Bright Summer Gradient
Just something I did real quick, then removed it right after haha :P
What do you do when your gradient is a hot mess? Cover it with glitter!
And when that doesn’t work? Scotch tape it up!
Colors are China Glaze Electric Pineapple, Sinful Colors Dream On, my own glitter franken, and Sally Hansen Black Heart
Sorry I’ve been MIA for awhile. I’m bummed I didn’t have the time to do any St. Patrick’s Day nails! On a brighter note, I’m in love with these. I think I have more blue polishes than any other color (even pink which I find surprising). This was my first time doing a gradient and I definitely think I could blend the colors a little more. I’ll definitely be trying this again!
Mr. Bean Nails!
I’m sure everyone of you at some point has seen a Mr. Bean episode. The live action series starring Rowan Atkinson started in 1990. The series is now legendary and famous worldwide, despite having only shot 14 episodes.
The series has also spawned an animated version, which my daughter loves so much. I love Mr. Bean too, I grew up watching episodes of the live action series.
A bit of trivia about Mr. Bean/Rowan Atkinson
1. He drives race cars in real life, that’s why he is so good at driving that green leyland mini.
2. He is one of the richest men in UK. Worth millions!
3. He’s worked with Hugh Laurie (Dr. House) in comedy sketches and I believe they’re friends
4. He has a hot daughter
Ok, on with the manicure. I used a total of 9 polishes for this. I used OPI Your Royal Shyness for Mr. Bean’s skin. I used Sally Hansen HARD as NAILS Xtreme Wear in Sweet for Teddy and Mr. Bean’s suit. The rest of the polishes were local brands, such as Caronia (Black and Purple), B2K (Green and White), and Sassy (Nail art pens in silver, red, white and black). My top coat of course, was my favorite top coat from The Face Shop.
I did a tutorial - EASY CARTOON EYES using dotting tools. Just don’t breathe when you’re dotting for precision purposes :-P
My first jelly sandwich!
OPI - Sweetheart (base)
OPI - Teenage Dream (middle glitter layer)
OPI - Spark De Triomphe (ring finger glitter layer)
American Apparel - Meteor Shower (ring finger glitter layer)
Sally Hansen - Sheer Strawberry (top)
Out The Door Topcoat
My Winter nails. Inspired by cutepolish’s snowman nail design. Check it out here http://youtu.be/UcrLbYZhAf0
holy manicures, Batman!! I haven’t done nail art in almost exactly one month! I am so ashamed and so apologetic. those darned final exams, ya know?! haven’t had a good hour to sit down and do my nails without feeling entirely guilty for not instead studying. anyways, was definitely inspired by the trendy Starbucks holiday cup I drank my tea in yesterday. how cute is that little nutcracker? okay, more to come, I PROMISE.
red - Zoya Burke
white - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
black - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out
grey - Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement
a sexy coat of Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat