Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

Oh look I'm finally on time with posting a holiday manicure! Exciting, right?



So green, so sparkly.
I've never really been sure how I felt about having predominantly green nails, but I think these are cute nonetheless. 
Also I'm not sure why but I always seem to have trouble drawing shamrocks. Maybe I'll master the shamrock by next year.
I'm really feeling the gold glitter encrusted nail though, it's so shiny and it makes me wish glitter wasn't such a pain to take off, (because I'd be doing a lot more glitter manis).

Hope everyone's holiday is going well!

Products Used:
 Essie - 752 Turquoise & Caicos
Essie - 922 Mojito Madness
Essie - 941 Good as Gold
Essie - 1027 The More the Merrier
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Nicole by OPI - NI G03 Kissed at Midnight
Revlon - 260 Meteor
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

- Becca.

Pretty Pretty Elephants

Last week I was really excited to be asked to do my very first guest post! I was contacted by Amy at BeautyOfficials.com who asked if I would be interested in doing a Guest Look for her site.

I said yes and came up with this design for her!





The pattern was inspired by the following image, and the original post can be found here:



I thought the elephants were really cute and they were fun to do!
If you're interested in making some elephants of your own, I made a tutorial for them which can be found here.

It was really exciting for me to be asked to do a guest post and I hope I can do more in the future!
(If you want to check out this guest post, you can do so by clicking here).

Products Used:
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Essie - 855 Parka Perfect
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Base Coat

- Becca.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Supernatural



Any Supernatural Fans out there?

An anon on my main blog asked me for some SPN nails. However, all of my knowledge of the show comes from gifs and what I've heard online, so after some intensive research (read: Google) this is what I came up with!

Hopefully it meets fans' standards, personally I think it looks pretty good, I think the black over the wood texture makes it look like it's burnt into wood.

The wood texture is something I saw both nailuminium and Chelsea Queen do and I just had  to try it!
Also I used this picture for reference for the angle wings.

Products Used:
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Essie - 680 Master Plan
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out

Sephora by OPI - Matte Top Coat

- Becca.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Mr. Mr.


It's that time again: Comeback Time! SNSD just came back with their 4th Mini Album Mr. Mr. and I once again just had to make a manicure based off of their title track.



I honestly love everything about these nails; I'm really happy with the pastel gradient (which is shimmery, but it doesn't show well in the photos) and my pinky is just so glittery, it's awesome. Neon's are always fun and I've been playing with the idea of trying the eye for a while now.

Here's a few macro shots for fun

There was a bit of drag on the right nail but it looks so cool over the two nails! Also you can see the sparkles a bit better in this picture!


Look at all that glitter!!

The song itself is nice as well, as is the entire mini album (I think my favourite song on the album is Soul) so go check it out if you haven't!

Products Used:
Ceramic Glaze - 110 Blueberry Bubblegum
China Glaze - 654 Designer Satin
Ciaté - Candy Cane
Coco & Lulu - 432 Macaron
Essie - 016 Waltz
Essie - 1017 Bottle Service
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Nicole - NI358 Make a Comet-ment
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 360 Barracuda
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

- Becca.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Octo-palooza



My roommate has been asking me for a while to make some octopus nails and I finally got around to doing them!
When I saw this sweater I immediately wanted to make it into a nail design which ended up working our perfectly for both of us!

These are probably the most detailed nails I've done in a while and I'm really happy with the result! Also, I'm not sure if I've mentioned it before but I really love black and white nails so that coupled with the design itself made these even better in my eyes.

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

- Becca.