Let it snow…

Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Christmas is my favorite holiday! I love the lights, the presents, the food, and most of all, the company! <3<3<3

So for this manicure I wanted to do something a little sparkly, but first I had to clean up my nails. It has been weeks since I have done anything with my nails. I am finally on winter break from pharm school and I took some time out to pamper myself. Since I haven’t been able to do anything but study during school, my nails just kept growing. For a base color I used OPI In the Spot-Light Pink once again; I think it is one of my favorites. I absolutely, absolutely love the finish, the sheerness, and the light color. Next I used China Glaze Lorelei’s Tiara for my tips. I didn’t use any french tip guides for this part. I just followed the line of my nails. I love this color by China Glaze. The blue glitter flecks are perfect! Unfortunately, the night before I went to paint my nails one of my nails broke. But instead of cutting all my nails short, I just tried to make it work…Next, using Orly Stone Cold and my Konad stamper I stamped some light blue snow flakes on my nail beds. 

Lastly, I topped it with essie carnival for a little more sparkle.

That’s it! Happy holidays!

Happy polishing! ❤

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Rawr!! <3

I know it’s been a long time since my last post. And I apologize. I’ve just been trying to get everything together before school starts (which is this coming Monday!!!! yeeeeee!!)

Hopefully this post makes up for it.

Now, I’m not really one for animal print. A little bit here and a little bit there isn’t so bad though. If I had to pick a favorite animal print it would probably be giraffe or zebra. I didn’t quite have the colors for a giraffe print, but I did do zebra! My inspiration came from this cute mirror for my purse.

I just picked this up at a Sephora the other day for only $8!! I absolutely love Tokidoki. I bought my first Tokidoki bag in 2005. It started with a bag here, some shoes there, a couple of vinyl toys there, and now nails. =)

First I started out with my nailene guides to tape off a slant on my nails.

If you buy the Perfect tips and toes by nailene you get the curved nail strips plus straight strips as well, which is what I used.

Using OPI Alpine Snow I painted the below the nail guide. When they were dry I removed the strip to reveal this.

To create an nice off white I used OPI No Bees Please (3 coats exactly).

I then waited for my nails to completely dry. I taped off my nails with some scotch tape to ensure that I didn’t get any nail polish on the top of my nails. Next, I used my Konad plate m69 for the zebra print. The color I used was OPI San Tan-tonio.

The step by step tutorial on how to use Konad plates is on this post.

I love Konad. It really is amazing and it makes nail art so easy!

To create the Tokidoki heart and crossbones I used my Crayola nail art stencils that I used in my newspaper print manicure to create the heart.

Using a dotting tool and a thin brush I painted the cross bones using OPI Charged Up Cherry.

That’s it. Here is one more picture for you guys.

Happy polishing!!

Glitter and Butterflies!

This post is featuring Konad stamping. This is my first time so it’s a little messy, but still cool.

Konad is a nail art stamping company. You can buy a variety of different plates to use with their stamp and scraper. They do sell their own paints, but you can also use any creamy polish that you wish to use. For more information on Konad you can click this link here.

I purchased the Double sided stamp set that came with the stamper and the scraper.I also purchased two plates, m36 and m69.

Konad plate m36

Konad m69

So first I painted my nails a base color of OPI Moon over Mumbai. Moon over Mumbai was released with the OPI India Collection that was released in Spring 2008.

OPI Moon Over Mumbai

After letting the base color dry I picked plate m36 with the butterflies. Using OPI Dim Sum Plum, I painted the butterflies lightly.After using the scraper to scrape off the excess, use the stamping tool in a rolling motion, starting from one side to the other, to pick up the image.You should have the image on your stamper like so. In the same rolling motion, apply image to the nail. You have to work fast while konading. Since the image uses very little paint, the nail lacquer dries quickly and makes it a little harder to apply to the nail. So cute! I can’t wait to try more plate designs. To top off this manicure I topped it with essie’s Carnival.I didn’t wait long enough so the top butterfly was a little smeared, but it’s ok. I am in love with essie Carnival. It’s like OPI I Juggle…Men, but x10.I can’t wait to try more Konad plates, but until then…

Happy polishing!