Posts Tagged ‘Nail art’

NailArt Sunday – Circuit Board

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Being a geek I just couldn’t miss out on Lela’s NailArt Sunday today, since the theme for this week is circuit boards. I wanted to do something a little different than the standard green circuit board, so I went for a blue version. The base is two coats of China Glaze Man Hunt, and the lines where made with L. A. Girl Funkadelic. The dots where made with China Glaze Millennium and Wet n Wild Black Creme. And let me tell you one thing, it’s not easy making straight lines with a dotting tool! I think I need some better equipment for nail art.. Anyway, this is what the manicure ended up looking like:





My fiancé was almost disappointed that I didn’t do my other hand as well so I could wear it to work tomorrow =) But I’ll think I’ll do a full version someday when I have time to do a better job with it.

Nailart Sunday – A distasteful manicure

Sunday, May 12th, 2013

LeLack has been having a theme this week on her blog called “Gräsliga veckan” – which you could translate to terrible/horrid/ugly week. I managed to dig up this awful thing I did a few months ago. I was doing nail art with the theme food, and thought it would be a good idea to do a hot dog manicure.

I think the photo speaks for itself:


Can it get any uglier? The base is China Glaze Street Chic, and then I’ve made the mustard and ketchup stripes with Miyo Sunny and Eyeko Saucy Polish. Let’s just say that this manicure didn’t stay on for long.. =)

My Birthday Manicure

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

How about some nail art this beautiful Sunday? I rarely have something to contribute to Lela’s NailArt Sundays, but today I had something in my stash. This manicure was something I did for my birthday party back in April. I have now turned 30, does that mean I’m a grown up now? Hell no!  =)

The base is three coats of China Glaze Dance Baby, and then I made irregular spots with the dark pink Traffic Jam using a dotting tool. I then followed up with Black Creme from Wet n Wild along the edges of Traffic Jam. On top of that I applied Poshé topcoat. I’m quite pleased with this manicure, even if it was made in a hurry. On the index finger nail you can see that it got a little stringy, it was probably because the polish had dried a little too much when I applied it with the dotting tool.

The manicure is a little worn here as I took the photos after a couple of days.


I did have some inspiration for this manicure:


What is it? It’s one of the coolest pair of shoes I own, Pink Friday from Iron Fist:


Pink and leopard print, can it get any better? I love these shoes! Though my feet didn’t love them after a few hours…

NailArt Sunday – Tänd Ett Ljus

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

The theme for LeLack’s NailArt Sunday this week is a Swedish Christmas song called Tänd Ett Ljus, which mean Light a candle. I’ve been doing quite a literal interpretation of the lyrics, which includes darkness, (children of the) the earth, a candle, and a falling star. It’s one of my favorite songs this time of year so it was really fun to do.

I started with two coats of A England Bridal Veil, for a dark starry night sky. With dotting tools I did a very irregular candle. For the globe I first painted a half circle with China Glaze Man Hunt, and then Catrice King Of Greens was added with a dotting tool. This is a very arbitrary world map =)

For the star fall I first tried to paint a star by hand, but it failed miserably so I just put on a star that I had in my stash, and the star trail was made with OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle.

Here’s a shot of all the polishes used:

L-R: A England Bridal Veil, China Glaze Man Hunt, Catrice King Of Greens, MIYO Sunny, Eyeko Coral Polish, China Glaze Snow, OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle.

Now I need to go and do everything that has to be done for tomorrow, like wrapping all the Christmas gifts and deciding what manicure to wear tomorrow. Do you know what you’ll be wearing for Christmas? I’m thikning of something green or silver.

NailArt Sunday – Stone Marble

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

You don’t see a lot of nail art on this blog, and that’s something that I’m trying to do something about. Some of my excuses are lack of time and lack of skills, but you have to practice to get better right? And today is Sunday so I can actually take part of Lela’s NailArt Sunday! When I saw this beautiful manicure at One Inch Nails yesterday I wanted to try something similar myself. Can you really go wrong with some plastic wrap?

Well, my take on it is nowhere near as beautiful, but I kinda like the effect, it reminds me of stone marble so that’s what I’ve decided to call it. The base is a week old manicure with China Glaze Below Deck, a taupe/mauve type of color. I figured I should go with another neutral color on top, so I chose Pelican Gray from the same collection. I applied one coat of that, and then immediately dabbed away on the nails with a piece of scrunched plastic wrap.  To get an even texture I then added a coat of Seche Vite. The index finger nail looks a bit messy, I had to redo a part of that nail.

This last picture is pretty bad in quality, but I just wanted to show you a full hand photo of the manicure:

It may not be the most exciting manicure, but I like it with its discrete colors.

NailArt Sunday – Wicked Baby Tiger

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

After seeing all the lovely nail art manicures that pop up every Sunday thanks to Lela’s NailArt Sundays, I thought I’d try to come up with something as well for this Sunday. The base is China Glaze Wicked Style, and I did a simple gradient with the light pink Dance Baby on the tips, using a sponge. When that was done I had no idea what to do next.  After some fails on my right hand I decided to just do some simple stripes with a black Ink Nail Art polish from NYX. One coat of Seche Vite, and then it was done!

I really like this, and I’ll be sad to see it go. But I’ll probably do something like this again in the future.


My Easter Manicure with MIYO

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

I had big plans for my nails yesterday, but as usual time ran out and all I had was two coats of polish that didn’t give full coverage. So today I fixed it up a bit so I can show it to you.

I’ve tried some creme polishes from the new brand MIYO, the pink Cocktail that you’ve probably seen on other blogs a while ago, and the yellow Sunny. I ended up with four coats of each to make it even and then a coat of Seche Vite. The formula is pretty nice on these, and they dry pretty fast. But to be honest I generally suck at applying creme polishes, that’s one of the reasons I usually stick to shimmery ones. If you’re better than me you can probably get away with two-three coats.

The photos are taken in cloudy weather:

Cocktail is a beautiful and soft bubblegum pink.

Sunny is a nice yellow polish, it’s not so warm so that it leans to orange, it’s just plain yellow. It’s actually my second yellow creme ever, the first one being a 15 year old dried up thing from some cheap brand that I don’t remember at the moment.

So, to make this more Easter like I took my dotting tools for a spin, and ended up with this creation:

Now, what’s that I’m holding?

That rooster looks mighty scared.. =)

I’ve used the following polishes for the design:

White – China Glaze Snow
Turquoise – China Glaze Aquadelic
Orange – Viva La Diva 115
Black – NYX Ink Nail art

I should probably have used white on all the eyes and not just the thumb, but I guess they look okay that way as well.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful Easter!