Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Pretty Pretty Pastels

This manicure came out a lot more pretty pretty princess than I would ever intend. I just wanted something light colored and frosty. Well, I got that. But seriously, this was way too femme for me. ^_^

And on top of that, while I have a list of polishes that I used in this manicure, I really don't remember what exactly I did on this silly thing. I think there's a gradient of Sinful Colors Silver Belle and Pinky Glitter, and I used Broadway O! Jessica, Pure Ice Splash, and Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl to make the flowers, adding tiny beads in clusters for the centers of the flowers. But I couldn't swear to that. Tokyo Pearl might be the one in the background. I seriously don't remember. Sowwy!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Spotted Rubies

I've been having an anti-social few weeks, so while I've been doing my nails and taking pictures of them,
I haven't been posting them because I had no words to use. This particular manicure didn't come out quite the way I wanted (that's been happening a lot lately, actually) but it was still pretty. I started with a base of Zoya Karina, and then I dripped Zoya Blaze into some water, spritzed some alcohol into it, and did water spotting. I then did the same with a layer of Sinful Shine Dark Room. In the end result, though, you really can't see that there are two different reds here at all. Like I said, though, it still came out pretty gorgeous even if it wasn't exactly what I was going for.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Random Triangles

When I did this manicure, I was looking for inspiration, and I pulled up February's Tri-Polish challenge to see what the colors were. I haven't done the 3PC in quite a while. This month's colors were pink, grey, and brown, so I thought I'd see what I could do with that. I realized, looking through my myriad polishes, that I don't have any light grey polishes. I corrected that later that week, of course, but I didn't have a light grey for this day.

I started with a base of China Glaze Stone Cold, and I drew fairly random triangles in Sinful Colors Over It and Coffee. I love that brown, but it didn't show up as well as I would've liked against the Stone Cold. Still, I enjoyed the shine of the pink and brown against the matte of the granite color.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts Two Ewes

I don't actually celebrate Valentine's Day (I'd rather have flowers in a random day in March than on a specific day because everybody else is doing it) but for my co-workers' enjoyment, mainly, I do actually have hearts on my fingernails. That and I just really love the two red glitters I used!

I apologize for the quality, or lack thereof, of the pictures in this post. I just could not for the life of me get these nails to photograph well. I took a couple dozen pictures, like normal, and that normally gives me about 6-8 decent pics, but this manicure? Zero decent pics. Here are two of the best...

The base color is Rimmel London Burgundy Flirt. The hearts are outlined with Milani Whitest White. The glitter used on the index and middle fingers is Cherimoya Love Potion #Mine and on the ring and pinkie finger is Blackheart Beautiful Revenge. I love their glitters and the skull-shaped bottles don't hurt! They're adorable. ^_^

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday, whether you like the commercial holiday or not. :)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Bronze Roses

As contrasted with my last post, I was really happy with this manicure! It came out nearly exactly as I envisaged it and I loved it. I just felt like a brown manicure, so I picked out a few shiny, sparkly browns and went to town.

This ended up being an entirely China Glaze manicure, not through intention, but just through happenstance. My best browns are almost all CG's, apparently! The base color is Fast Track, and I used Brownstone, Unplugged, Mahogany Magic, and Harvest Moon in various places to create the roses and dots.

I don't know if it was because I took these pictures when the sun was setting, or just camera responding to the glowing brown polishes, or a combination, but I had to adjust the color on every single photo of this manicure. They all came out extremely orange! I think this one below was the closest I came to the real-life colors, but I did the best I could on all of them.