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[Nail blog] – Reversed French

September 08, 2011

So since my nails grew longer, I’ve been doing more to them. They are kind of unhealthily yellowish, but I am not too keen on regrowing them again. So I have decided to cover them up with nail polish, so I will never see the yellowing. (YAY!) So I got bored of the Totoro theme and took it off, then couldn’t think of what to do next. Originally I was going to do some sort of elaborate nail art again, but it was late, and I didn’t want to fuss over it. plus! I wanted to do this reversed french thing for a while, so I thought I’d try it. It’s still kind of hot for this kind of colour, but then I wear mostly dark colour clothes anyways, so it doesn’t really matter. I matched the silver (Chinaglaze) with the black (Rimmel). I don’t remember their names, but it’s black and silver, use what you have, they can be done in different colour combos too! Anyways, I free handed this, so the lines are not all perfect and clean, the left hand is much better than the right. There are a few nails on my right hand that didn’t turn out so well because the curve at the bottom wasn’t done (I personally think it’s better when the top colour (black) is in more of a oval shape, rather than flat at the bottom). The reason I free handed this was because 1. it was late 2. I didn’t want to fuss with tape 3. it was pretty easy, in my head anyways.

ok, less typing more pictures. Here they are. These are both of my left hand, one with flash, the other without (so the silver is more noticeable and not reflecting the flash). Oh! and I also put a round crystal thing on my ring finger, just at the boarder of the two colours (again, more noticeable in the non-flash picture)



I really need to get some painter’s tape…

Alrighty then! Until next time live well and shop LOTS!

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Posted by on September 7, 2011 in All Things Prettified!, Nail-mania


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Snoopy Inspired

February 12, 2011

I am sooooo bad. I have the pictures for my third dine out all loaded up and ready to go, but I don’t really want to do a food blog (LOL). I should do it before I forgot what I ate though…But for now, here’s another nail blog. The Mario/mushroom one chipped the very next day, cause I had to do some major dish washing at work (we had an event where we provided food to people, being a small office, we have to handle the cleaning ourselves. I am not a dish washer! I promise! LOL). Anyways, the chipping was bugging me so I had to take it off. Then my mom suggested that I do a Snoopy theme nail. I tried it on paper, it did not work. So my nails were bare for a few days. Then I did some googleing, and found some inspiration. Came home and did this.

The left hand:

I hope people can tell that the yellow and black is Charlie Brown’s shirt. This was not a planned mani, I only had the snoopy on roof top image in my head. I painted the base colours for the shirt and roof top nail, then thought what shall I do with the other nails. Then I thought, snoopy is black and white, I’ll just do something in black and white. I was originally going to do black base with white polka dots, then my friend suggested that I did a reverse of the yellow shirt, so I did. After two of those, I got bored, and decided to do a reverse snoopy on the thumb instead.

The right hand:

I wanted to do something different, but still in the same theme. I stuck with snoopy on roof top, but instead of his signature laying on top of the roof, I went with looking down on the roof. The reverse snoopy was suppose to have a open mouth smile something like this –> ^+++^ but it failed, so I had to fill it back up with black and did the simple 🙂 smile.

This took me…2 hours. I was surprised that the right thumb turned out ok. I am not a lefty and definitely have shaky hands, but Snoopy is recognizable! (right?)

Anyways, until next time, live well and shop LOTS!

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Posted by on February 12, 2011 in All Things Prettified!, Nail-mania


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Disney Inspired

December 30, 2010

Yet another nail blog…I don’t know why I’ve been feeling the need to change my nails almost every week (in this case everyday). I wasn’t too happy with the Canucks nail thing I did, and thought about doing characters, and thought of Mickey Mouse, and who better to go with Mickey than Minnie herself! I don’t know why I thought of them, they aren’t my favourite cartoon characters. I think because they have more memorable points (being so old they kinda have to).  So in an effort to be different, I decided to share how I start the process of painting my nails.

This is what I normally would do before starting a complicated mani design. I learned to do this after having to take off and repaint base coats and wait for them to dry again and again if I ruin a nail, or didn’t like the design on it. And having to take off nail polish usually invovles ruining another nail(s), because I always accidentally touch the cotton pad to another nail(s). Before I start any crazy nail designs, I google images of the inspirations, and draw out what is in my head (with a pen). Then I do the actual design on paper. Of course this is a lot easier than drawing on my own hand.

Of course, even with all the planning, it doesn’t always turn out exactly the same. Mostly because it’s a lot harder to draw on nails than paper, but also because I like to make spontaneous changes. The top of Mickey’s head (on left ring finger) for example, I decided to put in the eyebrows and eyes last minute because my mom couldn’t make out what it was suppose to be. And the Minnie face on the middle finger of the right hand, originally I only planed to have the outline of the nose and eyes, but thought it looked odd, and added the white face. I was going to stop there, then thought it still looked weird, and added the black bits. I was pondering on whether I should put the bow up, but lazy-ness got me and I decided not to.

Right Hand:

The Minnie head on the thumb didn’t turn out that of the ear is kind of pointy instead of round…but I am not a lefty, so I don’t think I can do any better LOL.

Left Hand:

The left hand turned out better than I expected. I love love the Mickey head on the thumb! The only issue I have is probably the image on the middle finger, can people tell what that is? (Answer’s below)

This took me quite a long time, 2 and half hours. I think it’s one of the most complicated ones I have done so far. Hopefully, I will be able to start some other blogs that are non-nail related soon (haha). we’ll see how long this one can stay before I get bored of it. LOL

Until next time, live well and shop LOTS!.

Answer: It’s Pluto’s mouth, does it actually look like it?


Posted by on December 30, 2010 in All Things Prettified!, Nail-mania


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Burberry Inspired

December 02, 2010


Got bored with my plain nails…This unfortunatly took me an hour to do just one hand, and I am not looking forward to doing it on my right hand, it will take even longer…anyways thought I’d put pics up before I accidentally ruin it or somethings.

If anyone is wondering…yes I free handed this. I am sure u can all tell from how squiggly the lines are LOL

Polishes used:

Base- Rimmel in French rose

Black- Rimmel in Black satin

Red- Rimmel in Hot gossip

White- randome Daiso polish

Enjoy! Until next time, live well and shop LOTS!

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Posted by on December 2, 2010 in Nail-mania


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