Day 34

Today I was inspired by a new shirt that I picked up from the mall!

day 34I created this look using a number of polishes and a couple of tools. For my base color I used OPI I Theodora you from the new OPI Soft Shades collection for this year inspired by the movie Oz The Great And Powerful. The orange print I duplicated using OPI Call Me Gwen-ever. And last, but not least, I used OPI GoldenEye to re-create the print.

To re-create the print I used a small dotting tool. It gave me a little more control when doing angled lines.

The print using OPI Call Me Gwen-ever was created by Konad stamping plate M69. It has been a LONG time since I’ve used Konad. It isn’t perfect, but it serves it’s purpose I think. =)

Happy polishing! <3

 

Day 27

What a day! I’ve finally figured out how to organize SOME of my nail polish. After much debate and hours walking around IKEA I found some metal rods in the kitchen section. The were offset enough to place a bottle of nail polish and lean it against the wall (yes, I walked around with 4 different nail polish bottles in my purse).

wallI got the grundtal racks. I got 10 of the 31 1/2 inch ones. Each one holds about 22 polishes. They come with a connector so you can connect two of the rods together. Installation was pretty easy, especially if you have a nice fiancé to screw the screws in for you. Unfortunately I underestimated the size of the bottles so I don’t have enough racks for the amount of nail polish I have, but it works!

On to the nail of the day.

Day 27 OPI The Impossible Mariah Carey Liquid Sand

Paint drip mani tutorial.

photo 2This manicure was quick and easy. The only tools needed were a dotting tool and a surface to place nail polish on.

First you start with your drop of polish and your dotting tool. With the dotting tool, dip it into the polish and draw a line from the middle of your nail toward the edge of your nail. These will form the drip patterns on the nail, so feel free to draw them randomly wherever and however you like. After you are done drawing your drip pattern, dip your tool in the polish again to make the starting point of your line bigger–forming your paint droplet.

nail polish dripAfter you have completed your drip lines, you’re done with the dotting tool. Simply take your nail polish brush and paint semi-curvy lines on your tips. It’s better to be a little wavy to give it that natural paint dripping look. paint drip manicureThat’s it, and the best thing about liquid sand is that you don’t use a top coat. Makes this manicure faster than ever.

paint drip manicureHappy polishing!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 9

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I couldn’t wait to post this one, since I can’t stop staring at them.

First off, I’m practically blind without my glasses and I decided to paint my nails around 11:30 at night in a dark room with nothing but the small ikea lamp on. So given the fact that I’m blind and in the dark, I randomly picked a color and out popped OPI Samoan Sand. This is an older color that I randomly came across at Ulta. I’ve heard so many good things about this polish so, with my coupon in hand I marched to the check-out line.

Applying this polish is practically amazing. It looks like a cream at first glance, but it has a slight transparency to it. In two coats it is perfectly opaque with high shine. If you’re going for that nude look, this is a great polish for any skin tone.

On my accent nail I decided to do a little bit of flare with an Ulta OPI exclusive Meet Me At the Bonfire. This is a jelly finish polish so it is is transparent. I did not intend to put this on my accent nail therefore there is one coat of Samoan Sand underneath these two coats. Applying Samoan sand under MMATB gave it a boost in color which I absolutely love and I couldn’t stop there. I decided to do something a little different. I didn’t want to do a French tip, but I is want a little color on my nude nails so only painted the edges of my nails. Just painting the edge of your nails adds just enough pop of flare.

What do you guys think??

Happy polishing y’all!!