Monday, July 27, 2009

Popular Summer Colors

People are becoming more and more bold with their nail polish
color choices and I love it.

Popular Colors at the moment:

- Teal 
- Bright Purple
- Yellow
- Minty Green
- Yellowish Green
- Hot Pink
- Salmon
- Orange
etc !!!

Have fun with it

Embrace it !!! 

Dont forget to always use Base Coat : )

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Gothic Lolita Nails

" Lolita Fashion (ロリータ・ファッション ) is a fashion subculture in Japan that
is primarily influenced byVictorian children's clothing as well as costumes 
from the Rococo period. Lolita has made this into a unique fashion by adding 
gothic and original design elements to the look. "

I made nails influenced by the clothing - not by what sort of nails
they normally have cuz I have no idea what they look like. lol. 

P.S - I totally freaked myself out at the end of this video. Lol ! 
Im wearing the hat from my halloween costume - I was a gothic lolita last yr. 

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Piano Nail Tips + Ways to use a pen for Nail Art

I used a periwinkle by Etude House

A good purple to use could be
'Done out in Deco' by OPI
If you cant find a nice periwinkle

White - Sally Hansen

Black - Art Club - has thin brush
I love that stuff

Then I jazzed it up with purple

Ways to use a plain ole' pen for nail art !

1. Use it as a Nail Dotting Toll
2. Use it to pick up Rhinestones
3. Use it to paint various shapes on nails.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Online Nail Order

I ordered billions of things from this site
last night.
They have such cute lovely stuff for your nails !

They have all you need to make those Japanese style nails.
I really wanna try Hime Gyaru nails. 

Hime Gyaru = lots of white, pink , bows , lace , fluff 
Basically princess-like. 
A lot of people in Japan dress in this Rococo influenced style. 
Here are some of the things I got

I got lots more things but you will see later.
The last pic is stuff to decorate your ipod, camera 
or whatever you want.
Gonna buy some epoxy glue and try to decorate
an ipod case.  
I saw nail techs in Japan decorating their phones
like this when they had no customers.
Cute ! 

Heres an example of what I wanna do:

Friday, July 10, 2009

My Mac is Nail Polish Proof !

Um.. So I spilled Nail Polish on my 
beloved computer...

Once I did that with my old HP and
I put a little nail polish remover on a q tip 
and tried to rub it off and it
totally discolored the area.
Eek !!! But with this aluminum comp 

it worked like a charm. Horray ! 
I love you my darling mac.

P.S - Im in love with this new skin

I bought yesterday. Hot Pink with
a touch of Salmon. 

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Ocean Gradiation

I love gradiation nail art. Its so pretty !
You can use many different colors & 
use glitter/rhinestones to dress it up. 
For this tutorial I wish I had star 
rhinestones or something else fun

Maybe I should just paint a fish 

on one of my nails to make it
extra ocean-ish : )

Here is my basic guide in in the 
form of a ghetto diagram :
1. Blank Area
2. Light Color
3. Mix of Light & Dark Color
4. Dark Color
5. Dark Dark Color

After I finished I swiped a silver glittery color

all over the nail to give it more of a fun look.
It also helped to blend everything together
even more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Shapes & Peeves

Everyone has a naturally different nail shape. 
It is determined by the width or length
of your nail bed.  But no matter what you can 
always buff and file your nails into a desired shape.
There are even nail polish tricks to make your nails
look a better shape. Google it.  
No matter what nail shape you choose please dont
go for those extreme 1 inch + lengths. 
They will get in the way not to mention look horrid. 
Haha ! 

“Squoval” Nails seem to be most popular right now.
As you can tell by the name the nails are squared off
but not harshly.The edges are a bit rounded off.
They look clean cut and modern and not tacky.   
Speaking of tacky...
Can people PLEASE get over these kinds
of acrylic nails?


Hello ?! 
How much more fake can they look ? 
Yes, a lot of the nail designs on various acrylic nails
is well done...but the length and shape of the actual
fake nail always looks so hideously tacky.
Its so easy to grow nails out to the perfect length.
In 2 months you could have a good length nail.
Why pay for ghetto-ness..

P.S - Im also over the classic french manicure.
Im sorry , I just am ! 

Ooooh You know who always has
nice squared off wonderfully 
polished nails ?!
Miss Chievous - Youtube Guru 

She buys Nail Polish from the following sites:

Now I shall leave you with this :
Disturbing Nail Photo Du Jour

Friday, July 3, 2009

Zebra Nail Fun

I felt like doing something summery 
and different.I have an addiction to
pink nails and wanted to break out
of that box for a moment. 
I used Yellow, Hot Pink,  Teal,
Orangey-Red & Taupe 
for the base colors.
You could try this with just
1 or 2 colors as well.

You could draw your own guide
or use this one roughly.

Draw these sort of lines in a miniature form
on your nail. Any combo of these lines
will come out looking good. 

I used a Black Nail polish with a
thin brush from Etude House on my 
left hand & after I filmed the
video I tried out a black from
Color Club on my right hand. 
It worked perfectly as well.
It had a long thin brush 
but I still felt like I could control
the lines.

Have fun !

Heres the video of me doing mine.
It was kind of difficult to show. 
Hope you can get it.
Once you start it becomes easier. 
Practice on paper first !