I started out with two coats of OPI Funky Donkey, sponged on China Glaze Graffiti Glitter and a small bit of Orly Monster Mash.
Then I used some temporary tattoos I picked up at Meijer for the ring finger accent and then I added “ha ha” with a striping brush.
Here is a close up:
What do you think?
Listeners, I like Welcome to Night Vale.
So much, that I had to commemorate it with some nail art. I started out with Sparitual Heliotrope, tipped it with OPI Black Onyx and then went to work.
And best of all? I used China Glaze Goulish Glow and made it all glow in the dark!! (I wish I could have gotten a better pic of it!)
What do you think? Do you listen to Nigh Vale?
Oh my word, I had so much fun making this manicure!!
I haven’t done a splatter mani in so long (in fact, I think it has been about two years!), I really need to do more of these, they are quick, fun and incredibly easy.
I used China Glaze Hanging in the Balance for this, as the base, and with a coffee stir I blew on Sally Hansen Grass Slipper, CIRCUS by Andrea’s Choice in Somersault, and Nicole by OPI Tink’s in the Pink.
Then I realized it had a totally 80’s vibe so I stamped a rad checker board on it!
What do you think, have you tried this manicure before?
I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I have a new sponsor!
I hope you’ll help me welcome Beauty Panic and make them feel comfortable. ^__^
I decided to do nail art based off of the Beauty Panic logo.
I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the base white, and Nubar Black Polka Dots.
Now on to Beauty Panic!
Those of us hardcore nail polish
hoarders collectors are all familiar with the Trans Design Inc company, now I don’t know about you but I have had all kinds trouble with this site. I get error messages popping up constantly, and frankly don’t feel comfortable giving them money.
New onto the scene is Beauty Panic, it’s just like Trans Design Inc, but better. The site is easy to use, and laid out well. Best of all? It’s almost (and in some cases, it is) as cheap as I can get with my professional discount. Trans Design also loses my vote because they don’t sell OPI any longer, but guess who does?? That’s right! Beauty Panic!
Now onto my review of the products they sent.
(I’m putting it under a cut because it’s rather long already)
Today I have another indie brand- my good friend Minnie’s Funky Nails! This is a polish from Athens’ Couture Collection, and I am so happy with it. As soon as I saw it I just fell in love, it reminds me of Sailor Jupiter so much!
I had to pair it with OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook, a small smattering of China Glaze Make a Spectacle and finally because I can’t say no to bling, a Swarovski crystal on each nail.
This was a dream to work with. I didn’t have to do any fishing or pushing or dabbing, as I usually do with nail polishes like this.
Here is a close up:
Bah! Back down to nubbins. I swear stiletto nails just are not strong enough for me, I end up breaking them all off. So to perk me back up again after loosing my cool nails, I decided to go with something silly and bright.
I used China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy (holy crap, I’m so glad a friend made me buy this, it’s amazing in person), and a water decal from Nail Art Fairy
Since I don’t know when to quit, I also framed the entire nails with cheapo hex glitters I bought from JoAnns a while back.
All in all, I am so pleased with this, and while they are not the super awesome stiletto, I think they fit me better.
What do you think?
I know it feels like I haven’t blogged in a year, but if you’ve been following my Twitter (here) you’d know that I’ve been fighting the worst sickness I’ve had in a long time. I’m starting to get back to normal now though, thank goodness.
Now, onto the good stuff! This is Creative Fantasy from the China Glaze Cirque du Soliel: Worlds Away collection. I really want to like this polish. I really do. It’s a perfect color, in fact, it’s the same exact shade as my hair. Unfortunately it’s a jelly, which means spotty coverage and visible nail lines. (VNL, the horror!!)
I had a hard time getting this to work, it seems my bottle is extra watery, and if I didn’t use thin coats it would flood my cuticles. It’s much more watery than any other jelly I’ve worked with, which also lead to the dreaded pulling. If you don’t let this polish dry before the next coat, it’s going to pull the bottom one away.
All that being said, I think the next time I use it I’ll polish it over a white or a purple. I think that will solve most of these issues that I had.
The studs are from my Nail Art Society bag that I got three or so months ago, reviewed here.
I really love all the rainbow manicures that are out now, so I wanted to try it myself.
First I painted on French Quarter For Your Thoughts, then started dotting away! I kept my friend Roy G. Biv in mind while dotting, so here are the colors I used in order: China Glaze Hey Sailor, OPI Red Lights Ahead, Where? OPI on Collins Ave, China Glaze Papaya Punch, China Glaze Happy Go Lucky, Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime, China Glaze Gaga for Green, Barry M Cyan, Sally Hansen Fairy Teal, SpaRitual Undercurrent, and last but not least, SpaRitual Heliotrope!
Whooo! That was a handful! What do you think of the doticure??
Whoooo!! I love Fall. It is by far my most favorite time of the year, and I look forward to it all year. With this mani I wanted to recreate a manicure that looked like a bonfire, or as close to it as possible!
I started off with a base coat of OPI We’ll Always Have Paris, followed by sponging of I’m Suzi & I’m a Chocoholic, Bullish on OPI, Red Lights Ahead… Where?, A Roll in the Hague, Take the Stage and China Glaze’s Electrify.
And, since I don’t know when to quit, I matte-ified it:
Which version do you like better?
I’ve been needing a little boost this week; I’m coming to the end of my beauty school program and now I’m getting a little worried about taking the state board to become licensed, so to boost myself I decided to paint a little happiness on my nails- literally!
I used China Glaze Gaga for Green, Liquid Leather and Happy Go Lucky, SpaRitual Heliotrope, and OPI Alpine Snow. I used this picture as reference:
What do you do to get over the blahs?