Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jubilee Nails

In honor of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee:



Red: Maybelline Cherry Rain
Blue: Ulta Moody Blues
White: Santee white
Sally Hansen mini silver glitter


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Marble melange

I first ended up on this crazy nail art journey after stumbling across a water marbling video on Youtube.  My first attempt at a water marble was just ok.  My second attempt was much better.

I wish I could say I remember for certain the nail polish colors I used.  But I don't!  My guesses are: Color Club Electro Candy pink and Color Club Electro Candy blue and Ulta Moody Blues.  The base color was Santee white.

Water marbles are tricky and require a lot of patience, but they're worth it.  Yay water marbles!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Though it's chilly on this February night, back in September when I was sporting this manicure, the weather was much better suited to daiquiris than hot cocoa.

The first stage of this manicure was a great dollar store nail polish, L.A. Colors dark teal.  On top of it, I stamped Santee white with Bundle Monster plate BM19.

Then I painted in the negative space with a blue nail art pen from Big Lots.  And then I topped it with a couple of coats of Revlon clear top coat.

And from afar:


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Discreet designs

Pretty often the nail art plan I have in my head doesn't quite turn out as I envisioned once it gets on my nails.  But I usually enjoy the results anyway, especially when they are subtle and give a texture effect.  Here are a couple from a while back.

For this one, I used Color Club Electro Candy neon purple with blue shimmer as the base nail polish color.  On top of that, I stamped Color Club Electro Candy neon blue with green shimmer with Bundle Monster plate BM-203.  I topped it off with Revlon clear top coat.   The result was definitely not noticeable from very far away, but looked pretty neat up close.

On this one, I used L.A. Colors gunmetal gray (BCC 558?) as the base nail polish color, stamped Nabi Neon Purple with Bundle Monster plate BM-214, and stamped Nabi Purple Glitter over that with plate BM-201.  On top is Revlon clear top coat.  I liked how the colors mixed into a metallic gray purple from far away.  I took these pics a few days into the manicure, so my nails are showing some edge wear.