Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fly Away With Me

I recently purchased some more Butter London polishes from Nordstroms and I gotta say I really like their brand... I decided to do a girly mani with one of my new polishes.

Ok so I started with Butter London's Marrow which is a deep purple color..

I used 2 coats of Marrow on all my fingers..(i showed the first picture where I used a custom white balance and auto white balance for the rest of the pics)

Then I used my Bundle Monster plate 205 with the butterfly design on the left side..

and I used China Glaze Gr8 to stamp ( I liked that it had a holo effect but indoors it wasnt too in your face kind..)

so I just went ahead and stamped all my fingers (this is pre-clean up)


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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Eau So Fresh Daisy Perfume and Manicure ^_^

Recently I just bought Marc Jacob's Daisy Eau So Fresh perfume..it's so girly and fun.. and then I was inspired by the whimsical bottle and box it came in.

So I decided to do a daisy manicure inspired by this box.

I used my dotting tools to create the daises...

I used OPI's In the Spot-light as the base color ans Sally Hansen's Mellow Yellow and White On for the daises..

Then using Milani's Jewel FX polish I dotted a speck of gold glitter in the middle of each daisy just like how the perfume box does..

So after 2 coats of In the Spot-light, I used my dotting tool to randomly create daisies onto each finger and place the gold glitter... then to give the whole mani a nice sparkle I used Northern Lights Holographic Top coat in silver on top of the whole mani...

Thumb- close up

pointer finger- close up

Middle finger

Ring finger


Viola!~Pin It

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Girly Pink Ombre

After I did my Purple Ombre Mani I was itching to do another ombre mani but with different colors...and finally I decided to do a red/pink ombre mani...

I had the hardest time picking what colors to use...

see? I even had to swatch random colors of that family to see what would go together...

I decided to use Zoya's Blair for my thumb, Essie's Canyon Coral with China Glaze Mrs. Clause (not pictured) on my pointer finger, Cult Nail's Devious Nature on my middle finger, L'oreal's Trust Fund Baby on my ring finger, and finally Essie's Sugar Daddy on my pinky..

I think the colors went pretty well together...

Most of the colors I chose were creme colors and I like sparkle..a lot.. so on top of all the colors I added a coat of Northern Lights hologram top coat in gold...

Zoya- Blair on my thumb...

Essie- Canyon Coral with China Glaze- Mrs. Clause

Cult Nails- Devious Nature

L'oreal- Trust Fund Baby

and Essie's Sugar Daddy on my pinky..(hehe sorry for the weird picture..i took it after I took the other ones and realized I didnt take one for this finger)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dots are so much fun...

The other day I had a girls day out with my girlfriends and wow I spent a bunch of money on polishes hehe... That day we went to Ihop and we walked around in Waikiki and did manicures...overall it was a fun day... I bought a couple of Zoya polishes and I did a fun dot manicure..

I used Zoya's Cheryl and Tallulah for this color scheme... I really liked this design and color but I decided to change the color scheme when I got home...

I used Blair and Pasha for my dot mani when I got home..

First I alternated every other finger with Blair and Pasha (*sigh* Blair is such a pretty deep ruby red...I love it...its such a dreamy color~)

Then using my dotting tool I placed 3 dots of Pasha onto my Blair fingers..I placed the 2 larger dots first then placed the small dot in after (I used the bigger end of the dotting tool to create the bigger dots and the smaller end for the small dots)

Then I put the Blair dots onto my Pasha fingers..

Voila!I'm glad I took off the blue/brown scheme.. I like this color scheme more.. it feels like its more feminine and I think the two colors compliment each other more then Cheryl and Tallulah...

and then here are some shots of my girl's day out manicure fun..
hehe our table spread out with all sorts of goodness...

This was my friend's mani..she used OPI- Meet me on the star ferry and Princesses Rule... this makes me want to pick up a bottle of princesses rule too ;)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pink Sundae :3

Wow 20 followers..thanks for all your support! So my co-worker Jennifer just came back from her trip to Seattle and she bought me some polishes from the Julep Salon...so I decided to do a cute girly mani with them....
My co-worker bought me the pink, purple, and gold. I used Essie's Little Brown Dress for the "chocolate sauce"

This pink color is called Reese and it has a nice bubblegum pink creme finish.

First I did two coats of Reese..(the formula was a bit thick but it wasn't bad where a little nail polish thinner couldn't fix)...

The purple (Anne) was hard to capture...it is actually a middle tone of the two pictures..I changed my mind after I took all the mani pics so I don't have pictures of my ring finger "in the process" of turning into purple.

Then I used Essie's- Little Brown Dress to create the "chocolate" sauce that "drips" onto the nail.

So its relatively easy, just use a rather thick coat of polish that you would like to use as the "sauce" and then from the top 1/3 of the nail just make random strokes to give it that drippy sauce effect.
As you can see it doesn't need to be neat or uniform on every nail it can be free-handedly done

For my purple nail I did a gold "sauce" I used Julep- Sienna.

Then for the "cherry on top" I added rhinestones to the top right corner to each nail. voila!

Now here's a peek at my stash of polishes ^_^

Here's all my OPI's and Sephora by OPIs

Here's China Glaze, Cult Nails, Nars, Seche Vite, Holo Top Coats, and Star Gazer polish

Here's my Zoya, Essie, Color Club, Milani,Nubar, Loreal, Sinful, Orly, and Jessie's Girl polishes

and my last box is my Revlon, Sally Hansen, Rimmel, NYX, random polishes from Hong Kong and my stamping polishes (konad and bp store)Pin It