16 5 / 2012
My god is St. George ever a wonderful stamping polish! Base is 3 coats of Essie Turquoise and Caicos (grumble grumble), stamped with A-England St. George and Bundle Monster plate 210, then topped with a little free-handed silver striping brush action.
12 5 / 2012
They are here! I ordered these MARCH 6, but they got lost in the postal system… I was so sad, but Adina emailed me and promised that she would send me replacements right away!
from left to right: Princess Tears, Dragon and St. George.
They are so beautiful, I feel a little faint. Needless to say what I am doing right now is removing my polish so I can replace it with one of these babies.
12 5 / 2012
11 5 / 2012
The sun is out so I tried to capture how bright and shiny these glass fleck polishes are :) From Pinkie to Thumb: WetnWild 188.8.131.52.Orange, China Glaze Riveting, OPI Animal-istic, China Glaze 108 Degrees, OPI Congeniality Is My Middle Name. Stamped with Konad Special Polish in Black Pearl with BM plate 223.
07 5 / 2012
So this in my new fantastically weird manicure. It’s not actually random: you see, I love when people make crazy nail art based on unexpected inspirations. My inspiration is my favourite Kawaii teacup!
I recently discovered the blog Nail Nerd, and really loved not only her stunning hand painted nail art, but also her insistence that we try to push ourselves with our art in order to improve our skills over time. So I am going to try to do some crazy hand painted manicures every once in a while. Maybe one day they will be a little more complicated than just flying cupcakes.
For the base I used two coats of Sally Hansen Loyal Lavender. I used BM plate 213 and Konad special polish in white to make the starburst shapes. The rest of the design was done in acrylic paint. I used a regular artists liner brush, which I clipped to only a few long hairs in order to outline the cupcakes in black. Then I went back with a teensy detail brush and gently dabbed colour to fill the outlines. I used my dotting tool for the cherries and the blue, yellow and white flowers.
Using an object (or a print, fabric etc…) as inspiration is actually very freeing, you don’t have to spend time fussing over the colours you will use, and instead you can just focus on the design, and how you can achieve it.
03 5 / 2012
This is the first water marble manicure that I really like. Probably because I am a such a glitter-obsessed woman, and glitter polish doesn’t really work with the water marble technique, they have always fallen a bit flat to me. But this is fantastic! Instead of alternating different colours, I used black and a regular (slow dry) clear coat over 3 coats of China Glaze Liquid Crystal, from the prismatic collection.
Here is another angle to show the duochrome purple flash:
Those opens up a whole new world of glittery water marbles people! Think about the untried water marble glitter jelly sandwiches! Mmmm tasty :)