Friday, September 5, 2014

Triple Studded with Black and White Stripes Nail Art + Tutorial

Happy Friday! Let the weekend begin! I have some fashion inspired nail art to share today. Recently Mike and I went to the mall and he was so sweet and got me an awesome sweater from Aeropostale along with a few other things. I'll be uploading a haul video to my YouTube channel on Monday if you'd like to see what else he got me on our mall trip! I'm not sure if I'll share it here on the blog, so make sure you subscribe over there so you don't miss out on it. It's a very soft, long sleeve, black sweater that has embellished shoulders with pearls, rhinestones, and silver studs. Needless to say... I thought it would make cute nail art!

I used two polishes for this nail art design: Wet 'n' Wild in Black Creme and Motives Cosmetics in Wedding Dress. To accompany the studded nails, I decided to go with simple black and white stripes. I was going to use a maroon or red polish, which would have looked great, but I'm glad I didn't. I think the black and white stripes really pack a punch. Haha... Jokes, jokes. Did you catch it? I hope so. 

All of the rhinestones, studs and pearls are from Born Pretty Store. I'm not sure of the size, but they're pretty tiny. I'm thinking that they're probably 2mm. I applied them to my nails with clear top coat and a dotting tool. For the stripes I, of course, used some striping tape. The striping tape was from either Born Pretty Store or Amazon. You can get it from both places relatively cheap. If you don't want to purchase any you can totally use regular clear scotch tape. You'll just need to cut it with some scissors to make the thin strips. I topped everything off with a top coat from Motives.

I really love how this design turned out. I think it's the black and white that makes me really like it. I think I might try this design again with a red or maroon polish in place of the stripes. Maybe with a half moon design? I think that would look awesome!

This design is great for beginners because it's pretty simple. If you want to see how I did this design, then make sure you watch the video tutorial below. Have a great weekend everyone! 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Geometric Triangle Nail Art with Tutorial

Happy Friday evening! I hope you're all having a great start to your weekend so far. This nail art has been stuck in my computer for a while, but I'm finally letting it free. I decided to push it out of the computer nest and out into internet land. A couple months ago my boyfriend got me a super cute and comfy dress from American Eagle and I thought that it would be an awesome design to make into nail art. The dress has an awesome triangle print on it. It's triangles upon triangles upon triangles. I love it. If you want to see the dress make sure to check out my video tutorial below!

I started this design with a base of China Glaze Man Hunt. It's easily one of my favorite blue polishes from China Glaze. It's such a rich dark blue and it's application is almost perfection. For the triangle pattern I used white acrylic paint from Apple Barrel and a small #000 brush from Winstonia

If you want to see how I created this design on my nails and if you want to give it a try yourself, then check out the video tutorial below!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Simple Mermaid Inspired Nail Art

Hello everyone! How are you all doing today? Today I have a simple mermaid inspired nail art design. I recently broke one of my nails all the way down to the skin (OUCH!) and I had to cut it completely off along with the rest of my nails so they were all even. I've been getting a few requests for nail art for beginners with really short nails. Using glitter and simple gradients is a great way for beginners to dive into the nail art world. So for all you beginners out there... Give something like this a try! It doesn't have to be mermaid colors either. You can choose any of your favorite colors and put them together.

The polishes I used for the gradient nails are Motives Cosmetics Wedding Dress and China Glaze Tart-y For The Party. The gold glitter nail was done with China Glaze Angel Wings. The green nails were done using a combination of two different polishes. I was just going to use China Glaze Flour Leaf Clover, but then I remembered that I had China Glaze Atlantis and immediately had to break it out and use it because I absolutely LOVE, I repeat, LOVE that polish. It's kind of hard to find so I like to use it sparingly. I also used silver holographic hex glitters that are from Born Pretty Store on the gradient nails and placed them along the free edge of my nail and up the side of my nail. To seal everything in I used the Lasting Finish Pro top coat by Rimmel.

As always, here is the video tutorial so you can give it a try! Have a great day everybody! 


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