I haven't done much nail art lately, but hopefully soon I will get caught back up on it. :o) Today I just have my Try It On Tuesday mani, with Liquid Lacquer's A Calm Does Not Suit Me along with Zoya Natty.
The theme for Day 6 is The Great Pumpkin. This is my pumpkin inspired half-moon mani.
I used Zoyas Amy and Holly, and I used French tip guide stickers to make the half-moons. I am really pleased with how this came out, and I think it pretty much screams "pumpkin!" Check out the other pumpkin nail art from the other participants in the links below. :o)
It's late, so this is going to be quick. Today's theme is Sweater Weather, so I have for you my mani based on an argyle sweater!
I have to say trying to get the lines straight and neat was a pita, but I like the way this turned out. In case you were wondering, I used Zoya Haley for my gray base, Wednesday for the turquoise triangles, and the lines are a pink acrylic paint. It's amazing how different the colors show with the flash on. Anyhoo, I hope you like, and take a look at the links for the other girls participating below. :o) G'night all. ~
It’s the third day
of the Falling For Nail Art challenge today, and the theme is crunchy leaves.
This is my manicure inspired by leaves changing color and getting crunchy.
For the base color
I used SC Innocent, which in the bottle is pretty close to OPI’s Who The Shrek
Are You. I then used a sponge to dab on Zoya’s Creamy, Jancyn and Sooki. On my
left hand I went from light to dark, and on my right I went from dark to light,
which is why they look a little different.
I’m liking my Fall
foliage inspired mani, and I hope you do too. And, remember to check out what
the lovely ladies in the links below have done too!
Greetings all. Today's theme for the challenge is "Early Sunsets." Which made me think of a sunset gradient. The problem is, I suck at gradients. I don't know why, they just don't work for me. I actually tried to do two gradients, and neither of them is really what I wanted. Meh. Anyways, here they are.
The first ended up looking more like a rainbow, which obviously is not what I was going for. I like the colors in the second one, they give it more of the look I was going for, but my sponging skills leave something to be desired - I didn't manage to blend the colors nicely. :o( Oh well, what can you do? I like doing challenges to try new things. I still don't like doing gradients though. If you have a trick that makes them work well for you, pleeeeeeease feel free to share with me. And remember to check out the nail art from the other participants in the links below.
Today is the
first day of Fall (although I swear I learned in school that it is on September
23rd…) and it is also the first day of Plump and Polished’s Falling
for Nail Art challenge. Today’s theme is Back to School. School made me think
of marble notebooks, and that is what inspired my manicure for today – a black and
white marble manicure.
For this effect, I did
a plastic wrap manicure with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On and OPI Black
Onyx. I know there are two ways to do a plastic wrap manicure – you can either
use the plastic wrap to dab on the second color or you can use it to blot off some
of a coat of the second color. So far I’ve always used the plastic wrap to take
off some color and the tutorial I learned from is here on Nailed It.
plenty of time to join in on the challenge, and you can participate as often or
as rare as you like. And since most of us aren’t professional nail artists you
shouldn’t feel like you can’t participate because you don’t think you’re “good,”
I would love to see fall themed manis so get in on it anyway. Besides, the more
you practice the better you get. :o) Check
out Plump and Polished’s post here for more info, and check out the other participants in the links below.
Today I have my
mani using Neely and Chita, both from Zoya. Chita is new and from the Fall 2013
Pixie Dusts, and Neely is from the Spring 2013 Lovely collection. I've had
Neely for a while, and for the life of my I don't know what took me so long to
wear it. She is gorgeous. Here she is with Chita.
Both polishes went
on without a problem, and I really love both of these colors. I used two coats
of Neely and then topped her with one coat of SV. Once that was completely dry
I used some striping tape and one coat of Chita for the accents.
I recently saw
Chita in Ulta, but both colors are available for purchase on Zoya's website.
Today I have for
you two of my new pretties that I bought in the recent Zoya BOGO sale, Giovanna
Giovanna is a
metallic emerald green that Zoya originally created for Peter Som, but is now
part of the Fall 2013 Satins collection. Since emerald is said to be the “it”
color this year, Giovanna is quite stylish. I used two coats over a regular
base coat and topped it with one coat of SV. The consistency is great and
application was fine. The only slight downside is that, as with most metallic
finishes, your brushstrokes can be noticeable.
Tomoko, from the
Fall 2013 Pixie Dust collection, is a stunning pale champagne color with a
textured finish. I know Zoya describes her as “champagne silver,” but I see her
as more of a really pale golden champagne with silver sparkle (that try as I
may I could not really capture in the photos). Either way, I think she is a
beautiful neutral that I would wear. I applied three thin coats over a regular
base coat, and I skipped top coat to get the full sparkly matte texture effect.
She went on great, and I had no issues with consistency or application.
I received A LOT of
compliments on this manicure. I highly recommend getting both Giovanna and
Tomoko, and you can find both on Zoya’s website. They’re both seriously
gorgeous colors that are perfect for the upcoming Fall and holiday seasons.
I know ombre
manicures have been around for a while, but I just finally did my first. Now
that my collection has grown, I realized I have enough shades of some
colors that I could pull it off. Lo and behold, my purple Zoya ombre.
From thumb to
pinky, I used Suri, Mira, Malia, Perri and Heather. The photo on the left was
taken outside and is pretty color accurate, and the photo on the right is with
flash. I used three coats of Heather and two coats of the others over a clear
base coat, and I topped all with one coat of SV. I found Heather to be a little
thin, which is why I had to do three coats, but the consistency of the other
four were perfect and I didn’t have any other application problems with any of
I had fun with my
first ombre manicure, and I really like how it turned out. A lot. I see myself
doing more of them in the future, especially since it’s a great way to work
through untrieds. ;o)
You’ve probably seen
a ton of red, white and blue manicures for Labor Day, and here is mine.
For the marble
accents, I did the plastic wrap technique with Zoya Purity for the base, the
red is Zoya Sooki (available on Zoya’s website, as is Purity), and the blue is Revlon Indigo
Night (which I’ve seen at CVS and Rite Aid). My red and my blue nails are both solvent
resistant loose glitters from JessiGeeWhiz’s Etsy shop; the red is Bloodlust and
the blue is the Cobalt Blue, and both are currently listed in the shop. If you’re
looking for loose glitters to use in nail art, I recommend getting some of
hers. To use the glitter, I applied one coat of colored polish, applied one coat of top coat, dipped my nails into the corresponding glitter while the clear coat was still wet, and then I did one coat of Gelous and one coat of SV to seal in and smooth out the glitter.
And now I am gonna go enjoy
the remainder of my long weekend. Laters!