Thursday, January 22, 2015

Haim Nails


Today I have a quick post to show you. Yesterday I quickly thought up an idea for a colorful mani using some Haim nail decals by Sara M Lyons for Emerging Thoughts. I did a somewhat tie dye effect by sponging on some pastel colors over white. I thought the hippie feel would go great with the Haim decals! Check out the pics below :) 

This might not be the neatest sponging job, but I do still like how it came out overall. I really need to get on the liquid palisade bandwagon... I hear that stuff saves lives when it comes to nail art! Haha ;) 

So what do you think about this look? Do you like any songs from the Haim sisters? See ya next time! 

- Tiff 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sara M Lyons Tv Party Nail prints

Hello, everyone!

I managed to squeeze in one more manicure before my long work week takes off. Given that I love Sara M Lyons nail art decals, and needed something that would last on my nails for a bit, I thought going with her full coverage nail prints would work the best. I know you guys just saw some of her decals in my post from Monday, but there's something about her quirky designs that just make me happy to look at my nails constantly, and show them off to ;) So, I have some "TV Party" nails to show you. Check out the pics below.

As recommended, I painted my nails with a coat of white polish before hand, so that the decals could pop more once applied. You put these on just as you would apply any water slide decals. The only difference is that they are full coverage, like nail wraps.Once you've applied the nail prints, just seal with your favorite top coat, and you're good to go! I absolutely love how these came out!

Take a look at Sara's fun and quirky nail art goodies here, if you're wanting to try out her nail decals your self. I'll see you guys next week after I make it through this week at work. When I get a chance, I'll be thinking about what I'm going to show you next! See ya :)

- Tiff C

Monday, January 12, 2015

Totally 90's nail decals manicure

Hello, everyone!

Today I have this super fun manicure to show you. I loved the Spice Girls growing up (what 90s kid didn't?), and freaked when I saw these nail art decals from Emerging Thoughts and Sara M Lyons (Remember my Britney and Justin post?) I imagined the look in my head for a bit, and felt it would be cute to add the MTV and Yin Yang decals together for this look. Check out the pics below! 

The polish you see underneath the decals is Sinful Colors "Skylark". I feel like it looks much lighter in the bottle than it does on the nail, but that's ok. Decals work best over white nail polish, as suggested, but any light pastel shade will do. The stripes were done with some Sally Hansen striper polishes from their I Heart Nail Art line. I'm trying to get more comfortable with striper brushes, so I think basic stripes are a good place to start. I've been an artist my whole life (acrylic paint and drawing), but there's something about illustrating on nails that I'm still trying to work on...I'll get there! ;)

So, fellow 90s kids... what do you think? I always love how people pay tribute to what I feel was one of the best decades ever, and these "Totally 90s" decals definitely do that. I try to remember those good old days as much as possible, and I got so many compliments on this look. I hope you like it too!I'll have a new post up soon, once I get through this very busy work week I have ahead of me. Wish me luck!

- Tiff

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nail art stripes mani

Hi, everyone!

This is my first post of 2015!

I was inspired by another nail blogger I follow on Instagram (Lovelymugglenails) to recreate a stripes mani in a different color combination. Check out the pics below... I really like how it turned out :) 

The beautiful grey polish is "Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage" from China Glaze's The Giver collection, and the stripes were free-handed by using all five of the colors included in The New Black's "Digital Underground" set (I was lucky enough to find this set on clearance for only $7 at TJ Maxx!). 

So, what do you think? I actually made a New Years resolution this time, and I decided that I will work more on my free-handed nail art skills. It's going to be a challenge, but I'm looking forward to it! I'll see you later with a new look :) Happy New Year! 

- Tiff