Wednesday, March 12, 2014
I really wanted to do posts this week that didn't involve words and that readers could identify by a quick glance. I have not had much success but I think today's post is a keeper. I turned in my room and looked at the bookcase and saw a few "how to" books for "dummies" and I knew that would work. Look Familiar?
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
The brand theme was actually my pick. I am regretting it now because I have no real inspiration this week but the reason I started it was because of a post I saw on Instagram where someone was inspired by a tampon box. I was inspired by one also, specifically the colors. This is using white as a base and it is topped with the green and blue from the new OPI tints. I am totally in love with these and will be using them again very soon for some additional nail art. It's like using watercolors.
Monday, March 10, 2014
I love potato chips. All time favorite food ever. The controller at my job, who has an office right next to me, keeps a family size bag in her office all the time. If they were in my office, I would eat the whole thing for lunch. One of my favorites, even though I try to stay away from them because they always make me sick, are Pringles. I tried to recreate the chips here on my nails using some textured polish and sponging on some other colors. The accent is the character that you always find on the cans.....
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Last but not least, who doesn't love Popeye? I wish I had more time to add in Olive Oil but I just can't pass an opportunity to play across multiple nails. I like the yellow and Blue base combination. I think it really adds a vintage feel.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
This week's Digital Dozen Vintage theme made a want to use my Betty Boop decals I got last year. Here is a quick look at what I did. Stamped on some red and pink in Marc Jacobs to give some interest in the background. Love these decals from KKCenter. They are super easy to apply.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
I was shooting to recreate a post card here. I used a technique of brushing on polish lightly in different directions when the brush was very dry. I used about five different neutrals and added a bit of gold to give it some added depth. Then I stamped on the lettering and my crooked Eiffel Tower. I actually liked it crooked, it gave it more character.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
I love to recreate cartoon characters as you probably already know. I picked Felix because I found a great picture that allowed me to use all my brightest Illamasquas. I painted a few coats on plastic and cut out the squares for this design. It is done on Illamasqua Cameo.