Saturday, October 27, 2012

Black and White Halloween Nails

For this manicure, I used Wet 'n Wild Black Creme and Wet 'n Wild French White Creme.  There are too many designs to go into detail on how I did them.  Let's just say I used a dotting tool.  The flying ghosts on the right thumb and the ghost mouth on the right middle finger are a bit too tadpole shaped.  The eyes on the cat should have been almond shaped, but I forgot.  Oh well, next time.  Over all, I'm pretty pleased.  Happy Halloween.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Candy Corn Nails

First I added a layer of Wet 'n Wild French White Creme on the whole nail, two coats.  Then I added two coats of Wet 'n Wild Spoiled Mind Your Own Beeswax just shy of 2/3 of the way up my nails.  Next, I added Essie Brazilliant to the center.  I finished with a coat of Essie Pure Pearlfection followed by a coat of Pro FX Quick Dry Top Coat.  I should have used tape to get straighter lines, but I went with freehand and it isn't too terrible.  I really like the Pure Pearlfection over the top for a subtle shimmer effect.  Happy Halloween! 

Monday, October 15, 2012

You're the Taupe, You're the Mona Lisa

Nail art so subtle (Shhhhhhh), only your manicurist knows for sure.  The nail art shows up in the picture, but not in real life.  I didn't mean to get taupes so close in color, but it was hot and my dog was in the car (car running with air conditioner on), and I had to be quick and China Glaze Foie Gras was 50% off clearance at Sally Beauty Supply.  The best way to make straight lines while using the nail polish brush is to hold the brush as still as possible and rotate the nail.  I'm still working on perfecting this this technique so don't look too closely at the picture.  The polishes used from light to dark are:  Revlon Colorstay Stormy Night, Wet 'n Wild Spoiled Pumping Gas, and China Glaze Foie Gras (the bottle shown in the picture).

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Mixed it Myself (Navy Blue Jelly)

So I'm going to have to explain a lot of terms here.  The internet term for a polish you mix yourself is a franken.  You know how Frankenstein is made from the parts of lots of dead people?  Well a franken polish is made from a mix of other polishes.  What is a jelly polish?  A jelly polish is a sheer polish that looks a little like jelly on the finger nails.  With me so far?  What is a jelly sandwich?  A jelly sandwich is one coat of a jelly polish, one coat of a glitter, and a final coat of a jelly polish.  So, this is a franken jelly sandwich manicure. 

I mixed my navy blue jelly polish in a uncleaned Wet 'n Wild 415A bottle.  I figured I was making a blue polish, so why bother cleaning out the blue bottle.  I mixed Orly Star of Bombay with Wet 'n Wild Clear.  I plan to add more clear to make this polish more sheer and a tiny bit of black to make it darker.  Since I"m a dork I named the polish. Since I'm a geek, I named it Watching for the Capitol Seal. 

This is one coat "Watching for the Capitol Seal", one coat Wet 'n Wild Kaledoscope and then another coat of "Watching for the Capitol Seal".