Monday, 31 December 2012

Black and Gold Disco Ball

Hey everyone! These are my nails for New Years!

Whole Hand
 This inspiration for these nails came from my lovely friend C, she tossed out the idea of "Black and gold disco balls" and when my other idea failed, these succeeded.

So for these I began with a base of Wet n' Wild "Black Creme", added some loose large holographic gold glitter hexagons on a few nails to re-create that disco ball feel, and finally a coat of "Synergy" by L.A. Girl on the pinky. The words and numbers are all hand done with gold paint.
Close-up on Thumb
I wrote "Happy New Year" on the thumb nail since it's the largest surface.

Those are my nails for New Years, I hope you all have a wonderful time on New Year's Eve no matter what you choose to do. I shall see you all next year!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Nyx: Robotic Swatch

A while back I purchased a few nail polish goodies via la internet. They finally arrived but I'm going to swatch them one by one and slowly so I don't expose my nails to too much acetone at any given time.

Here's one of them:

I apologize for the chip in the middle finger nail. Onwards! So this is "Robotic" by Nyx Girl polish. I've never tried Nyx's nail polishes before, and I have to admit I'm not fond of them. It's chipped after one day (the thumb is completely gone), and this is done with 6 coats, it's incredibly sheer, which can be a plus in some instances but not when I was expecting a solid colour.

On the plus side, I do like this shade, its a blueish green that's nearly black with blue/green shimmer to it, it's a subtle shimmer, but it does remind me of China Glaze's "Smoke and Ashes".

I should buy a few more Nyx polishes to determine if they're all this sheer, but I'm hoping they aren't, all of that aside, this colour chips to soon for my liking.

Monday, 24 December 2012

Elven Gold

Nothing fancy, just something Hobbit-ish.

So this is the most Hobbit-inspired I'm getting. Here's a swatch of "Elven Gold", a foil by Dollarnailart. It's a nice antique-gold/mossy green marble effect. I've also discoverd that China Glaze's "No Chip Top Coat" does not cause scrunching of the foil! Which is fantastic since I can grab it for cheap at my local Sally's.

I wish you all a Merry Christmas, and for those who don't celebrate it, some seriously Happy Holidays! Be safe!

Monday, 17 December 2012

Let it Snow!

Still no snow here in Ontario, at least not for those of us in the GTA. Kind of depressing, but then I realize, I can make my own.

These were quick, as I used Konad stamps, the snowflake ones from plate M59? with Konad's "White" and "Silver Sweep" by Sally Hansen. They were done on a base of "Royal" by Revlon, and on a couple of fingers you see the multi-sized glitter "Pirouette My Whistle" by OPI. Quick, easy and filled my desire for snow. As long as I don't have to drive in the stuff.

Also, here's a photo of our little baby budgie pals, Pickle(blue) and Salsa (green):

Pickle(blue) and Salsa(green)
As I flip through the photos of these birdies, I notice that Pickle always has the same look on his face. In, EVERY single photo.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Burberry Decals

I managed to thoroughly wreck these before even finishing the other hand. So here they are:

They are Burberry inspired water decals for nails. Frankly, I've never been fond of this pattern, which is why I used it first. 

Happy Friday!

Monday, 10 December 2012

Purple Clouds

These next few weeks are going to be hell, but here are some quick and easy clouds for you!

These were done with "Flying Dragon(Neon)" by China Glaze, "Silver Sweep" (Sally Hansen), and "Black Creme" by Wet n' Wild. Really simple, really quick, and super cool.

There won't be much posting for these upcoming weeks, but hopefully once my hours drop down again, I'll have some more time to spend on my nails.

Have a good week!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Flashback Friday: Blue Snowflakes

This is another acrylic set I did for myself from waaayy back when. I made my own blue glitter acrylic and then stamped over them some white snowflakes which you can barely see. Ahh well, lesson learned.

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Deer Skull

In light of the fact that I have no new nail art for you, since my weekend was absorbed by other duties, I do have a piece for you that I have been working on for well over a year now.

Nov/09/2011 to Dec/02/2012
Click on it to make it larger. This was done in Paint Tool Sai, it is now also a print you can purchase (also iPhone skins/hardcases) in my new Society6 Shop.There are currently only a few items in shop right now, but hopefully before the week if through I will have more prints with more variety.

If you don't hear from me for the remainder of this week, I wish you a Happy Week and Weekend.