Thursday, January 31, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 25- And Another Flower French

Who could have guessed it, it's ANOTHER flower french. I don't know what's with my obsession about flowers lately. Before I painted them very rarely. I guess they simply make up a great tip. Also some of the pictures turned out weird, it's like I have duck nails.

  1. Paint nail nude.
  2. Paint a flower in the edge of the nail.
  3. Paint anther flower under it.
  4. Outline in white.
  5. Paint a purple center on the pink flower and vice versa.
  6. Paint white circles in the centres, and add a flower.
  7. Add yellow to the centres.
  8. Top coat+enjoy.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 24-Desigual French

Some/Most of you probably don't know what Desigual is. Well, it's a Spanish brand that makes amazing clothes. So this design was inspired by a desigual shire (a picture of which I can't find in the moment).
  1. Paint nail gray.
  2. Paint a tree trunk in black.
  3. Paint branches.
  4. Paint dark pink flowers on the tip.
  5. Add petals on the flowers.
  6. Top coat+enjoy.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 23- Striped Rose French

I love anything striped, especially black and white. So I decided to use stripes on a french manicure. The stripes and the yellow were quite boring so I added pink and red roses. And BOOM, that's how this manicure was born.
  1. Paint nail white.
  2. Add yellow half-moons.
  3. Paint stripes on the tip.
  4. Paint pink roses.
  5. Paint red roses.
  6. Top coat+enjoy.

Monday, January 28, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 22-The butterfly French

So, today's mani is inspired by the wings of a butterfly. I simply adore the bright sparkly pink. Although I have no such color, nor the memory of mixing it.

  1. Paint nail nude
  2. Paint a black french tip.
  3. Paint white in a raindrop-like shape.
  4. Fill it in with pink.
  5. Add small white dots.
  6. Top coat+enjoy.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 21-Dotted Gradient

I recently I had a mild essence haul, and bought some awesome glitters. Essence is definitely my favorite nail polish brand. It's literally perfect. The brush is flat and wide, the texture is great, it dries fast, has great colors and it's so cheap. I just did this design to show off one of my newest nail polishes :)
  1. Paint nail with any kind of glitter nail polish.
  2. Paint a wavy black french tip.
  3. Dot on some big black spots.
  4. Dot some small dots between the bigger ones.
  5. Top coat+enjoy

Saturday, January 26, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 20- Crime Scene French

Today's nail art tutorial is inspired by the bright yellow tape used in most crime series. Being a huge fan of anything criminal (I mean show), I felt the need to do these. The tape is supposed to say "CRIME SCENE DON'T CROSS".

  1. Paint nail nude.
  2. Paint a crooked black french tip.
  3. Paint tape in white.
  4. Paint the white area yellow
  5. Paint outer lines.
  6. Paint as much of the sentence "CRIME SCENE DON'T CROSS" on the nail.
  7. Add blood splatter.

Friday, January 25, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 19- Stamped french

Today I have a stamped french manicure.You'll have to excuse my poor level of stamping. I stamp very rarely, only when I am too lazy to do nail art and don't feel like a one color manicure. I also know that there are a lot of people who can't do nail art. I don't want anyone to feel left out :D. You can use basically any stamping plate. Preferably it would have flowers butterflies stars etc.

  1. Paint nail black
  2. Paint a cloth pattern (do thin horizontal stripes, and cover them with some vertical ones)
  3. Stamp on some black flowers.
  4. Stamp some white flowers.
  5. Add a bit of glitter.(optional)
  6. Top coat+enjoy

Thursday, January 24, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 18- Another Flower French

I feel like I am repeating designs. For now I have done about 3 flower french tips. Well, they are all very different but It still feels like the same thing :). Anyway, I hope you don't mind the growing amount of flower frenches (nor my pointless rambling in the beginning of each post).

  1. Paint nail white.
  2. Paint a red french tip.
  3. Paint a star-like flower in black.
  4. Glue or top coat on a red rhinestone.
  5. Add some dots.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 17- Nail biter

As some of you know I did a screen muncher nail art design a while back. So, today's tutorial is strongly inspired by it. Simply the muncher I have here is only on the tip and looks very mean.

  1. Paint your nail beige.
  2. Paint a toothed white french tip.
  3. Paint a traditional french tip on top, with red. 
  4. Add eyes (not shown in a separate pic)
  5. Paint eyebrows and pupils.
  6. Top coat+enjoy.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 16- The Dead French

Well the dead french sounds quite morbid, but what else could I have named it? (corpse french?/Night of the dead french?)
Anyway it's another Halloween inspired french twist.

  1. Paint nail beige
  2. Sponge some gray on the tip of the nail.
  3. Sponge some black on the tip, without covering the gray.
  4. Sponge some purple (preferably metallic) on the tip.
  5. Paint the skulls in white.
  6. Add eyes and teeth.
  7. Top coat+enjoy

Baloon Girl Nails

I know I am supposed to have another tutorial as a part of the 30 day challenge, but Lisa's Nail Obsession is having a nail art contest. And I can never pass up a competition. So here is my design:

Monday, January 21, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 15-Corset French

Here's a shot tutorial explaining how to do a corset french manicure.
  1. Paint nail green.
  2. Paint a french tip with a gap in the middle.
  3. Dot some holes for the string.
  4. Paint the string.
  5. Top coat+enjoy.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 14-Flower Power

Happy Sunday evening to everyone. The weather has been terrible the whole day. Luckily I got some sunnier moments as well. sun/storm/sun/sun/rain/sun.  The darker pictures are done in my self made (terrible for that reason) light box.

  1. Paint nail red
  2. Attach a piece of lace.(if anyone wants I can make a tutorial explaining how to paint lace.)
  3. Paint big white flowers near the tip.
  4. Paint some slightly smaller flowers.
  5. Paint really small flowers scattered all around the nail.
  6. paint black centers. 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 13- Black and White

Today's design is one of my favorites. I adore everything black and white. Its simple and elegant and super easy to do. The second picture is yellow because, sorry about that. It's because of my poor light box.
  1. Paint nail white.
  2. Paint the bottom half of the nail black.
  3. Paint white flowers to the black part.
  4. Do small white dots next to the flowers.
  5. Paint black flowers on the top part.
  6. Do black dots near the flowers and in the centres of the white ones.
  7. Do white centres to the black flowers.
  8. top coat+enjoy

Friday, January 18, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 12- Cookie Monster Half Moon

I have always wanted to do a half moon manicure (yes, it is technically a type of french tip). And I have wanted to do a cookie monster design ever since I got the perfect blue for it (I used "Blue My Mind" by H&M). So I simply combined the two, into a very awesome design. Also I got Sammy from The Nailasaurus to replicate my design. You can see it here. BIG THANKS TO THE NAILASAURUS. I also really love how she used flocking powder on the blue. so without further adieu I give you the tutorial.

  1. Paint nails blue.
  2. Paint a half moon with dark brown.
  3. Fill in the half moon with beige, so you can only see a thin line of brown
  4. Use a dotting tool to add chocolate chips.
  5. top coat+enjoy

Thursday, January 17, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 11-Halloween Nail Art

I do believe that I overstretched the meaning of french manicure :D
Well there is a black tip. Anyway I love this design. The ghosts look adorable. If you want you can add red glitter near the cuticle area. I did but the photo came out terrible.

  1. Make a yellow and orange gradient.
  2. Paint the ground and a tree in black
  3. Add a fence and some graves
  4. Paint ghosts.
  5. Paint screaming faces on the ghosts.
  6. Top coat+enjoy

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 10- The Tetris French

Today I have a Tetris themed design. I have always wanted to do this design, but for me it was surprisingly complicated to get all the pieces the same size. After some failed testing this method seems to work the best for me.

  1. Paint nail black
  2. Paint a white tip (which is not shown in the tutorial for some reason. sorry)
  3. Use a thin striper to draw squared on the white tip.
  4. Paint some Tetris pieces (parts, or whatever they are called)
  5. Add some more.
  6. Paint the empty squares black.
  7. Top coat+enjoy

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 9- the Nyan Cat French

As some of you probably know I am a huge fan of nyan cat. I don't know why, but is's something about the combination of rainbows, pop tarts and cats.

  1. Paint the nail dark blue. (I used 433 by Flormar. I will never get enough of dark metallic blue.)
  2. Paint a white french tip.
  3. Paint a thin red line on the tip
  4. paint a orange line next to the red
  5. repeat step 4 with yellow, green and blue
  6. add stars.
  7. top coat+enjoy

Monday, January 14, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 8- The Glitter Gradient

Well actually I don't think this design is listed under gradient. It's sort of gradient ombre glitter thingy. Someone PLEASE explain the difference between gradient and ombre.
Anyway, this is a super easy design but I love it. When I am in a hurry but want paint my nails I always choose this design. It also works for a design with an accent nail (I mean as with the accent nail, not as the accent nail).

  1. Paint nail black.
  2. Do a glitter gradient tip (I do believe this is not very well explained. So here is the looong version. You need loose glitter, a medium sized nail art brush and top coat. Dip the brush into the top coat, make sure the top coat isn't dripping from the brush, get enough to cover the brush thickly. Dip the top coated brush into the loose glitter. You should have a brush full of something that looks like a very thick   glitter polish. Place the brush at the end of the nail to make the tip, with brush strokes from the tip to the cuticle.)
  3. top coat+enjoy.
Oh, whoa, that's a lot of text.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 7- The crackle tip

Today I have a really easy design for you. It's supposed to look like a crackle gradient tip.

  1. Paint nail black.
  2. Use crackle nail polish to do the tip.
  3. Use yellow nail polish to unite some of the crackled pieces.
  4. Top coat+enjoy.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 6- The Candy French

The weather has been terrible this whole week, and I have been able to get very few photos (I use natural light to take pictures). Though the quality of some has been amazing. Well anyway I am just going to hope for better weather for the rest of my twists.

  1. Paint the nail blush.
  2. Paint chocolate frosting with brown.
  3. Use a dotting tool to do the sprinkles. (actually the big one is supposed to be a cherry.)
  4. Color the Sprinkles and cherry.
  5. Top coat+enjoy.

30 Days of French Twist, day 5- The patched french

Argh!! How in the world did I manage to forget to upload a 5-th day design? I promise I won't forget again. And I will upload another design today.

  1. Paint nail nude
  2. Paint quite random white shapes to resemble a broken french tip
  3. Use a dotting tool to make small black dots on the edges.
  4. Paint laces with silver.
  5. top coat+enjoy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 4- The Ribbon Twist

Today's design was inspired by a ribbon. There is a sparkly pink edge and it's supposed to look like the ribbon is attached to it.

  1. Paint nail beige
  2. Paint a glittery crooked french tip.
  3. Paint the ribbon.
  4. Paint outlines.
  5. Shade and highlight.
  6. top coat+enjoy.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 3- the polka dot bow twist

Its the third day of my french twist challenge. At this point I can't wait to create new tutorials. But we'll see If I get sick of it :).
  1. Paint nail beige (or nude or whatever).
  2. Paint a diagonal across the nail (use a striper brush) and fill it in. (I didn't use a striper and as you can see the line isn't perfectly straight).
  3. Use a dotting tool to make polka dots on your nails.
  4. Paint a ribbon and a bow in black.
  5. Draw a outline and creases with silver.
  6. Glue on a rhinestone.
  7. top coat+enjoy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 2- The Flame Twist

So today I have a fire inspired tutorial.

  1. Paint your nail black.
  2. Paint flame shapes in white.
  3. Paint the center part yellow.
  4. Paint the center of the yellow orange.
  5. Aaaaand as you probably guessed, now paint the center of the orange red.
  6. Top coat+enjoy.

Monday, January 7, 2013

30 Days of French Twist, day 1- The Joker Twist

I have seen many bloggers doing the 30 day challenge. All of you probably know how it goes, but I am going to explain it anyway. So, the point of the 30 day challenge is to do one nail art design every day, often there is a specific list of designs you have to do like: day 5. - blue nails. Usually the list is displayed on the blog. I have twisted the challenge and decided not to show the list nor make one.  So you just have to check back every day for new designs :). As you can see from the title the theme of this challenge is the french twist. Also instead of posting pictures of the design I am going to post a tutorial.

So without further adieu I give you my first tutorial.
Since I have noticed that you can't really see the text if I add it to the picture, so I am just simply going to write the steps.

  1. Paint the nail red
  2. Paint half of the nail black
  3. Use black to outline the ruff (or whatever the thing is called).
  4. Paint the ruff white.
  5. Enjoy
If you use this tutorial please add a link to a picture of the result to comments. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Kawaii Nails

Happy New year!!
As you can see from my blog I have made no New Year's, Christmas nor winter inspired nail art . I am never on topic with my ideas for new designs. I spent most of summer painting Halloween designs, but when it was Halloween I completely ran out of ideas. So don't be surprised when I will post Christmas nail art in the middle of may.

Anyway I decided to do kawaii nails. Kawaii is the Japanese word for cute. On my thumb I painted a cute cupcake with a eye patch, on my pinkie I painted  a hamster, on my ring finger I painted a cute little panda with a bow tie, on my middle finger there is a adorable sheep and on my pointer I painted Nyan cat. I have a unexplained love for Nyan cat. Just look at him/her/it/whatever, the giant black button eyes and small paws AND he/she/it/whatever is also stuck in a pop tart and has a rainbow trail where ever he/she/it/whatever goes. How can you not love Nyan cat.