Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finger Paints Special Effects in Twisted

This is one of the new flake polishes from the Finger Paints Special Effects collection. This swatch is Twisted. It is my favorite because it looks like rainbows. I have three coats over black because I wanted it to be extra intense. Depending on how the sun catches it, the flakes sometimes looks completely green. They are available at Sally Beauty Supply for a limited time starting in January. I begged the associate to get them for me and she did.=]

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas/Winter Snowman

Here is a fun mani for Christmas. Background is China Glaze snow globe, the snowman and christmas trees are acrylic paints.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas dry marbling with Zoya and Sinful Colors

I love marbling on nails. It's quick to do and you can't really mess it up. This is dry marbling, not water marbling, mind you! For these I painted a base of a pearly white by Sinful Colors called Tokyo Pearl. Then I put a blob of Zoya Ivanka near the cuticle, and then blobbed on Zoya Isla across the tips. Take a toothpick, needle, or marbling tool and make swirls through the polish.Clean any off that spills onto the sides. Wait a few minutes, put on a quick dry topcoat, and you are done!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Black and white circles

So I tried my hand stamping again. I have a hard time  with the full nail designs but most people don't notice my mistakes. I started with a white cream. Then I layered Essie Shine of the Times. It adds  a subtle orange and green sparkle which is hard to see in photos. I used Kleancolor  black for stamping and a Bundle Monster plate from their first set.