Jun 30, 2012

Ombre/Gradient Skittles Nails

A new day, a new post! :D

This is a manicure I had about a month ago, before my exams started. I used the Ombre (also known as gradient) technique - there are many tutorials on YouTube (for example: http://youtu.be/P2eXBjZ52lM ) so I won't get into details on how to make them - and I used many colors so I would make some sort of a rainbow with my nails... :)
I really like how it turned out and it put me in a cheerful mood, even though I had to study for my finals.

You will need a piece of sponge or a small make-up sponge, a piece of plastic on which you will mix the colors and a clean brush for the nail edges - where the sponge won't reach. You'll probably have to change the sponge after applying each color so I suggest you have more small pieces with many corners ( my sponge was star shaped).

I used Maybeline products, "Colorama" to be more exact, and I mixed them with French White:
- for the blue nails I used Party Blue
- for the pink ones I had Bubblicious and Urban Coral
- for the green nails I combined Green Park and Urban Turquoise
- the orange nails were painted with Urban Lemon, Urban Coral and Urban Orange
- and for the purple ones I used Dark Plum.

The top coat was another product from Maybeline - Express Manicure.

Even though it seems a bit complicated, I assure you that it isn't, once you get used to using the sponge as a Nail Art instrument and, as long as you don't mind having to clean your fingers around the nails, afterwards... :P

Bye bye! ^_^

Jun 28, 2012

Happy Flowery Nails

Okay, so, for my first post I chose the manicure I am currently wearing, inspired by the fact that I finished my exams and I am finally in vacation... ^_^ Freedom!!!

I was really happy so I chose two colors and a flowery pattern ( easily made with a small stick or one of those special manicure things with round edges). I don't like my nails to be all alike so I draw freely instead of using stamps or stickers.

The Nail Polish I used was "Mini Colorama" from Maybeline - Party Blue and a combination between Dark Plum and French White ( I did not have light purple).

For the purple flowers I used the same brand - Dark plum, for the pink flowers I combined French White with Ultra Violet, for the white ones I used French White. For the dark blue ones I used Azure from Rimmel. :)

Top coat: Express Manicure from Maybeline.

The flowers are quite easy to make - just make four small dots like a clover and one more in the center. You can make more petals if you want, but I thought they looked cuter like this... ^_^ 

Also, I enjoy having a contrast between my nails so you will rarely see the same pattern on both my hands. It's a little random thing that defines my personality, I guess...

Anyway, I hope you like it and I'm sorry for the bad quality of the pictures, but until I get someone with a good camera to take pictures of my nails, my phone will have to do the job... *blushes*

I have a stack of photos  with other manicures  so there's more to come... 

Bye bye! ^_^

Jun 27, 2012

How it all began...

Hello! ^_^
I am Sophie, I'm a 21-year-old student at Law School and I'd like to introduce you to one of the things I like most: Nail Art. :D

It started out as a hobby when I was still in High School, but, as the years went by, I learned how to make more complicated models and it became a little more than a hobby.
Through this blog, I would like to share my manicures with you, and everyone is more than welcome to comment and try the models on their own nails. Show me pictures, I'd love that!
I will post tutorials if I am asked to and I will answer all your questions... :)

Also, I am at the beginning with this so I'm not sure what you would like to know more about: techniques, products, nail polishes, nail care products or techniques etc. , so I will have posts about everything until I manage to set a pattern.

Oh, and another thing, I am not a native English speaker so please excuse my mistakes! ^_^

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