25 Jan

More animal print

You are going to notice in our time together that I love animal print on nails. Leopard print nails are super cute and can be done so many ways. I did these on my sister and it was lovely.

The colors I used were all easily available locally in the Philippines:

Bobbie – Touch of beige
Bobbie – Gingerbread
Chic – Black Velvet

The way gingerbread glitters adds a nice touch.
I hope y’all like it.

18 Jan

Sakura/Cherry blossom nail art

Cherry blossoms are so pretty and in all fairness these aren’t so much an attempt at copying the beauty of cherry blossom trees as they are an inspired artwork. 🙂 They are so pretty and very easy to do actually.

I applied two coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet (purchased in the US) and then used a thin artists brush and some brown acrylic paint to make my trees and branches. Then I used light pink and dark pink acrylic and a dotting tool to add the flowers.

I hope you like them. I sure do!

16 Jan

Colorful animal print

This has to be one of my favorite looks ever! This was so fun to wear and so easy to do. I started with two coats of Caronia’s white and used 5 different colors and a dotting tool to make random blobs in a random pattern. It is important to make sure you have blobs and not dots because if your spots are too perfectly shaped then it will not look like leopard print. 🙂

You can use any color you like but the colors I used are
China Glaze – For Audrey (US brand)
Sinful Colors – Amethyst (US brand)
Sinful Colors – Why not (US brand)
Cover Girl – Sassy Strawberry 523 (US brand)
Enchanted – Orange (local brand)

I was going to try neons but I don’t have any true neons. I suppose I will raid my sister’s stash sometime and do this with neons.

After I placed all my blobs I took my Chic Black Velvet and the smallest dotting tool I have to complete the look. I waited a few minutes before applying top coat and then made sure to “float” the brush so as to preserve my fun nail art. I enjoyed this look so much and I hope you do too.

13 Jan

Glitter tips

This is a mani I have done a couple of different times with the same colors because I loved it so much! The base color is 2 coats of “Amethyst” from the Chic “Grainy” line. It is a gorgeous glittery purple and is easy to apply (and remove for that matter) Then I grabbed my Wet N Wild kaleidoscope glitter which is a great holographic glitter which can be purchased at SM Cebu. I sponged the glitter on the top half of the nail then on one quarter of the nail then just the very tips. Then finish with a top coat.

Kapow! Look at those beauties! This is such a simple nail art look but it is just gorgeous! I hope you like them! Have a great day!

11 Jan

My first stamping!

Well folks, last week I placed an order with a local nail art supply for stamping plates. I was nervous About trying stamping because I made an order from China last year and they turned out to be duds and the images wouldn’t do anything and I had to return them and it took forever… Blah blah blah! You get the picture right? So when I received my plates yesterday I was so exited to try them out. I’m not kidding y’all. I was tearing up. Excitement level 100! So I tried one image and it worked. I tried another and IT worked too. I was so happy. So I decided to pick some colors and do my first stamping mani. I had also ordered my first holographic polishes from this supplier and was excited to try them out as well. (If you want to know where I got the stamping plates and holo polishes comment below and ask)

The base color is BK holo #11 and I stamped using Caronia black velvet. I was pleasantly surprised that this black worked like a dream. I have heard different opinions on whether or not you must use stamping polishes. So I’ve got at least one great regular polish that works great for stamping.

I love it so much. I hope you guys like it. Comment and let me know. 🙂

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