Category Archives: Nail Art

Nail Art: Neon Rainbow Dotticure

Neon Rainbow Nails Nail ArtIf you saw my Instagram photo yesterday, you saw the Neon Rainbow Dotticure I did recently.

The weather has been gloomy, so I wanted to deck my nails out with neons. And since I haven’t done some fun nail art in a while, I decided to bust out my handy dotting tool as well.

(Is it just me, or is creating dots as addictive as popping bubble wrap?)

I’m still wearing this manicure today, and I love it so much. It has just the cheerful personality I wanted. (And, really, how could bringing a rainbow everywhere you go not cheer you up, right?)

I urge you to try this look out. It’s extremely quick and easy to do, plus it’s perfect for when you can’t decide on wearing a single colour. (Sometimes being indecisive is a good thing. Haha!)

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Nail Art: Hallowe’en Nails

Halloween Nails Nail ArtYesterday, I was a little tease and only gave you 3 clues on Swatch And Learn plus a small social-media reveal of the Hallowe’en nail art on my thumb.

Well, now I’m going to show you the full manicure of the Hallowe’en Nails I’ve been wearing for a few days!

To create this simple look, I used all 4 shades in the OPI Rock Goddess Mini Lacquer Set (the 4th shade was used on my thumb).

Then, I brought out a bunch of my beloved Bundle Monster Image Plates from different collections.

The images stamped in black were done with my almost-finished bottle of Konad Special Nail Polish in Black, and for Mr. Skelly Ton, I asked China Glaze Snow for some help!

Although I like all the designs, my favourite definitely is the skeleton because he looks like he’s throwing his hands in the air, and waving ’em all around like he just doesn’t care! 😉

Hehe, and when I show you that nail in closer detail, you’ll see how it appears that he’s throwing confetti in the air for a cray-cray dance party! (Yeah, that’s how excited I am about him. I never say cray-cray!)

I can also imagine him dancing to some awesome hip hop – haha, nothing like the music played by this skeleton I showed you a while ago on Instagram!

Also, as you can see, I trimmed my nails quite short, but look how much of the skeleton shows up! And see how even the fine details show up? I’m very impressed with the Bundle Monster image plate allowing me to pick up the image well with my Konad stamper!

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Little Teaser: Guess What Hallowe’en Nail Art I Did Using the OPI Rock Goddess Set

Hey everyone!

Things have been extremely busy, so while I don’t have a regular blog post today, I’d like to give you a little teaser. 😉

Guess what Hallowe’en nail art I did. (Hopefully I’ll be able to show you tomorrow!)

Here Are 3 Hints

1. I used the polishes in the OPI Rock Goddess Mini Lacquer Set sent to me by PR.

(Check out the official press release for it here.)

OPI Rock Goddess

2. I painted my nails with these base colours. This photo shows only 3 of the 4 colours I used. (The yellow, I used on my thumb!)

OPI Rock Goddess Mini Lacquer Set

3. Stay tuned to my Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook accounts today because I plan to share with you a quick peek at the nail art on my thumb.

Then, stay tuned hopefully tomorrow when I can show you the full manicure! 😉

P.S. Remember, my worldwide giveaway for the OPI Pure 18K White Gold & Silver Top Coat signed by Suzi of OPI is still open. Ends November 2 at 12:00 am Eastern!

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Nail Art: Hallowe’en Spooky Eyes Nails

Halloween Nails Nail ArtI wear glasses, so you can call me “Four Eyes”. But now I also wear Hallowe’en Spooky Eyes Nail Art with 6 extra pairs, so you can do the math before giving me a new nickname. 😉

“What big eyes you have!” “All the better to see you!” *Adjusts glasses* *Adjusts nails*

I was in the mood for an offbeat manicure, so I decided to go for googly eyes.

On my index and pinkie fingers, I used China Glaze Papaya Punch with one glitter coat of China Glaze Boo-Gie Down (from the Monsters Ball Collection). Then, for the other fingers, I used Nicole by OPI Fisher Queen (from the Carrie Underwood Collection). The eyes are made with China Glaze Snow and Deborah Lippmann Fade to Black.

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Bundle Monster Create Your Own Collection Review & Pictures

Bundle Monster Create Your Own Collection ReviewCalling all nail-art enthusiasts! You’re going to love the Bundle Monster Create Your Own Collection of nail-stamping image plates!

A while back, Bundle Monster held a contest, asking nailphiles to submit their design ideas for new nail plates.

For the new collection, they chose all fan-created images, which I think is pretty cool. (Companies that value the opinions of their customers and fans get a big thumbs up from me, and Bundle Monster always seems to take feedback well!)

In today’s post, I’ll show you all 26 plates in the Bundle Monster Create Your Own Collection, and I’ll share with you my thoughts on each.

Then, in future posts, I’ll show you some nail art I come up with using the images from these plates – stay tuned!

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Nail Art: Dotticure Using the 3 Nail Polishes in the OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection

Dotticure OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection Nails Nail ArtThere are 3 limited-edition shades from the OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection, and when I took one glance at them, I knew I’d have to wear them together in some playful nail art.

Since I was strapped for time, I decided to whip out my trusty double-ended dotting tool to create this quick and simple look.

Using a dotting tool is as fun as popping bubble wrap, and since I hadn’t created a dotticure in a long time, it was fine time!

In this post, I’ll show you more photos of my Dotticure Using the OPI Miss Universe 2013 Collection.

What kind of nail looks would you create using the 3 shades (OPI This Gown Needs a Crown, OPI I’m Feeling Sashy, and OPI Miss You-niverse)?

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Nail Art Tutorial: Prom Nails

Prom Nails Nail Art TutorialBack in high school, a large group of my friends and I rented a limo and went to the prom together.

It was a night that I still look back on and smile about because, as corny as it sounds, my experience was like that out of a teen movie. I was really living in the moment, enjoying every second of it!

I got my hair done, did my own makeup, and wore a blue/purple duochrome dress that had a corset top with a large layered, tulle, Cinderella-style bottom. Yes, I felt like a princess!

Interesting thing: Before I went shopping for my prom dress, I actually drew a colourful sketch of my dream prom gown. The very first place I went shopping at with my best friend, I struck gold. Literally, I found a dress that matched my drawing exactly, and it was hung on a hanger that was close to the ceiling of the store! (That never happens, so I knew it was destined to come home with me.) I half expected to see angels floating down and playing harps when I caught sight of it! My dad bought me the gown for my birthday (which was an atypical splurge), and I was ecstatic!

I danced spastic in my crazy high heels that night, slow-danced with the guys, took some photos, and felt so pampered in general. Up until that point, I had never been to such an elegant venue or treated to such attentive service from waiters! It really added to the magical experience, and being able to share it all with close friends made it even more amazing!

It was really amazing to see how great the guys looked! I couldn’t believe how they passed as gentlemen. A guy in a suit or tuxedo instantly makes you forget that just days ago, he was in the school hallway cracking jokes about flatulence! Haha!

Recently, Nicole by OPI teamed up with Prom Canada and invited me to participate in an exclusive nail challenge, which you’ll remember me blogging about yesterday.

(You can still VOTE FOR ME, by going to that Facebook link and clicking “Like” on my manicure photo! Please vote and help me to spread the word! Thank you so much!)

We were asked to choose 3 shades from a pre-selected list of Nicole by OPI nail polishes. I chose Nicole by OPI Dream Maker (shimmery pink), Nicole by OPI Please Red-cycle (creme red), and Nicole by OPI Candy is Dandy (textured pink glitter).

I came up with a look that features a prom couple and some hearts.

Come see my Prom Nail Art Tutorial with step-by-step written instructions and photos to show you how you can achieve the same look!

(If you try it out, please share your manicure with me. I’d love to see your creativity at work!)

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