A few days ago I sat down to paint my nails without a plan for a mani in mind. All I knew was that I was going to use my new gradient brush* that I recently received from Born Pretty Store. On my desk I had The Dream Cremes collection from Heroine NYC so I decided to make a subtle pastel gradient using Sugar Spun and Lilac it.
The gradient brush is very easy to use and this method is much less messy compared to making a gradient using a sponge.
After taking photos of the gradient I saw the Icing powder* from Twinkled T**. I received it a few weeks ago, and it’s been lying in my ‘to try’ pile on my desk since. I applied the powder over my pastel gradient and I’m very happy that it caught my eye, because the result is really amazing!
I have tried a few different unicorn powders and the Icing powder is by far the best one I’ve tried! I’m not just saying that because I got it from Twinkled T, I would’ve said the same thing if I had paid for it myself. The powder goes on so easily and smooth. Since the powder is so fine it doesn’t look grainy (as some unicorn powders does) and the result is super shiny!
Check out the nail art tutorial below!
Do you like having the video tutorial here in the post? Previously I’ve linked to the tutorial on my Instagram, but if I upload the video on YouTube I can embed it in the post. Is this something you want me to continue doing? Your feedback is much appreciated!
*Product(s) sent by the brand, the seller, the PR agency for consideration
Hi guys! Did you know that today is National nail polish day? Well, for me every day is nail polish day. But it’s still a fun occation, don’t you think?
Today I have some bright, sparkly and super glossy nails to share with you! I’m so happy with how they turned out so I’m actually gonna be a little sad when I have to remove them.
I started by painting my nails with Mega (X) from ILNP which is a silver holographic polish. Then I sponged on the gradient using the Color Paints from OPI (Landscape artist, Primarily yellow, Chromatic orange, Magenta muse and Purple perspective). Lastly I stamped a floral pattern over the gradient using stamping plate 9-03 from ÜberChic beauty and Midnight mischief from Painted Polish (which is THE best black stamping polish!).
Here is how the gradient looked before I added the stamping. It’s really pretty, but I like it so much more with the stamping on top. Which version do you like the most?
How are you celebrating national nail polish day? I’m going to celebrate by taking these off (😢) and paint some new nails!
Hi everyone! So it’s Monday again, did you have a good weekend? My weekend was good and I had time for some swatching, so check back here later this week for pictures!
Today I have some blue gradient nails to show you, I made them for piCture pOlish’s second nail art challenge with the theme ‘gradient’. I actually made a gradient design for their last challenge too (you can find them here), but I’m not complaining, I like making gradients.
The polishes I used are salt water, superior and freya’s cats, all of them from piCture pOlish of course. I really like how the gradient turned out, I think it’s perfectly blended.
I got an ocean vibe from the gradient so I wanted to make some appropriate nail art over it. So I took out my Mermaid life stamping plate from ÜberChic beauty and stamped some sea shells using White knight from MoYou London. I really like this look too, but I wish the gradient would have been a little bit more visible underneath the stamping.
Wow, we’re already a month in to the new year! How fast does time fly by, soon it’s December again. A new month means that I pick out my favorite manis from the past month. This time it was really hard for me to pick them, because I have done plenty of manis that I loved in January.
The absolute favorite has to be the tropical gradient though. I was so sad when I had to remove it.
Which mani is your favorite?
Hi there! The nails I’m showing you today I made for piCture pOlish’s first nail art challenge of the year. This challenge had no specific theme, but the rules were to use one to five pp’s only (except black and white) and that the polish bottles are in the photo.
I had a few ideas for the challenge and I think this design was my best one. And from the response on my instagram post many of you seem to like it too!
As you can see from the picture above I used spring, orchid and allure from piCture pOlish to create the gradient. I started with painting two coats of spring on all fingers and after letting it dry for a few minutes I painted all colors on a makeup sponge and dabbed it on the nails. I think I had to sponge each nails four times to get the desired effect. After letting it dry I added one coat of Gel setter from Essie to smooth out the gradient and make the colors blend even more. The last step was to make the leopard print, which I used black polish and a detail brush to create, and of course I finished with another coat of top coat.
And here are some pictures of the gradient only. I’m so pleased with how it turned out, the colors blended in to each other so well! I think this has to be the best gradient I’ve made.
Hope you like this design and thanks for reading!
October is breast cancer awareness month and as you may have seen on my instagram I joined Lacky corner‘s United in pink week to raise awareness to breast cancer. I hope you like my pink manis and please don’t forget to check your boobs!
Here’s a recap of my week of pink nails:
Day 1: Pink ribbon inspired mani using polishes from this year’s pink collection from Essie.
Day 2: A pink dotticure using a bunch of OPI polishes.
Day 3: Pink holo with Red Taboo from Layla.
Day 4: Leopard heart gradient using OPI polishes.
Day 5: Kiss me on my tulips from OPI, one of my favorite pink polishes!
Day 6: DS Reflection from OPI.
Day 7: Simple pink ribbon nail art using bardot and rose from piCture pOlish.
Here are my favorite manis from June. I actually though this month’s theme would’ve been fruits, since I’ve done a couple of fruit manicures that I really like. But I guess I liked these flower nails more. And the flowers with the blue background is the one I like most of them all.
Which one is your favorite?
Here are my favorite manis from May. I don’t think I can spot a theme for this month but I guess that’s not a bad thing!
Which one do you like the most?
I was asked by Aveline (owner of Snail vinyls) to make a guest post for Snail vinyls blog. It is now up on their site, and you can check it out here!
Please let me know what you think about it and if you want me to make more posts like this in the future.