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Showing posts with label GOSH. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOSH. Show all posts

5/21/13

50s Retro Nail Art

This week has been a stressful one. Seven finals packed into four days plus I have practice most nights. Thank goodness for blogging and bright designs like this one because otherwise I'd probably go insane! 

As I mentioned in my last post, I am challenging myself to use a larger variety of brands in my nail art. Not gonna lie, pretty proud of myself for using three different brands here and none being Zoya (my go-to!).

For this manicure I used GOSH Miss Minty as the pretty mint base. Then I used a thin nail art brush and Bondi NYC Brick Road for the yellow stripes. I used the same nail art brush for the tan-ish stripe, which is the gorgeous China Glaze Kalahari Kiss

I've been liking these simpler designs lately (well, simple for me). They're so much less time consuming and I end up liking them better since I'm not obsessing over the details. Nail designs can be bittersweet. (:


6/4/12

Curved Stripes

Hello, hello!

So I'm hoping you noticed that today's post is featuring someone else--not me. That's because I did my best friend Emily's nails this past weekend and wanted to post it here!

I spent the weekend with Emily and she asked me to do her nails so of course I did! We weren't sure what we were doing so I just brought the colors she asked for. When I got to her house we went through hundreds of pictures and she finally chose this design! You may recognize it from a design I posted in the past. That's exactly where we got our inspiration!


For this manicure I used Gosh Miss Minty as the base. Then I took a  nail art brush and started drawing the stripes. The shimmery blue is Zoya Zuza and the pink is Zoya Lara. I used the base as it's own stripe instead of redrawing it on there. I finished off with OPI's base coat that Emily already had.

If you're wondering what the weird texture on some of the nails are it's the damage left behind from acrylic nails. No biggie.

Either way I think it turned out great! In person, the colors are so vibrant and pretty!

3/22/12

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!

2/28/12

GOSH Miss Minty + Layering Combo

I meant to post this a looong time ago but I kept forgetting to.

This is my first ever GOSH nail polish! Isn't it gorgeous? My good friend Jennifer from The Exotic Lacquer surprised me with it. Apparently a lot of our mutual friends had something to do with it too. So a big thank you to you all!

There's also a story that goes with this, but I'll sum it up in a few sentences: My best friend Emily made up the nickname Minty for me and when I told my "polish friends" about it many of them decided to call me that instead of Shaina. Lol. So anyway, Jenn thought it was fitting to get me a polish called "Miss Minty!"



GOSH Miss Minty is a minty, turquoise cream. This is two thick, flawless coats. The brush on this is similar to the OPI brush only smaller.

Obviously I had to play around with this beauty. Here it is with two coats of Zoya Opal on top:

11/17/11

Retro Week: Connect the Squares

Good morning!

For day four of retro week I bring you the simplest design yet!

I was originally inspired by a picture but it was really hard to draw the hexagons in that picture so instead I went for a more simple "squared" pattern.

By the way, the base I used here is GOSH Miss Minty, which is beyond gorgeous and has incredible formula. My amazing friend Jen over at The Exotic Lacquer surprised me with it! Thank you Jen!


For this manicure I used GOSH Miss Minty as the base. Then I took a nail art brush and black nail polish to create the small squares that intersect with each other randomly. I finished off with topcoat.

Excuse the kind-of-blurry pictures, these were taken with artificial light.

Tomorrow is the last day of Retro Week and then I'll have other things to post next week. (:

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