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Challenge Your Nail Art prompt for today is Penguins!
I had previously done Penguin “Wrapping Paper” prompt for this challenge.
But I really like these little devils so I am really happy to do another Penguin post!
I used regular polish for the four black and white nails with some Young Nails sparkly bits at the tips. The penguin is hand drawn using acrylic paint!
You can add your own Penguin inspired mani’s or check out the other artists here!
It seems that this design that my client found on social media is taking on a life of it’s own.
This could be the Darling nail art design for the season. My cliebt sent me this picture in a text so I have no way of know who the original artist is. My apologies for not being able to credit it to the right person.
And my interpretation if it!
My new nail friend from Rhode Island, Lisa C!!!!
Lisa used the new Crystal Pixie Dust from Swarovski® in her design. Love that effect! Follow Lisa on IG at https://www.instagram.com/lisaluvsnails/
Have you done this nail art design yet this year? Let me see what you have done! Tag me on IG or Facebook at @seriouslynails
It will be fun to see everyones work!
After looking through the Nails Magazine Nail Art Gallery digital magazine yesterday, I feel like it is a good time to share my own Christmas Nail Art tutorial!
For this finished look you really only need a couple of tools and colors.
Paint two coats of your favorite winter color using gel color. Cure the appropriate time for each coat. Add a top coat for smoothness.
This design will use a few techniques to create depth in the design. Including this. Sponge on some silver gel color where you want to eventually draw your snowflakes. Cure.
Start by drawing the snowflake that will be “closest” to you at the tip of the fingernail. Remember that it will be larger than the one farther away. Since we want it to appear closer to you, do not drawing the whole snowflake in that area. Just the majority of it with parts running off the edge of the nail.
Complete the first snowflake, then move on to the second one that is in the distance. You will want to make this one complete. Remember to cure each step for the correct amount of time that your product calls for.
Start adding more dimension by placing dots on the very tips of the inside of the snowflake. Making sure the place them at roughly the same spot on the longer pieces. Then finally add dots to the very ends of the snowflake stems. Cure.
I like to add drops of snow over the nail at different spots and in different sizes to make it seems like it is really snowing outside! Cure your smaller dots, then top coat to finish the nails surface. Cure.
Using a nice thick soak off gel like “Gel Play” by Akzentz, apply your crystal to the center of the large snowflake. Make sure it is sealed in nicely.
Ok, now it’s starting to feel like the holiday season.
By the way, there is a fun group of people who are hosting a Christmas Nail Art Challenge. (Oh, I miss the #31nails2014 challenge) If you are so inclined, come join the gang at http://behappyandbuypolish.com/2015/11/14/upcoming-nail-art-challenge/
Thank you Jessica from @behappybuypolish!
Two icons have joined forces to give us nail techs a little something special for the holidays.
Part of OPI’s Starlight collection includes a pro pack of Swarovski® crystals to use as embellishments for your clients this holiday.
Featured in OPI’s monthly magazine, this pro kit give you different options to sparkle up your mani’s.
Crystals & pearls, crystal stones, and these wonderful silver stucco mettalics are really great. (I like them because they have good dimension and are flat backed for better staying power!)
Some black flat back round gems, pretty pretty royal blue stones and a couple of stars round out the package. The gold bars are also very creative. I think they would look great with geometric designs!
I saw these while I was in Reno this last weekend at Gemini Cosmetics and couldn’t resist them.
Just be careful when you open up the very cool box. Some of the stones (like the stars and crystals) are on sticky backed paper, but the loose ones in the middle can pop out if your not careful.
This collection also includes duo packs that have some Swarovski® stones on sticky backed paper as well. Or a 18 piece wall display for your holiday gel color collection that includes 3 sheets of crystals and decal sets. Just to give you other options! (I LOVE the wall displays because they keep everything clean and neat and tidy. And off your desk!)
You can see the color options available from the Starlight collection at http://opi.com/color/collections/starlight#8k85B4fSo5h4uJi3.97
Gemini Cosmetics is at
1380 GREG ST
SPARKS, NV 89431-6094
You can reach them by phone at 1-800-338-9091 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Gemini-Cosmetics-115829168151/?fref=ts
Come join me today between 3-5pm EST on TWITTER for a party with Pretty Woman NYC
Actually, go there now…it’s already on! Dont miss this chance to see some of the art work done with the holiday collection from Pretty Woman NYC by myself and other nail enthusiasts like @lacqueredmama!
If you missed out on the prizes you can go to http://prettywomanusa.com/osc2/magnetix.html to get yours for only $7.99