Thursday, April 25, 2013

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend Nails

Lately I've been really into having the middle finger and index finger be the accent nails instead of the ring finger and thumb. My housemates just bought this beautiful dark purple polish "Tomorrow Never Dies" by OPI and I wanted to base my design off of it. I decided to have a sort of transitional tonal effect by using "What's With The Cattitude?" on my index nail and half of my middle finger nail. I added some 3D studs for a decorative effect in between the two colors. Finally, I wanted a simple design on the index finger and what better than a diamond--a girl's best friend ;). I also used a little bit of "Art of Silver" by Milani's Nail Art collection to the diamond to add a little sparkle. Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts! And stay tuned for next weeks nails, I'm thinking neon yellow.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Poppy Nail Art (For My Senior Project Advisor!)

My senior project exhibition is opening in a week! I'm in a good place with my paintings and since my advisor has been admiring my nail art for the past couple of months we decided to turn our meeting into a nail painting party hahah! She asked me to do a fun manicure for an NYC penthouse wedding she is going to this weekend. She is wearing a black dress so we decided to go with a bright colored floral design to add a more spring time feel to the outfit.  

For the base coat I used "Alpine Snow" by OPI. For the flowers I used "Big Apple Red" by OPI, and "Juicy Glow" by Milani. Finally I used "Electric" by Revlon and Black by Milani's Nail Art Line. 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Louboutin Nail Art

Christian Louboutin is by far one of my favorite high end shoe designers. I absolutely love shoes. I have way too many pairs! Its interesting for me because buying clothing can sometimes be a nightmare since I have a curvy body, but shoes are my favorite things to shop for because they always make me feel good about myself. I never find myself saying "oh these shoes make me look fat". 

For this week's nail art I wanted to do a Louboutin inspired design. For the base coat I used "Black Tie" by Confetti and the red accent is "Big Apple Red" by OPI. I bought a bunch of studs off the site They have great nail art accessories, super cheap and they do free shipping world wide! The only thing is that it took a really long time for my order to arrive in NY, about 2-3 weeks. Regardless, of the lengthy shipping time I highly recommend this website. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pink Polka Dot Nail Art For A Friend

There is nothing more satisfying than staying in on a saturday night drinking wine with a dear friend and doing her nails at 3 am!

I decided to use a simple polka dot design using different variations of the color pink! For the base coat I used "Passion Fruit" by Revlon and for the polka dots I used "Nothing Else Metals", "Muchi, Muchi" by Essie and a beautiful strawberry color by FACE. Later this week I will be posting a Louboutin inspired nail art on myself and also my senior project advisor asked me to do her nails for a penthouse wedding in NYC! Stay tuned and let me know your thoughts!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Neon Roses Nail Art

Hey y'all, just to let everyone know I think I will only be doing weekly posts every thursday until my senior project is over. I'm really excited about this weeks nail art. I sat down having no idea what I was going to do, but I love what I came up with. I just have to say painting my nails just totally brightens up my day. I wasn't feeling so great this morning, but after doing my nails I feel like a new woman! 

For this weeks nails I was inspired by FACE's "Top Ten for J Crew" neon pink nail lacquer. Flowers are starting to bloom around the hudson valley so I also wanted a little bit of spring influence for my nail design. The other base I used is the classic, "Tickle my France-y" by OPI. For the roses I used "I Pink I Can" by Sally Hanson, "ChicaGo Get a Manicure" by OPI, "Peas and Qs" by Nicole by OPI, and "Green Sketch" by Milani's Nail Art Collection. Let me know what you think of this design! I'd love to hear your thoughts. 

Roses From My Mom's Garden in LA

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Sometimes Simple is Best

Hey everybody, sorry for the long gap in between posts lately. My senior project is due in just a short 4 weeks and it's basically taking over my life. I'm a studio arts major and I'm putting up a show of 10 oil paintings depicting the struggles of being a contemporary woman. Hopefully I will have website up soon showing my body of work. I will post the link on this blog when I do.

As for my nails, I got back from LA a couple days ago and as you can imagine I'm feeling a little emo being back in the middle of the woods. I just wanted to paint my nails black to reflect my mood hahah and decided to go simple with my nail art by adding an elegant silver stripe near the top of each nail. For the base I used "Black Tie" by Confetti and for the stripe I used "Lily Chrome" by Revlon. Enjoy!