Altho I have not been blogging, I have been doing some manis. And seeing as I'm very much ready to start doing Christmas nail art, I am going to share all of the mani's I have left in the vault... right now... in this post. Lucky you! So en lieu of a Church Mani (the choir has the day off!), I shall share a pic of each mani, the polishes used (if I can remember them haha) and a brief description. Let's get started!
Colors Used: Julep - Isla, Rimmel - Black Satin, China Glaze - Fairy Dust
This is a mani I did last weekend. I was going to a big family gathering (in-laws) with my husband and wanted pretty nails to match my silvery-white ensemble. Hubby liked it :)
Colors Used: Wet n Wild - I Need A Refresh-Mint, Love & Beauty - Strawberry (scented)
I wanted something colorful and fun to wear around on Wednesday but was short on time. I picked these polishes because they apply well and I knew they would dry fairly quick. I used a 2-sided dotting tool (large on one end, small on the other) to make my design. I then applied a small amount of nail glue to attach the rhinestone. A cinch!
Colors Used: Wet n Wild - Nerd Alert Screech and Straight "A" Jesse, Julep - Sofia, Rimmel - Black Satin
This mani get's two photo's because of Sofia. I did this the day before Halloween because I wanted to get into the holiday but was too tired to attempt topping my prior Halloween Mani. I painted two coats of Nerd Alert Screech and then topped it with Sofia (Julep's glow-in-the-dark polish). Sofia is an old school girl, she likes to tan before she shines. This polish needs to be exposed to light for a good while before it will glow in the dark and the effect fades after a while but I like her none the less :) With a dotting tool and striping brush I applied the cheetah print.
More mani's after the jump!
Colors Used: Essie - Borrowed & Blue, Finger Paints - Inkblot Blue, Revlon - Royal, Revlon - Whimsical, Savina - Sparkling Waters
This is a mani that I did for Julep's "Blues For a Cause" nail art contest. The contest was to help spread awareness of human trafficking. A very serious thing and I was so glad that I participated. I never heard back about who the winners were and I obviously assumed that I was not one of them. The idea of these girls and boys being set free like birds kept coming to mind. I don't know how they turned into wedding birds...
Colors Used: Love & Beauty - Nude, Julep - Demi, OPI - It Girl, E.L.F. - Blushing Beauty
I had this idea of "Fall Confetti". It wouldn't get out of my head! This was my interpretation and I'm not crazy about it.
Colors Used: Color Club - Hydrangea Kiss, Savina - Sparkling Waters
A few months back my former quartet and I were working on a song, "Blue Skies". It was a wonderfully arranged piece with some tough spots that we were trying to work our way thru. For the next few days after the rehearsal, I couldn't get the song out of my head. Naturally it turned into a mani. I was going for clouds but it ended up looking more like watery camouflage lol.
Colors Used: Sally Hansen - Mint Sorbet and Mellow Yellow, Spoiled - Let's Get Sushi (I think?) and Show Me The Money
This was my first attempt at tribal nail art. I would have loved it if I hadn't added the glitter. To me it just looks awkward and out of place. I also wasn't crazy about the dots on the outside of the design. My second tribal mani was much more successful ;)
These last two are somewhat of an embarrassment. How can a person who is both artsy and craftsy be so bad at doing a fish-egg mani?? These were attempts number 3 and 4... and STILL I hate them! I haven't attempted another fish-egg mani since and I don't know if I ever will. I'll just have to put the beads to some other use.
Well there you have it! The good and the bad, the pretty and the atrocious :P I know this is a very long post and if you stuck thru it... you're wicked awesome!!
I'll have my first Christmas mani posted soon, maybe tomorrow. I am planning on doing a "12 Mani's of Christmas" segment and I would love your ideas. Any suggestions that you may have on holiday nail designs are greatly appreciated :)
Until next time!