Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Shannon's Attitude

I didn't want to remove my owl skittles! I got some nail mail yesterday from Barielle. The first one I'll show you is Shannon's Attitude. I bought this one because I have a sister named Shannon. I'm not going to say anything about her attitude :P

Shannon's Attitude is described by Barielle as a purple jelly with foil flakes. This is my first experience with bar glitters and it wasn't bad! They spread well.

I layered two coats of Shannon's Attitude over two coats of Plum by e.l.f. Plum was a bit watery on the first coat but was fine with the second. One coat of Seche Vite to finish.

Macro shot!
Next time, I think I'll try a different color base color with this one and see how it looks.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

"Big Owl" Skittles

These nails were inspired by a pillow for kids I found at Walmart.  Its official name is "Baby Boom Owl Plush Pillow" but I call it "Big Owl" because it's a big owl and it's like Big Al's where we shopped for fish supplies.

The inspiration!

I got Big Owl to make myself feel better the day I had surgery back in September. Coincidentally, it was around that time that I became interested in nail art :)

The colors I used are:
  • Pink = NYC Uptown
  • Blue = Rimmel London Mintilicious
  • Green = Pure Ice Wild Thing
  • Orange = LA Colors Shock
  • White = Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Black = NYC Black Lace Creme
For the thumb, I did a gradient of the pink, blue and green polishes. All nails topped with Seche Vite.

I'm entering this in Sincerely Stephanie's Skittle nail art contest! Yay!

Hello, World!

Here's some stuff I did pre-blog:

Gradient with NYC Purple Pizzazz Frost and East Village.

"Clouds" with Wet N Wild I Need a Refresh-mint, NYC Tribeca Silver and Black Lace Creme.
I actually loved this one. I used a tutorial from Nailside (Tutorial: Freehand cloud design). I went to Walmart after finishing this and the lady ringing us up grabbed my hand and asked if I did it myself.

NYC Black Lace Creme and Pure Ice Busted.

NYC Black Lace Creme, Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, Wet N Wild Through the Grapevine, China Glaze Dorothy Who?
I think I was attempting to do Galaxy nails with the one above but forgot to add some white in there. Oops.

I'm still learning and I haven't perfected the cleanup but I'll keep working on it! There are many more that I didn't take photos of. Consider yourself lucky :)