Sunday, 28 August 2011

polka dots

These nails were inspired by:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VICTORIAS-SECRET-PLUSH-WHITE-86-SHIRT-DOG-PINK-STUFFED-/140381698588


  1. Three thick coats of Sally Hansen Diamond Strength (53) "Must-Have Iris"
  2. Ring finger and thumb - use a dotting tool, make a pattern of diagonal polka dots using Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (300) "White On"



Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Zebra Toes

  1. One thick coat - Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (300) "White On"
  2. Draw horizontal stripes with a black nail art brush or pen.

Summer Nails!!

Just a bit of experimenting.

  1. Refer to 'leopard print' blog
  2. two coats - LM Nail Polish Beauty (11)

Split

  1. One thick base coat -  Sally Hansen Diamond Strength (44) "Rose Amore"
  2. Once dry, place tape edge down centre of nail
  3. Paint exposed nail - LM Nail Polish Beauty (107)
  4. Carefully peel off tape, before nail polish dries
  5. One thick coat - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (200) "Strobe Light"

Patchwork

This started out as a blue and silver diagonal design and was inspired by a Herve Leger bandage dress.
  1. One coat - Pure Ice (775P) "Celestial"
  2. Once dry, place a piece of tape from one corner of the nail to another
  3. On exposed nail, one coat - Sally Hansen Hard as Nails (850) "Pumping Iron"
  4. Carefully peel off tape, before nail polish dries

 
Once the tips start chipping, you can use the tap to make more shapes and add more colours.

Inspired by this dress:  http://www.hervelegerdressess.com/herve-leger-strapless-dress-blue-and-white-sale-p-478.html
Place tape one corner to another, and paint exposed nail - Sally Hansen Diamond Strength (94) "Black Diamond"

Monday, 1 August 2011

Shimmery Periwinkle Nails

Every time I do this colour, people ask me if it's from the Justin Bieber line.  Nope - just one of my own creations.

Step 1:  two thin coats - Sally Hansen Diamond Strength (30) "Lilac Chantilly"
Step 2:  one thick coat - Wet n Wild - Wild Shine (460D)


Candy Apple Red

It isn't clear in the picture, but this colour has red micro sparkles.

2 to 3 coats - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (390) "Red Carpet"

Aqua

2 to 3 coats - Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (280) "Marine Scene"

Marbling Attempts

I'm still new to marbling.  I think for my next attempt I'll stick to using mineral water instead of tap water, and use a white base, so the colour comes out clearer.



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