Sunday, December 23, 2012

Sparkle, Sparkle!

This is one of my favourite things to do with nail art and probably the most simple concept and that most people own and can do with both hands easily.  Literally all you do, is paint your nails white or which ever base colour you would like, then decide which way you want the triangle to go and paint a line diagonally across your nails and fill it in with glitter polish. It is amazing with all kinds of combinations and would look amazing on new years with black and gold glitter or silver or anything.

I feel like if you are interested in nail art it is a prerequisite to love glitter, and this is so simple and looks amazing that everyone should try it with their favourites!

The colours used were Sally Hansen XtremeWear in White On and China Glaze Twinkle Lights!
Let me know what you think, and if you have a blog or instagram that features your nail art I would love to see what you did this holiday season!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Semi-Fail Christmas Nails

This post is the nail art I attempted and pretty much failed this holiday season, I saw cutepolish upload a video about Santa and elf nails, so I tried it out and it looked awful so, I took off the elves and this is the Santa part of that tutorial and did the lilypebbles Santa hats. I used Gosh Oh My Gosh colour in Classic Red, Sally Hansen Xtremewear in White On, and the Art Deco stripers in black and sparkly silver and the Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold*. For the Santa hats I used tape to make triangles and used a dotting tool for the white. So even if only one nail works out, just remove the rest and make it an accent nail and its brand new again!

This is another fail that would have definitely worked had I chosen different colours, with either red, white and silver, or just a lighter green for this one. So I used OPI and Nicole by OPI Khloe had a Little Lam Lam with the Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in Vincent Van Gold*. I was asked more than once if it was the Jamaican flag or Harry Potter related, so if that's what you're after this is great haha. I have a lighter green that would have maybe made this more festive but oh well, ya live 'n learn.

I feel like I'm not the only one who messes up, or makes poor colour choices, so I would love to know what you guys have messed up too, especially since I think themed nail art is the hardest!
Also, I was given the Revlon nail striper for consideration by entering their revlonselects thing on their facebook page, which was crazy cool and unexpected, so like them if you're into that!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Nails

So since it is less than a week before Christmas I figured I would show you what I have attempted when it comes to nail art this holiday season. These nails are very reminiscent of the white with blue dots I did in the summer, however now I used Christmas colours. I love this I think its so festive and I think of all the holiday nails I've done this has received the most compliments, if you're into that...

I used:

White: Sally Hansen Xtreme in White On
Red:  Essie Lacy not Racy
Green: Nicole by OPI Khloe had a little Lam-Lam
Gold: Green: OPI Just Spotted a Lizard
Silver: Joe Fresh Silver Coin
Glitter: China Glaze Twinkle Lights

It's very simple to do on your own, if you have a dotting tool or a toothpick!
Now that I have a break in school I hope to show you my holiday nails looks everyday until Christmas, and other things!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Good Bye Fall...

Now that Autumn is essentially over in terms of how I dress / accessorize I figured it was time to post two nail looks I did recently. The picture above is the classic glitter accent nail with Revlon's Sparkling and Essie Angora Cardi on the nails. Angora Cardi is such a strange shade, it is very reminiscent of nails in the 80s and early 90s, I can picture someone with heavy lip liner back in the day loving this polish hah (tell me I'm not crazy) Anyways I thought it was a pretty colour, but that is definitely what it reminded me of on the nails.

Then a trend that I absolutely love and can't wait to do with Christmas colours is the half-moon manicure. Here I used Orly Decades of Dysfunction and Essie Carry On which is one of my all time favourite polishes. This is such a classic manicure, and I just find myself gazing at my nails, like the typical polish addict that I am.