Monday, October 5, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 31, Inspired by nails you love

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 Not only are my mermaid nails inspired by a look I love from The Crumpet, they were made possible by vinyls from a company I love, KB Shimmer!

I learned a lot about how to use the vinyl guides properly (by doing it wrong, lol) but overall I was pleased with this manicure and got a ton of compliments.  I used a base of Color Club Cherubic, Dandy Nails Queen of the Night, Literary Lacquer Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster and I Love Nail Polish A Fresh Evergreen.

Friday, October 2, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 30, Inspired by a tutorial

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Over the years, I have seen lots of precise and helpful tutorials on dotticures.  Sadly, I'm still not very good.  Here's my most recent effort, with Zoya Peyton dots over Milani Dolci.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 29, Inspired by the supernatural

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I went a little bit sideways on my supernatural manicure*.  I couldn't decide between ghosts and seances and werewolves and vampires, so I did one thing they all have in common.  I used Zoya Storm and Serum No5 Guiding Light to depict the phases of the moon.

*I originally typed manitou--there's some supernatural for you, lol.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 28, Inspired by a flag

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Of course I had to go with the Ohio flag!  We have the only non-rectangular flag in the US--too bad I made it look like eyeballs. :P

I used a base of Zoya Purity, Nubar Night Sparkle and Formula X for Sephora in Pyrotechnic.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 27, Inspired by artwork

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Mom and I both read and liked the book The Lady in Gold by Anne-Marie O'Connor.  We're going to NYC in two weeks and we'll be seeing the painting in person, so of course I had to use it for this challenge!

Here's the painting:

And here's the section I knew I could do justice to:

And here are my nails, done with Formula X for Sephora Hypnotic, Color Club Colette and nail vinyls from KB Shimmer:

I wish I could have worn this for more than a day!

Monday, September 28, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 26, Inspired by a pattern

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My pattern inspiration was the Black Watch plaid.  My great-grandmother was Scots, but since my descent is through the female side, I'm not supposed to wear the MacDougall plaid.  Fortunately, anyone can wear the Black Watch plaid!  Here's my attempt:

Polishes used were Sinful Colors Real Teal, OPI Indigo Mood and Zoya Storm.

Friday, September 25, 2015

31 Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 25, Inspired by Fashion

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My inspired by fashion manicure was intended to be a little black dress with a simple medallion necklace.  I used Cult Nails Fetish, OPI Push and Shove and some holographic hex glitters.  *grin*  It looks like flip-flops!  So, still fashion, just not quite as high-end. ;-)