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December 11, 2014

Glitter Bomb Stilettos - OPI Get Your Number

It's December, which means every weekend is GO GO GO!  In a rush but desperate for a new mani, I decided I needed something simple but eye catching and decided to break out my OPI - Get Your Number from their Liquid Sand collection. 

This is seriously a glitter bomb in a bottle and I couldn't love it more! This is two coats of Get Your Number and one coat of Seche Vite. If you are not familiar, the Liquid Sand collection features glittery matte textured polishes that are gorgeous on their own, but I've found that a nice coat of Seche Vite really takes the sparkle up a notch.

Now that I've got it on my nails, I feel a Christmas stamping manicure coming, so stay tuned!

Share your thoughts about OPI Get Your Number below. Have you tried using textured polishes yet?

November 25, 2014

Bright Ikat Nail Art

In an attempt to redeem myself after my last nail art snafu, I come to you today with this super fun and super bright ikat nail art! I've never tried ikat nail art before, but now that I have I think I will be doing it a lot more often! I can't stop staring at my nails today!

Ikat nail art design

For this design I started with a base coat of China Glaze - Sunday Funday and let it dry completely. Next, I used a KleanColor-Mango and a small nail art brush to create small flame shaped areas in the corners of each nail.

Ikat nail art design

Next, I added another layer onto the flame shapes using China Glaze - White on White. The great thing about this look is that you can be messy! The key to these steps is to apply the polish with jagged edges, because if the polish splotches are too neat, then the look will not come together properly at the end.

Ikat nail art design

For the last and final step, I used Orly - Liquid Vinyl and created the last layer of black by using my smallest nail art brush and very light jagged strokes. As always, I applied my secret weapon, Seche Vite for my glossy finish!

Ikat nail art design
Polishes used: China Glaze - Sunday Funday & White on White, KleanColor - Mango, Orly - Liquid Vinyl
I really love this color combination! What do you all think, did I redeem myself? ;)


February 9, 2013

31 Day Challenge - Day 20: Water Marble

- Adventures In Water Marbling With A Side Of Rage -

Well folks, here we have it. The day you've all been waiting for and the day I've been stressing over since the beginning of this challenge. The dreaded water marble technique...
Water marble nails technique
Polishes used: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Pacific Blue & Going Green, China Glaze - Happy Go Lucky
While there is most definitely a strong learning curve, once I got the hang of it I actually found it to be pretty fun. It took a little bit of trial and error, but I have to admit that overall I'm pretty pleased with the results for my first attempt! The process was quite messy, but I'm fairly certain that is partially due to me shrieking with rage face and knocking over my entire setup midway through the process. For your enjoyment, I have included this artists rendering of the events that took place today:

If you are thinking of trying this technique, be sure that your water is room temperature or slightly warmer. I found that cold water caused my polish to dry on the surface or sink to the bottom in droplets.  Also, hold your brush close to the water surface when dropping, holding the brush too high above didn't work out for me at all.

Many people recommend using cuticle oil, vaseline or tape around the skin to minimize on cleanup time. But being the rebel that I am, I threw caution to the wind and hit this water marble raw dog. I didn't choose the thug life, thug life chose me.

Give water marble a try, it can really create some brilliant designs!
Check out this great picture tutorial from fellow blogger and let me know if you try this yourself!

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