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Monday, November 18, 2013

Lady Gaga- Applause inspired nail art

Hello ladies. I had to make a nail art design related to this addictive song. The design is inspired by the makeup in Applause, by Lady Gaga. I used the same colors to get as close to the image as I could. Here's the materials used for it:

  • LA colors: shock
  • LA colors: in a flash
  • La colors: circuits
  • LA colors: energy source
  • LA colors: hysteria
  • NYC: big apple red cream
  • Pure Ice: strapless
  • WNW wild shine: hallucination
  • topcoat
  • sponge
  • size 0 brush
  • 3mm orange AB rhinestones
  • acrylic paint: dark blue, light blue, white

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I really enjoyed making this design. It's pretty easy.


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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Born pretty store favorite 3D item

Hello ladies. Since has a voting going on for their most popular 3D decorations, here's my vote for the one that I liked the best from their selection of 18 items.

This 3D heart decoration with dangles is the ultimate affordable luxury for any fan of deco nails. In japanese nail subculture this type of nail accessory is used in various ways in the nail salons.

A deco nail lover like me will always have something big and shinny on at least one nail in any set. And the best thing about it, is that you don't have to drill a hole through your nail! This can be glued on, set into uv gel or set into acrylic, or just be put on with topcoat.

It can be reused if you take it off with care so you won't have to run around trying to get more everytime you want to accessorize your perfect manicure.

If you prefer not to use them on your nails, you can always give your phone case a little sparkle!

You can find these beautiful decorations HERE

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Rock star design

Something really cute and not so easy to make if you don't use a stamping plate or sticker. I really like this
design, the fact that the stars didn't come out to be the best is not that important to me.

Here's the mats and tools used to create this design:

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Friendly advice: don't use your good paintting brushes with nail polish. It will ruin them so easy, especially if they're made out of sable hair. If you need to use nail polish with a smaller brush than the one in the bottle, use a brush with plastic bristles or a toothpick.

The stars are all hand painted, maybe the reason why they're all different shapes, but I don't care, I like them the way they are.

Video will be added soon.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Black and white design with gold accents

This design was inspired by a set of nails I saw in the Nail Up! magazine from japan. Some of you might know they have about 10 pages with inspirational collections that are a great use for any aspiring nail artist or professionals. This particular design took a while just because of the cure time. I cured 3 minutes for each layer. Here's the material list and instructions below them:

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I used full tips for this as usual. All tips were coated with a thin layer of clear gel for the colors to stick on better. I coated the thumb, pointer, middle and ring finger nails with white gel. Each have 2 coats to make them as opaque as possible, each cured 3 minutes. The pinky has 2 coats of black gel.

On the thumb, middle and ring finger nails I used tape to cover half the nail and coat the other half with black gel. Total of 2 thin coats on each nail cured 3 minutes. I then overlayed everything with clear uv gel to make the nail smooth.

After that the nail art part is easy.

It creates such a nice classy effect. You can use a matte topcoat or a regular one, anyway it will look great!