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Showing posts with label Rimmel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rimmel. Show all posts

4/1/13

3 Easy Beginner Nail Art Designs for Prom


Prom season is here and today I want to share with you three quick and easy designs that anyone can recreate. I know this post is a little late for some but you can also rock these designs in other variations any time of the year!

I promise this is easier than it looks! If you're just starting out with nail art and are not comfortable with drawing letters, skip the black letters and just use any dotting tool to create the word "PROM" with polka dots.

Here is a quick tutorial on how I achieved this look:

8/14/12

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?

6/6/12

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?

10/15/11

Random Retro

Good morning!

Here's a random design I created a little while ago. It was supposed to be plaid but once I was done it looked like weird, confused lines. So then I added dots in an attempt to make it look a little neater.



For this manicure I used Essence Bloom-A-Loom (light purple) as my base. Then I started created lines in different sizes and directions using Sally Hansen Green With Envy (lime green) and Rimmel Peppermint (light mint). The dots were created with my dotting tool and Sally Hansen The Real Teal (teal).

I'm still not sure if I like it but I'm not gonna lie...it looks pretty cute in the first picture. (:

8/18/11

Barielle Positive ZEN-ergy + Nail Art

I'm so excited to be showing you this polish today! I only have three nail polishes from the Barielle Karma Kollection but I will say that out of the three, this is my favorite.

The finish on this one is so unique and beautiful.

I also went back and created this random design. It kind of makes me think of a maze, or maybe those things that would hypnotize you?

Of course I smudged my index as soon as I started taking pictures. There was no turning back, so I continued like it wasn't even there.


Here is the beautiful Positive ZEN-ergy on it's own...


Barielle Positive ZEN-ergy is a medium mossy green packed with silver shimmer. At times, I even see gold shimmer, but maybe that's just what my skin is pulling out. The formula on this one was great! I used 2-3 coats and had no problems with thickness. This color is so stunning! Everyone must own it.

For this manicure I used Positive ZEN-ergy as the base. Then, using my nail art brush, I started creating random lines with Rimmel London Black Satin. I tried to keep all the lines following one path but some of them don't.

Lately I've been really into green polish, I'm sure some of you have noticed. You'll probably be seeing more green as the weeks go by!

*Some products in this post were sent for review

7/30/11

Shades of Blue

Good morning!

I've been wearing Zoya Neeka on my nails since Wednesday and it killed me to take it off. Neeka is gorgeous.

So I took it off this morning and created this design, inspired by IndigoNova1 on Youtube. I can't find the tutorial at the moment, but it's very simple.

This is a really fun and easy design that anyone can do! I enjoyed doing it, it took me less than 15 minutes.

Anything that quick and easy works for me!


For this manicure I used China Glaze Sea Spray as the gray-toned, blue base. Then I used my striper brush to create diagonal lines using Zoya Breezi on all my nails. It's okay if the lines are messy since they will be covered up anyway. Once all my lines were created I took my dotting tool and Rimmel London Black Satin and drew dots on the outer corner of all the lines.

I'm going to attempt a tape manicure tonight, so if it works out, you'll see it on Monday!

Thank you for reading.

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