Wednesday, September 29, 2010
New gel polish colors from OPI. I'm loving the new glitter colors.
More OPI gel polish.
The glitter is from sparklesnailproducts.com. The little clay leaves are from kennickkreations.com
I just love purple and green for Halloween. This client asked for tiger stripes a long time ago and she finally got them!
This is a glitter from sparkles nail products. So easy and so cute!
This is a glitter in #110 Caribbean Blue from sparklesnailproducts.com. I faded a little turquoise acrylic into it.
Surprise, surprise another glitter from sparkles nail art that I faded into a glitter from artglitter.com
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Today i am posting my review of new "Wonderful" collection by Zoya, that i recently received in my mail. I will Also soon post the rest of Zoya's Seasonal called "Wicken" .
Even that i was so excited to get it and try these colors out, every time i look at these polishes i have a deja vue feeling. I mean don't get me wrong, colors are gorgeous, and quality is as always outstanding, however some of the polishes really reminded me other colors by zoya.
I also want to mention that i was surprised with how colors came out on the nails, some look way much nicer that my first "bottle" impression. My only wish for Zoya, is to stop cloning redish colors and add a litle spalsh on something unexpected. May be more in blue tones...
Anyway, here are pictures, so you can judge yourself.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Fashion has taken a major twist,style is not ordinary or only extra ordinary anymore either. It is more about what catches the eye; it is about the wow in your style. Nails contribute to the look just as everything else does. From nail polish it is time to move on to something funkier like nail art.Spicing up your look is what style is all about. Nail art can be done professionally too but here are some easy do yourself nail art pointers. Get your material ready and sit down to style your hands with nail art. Give your nails a base coat. For nail art set your canvas the nail with a neutral color. After it has dried you are ready to let your creativity go wild. Use bold colors or patterns or tattoo designs. It is your nail! It is your nail art!
Once, your nail art has dried, paint your nail with a clear shine or acrylic. And keep repainting this coat every few days to keep your nail art looking fresh.
When the weather outside is dreary, you can relax knowing that your nails look great! You probably do not always create simple nail designs during the winter, but the truth is that there are many fun designs waiting for your nails. How about a play on the original French nail manicure? Using monochromatic blues, you too can celebrate the season with good cheer.
Become an ice goddess with this lovely play on the French nail manicure. Right away, you will notice three distinct differences.
The first difference is the use of color. While the French nail manicure presents a natural look, our winter blues look is well, blue. An ocean blue is used as the base and a cotton candy blue for the nail tip. Finding the cotton candy color may prove more difficult, but you can always use a baby blue.
The second difference is the line, which divides the nail tip from the nail base. A French nail manicure line is usually silver, if any line is used at all. To achieve this simple nail design look, you can use a blue glitter nail art brush or even try silver. If using blue, draw a white line first, and then go over it with the blue glitter. Otherwise, the blue glitter will not show up against the blue nail polish.
The final difference is the angle of the glitter line. A French nail manicure has a straight or slightly curved line to it. This line is clearly angled. The angle occurs to the left of the nail. I would suggest drawing the angled line first before doing anything else. Then fill in the ocean blue. And then the baby blue for the nail tip. That way, you are just coloring in the lines so to speak for the rest of the design.
Although women tend to neglect their nails during the colder months, it is the most important time to take care of your nails! As you know, the cold air will dry out your skin. So make sure to lotion up. If you are feeling very ambitious, creating simple nail designs for the winter will make you standout for the crowd. It also gives you a chance to experiment with darker and bolder colors.
To achieve this look:
• Paint your nails black. You can also experiment with different color backgrounds to change the dominant color for these simple nail designs.
• Take winter blue glitter nail polish and generously apply it in spurts on your nails.
• Taking dark green glitter, fill in the gaps. Make sure to allow some black nail polish to show through your nails.
• Using a white nail art brush, make spider web-like motions on each of your nails. You may want to practice on paper first. Basically, you are making several white lines that curve. Each line connects to at least one other line. The best way to do this is to start with one line in the idle of your nail. Then, extend another line from that one and so on. The easiest way is to just look at the picture and copy what you see.
The Japanese nail art scene is presumably one of the most vibrants in the world. Why? Look at the hordes of Shibuya garu that practically live to care about their looks! It has to be more than just nail stickers for casual nail fashion; salons are dotted all about town to enhance you with the most elaborately designed nail chips. Today, PingMag had our nails done by Megumi Furukawa of 1st Choice Nails and asked her all about creative stereoscopic nail art!
Nail chips habitually used by many women (and some men, of course) are artificial nails with stylish designs that only need to be glued to your natural nails to glam up the fingertips. Many of Megumi’s nail chips are designed with a sense of season or with different styles to suit a variety of fashions just like jewellery and accessories.
To Match the Overall Appearance
Megumi says: “When I think of a design, I’m most inspired by large-scale needlework shops, where I can expand my images just by looking at laceworks and needlecraft supplies. For made-to-order nail chips, I usually ask for a photo of the actual dress or kimono the client is going to wear and then think of the image, colours, and the overall design to suit the client’s request.”
According to Megumi, though stereoscopic and Japanesque designs are popular over here they are still rare in other countries. That is why foreign visitors are often puzzled to see this delicate art. Look at these works by Megumi Furukawa: nail art on a high level of sophistication!
No Nail Art Boundaries
Megumi Furukawa: “These days, there is no stereotypical thinking on what nail art should be. I usually design something that basically looks cute or something that makes people want to try it on rather than anything eccentric or unique and artistic. Moreover, I would be even happier if men appreciate more women wearing my nail chips and regard that as sexy, charming and sophisticated.”
The Science of Making
3d nail art with stereoscopic designs is made by quickly applying a paint-like substance called ‘mixture’ over the nails and forming the shape you want before drying. When creating designs such as flowers, each part is made individually in advance, then put together and glued on to the nail chip.
Megumi: “3d art takes about three to four minutes to make but more detail requires around twenty minutes. However, a 10-piece set of nail chips with rhinestones and lots of other decorations requires about two hours to make, more elaborate designs even take around three hours to finish.”
Megumi Furukawa’s uber stylish designs can instantly change the ambience of people’s hands - what a titillating attraction for feminine psychology! Do the guys agree on that?
Furukawa: “The greatest appeal of nail art lies in its way of allowing women to be feminine. Even a light manicure makes women conscious of their feminine demeanour. This is my greatest pleasure!”
Megumi Furukawa of 1st Choice Nails, thank you very much for your time! You absolutely have to show us more of your beautiful creative nail art.
One of the simplest ways to add a little bit of creativity is to add texture. Glitter polish can be that necessary embellishment to take simple nail designs from ordinary to high fashion. Too much glitter, however, will ruin your design. Toning glitter down with a solid color is the way to go.
Simple Nail Designs with Glitter
The hands featured in the image contain jungle green confetti against a lime green background. The glitter or confetti adds a bit of shimmer and interest to this simple nail design. These hands would really stand out in a photo shoot or demand attention from your clothes. The good thing about simple nail designs is that you can easily select different colors without sacrificing the design. For example, these nails would look lovely if you used bright, red glitter and a baby pink background. It would be just perfect for Valentine's Day. This look is great, too, if you desire a fresh, earthy look.
To achieve this look, do the following:
• Start with your choice of glitter polish first. Paint the tips of your nails with the polish.
• Let the glitter polish dry.
• Apply a solid color nail polish across your nails. Start by painting over half of the glitter nail polish tip (diagonally) and then painting the rest of your bottom nail.
• Finish with clear polish or top coat.
Painting your nails with a nail polish design. People from the oriental parts of our globe created the most stunning and innovative pictures on nails. If you have poor painting or drawing abilities, start by creating simple colourful nail polish designs and increase their complexity as you gain confidence.
Decorated nails – As painting someone’s nails was really time consuming and needed a great deal of ability and practice, a simple and fast system was created to get the same stunning results in only minutes. Artificial nails imprinted with beautiful nail designs are a great alternative to stickers.
Sticker nail art – quite fun, but it became too popular and some people may argue that they are out of style.
Round Steel Stencils – they have between 7 and 10 different nail designs and are very useful if you are in a hurry. Just make sure the lower layer is fully dried! They will certainly help women express themselves, even the most conservative ones.
French manicure – One of the most sophisticated fingernail designs. Nails are polished in light pink, beige, lilac or white and the nail tip is polished in extra white polisher. Special kits are sold to do them at home with patterns for the ones who are in a hurry but still want good quality results.
Animal print, flowers or with rhinestones are worn by the most cheeky to catch people’s attention. Some women prefer a low profile and only wear them on one or two nails with a unique fingernail design, usually on their little finger’s nails.
If your hands are to look perfect, why not your feet? After thorough pedicure and, if your natural nails don’t allow for a toenail design, stick artificial toe nails. Some of them already come decorated imitating French manicure but in stunning colour schemes such orange, purple, white and red to create that unique look to go with your favourite sandals at the beach!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I was so excited about this manicure that decided that i cant wait till weekend to share this one wiht you. I love it!!! I think this is one of the best i ever made.
Unfotunateley pics could have came out better, but still, the mani is gorgeouse!
For the base sponginh i used essie resor collection polishes , than added some two-tone stamping and little blig.
I hope you will enjoy this one too, i mean come on, isn't it super cute?
Sunday, September 19, 2010
I faded two colors of acrylic and added some new sparkles called seasons from sparklesnailproducts.com
I purchased these silver squares from artglitter.com.
This is opi gel polish in yodel me on my cell. It's even cuter in person.
These are not Halloween nails hehehe :) This glitter is called hocus pocus and it is also from sparklesnailproducts.com
I am posting today a darken manicure in support of my new blog design, i hope you like it.
I am not really getting a Halloween spirit this year yet, i guess because i am too busy all the time.
So i guess this is first Halloween manicure so far this year.
Please let me know what do you think about new blog design, i got a background at the cutest blog on the block, and header as always i made myself.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
This is shocking pink, black hole and shiney from artglitter.com. I added silver and black stars and hot pink moons. You can't go wrong with black and pink :)
The acrylic on this is from the dazzlers collection on artglitter.com. I just did a random swirly design with three colors and added 3d flowers on the top. I really enjoyed going crazy on these nails.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Todays fruity manicure is sponsored by Ali from "SPARKLY NAILS" Nail Art Supply Store lovated in UK. She was so kind to send me some fimo fruit slices so i can finally try it off.
Please visit her store, she carries a tons and tons of very useful nail-art goddies, and store design and navigation are really convinient.
So in this manicure i used fio slices and some bubly stamping, to create a wipe creame effect.
Well i dont know how creamy these nails look to you, but they are deffinately super juicy and i just want to eat it. I love fimo slices and effect it can deliver for nail art.