Thursday, February 9, 2012

This is how I do Valentine's Day!

Okay, let me preface this post by saying that this is by far my most absolute favorite design that I have ever done. I hope this never ever comes off my nails! I'm incredibly proud of myself.
Alright, so, instead of doing the normal pink, red, and white design for a Valentine's Day themes manicure, I branched out. I wanted something that made me feel all warm and fuzzy and comfortable, because honestly, that's how love makes you feel! So, without further delay, here you go!

First, I started with a base of Zoya Sweet (aww how fitting!), and a base of Essence Mellow Yellow on the index finger. Then I used my dotting tool for all the dots and the heart. I outlined the heart with my black nail art brush and finished it all off with a nice topcoat.

I'm in love with this heart!!!

I'd love to do these designs a little larger and use peacock feather colors.

Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, February 6, 2012

More Stamping

Stamping. I think I'll master it some day. I also think I'll master the art of cleaning up my cuticles and whatnot after painting my nails. I don't think today is the day for either of those things, but it doesn't keep me from trying to make a decent manicure...disregard the paint on the hands please.

This came out a little more differently than I had hoped. I expected the green to retain it's duochrome capabilities but it didn't. I wish it had been darker. But still, not horrible.
This is Nubar Blue Hydrangea. I used Konad plate m83 and Zoya Gemma.

A closer view.

You can see the bottle here. I LOVE Nubar bottles. So easy to use and super cute. All the Nubar polishes I own (all 4 of them) were recently purchased on Amazon. Great use of a purchase.

This is the manicure I did today. I wanted some colors that would really pop so that I could see how good the Bundle Monster stamp plates really are. I LOVE them! My fiancé had gotten them for me for my birthday. He's a sweetheart :-D
This is Sally Hansen White Out. I used Bundle Monster plate BM-204. I used Ulta Moody Blues for the stamp as well. I love the result. It reminds me of a Polish pottery type design.

The pinky is without a doubt my favorite. I ended up having to use my dotting tool for a few fingers because I placed the design too far down on the nail for my liking. I added a few blue dots to fill the space.

Thanks for reading!