April 25, 2015

Kiss me on my Tulips

I quite like this pop of color alongside the black and white contrast :) 

The pink is OPI Kiss me on my Tulips

The stamp was from the PUEEN Fireworks Festival plate (if I remember correctly..)

April 19, 2015

April Showers

This soft and simple look kind of reminds me of rain drops. And that seems appropriate for this time of year :) 

The pink is OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops. The Grey is OPI Cement the Deal, and the glitter is OPI My Voice is a Little Norse (layered over Cement the Deal)

Middle nail was stamped with BM-606.

April 5, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

(At least in my mind - the weather here on the east coast of Canada is dreadful!)

This freehand design was inspired by @dndang on instagram.

I used OPI Alpine Snow, Kiss me on my Tulips, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, and Mundo de Unas Yellow.

I just love when an inspired manicure works out the way I had imagined it :)

April 4, 2015

Reverse Stamping Mandala

This manicure was my "Eureka!" moment with Reverse Stamping. :) 

Featuring: OPI Get Cherried Away, Do You Take Lei Away?, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, and Hello Hawaii Ya? (anyone realized yet that these polishes were out on my desk for a few days, hence their reappearance in the last three manicures I've done LOL)

I created the stamped look using BM-616 (And filled in each "circle" of the mandala with different colors before stamping it onto my nail)

This design on the stamp was a full circle but I only stamped half of it. It reminded me of a Mandala of sorts... And for those of you unfamiliar with what a Mandala is: The term comes from Sanskrit meaning 'circle'. It is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. They take many many different forms, but each remind me of an abstract flower. They often exhibit radial balance.

April 2, 2015

Reverse Stamping Easter Eggs

I've hopped on the Reverse Stamping train and you're not getting me off of it! I'm in LOVE with this technique. 

The beautiful maroon-purple shade from OPI is Get Cherried Away. I created the accent nails using the Reverse stamping method and stamp W212 from Winstonia. While the design was still on the stamper I coloured in between the "sections" of the easter egg with Get Cherried Away, Suzi Shops & Island Hops (pale pink), Hello Hawaii Ya? (purple), & My Dogsled is a Hybrid (green). Then transferred the design onto a white nail base (fully dried) using firm pressure.  

I was pretty fond of this look :) I hope you guys like it too!

April 1, 2015

Easter Flowers

Amazing I actually found time to do a few Easter manicures this year :) And.. I'm looking forward to my long weekend coming up, I get both Friday and Monday off! 

This manicure features OPI Hello Hawaii Ya? The accent nail features OPI My Vampire is Buff. I stamped BM-H10 image and then coloured in different parts of the stamp with OPI Get Cherried Away, Hello Hawaii Ya?, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, & Suzi Shops and Island Hops. 

What are your plans for Easter weekend?