Sunday, July 30, 2017

Marble nails ♥ uv-reactive nail art!

These were so fun to do! These are my first attempt at marble nails ever, and I think they turned out really nicely! 

What's really special about these is that they are both temperature and uv reactive!

And here's what they look like in the warmest state (sorry about the janky white balance).

Colors used:
essence - take a break (off-white)
bow polish - Thermo Top Coats Black (black to clear thermal)
bow polish - Purity (milky white to pink uv polish)

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Magic Bakery ✨

I'm back again! Not for good, but temporarily at least.
Today, I have another really fun design to share with you. I called this "magic bakery", because this design glows in the dark! (I need a lot more glow in the dark stuff - I'm getting bored by the same 6 colors over again)

This was inspired by another trip to my favorite vegan bakery. Today, she's hosting another baker and their theme for the day is inspired by blooming flowers, among other things. So I thought I'd do another design dedicated to her! Check out my cupcake nail art if you haven't already! (I must really have a sweet tooth this year - this is my third candy-inspired design this year!)

I started out with the gradient over a white base - I believe this amplified the glow of the finished product! Then, I freehanded all the rest on top of it. I used a glow in the dark topcoat to make the plate and coffee cup glow, as well as the vase (which was actually supposed to be a white bucket, but it doesn't really look like it).

I also incorporated some (not very) hidden words on my ring finger and pinky. You can see them quite clearly in the picture, but I simply didn't have a closer match to the green I used.

Here are all the colors I used (and there are a lot - hope I didn't miss any!):

  • Serum No. 5 - Krypton-Brite (neon green, glows in the dark)
  • white
  • essence - grey zone (light grey)
  • LOOK - street (medium grey)
  • black
  • Serum No. 5 - Orange You Sunny (orange, glows in the dark)
  • dance legend - Termo Trio 1 (purple thermal)
  • Serum No. 5 - Indi-glo (sapphire blue, glows in the dark)
  • Serum No. 5 - I Gleam In Pink (neon pink, glows in the dark)
  • OPI - Skull and Glossbones (off-white/bone)
  • China Glaze - Kalahari Kiss (sand)
  • China Glaze - Mahogany Magic (chocolate brown)
  • China Glaze - Drink Up Witches (neon green)
  • China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky (yellow)

Sunday, April 16, 2017

kawaii chocolate easter eggs ♥ | Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everybody! These were a lot of fun to paint, though it took me some time to warm up to the finished product.

I started out with two thin coats of a lovely chocolate brown, then added some of the texture and shading in with similar shades.

I then painted the foil pieces on with some of China Glaze's linear holographic polishes. I probably should have swapped this with the next step, but luckily everything worked out in the end anyway.

Lastly, I added the cute faces and went in again to add some more shading to the foil - as well as adding a slightly lighter shade around the eyes and mouths. I probably could have done with a bit more shading, but I think they look cute regardless!

Colors used:
  • China Glaze - Mahogany Magic (chocolate brown)
  • Revlon - Chocolate Truffle (from the Parfumerie line - very dark brown)
  • OPI - A-Piers To Be Tan (caramel-to-chocolate)
  • China Glaze - Sci-Fly By (light blue linear holo)
  • China Glaze - GR8 (linear gold holo)
  • China Glaze - L8R G8R (light green linear holo)
  • China Glaze - Astro-Hot (pink linear holo)
  • essence - take a break (off-white cream - used for the filling(middle finger))
  • China Glaze - Rose Among Thorns (hot pink to red - used for cheeks and tongue)

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Hearts Don't Break Around Here | Ed Sheeran inspired (again!)

"Daisies, daisies, perched upon your forehead..."

I'm back again with another design inspired by Divide! This time, it's based on Hearts Don't Break Around Here, which might just be my favorite song off the album (at least right now).

As soon as I heard the lyrics above, I had a pretty clear idea of a design - which luckily worked out really well! I'm so happy with these!

I used waaaay too many colors painting the girl to list them all here, let me just say that. I mixed a lot of colors to create transition shades and stuff like that. It was a lot of fun though!

The base is China Glaze - It's My Turn. Stunning!
The lettering (and part of the girl's hair) was done with Revlon - Chocolate Truffle (the Parfumerie version - so my nails smelled like chocolate in the beginning!)
Flowers done with white and China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky

Friday, March 3, 2017

DIVIDE (Ed Sheeran) Nails ♥

 I'm back again with some new nails for you! Today at midnight, Ed Sheeran released his third studio album, titled Divide. Being the crazy fangirl I am, I stayed up just to listen to it as soon as it was released and painted these while waiting.

I used Dance Legend's Hospital For Souls as the base for this mani. It's a super shimmery light blue glow in the dark polish. I was already wearing this and it just so happened to fit the color of the album quite well. I did three coats.

Then, I painted on the details with black. I am so pleased with how these turned out and I'm super impressed with the glow too!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Cupcake Nail Art

I'm back with some more nail art! This design was inspired by a recent trip to my favorite vegan bakery. I even chose to paint some of her own cupcake variations.

The base on these is Dance Legend's Termo Trio 1. It's a stunning polish that goes from a blue-toned pastel purple to a more red-toned medium purple all the way to a dark purple. My nails are in the middle phase in the above picture.

I chose to mattify this design, simply because it fit the theme a bit more and made it look like vintage illustrations. I used waaay too many polishes to list them all.

Here is a bonus picture of  my nails in the warmest state, starting to cool down a bit at the tips:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Another year older ... gitd birthday nails ♥

So, apart from yesterday being Inauguration Day, it was also my 20th birthday! I celebrated with my family and it was just a really nice day all in all. I did some simple nail art to celebrate.

I started out with 3 coats of painted polish - Chasing Rainbows. Damn, this polish is so cool! It's a white crelly with tons of rainbow glitter, both matte, metallic and holo. I love her crellies a lot!

On my ring finger, I painted on the number 20 with aurora, also by painted polish. I love that one a lot too, especially since it glows in the dark!
And then on the rest of my nails, I did some polka dots with a glow in the dark topcoat. Et voilĂ  - some hidden nail art!

ICYMI, here are last year's birthday nails.