Pea Avocado Dip not totally unlike Guacamole - My sister posted these cute cranberry heart shaped cookies today. I couldn't let her one up me, so I decided to actually get this post done. What's that yo...
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
I finally bought some magnetic polish, and I found it at a reasonable price. It is 5$ish at Target. What lesson did we learn? I learned that if you wait an almost a year, you can save 3$. That's right, three whole dollars. Anyway, I'm cheap (you may have guessed) so I did the first coat in Milani Ms. Milani (gray) so I didn't waste my cool new magnetic polish. Then, I worked with one nail at a time. I painted a coat of Polar Opposites and immediately held the magnet over the nail to make the design in the polish. As you can see with the magnet ring (right) there is a little lip on one side. Rest that against your finger and hold it as still as you can for about 10-15 seconds. I'm doing this in the picture on the right. When you do it, hold the magnet ring with your other hand. I ran out of hands to hold the camera, so I held the ring with the same hand for the picture. Some nail polish brand's magnets are not strong enough for a very curved nail. My nail curves a lot from side to side, but this magnet was definitely strong enough. Make sure when you buy a polish with a magnet ring on your bottle. In my Target, many of the magnetic rings were missing. Polar Opposites is a gray polish with aqua shimmer. The magnet makes lighter design then the polish with this polish. Some of the Sinful Color magnetic polishes make magnet designs darker then the polish. In sunlight the overall look of this polish is blue due to the shimmer. In indoor light it looks gray. I'm very happy with this polish.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
I did these a few weeks ago when it was still summer. Every person who does nail art eventually has to do watermelon nails. It's the law. I started out with Wet 'n Wild French White Creme. I applied French manicure guides to the fingers. Then I sponged Wet 'n Wild Megalast Garden Hose (limited edition color) onto the thumb and tips of the nails with a make-up sponge. The next step was to use a dotting tool to make squiggly lines with Revlon Emerald City on the tips and thumb. I added a coat of Rimmel Speed Dating (very old red polish) to the bottom of the nails. Then removed the French tip guides.
Use a dotting tool and Wet and Wild Black Creme to make the seeds. Add a top coat to protect your nail art. When I do this again, I will probably remove the french tip guided and then sponge the green on the tips so the top line is more diffused and less harsh. Also, the lines on the thumbs should curve slightly inward at the tips and base of the nail to make more of a Watermelon shape.
Monday, September 17, 2012
This is Finger Paints A Tough Art to Follow. I was hoping for a very dark green. Sort of a green version of navy. This is a nice color, but it is black and not green in many lighting conditions. This is a common problem when looking for a very dark version of a color. Oh well. Here are some bonus pics of me testing glitters on top of this polish (and a little house paint).