This is my last post for technique month and sadly, my last post with the Nail Challenge Collaborative. I love this group of ladies so much and I have been with some of them for a year and a half now but I am spread a little thin lately. I really want to spend some time trying new things on my own schedule. I will still follow everyone and what they are working on because there is a lot of talent in that group and I will miss them.
What I have today is a simple gradient using Marc Jacobs Oui and Desire. I am loving these polishes. Perfect application, great drying time and amazing durability. I will be buying them all. I love the look of red and pink together. This was really beautiful in person.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Sunday, September 22, 2013
This is the third post of the month for The Nail Challenge Collaborative. This month was technique month. I set out to watermarble over stamping but it was a fail so I resorted to using a dotting tool to make some hearts. This is Zoya Jaqueline with Black stamping polish and Hearts in A England Rose Bower.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
This month is technique month. I was looking through my Pinterest boards for things I pinned and wanted to try this black matte mani with top coated French tips that Chloe's Nails did. I see this pinned all the time. I decided to pull out one of my old favorites for a different twist. This is Zoya Savita with Seche Vite on the tips. Gorgeous!!!!
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Here we have done fashion inspirations again and I decided to do a third Mondo Guerra design. This is Zoya Tobey, Essie Nothing Else Metals, Cult Nails Nevermore and Zoya Robyn. I really loved this one.
Friday, September 13, 2013
I was inspired to try this because of a post I saw on Instagram that was done by Lab Muffin. If you don't follow her already on her blog and Instagram, you need to. She is fabulous. She does amazing manicures and has a cool scientific approach to all things nail related. This is Cult Nails Time Traveler topped with OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! which is from the newest liquid sand releases. The two colors were nearly identical but the texture really came out with the use of the tape. I also paired it in one picture with a necklace I got in my latest Rocksbox. Rocksbox is like Netflix for jewelry. I always love getting the packages in the mail.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I could wear Ninja Polish's Caribean reef every week for the rest of eternity. it is so pretty but I hate that photos do not do it justice. For the first time ever, I have attempted to capture it on video so you can see it's beauty. I paired it with Ninja's Strawberries N Roses, which is also spectacular. the base color is Zoya Dove. First the photo....
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The theme for today was animals. I settled on The Pink Panther as an accent. The other fingers are Zoya Reagan with a pink glitter polish by Finger paints on the top. I don't know the name because this is another one I did on vacation. The Panther was done in acrylics.
Monday, September 9, 2013
This week is geek week. I always tend to think about video games when I think geeks. One of my favorites (which I do not play anymore because it is addicting) is Cut The Rope. Love the graphics and the audio. This was my little interpretation. Don't ask me about colors because I did it on vacation and didn't write them all down. Sorry.....
Sunday, September 8, 2013
This month's theme for our group was techniques. I used stamping and free hand art to complete a quick manicure I did for the redskins season opener tomorrow. The base is Manglaze Fatty's Got More Blood and the feathers are stamped using BM12 and Milani White On The Spot. I freehanded the emblem using acrylic paint.
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Friday, September 6, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Christmas in September? Well, I didn't go all out. I kept it simple and went with some ribbon garland. It reminds me of the costumes they have for dogs during Halloween that they wear around their necks. They have holiday versions too. This is Barry M Lychee for the base with ribbons in A England St, George and Rose Bower. I used some gold glitter on the top for some added bling.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Of course Halloween is one of my favorites to do. I am actually excited for fall colors. I did a muted version of Orange that is not so bright. I used Barry M Papaya and stamped with A England's Princess Tears. Then I simply added a spider in black. I really love this.
Monday, September 2, 2013
So the Digital Dozen is celebrating one year together. I am actually a newbie in the group. I missed out on the first four months. They decided to do something special for the one year anniversary. We are doing one manicure for each monthly theme. So, this will be my first time doing the first four themes. This theme is blue. I used Zoya Song and stamped with Color Club Over The Moon. I had no sun to take the pics so this didn't capture how really beautiful the combo is.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
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