Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Nails

Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday! I love that it's not over-commercialized -- just you, food and family.
This year's Turkey Day mani is full of stamping, decals and leadlighting, all from the Bundle Monster Holiday edition (plates BMH11, BMH12 and BMH13) I used Nails Inc "Porchester Square" as my base. For the turkey and the pumpkin, I created my own decals, using colors from The New Black "Runway Collection." The pilgrim hat was simply stamped on, and I used the Leadlighting method for the leaves and the grasses.
My hands are now ready for eating, drinking, and Cards Against Humanity on Thursday. :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Paw Prints and Hearts

When I saw this design on Pinterest, I thought it would look neat with paws and hearts instead of the flowers. The base is LA Colors on "Lost Soul," and stamped over with a white houndstooth design (plate m63). I then stamped on the paw print (plate QA23) and the heart (plate BM03).

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Inspired by @narmai

Another recreation! I found this on Pinterest, and knew right away I wanted it on my nails!  I started with a base of ELF in "Thunderstorm" and sponged on Finger Paints "Sparkle and Snowflake" for a glittery gradient. For the leaves, I used Red Angel stamping plate #RA-121, and then went over the design with a striper. (Red, orange and  yellow polishes from The New Black "Runway" collection.)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Inspired by: @alisnailart

Today's mani is inspired by an amazing artist I came across on Instagram, @alisnailart. For this design, I used Funky Fingers "Bizerk Turq" for the base, and then sponged on Funky Fingers in "220 Volts" on half the nail.  I sponged on some of China Glaze "Travel in Colour" for some shimmer, and used a striping brush with the Funky Fingers colors to add the finishing touches. I was very pleased with the results, and I cannot wait to try some of her other designs. :)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

It's my Birthday!

I had a fabulous birthday weekend :) I did a simple mani with Color Club's "Harp On It" and stamped it with Pueen26 and Pueen45. It was a pretty simple mani, but I was under time constraints, so it got the job done! Hope everyone had a great weekend -- I know I did!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Tweed Nails inspired by Kawaii Claws

I was cruising Etsy for inspiration and came across KawaiiClaws.com. This chick is amazing! I pinned a couple of her manis to recreate. Today I used Essie "Play Date" for the base, and Essie "Full Steam Ahead" with Wet N Wild (sorry no name) to create the tweed look. I used a great tutorial from Valiantly Varnished for the tweed design, and put on the finishing touches with some rhinestones, pearls, and metal studs. :)