Thursday, September 3, 2015

Trifecta

Hi everyone!  I was so excited to do this mani, because it kind of made me feel like an idiot.  I have been searching for the Salon Perfect dupe of the original China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, because, like  moron, I didn't get a back up bottle.  So weeks and weeks go by, and they're sold out everywhere I go.  Aaaaaaand then I re-organize the Mecca, and realize I already have it.  Way to go, Nicole.

Nail Art

I started off with two coats of Salon Perfect Flamingo Flair on my index and pinky fingers, two coats of KBShimmer Alloy Matey! on my middle finger, and two coats of KBShimmer Eyes White Open on my ring finger, followed by one coat of SV.

Nail Art

I applied some chevron vinyls to the ring finger, and filled in the space with Flamingo Flair and KBShimmer Eclipse.  I added one coat of Northern Lights Holographic Top Coat, and followed with one coat of SV.  For a little boost, I added tiny polka dots over Flamingo Flair with Color Club Harp On It.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Nail Art

I am just crazy about this shade, but man alive is it hard to photograph!!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What's Your Sign?

Hi everyone!  While I'll have collection swatches up soon, I just could not wait to get this beauty on my nails.  I started to use it in a galaxy mani, but then I realized it didn't need anything else.  It's a galaxy all on its own.

Nail Art

I started off with two coats of KBShimmer Carpe Denim, followed by one coat of SV.  Can you believe how gorgeous this shade is?!?  OMG!!!!

Nail Art

Using my calligraphy pen with white art ink, I penned the outline of the zodiac constellations.  For detail, I paired KBShimmer Eyes White Open with my dotting tool and added the stars.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Nail Art

I just love the end result!  I cannot stop staring at this gorgeous shade!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Friday, August 28, 2015

Sandy Beaches

Hi everyone!  I went with this mani just before heading off to the beach.  This one actually took a little bit of time.

Beach Nails

I started off with two coats of Color Club Macaroon Swoon, followed by one coat of SV.  Using a damp wedge sponge, I applied a gradient using Color Club Macaroon Swoon, Color Club In De-Nile, and KBShimmer Sky Jinks, followed by one coat of SV.

Beach Nails

To add some depth and detail, I added some splotches with a light and medium blue Sharpie, and blotted it with a flat detail brush dipped in alcohol.  For some water ripples and sea foam, I used my calligraphy pen with a soft white art ink.  To finish off the sand, I lightly dabbed on some colorless micro glitter.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Beach Nails

I love the end result!  It was nice to be able to spend a good bit of time on a mani for a change!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Petals in the Water

Hi everyone!  I have another Sharpie look up today - this technique is so much fun to do!

Petal Nails

I started off with two coats of OPI Glints of Glinda, followed by one coat of SV.

Petal Nails

I created some floral shaped patches on my nails with light purple and magenta Sharpies, and filled in the open space with light blue and mint Sharpies.  I used a flat detail brush dipped in alcohol and blotted the nail.  I finished with one coat of SV.

Petal Nails

I really love the end result!!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Constellation Gradient

Hi everyone!  Today I had some fun with the OPI Color Paints Collection!

Constellation Nails

I started off with two coats of OPI Silver Canvas, followed by one coat of SV.

Constellation Nails

Using a damp wedge sponge, I added a full spectrum gradient using all of the Color Paints shades in order: Magenta Muse, Chromatic Orange, Primarily Yellow, Landscape Artist, Turquoise Aesthetic, Indigo Motif, Purple Perspective, and Pen & Pink.  For something extra, I paired my Messy Mansion Plate MM33 with A England Excalibur Renaissance to add the constellation pattern.  I finished with one coat of SV. 

Constellation Nails

I love how well the colors paints work for gradients!
I hope you enjoyed!  Happy Painting!


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