Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Digital Dozen Does Vintage-Popeye

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

Quick Valentine's Nails with Betty Boop

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

Digital Dozen Does Vintage-Paris

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

Digital Dozen Does Vintage-Felix

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.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Digital Dozen Does Vintage-Coffee For Sale

This month's theme is vintage and I really struggled with this theme quite a bit.  I did a lot of Google and Pinterest searches and still didn't come up with anything I was head over heels for.  I wanted to try and create an old sign for one of the five manicures and this is what I came up with.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

OPI Brazil Collection Liquid Sands Swatches

I had to take today off in order to not lose any of my vacation time but I had no real plans.  I decided to take a trip to Old Navy and on the way home stopped at Cosmoprof to see what was new.  I was surprised to see the new OPI Brazil Collection because I had forgotten it was released yesterday.  But even more amazing was that I never realized they were releasing some new super bright liquid sands.  As you all know, I am NOT a swatcher.  I am strictly nail art and that is because my nails are not meant for swatching.  They just don't look good naked or without a little distraction in the form of art.  Thankfully, the sands are very forgiving so I figured I would let you have a look...

All of these swatches are two coats.  Obviously no top coat for these pics although I will be trying them all out with a top coat soon.  Application was a bit spotty for coat one but the second blended them out nicely.

First up, You're So Flippy Floppy.  A gorgeous bright textured yellow with some tiny yellow glitter.

Next we have I'm Brazil Nuts Over You, a textured matte pink.  Great vibrant color.  I am putting this on my toes when I go on vacation.

I thought this would be my clear favorite but surprisingly it was not.  Samba-dy Loves Purple is a violet texture.  Don't get me wrong, it was beautiful but not as beautiful as the last one.

And, saved the best for last...... OMG, this was amazingly gorgeous.  Like looking into the Caribbean ocean.  This is What's a Little Rain Forest.  It's like an aqua blue textured with some gorgeous shimmer.  Definitely planning some great nail art for this one. 


I also got the rest of the Brazil Collection so I will have some new nail art coming up with those.  They are all amazing as well but you will not see any swatches from me.  Do you have a favorite?