Sunday, June 2, 2013

Caviar Nails

I keep seeing Caviar Nails on Pinterest.  I wanted to try them, but not at the hefty price tag that the kits cost.  So I picked up some microbeads from Michael's.  

Basecoat of Instra Dry "Lively Lilac".  Then I poured on the beads, pressed them in, and then did another coat.  I then did a top coat on my plain nails of Sinful "Purple Diamond".  I also did a top coat of Seche Vite on the microbeads.

Blurry closeup of the microbeads.


I've liked doing gradients since I first learned how.  Here are 2 recent ones:

1. Gradient done with Revlon "Grape" and Sinful "I Love You".  Then stamped in black with Cheeky plate CH8.

2. Base of OPI "Candid Cameron", then gradient of OPI "Candid Cameron", Sinful "Midnight Blue", and Color Show "Bold Gold".

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recent Projects

Here are a few of my recent projects.  Life has gotten busy so I haven't had time to post, or capture all my designs, but these are 3 that I did remember to capture.

1. Base of LA Colors "Treasure Island" and stamped with disk Pueen05 in Revlon "Metallic"

2. Base of Sinful Colors "Happy Ending", then taped off using these, and then topped with Insta-Dry "Brisk Blue" and a final top coat of Sinful Colors "Opal Glitter"

3. Base coat of Sinful Colors "Courtney Orange" then I poured on neon orange loose glitter from the Recollections collections from Michaels.  Topped with 3 coats of Insta Dry "Clearly Quick"

Also, hit a super clearance at Target and was able to get 6 double packs of Insta Dry.  I picked up "Brisk Blue", "Lickety-Split Lime", "Lively Lilac", "Slick Slate", "Snappy Sorbet", and "Sonic Boom".  Each pack also had a "Clearly Quick" so 12 bottles total for $12.  I was so excited!  Especially since all these colors work good for stamping.  :)

Friday, April 5, 2013

Using Stamps

I was bored today, so I decided to try out my new stamps.  The collection I got was Gals 2013 Princess Set (you can get it here).

I did an ombre of Sally Hansen XtremeWear in "Hot Magenta" and "Marine Scene".  Then I stamped with disk GA15.  This is the result.

I like it.  I also cleaned up with my new Nail Polish Remover Pens.  I found it was easier to dip the pen in polish remover and use it that way.  Not exactly how they are recommended, but it works better than q-tips.

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Tool

My birthday present from my in-laws was a gift card to to Amazon.  I purchased all nail based things with it.  One of them got here today.  They are nail polish remover pens.  You can buy them here.

I used them quickly, and they worked pretty good.  I think I will actually focus more on what I am doing next time (I was too busy watching Wicked Single on VH1, super trashy but fun!).

I did an easy manicure of Sally Hansen Insta Dry in Grape Going! and did an accent nail in Sally Hansen Gem Crush Jeweled.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


I saw a tutorial here and wanted to try out my dot tools.

I did a base coat of Revlon "Charismatic" then dots in Sally Hansen Hard as Nails "Limestone", followed by dots of Sinful Colors "Gorgeous" and Sinful Colors "Let's Talk".  Top coat of Seche Vite.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Trying Taped Paint

Last night, I found my scrapbook scissors that have 8 different designs.  I used a base coat of Sally Hansen Quick Dry in "Speedy Sunburst".  I taped off the bottom and painted the tips in Hard as Nails "Posh Plum"