October 28, 2011

Witchy Nails

Time for a Halloween design! I was planning on doing more than one, but I guess this is kind of three in one because you can do hats & cobwebs like I did, or just hats or just cobwebs.














Sorry about the awful lighting/backgrounds in some of these - I was doing this later in the evening and I only had my room light not the sunshine through my window, so these aren't as good as some of the pictures on other posts, but the design is no less cute and easy!

Here's the supplies I used:

- Milani, Dress Maker
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Black Out
- L.A. Colors Art Deco, Black
- Top or clear coat














First, paint your nails green.














Next, using a black striper polish, do the hats on your left thumb and right ring finger. You can do them at an angle like I did, or even with the tip of your nail.















And now, the cobwebs.















Here's the steps of how I did these cobwebs. (I just used a drawing of a nail on paper, since mine were already done, but it's the same idea)


















Do as many circles (as shown in the last two steps) as needed for how wide or long your nails are. Next, draw the outline for a french tip with the same black striper polish. If you prefer just to use your black polish, skip this step.














Fill in the french tips.














Add a top coat, and you're done!


October 21, 2011

Lightning Bolt Nails

This is one of those designs that looks waaaay harder than it actually is to do, so don't be worried! I love this manicure, I'll be wearing this one for quite a while.















Here's the supplies I used:

- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Mellow Yellow
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Black Out
- Top or clear coat














The first step is to paint black french tips on your index, middle and pinky fingers. Paint your thumb and ring fingers entirely yellow. I was experimenting here with my idea that it would be easier to put the black background over top of the yellow than trying to draw with the yellow over black (since I didn't use a striper polish). And it turned out to work very well.














Take your black and make one half of the lightning bolt. It helps to look at a picture of one as you do this.














Make the other half.














Now for the ring finger you do exactly the same thing. And you can decide if you want the bolt shooting from the left like the thumb, or opposite. I did from left to right on my left hand, and right to left on my right hand.



























Just add a top coat, and you're done!















October 14, 2011

Stained Glass Pedicure

I did my sisters toes as well, when I did the last daisy nails design on her fingers, here it is:














Here's the supplies I used:

- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Mellow Yellow
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Blue Me Away!
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Virtual Violet
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Going Green
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Black Out














First, paint each small toe with each color (except black). The yellow one is kinda messy, I know, but I fixed it later.














Then, start painting triangles with each color on the big toe.














And the other two colors.














All that's left is to draw the black lines. If you need to, add more of the colors to even out the X. Then just add top coat and you're done!


October 7, 2011

Summer Daisy Nails

So I did this design on my sister's nails quite a while ago (in the summer) and it's fall now, but whatever, it's cute and fun to do!
















Here's the supplies I used:

- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Mellow Yellow
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Sun Kissed
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, White On
- Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear, Going Green
- Avon Nailwear Pro, Nude Gold
- Top & Base Coat/Clear polish














You'll also need a makeup sponge. I got a bag of 24 at the dollar store, they're cheap and a great tool for nail art.














So first, sponge on a layer of yellow polish all over your nails.














Next, sponge on some orange at the tips, trying to create a gradient effect.















And now, some gold polish in between the orange and yellow (sponge it on).














With a toothpick, take a white polish and draw daisies on your thumb and ring finger nails.














Add a green dot in the center of each daisy.














Put on a layer of sparkle polish, a top coat, and you're done!