July 31, 2014

I'm on a Nail Vinyl kick

I finally got the hang of using Nail Vinyls! I took the advice of my lovely readers, and as much as I didn't want to add extra layers, I used a layer of fast-drying topcoat before applying the Vinyls. 

For this look I started with a base of OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then applied Seche Vite, and a thick chevron nail vinyl. From there I painted the two purple shades: OPI Miss You-niverse and Essie Play Date. Removed the nail vinyls, top coated the whole look and voila!

Of course now that I've gotten the hand of using them, I've been using them all the time! Hope you guys like this look :)

July 29, 2014

Stay Classy

My nails did not get shorter since the last time I posted, in fact, since using Rejuvacote my nails are the longest they've ever been and continuing to stay long and strong.  

This manicure is instead from about a week ago, after I did the Rejuvacote review I rounded them off in hopes of eventually growing them out and doing an almond nail shape (I'll keep you all posted if you're interested) :) 

Anyways... moving on to the nail art I want to share with you... 

For this classy look I used all OPI polishes: Black Onyx, All Sparkly and Gold, My Vampire is Buff.

July 26, 2014

Polka Dot Play Date

This manicure needs no introduction (that, and I have no idea what to say today)...

The gorgeous purple is Essie Play Date. I created the roses using OPI Black Onyx and My Vampire is Buff (off-white) following a tutorial on instagram by @JudyRox. The polka dots were done using a dotting tool and MViB again. And finally, the leaves were painted using Cult Nails Grunge with accents of MViB. 

Hope you guys like the look :) 

July 24, 2014

ModCloth Nail Klub Challenge

When I'm running short on inspiration I often turn to the fashion industry. I also often match my nails to my outfit for a night out. "Who says matchy-matchy can’t be marvellous?"

So when ModCloth contacted me and asked if I would participate in their Nail Klub challenge, I jumped at the chance to do a manicure inspired by one of their fabulous dresses! 

My inspiration came from this adorable Frock Party Dress that would be a fantastic item to wear on any night out this summer.

For this look I started with a base coat of OPI My Vampire is Buff. Then using Nail Vinyls in various widths, I added Cult Nails Radiance, Nakizzle's Shizzle, and Revlon Inflame. Once that was dry and top coated, I place Nail Vinyls on my nails again and added the black using OPI Black Onxy. Topped it all off with Seche Vite (unfortunately with a little bit of bleeding from the black polish).

To see more nail art designs inspired by ModCloth dresses, check out their blog's Nail Klub Article.