Monday, September 30, 2013

Mani-Monday: Fall Sparkle

This nail design may be one of my favorites because it is so simple and quick to create, yet is it so classy and it’s something different than just a simple plain mani. My Mint Sparkle nail look was so popular that I thought I would recreate it with a different color combination. You can create this design with so many different colors. To get this look:
You will need:
Base coat
Dark green nail polish
Sparkly green nail polish
Top coat
Makeup Sponge (optional)
Step 1: First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your dark green polish. I used ‘Dark Room’ by Sephora by OPI. Let it dry for a few minutes.
Step 2: Next, using your sparkly green nail polish (you can use a gold or silver too), I used ‘Leaf Him at the Altar’ by Sephora by OPI, apply some on a small piece of makeup sponge and start lightly patting it along the cuticle only going halfway on the nail. Then pat on some more only at the base to intensify the color. Try to create a fading effect.
**If you do not have a makeup sponge, you can simply just use the brush of the polish. Using your sparkly green polish, start lightly applying the polish in upward strokes at the cuticle and stopping about half way. Try to create a fading effect. Apply the sparkly green polish over again but this time just at the base of the cuticle.**
Step 3: Lastly, apply a top coat and you’re done! It is classy and perfect for fall. Also it is so simple and quick!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mani-Monday: Abstract Autumn

Since yesterday was the first day of fall, I thought I would create something fall spirited. I came up with something different though and something more abstract. This nail look is abstract paired with simplicity. For the nail polish colors, I was inspired by the changing colors of the leaves in the autumn time. To get this look:
You will need:
Base coat
Nude nail polish
Red nail polish
Brown nail polish
Orange nail polish
Yellow nail polish
Dark green nail polish
Dotting tool or toothpick
Step 1: First, apply your base coat. Then apply two coats of your red polish, I used ‘Chine Rouge’ by China Glaze, on your pinky, pointer, and thumb. And then apply two coats of your nude polish, I used ‘Sandstorm’ by Maybelline, on you ring and middle finger. Wait a few minutes for your nail polish to dry.
Step 2: Next, on your ring finger and middle finger, you are going to use your brown polish, I used ‘milk chocolate chunk’ by Sephora, to create random strokes with the brush on the nail. You are going to continue doing the same method for each color. Using your orange polish, I used ‘Caliente Coral’ by Sephora by OPI; create more strokes, overlapping on some of the brown. Next, using your yellow polish, I used ‘yellow umbrella’ by Sephora, paint on more strokes on the nail. Then using your dark green polish, I used ‘Dark Room’ by Sephora by OPI, create more random strokes. Lastly, using your red polish, I used ‘China Rouge’ by China Glaze, paint on the last few random strokes on the nail. The colors should be overlapping and you can change up the order of which color you want to paint on first, second, third, etc.
Step 3: Then, on your pinky, pointer, and thumb, you are going to use your dotting tool or toothpick and dip it in the dark green polish to create the first dot near your cuticle. Then dip the dotting tool in the orange polish and create the next dot right above the dark green dot. Lastly, dip your dotting tool in the yellow polish and create the last dot above the orange dot. 
Step 4: Finally, apply your top coat and you are done! I love the abstract look of these nails. Have fun with them and play around with different colors.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mani-Monday: Ombre Leopard

Sorry I have been MIA, I have a lot of things going on. However, this week’s nail look might be my favorite and I love the color combination. It is simple yet still something different. I think I will always love nude and neon together. The coral nail polish is such a gorgeous color. The picture does not do justice to how beautiful the color is. To get this look: