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blognailedit:

Dotted Flowers Tutorial

(via fuckyeahnailart)

10AM
fuckyeahnailart:

spektorsnails:

Dots!

It’s almost spring, start breaking out your pastel polishes!

This will be my easter manicure.
So pretty!

fuckyeahnailart:

spektorsnails:

Dots!

It’s almost spring, start breaking out your pastel polishes!

This will be my easter manicure.

So pretty!

10AM
getnail-d:

Inspired by this: http://little-nails.blogspot.com/2011/12/mermaid-nail-tutorial.html it was so cute I couldn’t resist :)

This is excellent.

getnail-d:

Inspired by this: http://little-nails.blogspot.com/2011/12/mermaid-nail-tutorial.html it was so cute I couldn’t resist :)

This is excellent.

(via fuckyeahnailart)

February242012
LOOK! THOSE ARE MY NAILS!
About a week ago I stress-raged all over the place and bit all my nails off because school was being a wee bit overwhelming. And since it’s winter and the circulation in my fingers is practically nonexistant, my nails fail at growing right now. So I had to find something pretty to do that didn’t require a whole lot of surface area, and this is what happened!
My left hand looks better than my right, but both of them look pretty damn good, I’m not even going to lie. Even with my shakey hands, this was super easy, since I have a fancy-pantsy dotting tool now (purchased from Sally Beauty, view it here: http://www.sallybeauty.com/nail-art-brush/SBS-698250,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH. It’s actually the same one NellaBellaBoo has! WE’RE TWINSIES).
Seriously, having a dotting tool is EXCELLENT.
Colors used:
Base Color (the one I’m holding): Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate. I absolutely love Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes, because they dry quickly, and you really only need one coat, which is excellent if you’re doing nail art like this where you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time on the base color. The White Insta-Dri is also great if you’re going to do water marbling, because it makes the colors really pop and again you only need one coat. I mean, I probably could have put on two coats, because there are some spots that seem a little thin, but because of the design on top, you can’t see it at all.
Pink Dots: Ulta Fuchsiamania. I actually got this nail polish back in 2010 for Christmas from Ben’s grandparents (which was completely and totally random), and I don’t use it very often, but since the other pink I tried to use (I think it was Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Hi-Res, which is nice and shimmery, but not very opaque at all) kept disappearing over this relatively dark base, I decided to give Fuchsias;dfaser a chance. It still didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked, and looks kind of reddish against the Slate color, but I still like it, so go team.
Orangeish dots: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Snappy Sorbet. This one was another second-string nail polish, because the orange I tried to use first (oddly enough it was another Sally Hansen HD polish, one that I’m too lazy to look up right now) was wayyy too sheer. So even though Snappy Sorbet isn’t as orange as I wanted it (I wanted the orange to end all oranges. Not semi-salmon orange.), I still love the way it looks here.
Yellow dots: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow. I guess I’m just a Sally Hansen fangirl right now. Anyway, this yellow is an excellent yellow, as it’s nice and sunny and doesn’t make you look like you have jaundice when you wear it. I had to redo some of the dots, just because I wanted the Yellow to be really bright, but even before I redid the dots, they looked really good.
Green dots: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green With Envy. Again, not as neon green as I would have liked, but the one neon green I have (that’s actually Shannon’s and not mine) is A) a matte polish and B) is really stupid and sheer and doesn’t show up on dark colors. So the green dots look a little like yellow from far away, but whatever, I still love it.
Blue dots: Zoya Tallulah. Ahh! The first (and only) non Sally Hansen! Again, would have liked it brighter, but I just love Tallulah so much. ;alsdkfjaoseir I’m a Zoya fangirl mad hardcore, not going to lie. Tallulah has just the right amount of shimmer to it, and is still almost completely opaque in 1-2 coats, which is great.
Purple dots: Sally Hansen HD Cyber. Yup! This one actually worked! Though it might just be because this nail polish is kind of old-ish, and at this point is pretty thick, so it doesn’t go on sheer like a lot of the other HD colors I’ve got. I hate the name of the nail polish though, it sounds….icky. ANYWAY this color is pretty and I love it.
So there you go! Yay nails!

LOOK! THOSE ARE MY NAILS!

About a week ago I stress-raged all over the place and bit all my nails off because school was being a wee bit overwhelming. And since it’s winter and the circulation in my fingers is practically nonexistant, my nails fail at growing right now. So I had to find something pretty to do that didn’t require a whole lot of surface area, and this is what happened!

My left hand looks better than my right, but both of them look pretty damn good, I’m not even going to lie. Even with my shakey hands, this was super easy, since I have a fancy-pantsy dotting tool now (purchased from Sally Beauty, view it here: http://www.sallybeauty.com/nail-art-brush/SBS-698250,default,pd.html?cm_vc=SEARCH. It’s actually the same one NellaBellaBoo has! WE’RE TWINSIES).

Seriously, having a dotting tool is EXCELLENT.

Colors used:

Base Color (the one I’m holding): Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Slick Slate. I absolutely love Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail polishes, because they dry quickly, and you really only need one coat, which is excellent if you’re doing nail art like this where you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time on the base color. The White Insta-Dri is also great if you’re going to do water marbling, because it makes the colors really pop and again you only need one coat. I mean, I probably could have put on two coats, because there are some spots that seem a little thin, but because of the design on top, you can’t see it at all.

Pink Dots: Ulta Fuchsiamania. I actually got this nail polish back in 2010 for Christmas from Ben’s grandparents (which was completely and totally random), and I don’t use it very often, but since the other pink I tried to use (I think it was Sally Hansen HD Hi-Definition Hi-Res, which is nice and shimmery, but not very opaque at all) kept disappearing over this relatively dark base, I decided to give Fuchsias;dfaser a chance. It still didn’t stand out as much as I would have liked, and looks kind of reddish against the Slate color, but I still like it, so go team.

Orangeish dots: Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Snappy Sorbet. This one was another second-string nail polish, because the orange I tried to use first (oddly enough it was another Sally Hansen HD polish, one that I’m too lazy to look up right now) was wayyy too sheer. So even though Snappy Sorbet isn’t as orange as I wanted it (I wanted the orange to end all oranges. Not semi-salmon orange.), I still love the way it looks here.

Yellow dots: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow. I guess I’m just a Sally Hansen fangirl right now. Anyway, this yellow is an excellent yellow, as it’s nice and sunny and doesn’t make you look like you have jaundice when you wear it. I had to redo some of the dots, just because I wanted the Yellow to be really bright, but even before I redid the dots, they looked really good.

Green dots: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Green With Envy. Again, not as neon green as I would have liked, but the one neon green I have (that’s actually Shannon’s and not mine) is A) a matte polish and B) is really stupid and sheer and doesn’t show up on dark colors. So the green dots look a little like yellow from far away, but whatever, I still love it.

Blue dots: Zoya Tallulah. Ahh! The first (and only) non Sally Hansen! Again, would have liked it brighter, but I just love Tallulah so much. ;alsdkfjaoseir I’m a Zoya fangirl mad hardcore, not going to lie. Tallulah has just the right amount of shimmer to it, and is still almost completely opaque in 1-2 coats, which is great.

Purple dots: Sally Hansen HD Cyber. Yup! This one actually worked! Though it might just be because this nail polish is kind of old-ish, and at this point is pretty thick, so it doesn’t go on sheer like a lot of the other HD colors I’ve got. I hate the name of the nail polish though, it sounds….icky. ANYWAY this color is pretty and I love it.

So there you go! Yay nails!

February32012
This is beautiful.

This is beautiful.

(Source: 4nywhere-with-y0u, via ki11themwithkindness)

January262012
Nail post! 
This is my take on the jagged tape manicure (or the toothy manicure as I like to call it). My nails all decided to be really weak and breaky yesterday so they all got clipped and filed out of rage, and I needed something simple and cool to do with them that doesn’t draw too much attention to how short and stupid they are.

The base color is Creme Brulee by Revlon, and I only used one coat of it since it covers pretty well and I was lazy and wanted to go to bed.

The teeth color is Valerie by Zoya, which is one of my absolute favorite colors (the picture by no means does it justice). Its a shimmery plum color and it is glorious.

To do this, just take a piece of regular scotch tape and cut a toothy/mountain pattern and stick it to your (dry) nail, then paint over the tape with your second color and then quickly remove the tape. Its hard to be neat with this one (and I’m just sloppy anyway) so be prepared for some clean up with some nail polish remover (or just wait till its completely dry and then pick the excess off in the shower like I usually do haha).

So yeah! Nails!

Nail post!
This is my take on the jagged tape manicure (or the toothy manicure as I like to call it). My nails all decided to be really weak and breaky yesterday so they all got clipped and filed out of rage, and I needed something simple and cool to do with them that doesn’t draw too much attention to how short and stupid they are.

The base color is Creme Brulee by Revlon, and I only used one coat of it since it covers pretty well and I was lazy and wanted to go to bed.

The teeth color is Valerie by Zoya, which is one of my absolute favorite colors (the picture by no means does it justice). Its a shimmery plum color and it is glorious.

To do this, just take a piece of regular scotch tape and cut a toothy/mountain pattern and stick it to your (dry) nail, then paint over the tape with your second color and then quickly remove the tape. Its hard to be neat with this one (and I’m just sloppy anyway) so be prepared for some clean up with some nail polish remover (or just wait till its completely dry and then pick the excess off in the shower like I usually do haha).

So yeah! Nails!

January222012

Just tried to do the dripping thing with my nails.

Inspiration:

Reality:

Left hand (pictured above) turned out pretty decent. And I apologize for the awful webcam picture, my webcam is essentially a pile of bologna.

And then the right hand happened.

Not so good.

I mean, they’re not terrible, but my index finger looks like poop. Literally. Which is better than what it originally looked like (hint. it was a penis).

I think my problem was that the brush I was using was pretty thick (it’s technically an eyeliner brush. I wanted to try it out with nail art), and maybe it would work out better with a thinner brush?

I don’t know, but I need to get a good nail art brush with a shorter tip, because the one I have is GREAT for lines and such things, but it’s not as great for smaller, more intricate designs.

My thumbs (not pictured, because I’m too lazy) turned out pretty rad.

Overall, I’d say this is a fairly easy design to do at home, even if you’ve got shaky hands. Even when you mess it up, it still looks pretty cool.

Nail polishes used:

  • Base color: ORLY Fowl Play (it’s got a sort of berry/purple base to it, with what looks like some blue sparkles and some opalescent flakes. It’s cool, but I’d recommend just getting a plain old berry/purple color and some Nubar 2010 and going to town. It’s a cool polish, but I could have achieved the same look with the nail polishes I’ve already got)
  • Drippy bits: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Snappy Sorbet (it’s a nice, bright coral color. I chose it for this because it goes on thick, and you only really need one coat. And because it dries fast and I have to go deliver a paper route in about an hour, haha).
January202012
fuckyeahnailart:

candy-paint:

My 5th design palette!…

I’m a huge fan of the top right corner… the orange stripe, the yellow/pink/blue and the neon red tip!

fuckyeahnailart:

candy-paint:

My 5th design palette!…

I’m a huge fan of the top right corner… the orange stripe, the yellow/pink/blue and the neon red tip!

January122012

Tigger Nails (by cutepolish)

This is just adorable.

Sorry for the nail tutorial spam, I’m mostly posting this for my own future reference, haha.

8PM

Magnetic Nail Polish! (by cutepolish)

WHAT. WHAT IS THIS MAGIC. I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND RIGHT NOW. WHAT IS IT DOING.

SO COOL OH MY GOODNESS.

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