Sunday, January 29, 2012

Matryoshka: Nailed It!

My friends keep telling me that I need to take it to the next level. So I'm going to slowly start "upping the anti" in my nail posts. This week I did tiny little matryoshka dolls on my nails. I've actually been wanting to do these for a while, but I first envisioned nails that were just inspired by the dolls. You know- maybe some simple roses or the colors in a simple pattern or something. But I figured, why not try to hand-draw them on each nail. After all, I am an artist, with a BFA in Painting.

Here's how I did them:
1. Paint entire nail red (I used Essie Clam Bake)
2. Paint top half of nails yellow (I used Sally Hansen Xtreme)
3. Using white polish, paint a thick white strip in the middle of the nail, making sure to leave a space at the bottom near the nail bed.
4. Use light or hot pink and a dotting tool (I use an old pen) to make pink flowers and pink cheeks
5. With a dotting tool, make green leaves and accents near the flowers
6. Use a black nail art pen to draw eyes, head, hair, scarf and arms.

I'm happy with the results, although I wish they were a little more "neat".


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Nailed It: Purple + Black Geometric

BM 208
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Hard as Nails- Black Out
Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Lilac

Monday, January 16, 2012

Worn: That about Hems it Up.

Hemmed this old thing a few months ago. I really need to thrift more and do more projects like this. I could have a new wardrobe for about 3 per week!

Purple Cheetah: Nailed It!

I haven't done cheetah nails in a while and haven't posted them since the Pink Panther nails a while ago.

It seems like cheetah nails are a little too popular these days. (Probably because they are easy and really do look great.) But I wanted something simple with impact and I really do love them. So this week I've done gold with purple. Gold Orly. Purple Kiss Beautiful Nails. Black pen.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Black + White: Nailed It!

These are pretty simple. I don't use tape or anything... just my steady hand and some black and white Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear.

Here's what I'm wearing them with... feeling very high school grunge wearing a denim oxford and my old oxblood Doc Martens.

I'm also listening to Nirvana. What?

Black + White | Everybody, Everywear