Tuesday, 28 August 2012

TUTORIAL: Create splatter nails using a straw

Hi,
Today I'll show you my newest creation: splatter nails. After seeing some tutorials
on Youtube, I've decided to make one, too. 

All you need for this is a straw, scissors and
somne different nail polish colours. The splatter won't work if you use the straw as it is,
you have to cut it diagonally. The actual technique is a simple one: you introduce the
straw into the nail polish bottle and then you blow in the other side of the straw. 



I previously created a white base coat on my nails and, using a sponge, I created a gradient effect
with a green neon colour. The nail polished used were Matt Dull White from Born Pretty and
It's So Easy -Hot Green. I created the splatter using a black colour. I recommend that, before
you start blowing nail polish on your nails, you should apply tape in your cuticles. 
This will make it easier for you to clean all the mess. 

I did the same design on my best friend's nails, but I used pink instead of green.
The nail polish used was Sinful Colors -Cream pink.

What do you think? Which one do you like the most?

Monday, 27 August 2012

Glitter Gal DuoChrome -Warped teal

Hi,
Today I'll show you a nail polish from the new Glitter Gal DuoChrome Collection.
It is called Warped Teal and it has more faces, depending on the lightning. It comes 
in a 15ml nicely designed bottle, packed in a little box. It benefits from a very easy
to handle brush and I may say its dry time is acceptable.

I painted my nails two coats of this nail polish and the pictures show its appearance in 
different lightnings. I expected it to be a darker colour, but this one satisfies me, too.
Click on the pictures to enlarge.
 

If you want this nail polish you can find it on their on-line shop for $17.95.

What do you think?

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Wild animal print manicure


Hi,
Today I'll show you a gradient animal print manicure which the girl from
 LuvMyLacquer inspired me to do. I painted my nails a coat of Illamasqua -Gamma
and Illamasqua -Radium alternatively. Then, using a sponge, I created the gradient effect
using the technique shown in the picture below. The polishes I used for the gradient
were Astor -060 Iconic Red and Sinful Colors -Happy Ending. Then I stamped
the leopard design on the green nails and the zebra design on the orange nails. Both
designs are from Konad m57 image plate. I finished with the Konad -Special Top Coat.
What do you think?



Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Striped manicure using nail foils

 Hi,
Today I'll show you a very easy to do nail art using nail foils and striping tapes. 
I started with a nude base colour and then I applied carefully the special foil glue. 
After it was completely dried, I stuck small pieces of Ocean Mist foil on each nail
and pushed them with my fingers, in order that the design could imprint well.Then 
I applied diagonally three pieces of 1/32 striping tape on each nail and painted 
my nails with Illamasqua -Scorn. Finally, I removed the tape and applied
a clear top coat. What do you think?


        

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Love nails

Hi,
Today I'll show you a very easy to do freehand nail art.
I painted all my nails with two coats of Essie -Topless&Barefoot and then I took a thin
brush and Illamasqua -Taint in order to create the four letters on my left hand. I firstly 
practiced on a piece of paper and then I created the design on my nails. I applied a coat 
of Essence -Circus Confetti on my thumb and right hand's nails and finished with a
clear top coat. What do you think?




Friday, 17 August 2012

Spring at the end of summer

Hi,
Today I'll show you a flowery manicure I created using m36 and m60 Konad plates.
Firstly, I applied two coats of China Glaze -Refresh mint and then I stamped the flowers
using Special White, Violet Pearl and Psyche Pink from Konad. I used Special Black for
the butterfly, which I stamped on the corner of the tips. I finished with the Special Top Coat.
What do you think? Does it make you think of spring in spite of the autumn coming?

(not my nails in the picture)



Thursday, 16 August 2012

Blue leopard nails

Hi,
Today I'll show you a new animal print manicure I created using m57 Konad plate.
Firstly, I applied a white base coat for my design. I used Matt Dull White from Born Pretty
for it. Then, using the sponge technique, I applied French Kiss from Pure Ice on the tip of 
each nail. After it, I stamped the leopard design using Special Black and I finished with a clear 
top coat. What do you think?

(not my nails in the pictures)


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Pink and green water marble

Hi,
Today I'll show you the first water marble I'm wearing and that's because never before did I manage to do it. The idea came from the plain, white nails I was wearing the day before. As I heard that the colours blend together the best if applied on a white base, why not try marbling again? So I took a plastic glass with room-temperature water and starting combining the nail polishes. I have a short tutorial on this here, check it out. This are the shades I used: Green With Envy and Aqua Fantasy from Avon, Funky/Fabulous from Claire's and #04 from Golden Rose. After the marbling was done I created some white and dark green dots to complete the design. I finished with a clear top coat. What do you think?

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Striped manicure

Hi,
Today I'll show you a manicure I created using an essence stamping plate.
I started with two coats of China Glaze -Lemon Fizz and then, using a sponge, I applied
Sinful Colors -Cream Pink diagonally on my tips. I stamped the striped design 
using Special Black. I finished with a clear top coat. 
What do you think?

Thursday, 9 August 2012

City skyline manicure

Hi,
Today I'll show you a manicure I saw on cutepolish' channel.
I started with two coats of Zoya -Malia and then I applied Miss Sporty #330 on the top 
of my nails using a sponge. I used Illamasqua -Scorn for the buildings and I created 
the lights using a dotting tool and Golden Rose #04. I finished with a clear top coat.
I invite you to watch this video for the technique. 
What do you think?


Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Palm tree manicure

Hi,
Today I'll show you a manicure I very easily created using m29 Konad plate.
I started with two coats of Zoya -Jolene for all my nails except the thumb, on which
I applied Illamasqua -Gamma. Than I stamped the design using Special Black and
finished with the Special Top Coat from Konad.
What do you think?

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Caviar nails

Hi,
As caviar manicure is very popular this season, I decided to create a similar nail art, too.
I started with two coats of Astor Fashion Studio #114 and then I put my ring
finger in the steel balls box so that they stuck onto my nail. I got my steel balls 
from Born Pretty for $5,41. I finished with a clear top coat. 
What do you think

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