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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Black Scroll French


It's like a ghost town on this blog (cue crickets).  Oh well.  Here is my newest manicure.  I did it last week and got a lot of compliments.  I just used Black Polish for the french, Zoya Snowsicle for the rest of the nail and black and white acrylic paint.  Let me know if you like it.  The youtube video is HERE.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Purple Water Color Pencil & One Stroke Flowers


I was feeling experimental this week.  It's still a challenge with my wonky eye, but I'm trying to make the best of it.  So, if my detail is off, I have a good excuse!  If you want to view the tutorial, click HERE.

I used water color pencils (violet, white, & green) for the french manicure part and the flower stem.  I used a silver polish liner and acrylic (white & purple) paint for the flower.  Have you ever used water colors?  Let me know what you think.  I had a horrible time trying to do my right hand.  I finally realized that the brush I used to do my left hand wasn't sturdy enough for the right hand.  I need that rigidness to provide some control.  However, I believe in full disclosure, so I posted a picture.  I'm sure you all feel my pain in trying to paint your right hand nails.  It really is a matter of practice, practice, practice!!  I was seriously tempted to make my husband come into the room and learn one stroke so he could do it. Unfortunately, he was not interested in being my secret weapon....sigh.

The right hand....

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Holographic Flowers


I wanted to do something with my Halo polishes.  These are China Glaze ones. I just love how they look in the sunlight.

I used OPI Ink for the background (deep purple).  And I used China Glaze IDK, DV8, QT, L8R G8R, and BFF for the flowers and dotting.

As always, let me know what you think.  Click HERE for the youtube tutorial.

 This was the original test nail.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

One stroke flowers


Here is my first attempt at one-stroke flowers.  I did one practice nail before I attempted it on my nails.  It's okay.  I have my eye condition back and had to get an injection this week, so my vision isn't the greatest.  The right hand was also hard cause I didn't practice at all with that hand.  I also did a tutorial on my YouTube channel (click on word youtube to view). 

 Right Hand

Test Nail