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Showing posts with label Essie. Show all posts
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6/28/13

Graphic Floral Stripes Nail Art


Today will be my first time participating in one of these but I'm excited! I have decided to take part in The Busy Girl's Summer Nail Art Challenge which was created by @beautybykrystal, @drinkcitra, @mirandasmakeup and @beautybyarielle on instagram. 

Basically this is a weekly challenge that can be posted any time during that week (you can also skip weeks). Ill be posting my nails on my instagram using the hashtag #busygirlnails so if you prefer to see them there make sure you're following me. This week's theme was stripes! 

These nails refused to photograph (or even edit) well but I had a lot of fun doing them! They're fun without being too over-the-top.
I wasn't inspired by anything in particular when doing this design but I have a feeling this has been done before so if it has it's purely coincidental!
For this manicure I used black and white acrylic paint along with a nail art brush for the striped base. Then, using a small nail art brush, I created the rose pattern along the top of each nail using a variety of colors (just ask if you'd like specific names!). I drew leaves on only two fingers for a more unique look, I used Essie Mojito Madness for those and lightened it for the lighter green. Essie Matte About You was applied to create the matte finish. 


I loooove today's manicure! What do you think? Too much or just right?

*click image to read*

1/11/13

Two Faced Triangle

Good morning!

After blue, green is one of my favorite nail polish colors. Any green really, army green to neon green. I love them all!

I plan on reorganizing my collection and updating my spreadsheet this week and I guarantee green polishes are going to have a big pile of their own! 

For this manicure I used my clear base coat as a base. Then I took my nail art brush (you could also use tape) and painted half my nail with Zoya Neely and the other half with Essie Mojito Madness. Then, using the opposite colors for the sides, I drew half the triangles to form a whole triangle. I finished off with topcoat.

I love the monochromatic, green-on-green look here! What's your favorite nail polish color?

12/6/12

Hoot! Hoot!

Hello, hello!

I have a quick post for you guys today.

I love any cute, animated animal, monster, whatever! So of course an adorable owl would eventually land on my nails!

*I'm holding a random bottle in this picture, the polish wasn’t used for this manicure*

For this manicure I used Essie Sag Harbor for the base and Sally Hansen Model Behavior for the sponging. The brown is Sally Hansen Valentino. I used Orly Ancient Jade as the turquoise/mint, Wet N Wild Candylicious is the pink, and the purple is Wet N Wild Bite the Bullet (mixed with a bit of white).

And if you're wondering where you've seen this design it's  probably because you follow me on Twitter where I entered it in the CVS/All Lacquered Up contest!

P.S. I now have a Born Pretty discount code for my readers! The code is GFL91 and will take 10% off your order. If this code is used 10 times BP will sponsor a giveaway for you all!
* Code is in affiliation with Born Pretty

12/4/12

Lazy Scales

Good morning!

I titled this post "Lazy Scales" because this design was originally supposed to look something like this print but as I was doing it I became impatient and just rushed through it. I do not recommend to rush a design, never a good idea.

But I still loved the finished look so I thought I'd post it for you all! Anyway, I love the gradient.


For this manicure I used the following colors to create an orange-yellow-green gradient (in order): Wet N Wild Club Havana, Barielle Soul-er Powered, and Essie Mojito Madness. Instead of my usual black nail polish I used black acrylic paint for the scale-like details. I used a nail art brush for those. I finished off with two coats of top coat.

This was my first time using acrylic paint for nail art and I absolutely love and recommend it for details like these! I'll most likely only use black and white paint since I run out of those color polishes so quickly. Wish I had tried it sooner!
*Barielle and Wet N Wild polishes sent for review

7/31/12

Accented with Tribal

I'm back with another design! My inspiration for this design came from Nails by Kayla Shevonne. She is one of the main bloggers that I have seen take on the new accent trend that has been going on, and she does it well! I decided I would have to try it myself. 

I'm running on about five hours of bad sleep, last night, or really early this morning (2:00 am) there was a pretty bad thunderstorm here and lucky for me my bed was right by the window. The thunder, the lightning, and the extremely heavy rain was enough to wake me up several times. And I've slept through hurricanes in the past!


For this manicure I used Zoya Arizona as the main orange base and Zoya Breezi for the pinky. Using a nail art brush I took the following colors and created all the stripes, zig zags and polka dots you see: Zoya Breezi, Essie Mojito Madness, Wet N Wild Black Cream, and Wet N Wild Through the Grapevine. The dots were created using a dotting tool. .  The tribal inspired print was completely random so if you ever try tribal, just have fun with it! 

Do you like this double accent nail art trend or is it just not your thing?

7/14/12

Back to Draggin'

Good morning!

It's been a while since my last nail art post but I have something semi interesting to post today. After attempting my last drag marble nail art, I wanted to do more. It's actually really fun once you get the hang of it!

I bought Essie Mojito Madness on Copious.com (for only $0.01!) but I didn't really know how I wanted to incorporate it into a design...that is until I realized that drag marbling literally takes five minutes.


For this manicure I used Zoya Kendal as the base. Then I applied thick vertical stripes of Zoya Robyn and Essie Mojito MadnessRobyn in the middle and Mojito Madness on either side. Then I took my needle and dragged it through the stripes horizontally, switching which side I started from each time. You must alternate which side you start from or you will not get this pattern. I finished off with a ridiculously thick and bubbly  top coat.

I wore this for a record breaking four days, people!

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