Friday, October 9, 2015

Electric Alcohol Marbling

Hey everyone!

Today I am sharing some nails that I was absolutely obsessed with early in the summer.. These BRIGHT alcohol marbled nails.. I just look at these photos, and want to do this combo again right meow! Ok, need to calm down. Phew.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Glow With The Flow
  • China Glaze DJ Blue My Mind
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I am forever obsessed with the whole spritzing perfume/alcohol on polish in water and getting this effect. I suck at water marbling, but this, this I can do!

Thanks for stopping by, see you again soon!

Monday, October 5, 2015

How About Them Galaxies..

Hey everyone!

Today I have some galaxy nails for ya! To be completely honest, I am just using up all that is in my 'to post' bank before my countdown to Halloween posts.. I mean, I have enough to get me there, so now I can just focus on that content. Makes sense, right?!

To be 100% honest, I don't quite remember what was all used here. I feel like the majority was the China Glaze Electric Nights collection.. but.. again, could be wrong. I must get better at keeping detailed notes about my work.. that way when I wait for monnnnnnths to post them, I can still give you an idea of what was used.

Better luck next year, right?!

That is all for today! See you again soon!!

Friday, October 2, 2015

Pseudo-Indominus Rex Nails

Hey everyone!

So, I can practically hear people reading out the title of this post.. pseudo-indominus rex nails.. and you're probably like 'um.. what?!'

I'll explain.

So, it is probably absolutely no surprise that I am obsessed with dinos.. which in turn makes me obsessed with the Jurassic Park flicks. This past summer marked the release of 'Jurassic World' (which was awesome, in case you have not already viewed it). Anyways, in that flick, real dinos hanging out at a dino-zoo is a legit thing, and people are apparently 'bored' by this (seriously people!) - so the park people decide to create a dinosaur of their own - clearly a genius idea! So, Dr. Wu strings together some DNA strands, and creates the Indominus Rex! Yaaah! There are strains from a few different species woven together.. and one of them is the cuttlefish, which gave this rad beast the ability of camouflage - which leads me how these nails tie in to that.

I was sent these awesome golden 3D nail art bad boys from LadyQueen. Find them HERE.

So then I slapped on some black polish, splattered on some gold, and attached the dinos. Slight camouflage, but in the right lighting, they are detectable!

If you happen to be scoping out all the goodies on LadyQueen's site, and want to make a purchase, why don't you save yourself 15% by using the code: BSLC15

Enjoy - and have an excellent day!!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Welcome To October - 2015

Hey everyone!

I literally have 2 minutes to write this before I have to launch myself out the door and head off to work.. buuuut.. I really wanted to get a post up to welcome October for this year!

It is my favourite month and it houses the best day of the year - Halloween! You best believe I will be doing a countdown to Halloween - I am hoping to have 7 manis to countdown right to the day of Halloween, where I will show you what I will be sporting! Yaaay!

Ok, this is a suuuuper cute one that I created copying TinyTangerines and in particular THIS PHOTO.

Adorable, right?!

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Muchi, Muchi (pink)
  • Essie Private Weekend (white on ring finger)
  • China Glaze Sun Of A Peach
  • Essie Orange, It's Obvious
  • Formula X for Sephora White Matter
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Tiny Brush
  • Dotting Tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all - have to run! Have a rad day!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Glitter Spirals

Hey everyone!

Sooo these nails were done on either August 7th or 8th.. I specifically can remember the date(ish) because I sported these gems at a friend's wedding.

Suuuuper bright nails,with some obnoxious glitter - yes, please.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Orly Push The Limit
  • Pure Ice Dazzle Me
  • Small Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

I believe I did 3 coats of PTL, and I remember being annoyed with myself for not using a white base - but this colour was vibrant enough without it - but I probably could have gotten away with 1 coat of each instead, oh well. The polish is just.. spectacular. I love it.

Then, at the time, I didn't have any cool stencils or vinyls, so I did a hand drawn spiral/swirl on each nail.. tedious, yes, and made so worse with using a glitter polish, yes. BUT. Are the results worth it? YES!

That is all for today -- see you all again soon!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Trees

Hey everyone!

I am breaking my deal on posting up my queued posts and posting this brand new gem, because.. uhh.. I just really want to share them.

Sure, my gradient isn't overly flawless, but cuticles are a bit rough, and I did the sponging the wrong way.. so instead of being a sunset, it is a sunrise, but hey! I still really like them. Plus they remind me of my sister.

I used:
  • OPI Toucan Do It If You Try!
  • China Glaze Dune Our Thing
  • China Glaze Plur-ple
  • OPI Vant To Bite My Neck?
  • China Glaze Fairy Dust
  • Formula X for Sephora White Matter
  • Sponge
  • Dotting Tool
  • Eat.Sleep.Polish Tree Decals

So I started off with a base of the orange colour, then did my gradient.. then I painted a quick coat of Fairy Dust to the darker half of the gradient, and then added white dots (think: stars) then tossed on the vinyls.

I got them from Eat.Sleep.Polish -- if you want them, put in an order ASAP -- the site will be down on Sept 25 for a bit.. and these are lovely. So, they are needed.

Have a great day, and see you again soon!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Let's Get Mani-wise: Latex

Hey everyone!

Now, the word 'latex' can probably spark up a few images in your mind (don't worry, I am not here to judge or to jeer - I probably have already thought of all the things ;D) - but today I was going to talk about liquid latex usage in the world of nail art.

How many times have you started the set-up of a watermarble, and were like 'ugh, tape.. nope.' or 'all that acetone for clean-up afterwards? nope.' Me too.

Or, you want to do some splatter nails, but the same after thoughts pop up. Boils down to the clean-up, sure these manis yield INCREDIBLE results, but all that extra work.. welp, there is a fix!

Step 1: You can apply your latex before or after you paint your base colour. I went with after for this one. I am going to create a turquoise mani - so there is polish on water, sprayed with alcohol and then finger dip-age, basically it sums up to: mess!

Step 2: Create your nail art masterpiece (please note: there is still some minor clean-up required on my handiwork here, but you get the idea.. waaay easy!

Step 3: Peel off the latex - probably the most satisfying part! Remember when you would slather white glue all over your hand and then allow it to dry and peel it off? That x 10. I use tweezers, but I have heard of people just peeling off with an orange stick..

Then you are left with next to no clean-up, and just amazing nails. No bother with tape or anything.. I am kind of a monster fan!

I have thus far used latex from 2 sellers: Cutie Guard by CuterCuticles and I am now testing out Easy Peel from NailExperiments -- both are amazing. And they are both Canadian! Just phenomenal all around.

So, thoughts? Have you tried latex for your nail art clean-up needs? Something you want to try? Let me know! I am always curioussss!

Have a rad day - and see you again soon!