Here is a another simple manicure! I used "Lacey Lilac" by Sally Hansen for the base color and Recollection's sparkles. I used tape in order to make the lines. It chipped pretty fast unfortunately, but it was pretty while it lasted! Here are some more pics...
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
This is a really simple manicure cause I'm kinda busy right now. It's two coats of "Lacey Lilac" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, and one coat of "Brooke" by Julep as a shimmer top coat. The "Lacey Lilac" color is a creme finish, while "Brooke" has a jelly finish. It was a really thick manicure, and once it tried it looked really good because of it. Here are a few more pics!
Friday, June 29, 2012
These are absolutely some of my favorite nails. They are so incredibly easy to do and they look really cool (: Just paint your nails whatever base color you want, mine is "White On" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, and then put dots of colors in the corner (one color at a time). Take a tooth pick and pull it through the dot a few times. That's all! Add a top coat and Viola!
The colors used for my dots are:
"Fushia Power" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
"Blue for you" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Well unfortunately I had to attend a funeral the other day, and I figured that wearing bright purple nails wouldn't be such a great idea. These are what I cam up with! They're simple and elegant (: The black is "What's a Jack?" by OPI and the base color is "Snowflake Pink" by Revlon. I stamped the flower on with "White On" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. Here are more pics:
I know it's hard. I literally got over the habit a few months ago (I peeled them not bit them, but same concept)! Here are some tips on how to make this process easier. The first one is the most important in my opinion...
- Paint your nails! If you have an awesome design on your nails, it's much harder to destroy it! Plus, who likes the taste of nail polish - yuck!
- Dip your fingers in nail polish remover in the morning (non-acetone), the taste will help deter your fingers from getting near your mouth.
- Think. Think of everywhere your hands have been that day - door knobs, chairs, kitchen counters, trays, etc... Do you really want all of those things to be in your mouth?
- Finally, wear a rubber band. Every time you bite or peel your nails, snap it! Soon you'll associate biting/peeling your nails with a stinging pain.
Hope this helps! If you're still really having trouble, I can give you some more tips!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Here's a picture of the orange I used under it, Marmalade by Revlon. I used two coats of "Marmalade" and one coat of the Mango.
More pictures of the finished product!:
Friday, June 22, 2012
If you're always seeing these blogs where the girls all have every tool they could ever need and wonder how they can buy it all, you're not alone! Here are a few things that I have found can be switched for their more expensive doppelganger!
Cutitcle Oil --> Olive oil
Nail Polish Thinner --> Nail polish remover
Bad Tasting Nail Polish (for nail biters) --> Nail polish remover
Dotting Tool --> Pencil (the sharper the tip, the smaller the dot)
Pedicure for removing calluses --> Ped Egg (I love this thing so much)
Nail Art Colors --> One thin paint brush (make any color a nail art color)
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I wanted to do something different last night and this is it! I really like them, they're very edgy (: For the accent nails, I was going to do polka dots along the lines.. but I thought sparkles would look cool too (: The color underneath is that blue color from Forever 21 that I couldn't find the specific name for, and the lines and sparkles are from my Shany nail art polishes (:
Here are a bunch more pictures.. The blue doesn't completely contrast the blue but the subtlety is nice (:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Are your nails weak? Do they start to peel before they're as long as you want them to be? Well here are a few tips that will hopefully help that situation!
- Don't use acrylics. It's as simple as that! Everyone knows that they weaken your nails, but sometimes it's just too hard to resist. Even though you might get them because your nails are weak, if you let them rejuvenate for a few months, they should get better.
- Paint a clear base coat under the tips of them to make them less prone to breaking.
- Drink water! Did you know that on average you should be drinking about nine glasses of water a day?! Most of us don't even drink half of that and, trust me, your nails can feel the difference. Along with stronger nails, you'll see a difference in your skin and hair. Hydrate!
- Stop biting! I know it sounds obvious but biting your nails really wears them down. It also can interfere with your cuticles and give you hang nails ):
Monday, June 18, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Friday, June 15, 2012
Well I did these nails for my birthday, I think they're so fun! I love them (:
So I've been seeing these nails around pinterest lately.. and I saw a design that particularly caught my eye on katrinasnailblog.blogspot.com. So this is my take on them!
The red/orange color: "Mandy" by Julep
The sparkles: Silver sparkles by Love & Beauty
Lavender: "Lacey Lilac" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
White: "White On" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
I don't remember what all the dots are sorry (:
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
This manicure feels so elegant (: I love pinkish color underneath, it applies so well and smoothly! And the OPI sparkles are gorgeous. If I had this top coat before, I definitely would have worn it to one of my proms.
The base coat is: Revlon "Snowflake Pink"
The sparkles are: Sephora by OPI "It's Bouquet with Me"
How do you guys like this? Do you agree that it's elegant, or is it too sparkley?
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I adore this color. It's definitely in one of my all time favorites. It amazes me that such cheap nail polish from Forever 21 can look so good. This is two thin coats and it looks amazing. I just couldn't even bear to put nail art on it.. it looks great just the way it is! Hope you guys like it too!
The weird (and annoying) thing about Forever 21's nail polish is that they don't have a name on their cap.. SO! I typed in the product number into their website and it came up with nothing. "Patina" was next to the barcode under the description though so I typed that into their search bar too, and it came up with "Fairy Tale Blue," but that had a different product number. It also highly resembles "Shimmering Ocean" from their website (but again, they don't have the same product number). So sorry, I can't get you the exact name ): But here are the links to both colors.. Enjoy!
Fairy Tale Blue: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?category=Beauty&ProductID=1011202863&utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=product_feed
Shimmering Ocean: http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?category=Beauty&ProductID=1015036132&utm_source=google&utm_medium=base&utm_campaign=product_feed
Friday, June 8, 2012
Orange: "Marmalade" by Revlon
Yellow: "Lightening" by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
Blue: "Blue me Away" by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails
Here are more photos... Please excuse the henna...