30 Apr


I started feeling better this evening and my husband encouraged me to go ahead and do what I had in mind for my “Inspired by a Song” challenge for today. So I did! One song we like to listen to is Owl City’s Fireflies so I wanted to go with that. I couldn’t think how else to really go about doing fireflies so I went with swirls of them in a night sky. I chose to use two coats of Bobbie Super Nova. (swatch photo included) Then I took my dotting tool and some lemon yellow acrylic paint and dotted away.

What do you think?

Super Nova
22 Apr

Neon abstract

Day 22 of Short and Sweet in Texas’ Nail Challenge is NEON! I’ve never worn neon before so this is a first for me.

This cool design is by Robin Moses. I saw this picture last week and tried my best to make it happen. I guess I could have hunted down her tutorial but I was too busy cleaning and playing with kids today. ๐Ÿ™‚

It is definitely not a usual look for me but I do love the bright colors. ๐Ÿ™‚ I started out with two coats of Jocarste 28 to make the neons have a metallic flair then, after raiding The Shutterbug’s stash to borrow some neons, I got to sponging. I used Chic – Neon Green, Neon Fushia, Neon Pink and Neon Yellow. Then I added the brush strokes with black, lemon yellow mixed with pastel yellow and blue lake acrylic paints. I hope you like them.

Have you even done any Robin Moses nail art? I did another one on The Shutterbug last year which I really loved how it turned out, but this is the only picture I have of it because I wasn’t really taking pictures of nails I did back then.

16 Apr

Tribal print

My youngest sister (She shall henceforth be referred to as “The Shutterbug” as her hobbies revolve around photography. She’s really very good at it too.) once again granted me the use of her pretty digits for this mani. The Shutterbug needed a work appropriate look this time so we went for subtle colors and an accent nail. I used Sansan – Cloudy Gray and black acrylic paint , a dotting tool and a striping brush for the details. This is my submission for Short and Sweet in Texas‘ Nail Challenge Theme Tribal.

On another note, today is our 8 year anniversary and the hubs and I are going out! Woohoo! We have good friends coming to watch the kids this afternoon and we are going to the used bookstore! My kind of date! Have a great day!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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,ย 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
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