Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Help Me Save My Cat

This isn't exactly nail art related but I'm try to gain support for my sick animal. I've started a fundraiser for him and I really just need people to Share his story on Facebook to help me find him help.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Zebra?

fun red and white zebra nails
You may be asking yourself what a zebra has to with Christmas and the answer is quite simple.... nothing. I just enjoy animal print and thought it would be fun to do a red and white zebra mani. You have to admit it does sort of lend itself to the holiday in a fun candy cane peppermint kind of way. :)
The base here is two coats of China Glaze Adventure Red-Y.
The zebra Design is one of my favorites and its from Bundle Monster image plate BM-223.
 It doesn't get any easier than a base coat, stamp and top coat. This took all of 15 minutes start to finish ;)

Cracked Ice Nails

Easy winter nail art
Here is an easy to do manicure that takes little time and is hard to mess up :)
Easy nail art tutorials
Left to Right: Seche Vite top coat/ Sally Hansen Snow Blast/ China Glaze Splish Splash
All you need for this design is a clear coat, white crackle polish, a blue translucent or jelly polish and a piece of cosmetic sponge.
 As per usual start with clean dry nails. The crackle polish doesn't work very well over bare nails so for this design you need to use a base coat of clear polish.
Once your clear coat is dry add a layer of crackle but work quickly and try not to go ever the same area too many times. I forgot to get a picture at this step so I borrowed this old pic from one of my earlier posts ;) Not the best quality or lighting but hey we all get better at things over time.
 Once your crackle polish is all done working its magic paint a little of the blue paint directly onto a makeup sponge. Dab it onto the tips of your nails and slowly work it up to about half way. Add another clear coat and all ready to sport your winter nails. ;)
I used this same sponge over crackle technique in my Neon Crackle Nails Tutorial.

Four Leaf Clover

Green nail polish
Four Leaf Clover is a beautiful intense green that I absolutely love. It was part of the China Glaze Up & Away collection which had some of my all time favorite creamy pastel polishes.
This polish is an easy to work with cream and very opaque. I only had to use two coats and it has a pretty shine even without any top coat.
Here I used Konad Special Polish in Green and Cheeky image plate CH52 just to add a little interest.
I used Four Leaf Clover in my Rainbow Melt Nails a while back. It is the perfect basic crayon box green for rainbow designs.
I also think it is the perfect green for watermelon or strawberry nails. It made a small appearance in my Watermelon Remix Nails post.
In my opinion if you don't have any green polish in your collection this is a great one to start playing with.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

It's A Trap-eze!

This is most definitely an interesting polish.
It's a Trap-eze! is from the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil
Worlds Away collection. The formula is a little tricky to work with but it's understandable given the amount and variety of glitter packed into this lacquer. The base polish is almost a cross between a gray blue jelly and a cream. I used three coats in the above photo. The glitters vary in size and the colors include pink, green, yellow, silver, blue and even orange. Very unique polish and certainly a fun one.