Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fairy Nail Art

This is a laaaate valentines day nail design. Featuring a pretty pink fairy in love. The hearts look kind of lame, but how else was she supposed to look like she's in love :). I love her hair, until now I had no Idea that I have so many pink polishes. I feel like it's missing something....

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rainbow Nail Art

Oh, wow, I haven't had any new posts in ages. I feel so bad. I didn't ever notice the time going by. Anyway here is a photo of my rainbow nails. They are kind of my version of the dark side of the moon.

The rainbow looks great on black. The rhinestones were all from different companies. They looked exactly the same without top coat. But with it you can see the difference very clearly. I was so desperate for perfect-sized rhinestones that I tore some off of an old shirt of mine. Believe it or not those look a lot better than the ones made for nails. As you can probably see from the pictures, I applied the glitter very heavily. When I use glitter I always make sure that I overdo it.
These were an entry to a competition at: Get..Set..Blush!!. Anyway, I won, yaaaaay.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Spanish Beauty Expo Part 3

In this part I will show you pictures from a full body makeup competition at the expo.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Spanish Beauty Expo Part1

A few days ago I went to my very first beauty expo. It was actually rather small but it was a great experience. Prepare to have your computer crashed by huge amounts of pictures.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentines day nails

It's valentines day!! The last summer I had hundreds of ideas for valentines day designs. Now, however I had a hard time coming up with this one. It's just like me. I rarely do a themed design near any celebrations. I do Halloween nails in spring, beach designs in winter and Christmas nails in fall.
As you can see I painted a dog couple on my nails.(they are sooo cute.) The only thing that differs the female  from the male is that the female has long lashes. I thought about giving her a pink bow, but decided in favour to the lashes. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Zebra Butterfly Elephant

This manicure was done as an entry to a nail art competition at kelsie's nail files. According to the rules of the contest the mani had to be inspired by a picture on kelsie's pinterest board. I chose this one:
As you can see it's a zebra butterfly elephant (or something). This was (quite obviously) very hard to do. Especially since I haven't done a competition entry in ages (because of the 30 day challenge). Anyway here are some photos of the result.
Well, it's not one of my best creations. But, keep your fingers crossed.
A few months ago cult nails had a nail art competition. With the prize of $100 worth of their products. I favorited it, thought about a design, wrote the date down on a post-it. All because I didn't want to miss it. I still missed it. I have been beating myself up about it ever since. The prize of the competition held at kelsie's nail files has a prize from cult nails as well. So, I thought it's a great chance the get my hands on some polishes. One can only hope :)

EDIT: I forgot to add the polishes I used.
They are:
"346" by Yes Love (black)
"01" by Moment Make-up (white)
"612" by Yes love (light blue)
"Beach Green " by Kiss (green)
"k030" by Yes Love (pink)
"Party All Night Long" by essence (dark pink jelly with iridescent glitter)
"Ready to Go" by Douglas (orange with gold shimmer)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 31- The Panda French

Yes, I know that 31 is more than 30. But, I didn't want to end the challenge with a Nightmare Before Christmas design. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against it, it's just very impersonal. So to today's design I have included the pink panda from my logo.
  1. Paint nail white.
  2. Paint the tip in thick acrylic paint.
  3. Paint the silhouette of the panda. 
  4. Fill it in with white.
  5. Fill in the paws, ears and tail with pink (at this point I realized that the panda looks too thin, so I made him fatter. Nobody likes a anorexic panda.
  6. Fill in the brush with silver and light brown.
  7. Top coat+enjoy.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 30- The Nightmare Before Christmas

I can't believe it's the last day of my french twist challenge. I am actually quite relieved because I don't have to worry about getting a tutorial posted every day, but I am also going to miss it. I am planning to do another one in some time (it can be anytime from March to December). So, I would like to know: whether you prefer full hand manicures or tutorials. I am really wondering if the tutorials help at all... Also: Would you like more difficult or easier designs.

  1. Paint nail dark blue.
  2. Paint a black french tip.
  3. Paint a fence.
  4. Paint the moon in yellow. (I have never seen the movie, I am just guessing that's the moon)
  5. Paint the cliff (or whatever the swirly thing is called).
  6. Paint the silhouette of a character of the movie.
  7. Top coat+enjoy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 29- Caviar French

Well, it's not actually a caviar french, but I did use micro beads to do it.
As it turns out some/most of my readers think that I love french manicures, and that's why I am doing tutorials. That's wrong. I hatehatehatehate french manicures they are sooo boooring. I am doing a french twist challenge to give people ideas to avoid doing the classical french. In my opinion the french manicure is like the definition of fake. I think so because all the false nails I have ever seen in a store come with the white and beige french.
Also another reason I started making tutorials was that I have a lot of french tip guidelines and didn't know what to do with them. Yes, it's as simple as that :)

  1. Paint nail nude.
  2. Paint a edged blue french tip.
  3. Glue on a rhinestone.
  4. Surround the rhinestone with micro beads. (the micro beads are stuck on with top coat.)
  5. Cover up the line between the blue and the nude with micro bead swirls.
  6. Top coat+enjoy

Sunday, February 3, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 28- Comic Book Half Moon

A few days ago I used to word "BOOM" in a blog post. From that I was inspired to create a comic book design. I have always wanted to create something like this. But it's too simple for competitions so I just buried the idea.
  1. Paint nail bright(or neon) pink.
  2. Create a pattern of small polka dots.
  3. Make a jagged half moon in black.
  4. Fill it he half moon with white.
  5. Add words like BOOM and POW.
  6. To get a 3D effect paint a part of the letters in a lighter color.
  7. Top coat+enjoy.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 27- Dotted French

It's Saturday night!! This is THE night to have fur and let yourself go. So, what crazy stuff am I up to tonight? Well, I am going to paint my nails and eat a lot of cookies. Some may say that I am antisocial, but what could honestly be better than a cookie :D.
The design today is a simple dotted french twist with a pink flower. (look how perfect the black tip looks)

  1. Paint nail silver.
  2. Paint a black french tip.
  3. Make a dotted pattern on the nail.
  4. Paint a pink flower on the tip.
  5. Shade the flower (This is a terrible example of shading)
  6. Top coat+enjoy

30 Days of French Twist, day 26-Patched French

Once again I forgot to upload a design on time. This time I actually wrote the post (which I now actually changed) but forgot to upload it. That is like the most pathetic excuse I have ever heard. Nevertheless this is a patched design. I thought it would be boring to have simple squares so I added a heart as well.
  1. Paint nail nude.
  2. Paint a dark-is blue heart.
  3. Paint a light blue patch under the heart.
  4. Paint another patch in a different shade of blue.
  5. Add another patch.
  6. paint stitches where the patches meet.
  7. Top coat+enjoy