Monday, March 19, 2012

Last Friday Night

Today I have one pic, a short and sweet post of the mattified version of the mani I did last week:

The same mani, just updated with one coat of Matte About You :)
Hope you're all having a great Monday!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spacy Layers

I have a simple layered mani to show you today:

I wish it had photographed a little truer to real life, but oh well! I used 2 coats of CND-Brilliant White for the base, and 2 coats of OPI-Last Friday Night to layer over it. 1 layer of SV for the top coat.

I really liked the soft jelly look this mani had, and I will probably experiment with a matte top coat on it tomorrow!
What do you guys suggest to layer Last Friday Night over?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Leopard Paws

Finally, a little nail art! It's been awhile :( Today, I have a simple leopard print design in classic colors to share with you:
Try to ignore the paint stains on my pinky, I worked on painting the 2nd bedroom in our house the day I wore these nails!

The nubby right hand :)

I used China Glaze-Fast Track as the base, a gorgeous shimmery gold-beige from the new Hunger Games collection (Who else is psyched for the premiere?!). I did the spots with a dotting tool and OPI-Over the Taupe, and the outlines with a nail art brush and CND-Blackjack. I finished the look with one coat of SV.
I loved this mani and wore it for almost a week, which is uncommon for me.
What is your favorite color combo for a leopard mani??

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Van Gogh!

Sorry I've been a bit M.I.A. lately!! My boyfriend and I have been remodeling our home for about a year now, and are FINALLY in the last stages of everything.. With all the painting, cleaning, etc. I have been neglecting my poor little nails and the blog as well! I'm queing up a few posts today, and when we're all moved in, I'll have so much more time to dedicate to this hobby of mine!
On to the nails.. Today's post is a quick swatch of a shade from the new OPI Holland collection, Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh:
I've heard great things about this formula on other blogs, but you really have to use this polish yourself to realize the true amazing-ness that it is! So smooth, and perfectly opaque in 2 easy swatches. Not only is the formula great, but this polish turned out to be an almost-exact dupe of my favorite nude ever, Ulta-Set the Nude. Set the Nude is gorgeous, but the formula is a thick, streaky mess and hard to clean up. I'm definitely going to buy a back up of Van Gogh, and if you're a nude fan, you need this polish!
What were your favorites from the Holland collection?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pastel Zebra

This is yesterday's mani revamped with some (sloppy) stamping:

Although the stamping could use some improvement, I really love the way this turned out! I used CND-Asphalt for the stamping.
What is your favorite gradient/stamping combo to work with?