Thursday, June 14, 2012

Day 25: Double Studs

Finally it's over. This was a long 25 days.

I usually paint my nails about 2x a week so this was a real challenge for me.

There were a few days where I wasn't able to post my design for the day and ended up posting more than once in one day but, I did end up doing all 25 designs in 25 days.

Yay for me!

This last post I was hesitating on doing because I wasn't able to get a hold of "studs" that looked like the one's in the Wah book. I had ordered these from Fabulous Street. These are called half metal balls and are way smaller than what the Wah Girls use or anything else I've seen online. they were time consuming to put on , that's why I ended up only doing it on my ring finger.

It ended up looking way cool and I am totally happy with the result. I am looking forward to using these in the future.

Color I used:

Santee "Beach Blue"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Tumblr Giveaway

In celebration of my 100 followers on tumblr I am going to do a giveaway... Stay tuned for details.

Day 24: Rhinestone Rain

I have never put so many rhinestones on my nails before. This is surely a special occasion type of mani. It feels so cool having all of these stones on my nails. I find myself rubbing my fingers over my nails constantly.

i feel bad though using up so many stones knowing that they are going to fall off in a day or two. I used nail glue to stick them on an a thick top coat of Seche Vite. I don't think that they will go anywhere as long as I'm not too rough on them.

For the larger stones I used cheap rhinestones from a wheel that I got at an indoor swap meet. It was only $2. I added some Swarovski crystals too. They are the clear smaller ones and you can totally tell the difference from the sparkle that they I've off.

I only did one hand because I thought that I would end up taking it off to to my last challenge day but I'm about to do the other hand and keep them on for a couple of days and finish my challenge after I take them off.

Colors I used:

L'oreal "Tangerine Crush"

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Day 23: Marble

I think I did this wrong. I am not happy with the outcome of this "marble" technique. I think that I did it wrong. Maybe I got  a little too carried away with the swirling part. I don't think that I would do this again.

Colors I used:

Essie"Big Spender" & "Fiji"

Finger Paints "Pretty as a Portrait"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 22: Glitter Fade

This was my first time doing a glitter fade only because I've seen so many out there. If it wasn't for this challenge I probably would have never don it.

I am so glad I did. I am definitely going to be doing this more often now and getting creative with it. I have so may ideas running through my head.

I can't wait until this challenge is over because it has given me so many new techniques to work with.

Colors I used:

Orly " La Vida Loca" & "Bubbly Bombshell"

China Glaze "Liquid Leather"

Day 21: Lips

Isn't this the cutest thing. This is perfect for Valentine's Day or an Anniversary. This was so simple. I would love to do this again and play around with different colors.

 Colors I used:

Sinful colors "Soul Mate"

Stripe Rite "Red"

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day 20: Graphic Stripe

I had to use this magenta glitter that I am in love with. It matches my toes and a shirt that I am wearing today for my son's preschool graduation.

Stripes can be a challenge if you don't have a steady hand. Some people use striper brushes with regular nail polish. I find that using the Stripe rite nail art polishes are the easiest for me..

I had to add an extra black stripe next to the magenta that's on top of my half moon because I could get the line in magenta neat enough.

To get that color I used a magenta polish and then added the magenta sparkles on top.

Colors I used:

Sinful Colors "Dream on"

Pure Ice "Jaguar"

Orly "Bubbly Bombshell"

China Glaze "Liquid leather"

Stripe Rite "Black" & "White"

Day 19: De Stijl

This is a definite on my to do re-do list. I had tries this before on a nail wheel. It was much harder to do on fingernails because of trying to get those edges without painting my whole finger.

This  Dutch pattern can probably be done in different colors but it's known for the use of primary colors.

Next time I do this I will make sure not to let the yellow touch the red. That was a distinct error that I had made. I didn't realize it until after I started doing the black stripes.

Colors I used:

 Sinful Colors "Snow me White" & " Ruby Ruby"

Sally Hansen's " Pacific Blue" & " Mellow Yellow"

Stripe Rite "Black"

Day 18: Eyeball

I was so in love with my nails yesterday that I couldn't bare to take them off. I waited till the last minute to paint these Eyeballs on my nails last night. That's why I am posting it today. I wanted to keep my Day 17 Drippy nails on until they chipped and of course they stayed beautiful all day. I was so sad when the acetone hit my finger nails and my hard work was wiped away.

These are cool... if it's Halloween. I couldn't walk with these around yesterday. I did them late at night and then took them off after I took pictures of them. I would definitely use these in October though. They do look pretty cool.

Colors I used:

Sinful Colors "Snow me White"

Sally Hansen's "Pacific Blue"

Stripe rite "Red"

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Day 17: Drippy

Today's post is on "Drippy" nails. This look is definitely a cool one. I did this a second time this morning because I wasn't happy with the way they came out the first time.

The first time I tried it I thought that I would use this new nail art pen/art brush that I bought at an indoor swap meet last week. I thought that it would be easier with the pen side to do the drips instead of using the Stripe Rite brushes that I use for most of my art. WRONG! the paint in the pens is really thick and it just was messy. I kept scratching my base color and it would let out too much paint or too little. It wasn't consistent at all.

So, my second time around I decided to use the striper with a dotting tool and the brush from the polish bottle. It took some time to get it as perfect as I wanted it. I'm sure if I keep practicing the drips that they will get easier with time.

The first picture I took was indoor and I thought that my flash didn't do this awesome color justice so, I took an outdoor pic and as you can see the color just pops off of the color of my skin. I love it.

I am very happy with the way these came out today. I will be sad to take them off tomorrow.

Colors I used:

Julie G "Bikini"

China Glaze "Liquid Leather"

Black Striper

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Day 14-16

I wasn't able to make any posts the past couple days... I was just so busy. My daughter had a gymnastics meet and my home was getting fumigated today. So, I have 3 posts in 1 today.

This is Day 14: Zebra

I have done Zebra in so many ways except in its' natural state. So, I decided to follow the book and do it in white. Very simple.

Colors I used:

Sinful Colors "Snow me White"

Black Striper

Day 15: Bows

This is so darn cute! I followed the colors in the book on this one too because I just loved the look.
Even though you can place the bow anywhere I liked the look of it on the tips for this mani.

Colors I used:

Sally Hansen "Fairy Teal"

Nina Ultra Pro (The label fell off) Sorry

Black & White Striper

Day 15: Roses

This is something that I just learned to do a couple of months ago. I don't know why I never tried to do roses but, they are so easy and look amazing. maybe I was intimidated because they look like they're hard to do.

Colors I used:

Sinful Colors "Snow me White", "Ruby Ruby", "Pink Forever"

Maybelline "Iced Queen"

Millani nail art "Green Sketch"

Black Striper

Saturday, June 2, 2012


Day 13: In the Wah Nail Art Book they call this design is called "Shatter". Although their polish is called "Smash-Up". WAH Nails has their own line of "Wah Nail"polishes under Models Own brand.

I don't own any of their polishes because I would have to order them online because I don't know of any stores that would carry them.

Anyways, I have the OPI Shatter brand but, it's all chunky. I didn't feel like spending $8 on a new bottle of OPI or China Glaze because there are so many other brands out here for a fraction of the price and they all work exactly the same. I ended up buying Maybelline Color Show "Shredded" a few weeks ago at Walmart for $2. It worked out perfectly on today's mani.

Colors I used:

Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow"

Santee "Beach Clue"

Maybelline Color Show Shredded "Carbon Frost"

Friday, June 1, 2012

Day 12: Stained Glass

This is way cool! I am so glad I was able to do this so early because, now I can wear it all day.

This is the "Stained Glass look" and I love it. It was easy and I get to use all of my favorite summer colors.

This challenge has been a real challenge to keep up with. I am glad I am doing it but when you have a cute mani and it hasn't chipped and you have to take it off it's a real bummer.

Colors I used:

Orly "La Vida Loca"

Santee "Beach Blue"

Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow"

Sinful Colors " Innocent"