Monday, October 28, 2013

Everybody

Here to keep the comeback series alive is SHINee with a new mini ablum and single Everybody. And obviously a SHINee comeback = manicure, so here we are.



I quite like the whole military concept going on and the whole chess board thing in the mv so I combined those two and came up with this!

There aren't exact scenes used for this per se, so you'll just have to trust that my inspiration did indeed come from the mv, (go watch it if you don't believe me!)

Products Used:
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Essie - 845 Vested Interest
Essie - 940 No Place Like Chrome
Essie - 941 Good as Gold
Maybelline - 390 Audacious Asphalt
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 320 Co-Bolt Blue
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Wet n Wild - 229C Ebony Hates Chris

~ Becca.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Doctor Who




My first set of fake nails!
These were for my lovely friend Taryn who loves the show.
It was fun making them and interesting to work on since they're so different from doing real peoples' nails.
You don't even want to know how hard it was writing "police" on half of them, (so hard would be the answer if you were wondering).

Products Used:
Essie - 784 Aruba Blue
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Wet n' Wild - 299C Ebony Hates Chris

~ Becca.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Very Good

My comeback series LIVES!
It seems like artists seem to really like early summer and early October for comebacks. In honor of Block B's comeback I designed a manicure for their Very Good music video.



This was my first time using the caviar beads for an entire nail! I got so many comments on it. It's also the first time I used my chain! I was so excited, you have no idea. I love it, I want to use it all the time. I had it just stuck on with a clear coat as first and it stayed for about 2 days, but then it came off and I used nail glue to keep it there the rest of the week.

If you haven't seen the video you should go watch it. It's not really the type of music I listen to, but it's very good (haha) and really catchy.
Congrats to Black B on the comeback, it was well deserved after all the drama.

Scenes for the nails and products used are under the cut. Enjoy!

~ Becca.

Monday, October 21, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern




I may have changed the coulours a tiny bit so that I could use the new nail polishes that I bought. I'm really happy with this design as well as how the colours look together.

I had originally planned to have the thumb and the ring finger have a different design, (like the center of the reference pic, with a lot of little triangles), but I liked this design so much I decided to make them all the same. Glad I did, I think having another pattern would have overwhelmed the design.

Products Used:
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Essie - 845 Vested Interest
Essie - 941 Good as Gold
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Seche Vite - Top Coat

~ Becca.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 25: Inspired by Fashion




I've been excited about this prompt since the beginning of the challenge. I love having an excuse to go through all the runway fashion scouring for interesting prints since fashion is one of my biggest inspirations for nails!
This one is inspired by the Marc Jacobs Spring 2014 Collection, (that can be viewed here). I thought the print was fun and kind of felt heavy enough to be wearable in fall even though it's part of the spring collection, (and from the amount of this print in the collection it looks like the designer was as taken by this print as I was).

As for the nails themselves, I forgot that the purple Essie looks more red in the bottle than it does when it dries, so that's what accounts for my base being slightly more purple. But I really do enjoy this look, even thought the colour scheme ended up being a little off.

Products Used:
Essie - 929 Recessionista
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Seche Vite - Top Coat

~ Becca.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 24: Inspired by a Book

From Index to Pinky: Insight/Foresight, Clairvoyant Sight, Angelic Power, Speak in Tongues

From Index to Pinky: Deflect/Block, Heightened Speed, Soundless, Strength
The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices are two of my favourite series and my love for them culminated in this manicure.
I can finally have runes without being a shadowhunter!
If you're interested in where I found the runes, (because I didn't just make them up myself), you can find there here on Cassandra Clare's blog.

Products Used:
Essie - 941 Good as Gold
Joe - Plaster
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Wet n Wild - 229C Ebony Hates Chris

~ Becca.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 23: Inspired by a Movie



Two posts in two days! Are you guys proud of me?

Anyways, these are my movie nails, inspired by Beastly. They're pretty simple but I think they're cute. The big rose is always a killer, but aren't the little roses on the thumb cute?

These are the two images I used as reference:



I chose to base this manicure on Beastly because my best friend and I had just watched it and I thought that Kyle/Hunter's tattoos would be fun to put on my nails. If you haven't seen the movie, here's a trailer!

Products Used:
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Rimmel London - 390 Burgandy Flirt
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Sephora - Matte Top Coat

~ Becca.

Friday, October 04, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 22: Inspired by a Song



Wow, hey guys, I'm so sorry I'm so behind on posts here. I've been so busy with classes that I've only been keeping up with tumblr and I've been letting things over here slide.

Anyways, here are my Suit and Tie nails from a few weeks ago. If you can't tell, (I know some people I talked to couldn't), that's an old fashioned microphone on the thumb!
How I love having little suits on my nails... it may also have something to do with my love of black and white manicures.

Anyways, I promise to try to be more regular with updates everyone!
(And if you want to stay up to date, you may consider checking out my official tumblr).

Products Used:
Essie - 940 No Place Like Chrome
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 955 Quick Dry Base Coat
Rimmel London - 110 French White Nail Tip Liner
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Wet n Wild - 229C Ebony Hates Chris

~ Becca.