Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week 4: Rainbow Fish

Okay, so in honor of well, nothing, I did my nails as everyones favorite aquatic children's book outcast: Rainbow Fish!  Unfortunately until about 2 minutes ago I didn't remember what he looked like... To start I painted my three middle nails with Sinful Colors Professional in Let Me Go (how fitting considering that's likely what a real fish would say if I stuck it to my finger nails.) Then, because every fish needs water, I painted my thumb and pinkie nails in N.Y.C Skin Tight Denim Cream. And because lips are such a prominent fishy feature I used Rimmel London Lycra Wear in Black satin, and some of my new nail brushes to give my rainbow fish faces and fins.  Finally, since no one has ever seen a fish without scales I cut up some blue sequins and stuck them on top. The sequins were a little impractical and promply fell off as soon as I took my pictures. Oh Well, they looked great while they lasted!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Week 3: Treasure Chest

This is possibly my favorite manicure so far! It doesn't matter that it only lasted a total of two hours and twenty-eight minutes (I had no nail glue so everything was stuck on with clear polish,) it was so much fun, mostly because I got to pick all the jewels and chains off...

My manicure basically consisted of about 5 coats of Love and Beauty nail polish in Gold and then all the gems and shiny things my magpie eye could find.  I'm not really sure how to top this one, sequins... leather? Gah! What's next?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Week 2: Bright Tweed

Sadly, this week's manicure did not live up to my grand imaginings. I attempted a bright pink, orange, and mint tweed print; but due to lack of time only painted one thumb nail (while leaving the rest solid pink.) I used Revlon nail polish in twinkled pink as a base coat, and then painted stripes of N.Y.C. Long-Wearing Nail Enamel in Times Square Tangerine Creme, and Ulta Nail Lacquer in Double Mint. Luckily my inability to paint sufficient stripes led me to purchase a plethora of nail brushes, so hopefully, my nail designs will become more abstract. I plan to get a head-start tommorow and actually finish my manicure before the week's end. We'll see.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Week 1: Metalic Ombre

For my first manicure of the year I foolishly attempted a feather pattern, lickily I realized early on that the feathers just weren't working and decided on a grey/black ombre instead.

My Inspiration

Adding the Finishing Touches

For this manicure I used Rimmel London Lycra Wear 10 in Insolence as a base coat and then added layers of Wet n Wild Craze in Grey's Anatomy, Jackelin in Evening Peace, and Rimmel London Lycra Wear 10 in Black Satin. 

The Final Product