Saturday, March 2, 2013


Click here for a video tutorial of this exact nail design.

I did this design on my roommate with some of her favorite colors. I decided to do it as an accent nail instead because we were in a bit of a rush. 

She is also a chronic nail biter, so I'm constantly painting her nails in efforts to try to get her to stop. So far, nothing has worked. Suggestions?

(Blue) China Glaze - Aquadelic
(Yellow) Unnamed color I got from Rue 21
(Orange) Nina - Tangerine Dream
(Gold) Nina - Big Spender

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sharpie Dotted Gradient

 Got inspired to do this from a post I saw in r/Laqueristas. Unfortunately, I've since lost the exact post I got it from. Click here to watch a tutorial I made for this exact mani :)

LOVED the way this turned out. The gradient was super easy to create, especially since it was with an easy to control marker. Doing my dominant hand was a breeze.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My Valentine's Day Mani

This is the design I decided to go with for Valentine's Day. My boyfriend lives far away :( so I thought it would be nice to flaunt his name on my nails instead :)

Purple: China Glaze - Secret Peri-wink-le
Red: Zoya - Elisa
Black: NYC - no name

Not going to lie, the cursive lettering was one of the more difficult things I've painted on my nails, but it was so worth it :) Even if you don't have a special someone to share this holiday with, this design is still perfect, sans the name in the heart.

Close-up of my boyfriend's name

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Showing Some School Spirit!

My old high school's jazz band visited my university to perform at a jazz festival that was being held on campus. My boyfriend and many close friends are in jazz band, so I had to attend of course! I painted my nails in my high school's colors (blue and gold) in support of them :)

Blue: Revlon - Indigo Night
Gold: Nina - Big Spender

Just a blue base coat with some simple taped gold lines. Nothing fancy, but it kind of reminds me of what the collars on the marching band uniforms looked like :)  Sadly, I didn't wait long enough for top coat and smeared some of the blue :(

Heart Stencil Mani

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I haven't gotten the chance to do a V-day mani on myself yet, but my friend asked me to do one on her, so I happily obliged. 

Gold: Nina - Big Spender
Red: Zoya - Elisa

This was my first attempt at tape heart stencils. You can find a tutorial here. I kind of suck at cutting out heart shapes, so it isn't the best, but my friend loved it :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Zoya's Kierra

Just got my Zoya's in the mail last week!  I decided to try out Kierra first along with some simple gold dots.

Base: Zoya - Kierra
Gold: Nina - Big Spender
Seche Vite top coat

I was very pleased to see that the color was very true to how it appeared in the bottle. The formula is extremely smooth and easy to apply. Me gusta mucho :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Gator Chevrons

Chomp chomp ;)

My roommate is a University of Florida Gators fan, so I decided to paint some Gator colored chevrons on her nails.

Blue: Revlon - Indigo Night
Orange: Nina - Tangerine Dream

This is a taped design. Took me quite a while to cut the pieces of tape to be the right size, but only because I'm a perfectionist. Otherwise, this was a very easy design. I didn't take the tape off soon enough, hence the scraggly edges on the chevrons. The orange polish was also hopelessly runny, so that's the deal with the orange-y mess on her ring finger. No time for cleanup tonight :/

Go Gators! ;)