Saturday, October 25, 2014

BB's Autumn Challenge: RED - Eldad's Lucky Leash Nail Art - Eldad Hagar's dog rescue videos - www.hopeforpaws.org


Hello everyone!




The inspiration for these nails are Eldad Hagar's dog rescue videos on YouTube. When he rescues dogs, he uses a red leash; Eldad's Lucky Leash, and I hope my nails remind you of it. ♥ I've selected a few of Eldad's amazing videos for you. So make yourself comfortable and make sure to have some tissues available, press play, and see how Eldad manage to get close to these traumatised dogs and make them trust him enough to change their lives. I hope you'll enjoy these videos! ♥

If you're interested in the nail art, feel free to scroll down after this sneak peek.






Here is a dog rescue video made by Eldad Hagar:





And here is one more:



This is the organization he links to in the video: HopeForPaws.org. It rescues dogs and other animals who are suffering. Hope for Paws is created by Audrey and Eldad Hagar.


And here is one more video made by Eldad Hagar:



How can anyone abandon their dog when they move? It's good to know that people like Eldad Hagar can come and rescue them, and to see how much better their lives get.


And here is one more video with a happy ending:



There's a very cute video for you at the end of the post.



Sadly, this rescue work doesn't get government funding, and I don't expect any of my readers to support rescue workers. But if you know someone who could give them a million or billion without ruining anyone's life, please show them these videos! Or if you share a video, and it gets shared and shared, and shared, you might help raise money and help more dogs. Or the video you share will reach a person who can give a dog a forever home.

So feel free to share his videos and anything from this blog post; videos, photos, or my blog post! :-)








If you want to take a look at Eldad's Lucky Leash to compare to my nail art, click here.


If you want to try this, please be careful, and watch this first: Stray dog rescue - step by step. And if cheeseburgers are not accessible or very expensive where you live, just use what you have. Tiny peaces of dried liver could be an option. Dried pig ears also seem to be tempting... 

This photo looked better after photoshop, didn't it?

Same as the first photo, no photoshop

No, the dog was not made when I was a child...



I did both hands for once, which felt good. But it was a challenge to photograph all fingers without a tripod. Yes, I'm holding the camera with my knees! LOL! :-)


Left hand:

Right hand:


The nail art:

I've been thinking about this nail art for months, ever since I saw the first video. I made this when Red was the theme for the Blogger Bragger's Autumn Nail Art Challenge. I hope my nails remind you of Eldad's Lucky Leash; a red leash with yellow hibiscus flowers, small blue flowers (Forget me Not?) and green leafs. I didn't have this kind of orange- red, but luckily I found a similar red on vacation. And when MoYou London released their Tropical stamping plates in August, I knew I had what I needed to make this.

I just painted my nails red and stamped the flowers and leafs on.

Products used:

Red polish - OPI: Cajun Shrimp
Stamping plates:
MoYou London: Tropical collection 02
Konad m77
Stamping polish:
Mundo de Uñas: 5 Turquoise, 11 Yellow, 25 Pastel Pink, 48 Military Green
Top coat: Seche Vite

and clay to make the dog



OPI: Cajun Shrimp is nearly a one coater, and a dream to work with. Sadly the red looks a little too orange on some photos.



If you buy Eldad's Lucky Leash, you can take a photo of your dog with the leash, and post it on Flickr.




Please help Eldad Hagar by sharing his videos! 


Easy way to share a video:

1 Click on play (the triangle)
2 Click on "YouTube" in the lower right corner
3 Click on like (a hand under the video)
4 Chose your social media by clicking on it (facebook, twitter, G+, etc.)
5 Click on share/ tweet/ etc.


Here is a cute rescue video for you! :-D Look how happy this puppy is in his new home! 



To see more videos, click here or wait for the next one. And when you have seen them all, subscribe, and you have next weeks rescue video to look forward to, just like me!


 ♥ Thank you Eldad Hagar for everything you do! ♥


Have a nice weekend everyone! ♥ Feel free to share!

EDITED: Feel free to link to other animal rescue organizations or animal helpers in the comments below! :-)

Lani

Thursday, October 23, 2014

My nails are on Random Nail Art!!!


Hello everyone!


Random Nail Art

I just wanted to tell you that my nails are on Random Nail Art! I was very happy when I got invited to share my nail art on Random Nail Art, (and even happier when I got more views). That's why there's a new button on the right side on my blog, that looks like the one above. Have you seen it? 

If you want to discover new nail art or new nail art blogs, just click on the button, and click on the next purple button. If you want to see nail art by another blogger, just click on the purple button on top of that page, and a different blogger's nail art will appear, and click again for a different bloggers nail art, and so on. It's nice if you just want to relax and look at nail art. 

Random Nail Art is a new site for nail art only. I've been told that we already are about 100 bloggers from all over the world, who have shared links to an enormous amount of nail art. If you're curious about which bloggers are participating, just click on the button above, and you'll find "The Random Nail Art Blogger Community" in the menu. Click on it to find thumbnails with links to our blogs. Or click here.

I don't know how The Sparkle Queen got this amazing idea to make a site where she not only adds links to different bloggers' nail art, but makes it possible for the nail art posts to be in rotation. This is what she wrote after we reached 5000 unique nail art posts! Yes 5000!!!

If you want to find out more about this site and how it works, just click on the large button to get started. 
Random Nail Art

♥ Thank you Sparkle Queen for letting me be a part of this community! ♥

Lani

Sunday, October 12, 2014

52 Week PICK N MIX Challenge - 3 colour gradient


Hello everyone!



The prompts for this week are "3 colour gradient" and "pink". I've already showed you my pink mani. This is my gradient. To see my photo tutorial and read how I made it, click here. This was the base for a stamped manicure; Autumn: Leafs over a Multichrome Gradient.




I used:

fast drying base coat: IsaDora: #600 Clear

black polish: GOSH :Nero
a fanbrush
a toothpick
and 3 multichromes from Enchanted polish:

Enchanted Polish: Magical Mystery Tour 
Enchanted Polish: Hey Jude
Enchanted Polish: I Am The Walrus

fast drying top coat: Seche Vite

a fake nail for my broken pinkie



I had to publish this before the deadline. Now I've added more photos:

Daylight:












I think the rest are taken under this LED lamp.









If any of you nail polish makers are reading this; Please make some pastel multichromes and bright multichromes! :-)


Lani

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

52 Week PICK N MIX Challenge - PINK - Skittlette with purple studs, 2 versions


Hello everyone!



It's week 2 in the 52 Week PICK N MIX Challenge, and today I want to show you this pink and blue/ purple nail art that I made this summer. With the garden full of mostly blue and pink flowers, I wanted to make something with these square studs that KKCenterHk sent me all the way from Hong Kong last year. It feels special to write about something that came from Hong Kong after seeing the news about the demonstrations this week. I hope it will end peacefully and democratic.


I tried to stamp this design from Cheeky Jumboplate 10 on all my nails, but it was too difficult to line it up correctly. So I ended up with a skittlette for once. I made one version with studs in the center of the stamped image, and later I added studs to the pinkie and index finger as well.



Again I used a polish from China Glaze's Romantique collection for the stamping. This time I used Admire. I liked this pink metallic on it's own too. I wonder how Mundo de Unas' metallic stamping collection is compared to the Romantique collection.


The studs:

Last time I tried to use these studs, I learned the hard way that I shouldn't drag them in place. Just put some top coat where you want your stud, and dip a dotting tool in it, so that it's easier to pick up the studs. Then try to place it exactly where you want it, and press down gently, and apply top coat.


The bag contains about 50 studs. The size is 3mm, and they consist of circular areas that shine in different shades of purple. They are a little pyramid shaped, and that make them stick better.



When I removed this with acetone, I noticed that the studs turned silver, but they kept their shape. So if you wonder if these can be used again, I would say yes, but as silver studs.


Products used:


Duri Rejuvacote (base coat)
Gina Tricot Beauty Nails: #139 Purple Mint (purple)
China Glaze: Admire (pink) -used for stamping and on the index finger
Cheeky Jumboplate 10
N.NAIL Studs Square Laser Purple 3mm Nail Art Decorations NNAIL- DRN656 (purple studs)
Seche Vite (top coat)


 Here you can compare the two versions:





Thank you KKCenterHk for giving me these beautiful studs! ♥

October is breast cancer awareness month, so I hope to wear pink again this month. I'll let the cute men in the video show you how to check your breasts, and an app to remind you to do it.

Press PLAY and learn! LOL



Lani

Monday, October 6, 2014

52 Week PICK N MIX Challenge Week 1: Teal & ‪#‎31Nails2014‬: Day 6: Inspired by a NAILS cover


Hello everyone!



This nail art was inspired by the NAILS cover of the October 2012 Issue. I made this for day 6 in Nails Magazine's 31 Days of Nail Art Challenge 2014 ‪(#‎31nails2014‬) back in January. But because I haven't showed it here on the blog yet, and because "teal" is one of the prompts for week 1 in the new 52 week challenge, I'm writing about both today. First I'll tell a little about the new challenge, and then about trying to solve the task for #‎31nails2014 Day 6, which should be inspired by a NAILS cover. And at the end of the post you can see what everyone made for week 1 if you click on the Inlinkz Link Up. I'll also link to the #31Nails2014 nail art I've made so far.


The 52 Week PICK N MIX Challenge #52WPNMC consists of two prompts each week for a year, and we can make one of them or both or combine them. Needless to say, I'll probably not be able to make nail art and blog about it every week, but I'll do it when I can. This week I chose to do "teal", and next week I hope to do both a pattern and a color. But most weeks I'll probably do a combination. If you want to find out more, you can read what the creator of this challenge writes. Just click here.





‎31nails2014‬: Day 6: Inspired by a NAILS cover:

I struggled with this challenge. First I tried to make the baby blue to white gradient, and stamp a puzzle pattern over it, but apparently my sponge had dust on it... Then I tried to make caviar nails... And some other things happened. So a week of valuable time was lost. Then I got stuck on day 6, although I had made the ombre nails a week earlier. Finally on Friday I tried the "blue and green spray on water/ spotted nails", and it looked horrible in my Ott- Lite and indoor lighting. I wish we had more daylight in winter, so that I could make more challenges per day. And I struggled taking pictures in indoor lighting/ with an Ott- Lite without making the polish looking matte.


What I did & how it was supposed to be done:

This manicure is inspired by the OCTOBER 2012 ISSUE NAILS cover. After I made this nail art and applied a second coat of Seche Vite, I found out how it can be done, and a bigger picture of the cover nail art... Lol. Here is a picture tutorial. I used regular nail polish, and used different techniques back and forth until it looked a bit like the original manicure.



As MaeLing Parrish does in her tutorial, I started with a random pattern, but I used blues and greens. Then I stamped with blue stamping polish and Messy Mansion MM02. I saw that I had too much contrast, and tried to darken the light areas and to lighten the dark areas. To do that, I turned the plate into a palette by turning it, and used a dotting tool and some sheer polishes; a blue jelly, green flakie and blue flakie. And then I felt it needed more green. If you compare my manicure to the tiny little picture that I tried to copy, this doesn't look that bad.




Products used:

Christian Dior #489 Cobalt and here
Yes Love: F23
MI-NY: #177 Blue Sky
Gosh: #540 Ocean
Gosh: #618 Tilted Blue
Essence: #02 I'm backstage
Ruby Kisses: MNP29 Blue Ray Drama
Konad: SP Blue
Messy Mansion: MM02 (stamping plate & pallette) (used many many times)
XL stamper
Dotting tool
H&M: Blue Wave
Lilypad Lacquer: Blueberry (blue jelly)
Nfu- Oh: #56 (green flakie in green jelly)
Nfu- Oh: #52 (blue flakie in blurple jelly)
And as usual back then: IsaDora #600 Clear as base coat and Seche Vite top coat.

After the stamping I saw that I needed to make some changes, so I ended up using a lot of colors. I hope I have remembered all of them. If I do this again I now know which ones that worked best, so the list will be shorter.




In January one of my goals was to do this 31 Day Challenge. I did the nail art for some of the days, and we were allowed to use old nail art, so I didn't have many left to do. But I only made a few blog posts about them. I hope to show the rest before the year is over. You can see the ones I've made so far in my facebook photo album.

Lani