Last week, I painted my nails a bright pink and added a black/white matte glitter top coat.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I'm really bad at remembering to take pictures of my nails with my real camera, but I do have a few of my most recent nail-painting adventures from my phone!
Okay, these first ones I did around Valentine's Day. I think Valentine's Day is a silly holiday, but I love my rats and my rats love me, so I figured I would paint them on to my nails.
I'm not left-handed, so I had to keep the right hand extra simple.
Rat Girls! On the left there's Aurora, Cloudy is in the middle and Coral is to the right. They're cute little fluffballs that like to climb up the sleeves of my sweaters.
See more pictures of my recent nails:
I know we're (finally) in Spring, but I don't think posting a manicure from last Winter will hurt any.
This particular manicure features I Love Nail Polish's Up To Snow Good, but I also pictured Something About Merry. I did a manicure with both, but failed to take pictures of the other one, oops!
I did a blue ombre and did two coats of Up To Snow Good on top. I'm a sucker for turquoise anything, let me tell you, so I was in Heaven.
I love Barbra's polishes. You can find them for sale here.
Holiday manicures are fun! Last October, I did two different ones around Halloween because, let me tell you, I LOVE Halloween!
The first one was inspired by witchy colors -- purple, lime green and gold.
This is Zoya Kimber with Funky Fingers Golden Coast on top.
It was sort of supposed to be a gradient, which I suppose it is.
I remember wearing it out later that same day, and one entire nail of polish popped off. I need a better glitter topcoat so I don't have to use 2-3 coats! XP
In case you haven't noticed, I love doing non-traditional French manicures. I especially like using bright colors and sparkles whenever I can. Here is one I did from last summer, which I think is one of my favorites.
Gosh, this was one of my favorite manicures I ever did -- leopard print!
I used China Glaze In The Lime Light for a colorful French tip.
Then I did spots with OPI Fly (from the Nicki Minaj
I finished by doing tiny black lines around Fly with an Art Deco polish (really thin brush).
Then, of course, I added a topcoat.
I painted my whole nail white, then added the purple, black stripes, Shine of the Times, then a silver line for a clean separation of colors. I think this was the first time I ever tried to do zebra print!
Okay, everyone, let's get the ball rolling! I've wanted to do a nail polish blog for a few years now, but I could never figure out how to do it/put it off. Hopefully now I can figure it out and learn as I go. I'll start with some older manicures I've done (if I can find photos, that is). Hooray!