Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Series: Skeleton Nails

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Orly in Liquid Vinyl
StripeRite in White and Black
Seche Vite Top Coat

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Halloween Series: Easy Zombie Nails

I left these matte because I thought it looked more like skin, which was kinda cool. You can use any color for these, it would work especially well with a gross green color. 

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Zoya in Paz
StripeRite in Black
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Matte Topcoat 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Halloween Series: Vampire Fangs

A bloody twist on the classic French Manicure. This week is another classic Halloween character, Dracula...well with those lips, probably one of his brides.

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
China Glaze in Inner Beauty
Zoya in Raven
Forever 21 in Queen of Hearts
Zoya in Sasha
StripeRite in Black and White
Seche Vite Top Coat

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rise of the Guardians Series: Tooth Fairy

This design is based off a concept image from The Art of The Rise of the Guardians. Each character was based off of a different shape, but they are all very geometric, which I think so beautiful. If you are an artist, I highly recommend compiling a collection of "Art of" books as inspiration or for reference. I find it really helps me when I'm lacking in ideas.

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Seche Vite Top Coat

French Nails:
Forever 21 Love & Beauty in Purple Reign
Zoya in Ziv

Tooth (in order of use):
China Glaze in Inner Beauty
Zoya in Mira
Forever 21 Love & Beauty in Tomboy
Zoya in Mitzi
Forever 21 Love & Beauty in Green with Envy
Zoya in Darcy
OPI in Chic from Ears to Tail
StripeRite in Black

Friday, October 11, 2013

Halloween Series: Sally Hansen Salon Effects Ghoulie Girl

Unfortunatly, I was sick this week and didn't have the time/will to do anything cool, so this week is a review of the Sally Hansen Salon Effects. I had wanted to get these last year, but just didn't get around to it, so I ordered them in September.

What I liked:

  • They have different shapes on each edge, one is more rounded and one is more square to fit the different nail beds.
  • The different designs are really cute
  • Easy to apply

What I didn't like:

  • The widths were just not the right sizes for my nails. The jump from the pointer/ring finger size and the pinky size is just too large.
  • When smoothing out my fingerprints are visible in some parts
  • They wrinkled very easily.
  • The edges started lifting almost as soon as I put them on.
  • They tore very easily. I tore one pulling it off the backing.

Overall I'm very unimpressed, especially at how expensive they are. I had really high hopes for these, as every other nail sticker I have used came out really nicely. If you are going to splurge on a product like this I'd recommend the OPI ones.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Rise of the Guardians Series: Sandman

I absolutely love this movie! My little cousin convinced me to watch it when he had his "back to school" sleepover. I was pretty skeptical, as I am of most Dreamworks films, but it really blew me away. I loved the style of the characters, they are just genius. I can't wait to read the series. I'm a sucker for any plot based on kids believing, but what makes this one of my favorites is the new take on established characters. It's a definite must see for all ages. 

The first of the Guardians series is based on Sandy, the sandman. He is my favorite character. He's very interesting especially because he doesn't talk. 

When I got the Zoya Pixie Dust in Solange, I knew it was perfect for this look because it looks exactly like his dream sand.

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
Zoya Pixie Dust in Solange
China Glaze in First Mate
StripeRite in Gold Shimmer

Seche Vite Top Coat (ring finger only)

Friday, October 4, 2013

Halloween Series: Easy Jack-O-Lantern

And so my favorite month begins! Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday! I love all the morbid decor and the monochromatic colors. Just everything about Halloween is fantastic! 

For this year's Halloween series I'm starting off with easy designs, and each look will be more and more involved. Please let me know if you have any requests. 

What I used:

Duri Rejuvacote
China Glaze in Riveting 
Barry M Nail Art Pen in Black 

Seche Vite Top Coat