In honor of the high stakes football game today, I thought I would represent my team with a Seahawks mani!
I used Sally Hansen Ivy League and Orly Royal Navy with a few pieces of striping tape to get this mani.
For this wintery mani, I started with two coats of Enchanted Presto Magic. Then I used Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate VL006 which has the snowflake design on it. I used Konad Special White for the stamping.
The thing I love about Vivid Laquer’s stamping plates is that they are big designs! That way, you can get your whole nail. Konad’s designs are just a tad small.
For this holiday mani, I used two of the three colors from the December Cult Blackbox. (Click here to see the whole thing.)
The red is Cult El Matador and the gold glitter is Cult Stay Gold. I used striping tape for the accent nail effect. I used two coats of each polish, although the red could have easily been done in one.
For this mani, I used another two of my new Sephora Formula X polishes. Dark Matter is the black one and it went on in ONE coat. Yep. You read that correctly. I one coater black polish. It was fantastic! The purple is Haphazard and is a nice purple jelly. I did need to use three coats of this one to get my desired opaqueness.
The Cult Cosmetics Blackbox for September 2013 is waaaaay better than the last one. I am super happy. Even though I got a dupe, I think it was well worth the money.
Mash Rhinestones Wheel. This has 12 different colored rhinestones.
OPI Pure Lacquer Nail Apps in Grey/Black Rattlesnake
From left to right: Essie No Baggage Please, Color Club Eternal Beauty (dupe for me), and Orly Black Pixel.
And here’s the mani I used using all supplies from Blackbox! (Except for tape and topcoat. :) )
My husband picked these two colors out for me at the grocery store. The green one is L’Oreal New Money which is a bright green that’s perfect for spring. Sweet nothings is a very light pink creme. I decided to do a little dotting with it on top of New Money. It doesn’t show very well but I actually like the subtlety.
For this mani, I used two from the Square Hue July 2013 Salute Collection. The green is Square Hue Valor and the gold dots are Square Hue Honor. I hope you like it!
This mani started with two coats of Avon Starburst, from their new holo cosmic collection.
Then, I used some tape I bought in a pack of nail art supplies at RiteAid. I did the tips using Sally Hansen Black Out. I’m pretty much obsessed with pink and black color combos so of course I’m loving my nails today!!!
SquareHue is the newest polish subscription that I’m aware of. This is my second month as a member. So far, I’m very happy!! This month’s collection is called the SoBe Collection.
Gray: Lincoln Road, Salmon: Collins Avenue, Mint: Ocean Drive
I wasn’t feeling the whole doing swatches routine so I thought I would create a look using all three colors so you could see what they look like and I get to do nail art. Win Win!
First, I did two coats of each, rotating the colors. They are all a creme polish. Collins Avenue (salmon) had a nice little surprise…teeny tiny golden shimmers! You can’t see them in the bottle and you can’t see them in the pictures…but they are there! Tiny, subtle shimmers. It’s beautiful!
After my nails were dry, I taped them off and then changed the color rotation. I like it! I have a mint shirt that will match this mani perfectly tomorrow!
So I thought I should finally try my hand (pun intended) at doing galaxy nails. When I swatched the Avon Eclipse polish, it really reminded me of the night sky, so I started with two coats of him.
I then stamped China Glaze Cosmic Dust, China Glaze Take a Trek, China Glaze Infra Red, and Julep Vanessa in that order. I think my design came out a little too purple to really remind people of space, but I like it anyway! I hope you do, too!
Julep Teresa is a gorgeous light peachy pink with a subtle metallic finish. This is a great one to apply and leave on just as-is for a finished, put-together look without people going “oh hey! Look at your nails!”
I then put some black and white flowers over it with my dotting tool. I used Sally Hansen White On and Sally Hansen Black Out. I hope you like it!
For this mani, I started with two coats of Julep Clara from the May 2013 It Girl Maven box. Clara is a light peach color. Then, I taped off half my nail and did one coat of Julep Myrtle from the May 2013 Classic with a Twist Maven box. Finally, I used my dotting tool to fill in some dots! I hope you like it!
First, a plain swatch of Clara so you can see what she looks like on her own.
Now for the fun part! Here’s what I ended up with: