One more holiday nail before December is over! The holidays definitely went by too fast this year.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Winter is here! Time for snow! Where I live, it only snows about once every three years, so occasionally we get a white Christmas. Snowflake nails are a nice alternative to the traditional red and green Christmas nails this time of year since they are still wintery.
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
These decals are so detailed, I decided to keep a simple plain white nail. I had plans for some black nail tape and studs, but after I placed the decals, I really liked how it looked. Sometimes less is more. The white is clean and sharp.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Intergalactic unicorn nails...why not? Initially I was going to do something else with the galaxy nails, but I had to change my plans and this is the result (I fixed up the galaxy foil flop from the last post). Sometimes mistakes can be good.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Happy Turkey Day everyone! Hope you are all having a nice Thanksgiving. I'm trying to get the last few fall looks in before I start my holiday nails, so here is a nice fall colored mani perfect for today.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I love plaid in the fall. Plaid shirts, plaid scarves, and of course plaid nails! I've done plaid stamped nails before, but I decided to do some hand-painted ones this time.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I love boots and hot chocolate, but I hate rain and being cold. I also love fall colors. As someone whose wardrobe doesn't stray much from black, grey, and navy blue, adding some burgundy to the mix is nice.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
Happy Halloween everyone!!!! Went with the traditional black and orange nails for today. I used some nail wraps in this one, so you can see a nice way to mix them into your designs.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Halloween is not complete without some candy corn! I'm in love with the "Scary Cute" plate from the new Halloween + Thanksgiving Occasions Collection by +Bundle Monster.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
This is the last of my China Glaze polishes from +Salon Supply Store. This is the only polish that I didn't make the design match the polish name, but I really wanted to try out these new plates from +Bundle Monster. Although the vampire kinda matches :)
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Another zombie nail...but can you really have too many? I think not. This design only takes some simple stamping and stud placement. This is a fun design because you have to look closely to really notice the guts.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Boo-gie Down makes me think of a Halloween party, so I went with a masquerade theme for this mani. I've always wanted to go to a masquerade ball, and every Halloween I debate buying a masquerade mask for my costume. Maybe one day I'll get that off my bucket list, but for now I'll have to settle for some masquerade nails instead.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Painted some zombie nails while streaming some iZombie. It was pretty perfect. Next up in the China Glaze polishes is Don' Let the Dead Bite, so of course I HAD to do zombies.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Feeling batty today :) I'm trying to match the design to the polish name, so for Bat My Eyes I went with a bat theme. This is a more grown up Halloween mani with the black and gold color scheme.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Thursday, October 8, 2015
"It means no worries for the rest of your days. It's our problem-free philosophy. Hakuna Matata!" I told you there were more Disney Vinylmation creations in the works. Disney fans will notice that my "grub" nails are actually patterned after Heimlich from A Bug's Life.
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Nails Magazine chose one of my Halloween designs for the cover of this month's digital edition! The digital edition is free, so sign up to get yours here. I few of my others designs are on the inside too. I can't wait to start painting some new Halloween designs! Thanks Nails Magazine and Nail Art Gallery!
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
Thursday, September 24, 2015
I'm not sure if this mani looks more Aztec or art deco, but I like it. With some stamping, studs, and a sunburst charm, these nails have a sophisticated look with the clean lines and color scheme.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Sunday, September 13, 2015
It was just starting to cool off and I was dreaming of boots and pumpkin spice lattes, but summer has come back with a vengeance with these triple digits. So here are some fun summer sunglasses and holo glitter nails. I tried using glitter as an accessory instead of rings...seemed like a good idea, but didn't photograph well. You win some you lose some.
Monday, September 7, 2015
I've got Paris on my mind. I'm supposed to go there next month, but the trip may be delayed until January now :( So for now, I'll have to settle for Paris nails until I know what will happen. This design uses some basic and reverse stamping from the Parisian Perfection plate by +Bundle Monster.
Monday, August 31, 2015
I was asked by Cut Out + Keep to participate in their Makeover Monday. I created a tutorial for one of Miley Cyrus' nails, and then created a second tutorial for a design I would do for her as a makeover (posted here). See the full article and my other tutorial for Makeover Monday.
Monday, August 24, 2015
It all started with a mouse. And some magic :) Like many, I LOVE everything Disney (if you couldn't tell from how many Disney manis I've posted, and how I mention my love of Disney every time). Today's mani is just a celebration of Disney.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
No tutorial, but I just wanted to share a design I painted for the #AJsMovieMani contest. I chose Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland for my movie mani. I did a Cheshire Cat mani a while ago, and mentioned I wanted to do this version, so here it is! I used all acrylic paint.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
I fell in love with +Bundle Monster's Bored of Basic mani, and I needed it on my nails ASAP! Their mani was a little more punk rock and edgy, but I apparently don't own any black triangle studs (the horror). I modified my look with some clear rhinestones and a gold nail charm.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Another DC Comics nail design, inspired by playing cards from World Market. Last time I did Wonder Woman, and now it is Batman! Of the DC Comics, Batman is my favorite. I always liked that he was just a normal person (well, "normal" in the sense that he didn't have superpowers), but he was still a superhero.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
I'm always a fan of a good black and white mani. No matter if it is plain and simple, or overly embellished, it always looks sharp. For this look I did some stamping, with nail tape and charm embellishments.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
As I mentioned my last post, I went to a Frozen Cars themed birthday party. Since I always paint each hand differently, one hand was Frozen, and the other was Cars. Today I present my Cars nails featuring Lightening McQueen! Ka-Chow!
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
In case the summer weather was getting too hot for you, here are some icy nails to cool you down. Inspired by Disney’s Frozen, I channeled my inner Elsa to create this design.
Saturday, July 11, 2015
100 points to Gryffindor!!! My first Harry Potter inspired nails are probably my most popular nails, so I was super excited when I found these Harry Potter stamping plates by Aiyoohehe.