Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

I've been waiting all year to do this combination!  
I love it!

I hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween!



Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink for October


OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You

I so wish I owned this beautiful sparkly pink!  I had this manicure done at a local nail salon and I just love this polish - mostly for the name.  My grandmother grows beautiful dahlias every fall.  I actually have made Vera Bradley Hello, Dahlia my signature print because of the name as well :)  Does anyone have a bottle of Be A Dahlia Won't You that they would want to swap for something?  I just love this color!  I also love that it is pink in support of breast cancer awareness for October.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Candy


It's almost Halloween and I have been sporting my favorite candy corn nails!
Check out the tutorial here.  For this design, I used OPI Need Sunglasses?, OPI Flit A Bit, and China Glaze Snow.




What is your favorite Halloween nail design?


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Truly Tempting


I can not get enough of OPI's newest Designer Series sparkle: Temptation.  Temptation is a rich purple with purple and royal blue glitter.  I used two coats.  Because it is a glittery polish, it dried very fast.  The sparkle is really amazing and the color is extremely unique and eye-catching.

I am always excited to try out new polishes, but this one is a truly special polish.  I have been wearing it since Friday and I still can't stop admiring it.  Check it out from a variety of angles below.  I just can't get enough!  The most impressive thing?  All of these shots are without flash - it is that sparkly!








It is amazing, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Fall favorites

Pumpkin patches, birthdays, and my current polish obsession: metallics!



Happy belated birthday, Mom!

I'm loving metallics right now.  This is Color Club Foil Me Once, and I am obsessed with it.



Friday, October 7, 2011

Candy Corn Nails


Last year, I created this fun candy corn manicure, and one year later it is still one of my absolute favorite nail designs.  Halloween is quickly approaching, so now is the perfect time to try out this easy and festive fall manicure.

Step One
PAINT NAILS YELLOW


I used two coats of OPI Need Sunglasses? because I love how bright it is, but pretty much any yellow should work.  Make sure this is dry before moving to step 2.

Step Two
PAINT ORANGE STRIPES


I freehanded the stripes, but you could use french nail guides to make them neater (but definitely make sure the base coat is dry if you do that).  I made the stripes curved, because I thought that looked more candy corn-like.  To do this, I painted from the left of the nail to the middle using the flatter side of the brush, then I painted from the right side over, connecting the two arcs.  Then I filled everything in up to the tips of my nails.  For this, I used OPI Flit A Bit.  Let that dry before moving to step 3.

Step Three
PAINT WHITE TIPS


Complete the candy corns by adding white tips.  This can also be done with french nail guides, as long as the polish below is totally dry.  I freehanded this using the Kiss Nail Art Striper in white.  This has a really thin, tiny brush, which is perfect for finer detail work.

Step Four
TOP COAT TIME!


To finish my mani, I applied two coats of Seche Vite.  This helped to smooth out the layered feeling, plus it gives tons of shine.
Now go show off your fabulous Halloween nails :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pink for October

To show my support in the fight against breast cancer, I am wearing shades of pink polish throughout October.  Today I have OPI Dim Sum Plum, a beautiful purplely-pink creme.

OPI Dim Sum Plum



 






 
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