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 face 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 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.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!

Happy new year everybody. I sincerely hope 2017 will be better regarding world news and celebrity deaths. 2016 was an eventful, but overall quite neutral year for me. I have set some goals for this next year (which includes some blog stuff as well), so I'm very excited to get started on those! I might mention my progress here or there, but it won't take over my posts, I promise.

So here's to 2017 and all the joy it may bring us.

(side note: Sorry for the crappy pic, I totally forgot to take a picture while I still had natural light :o)

Colors used:
- black
- essence - grey zone (light grey)
- LOOK - street (medium grey)
- China Glaze - Concrete Catwalk (charcoal grey)
- Serum No. 5 - Highlight (shimmery nude (gitd))

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A (Belated) Mickey Mouse Christmas

I am so ridiculously late posting this, I'm really sorry!

Truth be told, I didn't do any festive nail art for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day this year, I actually painted these the night after Christmas Day. It's not that I didn't want to, I just didn't feel inspired enough to actually start anything.

I love the base of these! I started out with 3 coats of Dance Legend - Pied Piper, which I actually got as a Christmas present from my family this year! It's a stunning Christmas tree green with a subtle sprinkling of holographic microglitter.

I then painted Mickey's face on my UberMat (also a present this year) and used it as a decal. I didn't paint them directly on my nails because I hadn't done any kind of pre-sketching or planning, so I didn't have a good enough feel for the proportions and I didn't want to have to re-do the base too.

The pattern on my thumb is just a mix of Mickey Mouse heads and smaller dots, nothing too fancy.

Colors used:
Dance Legend - Pied Piper (green base)
essie - spin the bottle (nude)
essie - forever yummy (red)
black, white