Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Swatchtober - Different Dimensions Silenced The Lambs Collection

Happy Wednesday all! I have some Halloween swatches for today :)

Before we get to the swatches, let me just mention that I'm currently working on a new halloween tutorial but have not had time to film since I've been completely swamped with work/school work.

The Silences The Lambs collection is based off on one of my favorite horror films – Silence of the Lambs.

Now onto the swatches!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Swatchtober - Pretty & Polished Halloween 2013 Collection

Happy Sunday! Along with tutorials (which I have another one coming up soon) I wanted to swatch some Halloween collections.

I'm calling it swatchtober (I'm so witty, right?) and I'm starting it off my swatching the Pretty & Polished Halloween 2013 collection. This collection consists of three polished, one of which glows in the dark and another which is color changing.

There are A LOT of photos for these, so I included the rest of the post after the jump!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Halloween Gravestone Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Saturday everyone!

For the month of October I thought it would be fun to do some halloween nail art tutorials. Tutorials isn't something I do, like ever. I might have two tutorials on this blog, but I decided to give it a shot and I made a video tutorial as well as a picture tutorial for these gravestone nails.

The video & picture tutorial are featured after the jump!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

31DC2013 ROUND-UP!

Phew! The 31DC2013 is officially over. I've rounded up all my nail art for the challenge in this post (click on the photos to go to each one's individual post)

I always love seeing all of them together like this after the challenge is over.

I have to admit, the challenge this year was definitely more difficult for me than last year. I guess having two jobs and going to school and painting my nails every day was more difficult than I thought it would be.

Either way, I am very proud of what I've accomplished this year. Some of my favorite designs are the Orioles, pineapples, shark camo, tribal and Spirited Away, but I can honestly sit here and say I am proud of every single mani I did. SO very very glad it's over though.

View last years round up post.

31DC2013: Day 31 - Honor Nails You Love

Finally the final prompt!!! I'm so excited I could cry, but I'll probably just go to sleep instead haha :)

For this prompt I decided to recreate a mani that was posted by Magnifique Nails earlier today. While searching for a mani to recreate, I refreshed my blogger page and saw these and loved them so much I decided I didn't need to look any farther.

I changed up the color of the chevron a little bit, just used a lighter grey, but I really love this design.

She also did a tutorial, so make sure you check it out!

For these nails, I used China Glaze White On White as a base. I painted the chevron on with OPI Skull & Glossbones and then painted the triangular-ish shaped with OPI Pink Friday and OPI Mermaid Tears.

SO I must say, I am super happy this challenge is over. It was really difficult for me this year, but my goal is always to at least finish on time, and I did, so I feel really accomplished. I'm also proud of pretty much every manicure I did, even the five that I did just today.

Now to decided whether or not to do homework or nap for an hour and then do homework.... hmmm..

31DC2013: Day 30 - Inspired by a Tutorial

Surprisingly, I've never done a houndstooth design before, so I decided for this prompt I would find a tutorial and finally do one :)

I definitely need practice still, but overall I'm pretty happy with my first attempt.

I followed this tutorial on Flutter & Drum by 10 Blank Canvases.

I used OPI Mermaid Tears, OPI Planks A Lot, and OPI Sparrow Me The Drama as base colors and painted on the houndstooth design with China Glaze White On White.

Next time I take on this design, I will definitely make the squares smaller so I can fit more of the pattern on.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

31DC2013: Day 29 - Inspired by the Supernatural

Last year for this prompt, I did werewolves, this year I decided to interpret this more as ghosts or spirits.

I decided to do my design based off of a Ouija Board. A Ouija Board, or Spirit Board, is a flat board covered in letters, numbers, as well as certain words like "yes" "no" and "goodbye" and is used to contact spirits. This is done by placing your hands on the planchette and asking questions and the spirit would then move the planchette to answer.

When I was younger and we would use it at sleepovers, I would always be the one who moved the planchette and made my group of friends believe we were actually in contact with spirits.

On my pointer finger, I have painted a planchette with Serum No. 5 Day Glow. I painted a pentagram on my thumb and 666 on the rest of my fingers.

Here's a photo of the planchette in the dark :)

31DC2013: Day 28 - Inspired by a Flag

It took me awhile to figure out what to do for this prompt. I wanted to do a fictional flag, more than an actual flag.

I decided to base my design off of the flags on the goal poles in mario.

I put the Bowser flag on my middle finger and the Mario flag on my ring. I then mimicked the brick on the bottom of the flag pole on the rest of my fingers.

This mani all kinds of makes me want to stop everything I've doing and start playing Super Mario for the Wii U.