Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Fiordiligi nails!

 So, we can just pretend like it hasn't been months since my last post? Great.  Here are some nails from February.  Butterflies!


 Young love!

Misadventures in stamping! Also, upside down, but I'm too lazy to rotate the picture. Rotate your head.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

So OBSESSED with dots

Don't know why exactly, but I am beyond obsessed with this look.  On my pinky finger, I executed what I wanted completely perfectly. I became increasingly messy/tired with each subsequent finger, but still.  

It looks amazing.

Pridey sparkles

My manicure for Pride here in San Francisco was absolutely charming, even though I am really sketchy with polka dots. I cannot make them even for the life of me. Whatever, I'm over it.

The glitter is actually a loose glitter that's mixed by hand and cured through a somewhat complicated gel process. It could have lasted for ten days-two weeks, but my attention span is so short, I needed to get it off sooner.  This manicure lasted all weekend, so it felt like a long stretch to me.  It's difficult to see the depth of the glitter, and the different colours, but, especially in the sun, it looked almost like jewels. How fabulous!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fish egg!

A little late to the caviar fish egg manicure trend, but better late than never.  Actually, strike that. This was tedious, messy and not really that attractive. Never again!

First endeavours into stamping

Here is a little something I pulled together with the help of a Konad stamping plate. Do not ask me which one, I have no recollection.  It's from one of the French tips plates, though, if that helps.

This manicure was amazing because everyone thought I had free-handed the bows perfectly. Don't make me laugh, ha. 

I struggle with the placement of these stupid stamps, though, which you can tell from this manicure. I can NEVER get them exactly where I want them and am extremely envious of those who have this magic skill.

Black and white dot magic

These are the nails I wore to view the new Great Gatsby film. I figured there would be a lot of tuxedos in the movie (and I was right... nailed it. Ha! Nail. Nailed it. I'm awesome) and it is a type of nod to a vintage manicure. 

I was gratified to see some authentic vintage laquer looks in the movie, so two thumbs up for that.  A twenties-era manicure was typified by a half-moon and tips without polish on them.  Also, a curved, pointy-shaped nail.  Here is a difficult to see picture:

You get the idea! History lesson over.

La la laaaaaa.

What began as some sort of striping adventure was quickly derailed by my shaky hand with the striping brush.  I needed a distraction, and so added music notes, which was pretty much adorable. And it matched my dress, so it was doubly amazing.