Wednesday, October 1, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 31: Honor Nails You Love

Is it really the last day of the challenge? Has this flown by for anyone else while simultaneously seeming like it would never end? Is this too many questions to start a post with?

For today, I was inspired by a picture I've seen around Instagram for a Cirque Colors contest.

I really loved these nails and they're similar to the shape of mine, so I decided to recreate them using colors that were as close as I could get.

I started by painting my nails with Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme then taped off with striping tape and did the inside part in Sinful Colors - Happy Ending to create the black outline. I topped that off with Sally Hansen Lustre Shine - Plume to give it a more duochrome shiny look. I peeled off my tape and topped it off with topcoat.

I did these while watching Pawn Stars and I must've watched at least 3 episodes. By the time I finished it was after 3am, and I was pretty tired, so I decided to leave them as is.

I think these have an antique look to them, but that really might be the Pawn Stars talking. Maybe I should go call a buddy of mine to check them out. ;)

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 30: Inspired By A Tutorial

I can't believe we've reached the second to the last day of the challenge! Today's nails I did using a tutorial posted by Chelsea Queen here. I found it when I saw Chalkboard Nails' Day 14 Floral Print nails.

I used the same amount of polishes that Chelsea used in her video, just different brands. I started with a base of Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme and then for the flowers I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - Candy-licious and Sinful Colors - Snow Me White. I blended those to get a light pink to highlight with. For the leaves I used Sinful Colors - Happy Ending mixed with white and then on it's own to highlight.

I really love these. I think floral nails are amazing because they look like fabric prints and look so complicated but really aren't hard at all, especially when following this tutorial.

Monday, September 29, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 29: Inspired By The Supernatural

Guys, I've got a confession to make: I didn't paint these today. Nope. I actually painted these last year for Halloween 2013. I never posted them, they totally fit with today's theme and it's finally close enough to Halloween for me to post them, so here they are.

I got the idea for these because my cousin texted me a bunch of inspiration pics that she found. Little did she know that I'd end up not doing just one design, but every one! I added a few of my own too.

I won't list what polishes I used because I used way too many.

I told you that Jack Skellington would make an appearance sooner or later!

These are getting me into the Halloween mood even more. I don't have a cute pic to go along with these, so here's my newest freestyle that I just posted on my youtube. I used the beat to Eminem & Rihanna's "The Monster" so it goes along with these nails perfectly.

Been an admirer of Karloff & Lugosi
It isn't really that far off if you know me
And monsters make better company than the ones I meet
Approach these crowds a bit uncomfortably
You couldn't stop & refrain from mocking us as insane
When you're the one getting laughed at, at Mockingbird Lane
What's with the cocky wordplay?
I enrolled in Monster High, now I eat off the popular plate

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 28: Inspired By A Flag

I've probably mentioned before on here that I'm mixed Dutch-Indonesian and French. I've even written a rap dedicated to Indo food. But today I'm bringing you nails inspired by the country I was born in, the American flag.

The blue is Revlon - Royal layered over a base of Sinful Colors - Snow Me White, which I used for my white stripes along with Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book.

I wore these with a vintage looking red. white, and blue dress and did faux victory rolls, so I decided to throw in a nautical twist and did gold anchors using Kleancolor - Americano.

I love the classic look of cat eyes and red lipstick.

I also love the pinup style and I'm totally inspired by it. I think it tied in with the theme well.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

For today's nails, I knew what I was going to do the second that I saw a fan brush in a Fing'rs Heart 2 Art kit: Bob Ross inspired nails!

For those who don't know, Bob Ross' show "The Joy Of Painting" airs on PBS, and I've been watching it with some of my relatives for years. He always paints pine trees with a fan brush, so I decided that after years of watching, I'd try it out myself.

I think I pulled it off! Nails are quite a bit smaller than a canvas, so I couldn't do an entire scene. I started off with two coats of Kleancolor - Pastel Blue, then I sponged on Sinful Colors - Snow Me White to create some happy little clouds. I used a striper brush with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Espresso to create the tree trunks and then using the fan brush I applied Love & Beauty - Teal to create the trees. I used a Snowman Polish in green and Sinful Colors - Happy Ending to highlight the trees.

Here are my nails with a picture of Bob Ross painting his famous happy little trees. I love how he makes art easy to do for anyone.

I have to say doing these were pretty relaxing, and I'm happy with how they turned out. So if you're feeling a little stressed, don't worry, the challenge is almost over, and take this advice:

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Friday, September 26, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 26: Inspired By A Pattern

Today I've got more fashion inspired nails for you. These are inspired by the plaid pattern on a pair of leggings that I have.

I used Wet N' Wild Mega Last - I Red A Good Book and a Kiss Nail Art Striper in Black.

Here's a picture of the nails with the leggings.

I've been wanting to try plaid nails for awhile now. They're simple to do but the overall look is awesome.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#31DC2014 - Day 25: Inspired By Fashion

It's been awhile since I've done any fashion and OOTD posts here, especially with the 31 Day Challenge, it's been all nail art. Today I've got the best of both worlds: nail art inspired by an OOTD!

These nails are inspired by an outfit, especially the pants I wore.

I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Cinna-Snap, Sinful Colors - Nirvana, Hot Topic - Matte Black, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Espresso and Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme for some of the detail on my flowers. This was my first time trying out the dry brush technique on the flower nails and I think it makes a pretty cool base.

Here's a close-up of the pants.

And here's the OOTD.

Those pants that I adore I got as a gift. The top is from Target and the shoes are from Fashion Q.

I did rockabilly kitten ears in my hair for the first time, I think they look a bit like faux victory rolls.

I love this OOTD and I love the nails just as much. They're perfect for Fall and I can definitely see myself using mixing and matching the pieces and polishes to create new looks.

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