Sunday, September 24, 2017

Multichrome flowers nail art


I had this multichrome idea in my head for a while now but I had trouble finding the right way to put it into action. I don't think this is the right drawing for it either but it was time to get it out of my head and into real life!

I really enjoy using these multichrome powders from What's Up Nails. They are so versatile! In this case, I used Mirage, Ocean, Rainforest and Suntan powders to color in the flowers & leaves.

I paired the color shifting flowers with a polish that is equally intriguing, the beautiful Illyrian Polish Voodoo that I got from Color4Nails. It's shown here in full sunlight but it shows an awesome shift in more muted lighting!






I received all of the multichrome powders from What's Up Nails and Illyrian Polish Voodoo as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Holo stars nail art


In case nobody has told you yet today: you're a STAR!!! Shine on, babe!

This is really super rainbow-y in real life. It's amazing! I like the contrast with the dusty dark shade that is Artistic Nail Design Grease Monkey, it makes the holo stand out. And Radiate My Love brings up the happiness a bit and frames the stars so nicely :)
But what I LOVE the most are these holo flakies from What's Up Nails! Although... I might accidentally sneezed while the open pot was in front of me.... and now everything is sparkly XD The couch. The kitchen faucet. My face. EVERYTHING. They clung to my phone so that's extra sparkly now too!






I received Artistic Nail Design Grease Monkey & Radiate My Love as well as What's Up Nails Holo flakies as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Friday, September 15, 2017

Oh deer! nail art


I'm so fawn'd of this design!!! For real doe, I love it deerly :D

The scrumptious background gradient is made with SuperChic Lacquer Wonderwall & Awesome-Sauce. I have @annabean1983 to thank for the design, because she posted a picture of a mug once and it just stuck with me. I HAD to paint it!!

The antlers turned out exactly right the first try at painting them. Bam. Done. The face was more of a challenge but I grew closer to this buck the more time I spent on him!





I received SuperChic Lacquer Awesome-Sauce & Wonderwall as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Negative space hearts nail art


I always say I have a see-through heart, I tell everybody my business. So when I saw a design by @vladamua that reminded me of this, I couldn't help but wear my own version of it :)

I used a trick with Edge Perfection's liquid latex to make the hearts, while applying a gradient of Parrot Polish Dakotas and Bloom Tarantula Purple. I finished with an OPI matte top coat and that's kind of it. Nothing too complicated!










I received Edge Perfection and Parrot Polish Dakotas & Bloom Tarantula Purple as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gold leaf nail art


My heart is still in denial but... it's fall. Fall is here. I love the autumnal season for its splendid colors and warm clothing (Boots!! Hats!!!), though it also means the end of summer.

And so with this gold leaf (hehe, get it?) design, we bid farewell to summer and make our way into the final quarter of the year. Wow I'm feeling poetic tonight!

I used Artistic Nail Design Torque It! for my base, I love this deep dark color. Also, it makes my skin stand out nicely in a vampiric shade ;-)

Since the polishes from Artistic Nail Design come in both a regular polish and gel version, I used the gel polish of Torque It! to paint a leaf design, cured it, and added some Mitty Gold Bullion powder on top. Added some white acrylic paint stripes aaaaand done!







I received Artistic Nail Design Torque It! as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Holo smiley nail art


SMILE! This day only comes around once! So does tomorrow. And the day after that. Aaaand the day after that!

The deep dark base is Artistic Nail Design Heart Braker, that I reviewed here. It might look like black at first glance, but I promise it's not!

The happy smiley faces are made with Sapphire & Flower Confetti from What's Up Nails, soooo funky! I painted the faces on the glitters with acrylic paint.








I received Artistic Nail Design Heart Braker & What's Up Nails Sapphire & Flower Confetti as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Saturday, September 2, 2017

3D M&M's nail art


Put your hands up if you can taste them just by looking!! My first post as a brand spankin' new 28 year old had to be something fun and festive ;-)

My birthday was aaaaawesome, I spent the morning shopping with my mom (she's my favorite shopping buddy), and on the way home we got sandwiches at the deli shop. The afternoon was for reading in the sun, just the PERFECT day!

This design is really easy peasy: it's just making dots with 3D gel called 'Sugar' from Madam Glam, and I covered the dots with acrylic paint. Added the M's on top et voila! Please feel free to use my (non-affiliate) code NAR30 for 30% off your entire Madam Glam order!



I received Madam Glam Sugar as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.