Monday, February 27, 2012

The Ultimate Spring Time Manicure; Splatter Paint Nail Art!

Spring is right around the corner, so why not celebrate with a nice bright, cheerful manicure; a splatter paint manicure!? I fumbled with the idea of using regular nail polish for this manicure, however with the potential of polish being flown around, it was in my furnitures best interest to use washable acrylics for this nail art :) My husband was thankful for that since I've ruined our kitchen table and computer desk with nail polish, acetone AND thinner in the last year or so.
The base color is actual nail polish; Sinful Colors 'Snow Me White' and then the acrylic paints I used for the splatters are:
*Craft Smart- Lime Green
*Craft Smart- Pure Pumpkin
*Apple Barrel- Bright Magenta
*Delta Creative- Azure Blue

The brush I used is just a striper type brush. Similiar to one that would come in a striper polish.
I added water to the thick acrylic paint, dipped the brush into the paint and flicked the paint onto my nails. Once I was happy with the look of my nail after each color, I waited until it was completely dry before moving on to the next color. I did this for all four paints. Then I applied my topcoat and this is what the final manicure looks like! It's been a bit rainy out, so excuse my poor lighting. One was taken indoor and the other was taken outside. I hope you enjoy!

You can check out the video of me doing this manicure on YouTube. As soon as I upload that video, I will link it here! I will see you guys in the next post!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Gradient Dotticure Manicure and *Update* :)

This week has been nutso! Completely crazy! I went from having tons of free time to having very little. As some of you who follow my YouTube video may know, I recently moved.. as in a few days ago. The new semester also started at my college so between packing up the old house, unpacking at the new house, going to school and handling my wifely duties, I have had little to no time to do my nails. I actually wore one manicure for seven days straight! That never happends!

 Since I finally am getting nestled into the new house and things are settling down a bit I figured I'd take a breather and update my blog. Because I haven't done my nails in a bit, I wanted to share with you a dotticure I did a month or so ago. It came out a tad messy, but I am still smitten with it! :) I hope you enjoy this manicure, and as soon as I get my nail area put up (all my polishes and racks are sitting on the floor!! *sad face*) and in order, I'll be whippin up new manicures I'm sure daily! LOL See ya in the next post!

Polishes Used:
China Glaze- First Mate
China Glaze- Secret Peri-Winkle
Ghina Glaze- Light As Air
Pure Ice-
Sinful- Snow Me White
Sinful- Black On Black