Thursday, 13 October 2011

Gaga for Nail Art: Paparazzi Edition

This nail art was inspired by the outfit Lady Gaga wore in the "Paparazzi" music video

1)  Apply 2 -3 coats of Sinful Colors (955) "Pull Over".
2)  Using the large end of a dotting tool, make 1 dot for Mickey Mouse's face using Pure Ice (980 CP) "Black Rage".
3)  Using the small end of a dotting tool, make 2 dots, side by side, for Mickey Mouse's ears, with the same black nail polish.

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Split Nails

These nails can be done with any colours, I did one application with pink, and one with green.
1)  Apply one or two thin base coats of Pure Ice (919CP) "Rumours".
2)  Refer to 'Patchwork' blog entry on how to apply and remove tape.
3)  One thick coat of Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (200) "Strobe Light" on untaped/exposed part of nail.
4)  Remove tape and let dry completely.
5)  Use black nail art pen to apply a thin diagonal line across, tracing over the break between colours from step 1 and 3.

 1)  Refer to instructions above replacing pink polishes with Sinful Colors (946) "Happy Ending" for step 1, and Sinful Colors (932) "Call You Later" for step 3.

Cheetah print with moons

1)  For Cheetah print, refer to 'leopard print' blog entry - instead of using a gold base, use China Glaze (933) "Classic Camel".
2)  Use a medium or large ended dotting tool, apply Sinful Colors (369) "Ruby Ruby" in a half moon shape near your cuticle.


1)  Apply tape, covering the entire nail except for a portion closest to the cuticle.
2)  Apply one coat of Klean Color's (20) "Neon Pink".
3)  Remove tape, apply new piece of tape a few millimeters further away from cuticle.
4)  Carefully, apply a smooth line of Klean Color's (153) "Neon Amethyst" against tape and previous colour.  Be careful to not paint over previous colour.
5)  Repeat steps 3 and 4 with Klean Color's (14) "Neon aqua", (204) "Neon Lime", (18) "Neon Yellow", and (19) "Neon Orange".

Acid Wash Jeans Inspired nails

These nails were inspired by:

1)  Two thick coats of Sinful Colors (943) "Hot Spot"
2)  Let it completely dry
3)  One coat of Sally Hansen, Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (300) "White On"
4)  Let it completely dry
5)  Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover, and lightly rub sporadically, over white to reveal navy    blue base.