Saturday, March 31, 2012

03/30/12 - Butterfly Wings

Okay, I know this has been done a million and one times, but I've wanted to try it out and I was desperate ideas, so I went ahead and did it.
Yup, butterfly wing nails. I think they came out pretty well, and my boyfriend things they're some of the best designs I've done yet. They're bright and spring-y, so I like them for that. :)

Here's a picture of just the gradient before I added the design. The design was Migi Nail Art Pens - black and white. The colours are: Icing - red mini, Milani - Awesome Orange, Simply Sweet - yellow, Nabi - yellow-green, Klean Color - Neon Aqua, and Ultra Pro - Punki Purple. Fun and bright!

I conclude with a picture of my nails in their "natural environment." xD

Also, I'm running desperately low on ideas. If you have any at all, I'll be more than pleased to listen! Thanks!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Swatch: Tip Toe - Shamrock

Hello! As promised, I have a swatch post for Tip Toe - Shamrock.
This was a bit of a surprise to me. They sold this little two pack at Old Navy, and I picked it up on a whim. I wasn't sure what kind of quality Old Navy polish would be, but I actually really like it.

Here is the little pack it came in - kinda cute. :)

Here are some shots with the bottle. It was hard to get colour-accurate pictures, so you'll see a couple different lighting situations in these pictures.

Here's a full hand shot. You can start to see here what I like about it. Three main things:
1) It's a really nice, green green. Not puke green or grass green or neon green, but green green. I don't actually have any of those.
2) It feels pretty nice quality on. It went on easy, and this is only one coat. Nice!
3) The shimmer in there is actually green shimmer. I have some colours with shimmer where the shimmer is actually just gold or silver, which is fine, but I like that this is green-green with green shimmer. :) Especially nice for St. Patrick's Day.

Here I am trying to capture the shimmer (on my thumb). Hard to see in the pictures, but I promise that it's there...
So far I've only used it for my St. Patrick's Day mani.
But yeah! Over all I rate this a nice polish, that I am very likely to use again. Nice colour, nice coverage, looks nice. :)

Monday, March 19, 2012

03/16/12 - Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello all! Here's what I did for St. Patrick's day. :)
Unfortunately, it's totally not original. I saw Adventures in Acetone do it, and thought it looked fun. :)
I have gotten several compliments, so I'd take it that my friends/family agree. Good enough for me!
The background is Tip Toe - Shamrock, the rainbow, clovers, pot, and gold are all Migi Nail Art Pens, and the stripe on the pinkie and thumb are Glitter Gal - Silver 3d Holo. :)

This last picture is in the sun a couple days later. I'll talk more about the base colour later. :)

Hope you like it! Hope everyone had a good St. Patrick's day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

03/09/12 - Cheater Tie-dye Nails

Okay! Here are my newest nails.
Of course it's the cheater's way of doing tie-dye. I just painted my base colour of Claire's - Snow Ball, then I did the design on top with Sharpies. ^^; Sealed with top-coat and done!
Quick, easy, looks good. I feel like a cheater, but what game am I really playing? :p
Here's a picture of my left hand before top coat. In some ways I like the crisper lines better, in some ways I like how the top coat kinda smudged them to blend more.

And in case you're wondering - what I just did to my hair is my major inspiration for going colourful with these nails. :)