Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Fall is for matte manis!

I was feeling something simple and a little on the darker side today. It's chilly and grey outside so I needed something that matched. Then I switched gears at the last minute because sparkles! 

Here's what I used: 

I started with Zoya Anchor to protect my natural nail. After that dried, I used two coats of Zoya Genevieve from the Entice collection. I put one coat of Fresh Paint Sugar Crush over that and topped with Seche Vite so my polish would dry quickly. Once it was dry (I waited a total of about 7 minutes), I put a coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy on top to mattefy it. I am really happy with the result: 

Matte ALL the nails! What do you think of this look? 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Breast cancer awareness nails

I realize that I haven't posted in a while. I got behind! I also decided that I would start including pictures of the polishes and/or stamping plates I used. So here we go! 

I'm participating in a Halloween challenge on Instagram called #bhbspooktober and today's prompt was black cats. I decided to incorporate my black cat into a BCA mani. I kinda love how it turned out. 😃

Here's what I used: 

I started by laying a base of Zoya Anchor down to protect my nail. Then I did two coats of Dermelect Opulence as the base color. Then using a makeup sponge, I did a white to pink gradient using Dermelect Opulence, Sinful Colors Social Ladder, and Broadway Nails Jenny's Pout. I did two rounds of sponging for the gradient. Immediately after finishing each hand, I topped my nails with INM Northern Lights top coat. Once my nails were dry, I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and my smallest dotting tool to create the ribbon on my middle finger. I finished the mani by stamping the cat from Cici&Sisi plate #10 with OPI 4 In The Morning. 

And here's the finished product! Sassy cat says, "SAVE THE TATAS!"

It's sort of a quirky manicure but I kinda dig it. What do you think of this look?