Monday, November 26, 2012

Technique Tuesday:Fuzzy Nails(Flocking Powder)

I've seen these fuzzy nails all over the internet recently and to do them you need something called flocking powder. I have no idea what their actual use is or how much they are but I do know you can get them at craft stores. Apparently they come in a bunch of colors. My advice: don't bother. Save your money and just use cotton balls. I'd be willing to bet as nail art enthusiasts that you already have some laying around. I used barely even half of one for a whole hand today (I can't show you the pic just yet since it's going to be part of this year's 25 days of xmas nails). It was slightly more messy as you get some polish on your fingers but no big deal.
All you do is pick the color you want your mani to be, do the one coat, then when it's dry do a second coat on one nail at a time and while it's still wet, place little bits of ripped up cotton ball on your nail. Pressing down causes the cotton ball to attach to your nail and change to the color of the polish. I still had little bits that were white so I just took the brush and dabbed color on that spot and then pressed it down so it's more attached to the nail. This way you get the look of this fuzzy nail trend but way cheaper since you don't have to buy anything extra. Win! Also it was super easy to take off since the color is already on the cotton ball parts. Double win!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is Thanksgiving in the US so I did a little something on my nails :). One hand is a turkey & an attempt at feathers to represent the native americans and the other hand is a turkey and a pilgrim's hat for the pilgrims. Hope everyone is having a nice day!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Swatch it Saturday: Sally Hansen Peachy Keen

Now that I'm not doing any special nail art for a bit it's back to doing Swatch it Saturdays. Today's polish is Sally Hansen's Peachy Keen. It's a sheer skin toned polish perfect for french manicures. The pic looks different than how it did in person because of the flash but you get the idea. I did 2 coats for the pic though 1 would work better for a french mani or 3 if you wanna go for the mannequin hand look. I've used this polish a few times since I got it and it's definitely worth it(though I did get it on sale when my rite-aid was remodeling).

Thursday, November 1, 2012

13 Days of Halloween Nails: Day 13

Yesterday was Halloween and I was pretty busy with parades, making glowing eyes for our driveway, and handing out candy so I couldn't post. But for the 13th day of Halloween nails I did glowing eyes just like the ones I hid :). Hope everyone had a nice Halloween and got a bunch of candy sans razor blades. I never understood that expression cause I've never found any razor blades in my candy but oh well lol.