Sunday, October 31, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
For the manicure I first coated twice with China Glaze Mummy May I, then on one half of my nail I painted a coat of Ick-A-Bod-Y. Over the whole nail I added Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Extreme Wear in Rockstar Pink. The evil eye is made of the following colors Essie Midnight Cami, China Glaze Bahamian Escape, Ulta Angel Baby, and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY and China Glaze Golden Enchantment as a sparkle over the eye. I used one coat of Seche Vite to bring out the sparkle!
I painted first two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Midnight in NY. Then used China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y and Orly It's Not Rocket Science with one coat of Seche Vite to finish.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
I don't think I do, but I've never had the opportunity of a haunting. I guess maybe time will tell on this one. But I'd love to hear what you think about ghosts (or the paranormal). I want to believe in vampires (and ghost vamp is my favorite nail), but unfortunately I am boringly grounded in reality. I love me some fantasy, but I realize that is just what it is--a fantasy! Tell me about your "Boo" radar.
The white ghosts are comprised of two coats China Glaze White on White and one coat Ulta Angel Baby (only because my China Glaze was getting goopy--I need a new bottle). I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Midnight In NY for the black detail. One coat of Seche Vite was used to keep those ghosts shining.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
For the black base coat color, I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY. For the orange I first coated with China Glaze Peachy Keen and coated Sun Worshiper on top. (Sun Worshiper is a very hard neon to work with--very streaky). For the bats in black, I used Ulta Black Diamond and the bats in orange were first painted in Ulta Angel Baby and then coated in Sun Worshiper and Breakin' for wing shading (and streak cover up). Seche Vite, one coat, was used to seal the manicure.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Well, really just lollipops. Maybe you don't think immediately of lollipops in association with Halloween--and your instincts would be right in my opinion. But I went to a Halloween party and I dressed up as Katy Perry from her music video "California Gurls." If you have watched the video, you know it's all about candy and sweets. So to keep with the theme of all things sugary, I painted lollipops. I'm attaching some low quality pics the costume and a screen cap of Katy for comparison so you get the idea!~
Base coat color was China Glaze Light As Air and I used Ulta Angel Baby for all the white accents and the colors used for the pops were Zoya Jolene, China Glaze Sky High-Top, Entourage, Sun Worshiper and Orly Mirror Mirror for the gray pinwheel forms. I coated the whole look with a sparkle polish Fairy Dust and a top coat of Seche Vite.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Essie Naughty N' Nice and splattered China Glaze Foxy for the blood splatter. I realize that blood is not as beautifully sparkly as this blood-like color, but I went for pretty over reality :) After the blood splatter dried, I coated once with Seche Vite and got to work on the nail bed, crime scene clean up!
UPDATE: I added a video for you to watch the contraption in action! Check it out!
Friday, October 15, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
I painted three coats China Glaze Something Sweet and then freehand dotted (with dotting tool) the design and added the tip with Ulta Total Eclipse and contrasted the tip with the same pink as the base. I used one coat of Seche Vite for a top coat.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
I first coated with Ulta Total Eclipse (which is interesting to know that without knowing the polish name before coming up with the idea, it inspired me...). I then started towards the middle of the nail and sponged a circle with China Glaze Tinsel, then I sponged the outer of the circle, concentrating on the top and bottom edge with Orly It's Not Rocket Science. I did touch up the center to make a more defined black center with the same base color and I finished the look with one coat of Seche Vite.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
I painted a base coat of China Glaze Heaven. Then I used Bundle Monster Plates BM04 and BM05 for the leaves and the various colors used to make them are Foxy, Salsa, High Hopes, Peachy Keen, Breakin', Sun Worshiper, Solar Power, Four Leaf Clover, Entourage, Zoya Suvi, Ulta Lucky Penny. Seche Vite sealed the look in one coat.
Friday, October 1, 2010
I first painted a base coat with Ulta Purple Reigns. On top of that I painted one coat of China Glaze Sexy Silhouette. I used Bundle Monster Plate BM20 placing Black Diamond as the base and Orly Luxe as the gold overlay. I used one coat of Seche Vite to finish the look.