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Showing posts with label Fingerpaints. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fingerpaints. Show all posts


First Striping Tape Design: Divided Gradient Stripes

Happy 12/12/12 Day!

Obviously not as exciting as 11/11/11 was for most people but whatever, it's the last "repeating number date" in a while so I plan on enjoying it.

Actually, let's do something random to..."celebrate" I guess. For each 12, I'll tell a random fact that relates:
12- The age I was when I went into middle school, oh the memories.
12- The number of pages I have on my blog (errm, some are hidden).
12- The number of black shirts I have in my closet...that's right, I counted.

Alright, now that that's done, moving on to the manicure!

For this manicure I used Wet N Wild Candylicious, Finger Paints Chrysanthe-Mum's the Word, and Zoya Breezi as the gradient. I sponged on each color onto my naked nail. I let that completely, 100% dry then took striping tape and laid down the pieces to create horizontal stripes across the entire nail. I painted diagonal sections of black (acrylic paint) and nude (Zoya Avery) over the tape. After letting it dry a bit I removed the tape and slapped on some topcoat.

Let me know if you guys would like a tutorial on this design, words are sometimes hard to follow.

P.S. Make sure to enter for Day 1's prize in the 7 Days of Christmas Giveaway!
*Zoya Avery provided for review


Pastel Palette

Hello everyone!

Today's manicure is one that I've been really excited to do and finally did yesterday! I first saw it on Pinterest but never repinned it for whatever reason, a week later I googled "leopard and stripes" and this is one of the pages that came up! Thankfully I found it because I adore this design from Top Coat It.

I changed the colors up a bit but it's basically the exact same manicure. It's your basic leopard but the pastels she used, and the stripes and gradient combo is to die for!

For this manicure I used the following three colors: Rimmel Peppermint (minty turquoise), Fingerpaints Chrysanthe-Mum's The Word (green), and Essence Bloom-A-Loom (purple). For the index, middle, and pinky fingers I started with a base of the Fingerpaints polish and sponged on Rimmel Peppermint. Then I took a thin nail art brush and Essence Bloom-A-Loom and created horizontal stripes across the entire nail. For the ring and thumb (not shown) fingers I started with the Essence as the base and created the leopard design with the Fingerpaints as the outer portion of the spots and Rimmel Peppermint as the inner portion. I finished off with two coats of topcoat.

Looking at these pictures, it almost looks like all the fingers have a purple base and that the stripes are gradient. Which did you see first, the gradient stripes or the purple ones?


All Plaid Out

Good morning readers!

Today I'm showing you a design that was inspired from Rebecca Likes Nails. A couple weeks ago she posted this plaid design and I just fell in love with it. I fell hard! I hardly comment on blogs anymore now a days (I know, horrible :( ) but I do read all the blogs I am following through Google Reader. But I took the time to leave a comment and tell her how much I love it!

If that doesn't show how much I love this design, I don't what does...

For this manicure I used Zoya Farah as the base. Using a nail art brush I create stripes, in a random pattern, with Rimmel Peppermint (minty green), Zoya Shelby, Orly Easel Come, Easel Go! (silver), and Zoya Arizona. I used Rimmel Peppermint for the ring finger.  

This is actually the second attempt at this manicure. I first did this manicure with a patchwork design on the ring finger but I thought it was a little over the top so I went back and changed it to a plain color. 

I used the same exact colors for this ringer as I did for the plaid. I did the standard patchwork technique (you can do this with or without tape) and then I took my nail art brush and added nude inserts with Zoya Farah.

Which version do you prefer? Solid accent or patchwork accent?


Puzzling Pieces

Long time no see!

Well I'm back today now that I've found some inspiration for nail art.

I'm sure some of you have seen this design floating around Pinterest but for those who haven't I got the idea from Nail Polish Wars. Her blog is amazing so check it out if you're not already following her!

This manicure is just...ugh, it's so brilliant! It's also so simple that I think I'll try different variations in the future. Love this.

For this manicure I used Fingerpaints Easel Come, Easel Go! as the silver foil base. Then, following Nail Polish Wars tutorial (minus the tape, I freehanded), I created each section of the puzzle pieces using the following colors: Zoya Robyn (blue), GOSH Miss Minty (mint green), and Wet N Wild Candylicious (pink). I finished off with a shiny, fast drying top coat.

Before I removed this I decided to see what it would look like if it were bordered in black. This was obviously just for fun so it turned out kind of messy, lol.

I bet it would look cool with white, or with a design on top. If you ever try it, let me know. I'd love to see it!


Subtle O's

Hi everyone!

I'll admit that one of my favorite parts of creating posts is coming up with a title. I'm very happy about this one! I don't know why but I just think it's cute.

Anyway, I'm excited to show you this design I created a few nights ago. I wore this throughout the beginning of this week and my sister also loved it so I recreated it for her.

I remember being so clueless when I sat down to do something on my nails. I really had no idea what design I wanted to do and then I just settled for this. I didn't think I'd love it this much though!

Also, I got this great idea from Rebecca Likes Nails who got it from Gettin' Girlie

Ignore my dry skin, my skin has been suffering ever since I switched back to nail polish remover with acetone in it.

For this manicure I used Revlon Garden as the gorgeous, medium, muted grass green base. Then I used my dotting tool and created silver dots of Fingerpaints Easel Come, Easel Go!. I let it dry for a few minutes and went back over the silver dots with Revlon Garden, which is what creates the "O" dot effect.

I really like this and I also love the base color! When I think feminine i think pink and girly but this is very feminine to me for some reason. It's so subtle and pretty in real life.


Dotted All Over

Hello everyone!

First I wanted to tell you about a new blog that I already love. My best friend, Emily, just started her very own fashion/beauty blog over at Style As A Second Language. I know a lot of you are interested in fashion as well as makeup and I think her blog would be great for you. Show her some love and support and check out her blog!

Now back to the manicure. I'm in the process of going through my untrieds and using them all as bases for my nail art. One of the ones I chose to wear was Fingerpaints Chrysanthe-Mum's The Word. I hate the name, but I love the color.

Also, how do you guys like the size of this picture? Do you like my pictures better when they're big like this or smaller like my last post? Let me know!

There was zero sun when I took this picture, *sigh*.  Also excuse the chip on my index.

And here's Chrysanth-Mum's The Word on it's own.

For this manicure I used Fingerpaints Chrysanthe-Mum's The Word as the base. This is an interesting color, it's like a pastel lime green. Really pretty! I used my dotting tool to create the dots. The polishes were Fingerpaints Groovy Green, Rimmel London Green With Envy and Zoya Ivanka. The glitter on my ring finger is Orly Here Comes Trouble from their Pin-Up Collection.

I really love doing polka dots. They're fast and easy and really simple. I don't wear a design more than once but polka dots can be done in so many different ways!


Review: Fingerpaints All You Need Is Color

Hi my lovelies! For today's post, I'm showing All You Need Is Color from Fingerpaint's new summer collection: Peace, Love &  Color. I was really excited when I got this polish, even if I'd heard such bad things about the formula. Although the color is pretty, all the reviews are right--the formula sucks!

This is actually my first Fingerpaints nail polish so it was a big let down, but hopefully not all Fingerpaints have formula like this one.

Fingerpaints All You Need Is Color is a teal blue jelly glitter. It's a nice mix of green and blue glitter but unfortunately this was really hard to work with. I'm not even going to sugar coat this because the formula was that bad. It was goopy, thick and applied unevenly. Not only that but it took at least three coats to be opaque. And even then my nails still showed through the clear jelly base.

Now here comes the crazy part, the formula was bad (as I think I made very clear), but I do not think that should discourage you from buying All You Need Is Color. It is a gorgeous and unique color that would also be great for layering. But if you are big on buying nail polishes with good formula--do not buy this.

P.S. Make sure you check out my giveaway if you haven't already, click on the picture on the upper right sidebar to enter!

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