Friday, February 28, 2014

Purpley Neutrals

I didn't really know what to name this blog post--there are pinks, purples, glitters, and mauves! All of the colors used are from Zoya. I know the thumb is kind of the odd man out--it's more of a blue tone and the rest are more red toned, but I wanted to use it so by dang I did! There are no rules with nail polish, peeps!! :)

From thumb to pinky I used...Mira, Odette, Brigitte, Lux, and Dot.

I got Dot in my Ipsy bag this month; I believe Odette was the other color they were including in bags and I was truly hoping for that one. But Dot is good too! I've used it in 2 manis now. Lux is one of their new Magical PixieDust polishes and I just love it! It's got really textured glitter and then big chunks scattered throughout! And thanks to my How To Remove Glitter Polish post ( I don't have to be afraid to rock it! 

Which color is your favorite?

Lacquer Legion February - Adoration

The Lacquer Legion prompt for this month was adoration, and if you know me you know I LOVE (adore) shoes! Plus the cheetah print and bows just make them extra girly and cute don't you think?!

I used Zoya's Dot on fingers 1, 4, & 5, and Essie's On A Silver Platter for 3 & 4. I glued a plastic bow on the 4th finger with nail glue. Then using a Sally Hansen nail art pen in black, I drew a stiletto heel on fingers 1 & 5. Using a dotting tool and ELFs Red Hot, I drew hearts. Using a purple Sally Hansen nail art pen, I drew dots on the toes of the shoes to make a little pouf! 

On the 2nd and 3rd fingers, I made dots with Essie's Play Date. Then using a black nail striper, I made random lines around the dots to create a cheetah print. I finished it all with a top coat of Seche Vite. 

What do YOU adore?

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lego Movie Nails!

Me and the hubs went to The Lego Movie the other night and we thought it was great! (What are we, three?? what?!) I subscribe to The Nailasaurus blog and I got a notification the other day of these nails she just did, and I HAD to do them on myself! Go check out hers (or maybe don't, because hers are 100 times better than mine!!) -

I painted a base of Essie's Blanc on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th nails. On the thumb and 5th nails, I added six and four rhinestones, respectively. I then painted the pinkies with Zoya's Robyn and the thumbs with Nailtini's Bloody Mary. I painted the entire 4th nail with Zoya's Cho, and the entire 2nd and 3rd fingers with a yellow acrylic paint. I did all the rest of the details with various acrylic paints. I also used Zoya's Louise to outline Emmet's hair and add details to it on the 3rd fingers. I finished everything off with a coat of Seche Vite.

I really liked how these turned out, even though they're not as good as Sammy's! This was my first time ever using acrylic paint on my nails and I've gotta say, it is so much easier to work with than nail polish!

Did any of you see The Lego Movie? What did you think??

Monday, February 10, 2014

Patchwork Shapes

I LOVE these nails! They are just almost too cute for words ;) Although mine are not as cute as the picture I got them from (saw them on Nails 2 Die For on Facebook--again, the artist was not credited). If I do them again, I think I will use a Sally Hansen nail art pen rather than a thin nail art brush to have thinner lines.

I started with a base of Essie's Sunday Funday. I made the heart, triangle, and square on the middle and ring fingers. Using Sunday Funday and a dotting tool, I made various sized dots in some of the shapes; then using the same color and a thin nail art brush, I made stripes in some of the shapes also. Using a thin nail art brush and Essie's Licorice, I traced around each shape and added hash marks around the edges to represent "stitching". I finished with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tic tac toe, hearts, and lips

I love all of these nails!! I saw them all on the Facebook page Nails2Die For--again they did not credit the submitters. Anyway, for the nails:

Pinkies and ring fingers--Essie's Fiji for a base, on the pinky I used CQ pink lady  for the lip print, which I stamped with Shany Cosmetics XL2 plate. On the ring finger, I used Essie's blanc and a dotting tool to make 5 rows of 4 dots, one of which I replaced with a heart in CQs pink lady. I then traced it with a black Sally Hansen nail art pen. 

Middle and pointer fingers: I started with a base of CQs pink lady. Using a white nail striper from Shany, I made a little more than half a heart on each. I traced over that with a silver glitter nail striper. Using a Sally Hansen nail art pen in white, I outlined around the edge of the heart.

Thumbs: Start with a base of Essie's blanc. Using the black nail art pen, I drew a tic tac toe table and made Xs in some of the spaces. Then with pink lady and a dotting tool, I drew little hearts in a diagonal. I finished with a top coat of Seche Vite and that's that!