Nail Art

Sparkly Sunset Mani

This photo doesn’t do justice to how amazingly sparkly this mani is in the sunlight. I did a sponge ombre using Zoya  and Zoya Mimi. Love i!

Sparkly Sunset Mani

I picked up both polishes from the clearance aisle in Ulta for $5 each. No idea why they’re one clearance – they are amazing!

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Eurovision Armenia Nails

A couple of weeks ago I went to Europe. The main goal was to meet up with my friends Lucie and Alex in Malmo, Sweden for EUROVISION! If you don’t know what this is..think of a super campy American Idol where each country sends one participant. Back in the day ABBA and Celine Dion have competed in Eurovision.

I’m half Armenian so I had to support my boys, The Dorians. Here are my Armenian Flag nails. I did these in my hotel room with limited supplies, so they aren’t quite as good as my normal manis but I still love them.

Eurovision Armenia Nails

Here is me and my nails cheering on The Dorians at the Eurovision finals. So glad they actually got to the finals. I thought they were pretty good but not the right kind of music to win Eurovision.

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pretty sure I was the only Armenia fan in all of Malmo.

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Pink & Green Ruffle Mani

f you have a dotting tool and a lot of time on your hands you might want to give this Ruffle mani a try. I’ve seen similar things before, but I loved Chalkboard Nails version so I was inspired to actually do it.

It’s an easy, but time consuming manicure. The nature of the design is very forgiving to mistakes and even my right hand turned out well.

Pink & Green Ruffle Mani

You definitely want to choose a large dotter. I went with my second largest, and I regret not using the big one. About halfway through doing this I was wishing my nails were shorter!

You should also be aware of the colors you are using. My mystery Essie pink is a bit sheer and didn’t turn out so well when I used it over Sew Psyched.

pinks

  • Essie Jamaica Me Crazy
  • Essie color unknown (bright pink jelly, maybe Pansy?)
  • Essie Forget Me Nots
  • OPI Pink Friday

greens

  • OPI Stranger Tides
  • Essie Sew Psyched
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Holo Laser Nails

When I was in London, I picked up a 3rd BarryM polish just because it was buy 2 get 3.  The freebie was this Black Multi Color..which is really a black with holographic glitter in it. The polish really reminds me of a starry sky. It is lovely. You need 2 coats to get the full depth of glitter and a nice glossy topcoat.

Holo Laser Nails

Was that enough for me? Obviously not!

I grabbed some of the Born Pretty nail art tapes and chose 3 of the holographic colors. I wanted freakin’ laser beams on my nails.  No sharks, though.

I really love how this turned out.  LASERS!

It was hard to get a good photo of the holographicness of the glitter in the black polish. I know it looks silver, but I promise it’s not! The top photo comes the closest.

Even my mom, who hates black nail polish, though this mani was cool.

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Stamping fun

Now that my nails are short again I can finally do some stamping and try out those BarryM foils I bought in London.

The stamp is from one of the big Cheeky plates. It doesn’t quite cover my whole nail so I did the blue swoop. I am very happy with how the BarryM  Foil worked with the stamps! All of my gold polishes aren’t nearly opaque enough, but this turns out beautifully! Which, of course, is what I expected to see after all of Nailasaurus’s stamping manis.

On a side note, dark colors are a pain to do cuticle clean up on.

Stamping fun

Base: Catrice Pimp My Shrimp
Stamp: BarryM Foils Gold
Blue: China Glaze Check Mate