Thursday, April 28, 2016

Doughnut Nail Art

Hey everybody! Guess who got a new camera. ME! Guess who doesn't know how to work all the fancy new settings. ME! Seriously though, it's a struggle. I had a DSLR before, but my new one is a lot more fancy than the one I had. It's still the same, but completely different. I've also realized that adjusting photos in Lightroom is A LOT easier than adjusting the color in Photoshop. That's another thing I'm trying to get used to. Hang in there while I get all my settings to the way I like them.

ANYWAY... Nail art! I did some doughnuts! Donuts? Doughnuts? They're both the same to me. Apparently "doughnuts" is the proper term, but "donuts" is also correct. They both date back pretty far, so if you're crunched for time, you can be like me and always use "donut".

Products used:
  • Beauty Secrets Base Coat
  • OPI - Don't Pretzel My Buttons
  • Essie - Pinkadelic
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
  • Butter London P.D. Quick Top Coat
  • Dotting tool
  • Liner brush

I bet I made you hungry for some donuts, yeah? ;)

If you want to see me create this design on my nails, and want to give it a try yourself, then check out my video tutorial below!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Flamingo & Floral Nail Art

Hey everybody! I hope you're having a great weekend! I'll make this post super short since it's a Holiday weekend. Today I have some flamingo nail art photos to share with you. Along with the flamingos I also created a polka dot and floral nail art design. Everything is hand painted, like usual, with a small nail art brush and a dotting tool. The tutorial for this design will be embedded below.

Products Used:
  • Beauty Secrets Base Coat
  • China Glaze - New Birth
  • Plaid Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
  • Butter London - Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat
  • Dotting tool
  • Nail art brush

If you want to see how to create this design, then watch my video tutorial below.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chevron Nail Art with Video Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope you're all having a great day! My Tuesday is going pretty great so far. I did a lot of adulting today. Which means I was on the phone all day dealing with tax and insurance things. Sounds fun right? Now that I'm done with all of that I can share this fun little chevron nail art design with you! 

I always love chevron designs but I always have a hard time hand painting them. I feel like they get super wonky or all the lines are completely different sizes or going in different directions. However, this time I feel like I did a pretty good job! The lines are thin and for the most part look the same! YAY! SUCCESS! "But Sam, why don't you just use nail vinyls? They're so easy!" They are, but I really don't like the idea of using nail vinyls for nail art. I totally understand why people use them and they're awesome, but I like the challenge of hand painting things. Plus, not everyone has the money to buy them. (Ahem, me. I'm a broke 23 year old fumbling around learning how to be an adult.) I don't like paying for things I'm going to use once and then immediately throw out. I'm not saying I would never use them, but meh... Not my thing. If you want to know all the products used make sure to check out the list below. And as usual the tutorial for this design is below all the photos. :) I hope you guys have an awesome week and I'll catch you later.

Products Used:
  • Zoya Anchor Base Coat
  • Orly - Mirrorball
  • China Glaze - Fade Into Hue
  • Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
  • Lauren B. Beauty - Gel-Like Top Coat


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