Here’s wishing everyone a safe and spooky HALLOWEEN!
Here’s wishing everyone a safe and spooky HALLOWEEN!
OK, I admit it! I am a junkie when it comes to things for nail art! I found this kit at the local Cosmoprof. It is from Young Nails who are based out of Anaheim California.
This product came in a kit that was on promo for the holidays. I, of course, love anything shiny so I couldn’t resist!
Here is a picture and description from their website.
|The Celebrate KitWhen the end of the year rolls around, we’ve got nothing on our minds but the word: Celebrate. That’s why we’ve created a super fun party inspired bundle of glitters that will make sure the party goes on and on. The limited edition boxed kit includes:Royal Red Glitter
Emerald Green Glitter
Rock Star Glitter
Shimmering Sand Glitter
Instruction DVD showcasing designs in acrylic, gel, and mani Q.
It was such a fun kit to play with. My friend, Janice, wanted a quick change before she went away for the holidays so I put OPI “Bubble Bath” Gel Color on her. ( With Base and Top Coat of course)
Next I put a coat of No Cleanse UV Top Sealer by OPI just on the tips like I would do for a french manicure. Before curing this, I dipped her finger into the pot of iridescent pinkish sparkly “Rock Star” glitter from Young Nails. You just have to make sure that you pat down the glitter or your nails will be rough where the sparkle is.
Once I cured them for two minutes, I applied a coat of the No Cleanse Top Sealer over her whole nail and cure for two more minutes. NICE! No wiping or cleaning. Just cuticle oil and “BYE Janice, have fun on your Christmas holiday!”
As you can tell, they have grown out a bit, but you get the idea. This actually shows one of the reason I like Bubble Bath from OPI. It is neutral enough not to be glaring as your nails grow out.
I know it sounds weird! Who would want green nails???? EVER? Yuk right!
No not really. Not when it is just lacquer!
I was doing some nail art for a submission that I am working on for the new year (St. Patrick’s day) and I thought I could take a detour and do a little Christmas art to see if I like the colors for the holidays.
You may notice the change in my nails shape. I am not sure what this is called but I have seen it recently in magazines/on line ect. Usually with a more dramatic edge to them. I am liking the shape of them. It is out of the norm for me but I like them.
My shape gives a nod to a fellow nail enthusiats and co-worker from my OPI days. Doni Horne has worn her nails “scooped” like this since I met her. She was way ahead of her time. Thanks for the softer version Doni!
The ones I have seen in magazines/on line are generally straight and pointed dramatically at the end.
So the colors I used were “Ruynon” from Cult Cosmetics for the base. “This is Tree-mendous” by China Glaze on the statement finger over Ruynon. I used a sparkly gold striping paint with a stripping brush to make the star.
And to kick it up a notch, I used “Don’t mess with OPI” under my nails to give them a darker Christmas surprise!
So, last week I received my second “Black Box” from Cult Cosmetics. The colors were definately fall colors but they didn’t strike me as Christmas-y!
I will be honest and tell you that I got the inspiration for this Christmas nail art from a Christmas card that was sent to us.
I was very surprised by how well the colors worked in the holiday theme.
Step 1. Apply two coats of OPI’s “Bubble Bath” for the base.
Step 2. Line the nail with nail art stripping tape.
Step 3. Using a small thin art brush paint alternate areas with Cults “Rose Bowl”.
Step 4. Paint alternating areas with Cult’s “Runyon”. Allow to dry completely.
Step 5. Remove tape from nail.
Step 6. Apply painters tape to the bottom portion of the nail to mark off area where a large stripe of green will be.
Step 7. Apply “Runyon” to that area.
Step 8. Once the green has dried, use “Rose Bowl” and a small pointed nail art brush to form a tear drop shape to the nail. While that is still sticky apply any type of sparkly nail jewels.
Step 9. I added some green stones to accent the green in the nail polish.
Finish with top coat and let dry!
I really liked it with just the stripping on it as well. And I suppose that I could have used some green stripping tape for the ‘string that holds the ornament’. But, hey, that’s what makes nail art fun. You can play and play and play.
I hope you are enjoying all the Christmas art that I have been posting. I’m kinda addicted to it right now! It’s making me very excited for Christmas.
I can’t believe how much fun I am having with this Snow Storm Nail Art.
And how many people will grab my hand to look at them! (I think it’s because I am in Las Vegas and the nails are sparky!!!)
Look at them with these Christmas decorations that were at a friends house!
I have had fun recently with my Christmas Snow Storm nail art.
It seems to be attracting some attention. Most likey because it is very much Christmasy nail art!
And I think because white nails made such a smash this summer for nails.
Anyways, people seem to comment where ever I go. Today at Crate and Barrel I couldn’t help but notice how well they worked with the Christmas decorations!
What do you think?
Stay tuned for more Christmas Snow Storm Nail art adventures!