" button? The Internet went out because of the thunderstorm I hear as I type this. Figures! Anyways, on to the real post.

August 5th was my birthday. and the day before, I was thinking of what I wanted to do on my nails for my birthday. I wanted it to be fun, easy and use some of my favorite polishes. After much debate I decided to go for Leopard Print (some call it Cheetah) on just the tips. The polishes I used are a couple of my new favorites, Weeping Angel from AdorBeautySupplies as the base color. For the spots, I used O.P.I in Take The Stage, that polish by the way, is another post I forgot to do, if you would like me to write my review on it, please let me know, I have the pictures still on the computer. For the outline, I just used the black I always use, FingerPaints in Black Expressionism. I also used a top coat that I had gotten from my friend Vita a while ago, Poshe Super Fast Drying Top Coat. If you would like me to do a review on that as well, please let me know. What do you think?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Color Theme: Purple

Sorry it has been so long! I had a hard time with this one. probably because I don't really have a lot of purple polishes, so I felt limited why playing around. This is a pretty quick and simple one to do though, so i hope you guys like it. I started of wit Sephora by OPI in Just A Little Dangerous and i lined the tip of my nail, following the smile line. Then I used L.A.Colors Art Deco in Magenta to line the top of the dark purple. Using the same Magenta, I created a hear shape in the middle and lastly, used the same dark purple to creat dots around the heart. Simple right?

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

To all those who celebrate Independence Day, Happy 4th of July!  I found this design on Pinterest about a week ago, and wanted to give it a try. I used Sally Hansens Insta-Dry in Whirlwind White. then using a coffee straw I brushed a good amount of Sally Girl in a red, on one end and quickly blew some air through the other, creating a splatter effect on the nails. I then used another coffee straw and did the same with Sally Hansens X-tream Wear in Blue It. I let it dry for a while and then put a quick dry top coat. it was fun to do, but too a while to get the hang of and I ended up making a mess and probably wasted a bunch of polish, but I think it might have been worth it, I love these nails! Here is the other hand: