Day 52

Day 52: China glaze pink-e-promise & OPI My Vampire Bites

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The Instagram theme for the the march nail art challenge was “vintage” so I opted to do a hand painted vintage lace. I don’t really know how to do it, so I improvised. For the stripes I used striping tape and for the lace I used a super thin striping brush and a small brush.

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It was difficult to get the lace background perfect. I was so nervous my lines came out so shakey but it is ok because then I can cover up the worse parts with flowers and rhinestones. Which is what I did. =)

Happy polishing.

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Day 49

Day 49: Happy St. Patty’s day everyone!!

St. paty's day mani 2013

 

Gosh, I feel like I used so many colors for this manicure.

I definitely used OPI My Vampire is Buff as the base color. For the light green I used OPI Who The Shrek Are You. The darker green is OPI Your Palapa Or Mine?  (ulta exclusive). The gold is OPI Gift of Gold, and the rainbow I used OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? (purple), OPI Suzi’s Hungary Again (pink), OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook (blue), and Pop Sunny (yellow).

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The lines were created with an ultra thin striping brush that I purchased from Sally Beauty supply and the clovers were created with my dotting tool (has to be the ultimate nail artist must have) and the rainbow was created with a small brush.

Oh! I also used Hard Candy Matte-Ly In Love for my ring finger to give OPI Your Palapa Or Mine? a matte finish. I let the hard candy dry for a couple of minutes and then I took a piece of paper folded in half to make quilt dents in my nail. It is a little hard to see in this picture, but you want to be very gentle because you don’t want to slip an rip the paint off of your nail, but you really want to make a dent. If you only slightly make dents then the polish can come back together and you won’t see the quilting for very long. It is important to find that in between time where the lacquer is hardening, but still soft enough to make dents.

Happy polishing!

Day 33

Day 33–My beautiful mess.

Last night I was unsure what I wanted to do. I had just come home with new polishes, way more than I should have had, and I didn’t know what to do with them. One thing led to another and this is what happened.

day 33I don’t know about you guys, but I kinda really like it! First I started with a base of OPI My Vampire Is Buff. As soon as the base color dried I placed random splotches (for lack of a better word) of essie Madison Ave-hue, OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours, and Sinful Colors Unicorn. After I placed my random “splotches” I used a thin short brush to blend the colors together. As the build-up became too much to bare, I wiped the excess off with a paper towel and kept blending. Sorry I don’t have pictures for this tutorial, but it was pretty simple. I like that it’s not messy at all and it’s super girly. I thought about adding a little bit of glitter, but then I kinda like it the way it is.

If I were to do it again, I think I would skip the OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours. It’s a nice bold color, don’t get me wrong, but I think it might be a little to bold for the color scheme.

What do you guys think? (Is anyone out there? Sometimes I feel like I’m talking to myself. LoL)

Happy Polishing!