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Cracked up

Here’s an extra easy design.
All you need:
Black crackle polish
Colourful regular polish.

1. Paint nails in desired colours

2. Add crackle polish

 

Bloody Halloween Nails

This design seems easy to me since its more of a care free design, however it does take a tad bit longer to do.

What you need:

  • Red, black & purple (or blue) nail polish
  • Toothpick or dotting tool
  • Makeup sponge
  • Qtips (for clean up)

First off apply a base coat.
After your base is dry take your red polish right out the bottle (without taking off excess polish) and wipe it onto the edge of your nail.

As you can see there is quite a bit on my nail, this is good since we are going for the dripping blood effect. Hold your hand up to allow it to drip down (will only work if polish is not thick) if it doesn’t drip naturally (which was may case) take your dotting tool and just slightly touch the top of the polish and pull down to form the drips. Do NOT press down and drag, it will give a harder effect that we don’t want. Dab off excess polish on the edges of your nail.
Now apply some purple or blue polish to a make up sponge and lightly dab the tip of your nail going down to the end. It should look like the image below.

It looks faint right now but later we add more to the top. Its time for your black polish, apply a very small amount to the edge of your makeup sponge and dab it onto the top corners of your nail. We would eventually end up with a bruised effect.

To make the black less prominent you can go back in with the purple. Below is how I averaged out the black and purple on one makeup sponge.

More purple over the black and clean up with a Qtip.

And that’s it! We’re all done. Hope you enjoyed. Be on the look out for more Halloween nail art. 🙂

Sliver Swish

I really didn’t know what to call this quick design, so I took the cheesy way out. El oh el.

What you need:

  • nail art fan brush
  • nail polish D:
  • remover (for clean up)

Step 1: Apply a base coat and paint you nails in the desired colour, in this case it was purple.

Step 2. Add polish to the ends of the brush. Place it on the corner of your nail and make a quick swipe across.

A quick clean up, add a top coat and you’re done!

Enjoy! :3

Black poka dots

My dear Naomi Suggested that I do Poka Dot nail art. My look today is a matte base with gloss black poka dots.The dots are made by dipping a tooth pick or dotting tool into the polish and then applying to the nail. I re-dotted them with a top coat for more shine.

Vernis Classique – Black

Step 1. Base: Black gloss polish
Step 2. Apply Matte top coat.
Step 3. Add Poka dots.

Top coat: Nabi – Matte White (its actually more of a clear top coat than white)

 

Mermaid Scales

I saw a picture of a mermaid over the weekend and it inspired me to make mermaid nail art.

The colours I decided on using, simply put was a green, variations of blue and purple.
To begin, apply a base coat followed by a light green nail polish.

(sorry for low quality photos my camera died)

NK Nail Enamel. 087 Green

You don’t really need more than one coat since we are going to do a gradient effect. Just make sure that the top looks pretty.
Next  apply a blue polish to a make up sponge and dab it onto your nail, starting from the bottom go up.

Sinful Colors – Gorgeous

You could just use one blue colour and build up on it, but I decided to be difficult and use 3 😉

InColor by Jordana – Kiss and Teal

annnnnd more blue

Sinful Colors – Bottom of the Ocean

(Qtip dipped in nail polish remover necessary)
but I Obviously don’t take my own advice

Finish the gradient with a purple polish.

Sinful Colors – I LOVE YOU (such an appropriate name for purple polish ^.^)

At this point you would want to apply a glitter polish of some sort. I used an evanescent coloured glitter polish with tiny flakes but I would have rather used one with small to large flakes, since the world is in recession and we got no superheros to save you from nail polish debt you gotta use what you have.

(And yes that one white speck on my 1st nail is the glitter catching light) I swear it shows in real life! Thats it…. I’m going to create a nail polish super hero and make him/her my mascot.

Sinful Colors – Pearl Harbor

Mermaids have scales right? I used a dark blue here (yeah thats not black)
I didn’t want to put the scales on all of my nails because the gradient looked so pretty…
To get this look take a toothpick or nail art brush and make little U’s on the entire nail.

Sinful Colors – See you soon

Sometimes I wish that nail polish names were more logical :/
After having done that I applied another coat of my glitter polish and then a top coat.

A quick clean up and wa-la!
Done. Enjoy :3

Yay!

Gorgeous – Sinful Colors

Product: Sinful Colors
Colour: Gorgeous (aka light blue)
Purchased @ pretty much anywhere, drug stores/ the mall… etc

Yup, here is another Sinful Polish. I can’t help buying them although they were bought by Revlon (not a fan of Revlon) If it’s not going to burn a hole in my wallet and has great results there’s no harm in buying it right?

Sinful Colors: Gorgeous

 

 

YAY NAIL POLISH!

Trini nail art #2 !

I ventured to Wonderful World to pick up much needed polish. I ended up buying Black China Glaze, L.A Girl Dry Booster, L.A Girl Whitener & Smoother as well as a China Glaze nail polish remover (details on these products will be in a future post) The black polish dried really quickly, so fast that it dried on the stripe brush before the design was even completed, frustrated with it I called it a night.

Today it got a second chance, this time it was going to be the base color so when it dried it wouldn’t be a problem. I applied a thin coat and it cracked up before my eyes. Yeah, I spent $30 on the wrong nail polish 😐 What I bought was the crackle polish instead of regular formula 😐 Why nail polish companies put black text on a bottle that contains black polish is beyond me. *sigh*  So anywho my next few designs utilize this black crackle polish. Hope you like.

Step one!

Apply a base coat of your choice, and then paint your nails red!

Revlon Red 680

Step Two!

Allow it to dry and then break out your crackle polish and make one quick stroke from the bottom edge of your nail to the top in a diagonal line.
Like so:

China Glaze Black Mesh {Crackle Polish}

Step Three!

Using a dotting tool (or tooth pick or bobby pin) Dip it into silver polish and make three medium sized dots in the middle of the black stripe.

Polish to old to mention :/ upgrade needed.

Step Four!

Get your white polish and swipe directly under the black cracked line. Its much easier than it sounds, the black acts as a guide.
Your nails should now look like the image below.

Slik: White Point Blank

Now all you have to do is the optional glitter polish along the white and black area followed by a fast drying top coat then Wa-la! Done.

Hope you like!

Enjoy!

San Francisco – Sinful Colors

Product: Sinful Colors
Colour: San Francisco (aka green)
Purchased @ pretty much anywhere, drug stores/ the mall… etc

I’m no stranger to this brand, I just decided to make a post anytime I get a new polish XD

Went on smooth, no bumps, no bubbles 🙂