Friday, July 27, 2012

Sunset Nails

These nails happened by accident. I wanted to do a mountain range (with a sunset in the background), and instead of starting the fade of pink from the base of my nails, I started it at the tip. If that makes any sense at all. But anyways, after I realized my mistake, I just decided to fade the pink to orange then to yellow. Then I just whipped out my handy-dandy toothpick and painted those palm trees and birds. To do the fading I used a make up sponge that I cut into a small triangle. I would dab it in some nail polish then sponge it onto my nail. Pretty simple. I am overall happy with my accidental results!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Checkered Nails

Believe it or not, these nails are super easy. The only hard part is finding out the right places to put the big dots (the ones that have pink on them), but that isn't difficult at all! First, you do the big dots without the pink. I start at the base of my nails with two dots and then I go up from there. The trick to finding the right placement is to always have straight lines diagonally and horizontally.  After that, I connect the dots with smaller dots and then add the pink on top. It's so easy because all it is is a bunch of dots! Good luck trying it :)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Batman Nails

Nananananana BATMAN!! As some of you may know (if you live in America), the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises is tomorrow night! I must say, I was very excited to do these nails because superhero nails seem to be a real hit. I apologize if you were excited to see some Spiderman nails (the movie came out a couple weeks ago)--I spur the moment ended up going to the premiere and didn't have time to do a design. But maybe I'll do them later! Anyways, I'm pretty proud of these nails, and I hope you enjoy them and the movie! (Oh, and if you can't tell, the thing on my fore finger is actually a person. It's Bane, the main villain in the movie).

Monday, July 9, 2012

Woven Nails

I tried this design a couple months ago on my toes (whenever I'm not sure if I can do a design, I test it on my feet), and it went pretty good. So when I start to them on my fingers I'm like PSHHH. I can do this. Wrong! It was really hard! I started with a red base coat (color compliments by Daniel and Alyssa--thanks, the color was gorgeous) then I broke out my white and did some stripes. Easy? Yeah. Now the hard part--figuring out where to put those darn lines. My downfall here was not making the stripes far enough part so I didn't really have enough room to make the little lines. My suggestion is if you want to make these nails, look it up on YouTube...

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Nails

Happy 4th of July! I obviously had to do a nail design that fit the holiday, so here they are! The thumb is the flag (and if you didn't know that...), the index is just some jewels, the middle is a failed attempt at stars, the fore finger is a heart made out of dots (which I think was pretty creative the way I did it), and the pinky is a failed attempt at a firework. Overall, I am not very proud of these nails. But I love the idea! Have fun watching fireworks and eating food :)