Friday, August 31, 2012

NOTD: Hibiscus

There was a dance at my school and it was Hawaiian themed so I decided I need to do a special nail art! I created this with the idea of a hibiscus but it didn't come out exactly as I had planned. Although it isn't what I was going for, it turned out wonderful. I had so many compliments on this. :)
The orange/salmon polish I used is now my absolute favorite Polish I own.

Polish used:
Pure Ice "Twinkle"
Wet n' Wild "Silvivor"
Art Deco white and silver glitter

The thumb is my favorite nail

I wanted to show the gold shimmer in it

NOTD: Back to School

This was my nail art for back to school! My school colors are green and silver hence the green and silver gradient. The mascot is a Firebird, and that is why I have flames on my fingers! I experimented with different types of flames and decide to create this one.

Nail polish used:
Avon "Olive Green"
Pure Ice "Beware"
Bon Bon's in silver
Art Deco in silver glitter

Art Deco red, orange, and yellow
NYC "Black Lace"
Sinful Colors in gold glitter

Monday, August 13, 2012

NOTD: Cotton Candy

I saw a picture of this manicure and just had to try it!! It took me a little bit to figure out a color combination that stood out enough but I found it! After painting on a white base coat to make the colors stand out, I took a make up sponge and painted on the pink then the blue letting them overlap. I then sponged the colors on to my nail. Immediately, I took a top coat and brushed it over to make the colors smooth out. It looked like cotton candy to me and I happened to have a cotton candy scented pink polish by Revlon so, I put it on. The smell was to much for me so I put a top coat on to make the smell go away.
I found a new location to shoot my pictures that have more light.... the window.... now why didn't I think of that earlier?

The colors I chose are:
Revlon's "Temptress"
NYC's "French Tip White"
Bon Bon's in blue-green

Here is a video about the technique I used. (I also plan to do this look)

My pictures
I was outside in a vineyard and the light was too nice not to take a picture

NOTD: Pink and Silver

I started this manicure with just the pink color. I then thought it could use a little something extra so, I decided to find a another color that went well with the pink and make a french manicure with it. Silver stood out to me and I made a non traditional french with it. I think it turned out great!
Colors used:
(neither of these polishes have names)
Markwins The Color Workshop, Pink with a bluish sparkle
Bon Bon's in silver