Wednesday, October 22, 2014

31 Days of October... Monster Nails

Hey everybody:) Today I have some really cute monster nails to share with y'all. I saw these from @strawbrie on Pinterest... here is the original photo. For my nails I used Milani Fresh Teal and Polish Me Silly Clowning Around. Here are my Monster Nails!



I just love this mani! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of this mani!

Happy Polishing Everyone!
Love,
~Anne~

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

31 Days of October... Dot's French Tips

Hey everybody:) Today I have a simple and cute way to dress up your boring french tips, dots! Yup its that easy to go from boring to whats hot... adding a few dots in Fall colors and maybe a sticker is just what the doctor ordered for Fall! I started out with a basic french tip and then added orange (China Glaze Stoked to Soaked) and black (Salon Perfect Oil Slick) dots, I always like a little more so I also added a spider sticker to my ring finger. Here is my Dot's French Tips.



I love this mani and if you're not ready for orange and black try other Fall colors! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of this mani!

Happy Polishing Everyone!
Love,
~Anne~

Monday, October 20, 2014

31 Days of October... Holo and Ghosts!

Hey everybody:) Today I have a simple Halloween mani for y'all to try, Holo and Ghosts! Start of with a holo polish for you base coat, I used Color Club Cosmic Fate and then add some ghost stickers (or whatever kind you like) ... instant Halloween mani! No Muss and No Fuss! Here is my Holo and Ghosts mani!


Cosmic Fate is an orange holo polish that really is perfect for Halloween! Leave me a comment and tell me what you think of this mani.

Happy Polishing Everybody!
Love,
~Anne~



Sunday, October 19, 2014

SinfulColors is ready for Halloween!

Hi all today I have for you four glitters polishes and Glow in the Dark Polish from SinfulColors (that was sent to me for review). I am showing you the glitters over white because I thought you would get a better feel of the glitter. I started with one coat (for all the glitters) on my pinky, two coats on my ring finger, three coats on my middle finger and four coats on my index. I did not use my blotting trick I usually do with glitter. So you could see how the glitter dragged and filled out.
 
Cauldron Couture is clear base with black and green hex glitter in many sizes. I liked that they tossed in the black with the green it reminds me of Wicked something I could see on Elphaba. It's a beautiful glitter that sparkles in the sun. 
 
 
 
Mystery Moonshine is a clear base with is a glitter that looks like confetti. Confetti like a kid got a hold of paper and started to cut here and there tiny pieces. The colors of Mystery Moonshine are blue, orange and green. The base of M.M. is slightly tinted but hardly noticeable.
 
 
 
Pumpkin Spice is orange hex glitter and mini gold glitter polish with a slightly tinted base (it's especially noticeable when you get up there with four coats of polish). I really like this one and I can see it would perfect for a gradient manicure with a little pumpkin in the corner of your nail.
 
 
 

 

 
Splatter Spell is copper/orange and black glitter some a larger hexes, tiny hexes and there is also triangles in there for the copper/orange color. I liked this polish at coat three! It was the perfect of not to much but just enough that it made me happy.
 


 Glow In The Dark is just what is says it is. It is a great glow in the dark polish. Here I'm showing you G.I.T.D over black and white. My first two pictures are over black and my last picture is over white.
I started with my black base I then layered two coats of gitd and stamped in black. The stamping wasn't very visible unless you are staring at my nails exactly what I wanted. When I turned on the black light on you could see everything perfectly. My Stamping was done with bundle monster plates Pinky- BM305, Ring- BM224, Middle-BM413, Index- BM414.
 Second gitd picture isn't great but I wanted to show you white with gitd on top of it. It popped that's for sure but the white stamp on top was drowned out by the glow of the gitd polish. On my middle finger I tried a drag marble (black base and lines of white and gitd) it worked out really well and I liked it but not exactly showing the drag to well in the picture. I stamped my nails with my new plate from MoyouUK plate Gothic #05 bats, skull (I guess my nail isn't long enough for it just yet) and stiches.

 
 
 
You can find these at Walgreens and Target now. There are a total fourteen shades in the 2014 Wicked Color Collection. So this is just the tip of the iceberg in colors for the collection. Tell me which is your favorite? I really liked GITD and Pumpkin Spice. Have a great day everyone!
 
Looking for SinfulColors you can find them here and here on Facebook. 
 
 
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Saturday, October 18, 2014

31 Days of October... Green Spider Webs

Hey everybody:) Today I have some neon nail art for y'all! There is nothing like Fall and all the wonderful things that come along with it, a.k.a. Halloween! For this mani I used Milani Totally 80's and Salon Perfect Oil Slick. I started off with making a decal of a spider web let that dried and then applied. Green nails and then a hand painted spider (not my best but it's there), Bam! instant mani! Here is Green Spider Webs!



Cute idea... like I said not my best art work, but you get the idea! LOL Leave me a comment and let me know if you like this idea or not!

Happy Polishing Everyone!
Love,
~Anne~

Friday, October 17, 2014

31 Days of October... Jack the Pumpkin King!

Hey everybody:) Today I have a really cute Jack the Pumpkin King mani to share with y'all, I first saw this on Pinterest by Botanic Nails. The mani in her picture made me want to try these out, and I love them! I started out with my base colors white and orange. Made dots on my pointer finger in black and orange and the started on Jack's head, after that had time to dry I then took striping tape and made the black lines under Jack's head. Here is my version of Jack the Pumpkin King!





Oh how I love Halloween! These nails are down right adorable! Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this mani.

Happy Polishing Everyone!
Love,
~Anne~

Thursday, October 16, 2014

31 Days of October... Water Marbling Tips and Tricks!

Hey everybody:) Today we have a water marbling video for y'all and some of our tips and tricks to help with marbling.

Tips and Tricks:

1. Use room temperature filtered water. This helps with the polish not drying out while you w.m. Too cold(water)- fast dry..... too hot (water)- fast dry

2. I use tape around my nails to help with clean up, some people use glue but I find this too long of a process and messy. Speaking of tape- I tape around the top of my finger and across the bottom of my nail by the cuticle. When cutting the tape away I cut the back(bottom side of my finger) and pull the tape off around my nail.

3. Try a drop of nail polish remover in the water (I use pure acetone), I know y'all are like "WHAT" but it helps with the spreading of the polish. Drop the remover in and mix up the water.

4. NOT ALL POLISH IS CREATED EQUAL! What I mean is that start off with cream polishes (cheap ones!) Don't try to use shimmers, mattes, holos, glitters, or anything other than cream polish to start. This way you can practice and get the hang of how to w.m. After you get the hang of it try other polishes some are really awesome to w.m. with.

5. When first making your bulls-eye make sure the polish reaches all the way to the edge of the cup/votive, this helps by not dragging all your polish to one side.

6. Wipe your toothpick off after each drag through the w.m. You can see this in the video below.

7. Make sure there isn't a breeze, polish dries quickly sometimes, you don't want to help it along!

8. Sometimes you get those bubbles, well sometimes they are just there but if you go straight into the water (not holding your nail at an angle, that helps) and not going to fast into the water (slow but not slug speed and steady).

9. Try different polish! Some polishes don't like each other and won't w.m. well together so sometimes you have to try 3 whites to get the one that will w.m. with what you got going on.

10. When dragging and making your design don't waste time! Polish waits for no one and will dry whether you like it or not.

11. Have a paper towel under your cup/votive. W.M. is messy business, this helps with water and wiping off the toothpick.

12. A bit of cuticle oil on the toothpick will help with gliding through polish.

13. Practice with the colors you want to use before starting, to make sure they spread together properly and make the design you want.

14. Use a base color like white or something that will help give the w.m. a good foundation.

15. When you have pulled your finished w.m. out of the water and see the awesomeness take the tape off and then take another toothpick around the cuticle too help with clean up around the cuticle.

16. Clean up with non acetone, it usually won't make the polish run and make a bigger mess. It means a little more work but no running!

17. I did address bubbles up at the top, here is another thing I do sometimes. When I pull out my finished w.m. and see bubbles I take a pin and pop them and then take a toothpick and apply a drop of polish that is missing. Sometimes it is in the middle of two colors and you can't make it perfect but this will help if you can't stand those pesky bubbles.

18.  Make sure you have everything you need before you start. Cup/ votive, paper towel, toothpick, orange stick to clean up with, polish (open tops for quick use), room temp. water, polish remover, tape or glue, scissors, a few extra toothpicks (for clean up around cuticle and bubbles), a piece of paper to stick the used tape to after you cut it off, TIME: make sure you have the time to do all your nails!

19. Making sure the polish is new and not old- this helps with spreading. Old polish can get nasty and new polish is smooth and easy to use.

20. Did you know that you can add dots on top of your w.m. YES! This will add a extra color or a little punch to your mani. Sometime you can rid yourself of those bubbles adding dots will cover them up.

21. Did you know you can move the cup/votive to get the w.m. the way you want! YES! Just use a gentle hand when turning the cup as to not mess up your finished w.m.


Okay now that you have some of our Tips and Tricks, here is an easy flower w.m. design video (this was the first design I learned how to do). For this w.m. I used Zoya Belinda, Thandie, Faby Black is Black, and China Glaze Fairy Dust(as a top coat). Good Luck and have fun water marbling!

video




Finished look with China Glaze Fairy Dust as a top coat.


We really hope this helps y'all! Just remember that you need to practice at water marbling to get the hang of doing it. Leave us any comments about what you have tried and know works or a question cause you might still need some help.

Happy Water Marbling Everyone!
Love,
~Anne and Pat~