a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: July 2014

Nanananana bat nails!

Hello Lovelies! Today’s theme in the OMD2 challenge is inspired by fashion! These were inspired by this polka dot bat ring I found on etsy, because I will take any chance I can to do anything bat related. I started with two coats of Essence […]

If I was a rich girl

Hello Lovelies! It’s day 29 of the OMD2 challenge and today’s theme is national pride! Some Fed-Shreds recently came into my possession, and what’s more american than our money? As you can see they shred the money into confetti like pieces so after starting with […]

OMD2 Candid Affair french tips

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It’s day 28 of the OMD2 challenge (wow we’re that far through already?), and today’s theme is bridal! Since bridal is a kind of vague theme, I went with my gut on what to do, I tried to stay simple and went with a pastel/white french tip design.

My base color is Wet n Wild megalast candid affair, candid affair is a polish from the limited edition Spring 2014 lineup from Wet n Wild, so if you’re planning on snagging it, I suggest you act quickly! Candid affair was the usual 1.99 that all of the megalast polishes are, it has a dusty lavender chrome finish, and this is three coats. If I had let this completely dry in between coats I could of probably skid by on only two coats.
I freehanded the french tips with white acrylic paint and then lined and dotted them with NYC in a new york color minute sidewalkers.

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If nautical nonsense be something you wish

Hello Lovelies! So yeah these are pretty weird, they went through several stages to achieve this mish mash of marine colors, today’s theme in the OMD2 challenge is nautical and this is the thing my brain spat out after failing at stamping some crabs. Surprisingly […]

OMD2 black and white roses

Hello Lovelies! It’s day 25 of the OMD2 challenge and today’s theme is roses! These didn’t come out quite like I hoped, I can never get black and white designs to not bleed, but I didn’t have time to redo them so this is what […]

OMD2 grapefruit gradients

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It’s day 24 of the OMD2 challenge and today’s theme is fruit! I used one of my favorite Wistonia plates for this; W118. I love this one because it could be oranges, lemons, or grapefruit, so I’m able to use it in a lot of different ways!

I went with the grapefruit path today, I started with a base of Wet n Wild wild shine french creme and then used a sponge to apply a gradient, I used Wet n Wild megalast candy-licious, Wet n Wild wild shine blazed, and Essence colour & go modern romance for that. The stamping was done with Konad white, and then I just finished with a coat of Wet n Wild wild shine clear nail protector.

I feel like gradients add so much more to stamping, and I love how you can take three colors that look like they clash horribly, and make a beautiful gradient out of them.

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OMD2 stripy skittles

Hello Lovelies! It’s day 23 of the OMD2 challenge and today’s theme is negative space! I recently bought some striping tape and this is my first time using it, I made the mistake of using a fast drying polish so my lines aren’t quite as […]

OMD2 gilbird and pierre nails

Hello Lovelies! Today’s theme in the OMD2 challenge is feathers! I decided to do some nail art for Hetalia,  my ring finger is Gilbird a chick that belongs to Prussia and my middle is Pierre a bird that France uses as a type of messenger pigeon. […]

OMD2 shark skin nails

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It’s day 21 of the OMD2 and today’s theme is animal print! Even though shark week doesn’t start until August, the commercials are already running full blast so I did some shark nail art today!

I used Sally Hansen Sugar Coat razzleberry on most of my nails since shark skin is supposed to feel like sandpaper, so I thought the textured finish was appropriate!  The base of my accent nail is L.A Colors color craze sea siren and then I stamped a shark with Konad M27 and Konad white. And finally I topcoated the accent nail with Wet n Wild Wild Shine clear nail protector. I really love these animal print themes because they help me think of some of my more out there nail art, although these make my last ones look tame in comparison! 

And I finally have a mani for Monday Blues so I’m linking up there too!

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OMD2 day 20 Hard Candy sweet tooth

Hello Lovelies! It’s day 20 of the OMD2 and today’s theme is chevrons! I experimented with this one a bit, I took a full nail stamping image, and instead of stamping like I normally would I only used the corner to get those crisp edges […]

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