Monday, February 10, 2014

Xmas Nails

Okay, I know it's already February...but I wanted to share the nailart that I did for Christmas.  It actually came up pretty fast (Xmas, that is).  I had so many fun plans for my nails, but not enough time for them all.   

Nail Design #1 - Metallic Green with Glitter Accent Nail (this is my fav lately)

Nail Design (actually not a design...) #2 - Pa Glitter Nails (looks like Rudolph's nose, right?) First pic shows with two coats of polish and  second shows it with top coat (looks much shinier).


Nail Design #3 - White Nails with Glitter Crescents (love the gold sparkle)

Nail Design #4 - Silver Base with Christmas Glitter Tips
 
 
I'm excited to do more designs next Christmas!  What was your favourite nail look?

Halloween Nails

Updated*** 

Fun Halloween Dotting Technique
 
Anna Sui Witch's Purple Nails?? - Fingers and Toes!


Nail Stickers - They were super cute, but came off in less than half a day.  I do not recommend them!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Instagram Love

I am a total instagram addict (myjapanlife). It's true! I wake up and look at new posts from people I am following and see if anyone hearted my posts. Right now, I am posting mostly meals, but I like to post other things in my life, like nail art. I found an instagrammer anniep1124 and shoplouun. She is a jewellry business owner and posts awesome pics, not only of her amazing rings, but also super cool nail art. So please follow her. I'd like to order from her too in the future. So this week's art is inspired from her recent post: 

Here is my version:
I used Orly's #48653 , Honei Diamond Nail ZF, and Ettusais 1. I thought I had rose seals, but didn't find any in my stash so I used some butterfly ones instead. 
 
See you on instagram

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Fall Stamping


Still enjoying the many different fall ideas for nail art.  It's been a while since I stamped.  Though I love the look, it takes some getting used to or time to do it.  Of course, I would get a lot faster if I practiced more.  Saw this pic on Pinterest that totally inspired me (again):  


I ordered Kleancolor metallic orange polish specifically for this.  I didn't have the exact design, but I thought it would work a different way too.  I tried one of my mega bundle plates, but the etching was too shallow and it didn't work well with this polish.  So I switched to my Konad M60 plate.  First I applied my base coat and then a couple coats of Rimmel Chocolate Caramel.  I sealed it with O.P.I. Top Coat.  

Love the look!  

p.s. for more info on nail stamping, check out this video below:
  

Monday, September 30, 2013

Pa-rty!

Just wanted to share the awesome Pa nail Collection (or collective, as written below) that I found just waiting for me at Yodobashi Camera the other day.  It has so many cool colours and glitter mixes. I can't wait to go back next time.  :)  All smiles!  Like if you love full nail collections!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Fall that Glitters!

                             
It's so time to break out the fall nail polish!  This time, I used Maybelline Color Show in Downtown Red and Skin Food's fall glitter polish AGL03.  After applying a base coat, I used these nail-friendly/user-friendly stickers to get the shape for the tip of my nails.  They were only 380 yen at the drugstore (Ducato, Japan).  You can see a step-by-step below how I adhered them, painted, took it off, and then added the glitter.  I later added the O.P.I.'s Top Coat.  Much thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration again!    

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Pinspired Dotting Technique

Hey, nail lovers!  How are you?  Recently I found this nail art on Pinterest when I was looking for Canada Day nail ideas.  It was love at first sight.  I was gonna do a white base and then add color, but decided to switch it up.  It was to be a purple day.  Why not?  I love purple!  And so I went with colors that would match me dress I picked out.  Of course, it was purple, green, and white.  It's more of a bright turquoise rather than green, so I went with those colours.  
At first first, I was having trouble getting even dots.  but I got the hang of it.  I decided to vary the design for overlapping and adding another line.  now it looks more original too!  The trick with dotting is not dipping it into your bottle, but putting a little polish into a bowl and dipping from there.  You'll get more even dots and it you'll end up saving polish (as long as you don't pour too much out).  
Colours used:  Canmake 14 and 53, Bourjois 09, and Susie N.Y. 04.  
Oh, and I did my toes in a brighter colour of turquoise by Color Club, Age of Aquarius.
I moved the pin to my Pintastic! board.  Cuz it was a good one.  
Thank you, Pinterest.  
Happy pinning!