Sunday, 30 June 2013
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013
Thursday, 27 June 2013
Here is a link to the Masala Grille, an Indian & Thai restaurant here in Thunder Bay. I personally recommend the Mattar Paneer! It's my favourite!
Here is a link for shopping online for Bindi if you are interested: http://indybindi.com/
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
Tuesday, 25 June 2013
What I am trying to say is that I mean, I am not the best artist that's for sure, but I like the challenge of seeing if I can paint the look I want rather than using a sticker. Not everyone is capable of doing this and stickers are a great way for someone to get a nail art look that they themselves are unable to create. Although I could take a shot at creating flowers that look like this, I do not have nail polish anywhere near this colour or that has the iridescent effect these have.
I basically stuck these on the nails with clear polish. The little baggie these came in had the petal and centre cut-outs in it, so I used those to create a different flower on the pinkies and to make a sort of falling petal look on the middle fingers using them. I got these at the dollar store and have a huge amount left over, so I may end up doing something else with them, not sure what yet, though.
Monday, 24 June 2013
Sunday, 23 June 2013
Saturday, 22 June 2013
I got these little bow decals from a silver pack of an Essence's Nail Art Decoration Kit. They are so cute.
Friday, 21 June 2013
I really like the little frog. It is so much easier to do this with the proper tools than just using toothpicks, so if you love to do nail art as much as I do, I highly recommend getting a set of nail art brushes.
The water was done with Avon's Blue Water Lilies and the ripples with their Vintage Blue. The ducks were done with Sally Hansen's Mellow Yellow and Avon's Art Orange for the beaks. French White Tip and Licorice both by Avon were used for all the eyes.
The bulrushes were painted using Avon's Bare Necessity, Vintage Boutique, Green Goddess and Garden Green. The dragonflies were created with Avon's Jade and Inspire for the wings. The lily pads were done with Garden Green and the lotus using French White Tip and Inspire. The turtle's head and legs were done with Nail Treat's Emerald Green, the shell with Absinthe and Inspire both from Avon. The frog was made with Emerald Green and Absinthe.
Wednesday, 19 June 2013
I used flocking powder to do the flowers and leaves. On the small pinkie nails they are entirely done in flocking powder, but the blue background colour was too similar to the teal colour of the leaves, so the rest of them just have blue polish for the background rather than the flocking powder.
I painted the background afterwards with Avon's Lagoon and dipped just the little nails into the flocking powder that was a little lighter in blue (not pictured) doing each side of the nail separately to be as careful as possible. When I saw it blended in too much with the colour of the leaves, I just painted the background of the rest of the nails with the Lagoon colour. Painting the background after doing the flocking powder is a bad idea. I did this because I had wanted to do the entire nail in flocking powder and that would have been the correct way to do that. However, just using plain polish for the background should be done first before doing any flocking because there is powder residue all over the unpainted nail and it messes up painting them somewhat.Oh well, live and learn. I think they turned okay despite that.
Monday, 17 June 2013
I belong to the Nail Polish Lovers community on Google+ and this week's challenge was to use crackle polish. I tried to do something a little different with it. This has a bit of an 80's look to me, because of the colours I think.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
Another use for your nail polish is to paint your bobby pins in different colours. I went through my summer wardrobe and tried to find perfect matches of nail polish colours with my tops and then painted a pair of bobby pins in each of those colours.
Friday, 14 June 2013
Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Monday, 10 June 2013
Saturday, 8 June 2013
Thursday, 6 June 2013
Tuesday, 4 June 2013
I bought a couple of the new Cosmic Nail Enamels from Avon that are holographic. I have wanted holographic polish so badly. I was going to buy the entire line, but thought I'd better just get a couple to see how they are in person, as it can be tricky buying from the catalogue. The three I bought were Eclipse, Celestial and Radient. The glitter/shimmer in the polish is what is holographic from what I can tell, not the polish itself. I might get a couple more colours to try, but I am a little disappointed they weren't knock out holographic.