Sunday, June 23, 2013

Spotted Beach Cruiser

So for today's mani i forgot to take a picture of the base color on it's own, but you can still see it pretty well. I believe that this will be my first post showing out of new Custom Nails. I think they are the best investment I've made in a long time. If you would like to know more about them you can check out their website: Custom Nail Solutions.

I started out with 2 coats of China Glaze "Beach Cruiser" which is from last years summer neons collections. I really loved that collection and I made sure to get backups of my favorite ones :)

 I then topped "Beach Cruise-r" with 2 coats of All That Glitters "Spotty Dottie Dark" which is just a matte black glitter mix. I got this as a gift along with "Spotty Dottie Light" in a gift exchange a little bit ago.

 I decided that I still needed something at that point so I applied another polish on top...

I recently picked this polish up from Target. This is a very sheer polish and I don't think it would become opaque very easy, so I think it works best as a topper.

 Bongo "Sweet Cheeks" is a very sheer pink with a blue iridescence. I think this is what really made the mani. I love how it turned out even though I failed at taking pictures of each step. But in the long run I got the pictures that mattered :)

 What do you think of this mani? Do you think it needs something else? or something less?

Thank you so much for reading. I have a review post coming up shortly so stay tuned for that! Have a great Sunday afternoon.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mermaid Nails

This is another mani from the vault that I never posted. I went through a lot of pictures and I ended up deleting quite a few manis due to the fact that they were pretty old and clean up wasn't that great, therefore I decided it was best to just delete them. One that made it to see the light of day is my first try at mermaid nails.

 I started out with 2 coats of Orly "Halley's Comet"

"Halley's Comet" went on smooth and was very opaque. I just love this polish. It really makes me think of a mermaid!

 I then used Sinful Colors "Nail Junkie" on the top 2/3rd's of the nail.

 "Nail Junkie" is a wonderful teal colored jelly polish packed with different size and shades of blue and gold glitters.

I wanted to add a little more gold to my nails so I added a very thin layer of Spoiled "Pirate's Booty" to the entire nail.

 To make this actually look like a mermaid, I stamped over the nails with a basic silver polish using Mash stamping plate #39.

I really like how this turned out... even though the stamping isn't perfect, but that is my fault, not the plate or polishes fault :)

In the end I am very happy with the end result, but I do plan on trying this one again.

What do you think? Have you tried doing mermaid nails?

Thanks so much for reading. Please keep an eye out for my up coming giveaway. I just want to share  some of my current favorite things. Have a great day!!!