31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

I don't have anything special going on this year for New Year's Eve. We're not really party people (like going out), and with a one year old it's not so easy to have people over that late or to go to someone else's house. My husband is working until 9pm today as well. I think when he gets home, I'll make a ginormous batch of stove top popcorn and we'll watch some Doctor Who (I'm all caught up; he's on Series 5 still).

Anyway! I still did some simple New Year's Eve nails just for fun :)

Colors used: Barry M Gold Foil and Pure Ice Black Crackle

24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Hey all! Tomorrow is going to be super busy since the family is coming to our place. I'll be working on last minute cleaning plus cooking.
As much as I loved my last mani, it chipped super fast on me :(
So I had to redo it and I didn't have too much time. I also filed my nails down short since winter is taking quite a toll on them.
The base is 3 coats of Essie Marshmallow topped with China Glaze Twinkle Lights.
used the DIY Gel method on these to get longer wear. So I painted in this order: Gelous, Marshmallow, Gelous, Marshmallow, Gelous, Marshmallow, Twinkle Lights, Seche Vite.
I would not recommend the DIY Gel method with a polish that takes so many coats. It worked out fine; just took a while  to do.

22 December 2013

Holographic Christmas Dotticure

I wanted to do a water marble Christmas mani, but time is tight these days and I'm not very good with water marbles so it will take forever!
So I did a simple Christmas dotticure.
The base is Gosh Holographic Hero. I believe it's the new version. I used two colors here. The top photo shows the holographic effect nicely.
For the dots I used Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby (red), OPI Don't Mess With OPI (green), Wet N a Wild Black Creme, and Wet n Wild French White Creme.

18 December 2013

Snowflake Gradient

Base: Zoya Seraphina (two coats)
Sponged on OPI Russian Navy Suede
Stamped using Konad White and Bundle Monster 300 series plates

13 December 2013

Sinful Colors Treasure Chest

Thanks to a super awesome person, I finally managed to get my hands on Sinful Colors Treasure Chest. I love it!
I used two colors here: one thicker coat and one thin coat the next day to fill in patchy areas. The formula is a bit harder to work with than other texture polishes and wants to drag if you put on a second coat. That's why I waited until the next day for my second coat.

10 December 2013

Nail Polish Canada 2013 Holiday Nail Art Challenge Week 2: Decorations

This week's theme is decorations. I LOVE Christmas lights. I love them on trees and houses. They have to be one of my favorite things about Christmas too.

Soooo, I put lights on my nails!
I did a free hand French manicure and then added the lights.
Please vote for me here!

Base: Zoya Loretta to smooth out nails and add hint of peachy nude color
Tips: Rimmel French White Nail Tip
Bulbs: black acrylic paint, Zoya Breezi (blue), Zoya Sooki (red), Zoya Pippa (yellow), OPI Don't Mess With OPI (green)

06 December 2013

Christmas Leopard Print

I've had this idea in my head for ages so I knew I had to do it as soon as the holiday season came around. It turned out pretty great, if I do say so myself :)

I used two coats each of Zoya Sooki (red) and OPI Don't Mess With OPI (green) for my base. I alternated the polish across all 10 fingers.
I don't have a leopard print stamping image so I freehanded this using Wet n Wild Black Creme and the pointy end of an orange stick. Then I added a thick layer of Seche Vite over the top.

02 December 2013

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Just Add Milk

3 coats Whimsical Ideas by Pam Just Add Milk
Base of Wet n Wild French White Creme
Art done using Migi nail art pens