February Nail Art Challenge- Inspired by a Tutorial

Happy Presidents Day to my American girls! Today, day 7 of the challenge is “Inspired by a Tutorial.” I decided to incorporate our flag colors into my design today. 🙂

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I decided on the Fan Brush Stripped method for my nail art today. My tutorial comes from this YouTube clip by SimpleNailArtDesigns.

Image(Jayden decided to color my little paper and he was so proud of it that I just had to use it)

For my colors I started with a base of OPI Cajun Shrimp. I painted two coats and allowed that to dry. I then followed the steps in the tutorial and used Essie Where’s My Chauffeur for my blue and Color Club French Tip for my white.

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ImageI really love how this turned out! It was fun and clean up wasn’t too bad. The color combinations you could create are endless.

I know this picture looks horrible (almost like a finger mug shot hahaha) but I think my middle finger kind of resembles the American flag. Do you see it too, or am I just crazy? lol

ImageAs usual, you can check out the other girls awesome manis by clicking the InLinkz below.



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Febrauary Nail Art Challenge- Valentine’s Day Nails

Happy Valentines Day everyone! I hope you’re all enjoying it with your significant other, children, pets, by yourself… whatever works for you :). I planned on spending the day with my little man and taking him to the beach for a picnic today but we’ve had nasty rainy weather here in Florida so we’re staying in instead.

Before I show you my Valentine’s Day nails, I have to tell you that I don’t really like them. I had an idea in my head and it just didn’t play out as well as I was hoping it would. I wanted to use pastel colors but I think it ended up looking similar to those candy conversation hearts and they look kind of Eastery. Image

ImageI do love how my index finger and ring finger turned out though :). They’re my favorite.

ImageMy mother in law bought me these Valentine’s Day nail art stencils from Avon last month so I tried using them yesterday when I created my mani. They left a bit of the red stencil behind when I pulled them off. You can see it on my thumb and ring finger. I tried to cover it up but ended up screwing them up a bit so I gave up lol. Also my top coat made my pinky bubble up.

ImageFor this mani I used Julep Renee, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Julep Carrie, Color Club French Tip, and Julep Blake.


Happy New Year!

Happy new year, friends. Did you make any new years resolutions? I didn’t this year because I never keep them :-X lol. I don’t know how many years in a row I haven’t lost the 50lbs I promised myself I would loose by the end of the year. But I do have big plans for 2013 though.

I painted my nails late last night for our New Years party but it was too dark out for me to get a good shot of them. So I had to wait until this morning to get pictures to share. There is a little tip wear from last night. Sorry about that. Side note: I plan on investing in a light box and a new lens for my Nikon at some point this year so I have better quality pictures :).

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I used two coats of Color Club French Tip and then topped that with two coats of Deborah Lippmann Boom Boom Pow. I liked this better with just one coat of Boom Boom Pow. Just a heads up if anyone is going to be looking to recreate this one. I think two coats added too much of a yellow color to the white. I’ll remember that next time. It was a fun new years mani though.

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