Thursday, October 13, 2011

Heads will roll..

Hello guys.. got some glitter bombing for you today, haha.

I kinda based this mani around the Yeah Yeah Yeahs video for "Heads Will Roll", which is awesome. I got a box of nail art supplies today and wanted to try them out. I used Zoya Luna as a base, then did the blood with China Glaze Phat Santa. While it was still wet, I dusted red micro glitter over it. It's super sparkly in real life, the pictures do it no justice. This was my first time using loose glitter to do anything, it was kind of a pain, but it looks cool. I got the studs in my order and threw some on too. It's hard to tell, but I made Luna matte, so the red really pops against it. All in all, I'm kinda.. eh about this mani. I don't really like it, honestly. However, I'm way too tired to redo it, so I'm stuck with it for a while, lol.

Now, to attempt and get all this loose glitter off everything I own..

Monday, October 10, 2011

Swirly-tipped gradient!

Hey guys! Another simple mani today.. just a gradient with some black and white tips. Another halloween-ish option, I suppose. I don't love it, but I don't totally hate it.. it's just one of those days where I'm not happy with anything I do, y'know? Ah well.

Colors: Sinful Colors, Black on Black
Sinful Colors, Cloud 9
Sinful Colors, Snow Me White
China Glaze, Peachy Keen
China Glaze, Phat Santa
Sally Hansen, Lightening

I wanted to do something more intricate, but I've been a mess of nerves lately. This weekend I have a meeting with the director of a cosmetology school I'd like to attend for their nail tech course.. I'm pretty nervous. Fingers crossed that I get the info I need and can hopefully afford to attend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Beware the kraken!

I love tentacled creatures.. octopi, squid, sea monsters, they're all so neat. I've been wanting to do a tentacle mani and finally got around to it. I used Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe as my base and I'm so happy I did.. it looks very seawater-y, doesn't it? I like it. And since I'm on a glow kick, the tentacles glow in the dark too! I wish I could get a picture of it, but it never turns out when I try.

I really, really want to try doing a 3d version of this someday.. I think it'd look so cool. Anyway, that's all for me tonight! :)

Sinful Colors, Cloud 9
China Glaze, Peachy Keen
Sally Hansen, Yellow Kitty
Sally Hansen, Cherry Red
Pure Ice, Wild Thing
Sally Hansen, Going Green
Pure Ice, glow polish
Deborah Lippmann, Across the Universe

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Halloween practice

Just a practice run I did for a possible halloween design for my nails this year. :) The little ghosts and pumpkins glow in the dark, it's pretty cute.

Sinful Colors, Black on Black
Sally Hansen, Cherry Red
China Glaze, Peachy Keen
Sinful Colors, Cloud 9
White and yellow acrylic paint
Pure Ice glow polish