August 28, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: STRIPES (and dots)

Second last challenge day of the month... Stripes! 


Safe to say these photos were taken pre-light box.


This design was inspired by @itsallaboutpolish on instagram

Polishes used: OPI You're so Vain-illa, Do you have this colour in Stockholme, Berlin there done that, My dogsled is a hybrid



August 25, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: GUILTY PLEASURE

This was a difficult challenge day. Truthfully my guilty pleasure is food, it's always food. But as I mentioned before, I dislike painting food on my nails... particularly fried chicken, or spaghetti :P

So instead I thought about my go-to nail art when I'm not sure what to do... and it's always animal print. Even though I don't always share my animal print designs with you guys because they're all so similar, today was a little different... 


OPI You're so Vain-illa, Black Onyx, and My Voice is a Little Norse
I used a dotting tool for the full design



I'm excited to see other artists "guilty pleasures". Check out #nailartaug on instagram to see them!

August 22, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: SARAN WRAP (Galaxy nails!)

I'm really excited about today's nail art challenge... saran wrap... a nail art technique that, up until today, I hadn't tried yet! :)

And... keep reading to see how I created galaxy nails with the saran wrap technique!


I started with a black base of OPI Black Onyx. Using the saran wrap technique I then applied the following polishes (in no particular order): piCture pOlish Solar Flare, & Aurora, OPI DS Magic, & Nicole by OPI Give me the 1st Dance


To finish off the nail art look I thought I'd add some stars using a nail art brush, dotting tool and OPI Alpine Snow. 



Lightbox with flash
Hope you guys like this design as much as I do, the saran wrap technique is so so easy!! 

Don't forget to check out #nailartaug on instagram for the other designs in the challenge. 


August 20, 2014

The Totally Doable, I have a life! Challenge: TRIBAL

Oh the dreaded tribal manicure... I only get excited about it after it's done haha... although this particular design looks a tad more like easter eggs than tribal (I think it was my colour choice)

Day 7 of the #nailartaug challenge...

Base: OPI You're so Vain-illa
Green: OPI My Dogsled is a Hybrid
Purple: China Glaze What a Pansy

Edit: I used a combination of nail vinyls and freehand work to do the full design