Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nail Art on Toes: Butterflies and Flowers

I actually have nail art on all my nails at the same time *gasp*! Are y'all as shocked as me? I've been really interested in nail art and getting better lately. So if you hate feet or are disgusted by them turn back now!

This is my first time using LEX Cosmetics polish even though I got them a LONG time ago for free from sneakpeeq. Note that this is in no way a review of the polish, I will only mention the generals that are important to every nail polisher :)

I used 2 coats of LEX Cosmetics polish in Lil Mama (again free from sneakpeeq not for a review!); pink, blue and purple acrylic paint that I mixed with white acrylic paint all by Apple Barrel (.57 cents each!); Tulip glitter I got from Hobby Lobby on clearance (see here) and the flowers are Kiss nail decals (see embellishment post here).

All I did was paint random little butterflies all over in different colors. They aren't perfect but I still think they are cute! I put a little top coat over a couple of the butterflies and brushed corresponding colored glitter over them which definitely added something but made them lose their definition lol. So I ended up just going over all the nails with Jordana Crystal Glitter. I freakin love that stuff! Just found out where to get it again and I was ecstatic! The answer is KMart if you don't know. I've had the same bottle for years and it's kinda yellowed and really goopy even with tons of polish thinner so you can understand why I love my new bottle so much. 

Lil Mama is a great formula though pretty expensive generally. It applied nicely and was a little shear with just one coat. In the bottle it's kind of got a silver metallic sheen but not on the nail. 

So what do you think? Do you do nail art on your toes? Let me know in the comments below!
As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Rainbow Cheetah!

Otherwise known as no festive manis over here lol.

I've wanted to do this for a while and I actually tried rainbow on my toes last week but I hated the way they came out. This is inspired by Colette from My Simple Little Pleasures
I used a Q-Tip to do the sponging, I find it's usually easier and neater. I used Ulta Sweetheart Pink, Sally Hansen Inst-Dri Lightning and Fingerpaints Inkblot Blue. I started by putting pink on the top of my nail at the cuticle as well as at the tip. Then going to yellow work halfway down the pink so that it (is supposed to make) makes orange. Go far enough down with the yellow so that you have a strip of yellow plus another length of it. Now add the blue. Start by going over the yellow to make green. Keep going all the way down the nail so you get purple at the bottom. 
The yellow I used is far too opaque to really show orange well unfortunately. I'm pretty happy with the rest of the colors though :) The pink could have been brighter but that's ok. Neon colors work best with this mani. I did start off with 2 coats of LA Colors White so that the colors would pop more. 
I added random little different facing c's, spots and dots using my Metallic Black acrylic paint by Folk Art. It isn't really different at all from the regular black though so I'd say save your money lol. 

The spots on my right hand are a little more messy, I'm still pretty shaky but I still like it :) I do wish the colors showed up more vibrant in the pics. 
What do you think? Will you be trying this one?
As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Penis? 18+ only please!

Are you at least 18 years of age? Can you take a joke? If the answer is yes keep reading. If the answer is no then please go back to wherever you just came from.

Ok then for all of you still with me, I have some crazy nails! You may know I've been working on painting more and you also may know what this is already if you follow me on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. 

Penis Nails! Yes, of course, I had to lol. As one of my friends said, "no bees or butterflies for you when you decide to practice more realism!" 

I should probably note that this is really only half a mani, I was in training that week and I didn't have time to do art on my right hand. Though it was gonna totally be almost as epic as the left.


I'm not gonna explain what is what, if you can't figure it out you just aren't pervy enough lol. 
Two coats of WnW Black Creme and the rest is acrylic paints that I mixed to make the perfect colors. 
So what do you think? Would you ever do something really naughty like this?
As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Mini Haul from Hobby Lobby

**Note** This post is a couple of weeks old now because of running out of pic storage room here. But I fixed it for now :D

I haven't been into a Hobby Lobby until recently  when I got some glitter and water soluble ink but I've been trying to find a decent striping brush so I went back in today. I can never leave with just one thing though lol.
What I got: 

A bag of feathers; Folk Art acrylic paint in metallic gold, silver and black; Apple Barrel acrylic paint in a skin tone color; Tulip glitter caddies that were on clearance; black glitter and another art brush. The Love My Nails polish is Frosted Purple and I got it from my friend Stephie. She was showing me her polish and I begged her for it lol. I have one but it's almost empty :( Yay for backups! 
The gold paint in the back on the right side is tempera paint. It's pearlescent and looked really cool and it was on clearance so I got it lol. 
Do you guys like Hobby Lobby? Any idea where to get a decent striping brush?
As always, thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

Hey guys

Please come see me on the Facebook page! I ran out of storage room on here and while I'm working on it I've been putting everything on Facebook! I have some nails you really don't want to miss lol.  

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Funky French with Flowers

I have to admit I'm a little behind on this post. I did these Thanksgiving week and wore them till a couple days ago. I usually do my nails by Wednesday night since most of my art stuff and a little bit of my polish lives at work. I swear that was my intention but I got to watching Robin Moses videos at work all week and I just never ended up doin it lol. Anywho nails! 

One coat of Sinful Colors Amethyst; black, green, white and yellow acrylic paint (all Apple Barrel) and topped with Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple and NYC Matte Me Crazy. My original intention was to just do the purple and black but then it needed something so I added the little flowers. Which made me realize I want to try more advanced art and get better which started the Robin watching lol. Stick around for the next post I promise it's going to be crazy!!! 
So what do you think of the nails? I liked them! And they wore really well considering the tips were acrylic paint lol. 
As always, thanks for stopping by :)