Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Nail Art: Golden Girls (Glen Hanson Inspired)

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Title: Golden Girls (Thank You For Being A Friend)
Medium: Nail Lacquer, Waterbased-Acrylic Paint

Featured Nail Colors Used: Duri Cosmetics - "Red Door" (6220),"Queen Mango-Steen" (622), "Jamberry" (621), "Peach Buzz" (624), and "Dragon Fruit" (623)

For More Information On The Colorway Shown (below) Visit: Duri
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Ruby Wing: Dolled-Up (RW191069)

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Title: Hot Diggity Dogs
Medium: Acrylic, Gel, Nail Lacquer

Ruby Wing: Dolled-Up (RW191069) / (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: Ruby Wing
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China Glaze: You Present Required (81395)

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Title: Fruit To My Loops
Medium: Acrylic, Gel, Nail Lacquer

China Glaze: You Present Required  (81395) / (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: China Glaze
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Sally Hansen (Complete Salon Manicure): Glity Party - 130

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Title: McFreshCreates Inspires NailGurl
Medium: Acrylic, Nail Lacquer

Sally Hansen (Complete Salon Manicure): Glity Party - 130
For More Information On The Color Shown Above Visit: Sally Hansen
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Only Fingers + Toes: Rhythm

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Title: Taco..Taco..Goo
Medium: Acrylic, Nail Lacquer

Only Fingers + Toes: Rhythm - (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown  Visit: Only Fingers + Toes
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Emma Jean Cosmetics: It's A Fairy Tale

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Title: Bye Girl...BYE
Medium: Nail Lacquer, Water-Based Acrylic

Emma Jean Cosmetics: It's A Fairy Tale (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: Emma Jean Cosmetics
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Ruby Wing: Centerfold - (RW191067)

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Title: Melted Ice Creamed Delight
Medium: Acrylic, Gel, Nail Lacquer

Ruby Wing: Centerfold (RW191067) - (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: Ruby Wing
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Duri: Apple Temptation - 631

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Title: 80's Baby Crown
Medium: Nail Lacquer, Water-Based Acrylic Paint

Duri: Apple Temptation - 631 (Featured Nail Color Used)
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: Duri Cosmetics
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Patricia Yankee Nail Lacquer: Grounded

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Title: Coco Syrup Drip
Medium: Acrylic, Gel, Nail Lacquer

Patricia Yankee Nail Lacquer: Grounded
For More Information On The Colorway Shown Visit: Ricky's NYC
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Nail Art Tutorial | Nothing But Love

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When it comes to “LOVE” the first thing that comes to mind is hearts, butterflies, and all of that mushy stuff. When I think of “LOVE” I see vivid colors, abstract lines, BOLD shapes, and I am so being serious! I see words in COLOR…if that makes any sense. Anyways, I thought about some of the requests you guys leave me via email about incorporating some mild 3D elements into some tutorials…SO HERE YOU HAVE IT!

Nail Colors Used: @ofatworld “Spanky” (pink); “Sunshine” (yellow);  “Encore” (dark orange);  “Rhythm” (Blue); “Reef”(Lt Orange)

Additional Colors / Materials:Yellow & Baby Pink“water based acrylic paint; white &  black nail art lacquer; dark orange colored acrylic powder; cosmetic sponge; and dotting tool.

Steps:
1.) Paint the entire nail using “Reef”, a two coat application is all that is needed. Let fully dry.

2.)  This step requires a combo application. Take one full brush stroke and work “Rhythm” to the selected area of the nail plate. Neatness is NOT required for this step. We are working towards an abstract effect. Now taking your cosmetic sponge, apply drops of “Rhythm”, and gently apply and work your shade onto the nail plate, and let FULLY DRY!

3.)  Using “Spanky” apply this shade using random strokes across the stress area of the nail plate. Neat application is NOT required. Let your brush go wild! LET FULLY DRY BEFORE GOING TO THE NEXT STEP!

4.) Using your black nail art striper create an outline of graffiti font on to the nail plate. (See example above). Fill the outline in with yellow acrylic paint. Let dry.

5.) Clean up the yellow acrylic paint fill, by using “Sunshine”. Also be sure to go back over the contrasting outline with the black nail art striper.

6.) Using your pink acrylic paint and dotting tool work the paint around your “LOVE” text giving the appearance of a pink cloud.  Be sure to add a few random dots outside of your cloud effect.

7.) Add tiny beads of colored (dark orange preferably /or if available) acrylic at the base of each letter. Your objective is to create a dripping effect. So lightly apply each bead. If acrylic bead runs, let it. LET FULLY DRY.

8.) Add some inner shadowing, by using OFAT’s “Encore” shade by painting each bead of acrylic working upward into the font text.  Then go back over your inner shadowing with a thin coat of “Sunshine” to give your text a slight ombre blend. LET FULLY DRY / GIVE THIS STAGE SOME EXTENDED DRYING TIME


9) Add your favorite topcoat or UV TOPCOAT (cure) and your look is complete!

For more information on the colorways shown, please visit: Only Fingers And Toes
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