Friday, September 20, 2013

White acrylic with shellac

So I recently did a set of nails for my sister. For the acrylic, I mixed CND additives in titanium pearl with CND perfect color powder in clear in a 1:3 ratio. After filing I topped with CND shellac in Mother of Pearl. I really wish I could pick up the sparkle of the shellac. This is probably one of my favorite sets to date.

Thanks for checking me out :)

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shellac glitter rockstar

Some Shellac rockstar nails I did for my best friend. One coat of blackpool with a custom glitter mix and two coats of top coat to smooth the roughness

Julep angela swatch pic

So I finally decided to try Julep Angela. Julep describes it as a 'molten' chrome I believe, I think thats supposed to be a fancy term for a duochrome. In the bottle she looks like a deep metallic green with a very slight purple tinge. Unfortunately the purple is nowhere to be see on my nails. I think its a great fall color, and the formula was better than most of my other juleps. Pics are 2 coats no top coat.

Julep Ginger

So I've been on a Julep kick lately, since I own so many and hardly wear them and Ginger one of my favorites. Julep describes her as a holo (in my opinion she is not a true holo) but she reminds me of those stickers you would get as a kid that would change slightly when you tilted them back and forth. The formula on this one was ok but very streaky and I got a lot of drag marks. I ended up loading my brush and just kind of floating it on. Anyways here she is... 3 coats no top coat.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Julep Harper and NOPI: NOTD

Nails of the day featuring Candid Cameron from Nicole by OPI modern family collection and Julep's Harper. I believe Harper was touted as a full coverage glitter but i would have needed at least 4 coats. My hubby gave me the NOPI for xmas and they matched perfectly so I went for 2 coats of each instead. Hope you like it

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's Alive

From China Glaze Halloween 2011 collection, here's It's alive. I love this color. It's so swampy and sparkly, my niece thinks it looks like witches brew. This was also my first time using the glue base and it worked really well. Hope you like, thanks for stopping by

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Optimus Prime Themed Glitter Acrylics Tips

So I recently used one of my custom glitter acrylic mixes to do my nails. This was my first attempt at freehand smile lines, and I think I did pretty good. The glitter was not that easy to work with, I probably should have practiced with some plain pink and white first, but oh well!

Left thumb: Could have been a little longer

Left hand: You can see i lost a few glitters along the way

Right Hand: Lol. Terrible but its a start!
I used the crystal pink from Born Pretty Store to make the glitter and cap the whole nail. I also refiled them a bunch cause I couldn't tell how fanned out they were till I saw the pics. Hope you enjoyed the pics :)