Thursday, April 3, 2014

First try in zhostovo painting

I will not say much, this was the first time I tried zhostovo painting, or something inspired by it:)

The point was to start with the darkest color and start adding lighter and lighter shades, using round pointy brush and acrylic paint.  As I said, it was the first time...  

101 dalmatians nailart

This is the first time I give myself a cartoon manicure, but I couldn't resist:) After watching dolceorsetta's video on youtube, I felt I had to try this..

Playing with the french tips' color and shape seemed the best way to go. I left my ringfingers and thumbs for painting.

 I know it will sound like excuses, but imagine this: painting the thums is difficult, you never have them in the right position, painting with my left hand was difficult as well.. and on top of it all, I had to paint the puppy watching the camera every now and then, to make sure my right hand wasn't in the way.. Hm, it was a challenge, but it was so much fun!

If you want to check the video, click here.
Items used:

Spring Color Pop nailart

It is finaly spring here, and you get to see many flowers of different color everywhere!
Why not on your nails??

All the flowers and scrolls are made with acrylic paint. The point was to have many colors, but also a black pattern to "keep" them together, complimenting the mint blue polish by Color Club.

Different light and the colors show a bit different too..  Here are the material I used:

You can check the tutorial on my youtube channel by clicking here.

Fruity french manicure

Another red manicure, this time it is a french one, and the polish used is again by Indigo.

Of course there is some glitter involved, there is always some glitter involved..:)

Wherever you see red, it is with the same polish, "Red Delicious" by Indigo. All the rest is acrylic paint. The outlines were made with a water color pencil.

If you like it, check the video by clicking here.

Liquid stone

It has been over a month since I did this one, but it is one of my favorites.

After many trials, I managed to do the liquid stone nailart. And I did try quiet a few different gel paints and curing times and various foils..

For this design, I made a french manicure with blue polish and a little bit of glitter. For the thumbnails I did a white shellac french, only because I had no time to wait for polish to dry completely..

Then I used a details brush and black paint gel from, a local supplier, and made a simple design. I cured for 2 minutes and applied a special gold foil. The foils that can be used for this type of nailart are super thin, and form little "breaks" easily. Most of the foils that I have from dollarnailart and other online suppliers don't work at all..

Then I used the same blue polish to fill the pattern, applied some mylars and filled with transparent IBD gel, so that the final result was a custom made jewel. I covered with a soak off top coat, so that I wouldn't ruin the foil look.

If you want to check the video on youtube, click here.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Instead of maintenance...

What do you do when someone can't come over for her regular acrylic maintence, and 2 days before the 8 weeks, she comes, she wants to take them off, and have a transparent gel overlay instead???? Keep this though, I can say nothing, this was my sister, who happens to live 10km away..

 I took everything off, and changed her from youngnails'acrylic to NSI blush gel overlay. The french is polished :(


Friend's nails

Here are some deaigns I made for friends:

Soak off polish by IBD (Magic Genie) , and simple flower petals with acrylic paint:

Another design with coral french over NSI cover pink warm gel overlay, and simple 3d flowers:

And another one, this time a Cuccio Veneer french with one stroke flowers:)

and another one, where we used Indigo Nail LAb gel, NSI pearl white and decorated with swarovski and flowers:

Unfortunately, I couldn't get a decent picture of the last one, but it is ok, the flowers were bought, so there is no actual nailart, just ready made decorations...