Friday, August 18, 2017

Artistic Nail Design Fueled and Furious swatches & review

Are you as ready for fall as I am? I don't know what it is, the weather or my insatiable lust for all things spooky and Halloween-y. I'm just so ready for warm knitted sweaters, cute boots and coming home from the cold to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea. Even my taste in color is drifting towards the moodier fall/winter shades so this new Fueled and Furious collection from Artistic Nail Design is firing up my engine and pushing me into overdrive!

There are 6 shades in the collection and I swatched the 4 creme shades for you. All of these polishes are smooth, shiny, easy to apply and remove and just downright gorgeous. Plus they come with a wide brush that makes it really easy to get those nice crisp lines at the cuticle. Remember, all of them are available both in gel (called Color Gloss) and regular air drying polish (called Color Revolution). Enough stalling! Let's get to the pics!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Crabby nail art


Why am I feeling crabby?? I have to stop being so shellfish. Ghehehehehe XD

I used the gorgeous Picture Polish Clouds (I got this from Color4Nails) as a base and put some What's Up Nails Sapphire Confetti (round glitter, yay!) on top of that with the help of my Masura Vitamin Top gel top coat.

I painted a crab and some of his living environment with acrylic paint, then finished it off with a matte top coat. I think it's so cute and colorful, it can go straight into a kid's room!






I received Picture Polish Surf & What's Up Nails Sapphire 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, August 12, 2017

Swimming dog nail art


Rrrrrrruf! Here's a funky little Jack Russel barking at you from the swimming pool!

He's just floating around in his inner tube, relaxing and enjoying the sun <3

I made a cooooool base using Picture Polish Surf and Mermaid that I got from Color4Nails. On top of that, I painted my doggy with acrylic paint!









I received Picture Polish Surf & Mermaid as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.  

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Waterfront nail art


There's a small lake near my house where I walk almost every day, and it's GORGEOUS. I always wonder what's happening under the surface of the water though. I know it's just the koi fish, but in my mind I'll always wonder what mythical creature might be living there :-p

I'm wearing a base of What's Up Nails Ocean and Rainforest, two gorgeous pigment powders that are super reflective! On top of that, I added some scenery with acrylic paint. I hope you like it!











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

Monday, August 7, 2017

Juicy watermelon nail art


It's juicy. It's delicious. It's.... watermelon!!!

Another summer symbol for me :) I used MooMoo's Signatures Blushing Akito, Bells of Ireland & Seafoam Daisy for this delicious watermelon design. I also used black & white acrylic paint for the seeds, some green paint for the outside of the watermelon and Young Nails clear 3D sculpting gel to add the juice!

This one is SO bright and perfect for summer!







I received MooMoo's Signatures Blushing Akito, Bells of Ireland & Seafoam Daisy 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, August 4, 2017

Negative space chrome feathers nail art


OK so you know how sometimes there's a sparrowhawk in your neighborhood and you keep finding plucked bird feathers? This nail art design is not an ode to that XD

Eek! Nekkid nails! I was inspired by a design by @nailsbykarise and hers look SO much better than mine!

I made the feathers using Madam Glam Perfect Black as a base for the shapes, then added What's Up Nails Suntan powder for the chrome effect, and finished it off with some acrylic paint.

The black base for the other 2 nails is also Perfect Black, and if you're tempted to place an order with Madam Glam (really, you should), please feel free to use my (non-affiliate) code NAR30 for 30% off. No strings attached ;-)

The freakingly gorgeous multichrome flakies are the Tropic Flakies from What's Up Nails. Delicious.





I received all of the polishes in this article 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, August 1, 2017

Glitter sunflower nail art


It's August already, can you believe it?? The ultimate summer symbol, for me, is the sunflower!

My beautiful sky blue base is A England Symhony in Blue & Silver that I got from Color4Nails. I painted the sunflowers with acrylic paint and added a dollop of glitter at the heart of each flower, as if there are real seeds in them. For this, I used a mix of two TwinkledT glitters: Holondaise Sauce (a gold holo glitter) and Holo is the New Black (a black glitter with a more subtle holo sparkle).

And so, glitter sunflowers were born! What's your ultimate summer symbol?









I received A England Symphony in Blue & Silver and TwinkledT Holondaise Sauce & Holo is the New Black loose glitters as a press sample. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.