Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving Gone Flannel!

Hello dolls!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!  I have a quick post to share with you today.  I haven't had a tone of time to spend on my nails this week, so I decided to keep my mani simple...

OPI, Christmas Gone Plaid, Flannel, Plaid, Nails, Nail Art, Nail Design, Mani
 Colors Used: OPI - Christmas Gone Plaid, Sally Hansen - White On, Acrylic Paint, OPI - Matte Top Coat

I simultaneously love and hate this mani lol.  I'm obsessed with this nail color right now; it's just perfect.  It applies like butter!

 I started with 2 coats of my base colors, with white for my accent color.  I painted 3 vertical green  stripes (center and both sides) with Christmas Gone Plaid and once it set I then painted 3 horizontal white stripes with acrylic paint.  To get the flannel look, I used a detail brush and went back with my green polish to apply diagonal lines in alternating boxes.  Doing this with nail polish was difficult, not gonna to lie.  I would recommend using acrylic paint for small detail work like this. But, alas.  

I topped my accent nail with OPI's Matte Top Coat and the rest of my nails with a Salon top coat I get from my local nail supply store

A little messy, but I'll take it!

Well, I'm off to go watch some Supernatural with the hubs before we head over to my parents house for family craziness lol.  Have a happy and blessed day :)

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Moroccan Tile Nial Art

Hello loves!

Tonight's late night mani was inspired be the oh-so-fabulous Jessica of @lalalovenailart.  I've had the pleasure of meeting Jessica in person and she is just awesome :)  She created this look back in August and I've kept it lingering in the back of my mind as a must-do.  I finally got around to it last week...

 Colors Used - She Nail Polish - Dirty Red, Salon Perfect - Oil Slick, Acrylic Paint, Mentality Matte Top Coat

Jessica got inspired by some Moroccan tile she saw on the internet when she did her mani and I loved it.  I ended up choosing a color palette that gave this look a darker, more Gothic tone... but it still works right? ;)

I started with 2 coats each of my base colors and then with acrylic paint, I free-handed my pattern.  Using top coat and a dotting tool I applied my studs and then everything got topped with Mentality Polish Matte Top Coat.

I think I love this one <3

I hope you (in the States) have an amazing Thanksgiving!  I plan on gaining 10 pounds lol.

Until next time!

Stef <3

Friday, November 21, 2014

Delush Supreme Scream Collection

Hello dolls!

It's been a cool minute since my last post, but I'm back with an epic swatch fest... get excited!  Today's collection is brought to you by Delush Polish and I'm obsessed.  The Supreme Scream Collection is inspired by the show American Horror Story.  While I have never watched the show (I'm a big scaredy pants), I think these glitter-packed polishes are on point!  They look amazing both glossy and matte, so I'm showing you those options as well...

Delush Polish - Bitchcraft

More after the jump...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

My First Attempt at Houndstooth!!


I have a really quick post to share with you because I'm super excited that I actually did it, but I have to run to a rehearsal... agagagagaaahh!!

 Colors Used: Painted Polish - Holo Hangover, China Glaze - One Track Mind, Sally Hansen - White On, Acrylic Paints

 Ok so for a quick summation of this mani, I applied 2 coats each of my creme bases (CG and SH).  I then sponged on the glittery Holo Hangover (a technique I plan to go in depth with in a later post!).  Then I poured over multiple houndstooth tutorials I found through Google and with a detail brush and scrylic paint, I painted my design :)

 Whew, that was A LOT of work!

I hope you all have been having a fabulous week :)  I gotta run!

Until next time!

Stef <3

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Nekkid Spaltter Redeux

Hello lovelies!

So guess who caught a stomach bug?  This girl did!  Sorry I've been M.I.A. :(  I had a busy busy weekend and then yesterday my stomach went south.. bleh!  But I promised nail art and so nail art you shall have...

 Colors Used: NPW Nail Art Pens

I decided to recreate a splatter mani that I did 2 years ago because a) I thought I could do it much better this go around and b) I'm pretty sure I've only used these pens one other time since then haha.  I found these pens at Urban Outfitters years ago, but I know that NPW products can be found online (Amazon, eBay and their website).

This look is pretty simple to create even though it may look a little overwhelming.  I just blobbed and pulled until I liked the splatter shape and then placed some dots at random.  It's supposed to mimic paint splatter so it really doesn't have to look "perfect".  This look could also be achieved with dotting tools or a tooth pick; nail art pens are not a must ;)

Colorful and fun!

Alright, I am off to go recoup!  I have a darker, more Fall-esque mani to share with you tomorrow, so stay tuned...

Until next time!

Stef <3