Wednesday, 28 April 2010
I used China Glaze Four Leaf Clover and then used Lemon Fizz for the yellow Konad pattern. I first used the plaid design from plate m60, but didn't like how it turned out. I then put the diamond hatched pattern from plate m57 over it. I topped with one coat Seche Vite.
I used Essie Midnight Cami (blue) for the both the base color and the blue Konad, and China Glaze First Kiss (pink/off white) for the base polish and Sally Hanson White On for the white Konad element. I used Konad plate s6 again and topped with two coats of Seche Vite.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010
I did a marble, 1 because I like to do it. And 2 because I just got a new dish I will use solely for marbling instead of our kitchen glass dishes (which my husband will be happy about).
It's a double marble, as I call it, because after doing the metallic base marble, I marbled on top of that with the added red stripe layer. It's a fun look if you can do it because then you have opposing directionality in the marble patterns.
I can't post links, but I used the following colors for the base marble: China Glaze "In Awe if Amber" and "Twenty-Four K", Essie "Steel-ing the Scene" and OPI "Brand New Skates"
I then marbled with China Glaze "Twenty-Four K" and "Grape Juice" with Orly "Razzle".
I finished with two coats Seche Vite.
I've added a picture of my marble setup and new tiny marble dish.
Monday, 19 April 2010
Sunday, 18 April 2010
Thursday, 15 April 2010
I used China Glaze Liquid Leather and So Easy Stripe Rite in White for the starbursts. I put a piece of glitter in the center and used loose glitter for the sparkle stripes on the nails. I then followed up with two coats of Seche Vite.
Tuesday, 13 April 2010
I could almost save these and use them as fake nails for a future date when I'm too lazy to polish!
Saturday, 10 April 2010
Ryah dreamed it, I painted it. I have no idea if it was what was in her dream, but it was what was in my head (and on the Internet). And thanks to Kari for encouraging the color.
Base pinks was a mix of Orly Passion Fruit as a base and China Glaze Sexy Silhouette sponged on top. In the stained glass partitions, I painted and then sponged for texture China Glaze Solar Power, Sky High-Top, Frostbite, Four Leaf Clover and Breakin'. For the Tulip fingers: China Glaze Bahamian Escape for the blue circle, a mix of China Glaze Salsa and Japanese Koi for the Tulip petals and So Easy Stripe Rite Neon Green for the leaves. Over each finger, I used Orly Rage (a metallic/foil) applied via sponge to give a little bit of light effect for the stained glass. I then did the firm black outline with So Easy Stripe Rite in Black, and applied two coats of Seche Vite for extra glass shine!
Thursday, 8 April 2010
Tuesday, 6 April 2010
The base color of the manicure is Essie's Chinchilly and I coated over it with OPI Sonic Bloom to get a green/gray sky effect. I then sponged China Glaze White On White and Orly's Mirror Mirror for the clouds. I then used a loose, oblong glitter from Cina (applied with a clear polish from Orly) and topped the manicure with a coat of Seche Vite.
Saturday, 3 April 2010
The design was marbled with China Glaze Spontaneous, Lemon Fizz, Something Sweet, Four Leaf Clover, and Peachy Keen. One coat Seche Vite on top.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
This is a manicure that looked way better in my head. Then, I started with the blue pinwheels first and it just started to clump and I couldn't get another five nails out of it. So I switched colors. So left hand blue, right hand purple, one hot mess.
The base color is China Glaze Paper Chasing. Then I used So Easy Stripe Rite in Magenta and Blue. Because of the thickness and texture of the glitter polish, I used three coats of Seche Vite to smooth out the mani.