Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 10 - Recreate Your Favorite

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge:
Day 10 - Recreate Your Favorite

I can't believe this is over! I have has so much fun with this. Big thanks to Erica for putting this together!
Also big round of applause to all the ladies that participated for showing off your lovely works of nail art.

I chose to base this on off of 
OMG Wait What Polish Is That's 
Day # 6 Inspired By A Tutorial Post.

I used a turkey feather to be floating around my house. 
I thought it would be a lot harder to do.

I hope you enjoy this mani.

I used Pure Ice Magnetic Nail Effects: Ion-ically Yours for the base, I love the color, but did not use a magnet on it. I used Seche Vite for my topcoat, and Seche Clear for my base coat.

This is a picture of my inspiration mani.

Julep - Trina

Trina by Julep
This polish is described as a deep aubergine shimmer. 
Trina is from the Bombshell collection, 
I got this in my November Bombshell box. 
I love this color. I would describe it as a 
shimmery red with purple undertones.

What is your Julep style?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 9 - Water Marble

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge:
Day 9 - Water Marble

I have to admit I do not like doing water marbling. I love the way other people's look, not mine so much yet.

I liked the colors from the last challenge, so I tried them for this, alas not much impact.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 8 - Gradient Nails

Erica's Nails and More's
November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge:
Day 8 - Gradient Nails

This has been a crazy couple of days for us. Two Thanksgivings, one hosted at our house, one at the in-laws.

Decided to do a relaxing mani inspired by the ocean.
I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 7 - Stripes/Lines

Erica's Nails and More's
November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge:
Day 7 - Stripes/Lines

I went with a Thanksgiving Day color scheme for this 
challenge, as I will be wearing them tomorrow.

I alternated between creme colors on my thumb, middle and pinky fingers and shimmery colors on my pointer and ring finger.

I think I got both stripes and lines in this one it was a lot of fun I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

This one needed a LOT of clean up.

Using the striping tape one of my lovely ladies at work 
bought me this week.


Supplies used:

Striping Tape: special thanks to Pat!
Sinful Colors: Could 9, Happy Ending, Let's Meet, and Innocent. China Glaze: With Love and Red Pearl. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry: Lightning. Sally Hansen Extreme Wear: Sun Kissed. Dark lines: Finger Paints: Picasso's Puce.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Guest post at datyork LOVES

I will be guested over at datyork LOVES. The lovely Dahlia has a busy few weeks ahead of her. So when she asked for help from her fellow bloggers, I offered to put up a design for her.

Christmas Collage

Saturday, November 17, 2012

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge: Day 6 - Inspired By Another's Nails

November 10-Day Nail Art Challenge:
Day 6 - Inspired By Another's Nails

I was inspired to do bowling nails as we are to 
go to me nieces birthday party bowling today.

I found beautifully done nails by
Top Coat It

These are her nails.

I used two of my newest glittery polishes in this mani
and my new nail striping tape I got in the mail, 
and nail art gems by Cheeky.

In this mani I used Pure Ice: Super Star for 
the pins with red striping tape.
For my accent nail I used Nina: Purple Crossing 
for the base,with Nina: Boys 'N' Berries 
and China Glaze: Liquid Leather and 
Cheeky nail art gems for the holes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Light Box

So I have been seeing a lot of posts on my many nail blogs that I follow about light boxes. So I decided to make one. It is nothing fancy, but I love it. It makes getting the right picture that much easier, rather than trying to use a lamp or get the right light outside. Certainly much better than using the flash *shutters* on my camera. I really need a different camera than this, I am using our video camera. Not the best for still shots, but it will do for now.  

I figured I would share with you what I did.

Materials: Cardboard box, packing tape, white poster board (with a shiny side), white tissue paper, and Exacto knife. I also had different colors of one color plain wrapping paper.
Step One: Get a cardboard box.... Very hard to do let me tell you.
Step Two: Cut flaps off box. I kept these for a later use in the project.
Step Three: Lay box on side.
Step Four: Cut windows in three sides.
Step Four: Tape tissue paper over windows that were cut out.
Step Six: Tape poster board shiny side up inside box on what was the bottom 
and the fourth side that had no window cut out of it.
Step Seven: Using lamps pick the type of bulb and wattage that you prefer to get the
look you are going for, pointed at tissue paper windows and click away!!!
***Extra step for those who want to.
I used the flaps that I cut off my box and covered them in plain colored
wrapping paper. I use these as interchangeable colored 
backgrounds which can really make your designs pop.

Here are a few pics of the box and a few example pics on inside the box and outside.

This was taken in regular lighting.

This was taken with a flash

This was taken inside the light box.

These are some pictures of the light box.