Sunday, April 28, 2013

Antique 3D Cherry Blossom Manicure

This nail art looks harder then it is. I wont lie,it takes time. But, the outcome it worth it!

Howto placement of micro beads link here
My base color is from Orly in GumDrop
For the sponged on polish I used Essie in Little Brown Dress and Finger Paints Figure of Art
For the branches I again used Essie Little Brown Dress
I placed the beads on with clear coat from Finger Paints
Micro beads (also known as caviar beads) were purchased at Michaels Craft Store
Tools used were medium to small dotting tool, makeup sponge applicator and a art brush or angled brush.
Top coat was from Seche Vite

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Julie G Frosted Gumdrop Textured Nail Polish Swatches

Believe it or not,Groupon was having a deal on this set and my mom snatched these up for each of us. We did a small nail swap yesterday. I gave her the e.l.f. Spring Cube (swatches HERE ) and she gave me these! Good swap I think!
Right away I swatched these beauties. Any polish named after candy is right up my alley.
These don't need any top coat. If you are only going to have these on for a day or two,I recommend using the Elmer's glue technique for the base. Like any glitter polish it take hard work to remove.
Or these can last a long time if you just use a regular base coat.
I love these textured polishes! They don't snag on anything. And are so fun to touch. All swatches are two coats.

Hot Cinnamon

Rock Candy

Blueberry Fizz

Crushed Candy

Sugar Rush

Tangerine Dream

Which one is your favorite? Mine is Blueberry Fizz.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hole Punch Reinforcements Nail Art 3 in 1 Designs

I know this has been around a while. But,maybe some of you haven't seen this technique yet? Anything simple and easy with a great outcome is always awesome in my book!

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Products used:

Clear base coat. I used Orly Nailtrition
Top coat. I used Seche Vite
Hole punch reinforcements from Staples. But, any drug or office type store will carry them.
The base and second color for the first manicure are both from Candied Lustre.  Sparkling rose and Bloody Mary. To purchase her amazing polishes go here
For the french white I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails In white
And finally the last manicure I used Orly in Ingenue.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Big Announcement!

The day has arrived that I can share some amazing news with you all!
Me and my cousin (Carrie) have teamed up to create a healing cuticle oil. We have put so much thought and detail in to this product to make sure your getting the best oil out there. We hope to release our cuticle oil on April 26th
Please stay tuned for more info. For now,here is our logo!
Update! Looks like my order of bottle was wrong. So, I hope to be up and running by next week,fingers crossed! Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Black and White Polka Dotted Floral Nail Art Pictorial Video

My inspiration for these nails came from a pair of Swanx clogs. I have a pair of these hand painted shoes in a Marry Jane style with peacock feathers. I love them so much!
If your interested in there shoes follow this link here.

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For this nail art design I used:
A fine art brush
A medium sized dotting tool (a tooth pick works as well)
Nail art tape ( scotch tape is fine if the nail is completely dry)
For the flower I used acrylic paint. Black,white,red and crimson.
My base polish is from Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Midnight in NY
For the white dots I use Sinful Colors in Snow Me White
The french band and center of the flower is China Glaze in Def Defying
The other green in the center of the flower is Sinful Colors in exotic Green
And the glitter dot in the very center of the flower is from Color Club Holiday Glitter collection.

                                                                      Glossy Finish

Matte Finish

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Liquid Sky Lacquer in Koi Pond (Indie Polish)

This swatch is 2 coats. I then went back in and placed 5 more pieces of glitter. I love this color combination!
Koi Pond by is a milky base light blue polish with glitter in white squares,big blue hex,medium black hex,medium red hex and yellow shred. I had no problem with application  I just really love more glitter. So, I added more. The brush picks up the polish and glitter very nicely.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Candies Lustre Thermal Changing Polish (Indie Polish)

Thermal color changing nail polishes have become very popular in the Indie polish world. I am positive you will be seeing name brand polish makers releasing there own thermals soon. Candied Lustre released her own thermal changing beauties. I ordered Berry Confusion and a glitter top coat called Fantasy Fetti.
I loved playing with these polishes!!