Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Pumpkins

This is Sally Hansen Crushed with Konad special black stamped on top.

I have wanted to do this stamp forever! I think it turned out pretty good too. :)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spider Webs on Red

I LOVE the Halloween stamps!!!

This is done with Finger Paints Signed in Wine, stamped with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep and Konad special black.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Green and Black Shirt Inspiration

Here's the Green and Black Shirt

A quick swatch of Zoya Apple, which is the base I used for the design, (plus I love the color)

And all I did for this one was stamp, but I thought it matched pretty well, as well as just looking pretty. :D

Friday, October 7, 2011

Crazy Patterned Dress Inspiration

My Crazy patterned dress, love this dress. The scoop neck keeps me from being too boobalicious for work.

This was my original design, but I actually did not like it, so After doing it on my thumb I took it off. XD

This was my second idea, more work appropriate I thought. Done with Revlon Grape Icy then striped and dotted with Sally Hansen White On and Black Out.

I would have kept my first design on if I had not been going to work, but the second still looks great I think.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Green and Brown Shirt Inspiration

Swirly Shirt inspiration

A close-up of the swirlies, which are what I tried to duplicate in the mani.

This is Sally Hansen Lime Lights stamped with Sinful Colors Nirvana

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Pink Wednesday Shirt Inspirartion

Pink Wednesday Shirt inspiration

Middle-ish step in making the design match the shirt. Stamped with Konad special black, then dotted with Sally Hansen White On.

Finished product, looks alot like the shirt I think. And it was LOVED in my office. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Purple Crazy Shirt Design

Here's the inspirational shirt

I started with Revlon Grape Icy as my base, wonderful color and it smells great!

I stamped with a mosaic style pattern reversing it with another stamp on the same plate for my accent nails.

I topped it off with two coats of Zoya Vegas Freeze to tint the white.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Swimming Trunk Ispired Design

Next up for my clothing inspiration week!

These are my boyfriend's swimming trunks, and I love the pattern on them, so I decided to do nails to look like them.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Zoya Charla With Shirt inspiration

For this next week, and maybe longer. I'm going to be doing designs inspired by clothes. I think it's a lot of fun to try to match my clothes as well as using it as a challenge.

Starting with one of my work dress shirts!

Here is a swatch of my base color, Zoya Charla.

Blue dress shirt

Then I stamped it with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Silver Sweep.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Teddy Bear Fimo design

So this is my new teddy bear. He is made out of Alpaca fur, which is INCREDIBLY soft. That surprised me; I did not think they would be, but as soon as I picked up the bear I had to have it. Thankfully, by boyfriend bought it for me. :D

To celebrate my new bear, I decided to do teddy bear fimo nails. With accent nails of teddy faces. :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Subtle yellow stamp, with not-so-subtle accents.

This is done with Sally Hansen HD Lite, stamped with Sally Insta Dri Lightening and Konad special black.
Here are the unsubtle accents.

And the much more subtle yellow stamp

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pink Wednesday Monochromatic Design with Dots

The white is Sally Hansen White On, the light pink is Revlon Pink Chiffon, and the dark pink is a Color Club polish.

From the white side

From the dark side

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Kittles! Taste the Mew, Mew

This mani is inspired by a super cute shirt I got while we were on vacation in myrtle beach. I think the rest is self explanatory. XD

This super cute shirt!

The mani inspired by it!

This was a lot of fun to do. I recommend trying to do some designs inspired by your clothes if you are ever feeling uninspired. :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

NFU Oh! Bubbles

This is NFU Oh 61 stamped with China Glaze DV8.

It looks like little bubbles, but they are very subtle, maybe next time I will try a darker holo.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Zoya Marina with Jewels

Zoya Marina swatch, not quite what I thought it was going to look like when I ordered it.

The little jewels are stamped with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Crackle in Warm tones.

My original design was going to be a warm sunset with trees, but I majorly messed up the gradient, because I used polishes that had a very sticky consistency that did not work well. But as everyone should know by now, crackle solves all problems!

The base colors are Nerds Lemonade and Watermelon, which are downright horrible to use, but smell GREAT. XD Then used China Glaze Black Mesh.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Lacy Holo stamping

Here it is inside. Stamped with Konad Special Black

And outside, where the magic happens.

At angle

Deeper Angle

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Crystal-like stamping

This is Zoya Ibiza stamped with China Glaze DV8

I had to stamp this with a holo. It reminded me of crystals, which immediately led me to holo. :D

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Red and Black Messy tips

This is Romanticism Ruby with Pure Ice Electric messy tips.

While other may think this looks bad, I actually really like it. XD Depending on how you think of it it could look like skyscrapers in a red sky, or blood dripping down. :)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Pot o' Gold

Sinful Colors San Francisco

I loved the large glitters that MoondancerJen has had stashed for awhile, so I decided to use them as something like tips. 

They look like little gold medallions to me (hence the post name) :D

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Black and Green Flames

This was a design I did on the 9th for my boyfriend. It was our 7yr Anniversary and I wanted to do something he would like, and his favorite colors are green and black. (He's a huge Green Lantern fan, too. Comics, not the movie)

I did a base of 2 coats of Sally Hansen's White On, to make sure the neon Green would have a good base.
Then I did 2 coats of Nina Ultra Pro Lime Light and while they were still wet I did dots of Orly liquid vinyl that I dragged upwards to make little flames.

He LOVED it, and repeatedly told me so. :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Cracked Wet Cement

The title pretty much covers it, does it not?

This is Sally Hansen's Wet Cement as a base, and a did a  black crackle over it diagonally with China Glaze's Black Mesh.

Wet Cement is yet another color I am not a huge fan of, but I really like the way black crackle looks with it. Plus everyone needs a grey in their collection for those days when you NEED it to do a design.