I started off with one coat of Times Square which is a beautiful polish but the application is absolutely dreadful! It is thick and streaky, not nice at all. After that dried I used nail tape to add the design with relatively straight lines. I used Confetti Black Tie and Sinful Colors Snow me White for the other colors. The black was easy one coat no problems but the white needed 2 coats to be completely opaque.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Here is some more nail art for you guys! I was looking for some ideas when I came across this post and I absolutely loved it. Sadly mine did not turn out quite as good but here you go. I did not have the beautiful gold silver color used so instead I decided to just use a silver metallic color by Creative called Times Square.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
I was feeling like doing something fun so I decided to try out some different polka dot designs for my manicure today. I started off with three coats of OPI's Shootout at the O.K. Coral which is a bright hot-pink, coral color. The polish was a bit translucent so it needed three coats to be completely opaque. I then used Sinful Colors Aquamarine for some fun dots.
On my thumb I just did diagonal rows of dots which turned out quite pretty. The pointer finger was just dotted normally. On my middle finger I tried out a gradient dot design which I really liked. My ring finger I left plain and just dotted three large dots on my pinkie. For all of the dots I just used the back of a nail art brush and it worked fine.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I got this polish a little while back for christmas and I finally got a chance to try it out. It is one of the magnetic polishes from OPIs Skyfall collection that came out at the end of 2012. It is a shimmering light grey with a pattern of a darker grey that varies in darkness depending on how long you hold it under the magnet. The two contrast beautifully and the pattern definitely shows up which I was worried about before trying it. It came with the diagonal stripe design magnet but it works with any other magnets as well, however the stripe is the only one I have right now.
The application is a bit tricky just because you need to do the design quickly before the polish starts to dry. This meant I had to paint one nail, use the magnet, paint the next nail ect. and that took a little longer than normal. The polish was also a bit translucent with one coat, although you could probably still just do one, so I used two, painting the two coats quickly as I could before using the magnet. Besides the slight rush the application was pretty great, the brush as always with OPI was amazing, and the polish was a good thickness and it also dried remarkably fast. For a first try with magnetic polishes it worked amazing now I just can't wait to try out some others, and maybe some different magnet designs as well.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I have been looking for a nice beige for a while now and the other day when I was at Target I grabbed this and I love it! Essie describes it as "a soft sandy beige" but to me it seemed to have a more grey undertone than a sand colored one. However, even with the poor name choice I thought it was a beautiful beige that worked well with my skin tone which is always an issue with beiges. The application was a little thick but with two coats it smoothed out and looked great.
Friday, January 25, 2013
This color is an old one that I got so long ago I can't even remember but I decided to show it to you guys anyway. It is called Conga Line Coral by OPI and it is pink tinted slightly orange. I know it looks very dull and orange in the picture below but I was just having a lot of difficulty getting the color to show well, and it is actually much more pink. As usually with OPI the application was easy and it is a truly beautiful, eye-catching color.
Monday, January 21, 2013
So first I have to say the name of this nail polish really made me laugh, Spoiled a brand by Wet n Wild always has the best names! So for this mani I decided to do a little patriots nail art for the big championship game tonight. On my ring finger I started off with Snow Me White by Sinful Colors and then used Your Fly's down, I Don't give a Rotterdam by OPI, and a red whose name I don't know also by OPI for the Pats logo. I really liked how it turned out despite the fact that it was one of my first attempts at free hand nail art. The rest of the nails however I did not like as much, the polish was too thick and came out quite poorly in my opinion but overall a pretty good mani. Only disappointment was the actual football game.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
This is NYC's Starry Silver Glitter over gorgeous by Sinful Colors. This polish is a thin silver sparkle with cobalt blue and mauve colored small hexes. The sparkles are pretty dense but the hexes are hard to find and I had to dig around about to find some. I really like this glitter however because of the different colors that will go over basically any color, I especially want to try it over a black and maybe white too. The application was a bit tricky due to the small amount of hexes and the polish was also a bit thick but one coat was definitely enough. I think two coats would have been too much of the silver sparkles as it was already so densely packed.