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

Rainbow Gradient Star Nails

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I’m so happy with these nails, they turned out way better than I expected. I only used three colors for the gradient: Sparitual Dreamsicle, a hot pink; Salon Perfect Yowza Yellow, a neon yellow; and Sinful Colors Grecian Sun, a medium blue. I sponged them in that order to create the orange and green transitions.

The most time-consuming part was drawing the stars. I used my Sally Hansen I Love Nail Art Pen Black. I wasn’t going to draw the stars on my right hand since I thought they would look messy, but they turned out pretty good. I also wasn’t too worried because I knew the rhinestones would cover up any imperfections. Some of the rhinestones fell off by the time I had a chance to take photos, but most stayed on for the three days I wore the design.

Purple Glitter Nails

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Sorry for not posting in a while, but I wasn’t happy with my last nail design, so I decided to skip it. I also haven’t had many ideas for nail art lately. I might start a challenge soon since they’re always really fun to do. Anyway, this nail art is simple, but it looks so pretty in person.

For my base color, I used Orly Close Your Eyes, a beautiful red-toned purple. I applied two coats of this polish and was surprised by the opacity and pigmentation. I’m not sure why, but I expected it to be sheerer for some reason. I wish I hadn’t covered it up as much as I did because it’s such a great color.

I used a couple glitter polishes for the design. It was originally supposed to be a gradient, but I was in a rush so I didn’t do a great job of blending. The polishes I used are Sinful Colors Star Studded and Milani Jewel FX Lavender.

Simple Stripes Pink Nails

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I did these nails a couple of weeks ago, but I was waiting until the holidays were over to post them. They’re simple, but I really like them. I wanted a bright pink mani with just a small detail. The pink is Revlon Parfumerie African Tea Rose, and the green stripe is Sinful Colors Nail Art Take Me To Heaven.

Easter 2016 Nail Art

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These nails started out very different from what I ended up with. I was originally going for a light pastel look, but as I looked through designs of decorated eggs, I wanted to use more vivid colors instead.  Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day 2016: Lucky Clover Nail Art

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This post is a little late, but these are the nails I wore for St. Patrick’s Day. Continue reading