Thanksgiving Turkey Nail Art

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I took a bit of a break this month from nail art, but I’m excited to get back into the swing of things. A couple days ago I finally received my order of stamping plates and a nail art mat which I’m already experimenting with, and on Cyber Monday I ordered a few holiday nail polish kits I want to review. So although November was slow, I have a lot of posts planned for December!

Anyway, these were my cute turkey nails for Thanksgiving. I had to look up some turkey clipart because I couldn’t actually remember what a turkey looked like! They didn’t take me long to do, but I did make the mistake of drawing in the feathers last which caused me to have to touch up some sections in the end. For the turkey bodies, I used Revlon Parfumerie Chocolate Truffle and Sinful Colors Nirvana. For the feathers and other details, I used Sinful Colors Copper Pot and Sinful Colors Nail Art Sunset and Be My Valentine.

Halloween 2016 – Spider Web Nails

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This is the last Halloween design I’m posting! I had planned to do one more, but I’ve run out of time. Continue reading

Halloween 2016 – Bubbling Cauldron Nails

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I love how gross and green these nails look! They are definitely one of my favorite Halloween designs I’ve done. Continue reading

Halloween 2016 – Vampire Pattern Nails

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I wanted to post these earlier, but it’s been so gloomy outside that none of my photos were turning out well. Finally I caved in and took them indoors. I’m loving these nails, though it took some work to get the end result. Originally I did this same design with a red glittery background, and while I loved how the glitter looked, the designs were barely noticeable. So I redid it using Ciaté Mistress, a bright tomato red. Unfortunately, it’s not very opaque, and after four thin coats I could still see my nail. I was able to cover the sheerer areas with the black at least. To draw the vampire pattern and blood, I used Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black. For the vampire I was inspired by a Born Pretty stamping plate. I actually ordered a few new plates with Halloween designs, but I don’t think I’ll get them before Halloween sadly.

Halloween 2016 – Witch Hats Nails

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I think these are so cute! I got the idea to do different styled witch hats on each nail, but I didn’t want them just floating, so I added the witches. They look so adorable peeking in! I wanted to limit the colors in the design to orange (Sinful Colors Clementine), green (Ciaté Apple & Custard), and purple (Milani Vivid Violet) since they remind me of Halloween. I used a matte top coat so it could look more cartoony, but it took forever to dry, so I ended up with a few smudges.

Day of the Dead /Halloween 2016 – Floral Skull Nails

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These are my first Halloween-themed nails of the year, and I love how they turned out! I think this design would also be great for Day of the Dead.  Continue reading

31DC2016 Summary

My fifth year of the challenge has come and gone! I tried to do my best to better the nail art from previous years and I have a lot more favorites this time around. All images link to the original posts.

31dc2016red  31dc2016orange2
31dc2016yellow4  31dc2016green
31dc2016blue  31dc2016violet
31dc2016bw2  31dc2016metallic
31dc2016rainbow4  31dc2016gradient1
31dc2016polkadots3  31dc2016stripes
31dc2016animalprint1  31dc2016flowers
31dc2016delicate2  31dc2016geometric
31dc2016glitter  31dc2016halfmoon
31dc2016galaxy  31dc2016watermarble2
31dc2016color2  31dc2016song2
31dc2016movie  31dc2016book2
31dc2016fashion  31dc2016pattern
31dc2016art1  31dc2016flag2
31dc2016supernatural  31dc2016tutorial
31dc2016nailsulove

 

31DC2014(!) Summary

I was looking back through my old 31 Day Challenge summaries when I realized I never made one for 2014. At first I wasn’t going to post it since it’s been so long, but I figured that for continuity’s sake I might as well! Photos with links to the posts are below! Continue reading

31DC2016 Honor Nails U Love – Dry Marble

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I’d say it’s the last day of the challenge, but I’m a couple days late.  Actually, all this time I thought the challenge took place completely in September,  since I never finished it in time, but it officially ends October 1st, so go figure. But anyway, onto the final design!

I’m a big fan of esNAIL and for a while now I’ve been wanting to reproduce this beautiful dry marble nail art. As you can probably tell, mine is slightly different: I used a white background instead of a sheer one, square and round studs instead of triangular ones, and my dry marble is more chaotic looking. I tried to copy the original style as much as possible, but I need more practice.

Sinful Colors Most Sinful
Sinful Colors Navy I Do
Milani Cool Vibe
Kiss Nail Art Soft Blue
Pure Ice Super Star

Either tomorrow or the next day I’ll post the summary. I had a lot of fun with the challenge this year! It was hectic at times getting all the designs and posts in, and I had to do some of them in groups, but I’m glad I was able to do it. And now that I don’t have to worry about the challenge, I can focus on Halloween nail art!

31DC2016 Inspired by a Tutorial – Herringbone Print

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I was inspired to do this design after watching HannahRoxNails’ Herringbone Print tutorial on YouTube. Her nail art designs are amazing, many of them super intricate, and always with clean lines. Since I only wanted the Herringbone print on two of the nails, I did the other two in a simpler style, dragging the wiped polish brushes across the nail for a fade effect.

Revlon Parfumerie Italian Leather
Color Club 24 Below
Art Club Nail Art Fine Gold
Sephora by OPI The Golden Age
Sally Hansen Black Out