31 Jan

Buried treasure

Day 11 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is “beach”.

This manicure was pretty easy actually. I tried the tape method used here the index finger which is supposed to be a nautical pattern (makes me think of old school bathing suits) and I used bits of striping tape for the treasure map on the middle finger. The ring finger is supposed to be sand glittering in the water and obviously the pinky is an anchor.

The colors I used were:
Sinful colors – nirvana
Sinful colors – Why not
Chic – silky white
Chic – Pure gold
NYC – sidewalkers (grey)
Scotch tape, dotting tool and a small paintbrush

31 Jan

I Scream for Ice Scream!

Day 10 of the Pre-Spring Challenge has “Ice cream” as it’s theme. I am still lovin my rainbow nails from yesterday so I asked my youngest sister to let me do hers again. I wanted to do each nail a bit differently and do several kinds of ice cream. I did the thumbs like cones and the rest of the nails are each different.

Starting from left pinky we have chocolate marble, cherry on whipped cream, mint chocolate chip, chocolate with sprinkles, cookies and cream, strawberry with chocolate fudge, Neapolitan and vanilla with sprinkles. 🙂

I used the following to achieve this look:
Bobbie – Touch of Beige
Sally Hansen hard as nails – Fireball Red
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Mint Sorbet
Oh My Golly – Demure
Oh my Golly – First Date
Caronia – On the Go
Caronia – First Crush
Jocarste – White 56
Sinful Colors – Nirvana
Klik – Mango Shake
Dark brown acrylic paint
Striper, large and small dotting tool, small paint brush

What do you think?

30 Jan

It’s Raining Rainbows!

Today’s theme is “Rainbow” for the Pre-Spring Challenge Day 9! I am loving these nails. they turned out so great! They are so cute they make me happy and they make me even happier because when I was browsing nail art online a few months ago my then 3-year-old saw these and said “Mommy do those rainbow nails!” So my sweet boy will be happy when we wakes up tomorrow and sees I finally did them. These are based on the beautiful and creative dripping rainbow mani by Simply Rins, another nail artist in the Philippines! Check out her blog!

I used some acrylics and polishes along with my striper brush.

Sally Hansen Hard as nails – Fireball Red
Sinful Colors Nail Art Striper – Morning Breath
Sinful Colors – Amethyst
Enchanted – Orange
Reeves Acrylic paints in Light Green, Phtalo Blue and Violet (mixed the last to make indigo)

As you can probably tell from the pictures, these were a doozy to clean up!

I hope you like them as much as I do!

Dripping rainbow nails
Dripping rainbow nails with bottle
Dripping rainbow nails, four fingers
Dripping rainbow nails, different lighting
Paints and polishes used
29 Jan

Gold finger

Day 8 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is “Jewelry” so I decided to add a touch of gold to one of my untrieds I have been aching to use.

Chic – Purple Lustre (not sure why they chose this for the name but it is a beautiful red with a hint of gold)
Face Shop – Gold glitter GL112

Simple but cute wouldn’t you say? I’ve done sponging on the tips of my nails before but never the base so I’m glad I tried it. Tune in tomorrow for “rainbows”!
Have a great day!



28 Jan

Striped pastels

Day 7 of the Pre-Spring Challenge is a tape mani in pastel. I chose to do yet another first for me with the striping tape. I first put two coats of Amethyst and On the Go and let them dry well. Then I placed striping tape and put a thick coat of First Crush and Mint Sorbet and promptly but slowly removed the striping tape while the polish was still wet. I guess the thing to remember is to work quickly but don’t peel the tape off quickly because that will cause wonky lines. Mine aren’t that crisp but hey, not bad for a first try.

The colors I used were:
Sinful colors – Amethyst
Caronia – First Crush (light purple)
Caronia – On the Go (green)
Sally Hansen Xtreme wear – Mint Sorbet
Striping tape

I like the way it turned out. Do you? Leave a comment!


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