Monday, June 30, 2014

Vintage Flowers - freehand nail art - inspired by xoJahtna

Hello everyone!

In one of the groups I'm a member of, flowers is the theme this month. "Vintage flower" was the theme last week, and "vintage" is the challenge in a different group this week. So I'll show you the rose, lilly, and daisy nails I made later. I must admit that I didn't know what "Vintage flowers" was until I saw the examples and videos we were given. I'll include the video tutorial made by xoJahtna, that helped and inspired me, at the end of the post.

What I did:

For these "Vintage Flower" nails, I applied Deborah Lippmann Blue Orchid, and made the flowers with acrylic craft paint and a toothpick. I used Seche Vite top coat. After a while I added silver holographic glitter; INM Out The Door Northern Lights Top Coat Silver.

Some photos are with holo glitter and some are not. It rained constantly the first day, but I got some photos without rain the second day, and then, to my surprise, the sun came back. So I hope you are ready for many photos! ♥

with glitter

without glitter

without glitter

without glitter

I was inspired by this video tutorial made by xoJahtna:

The plan was to do exactly what she did. But because of thunder and lightening I had to turn everything off, so I couldn't look at it when I struggled and had mixed the colors to much...

Nearly ready, before top coat:

Before top coat

Products used:

Duri Rejuvacote (base coat)
Deborah Lippmann: Blue Orchid (blue periwinkle cream) - Used before. To see it click here (Easter chicks) & here (LIVE ♥ laugh ♥ love)
Acrylic craft paint (from Panduro):
-Titanium White (white)
-Rose (dark pink/ red)
-Emerald Green (green)
-Burnt Umber (brown) -used mixed with green and white
Seche Vite (top coat)
INM Out The Door Northern Lights Top Coat Silver (silver holographic micro glitter)

I hope you like this nail art. Did you notice that I didn't tell you which flower this was supposed to look like? LOL.

If you have any tips or tricks or favorite acrylic paint, I'll be very happy.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

Music Nails with Dancers - stamping nail art - Music Nails Part II

Hello everyone!

This manicure kind of evolved, so now you see the finished result of my "Music Nails for World Music Day (Jun 21)". I just added black and white dancers to the manicure you saw in the last blog post. Some of you would probably have stopped as it was, and some of you prefer it with the dancers. I'll include a list and photos of the products I used below.

The thumb:

I love watching ballets, so I had wanted to make a ballet manicure for some time. But because my nails are small, I had to wait until they were long enough for the Konad dancers. The dancers on the MoYou London plate are smaller. (Most of you probably have room for more on your nails.)

The middle finger:

This is my favorite ballet image, and below you can see the plates I used.

Products used:

Gina Tricot Beauty Nails: #130 Shimmer mint

Stamped with:
China Glaze: Adore (from the China Glaze Romantique Collection)
Konad: SN Psyche Pink, Black, White
XL stamper with a new stamper head

Stamping plates:
Bundle Monster: BM-411 (from the 2013 "Create Your Own" Collection Set)
Pueen: 47 (from the 2013 "Love Elements" Collection Set)
Konad: S8
MoYou London: Princess collection- 02

& base coat (Duri Rejuvacote) & top coat (Seche Vite)

What do you think? Do you like it with the dancers? Or was it better without them?

(To see Part I, click here.)


Music Nails for World Music Day (Jun 21) - stamping nail art - Part I

Hello everyone!

"Music Nails for World Music Day (Jun 21)" was the theme for the Sunday stamping on facebook. So I found all my stamping plates that had something to do with music, tested on the right hand, and ended up with this on the left. I didn't have a plan.

What I did:

I started with "Shimmer mint" from Gina Tricot. Then I stamped the G-Clef & notes image from BM-411 with the turquoise China Glaze: Adore. And on top of that, I stamped the staff/ stave with notes image from Pueen 47 with Konad SN: Psyche Pink. (And I top coated after each step as usual.)

Shimmer mint from Gina Tricot is a mint green creme with gold shimmer. The consistency is strange, probably because of the gold particles. So you have to be careful and use as few strokes as possible.

I have used China Glaze: Adore, (the turquoise metallic from the Romantique Collection), for stamping several times, and it's nice to work with. But I wonder how it is compared to Mundo de Uñas' stamping polishes. Do you know if anyone have compared them? I've heard only good things about the cream MdU stamping polishes, but nothing about the metallic MdU stamping polish collection, except for gold.

I have started to use my second stamper, and finally it has started to work. I had to prime it a little. I'm sorry, but I have called my XL stamper head "soft and squishy", but now I've learned that a "soft and squishy" is a little harder than mine. Mine are called marshmallow. The first one was perfect, but I managed to get some tiny holes in it. :-( I think the new one is more sticky, but they are both extremely soft.

Products used:

Gina Tricot Beauty Nails: #130 Shimmer mint

Stamped with:
China Glaze: Adore - from the Romantique Collection
Konad: SN Psyche Pink
XL stamper with a new stamper head

Stamping plates:
Bundle Monster: BM-411 - from the 2013 "Create Your Own" Collection Set
Pueen: 47 - from the 2013 "Love Elements" Collection Set

I really liked it like this, but I felt like something was missing, so I...

♥ To be continued...               To see Part II, click here.