Monday, 25 June 2012

Movie Mani: Wizard of Oz

No tutorial today, just a design I did with as an homage to the Wizard of Oz.  Don't forget to vote for it in the nail art contests hosted by The Nailasaurus starting June 30th, but feel free to comment any time - my contest entry .  Click on the picture for a close up.

Each nail is inspired by  something from the the movie.

Thumb - Yellow brick road
Index - Dorothy's dress
Middle - The Tin Man and his new heart
Ring - The legs of the Wicked Witch of the East (All that was left when the house landed on her)
Pinky - The Ruby red slippers

Thursday, 21 June 2012

First attempt at Gradient

First time trying this method, but it turned out to be super easy.  With a cool effect, this may take the place of leopard print as my new go-to design.  I know, it's kinda messy around the cuticles, but I was too lazy to clean up the edges. 

All you need is two colours (Preferably solid colours, that aren't sheer or sparkly), a makeup sponge, a toothpick and a scratchpad (a piece of cardboard or paper that won't absorb the nail polish).

Colours used:  Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (340) "Mint Sorbet", and Sally Hansen Hard As Nails:  Xtreme Wear (320) "Fucshia Power".

Here is the picture tutorial I used, care of The Nailasaurus : Gradient Nails