Monday, May 30, 2011

A Silver Lining

Since I got back from New York, I've been in a little bit of a rut. I haven't done any successful designs and I've been super busy catching up at school. I wore OPI Lucerne-tainly Look Marvelous by itself, which was pretty, but just not doing it for me. When I thought I would have to go another manicure with a solid colour, OPI Silver Shatter appeared:

Here's OPI Silver Shatter over Essie Nice is Nice.

My next post will hopefully have a new design!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Light as a Feather

Greetings from New York, followers! Here's the manicure I settled on for the trip. Featuring one of my favourite colour combos, lilac and mint green, I did a slanted french tip with an aztec/feather/leaf design. I'm not quite sure. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes that these will last until I come back home!

Essie Nice is Nice was used as a base with Essie Mint Candy Apple for the slanted french tip and a white striping brush for the details.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Spring Blossoms

I can't seem to stop doing these flowers. I'm heading off to New York City tonight and I wanted to do this manicure for the trip. I thought it would be simple yet eye-catching. However, these nails lasted a total of one day because I ruined them while making the bed. Story of my life.

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Beige Blast as a base with American Apparel Manila and China Glaze For Audrey for the flowers.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hello Summer

I've been busy lately and I've deemed my recent nails as not worthy to publish online. Last night, however, I finally painted a satisfactory manicure. This is very similar to a previous design I did but with a different colour scheme. I'm super excited for summer vacation and the weather has been great lately so I painted my nails to match. I didn't realize that these colours would be so difficult to photograph! As a side note, I highly recommend this design to anyone of any skill level. As long as you can use a dotting tool or even a tooth pick, these flowers are goof proof and always turn out pretty!

I used China Glaze Breakin' as a base with American Apparel Poppy on the free edge of the nail for a subtle gradient. I layered that with a coat and a half of China Glaze Cherry Pie. I used China Glaze Breakin', American Apparel Manila and a white striping polish for the flowers and dots.