Pretty In Pink - Wedding Nails


I just received the nailart charms that I ordered online and they are soooo gorgeous... wiiii!  It was super exciting that I wanted to try them right away... and here are the results :)



I was inspired to do a simple yet elegantly pretty nailart (hee hee... that is if I may say so)  Let me know what you think.  Please comment below.

A very gentle, pastle pink, a silver lining, and that pretty, pretty charm :)  The best thing about this mani is it's very easy you can do it for both hands with no problems...







YOU WILL NEED

Here are the colors that I used for this pretty in pink manicure nail art :) {As always, your basics for nail art are: basecoat, color, accent colors or decorations and your good quality topcoat :)}



I used Sally Hansen Tripple Strong Nail Strengthener as my basecoat - two coats.
Bubble Gum by Billie Cosmetics main color

Silver glitter striper from CM for accent
And Freedom Polymer topcoat from
Julep



The HOW TO :)

1. Clean and shape your nails as desired.  Remove excess dirt (nails powder) and oils by wiping nails with nail polish remover.  Apply basecoat {In this case, since I used a nail stregthener as my basecoat, I used two coats, drying the coat in between.  Otherwise, one coat is fine.}



2. Apply your color up to 3/4 of the nail surface only. I left a third bare and in a slight arc.  Since the color I used is very sheer, it took three coats for it to be opaque.  Remember to dry the nails in between coats.


3. Carefully apply the silver striper on the edge of the design, close by the cuticles. Let dry.


4. Apply topcoat.  Once dry, I used glue to put the charm on my nails.

5.  Enjoy your manicure!

TIP:  Since I am right-handed, I work on my right hand first so that my left (non-dominant hand has free reign and I'm not as worried about the polish getting wrecked.)  Then, after my right hand is all prettied-up, I work on my left.  Since my right hand has greater control, I can work with it even when the polish is still drying.  


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Thank you and have a fancy nails day!

The Snow Queen "Elsa" - More Glitter Fun



Elsa - The Snow Queen :)

Inspired by the iridescent and pretty blue dress that Queen Elsa from the movie "Frozen" wore, I have been thinking of glistening blue glitters.  Isn't that color just refreshingly beautiful?  I concocted a mix of various shaped loose-glitters in the same color and I was quite excited to give it a try.

Then again, removing glitter polish is a royal pain.  So...


Winter Blues of Prettiness :)

I saw a tutorial on the ever wonderful resource site - YouTube - and found a great tutorial about using glue as a basecoat.  It made removing glitter polish so easy.  It just peels off!  And yet,  the manicure still seems to remain quite hardy.  Try? Of course!  Off I go and purchased a bottle of Elmer's glue.  (While I'm at it, I also purchased more glitters, bunch of scissors, glue gun and more glitter polish, ha ha... Nailart turns into arts and crafts girls!  Not that I'm ever gonna need the hot glue gun for nail designing... Or will I?!?)

It became a Glue-as-a-basecoat and Loose-Glitter-Mixing experiment for me.  If this glue thing works, that means I'd be able to experiment more on glitters... yay!  Painlessly, you know what I mean?

Anyway... I'm planning to wear the polish design on my fingers for how ever long it will take for it to wear.  Oh wait, did I just say that?  Ouch! I always like changing my manicure... very often actually... So, we'll see... I'm just quite curious at how long it will last.


While I contemplate on that idea, please let me know if you like this design or not?  I thought I was able to capture a little bit of  the blue from Queen Elsa's gown...  It's a really nice pop of color against my big black down-feather coat.  Although in the end, it might have been great to have some different hues to add depth. Oh well, as dear Miss PiNK says, "we try and try again".  Practice makes perfect they say, right? I'm gonna try making different combinations.  I placed the flowers to make the design more feminine.  But it's more on trying out the loose glitters actually.

I'll be posting more pics on this design as well as the glue results next :)  I was just really excited to share my design with you...

What do you think? Did it work?

~*Maya, the Queen of.... er... the Lacquer-Head :) *~


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Having Fun With Glitters | Featuring Super Nova Cosmic Polish from Avon {HoloPolish}


Recently, I tried making a DIY glitter polish and filled with glitter it was.  It turned out to be quite pretty, Don't you think?  That Polish is now hard to use as the glitters all settled at the bottom and somehow is unshakeable... Too bad... Oh well, here, instead of pouring the glitters and mixing it in the bottle of top coat, I just used it loose.  I chickened-out on using it in all my fingers so I stuck to the usual accent ring-finger.  I did, however, try one of these big-bow jewelry accents. I thought for a moment that's it's too busy so I didn't do my right hand... It felt weird having only one hand polished :D


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