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

Month: February 2015

Retro minty chrome nails

Hello Lovelies! The chrome polish I used for these nails is one of my favorite silver polishes, it’s opaque in one coat, great for stamping, and ridiculously shiny. But it came from a set of generic unnamed polishes from the dollar tree that I haven’t […]

As seen on tv Air Curler review

Hello Lovelies! I found this peculiar product a couple days ago for a dollar, since it’s an as seen on tv product I’m assuming it didn’t do too well if it ended up at the Dollar Tree.It looked too weird to pass up, so I […]

The happiest place on earth

Hello Lovelies!

Unfortunately I did these while trying a diy peel off base coat for the first time, so I have some funky edges to my polish. While I was brainstorming for ideas I saw a pic of the disney castle logo, and went “Oh, how have I not done that yet?!”
Since I have short nails at the moment, I wasn’t able to squeeze in that much of the castle, so I spread it across three nails, and then did the stylized D on my index finger and mickey mouse on my thumb.

I started off with Revlon Whimsical layered over Essie Mint Candy Apple, and then freehanded the white detailing with acrylic paint and an almost dry brush to create a weathered paint texture. I matted the design with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Matte Top Coat.

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Watercolor tribal gradient nails

Hello Lovelies! I tried a new kind of gradient today, I used four polishes and swiped them on a sponge in a 2×2 square, so not the usual line of stripes. I sponged them over a white base to make the blues really pop, I […]

Mini Posts: origami crane nails

Here’s what I used:Essie Merci Boku,Maybelline Color Show Canary Cool,Bundle Monster plate BM-405,and Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector.Thanks for the visit! Please follow and like us:

Essie Mind Your Mittens & Merci Boku stamping

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I found a bunch of cheap Essie polishes at Grocery Outlet of all places, they were only 2.99 each! For these nails I started off with two coats of Essie Mind Your Mittens, it’s a blackened navy creme that’s totally opaque in two coats. I frequently hear people saying they steer clear of Essie because their formulas are watery and need tons of coats to become opaque, but Mind Your Mittens is a fantastic creme that applies beautifully.

I stamped with Essie Merci Boku, that’s such a cute name! It’s a bleached copper shimmer, and I was surprised by how well it stamped, usually shimmers don’t play well with thin stamping designs. I used Bundle Monster plate BM-406.

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Mini Posts: Wet n Wild Fast Dry How I Met Your Magenta Swatch

Hello Lovelies! Here’s a quickie swatch for you, believe it or not this was the base color for these nails, my gradient totally changed the color of this gorgeous pink. This is Wet n Wild Fast Dry How I Met Your Magenta. It’s a very […]

Rue21 Pink Ice Swatches

Hello Lovelies! I usually don’t put much stock into polishes from mall stores like Rue21, but this polish pleasantly surprised me! It’s a tangerine orange jelly full of iridescent hex glitter, it does show your nail line, I stopped at three coats because it would […]

Swatch Sundays: KB Shimmer Daisy About You

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These are the last of my sadly lit pictures, I was just going to delete them, but they do show the glitters in this polish nicely, so here they are!
This is KB Shimmer Daisy About You, it’s a pastel mint crelly with lime green, lavender, and white glitters. This is three coats with topcoat.

I got a comment asking if I’d ever thought about taking pictures of each coat so you could see how the polish builds up, so in between manis I took these. I took a pic for each coat, somehow in my full swatch I didn’t get any of the purple flower glitter, but I got one with these. In my future swatch posts would you lovelies like me to include these coat by coat pics too?

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L is for the way you look at me

Hello Lovelies! I whipped up some very pink nails for Valentines day! I started with a subtle gradient using Wet n Wild Megalast How I Met Your Magenta as the main polish. For the tips I used Color Club Right On and NYC Fruit Punch. […]

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