22 Sep

Roses on Mint Apple by Sinful Colors

Hello ladies!
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. I have had a very busy Saturday but a restful evening here at home.

Day 21 of the 31 day challenge is “Inspired by a color”. I attended an event today which required me to wear something green so I wanted to come up with some nails to go with my shirt and I think that totally falls under the “inspired by a color” category. Don’t you?

Aren’t they pretty? I’ve done a few floral looks with the same technique but this is the first time I’ve actually used red for the roses. I think I’m getting better at it too now that I’ve got leaves and everything. Check out similar looks here , here and here.

I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Mint Apple (LOVE!). Then I used my dotting tool and Caronia Tea Rose for the red blobs that would become roses. Then I added swirls on the roses with Caronia Baby Pink. I mixed black and dark green together for the leaves and finally added some dots of Caronia Crystal to finish it off. These pictures are without topcoat as my topcoat killed my design the night before with more bubbles than a fizzy drink. 🙁

Well, that’s it for me. Thanks for reading.

11 Aug

Sun and Flowers Nail Art

Hi gals!
Let me start by pointing out that, although this would be more appropriate as a spring time design, we don’t have four seasons over here in the Philippines. All we have are wet and dry versions of hot, very hot and ridiculously hot times of the year. :/ So my”Sun” inspired mani is all about the sun and pretty flowers in bloom. I’ve even got a cute little bee with his tiny wings flying around doin’ his thing. Aren’t these adorable? I am quite pleased with them. My almost 2 year old girl thought they were cute too.

I used a whole bunch of different polishes to do this and don’t particularly want to get my bum off the couch to list them all (it’s been a long day). Sorry. I guess it’s one of those days.

On a more exciting note, I’ve got a great week lined up for you gals. I’m going to be guest posting on not just one but TWO great blogs this week and hopefully I will have my very first guest poster come visit to wow us with her amazing skills! I am excited so stay tuned!

Just in case you missed it, I joined instagram a couple of weeks back and I would love to connect with you there especially if you want to see more pictures than what I share here or on FB. 🙂 Find me @thenailinator (I’ve got a link in the side bar) and let me know you follow my blog too. 🙂

I hope you are having a fantabulous weekend. Talk to you soon!

27 May

Free Handed Chevrons

Have you ever had an idea in your head for a mani and the colors picked out and execution planned then once you sit down to work everything changes? That’s what happened here. I pulled out tape, scissors and chose my colors and the order they were going to go in for a tape chevron manicure and then I ended up frustrated just trying to work with the scotch tape so I grabbed my nail art brushes. Then once I got started with the mani I switched the order of the colors.

I started with two coats of Oh My Golly Bikini then used a nail art brush and Caronia Gold Rush to add the angled lines and filled in the tips. Lastly I took my striper brush and Sinful Colors Black on Black and added the black lines. It’s not my usual style but it is growing on me. I did these on Saturday afternoon and I’ve gotten several compliments on the look. I think the colors make it pretty flashy. What do y’all think?
Outdoor light


07 Apr

Blue Sapphire and Glitter

Once again I’m late in posting it but I did this mani for Short and Sweet in Texas‘ 30 Day challenge. Day 5 is blue and I had a few ideas of what to do but I wanted some glitter so I went with a dark blue base color and glittery tips.

I love this look. I used:
Sansan- Blue Sapphire
Sinful colors- Hottie
And a sponge

The pictures don’t really do justice to how sparkly these nails are. So pretty! Check out this link to find all the submitted nail art so far for the challenge. We’ve got some seriously talented ladies participating! Let me know what you think. 🙂

Check out those holo sparkles
27 Mar


I tried to publish this the other day and I just discovered that it didn’t work. Oops! I’m still here. Just had a technical problem. We just got back from a trip out of town with a bunch of friends. We had a blast!

I have seen several manicures like this and never gave it a try until now. I just grabbed some colors I thought looked pretty and gave it a go. After applying two coats of the purple, I used the bottle brush in Mint Sorbet and did three strokes to make the ruffle look, then added the pink. I did have some issues with opacity especially the pink which is unfortunate. But I think it looks cute. What do you think?
To get this look I used:
Sinful colors – Amethyst
Sally Hansen Mint Sorbet
L.a. Colors – Raspberry


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