Since Halloween is coming up, I decided to do some nail art which I also entered as an entry on Fab UR Nails. For this mani, I used OPI Orange you glad it’s summer?, OPI Black Onyx, Sally Hansen nail art pen 01 (white) and 02 (black). Application for both OPIs were smooth, and both were opaque in two coats. I am also holding one of my favourite candy bars as well~ I love chocolate! What are some of your favourite Halloween treats?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Lucerne-tainly look marvellous is from the OPI Swiss line. I had debated a long time about which color to get since all the colors looked so pretty. However, I decided on this gorgeous silvery grey color and it most certainly did not disappoint. The application on this was super smooth and it was opaque in two coats. The shimmer is amazing and I am not wearing a top coat in the picture. This polish reminds me of skiing and cozying up by the fireplace at the lodge for some reason. Oh winter, I cannot wait until you are here! Thanks for reading!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
As promised, here is another leopard print design. I used OPI Malaga Wine as a base. This color is very opaque and I am wearing one coat in the picture. The formulation was quite smooth and I really like this color. I used OPI Brisbane Bronze for my tips, and this sparkly brown is a perfect match for the wine red. Separating the two colors is The Body Shop Golden Winter Sun and I used it as a liner. Finally, for the leopard spots on the tips, I drew them using Sally Hansen nail art pen 02. I am beginning to like leopard prints more and more! Thanks for dropping by~ giveaway coming soon at 100 followers!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Since leopard prints are so in fashion this season, I will be doing a series of different designs of how you can use leopard prints on your nails. This one is my first design. I used China Glaze Something Sweet from the Up and Away Collection as my primary color. I found the formulation for this polish to be a little difficult to work with. It is not as smooth as I want it to be, although when it dries the streaks are not very visible. However it redeems itself in opaqueness and prettiness. I am wearing one coat on each nail, and two coats on my ring finger. Afterwards, I used Konad plate M57 and stamped on the leopard print using Sally Hansen Black Out. Do you like leopard spots? I will paint them on for my next design! Almost at 100 followers! So close! Wait for the surprise!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Here is another tip design that I decided to try so I could let my nails breathe a little again. I used Revlon 185 Lilac as my French tip because it gave a nice subtle color. Click here for the nail polish review. Next I painted 3 diagonal stripes with my striping nail polishes from ArtClub. The colors I used were Sea Lavender, Lilac, and White. Afterwards, before they dried, I ran my dotting tool from the inside of the diagonal to the outside of my nail to create this design (a toothpick works too!). This design reminds me of a flower, but I cannot put my finger on which type...any thoughts? Hope you enjoy the pictures!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Hi everyone~ I am not feeling very well these past couple of days, so here is just a quick swatch (Please excuse the tip wear, I took this a couple of days after). OPI Dating a Royal is a gorgeous royal blue that goes on smoothly much like other OPIs. I am wearing 3 thin coats on my nails and it took that many to be opaque. This color matches well with a nice top and a pair of jeans. Such an elegant color! Thanks for reading!
Monday, October 11, 2010
It is the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Canucks. I got to watch the first season opener (as a volunteer!), and although the boys played a good game, it was unfortunate that we lost in SO. For the occasion, I painted my nails in the Canuck colors! I used 2 coats of OPI Dating a Royal, CND Green Scene, and OPI Alpine Snow for the colors and they worked perfectly. For the finer details, I used ArtClub Black and Sally Hansen nail art pen 01. They have another game tonight and hopefully the results will make me happier. Go Canucks Go! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you in Canada J
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
I love sparkles and if you ask anyone who knows me, they will tell you the same. Therefore, the last time I was in a nail supply store, I bought a bottle of fine silver glitter to use for my nails in the future. This is my first attempt in using sparkles as tips, so feel free to give me any suggestion! I used OPI Bubble Bath as my base coat. The formulation is good and I used 2 coats in the picture because I wanted it to look more natural. The first picture shows my left hand, in which I dipped my nail into the glitter pot and shook off the excess. The second picture shows my right hand, in which I painted the glitter on with my clear polish (1 layer of glitter). Which one do you like more?
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
You could use French guide tips for this as well if you want a more consistent look, just reverse them and stick them on. Otherwise, practice will make perfect freehand! Will you try a Ruffian manicure?
PS - Also, going along with fashion, Burberry has just released a new makeup line. I have read great things about the whole line and decided to try it out. I ended up buying a lipstick and cannot resist showing you (Blush No.09). It glides on effortlessly, super moisturizing, and the packaging is adorable. The tube has a magnetic cover and even the lipstick itself is imprinted with the famous Burberry plaid. Who could ask for more?
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Here is the second polish from MAC Venomous Villains line that I got. Bad Fairy is a gorgeous magenta foil polish that has a bronze undertone under the sun at certain angles. It applied beautifully and took 3 coats to be opaque. I am absolutely in love with this colour and may have to run and buy another one for fear of using it up (although that RARELY happens). What about you readers? Have you tried any polishes out of this line? Which one is your favourite?
Thanks for dropping by J
Saturday, October 2, 2010
PS – I took a picture of the other two makeup products that I love from the line. Pictured above: Truth and Light and Revenge is Sweet