Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Japanese Mixed Manicure

Today I have a Japanese inspired nail art design to show you. Most of the design is done in acrylic paint. I did these just to brush up my one stroke technique. This time you can actually see the Japanese letters. I think the nails look great, the color combination isn't perfect but I can live with it ;)
In case you can't tell i would like to point out that I am holding a fan in this picture. 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Dragon Nails

Today I have a dragon manicure for you to see. Dragons are one of my favorite "animals". What could possibly be cooler than flying and breathing fire? NOTHING.

 The roses look stunning.I also adore the combination of black, red and silver. AND I added my name in Japanese, which you can't see at all.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas Angel Nails

Thanks for my new found bravery towards trying new things, I have decided to enter an gel nail art competition. The competition is hosted by Gel II by Milena Productions. You can find it here.
I have never tried gel before, but the prizes are amazing so I decided to take a risk and buy the gel polish.
The first prize is $1000 cash + 1 led light + 10 Gel II Colors. Now that's the most amazing prize I have ever seen. I swear if I win this I will do 30 nail art tutorials only using Gel II. And walk through every salon within 10 km of my house and advertise the Gel there :)


The gel itself was unbelievably easy to use. I (like always) was prepared for the worse. The web page says that the gel dries within 60 seconds, I took me about 120. Probably because my LED light is the cheapest you can find. Otherwise it is everything the page advertises it to be. 


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Feyling Duplicity Nail Art

This is my entry to Feyling Duplicity nail art contest. The competition has ended by now but feel free to check out the page :). Feyling Duplicity is a fantasy book. It has something to do with fairies and vampires (from what I have understood). You can read a summary here. I didn't win, but anyway I am posting my entry here.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Legend of Zelda Nail Art Tutorial

Here's a design that I did for Nails By Niqua Video Game Nail Art Contest
I also did a tutorial for this design. The tutorial is strongly lacking quality but it's better than nothing :)


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This design was done on acrylic nails. I think the nails are pretty good considering my two day experience in acrylic nails. I was really afraid of acrylic nails, but I got over it. Now I really like doing them. The only thing I hate is gluing the tips to the nail. I can't stand nail glue. I hatehatehatehate it. anyway here is a brief written tutorial of how to do acrylic nails my stile.
  1. Make sure your nails are clean.
  2. Buff your nails.
  3. Apply primer to your nails.
  4. Find the right size tip for your nail.
  5. Find glue to stick the tip to your nails.
  6. Realize that your only glue is about a year old, and has turned into thick sticky mass.
  7. Try to apply the "glue" to your nails.
  8. Glue the tip to your nails, press the tip to the nail until it has dried.
  9. While the glue dries, accidentally glue the nail buffer to the table and a nail art brush to the keyboard.
  10. Groan.
  11. Dip a acrylic brush to acrylic liquid and then to acrylic powder.
  12. Apply the acrylic to your nail.
  13. Wait for it to dry.
  14. Use alcohol to unstick your fingers from the brush and your hair from the wall.
  15. repeat for all 10 nails.
As you probably can guess this isn't exactly the best way to do acrylic nails.



Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Simple Adorable Sheep Tutorial

Here's another extremely simple nail art tutorial. you only need a dotting tool and some polish.
I hope you like it :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Nail Art

I did these nails for Ooooo Shiny's nail art contest. The theme is: nail art for a cause. I decided to do cancer awareness nails. I chose this theme because cancer is a very close disease to me. Many of my relatives have suffered cancer. Sadly, not all of them have survived. My mother was diagnosed with cancer 6 years ago. It was a very depressing time to everyone who was close to her. She had to have surgery to remove the tumour. During the operation the doctors found out that there was no cancer. She was misdiagnosed (phew).
Now she is happily living her life cancerless. I am lighting a candle to remember everyone that has been killed  by cancer. I invite you to do the same.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

One Stroke Bird+Roses Tutorial

Here's a tutorial that I did for a competition. The colors I used were mainly acrylic. I have recently mastered one stroke nail art. It took me like three months to be able to do my first one stroke manicure. During that time I tested and a lot of different acrylic paints and brushes, most of them didn't work. The paint that I used was by Americana (small pot sets of 6 colors) and the brush that worked was 7300 Shader by Loew-Cornell. I hope you like the video !! :)

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

B-day + giveaway reminder


Did you notice that I changed my blog design? I only changed the collage in the background to black and white, and made a banner. The banner is awesome (you can find the font here).
I also wanted to tell you that it's my birthday next week!! yaaaaaaaaaay! Maybe I'll get new polishes, maybe I'll swatch them, maybe I'll make awesome birthday nails. Only time will tell :) For now you can stare at the adorable panda picture here:


Also don't forget to enter my giveaway. It's international and ends on the 18th december. I only have three entries.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

My Try at Stamping

Here is my entry to Creativne Nail Design by Sue's nail art competition. I hate (hate hate hate) stamping. If I was any good at it I would probably love it. This is literally the only decent design that I have done by stamping. I am really surprised that it turned out so good. From my experience in stamping (which is about 4 tries) I have learned that older polishes work a LOT better. So dig out your two year old nail polishes ladies, because we're stamping tonight!

Surreal Galaxy Nails

I have always wanted to do galaxy nails. But after several failed attempts at the classical galaxy I made my own version. And I LOVE it. The girl looks awesome, the bubble looks awesome, the planets should have been more bubble-like, but overall it's awesome. NOTE: by classical galaxy I mean black nails with sponged color(s) and glitter (come on, you know what I mean).


Water Element Nail Art Tutorial

Here is a nail art tutorial done for SnowWhiteIsBack's contest. The theme was the four elements, I chose water (I don't know why). I really really hate doing tutorials it slows the painting process down a lot. I am acctually happy with this tutorial compared to my other (one) tutorials. I hope you like it!




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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Day of the Dead Nail Art

Here is another late halloween design. In this design I painted a girl with the day of the dead makeup, and I painted a real skeleton giving her a rose. My first time painting a skull, turned out pretty good. The rose actually looks like a rose, which is a great improvement since I can't even draw a rose on paper. Although I have never seen a purple rose, let's hope that there are roses that are this shade of purple. In case you can't tell, the skeleton is wearing a white shirt with a collar. I hope you like my design!

Monday, November 19, 2012

ZOMBIE NAILS

I did these nails during halloween. they were inspired by the movie "Return of the Living Dead". Here is a picture of it:
And here are my nails.

These didn't photograph too well. I am very proud of these nails. I think they are one of my best. I love the dark metallic blue(I used Flormar-433), It's my favorite nail polish and I am running out. Since I accidentally knocked the bottle over and I lost like half of the polish. :(

Sunday, November 18, 2012

International Nail Art Giveaway

I am hosting a nail art giveaway/contest on my blog. There will be only one winner who will win 4x jessica: "Glitterati", "Cinamon Kiss", "Pumkin Delight" and "Gingersnap", 1xChina Glaze: 645 FYI, a nail art pen by Sally Hansen, Salon Effects nail polish strips: "Glitz Blitz" and "Kitty, Kitty". 5x dotting tool and 26x nail little pots of: Mylar, Glitter, Micro Beads, Confetti etc. All this is worth exactly 92,33 dollars.
I won't be using rafflecopter since I don't trust it. So, all you have to do is follow this blog. I will be using random.org to select the winner. To earn extra 4 entries you have to share this competition on your blog, twitter, facebook etc. and add a link to the post to the comments. The competition will start today and end on 18 December 2012.

Killer Bunny

I did these nails during halloween. As you can see on the picture they were done for a instagram competition to #naildecorsweetnspooky (surprise, surprise I lost). I love these nails, the bunny is adorable and the skull adds the creepy halloween effect.

Comic Book Nails

I have always wanted to do nails inspired by a comic book. I was planning to do something like pink nails with black dots and words like "boom" on them. Well I ended up with a set of nails with superheroes painted on them :D

I painted Superman on my index finger, Batman on my middle finger, Spiderman on my ring finger and Wolverine on my pinky.

Video Game Nail Art

Here are some video game nails. Sorry about the quality of this picture. On my index finger I painted "Doodle Jump", on my middle finger I painted "Super Mario", on my ring finger I painted "Pac-man" and on my pinky I painted "Cut The Rope".

Screen Muncher Nail Art Tutorial

Here is a simple tutorial that you can do with just a dotter and some polish.

Donut Bunny nails

I did these for another contest. The theme was food. So I chose to do donut nails. I don't always use glitter but when I do, I make sure that I use every single color that I own.
I love the small bunny in the donut on my pinky finger.

Oktoberfest Mani

Oh Oktoberfest, the world's biggest fair. But what makes Oktoberfest so special that it brings millions of people to Germany every year??? Answer: BEER. So here is my Oktoberfest mani. Again, these were done for a competition that I lost. The girl is in a Oktoberfest dress, the background behind is a traditional Greman pattern.

Infected Mushroom nails

I did these for a competition Infected Mushroom was having on their twitter. I was quite pleased with the result, but I guess that the band didn't like them since I lost the competition.

Interstitial Cystitis nail art

Nails supporting Interstitial Cystitis awareness. I did these nails about three months ago for a nail art contest (which I lost). It was quite hard to do because it is almost impossible to get inspiration for disease themed nail art. Finally I found a picture on the internet which I fell in love with instantly. I found the picture at this link: http://www.zazzle.es/mordeduras_intersticiales_de_la_cistitis_posters-228340108872813869
So, here are my nails.