Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nail art promo video


As my blogiversary month is starting to move towards an end, so is my little shop! The weather was gorgeous today so I made a promo video for it. Everything is hand painted by me, and there's only one of each piece so it's completely unique! Even the packaging is handmade, and I'll ship to anywhere in the world for free ;-) The shop is only open until June 1st so grab yours while you can!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Summer in the countryside nail art

Nothing to disclose

It's been so long since I did an art recreation! This one is inspired by a painting by John Sloane and it hits me right in the summer feels. I grew up in a small rural town so I'm used to corn fields everywhere around me. Granted we don't have gorgeous houses like this but the tree, oh yes the tree!

I really loved painting the wood fence. The tree was a bit harder but the fence poles were like 3 color mixed and bam. Poles. I love it when all it takes is some shadows and highlights and it makes an actual object!
Did I have bionic eyes while painting this design? I'm not sure how everything turned out so sweet, detailed and painter-ish (yes I just made that a word) but I love it. I think I'm kinda proud of this one :)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Popcorn nail art


I wanted to tell you a popcorn joke.... but I figured it was too corny :-p I also have a popcorn ring & a set of earrings in my shop! Free worldwide shipping too!

I started with a beautiful red holo base called Cherub by SuperChic Lacquer. I painted the pattern with acrylic paint and my Berry Wine brushes from Winstonia, they are perfect for fine lines like this!

And here comes the thing that adds the 'POP': I made actual popcorn kernels using Madam Glam 3D gel. I used the white one called 'Sugar' and I LOVE this stuff! I also get to share a discount code for 30% with you, just add NAR30 at checkout :) (not an affiliate code)

I added some color with acrylic paint, and now it actually resembles popcorn :D







I received SuperChic Lacquer Cherub, Madam Glam 3D gel and the Winstonia Berry Wine brush set 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, May 19, 2017

Little shop 'o nail art


You can still grab your choice of hand painted jewelry from my shop: http://piggieluv.storenvy.com/ I've put everything on sale ONLY THIS WEEKEND!! Enjoy your discount, no code needed ;-)

I'll ship anywhere in the world for free, all pieces are unique and one of a kind and I made everything (including the packaging) by hand ;-) Plus I'll love you for ever and ever if you place an order!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mirror image butterfly nail art


Do you know the feeling when you meet someone and it's like you see yourself reflected in them? Like they're your soulmate? Yeah neither do I but just... look at my nail art instead :-p

I wish the two halves would have been closer together, next time maybe I should use something like a reflective metal sheet, tin foil, or something.... something without that distance.

The gradient gives me life! I used Faby Marry Me Robbie!!, Color Club East Austin and Faby Hold my hand... for it, and they just fit SO well together! The neon-ness of East Austin brings up the brightness of the other 2 polishes :D

I applied some What's Up Nails Holographic Flakies on top of it, they complete the look and make it happy as ever!


I painted the butterfly with acrylic paint and my Gamax 00 detail brush, and I also made a special effect using What's Up Nails Dream Powder. I've noticed that multichromes show up awesome in mirrors! When shown at the right angle, you can get all the colors in one image.

So while this design is a little bit 'out there', I hope you like it and can see the butterfly as a whole!







I received What's Up Nails Holographic Flakies & Dream Powder as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Tiny T-rex nail art


Rawwwrrr!! Angry T-rex is on his way... good thing he's only 1/3 inch high! ;-)

If you like it, it's yours! I've made tiny T-rex earrings and there's only ONE pair, so they're completely unique! Check out my shop for more goodies, plus free shipping to anywhere in the world <3

I hand painted this wild creature on a white polish base with acrylic paint and my Roubloff 00 detail brush, that I bought from Adnails Manucure. It was very enjoyable to paint!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Desert dragon nail art


After a mountain dragon, air dragon, green dragon etc, today we have a desert dragon!

I struggled with this one because it just didn't want to come together. It didn't look *right*. Eventually I went to sleep with an untopcoated dragon on my nails and finished him in the morning!

I used Faby Sunglasses & Bikini for the base, topped with What's Up Nails Breeze Flakies. The flakies changed when I added a regular top coat, so I'd recommend a water based or UV top coat if you like the really smooth appearance.

I painted the scenery (and oh yeah, the dragon too) with acrylic paint and my Gamax 00 Kolinsky brush that I got from my awesome friend @lu_letsplayanailgame!






I received What's Up Nails Breeze 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.