Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Halloween Holographic Spiderwebs

Hello dear readers!

Here's my 2nd Halloween-inspired nail art.

This time, it's all about the spiders...

I started by wearing 2 coats of Barielle Taupe Notch, part of their Me Couture collection

Then, I stamped spiderweb and spider designs from Bunny Nails HD-C plate.
I used Color Club Harp on It for the holographic effect and Nabi metallic black for the spiders.

Cute little spiders crawling on my nails...just for Halloween

I hope this served you for some inspiration to make your own manicure this Halloween that's just around the corner ;)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Skeleton Nail Art - Tutorial

Hello dear readers!

I've been busy with everything regarding the stamping plates that I released recently. If you follow me through FB or Instagram, you know by now. If not, then you can take a look at the plates here or purchase directly through my store.

Now, let's get into Halloween mood, shall we?...

This nail art is very easy to do and no stamping is needed. All you need is nail polish and a dotting tool. (Pictorial below)

For this nail art, I started by applying Moda Bleu by Barielle, part their Me Couture collection .

Now, here's the fun part...
You start by painting  1 or 2 white lines along your nails. If your nails are long, then 2 lines is more appropriate. Then, proceed to put two dots, side to side on each end of the line. Repeat this on all your nails.

As you can see, this nail art had a shiny finish, but I thought a matte finish would look better.

I applied a matte finish top-coat as the finishing touch. 
Better, right?

Extra pic...

I hope you like this nail art. I think it is very easy to do and would go perfectly if you wear an skeleton-type of Halloween costume...Grim reaper, for example, or to compliment your sugar-skull look on Día de muertos. If you don't have long nails and you would still like to wear nails that way on Halloween, you could paint a set of false nails ;)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Cute Forest Animals Nail Art + Review - Born Pretty Store Water Decals

Hello dear readers!

Today I'm posting a manicure I had on a few weeks ago...

This is my second time trying water decals for Born Pretty Store and this is the result. I will add more details on what I did for this manicure, so keep reading ;)

I started with 2 coats of OPI Glints of Glinda as my base.

To add some dimension to the nail art, I stamped random dots pattern using various pastel colors from the Sally Hansen Insta-dri line. They work beautifully for stamping ;)

Now starts the fun part, using the decals.
You can find these decals at Born Pretty Store through this link.
*Don't forget to use my 10% off coupon code: FDB10

I cut all the designs that I found cute for my manicure...

Put the cut out design on tap water for 15 secs.

Take it out, blot some of the water and slide the decal, proceed to put it on your nail.

I find that putting the decals on top of a nail polish base that's slightly fresh, yet dry to the touch, makes it easier to apply. Apply all the designs and arrange them to your liking. After that, use clear topcoat to protect your nail art.

I really liked these decals as they have lots of designs for long nails like mine. Or if you have short nails, then you'll have lots of decals that will last for many manicures ;) They are fun and easy to use.
*This product was sent for me for review purposes.

What do you think of this nail art? 
I think the designs look like cute animals out of a children's book.

Monday, September 8, 2014

OPI - The Sky's my Limit

Hello dear readers!

I'm back with swatches of OPI - The Sky's the Limit. This nail polish is part of OPI's collaboration with Ford Mustang which celebrates its 50th anniversary.
(I wont comment more on that because I am pretty much clueless about cars, etc...I wish I was, but I'm not -_-).

This is the only shade that I picked from this collection because honestly, it was the only one that caught my attention. It is sparkly and the color finish is very interesting...I'll elaborate more on that below...

The Sky's my Limit is a shimmery blue with metallic finish. It also has a fine gold and green shimmer that shows at certain light but not easy to capture in photograph.

Now, here's the gold/green shimmer I was talking about.
It gives this nail polish such a summer, beach-y flair to it...

...and this is why I stamped some scales to it, reminds me of a mermaid's tail.

Did you  like OPI Mustang collection? Which one did you choose/ would have picked?

♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Twin Nails with Stamping Queen: Leadlight & Floral

Hello dear readers!

Last weekend, my fellow nail blogger, Stamping Queen and I planned a twin manicure which would feature the now famous technique among nail stampers: Leadlight. I must say this is the 1st time I was going to try it and I was not sure how it was going to come out.

Here is what we did....More pics and details below ;)

I used Ulta - Snow White as the base for this manicure

Mariana from Stamping Queen blog suggested me that we used Cheeky plate CH44. At first she said we used the upper floral pattern but I told her that I liked the pattern below it. My nails are longer as you see, and the design I used was better for double-stamping without the design looking chopped off.

Now comes the fun part... for the leadlight technique you have to use jelly finish colors and paint on top of the stamped designs. OPI Tints or Mia Secret tints are perfect  for it. In my case, I used a mix of colors from the Mia Secret tints to make pink, purple, blue and yellow. You can use a dotting tool for more accuracy when applying the colors.

After you apply the tints, let dry a bit and add a coat of fast dry topcoat.

Muchísimas gracias Mariana, me divertí mucho haciendo este nail art contigo. Aunque estemos a muchos kilómetros de distancia, fue muy lindo que hayamos podido colaborar en esta manicura ;)
Thank you so much Mariana, I had so much fun doing this nail art with you. We are miles and miles apart but still it's nice we could still do this collaboration ;)

*Visit Stamping Queen blog here or follow her Instagram account @Stampingqueenblog
It is mostly in Spanish but nail art works don't need translation ;)

What do you think of this nail art?

♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥

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