Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

So I had these nails for several days and I got lots of compliments. And they definitely met the “makes me smile” rule.

Winter Wonderland

Thumb & Ring Finger

Base of Elephant Walk, by China Glaze (Found at TJMaxx!!), with several coats of Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors.

Pointer Finger

Base of Elephant Walk; snowman made using Energy Source, by L.A. Colors (white) and Black Creme, by Wet n Wild (black).

Middle Finger and Pinkie

Base of Energy Source; dots and snowflakes made with Pedal to the Metal, by Maybelline Color Show.

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Festive Frivolities

Festive Frivolities

So this week I’ve got a couple photos for this post as I’ve gotten a little behind. So let’s recap:

 

My sister sent me an idea via Facebook and it was so cute I just had to try it. The execution was really simple, I just used my dot making tools. I made the bigger dots in the darker red first and then filled in the empty spaces with the brighter red. I got a lot of compliments on it and it definitely met my “Makes Me Smile” rule.

Polka Dot tree

French White, by Nina Ultra Pro

Delicious, by Revlon Color Stay (Bright Red)

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club (Dark Red)

Queen of Beauty, by Sinful Colors (Sparkle)

 

I also redid the toes for season.

Snowflake Piggy

Indigo Night, by Revlon Color Stay

French White, by Nina Ultra Pro

 

And finally, my current set. I liked the seasonal look of plaid with red, I just didn’t feel like I could do the plaid myself.

Christmas Plaid

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club

Dizzy, by L.A. Colors, Color Craze

Nail Strip

Day 14 – Flowers

Day 14 – Flowers

So I got back to my 30 “Day” Challenge and I am trying to incorporate the holiday season as I do. So Day 14, which is flowers I used poinsettias as my influence.

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The top shows my Pinspiration and you can see how I altered it to look like poinsettias. Or tried to, haha.

Gold Medal, by Sinful Colors
Envy, by Sinful Colors (base of accent nail)
Rain Forest, by Revlon Colorstay
Ruby Ruby, by Sinful Colors

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

So I found a great Pinspiration from Kerruticles. You should check out their site.

I made a first attempt with colors I already had, but it really didn’t jive with me. My orange wasn’t right. Kerruticles called their’s “Saffron” and I didn’t have one that really matched, it was just an orange. Well, I found one as well as the right shade of yellow. I was much happier with my 2nd attempt.

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First Attempt:

Two middle finger received a coat of “French White”, by Nina Ultra Pro. Pointer and Pinkie fingers painted with “Courtney Orange”, by Sinful Colors. Thumb painted with “Mister Pookies”, by AILA (ipsy). Stripes on Middle fingers created using “Seashell”, by L.A. Colors, “Courtney Orange” and “Mister Pookies.”

Second Attempt:

Middle Fingers received same “French White” base coat. Stripes created using “Mellow Yellow”, by Sally Hansen, Xtreme Wear (New), “Burnt Orange”, by NYC (New), and “Mister Pookies. Pointer and Pinkies painted using “Burnt Orange”, while thumb stayed “Mister Pookies”.

Day 12 – Stripes

Day 12 – Stripes

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Do Day 12 was stripes. I really liked the Pinspiration I found as it was autumn themed as well as went with The Challenge.
I did a base coat of “Gold Medal”, by Sinful Colors to give my gold glitter a background. Otherwise the glitters tend to not show up very well. Then “Dizzy”, by L.A. Colors, which is my medium glitter. I have a fine, medium and coarse glitter variants. I gave it a little while to dry then put on my artist tape and did two coats of “Red-ail Gypsy “, by Color Club.
It was a little rough up close, but from the end of my arm it looked greart!