Hi all! I made a cute set of floral nails to match my Liz Lisa phone wallpaper, haha~
Nail Polishes and Materials Used:
Base Pink – KIT Playas de Arena
Light Pink – OPI Pinking of You
Dark Pink – KIT First Kiss
Light Green – Etude House #CGR701
Dark Green – Essie Sew Psyched
Top Coat – Seche Vite
Gold chain beads and gold studs
First, I used a dotting tool to put down some big splotches of Pinking of You. Then I used a smaller dotting tool to outline the rose petals using First Kiss. To paint the leaves, I used a Warhammer model painting brush to make a teardrop shape with CGR701. Lastly, I used a mini dotting tool to add shading to the leaves with Sew Psyched. And voila~ vintage rose nails! Then I stuck some gold studs and chain on for extra decoration.
This set is available on my Etsy store. Thanks for reading!
Hi all! Today’s challenge is Tutorial. I chose the Vintage Rose nails tutorial by Cutepolish! It’s a simpler way of doing roses than I normally would, but it’s much faster and still looks very cute.
I actually did these a long time ago, but I never got around to posting them. I’ve been so bad about posting lately! This is mostly because I’ve been busy with my job (I’ll never get used to working full-time and long commutes ´⌒｀) and my Etsy store, and just…life in general I suppose, haha~ Anyway, onto the nails.
Nail Polishes and Materials Used:
Dark purple – KIT Spring Awakening
Light purple – China Glaze Sweet Hook
Green – Etude House CGR701
Black – Sation Black
White – Acrylic ink
Topcoat – Seche Vite
It’s finally sunny/warm enough to take photos outside!! No more crappy, blurry photos…at least for a few months. ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
I might be posting rather sporadically over the next week or two because I’m going to be ultra busy (convocation, yay!) and I may not have access to my camera. I’m getting a new phone with a 12 megapixel camera this week if all goes well, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed. However, you guys can look forward to seeing a huge batch of great posts coming up. Here’s a little list of what I have in the works for June and July:
A new nail art challenge!
Cheeky Jumbo nail stamping plate review
Comparison between resin/acrylic vs. glass/crystal/Swarovski rhinestones for nail art
Etude House Love Prism nail polish reviews
Stamping plate/nail polish raffle giveaway
Nail art tutorials: perfect ombre/gradient, studded flowers, peacock feathers, jewelled bows, princess tiaras, animal prints, pastel grunge, cute animals, and more!
A beginner’s shopping guide for nail art materials
A guide to choosing the best nail shape for you, and how to file your nails into that shape
A master list of places to buy nail polish, including obscure/indie brands
Thanks for reading and I hope you’ll enjoy the great content I have in store!
I decided to make some cute, cheerful spring nails inspired by Flower Fairies of the Spring by Cicely Mary Barker. I loved the Flower Fairies books growing up! They were filled with beautiful illustrations of fairies and gardens, and some of them had cute stories.
So glad that anatomy final is done! One more final exam and then undergrad is finally over…thank god.
Today’s challenge is Floral. I’m not really much of a floral person..I mean, they’re all right, I guess. So these nails aren’t all that flowery, haha~
Nail Polishes Used:
Essence Absolute Pure
KIT Playas de Arena
Black India ink
I used my calligraphy pen with India ink to draw the floral designs, then sealed it in with the clear coat. I also used the clear coat to apply my brand spankin’ new glass rhinestones. They’re way more glittery and pretty than the resin ones, as you can see.
Here’s a couple of shots of me wearing the nails! As you can see, this set is a little bit big, but I like how the tips look. This was my first time filing stiletto-shaped tips, since these are just regular old round acrylic full nails. Next time I’ll file them a bit sharper.
The pinky is a little round since I accidentally broke the tip on the tabletop. Oops!