Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Wishes




I really love these nails, they're the ones that I had over Christmas and my family was really impressed with them too!
My cousin told me I should be a pilot because of the hand-eye coordination it would take to do an intricate design like this ~

This design was inspired by a really cute Christmas card our neighbours gave us!
Unfortunately I didn't take a picture with the card, but it's really adorable.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone, I hope you had great holiday!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Essie - 752 Turquoise & Caicos
Essie - 1027 The More the Merrier
Mybelline - 390 Audacious Asphalt
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat
Sinful Colors - 940 Rise & Shine
Wet n Wild - 229C Ebony Hates Chris

~ Becca.

Happy (Holly)days!



Here's another pseudo-Christmas manicure of mine. It has that holiday feel without shoving the Christmas spirit on you completely, (if you can't tell I was trying to go for subtlety this year).

I got the inspiration for this design from a frame in my house:


Isn't it cute?

I had the hardest time when I had to take it off, I liked it so much!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Strong Base Coat
Essie - 922 Mojito Madness
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Revlon - 286 Rags to Riches
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Sally Hansen - 300 White On

Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

~ Becca.

Miracles in December




Hello and welcome to this week's edition of Becca Paints Kpop Nails.
Yep, I just couldn't resist doing some exo nails for the holidays, especially with their Christmas album!

I'm not sure if you can tell, but the tree on the ring finger is supposed to be like the tree on the album cover, (I kind of just did the outline though).

Enjoy!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 922 Mojito Madness
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

~ Becca.

Deerly Beloved




So my favourite PJ's have pink reindeer on them which meant that it was absolutely necessary for me to put the pattern on my nails. 

I had the pink base on for a few days by itself before putting the design on and it was such a dated looking pink that I was getting pretty tired of it and was only going to keep this design on for a day. After painting the left hand, though, my roommate and I absolutely adored the design and I just couldn't take it off so I ended up finishing the right hand, too.

It's such a super cute design and it's Christmassy without being Christmas colours. Or it's just a cute winter manicure if you're not into Christmas!

I also have a tutorial for the reindeer here!

Products Used:
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 390 Burgandy Flirt
Revlon - 911 Pink Chiffon
Sally Hansen - No Chip Base & Top Coat
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

~ Becca.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge: Roundup!


And with that my 30 Day Challenge for 2013 is done!
Thank you guys for following me through the prompts, (and all the other designs in between).

I think that this challenge really helped me improve the quality of my nail art as well as my creativity. If you're thinking about taking on the challenge as well I highly recommend it even if you do it at your own pace like I did!

What was your favourite challenge?
I think mine might have been the Ouija Board nails, but I love (almost) all of the designs!


~ Becca.

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 31: Recreate a Challenge!



The last official manicure of the challenge, I decided to recreate my black and white nails from day 7, but decided to change the colour pallet a little to soften it up, (and also because I wanted to use my new Essie polish but that's besides the point).

Here's a comparison if you don't want to search through piles of posts to find the one I recreated:


It was a pretty simple manicure in the first place, but I think my grasp of houndstooth has definitely improved quite a bit, (it actually looks like houndstooth now, yay)!
I'm glad I got to redo it though, because I only kept it on for a day or two the first time around.

One more wrap up post and then I'm done with my 30 Day Nail Challenge for 2013!

(And sorry for being MIA again!)

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 846 After School Blazer
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Seche Vite - Top Coat

Sephora by OPI - Matte Top Coat

~ Becca.

Thursday, December 05, 2013

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 29: Inspired by the Supernatural





Well. This is embarrassing. I just realized that I completely skipped uploading day 29 and went straight to day 30.
Here is day 29 for everyone, and it's actually one of my favourite manicures. I think it turned out really well and the wood grain looks pretty good in my opinion. 

I wasn't really sure what to do for this prompt so I searched around on Google for inspiration and didn't really find any and then this just kind of popped into my head!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Strong Base Coat
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Joe - Plaster
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Seche Vite - Top Coat
Sephora by OPI - Matte Top Coat
Pentel Watercolours

~ Becca.

30 Day Nail Challenge, Day 30: Inspired by a Tutorial



The last day of the 30 days is upon us!
Wow, while it feels like it went fast I'm also realizing that it took me almost a year to finish a month long challenge. Oh well.
Anyways, this lovely plaid print was inspired by Mr.Candiipants' tutorial which you can watch for yourself here.
It's a very simple and easy to follow tutorial and the result is such a cute flannel print! Yay!

I wasn't originally going to have the jean print for the accent nails but my roommate convinced me that it would be perfect with the flannel ~

Two more posts for the 30 Day Nail challenge, one recreation of a manicure from the challenge and then I have a post planned to summarize the challenge.

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 1037 Topless & Barefoot
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Maybelline - 20 Styled Out
Quo by Orly - 59701 Black
Revlon - 471 Fashionista
Rimmel London - 390 Burgandy Flirt
Sally Hansen - 350 Heart to Heart
Sally Hansen - 360 Mellow Yellow
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat
2mm Square Gold Studs

~ Becca.