Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cheetah nails & My Beauty Spot Green Grass Glitter

Cheetah nails, so easy, so fast. This is 3 coats of My Beauty Spot  Green Apple Vivid Metallic, with Revlon scented Beach and Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black. I added a coat of Old Skool Maybelline Lemon Twist Top Coat.

I plan on staying away form Dark greens, I need bright cheeful colours on my nails! I wanna stay on the bright side.

  easy cheetah nails

This pen is older but it still works well, I expected it to be dried out but its fine.

Below is what I had originally had planned for the day, but needed something with more pizazz lol/

This is a bright shimmery green polish I got from my MOM. 3 coats no Top Coat. Someone else has swatched a bunch of these HERE. I am not sure these have names but someone else says this is called Green Apple Vivid Metallic.

I found this grass like glitter at Micheal's Craft Store. I used clear school glue over this glitter, then Top Coat. I didnt plan on such a heavy coating of glitter. Next time I will try to apply it sparsely.

I sprinkled the glitter on then gently pressed it down with a fluffy brush

I used a white school glue base for this glitter and it peeled off easily when I was ready to remove it. I used a coat of Wn'W black, then plain white glue to adhere the glitter. When it was dry I applied a coat of CLEAR school glue then a coat of Top Coat.

Until I was ready to take it off it stayed on just fine. I hate the idea of trying to remove glitter nail polish  with the GENTLE  nail polish remover I am currently using so I am going to use this method again in the future and will post results..... I almost got it off in one piece!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

2 fun green looks

Putting these hexagon glitter on my ring nails did not take as long as I thought it would. For my ring nails I added a coat of clear polish over a dark green polish and used big hexagon glitters that I found at Walmart.  on the rest of my nails I used the hexagon glitters to make a 4 leaf clover shape.  I added a thick coat of TC to my ring nails, and clear to the rest of my nails.

I tried every way imaginable to take a photo of these nails, but the lights kept reflecting of the glitter and I could not take a decent photo.

2 coats of Icing Manic Monday with hexagon Glitters from walmart

Whenever I try and do a mixed nail art I never really love it. I like uniformity and I am OK with 1 accent nail. It looks so good on everybody else in all the photos I see = but when I try it I don't think it turns out that great.

For this Mani I used Klean Color military green, a no name gold and then a gold glitter polish from my MOM, along with some nail art pieces and ballz.

 On my ring nail is the green, then I painted a coat of the gold glitter &sprinkled on some medium sized hex glitters for a glitter gradient my ring nail is a full on cavalcade of gold glitter. My thumb and middle nail I used some nail art pieces and some little gold balls and my index nail is a gold/green gradient.

Again when I tried to take photos of this one the camera kept catching the gold hearts and messed up the photos. I have to do a mani like this again but with some girly colours in the future,

 I have had these gold hearts forever and am trying to make good use of them


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Wet n' Wild Do Pass Go w/ Wn'W stripes

I didn't use any nail guides or tape for this. I used a sheer white stripe polish to outline where I wanted the other colors to go and slapped on 2 complimentary Wet n Wild green polish's, then added some gold/glitter polish.

 I didn't take any photos of Wet n Wild Wild Shine Do Not Pass Go on its own~ this is a bright cheerful green that was opaque in 2 coats. The brush itself is fine but I do not love those brush caps - I was hoping they would pop off  but they don't.

( before adding glitter )

This polish is a really, really beautiful green. 2 coats to opacity! I'm not loving the weird bottle caps on them though..... When I took it off it stained my fingers for 2 days -right now I am trying to use gentle nail polish remover and staying away from acetone (I had green thumbs and index fingers for 2 days).

I used a sheer striping polish to outline where I wanted my stripes to be, then went over the 2 areas with Wet n Wild Everybody Hates Chris and Wet n Wild Sagreena the Teenage Witch.

Sagreena The Teenage Witch, Do Not pass Go,  Everybody Hates Chris

I kinda like how the gold lines are raised, I used LA Colors Gold stripe polish and Gold Glitter polish

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Kozmic Colours greens.......

This mani is 2 coats of a no-name Kozmic Colours creme polish. This is a bright chartreuse green. I used a striping brust to add complimentary green colors in a criss-cross pattern to hide some un-expected bubbles. I used N.Y.C's matte topcoat.

As far as I know, Kozmic Colours are found at the Dollarama in Canada. So far all the polish's I have worn have been great. I would compare them to Klean Color polish's = they kinda smell the same.

this picture is staying small = bubbles

stuff I used


Saturday, March 5, 2016

another salvaged mani with crackle

I added a thin coat of black crackle over a nail fail - then a coat of a sheer shimmery polish. The bright green base was taking way too long to dry, and needed way more coats then I had the patience to apply. I think this turned out really nice. Normally when nail art isn't' working out I just sponge on glitter to my nail tips and call it a day.The next time a mani doesn't work out I will be reaching for a crackle and a sheer cover instead.

usually I research my own blog to see when was the last time I wore a polish, how it applied etc, below is a photo with 5 coats (my mani today is 2) I totally forgot that his was sooooo sheer and needs a million coats ( and dried slow, too )

this is an older photo 5 COATS!!! hope I remember that next time I think of wearing this

stuff i used  Avon electric green, Adene crackle and old skool Maybelline lime spritzer

thin coat diagonally across nails

2 coats & I quit 

Friday, March 4, 2016

Zig Zags....with Sinful Colors

This was 2 coats of Sinful Colors Innocent, and 2 coats of Sinful Colors Happy Ending. The Zig-Zag nail guides are from Mash VAGA~ they were easy to work with and didn't leave any sticky residue.  Also, I have never worn Sinful Colors Happy Ending as a Full Mani before --  What? how?

When I use Salon Pro top coat at least 1 nail  gets crazy bubbles. I like that top coat but it makes removal a serious chore.

2 coats of Sinful Colors Innocent

I slapped a thick coat of Salon Pro Top coat over these lumpy bumps and it smoothed it right out

I used VAGA nail guides

stuff I used - Sinful Colors Innocent and Happy Ending



Thursday, March 3, 2016

Crackle Layering with N.Y.C. polish's

2 coats of NYC High Line Green, I totally trashed this before I had a chance to do the nail art I wanted so Crackle nail polish to the rescue. I added a coat of a sheer green polish over top of the white crackle. I was never a huge fan of crackle nail polish & think I only have 3 different colors......

The outcome of layering a sheer polish was a pleasant surprise and I am kind of embarrassed that I never thought to layer sheer polish over a crackle before - It looks pretty cool!

smears, bubbles and dents this mani was f'd - but it was easy to fix with crackle nail polish
 I have a better photo of this somewhere......

 stuff I used;  N.Y.C High Line Green, Bonita white crackle and N.Y.C. Luxury lime Creme

Bonita white crackle

 with/without N.Y.C. Luxury Lime Creme ( it is NOT creme lol )

On half my thumb, I did a thin coat, the other half was a thick coat