Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Half Moon Nails

The polishes I used for my half moon nails are Mer-Maid For Each Other by Nicole O.P.I & Mint Mojito by Cover Girl Outlast. I applied 1 coat of Mer-Maid for Each Other and waited for it to dry. Then I placed a paper reinforcement and applied a coat of Mint Mojito. Peel off the reinforcement while polish is still wet. Here is a step-by-step picture tutorial

cover girl outlast mint mojito half moon nails
Half Moon Nails

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Jack O' Lantern, Spider, and Web, Oh My!

One last Halloween manicure before October ends. Spider & web nail art inspired by Miss Ladyfinger. Orange base is Sun Kissed by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. Jack O' Lantern and spider is Licorice by Essie using striper brush and dotting tool. Web is Blanc & Licorice by Essie using striper brush. 

essie blanc essie licorice sally hansen sun kissed
Essie : Blanc
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear : Sun Kissed
Essie : Licorice
Dotting Tool
Striper brush

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Galaxy Nails

Here is a step-by-step guide for Galaxy nails. For my base coat I used Licorice by Essie. For the nebula I used Bikini So Teeny by Essie, Gunmetal & Deep Purple by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear, and Mer-Maid For Each Other by Nicole O.P.I. I used a dotting tool to make stars with Blanc by Essie. The glitter is Disco Ball by Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear. 

galaxy nails
Galaxy Nails

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Let Them Have (Cup) Cake!

Happy birthday to all the October babies! This cupcake nail art was inspired by this video. Base coat is Cover Girl Outlast in Laven-dure. Stripes are Essie in Madison Ave-Hue & Naughty Nautical. Cupcake frosting is Essie in Blanc. Sprinkles are Essie in Bikini So Teeny & Watermelon. 

cupcake nails
Cupcake Nails

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here is a pretty manicure. I used Cover Girl Outlast in Constant Candy for my base coat. The pink glitter gradient is A Cut Above from Essie. A dotting tool was used to create the pink ribbon with Madison Ave-Hue from Essie. 

breast cancer awareness pink ribbon glitter nails
Pink glitter gradient
Pink ribbon

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bloody Ghouls

I had some time today and wanted to do a Halloween themed nail design. The inspiration came from this YouTube video. For the dripping blood I used Blanc from Essie and Berry Sweet from Nicole O.P.I. The ghouls were Licorice from Essie and Blanc from Essie. This was a simple and easy design.  

halloween dripping blood ghosts ghoul nails
Bloody Ghouls

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Paint and Dash

I picked up 3 Nicole O.P.I polishes this weekend at Target. This one is called Am I Making Myself Claire? It's from the Modern Family collection. Nicole polish brushes are flat and thick so it makes applying very easy. I prefer the Nicole line to the regular O.P.I. 
Since I was in a rush to leave I only applied 1 coat. 

nicole opi am i making myself claire
Next time I might do 2 coats but I was
in a rush today.

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