Month: August 2013

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!