Saturday, June 26, 2010

My Acrylic Supplies

At the top I have my practice finger and then
next to it I have my Acrylic powders.
I have the Competition Line in Clear
& Opaque White.
I also have Clarite powders which is
the odorless line
in Sheer Pink & Spa White.

Then I have a roll of 500 Nail Forms used for
Sculpture. This means you don't have to
glue on a tip , you just spread the
acrylic powder/liquid ball
over the nail form and there is your nail.
All the small little containers are glitters &
I have a couple of neon Acrylics.

Bondex2 is the next thing - which is my primer.
You put this on after removing all the shine
from your nail with a file.

Next to that I have the corresponding Acrylic liquids for
the powders previously mentioned.
The Competition liquid has a strong smellllll.
So, I like to use the Clarite.

After finishing up you need a brush cleaner
otherwise you will ruin your brush.
As you can see I have the OPI
one. We only have OPI Acrylic Products here !
Sigh... : (

Going to the next row - I have a plastic dappen dish
used for holding your acrylic liquid.
I also have a glass one.

Next to that is my cuticle nipper
& false nail clipper.

After that I have my fake nails.
Im using OPI Structure in Clear.
Right now I have #7's and #3's
They are not assorted sizes in the box.
I prefer clear tips because you
can blend them easier.

Under that I have my files - 180 & 100 grit.

On the end I have my homemade cuticle oil

& Mach 5 Nail Glue by OPI
Of course you do not need all this.
In an older post I listed the basics that you need.
& you do not need OPI Products.
I just thought I'd share what my
collection is like.

Dappen Dish

Sparkly Black, Hot Pink & Orange Acrylic Powders
by Tammy Taylor.

Nail Glitters

Nail Glue & Tips

Artificial Nail Clippers

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nail Art Ive Done Recently

I was inspired by CL's outfit in the old performance
'Please dont go'
I LOVE how they wear so much Jeremy Scott Stuff

I used tons of colors and it took forever !

I did film it but I dont know if its worth making a tut...


Simple Summer Nails

White background - OPI Alpine Snow &
OPI Black Onyx.
I dipped a match in the black and created the dots

(Click photo to enlarge if you cant see)


Rocker Princess
I used a Matte Black by Mac, OPI Alpine Snow
& a Hot Pink by Art Club

All I did was paint all the nails white except the ring
finger & using the matte black I carefully dragged it
across the nail to create the thick stripes.

For the lightning bolt I copied a pic on the internet
& used my hot pink with the thin brush to create it.


Muted Zebra - China Glaze Reycle &
Art Club Black for the Stripes.

I will do a tutorial soon on how to do
simple Zebra Nails.

I did these freehand with the thin black polish brush.

Kawaii Nails Mag Stash

A great place to draw inspiration is from 
Japanese Nail Magazines.

Of course I cant read them but just seeing the 
pictures helps a lot ! They have photo tutorials
and lots of themes with millions of nail art pics by
different salons and random people. 

Here is where I get mine :


If you get it from Full Moon then you can 
also get cute deco pieces & rhinestones
at the same time. Have fun looking around ! 
The nail and deco mags are on Page 3 & 4 ! 

I recently purchased Nail Up July 2010
& S Cawaii July 2010 from the Ebay seller
Im just waiting for it to arrive.
Exciteeeeddddd !!!! 
I love S Cawaii for its fashion stuff : )
Always so cute !  

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nail / Deco Inspo

Here are some random cute japanese
nail art pics. I lovvee reading
Japanese & Korean mags
So I thought I'd share some pics
with you.  If you guys have 
any requests on what I should
do let me know !