Summer Nail Art – Marble Nautical + 31DC2016

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This is the final design in my series of summer nail art. I had planned to post a different set of nails using a nautical stamping plate, but I wasn’t happy with the result. Continue reading

Summer Nail Art – Stamped Beach Accessories

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I decided to do a couple stamped designs for my summer nail art series. Stamping is always so tricky for me and I don’t practice it nearly enough. The polishes I have aren’t meant for stamping, so they’re not as thick and consequently don’t transfer the images as well. This took me several tries, especially since I kept stamping the pattern on wrong – either lopsided or only half the image. After having to carefully wipe off the white and fix the gradients several times, I finally managed a look I was okay with, though the accent nail still bugs me.

For the gradient I applied four OPI Color Paint polishes: Primarily Yellow, Chromatic Orange, Pen & Pink, and Purple Perspective. I love this sunset color scheme and did something similar on my recent Tropical Sunset Palm Nails. In contrast to the rest of the design, my accent nails feature a block gradient where I just used the polish brushes to blend the colors. To stamp the images, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On, though I hope to eventually buy stamping polishes in white and black. Sorry for the chip on my middle nail by the way – I couldn’t take photos of these right away and by the time I could, it had chipped.

Summer Nail Art – Rio Olympics 2016

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I would have done Olympics nail art sooner but  it completely slipped my mind, until a friend showed me her nails and I realized I hadn’t done any.  Continue reading

Summer Nail Art – Glittering Seashore

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This is the second design in my summer nail art series. I knew I wanted to do a beach, and I definitely wanted to use some tint nail polishes to create a watery gradient.  Continue reading

Blue Gradient and Rhinestone Accent Nails

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This nail art is one of my favorites I’ve done in a while. Even though the gradient is subtle, I love how all the blues complement each other and how well the glitter stripes turned out. They were super easy to do by just applying thin strips of tape where I didn’t want the glitter, then sponging Sinful Colors Queen of Beauty over it. The two blue polishes I used are Milani Power Periwinkle, a muted blue, and Revlon Dreamer, a light blue.

Placing the rhinestones like this is a great way to use up random ones you’re not sure how to incorporate into nail designs. Sometimes I feel like no matter how many rhinestones I use, I still always have a bunch left. I added some caviar beads as well, but those didn’t last long.

Metallic Watercolor Nails Using OPI Color Paints

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I don’t have many sheer tint polishes, so I was really happy when I found the OPI Color Paints Kit at my mall.  Continue reading

Inverted Zebra Print Nail Art

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Zebra print is one of my favorite designs for nail art because the lines are relatively easy and quick to do.  Continue reading

Blue Wave Nail Art

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These nails were so quick and fun to do. I was inspired by a skirt I recently bought which has this blue wavy pattern that I absolutely love. Continue reading