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Showing posts with label Multicolored. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Multicolored. Show all posts

4/26/13

Simple Floral | Zoya Irresistible Summer 2013 Collection Nail Art


A few years ago when I created this blog floral nail art was one of my favorite types of nail art. I always admired Love4Nails one-stroke nail designs or Robin Moses' always intimidating floral designs.     Years later, floral is still my favorite type of nail art and that becomes pretty obvious as I continue to post them. 

Today's design also features three of the six colors from Zoya's new Irresistable collection. These polishes are beyond beautiful, swatches will be up next week!


For this manicure I used a gradient of Zoya Rikki (green), Zoya Hazel (beautiful blue), and Zoya Bobbi (raspberry red) as the base. Using a dotting tool I created the flower shape by starting off with the petals and going back to fill in the inner circle. The black is acrylic paint by the way. (:

As mentioned above, I will have complete swatches and a review on the Irresistible Collection posted next week! These colors are so beautiful and work really well with dark skin tones (and every other skin tone of course).

4/22/13

Hawaiian Floral | Zoya Stunning Summer 2013 Collection Nail Art, Swatches, and Review


When the press release came out for the Zoya Stunning Collection, I already knew exactly what design I wanted to create with these beautiful creams! The Stunning Collection really is stunning...sorry, I just had to. 

For this manicure I used Zoya Rocky as the blue base. I outlined each nail (but not the tips) with a thin nail art brush and black acrylic paint. Using the same nail art brush (just cleaned off) and Zoya Micky I began drawing the floral details. I used a dotting tool and Zoya Thandie for the polka dots and other orange details. 

Keep reading for swatches/review of the entire collection!

6/23/12

KBShimmer The Square

Yesterday I woke up to two packages waiting for me and I already knew what they were...my KBShimmer orders! I say orders because I originally bought only one polish when she opened shop Monday but then I decided to go back (a few minutes later, lol) and buy one more. 

I'm glad I did because that one was The Square! The other polish I bought was Ring Master but that will come later in another post. 

These are my first indie polishes, I have been holding off buying indie polishes because so many are so highly priced ($15 a polish doesn't work for me, ever) but these are reasonably priced and are gorgeous!


KBShimmer The Square is multicolored square glitter in a purple jelly base. The glitters range from gold, white, green, but mostly blue. It also has blue micro glitter, I wish it was more packed with this microglitter! The jelly base is like a purple with red undertones. Not my favorite purple but somehow it works! This is 2 coats with one coat of Seche Vite top coat (which I don't recommend, it shrinks this polish, as you can see).

You can buy her polishes on her new website Kbshimmer.com, if you're an international buyer you can find her polishes on Harlow & Co

P.S. Are you guys liking the new larger pictures?

11/16/11

Retro Week: Crazy Abstract

Hey, hey, hey!

So for the third day of Retro Week I'm choosing to post this abstract design.

This is yet another manicure that I copied from a picture. This time I got it from zebber.tumblr.com

Now, when I first saw this design, it looked relatively easy, but doing it was a pain! It ended up way to messy for my liking and then my ghetto topcoat made it even messier!

But...I thought I'd show you guys anyway because the idea is still very cute. (:


For this manicure I started off with a white base. Then I took a nail art brush and the following colors to create random lines throughout my nails: Wet N Wild Candylicious (pink), Kleancolor Neon Blue (blue) and Barielle Do Unto Others (green). Afterwards, I used my dotting tool and a black polish to create random dots throughout my nails. I did the dots a little different than the original design. I finished with a goopy, ghetto ass topcoat.

Her version is very impressive, I'll have to re-do this one day to get it to look like that.

11/15/11

Retro Week: Radiating Dots

Good morning!

Ready for day two of Retro Week?

Today's design was inspired by a picture that I saw online. I saved it a long time ago in my inspiration folder but I don't know what blog it came from. If someone knows, please tell me in the comments so I can properly credit.

This came out a lot different than I wanted. I still like it though. I just wish the topcoat didn't bubble and smear so much.

Ah...well, we can't have it all.



For this manicure I used Orly Ancient Jade as the base. Next, I drew dots on several different spots on each nail. Then, using a nail art brush, I took Zoya Cynthia, Zoya Marley and an orange polish (I forgot which one) and drew the lines that surround the dots.

This was a fun and easy design to do, but taking your time is essential. I rushed through this design, (which I even said not to do in my nail art guide) so it didn't turn out as thin/neat as I had hoped.

10/23/11

Baby Teletubbies

Hey guys!

This design was originally supposed to be the Teletubbies but the farther into the design, the less "Teletubby" they looked so I just decided to call them Baby Teletubbies.

And, yup you guessed it, at least one of my nails had to mess up after I did them. This time the victim would be the index finger. I should start a game from now on, "find the one jacked up nail", with prizes and everything.

Just in case anyone is wondering, my thumb is polka dots of all four colors. 


For this manicure I used Wet N Wild French White Creme as the base. The I used the colors Claire's Vegas, Sally Hansen Green With Envy, Zoya Creamy and China Glaze Hey Sailor! for the base of each tubby. The faces and ears were made using Ulta Set The Nude and a nail art brush. For the eyes I just used white and a dotting tool and then black and a dotting tool.

How cute is Po (red) in this manicure?!

8/23/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell Mattified

Good morning!

Yesterday I showed you Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black mattified but today I have the equally stunning Bluebell to show you matte!

After trying Chunky Holo Black with a matte topcoat, I knew I had to post Bluebell too. I think these were made to be worn with matte topcoats.

I'll go ahead and show you how beautiful it is...



Finally, the blue I have been trying to capture for ages, I knew it was in there somewhere:
 

*You can click any picture to enlarge it.*

For this manicure I started with two coats of CCUK Midnight Blue. I then layered two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell on top of that. I finished it off with Essie Matte About You.

I think the end result on this one is a lot more exciting. I just LOVE it matte!

8/22/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black Mattified

Today is another Monday, the weekend just flew by! I guess I should start getting used to it.

So the theme this week in PAA was "Creative Layering".  Which just means layering different nail polishes for a crazy and fun combination.

I didn't go too crazy since I was dying to wear Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black and also to use my new matte topcoat that I got from my sweet friend Nicola!

I got a ton of compliments at school too. Not so much "oh, that's pretty" but more like "wow, your nails look so cool" or "this is amazing, how does it do that?"

Yeah, it was a good week.


For this manicure I started off with one coat of Rimmel London Black Satin as the base. Then I layered on one coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black. After letting it dry I added Essie Matte About You matte topcoat.

Apparently it wasn't dry enough when I added the matte, as you can see by my horrendous index finger. I later re-did it and was still very happy. This is one of my favorite layering combinations!

Again, nothing extravagant but I think it looks pretty amazing.

8/21/11

Tribal Print with a Retro Twist

Good morning!

This is a design I created about two weeks ago. It was pretty random, I wanted a design that I could do without having to be super specific or perfect. This worked great for that!

I literally just started drawing random lines and dots and came up with this.


For this manicure I used Essence Forget Me Not as the light blue, shimmery base. Then I started to create lines and dots using China Glaze First Mate, Catrice Big Spender Wanted, China Glaze Starboard, Rimmel London Black Satin and Claire's Vegas. The black and silver rhinestones are from Born Pretty.

Okay, so it's not perfect, but it was a lot of fun creating this! It's like tribal print, but not really. When I created this, I wasn't going for anything specific.

It took me a long though, probably a good two hours, so I ended up with just normal polish on the other hand. 

6/24/11

LGBT Pride

**This is a scheduled post, my internet at home is not working yet.**

Today's manicure means a lot to me. I'm not a Gay, Bi-Sexual, or a Transsexual, person but I do strongly believe in equality for those who are. I'm not sure why but I have always felt strong about this, even if the people around me completely disagree and even if I don't personally know any LGB or T people. I guess it's just the right thing to do in my mind.

So I will continue to support my lovely gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, and transsexual girls & boys!


In honor of LGBT month I have created this rainbow manicure. I also wrote the words "LGBT Pride." I don't want this to be mistaken for a normal rainbow design.

For this manicure I started with one coat of Zoya Robyn for the base. Then I drew a white stripe in different directions on each nail. The white stripe is just a base for the bright colors I used as the rainbow. After that dried I took Zoya Creamy, Nicole by OPI Fresh Squeezed, China Glaze Hey Sailor, and China Glaze Starboard for the stripes. I wrote "LGBT" on my ring finger using a black polish and nail art brush.

Thanks for reading!

6/18/11

All Over The Place

Today's manicure is inspired by many things. I did different designs on all ten nails. The pinky on my left hand (directly below) was inspired by this tutorial by Robin Moses. The ring finger on my left hand was inspired by this post by Dees Polish Endeavors. Many of these are from designs I have done in the past.

The rest I did randomly, just having fun as I went along.


Here is my right hand, this one is a little more messy:

For this manicure I used a total of 28 different nail polishes. So I'm definitely not about to list them all right here. But I will say, the crackle you see on the left hand is is OPI White Shatter. The rhinestones on my right hand are from the Born Pretty Store. If you're interested in any of the nail polishes I used in this post, just leave a comment and I'll let you know.

My favorites are the flames, leopard print, vertical stripes, and the green one with rhinestones. But I especially love the leopard print, mainly because I used Zoya Kelly!

6/16/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black

Goooood morning! I'm really excited about today's post since I get to show you this beauty!

This is my second Chunky Holo from Kleancolor. I posted Chunky Holo Bluebell about a week ago and now I'm back with the gorgeous Chunky Holo Black! Although, these pictures do it no justice.

Also, if you are looking to buy any Kleancolor polishes, I have found another great e-tailer. Beautyjoint.com sells them for $1.75 each. It seems like all the Chunky Holos are in stock too. They sell internationally as well. 

Now let's get to the swatches, shall we? This is two coats over black. (All pictures taken in natural daylight with no sun. All pictures have topcoat. Feel free to enlarge pictures by clicking on them.)

 

EDIT: Here's a picture of the bottle, I forgot to add this in:

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black is a multi-chrome hex/round glitter. This polish shows mostly yellow, red, green and orange, depending on what angle you see it at. I'm sure there's some blue and purple in there somewhere, but I didn't see it. I chose to layer this over a black cream since Chunky Holo Black has such a sheer base. Like Bluebell, Black has a wide brush that is similar to OPI's brush.

If Chunky Holo Black looks thick in these pictures, it's because I took them almost immediately after applying it and it didn't get a chance to set. It actually dries just as thin and smooth as regular nail polish.

Out of the entire Chunky Holo line, I think this and Bluebell are the must haves. This has big, unique hex glitters and Bluebell is said to be the most "holo"/crazy multi-chrome of them all. I think I'll be putting both (new ones) in my July giveaway! 

6/11/11

Little Monsters

Good morning everyone!
First, I'm sure you noticed the new layout and comment system. I know it's a big change. I also listed my Twitter and Facebook to the right. I think it looks a lot neater. How do you like the new layout? Do you like it better than the old black one?

Now to the manicure, I spent a little over three hours creating this manicure of cute little monsters. It's not as bad as it sounds! It was really fun to do so the time flew by. I started at around 2 pm and when I looked up at the time it was already past 5!However, I only my left hand since the other probably would have taken an additional 3 hours! The other hand is a lot more simple.

There are many mistakes. I also dented a few as the day went by. But I didn't want to take another hour to redo any. Besides, I still like it.


This manicure is kind of similar to my Ugly Dolls manicure I did last month, but unlike my Ugly Doll mani, this one was mostly inspired by this picture:

Credit: templates.com
For this manicure I used LA Colors Black Velvet as the base. Then I created the bodies of the monsters using several different polishes. The details such as the dots, eyes, mouths and teeth were all created using nail art supplies and brushes. After it was almost dry I sealed it in with a top coat. Let me know if you're interested in knowing the name of a polish.

I really enjoy doing character type things but I wonder if I purchased acrylic paint if it would be easier and less messy to do detailed nail art like this? Especially since nail polish dries up so fast and I end up wasting a bunch of it, not to mention it drags and leaves weird strings of polish like on the index and ring finger.

Anyway, I hope you guys like it! My favorites are the middle and pinky, but I think they're all so cute!

6/8/11

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell

My Twitter followers and fellow nail polish group members probably know about the beauty that arrived to me a couple days ago...Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell! This is by far the most unique polish in my collection!

I was going to order this directly off the Kleancolor website but they have a minimum order of $25 policy that I wasn't too fond of. Instead, I ordered it off this Ebay seller who sells the Chunky Holos for $2 and the regular Kleancolor polishes for $1.75. Shipping for me was only $2.50 so in total, I snatched this baby up for $4.50!

If you plan on buying from her, I'd make sure to add her to your watch list. She sells out quick but also re-stocks occasionally.

Anyway, back to the polish, I took a million pictures so you could see just how gorgeous this nail polish is. (The first picture is with topcoat, and I think all the rest are without. All pictures were taken in natural daylight with no sun. Don't be afraid to click on a few to get a better look!)


Here's a really blurry picture that shows all the colors really well:

And an amazing bottle pic:


Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell is a gorgeous multi-chrome glitter of purple, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. Pretty much all the colors you can think of! This is really sheer so I layered two coats over one coat of China Glaze First Mate. Bluebell has a sheer blue base so I think it'd look best to layer it with a similar color. The brush on this was very similar to OPI's brush--flat and wide. It made application so much easier.

I've seen other swatches of this online and many people have said that it's more of a multi-chrome than a holo. But to be honest, I kind of see where the holo comes from. Especially in that last, blurry picture. It's not very holographic in some angles, but at others, it's very much a "chunky holo".

I also ordered Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black but it hasn't come in the mail yet. I'll post that when I get it since it's got large hexagonal glitter and is a lot different than this one. 

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