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Monday, November 5, 2012

Tribal Nails

Tribal Nails

I was real bored, so I sat down and did something real complicated.  I really liked it though, and it is not as hard as it looks.  I did it with my nail art brush, and I would also recommend a toothpick for the dots.  For the base coat I used a light brown/tan color.

What You Need

  • Base Polish
  • Toothpick
  • Black/White Nail Art Brush *Highly Recommended*

How To

  1. As always, paint your base coat!
  2. When it is dry, paint according to picture 2
  3. When dry paint picture 3

Pictures!

Tribal Nails
Picture 1

Picture 2

Picture 3
Mmmm... Burrito

Dog Paw Nails

Dog Paw Nails

I do pinterest, and I love it.  I collect nail ideas there and teach you how to do one there.  Sometimes, when I am doing someone's nails, I pull up my pin board and let them choose a design they like.  Maybe I'll make a scrapbook of the nails that I've done.  Then, when I'm doing nails, I can show them all my nail art ideas.  Today I sat my sister down and did her nails.  She is sooo fidgety!  It's a real challenge, but I do out of love. <3

What You Need

  • Light pink or clear coat
  • Color of choice
  • Black nail art brush or black with toothpicks

How To

  1. Paint your nails with the clear/pink coat.  I opted for the pink because it looks nicer.
  2. Wait for it to dry and put on your tips with the color of choice.
  3. Here is where it gets hairy.  Make one large dot in the corner of your nail.
  4. Next paint four dots around the top of the large dot.

Pictures!



My sister's nails

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Funky French Manicure

Funky Frenchie

For this one I did my mom's nails.  I used light colors because that is what she liked, but you can always go for something brighter and more interesting.  I would use a light light  pink or a clear coat for the base, but you can always do anything you like.  

What You Need

  • Two colors of your choice
  • Black or white nail art pen or toothpicks.

How To

  1. First you have to paint the nail with your base coat.  
  2. Let that dry, then paint on your tips.  Do it at an angle so it looks real funky.  Start at the base of the nail to the left and swoop to the right at an angle.
  3. Paint the dots on by dipping toothpicks in the polish bottle.  Toothpicks are actually a great choice for this because it will make straight forward dots.

Pictures!



My mom's nails

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Popcorn Buckets!

Popcorn Buckets


Today I'm going to walk you through the popcorn bucket nails.  I only did one finger because I've done this before and want to do something different.  I really like this, and it is a lot simpler than you think.  Make sure you let your nails dry before painting them again because it will smudge and really ruin it.  In my opinion, it looks like a fancy frenchie.

What you Need

  • Red Polish
  • Yellow Polish
  • White Nail Art Polish (Toothpick works too.)


How-To

  1. Paint you nails red and let dry.
  2. Paint white strips on your nails, let dry.
  3. Put on yellow tips.



Monday, September 10, 2012

Easy Ombre Sparkles

I LOVE this!  So, I had done a frenchie mani, and got bored of it after three days.  Lucky me, this mani lasted a long time, so I tried a little something something.  It turned out great!  I love how this looks, and how easy it is to do. (:

What you Need:

  • Sparkly nail polish
  • Clear coat
How-To
  1. Coat your nail in the clear coat.
  2. When it dries, coat a little over 3/4 of the nail in a thin layer of nail polish.
  3. When that dries, coat 1/2 of your nail in a bit thicker amount of sparkles.
  4. When that dries, swipe your brush once across the bottom of your nail with a thick amount of polish.
Viola!  It looks so cute with my frenchie!  A good pointer for a little of 3/4 is to look at my tips.  Don't go over my tips. (:


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nail Patch

I just learned the coolest tip!  Have you ever had a small rip in your nail, and didn't want to cut it off?  I always cut it before it breaks, it drives me nuts!  What you need:


  • Tea Bag
  • Scissors
  • Clear Polish
  • Nail Polish
  • Toothpick
  1. Cut a patch from the tea bag to fit the nail fracture.
  2. Paint a clear coat on your nail.
  3. Stick the toothpick on your nail, to get the end sticky.
  4. Pick up the tea-bag patch with the toothpick.
  5. Apply to nail while the clear coat is still wet.
  6. Paint over!
This will allow your nail to grow out while still keeping it in one piece.  I loves this! (;

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cool Nails(;

Just an Update  (:

      Thank you, my sister's friend, for not staying still while I did your nails. :P  Jk, you were fun! (:  I did her nails for her, black and yellow for our school colors. (:  Here is a photo, if you want a how-to, look at Efiie Trinket nails. (:  (Under Medium)  I did it outside.  (:


Monday, April 16, 2012

Stop Biting Your Nails

How To Stop Biting Your Nails

      I know that keeping pretty nails is hard.  Shaping, not picking and biting.  I redo my nails about every three days because when they chip, I pick at them REALLY bad. :P  Here are some of my ideas on how to stop biting your nails.  I have to credit Glamour and Seventeen for some of the ideas.  Thanks guys! <3
  • Paint them, you'll love how they look, it's motivation.
  • Dip them in polish remover in the morning, the flavor is nasty.
  • Rub Jalapeno on your nails. (Seventeen)
  • Put fake nails on.  (I would only do that for really bad biters, or else I HATED tips.)
Thanks for tuning in! (;  I'd like to give a shout-out to that one German visitor! (:  Thanks!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hunger Games District 4 Nails

Water Colors

Easy

      I did this one on my toes, so it is a pedi. (:  For this Pedi I used to certain nail polishes.  Recently, China Glaze came out with a nail polish line called capitol colors.  If you are hunger games savvy you would know what color all the districts are for.  There is even a cool montage on YouTube with all the info.  If you want to do this look, however, you need to buy the certain colors.  The blue, used for the water effect, has a certain iridescence to it that looks like ripples, Sinful Color's "Gorgeous".  The color to go on top is District one "Luxe and Lush", by China Glaze.  The Blue is under three dollars, and the Luxe and Lush is $7.99. (I say it's worth it!)  

What You Need

  • Sinful Color's "Gorgeous" (Under three dollars @ Target)
  • China Glaze's "Luxe and Lush" (About $7.99 @ Ulta)
  • Clear Coat

How-To

  1. Paint a clear coat.
  2. When dried, paint the "Gorgeous" on.
  3. Be sure to swirl and wave around to create a wave/ripple effect.
  4. When dried, paint "Luxe and Lush" on.
  5. When dried, paint another clear coat.
The effect is REALLY cool. (:

Tips

  • Swirl the "Gorgeous" around, be playful.
  • Paint two coats of "Gorgeous" on for more color.


Sorry for the Blurry Photo