Category: nail art

Neon Fantasies manicure

Hello ladies! Wow it’s been a while since I posted something, but this time it is a good one! One of my favorite nail artists is a young lady named Britney Tokyo, she is amazing and does some great Japanese nail art, if you haven’t found her yet definitely check her out and show her some love, she also participates in the Vanity Projects, lucky duck, she travels all over the US doing nails for those lucky enough to book an appointment! Well I have gone on long enough about my nail crush here are my nails inspired by Britney Tokyo:

The oval “gems” with a silver frame were made by me! I used some oval jump rings for jewelry making and filled them with polish, easy peasey! Same goes for the black round “gems” on the thumbs. I have to say, they turned out really well, once they are dry all you have to do is apply them using clear polish followed by a good thick layer of top coat. The stamps all come from my jumbo cheeky plates.

For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
O.P.I. Neon colors in ridiculously yellow, formidable orange, riotously pink, white base
Essence party princess
Seche Vite Top Coat
Cheeky beauty rhinestones
LA Splash loose glitter

Nail plates used:
Cheeky Beauty jumbo plates

Up next I have a YOLO Miami manicure to show you so stay tuned!

Sunken Treasure!

Hi all! Well it had been a busy time! I’ve been trying to build my nail skills, I tried and failed miserably at the acrylic nail stuff but I’ve had some great success with gel nails! Or more specifically gel overlays. But that is for another post! Today I have my sunken treasure nails on display! I used the seashells I purchased from the nail room a great little site by a young lady in Vancouver B.C. Don’t forget to check it out, she also does nails that are absolutely beautiful!
Ok! Enough talk here is the manicure:

What do you think? Have you guys used the uber trendy shells in your manicures?

For this look I used:
O.P.I. My boyfriend scales walls, blue my mind
Essence tropical heat
Essence caviar beads
Cheeky store rhinestones and pearls
Shop The Nail Room sea shells
Seche Vite Top Coat

Up next are my neon fantasy nails inspired by Britney Tokyo a wonderful edgy nail artist from L.A. I love her work, it is always vibrant and fresh, I just wish I could get my nails done by her, maybe some day…

Love Letter Nails

Hello all! It’s been a little while since I posted on the blog but I’ve been trying to get a bunch of nail art done… Check out my IG for a sneak peek!
For today I give you some carrier pigeon love letter nails! I used some nail tattoos from the nail art display at Walmart, check it out they have a whole line of Fing’rs heart 2 art nail art products. I painted a striped air mail ruffian around a few nails with some acrylic paint. Add some heart shaped “stamps” to finish it all off!


I have used these nail tattoos in the past and they are easy to use, just make sure to cut the tattoos down to size before applying them. These were a little more difficult to apply because all the images are separate and you really need to avoid slippage during the application process.
Anyone else use these? Let me know what you think of them!

For this look I used:
Fing’rs nail tattoos
Seche Vite Base Coat
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear red carpet
Maybelline Color Show porcelain party, shocking seas
Acrylic paint for the stripes
Seche Vite Top Coat
I also used some cute heart shaped rhinestones from cheeky beauty.

Next up I will be showing you some sunken treasure using seashells I ordered from Shop The Nail Room!

Robin Moses Tiki Gods

Hello! So today I am super duper excited to show you my version of Robin Moses’ nail art featuring Tiki Gods. For those of you who have yet to discover Robin Moses she is a definitely a master of the nail art world. Everything she does is hand painted and she has a ton of video tutorials on YouTube. You must check her out! Anyhow since I love this woman’s art I subscribe to her channel on YouTube and I was so floored when I saw her Tiki Totem nails that I vowed to reproduce them! I pulled out all my polish and all my brushes, started the video and followed along step by step ( anyone else hear NKOTB?) and this is what I came up with:

What do you think? I think they turned out pretty well, they are not as clean as Robin’s but I’m pretty proud of them. Needless to say I used the seche UV top coat on those puppies and babies them quite a bit, all in all I wore them for about 10 days! That UV top coat really protects you polish.

For this look I used:
Too many polishes to name!
Seche Vite Base Coat
Seche Vite UV Top Coat

Next up I have some Love Letter nails using nail tattoos the new nail art display I discovered in an unusual place, stay tuned to find out where…

Glittery Mermaid Manicure

Hi all!! My summer vacation on the East Coast has come to an end and I’m back at home, hopefully my blogging will be more regular. So as I alluded to in my last post I will be showing you my mermaid inspired manicure.
I started with a glitter gradient that reminded me of mermaid tails and I used a textured polish that reminded me of aquarium sand. I then added some rhinestones and some pearls from my cheeky beauty stash. Big mistake! I really need to learn restraint when applying these things! I wanted them to look like bubbles but it just ended up looking like a dildo again! Oh well! They were pretty anyways.

I added some gold stamping to mimic seaweed from my jumbo cheeky plate but it was very faint. I would go for something darker next time. The gold stamping of the scales came from the same set of plates. It turned out really well.
For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
Maybelline Color Show sea-quins
Hard Candy pee-wee purple, crush on raisin
Pure Ice twisted, shell pink
Revlon girly, whimsical
Julie rock candy
Seche Vite Top Coat
Pearls and rhinestones from Cheeky Beauty

The stamping was done using a Cheeky Beauty jumbo stamping plate.

What do you guys think? Have you tried doing a mermaid mani lately?

Next up I plan on showing you my hand painted version of Robin MosesTiki God nail art. This woman is an amazing artist and everyone should have a look at her creations and tutorials on YouTube.

Hey, Nice Nails! Inspired manicure

Hi all! As I mentioned before, I am on vacation and have been having a hard time accessing my blog remotely. Please forgive this time lag between my last few posts.
Today I have a double whammy for you, not only am I showing you a manicure inspired by the amazing ladies at Hey, Nice Nails!, if you don’t know these ladies from South Beach you have truly been missing out on some fantastic nail art, go to their website and check them out this instant! That’s an order!!!
I am also trying out a new to me UV topcoat by Seche. The manufacturers of the topcoat claim you can use regular polish under the topcoat and that, like the Seche Vite Top Coat, it cures the layers of polish underneath. Too good to be true? Maybe, but me thinks I shall put it to the test! And test it I did, not only did it cure the layers of polish underneath it lasted 10 days!!!!! Yes, I kept my polish on that long. I thought my vacation would be the perfect time to try this product and man, was I right. I really put this product through its paces and it held up amazingly well, while I had a really hard time fighting the urge to pick at my manicure it still managed to look good throughout the 10 day wear period.
Ok, enough talk here are the pictures you actually came here to see:

I loved this manicure, it really turned out well. I had been wanting to try a nude manicure for a while but always ended up covering the nude with bright colours.
After 10 days the accent nail on the middle fingers peeled off, that was my cue to pick off the polish on the other nails! Lol. Here is a picture of the 10th day of wear:

As you can see the other nails don’t look too bad, I suspect the polish peeled off because of the rhinestone adornment on those nails, the other nails were not peeling quite so badly and were only peeling around the edges. Another sign that this is a miracle top coat: NO TIP WEAR! Seriously, there was very little tip wear on my nails, even where I had capped my tips the polish was still clinging to the edge of my nail. This is major, as some of you know, tip wear is usually the reason I change my polish, I hate it! This product eliminated that.
For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
Essence café olé
Seche Vite UV Top Coat
Cheeky Beauty tape and rhinestones

Next up I will be doing a mermaid nail so stay tuned!

Vintage Damask Nails

Wow, it has been a while since I posted on the blog, I work in education and have been on summer vacation since the end of June, I may have been a little lazy since then lol. That being said, today my manicure is reminiscent of a vintage damask cloth, damask is a woven fabric with a pattern that is visible on both sides. It also reminds me of vintage tea towels from the 70’s, so an orange and teal colour pallet it is!

I used the reverse stamping technique again, seriously this is the best technique ever! I’m not 100% in love with this mani but it is a fun colour pallet and I wore it for nearly a week!

For this look I used:
Seche Vite Top Coat
Revlon cloud, eclectic
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear perky pink
Maybelline Color Show sweet clementine
Ice shell pink
Essence date in the moonlight
O.P.I. Fast dry top coat

Plates used:
Pueen 38, 48

The rhinestones I used are from my huge haul from Cheeky.

Up next on the blog is a pink art nouveau manicure!

Neon Watercolor Bubbles

Today we have a neon watercolor manicure using a new (to me) technique. I’ve done watercolor manicures before but I used nail polish and acetone to achieve the look, this technique uses watered down acrylic paint.
1) Start with a base coat of neon pink and white polish as per usual.
2) Take some plain old acrylic paint and water it down (the amount of water will determine the sheerness of your bubbles).
3) This is where the patience comes into play: apply drops of the thinned paint onto your nail, let it dry around the edges (it becomes matte as it dries) and soak up the remaining liquid in the center using a pointy cotton swab. Repeat the process until all the nails are done, this takes a really long time but it looks amazing!
4) Top coat as usual.
I used acrylic neon paints and the bubbles literally glow in the daylight!

I want to give credit to the wonderful nail artist who inspired the technique but I can’t for the life of me find her again. If anyone knows who demonstrated this technique please let me know so I can give the credit. *Update! Thanks to my instagram friends I have figured out where I saw this technique! The wonderfully talented @nail28tsenwei showcased the technique but it was @madamluck that was the inspiration for my look
For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
O.P.I riotously pink
Revlon spirit
Delta acrylic craft paint neon pink and neon yellow
Miracote top coat

No nail plates this time!
Next up I will be channelling my inner 6 year old and doing a pastel unicorn mani, stay tuned!

80s Prom Dress

Today’s look is inspired by the sea foam lace commonly incorporated into the typical 80s prom dress. Just kidding! I actually wanted to use a sea foam green polish, a nude polish and, a rich yellow gold polish I recently purchased at my local pharmacy. I used my Pueen Love Elements stamping plates to stamp on some romantic lace roses and some cute vines.

I really like how the gold nails with the white lace turned out! The gold happens to be from the Sun Kissed collection by Essence and it is really nice in person!

For this look I used:
Seche Vite Base Coat
Essence Nude ice strawberry cream
Essence Sun Kissed my sunny side
Revlon jaded, cloud
Miracote top coat

Nail plates used:
Pueen Love Elements 27, 33

Next up I’m going to try some water spotted nails so stay tuned!

English Rose Garden Using Butter London Nail Skins

For this look I decided to incorporate some Butter London Nail Skins I scored for the low price of $6.99 at Winners.

The nail skins are made out of vinyl-y style material, I think you are supposed to stick them on top of your natural nail and wear as is. I couldn’t help doing a bit of izzyfication to these.

I used one of the Pueen plates to
Stamp a cute vine design on the green nails and a rose image from the same plate.

For this look I used:
Quo strong bond base coat
Quo wild child
Maybelline Color Show lustrous lime
Rimmel black satin
Tweets H2O nail color TBL
Miracote top coat

Nail plates used:
Pueen 33