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. 🙂

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)

 

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!

Trini Nails: Day 1 Easy Plastic Marble Nails

In my last post it was announced that I will be posting nail art done in Trinidad and Tobago’s national colours every day until the 31st of August. However due to technical difficulties I started one day late *sad face*

This 1st post is pretty easy 🙂 In fact, it’s so easy you can do it using your non-dominant hand with a breeze 😀 I am a righty and did the entire thing using my left hand.
What you need:
1. Plastic wrap/bag
2. Nail polish (tchh duh)
3. Nail polish remover
4. Q-tips (optional. Only for cleaning up)
5. Tape (also optional so the polish wont get all over your skin.)

First, paint your nails red.

painted red like so.

Then put a blob of black polish on your nail

Add a second blob with another colour, in this case white

Don’t allow them to dry! Get you plastic and smudge, dab and smear your nails to your hearts content. It might take a bit until you can find a smudging method you like, but the point is to be messy with it.
In the end, you get this!

Perfect for next jouvert dont you think?

Trini Nail Art

I’ve just decided that from today (13th Aug) until Independence Day (31t Aug) I will post one nail art design with TnT’s national colours (red,white & black)

Be on the look out!! 😀